Sun, Mar 17|
Online via Zoom
Strategies for Revising Your First Pages
Once your first draft is written, how and where do you start the revision process? How do you teach your readers to embrace your world and characters? This course meets on two successive Saturdays.
Time & Location
Mar 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Online via Zoom
About the event
“I hate first drafts, and it never gets easier. People always wonder what kind of superhero power they’d like to have. I want the ability for someone to just open up my brain and take out the entire first draft and lay it down in front of me so I can just focus on the second, third, and fourth drafts.” – Judy Blume
Once your first draft is written, how and where do you start the revision process? How do you
teach your readers to embrace your world and characters? This workshop, which is limited to 12 students, will tackle the project of revising your first pages in order to introduce and establish your story.
In this class, 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 your manuscript’s first 10 pages of fiction (prose only) to the instructor. Be prepared to share and discuss your work in class.
While this course is suitable for all levels, it may be most effective for intermediate writers.
Feedback from the instructor is dependent upon the submission of 10 pages of fiction (prose) before the first meeting on March 17. Instructions for submitting your pages are in your confirmation email.
Registration is online through Eventbrite.
Early Bird pricing through March 11.