March 23rd - 27th
Revision is not only part of the writing process, but the bulk of it, a way to discover what your story is really about, your intentions for your work, and how to achieve them. It’s rarely seamless, linear, or even simplistic, but it doesn’t have to be difficult! In this class, you will identify how you use common elements of storytelling craft, including structure, character, point of view, perspective, dialogue, voice and style, and in doing so, develop new possibilities and conscious decisions for improving and revising your piece. Through daily worksheets and exercises, you’ll create, apply, and plan revision strategies for your work in progress, editing and re-envisioning your writing. You’ll leave with a firm revision plan and a toolbox of steps and strategies to polish, elevate, and complete your work—and which you can then use for future writing projects.