Only TWO WEEKS AWAY! Don’t Miss How to Be Your Own Fiction Editor at Running Wild

Need Help Editing?

Lisa Diane Kastner will instruct Be Your Own Best Fiction Editor at Running Wild Writers, LLC on Thursdays starting September 30 and running through December 2. Each class will be held beginning at 7:00 PM. Running Wild is located at 525 S. 4th. St., Philadelphia, PA, Running Wild is snuggled between the infamous South Street with shops like Zipperhead and the elite Society Hill.

Be Your Own Best Fiction Editor with Lisa Diane Kastner Lisa Kastner will pull from her own writing experience as well as proven prescriptions of industry greats such as Noah Lukeman, Sol Stein, Tim Esaias, and Nancy Zafris to assist writers in editing their works. Each week, Lisa will guide the class in an element of the revision process. Attendees will bring draft manuscripts for hands on work. Through dialogue and exercises, attendees will strengthen key elements of craft that well-known agents and editors look for when reviewing submissions.

Prerequisite: A completed draft manuscript.

Note: This course will require significant work. If you are serious about revising your manuscript then I highly encourage you to sign up. This is an instance of “you get out of it as much as you put into it”.

This ten week workshop will cost $410.00. Registration is available at

View Running Wild’s full calendar at Previously announced workshops include Travel Writing with Rich Rubin on Tuesdays, beginning September 14.

About Lisa Diane Kastner Lisa Diane Kastner, fiction writer, creative non-fiction explorer, and former journalist writes fiction from Philadelphia and draws inspiration from her experiences. Kastner promises that her flaming red head tendencies will neither detract nor overly add to the commentary. If anything, it will bring a bit of flavor, like cinnamon.

A former correspondent for the Philadelphia Theatre Review and Features Editor for the Picolata Review, Kastner currently writes freelance and by invitation in literature and the arts. Her literary interviews include Charles Baxter (Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature 1997) and Lee Martin (Pulitzer Prize Nominee 2006).

Her short stories have been appeared in magazines and journals. In 2007 Lisa was featured among up-and-coming Philadelphia writers in Fresh Lines @ Fresh Nine, a public reading hosted by Gross McCleaf Art Gallery.

She is an alumna of The Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Squaw Valley Writers Workshop, Kenyon Writers Workshop, University of Pennsylvania’s Conference for Writers, Chautauqua Institute, and the Rittenhouse Writers Group (RWG). She is the Founder of Running Wild Writers Community, LLC and the former President of Pennwriters, Inc. ( , a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to assisting the novice to the award winning and multipublished writers to learn and succeed in the craft. She is the founder of the Pennwriters King of Prussia and Philadelphia Critique Groups, and can be found throughout the region leading workshops on business communications, and occasionally performing on the local stage or such theater companies as CelebrationTheater.

Running Wild Writers Community Running Wild Writers Community is a not-for-profit created to assist up and coming writers to learn and excel in the craft of writing. Running Wild welcomes writers from all forms and all genres. Located at 525 S. 4th. St., Philadelphia, PA, Running Wild is snuggled between the infamous South Street with shops like legendary Zipperhead and the elite Society Hill. For more information go to or contact Lisa Diane Kastner at 610-235-9626 or via email at ###


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