Approaching Revision as a Creative Endeavor
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About the event
Once your first draft is written, how and where do you start the revision process? Maybe you’re on draft three, but something isn’t working. How do you motivate yourself to continue? This workshop, which is limited to 12 students, will approach revision as both a practice and a creative endeavor.
Over the course of two meetings, you will practice different revision strategies, develop tactics to combat stumbling blocks of the editing process, and explore various craft elements to strengthen and tighten your work. Homework will include revising your pages based on specific exercises, reflecting on your revision process, and reading through instructor comments.
Before the first meeting, you will need to submit between 15 and 20 pages of fiction (prose only) to the instructor. Be prepared to share and discuss your work in class.
Required submission of 15–20 pages of fiction (prose) before the first meeting on October 17.