After all the work of getting through a first draft, little seems so barbarian as the slashing and burning of entire characters and scenes—but making such vulgar literary sacrifices can enable the writer to unearth the heart of conflict and character, to find focus in each scene, and to harness the best story s/he can offer. In this workshop, participants will undertake two rigorous revisions, sticking with a draft all the way through to its best potential. By considering various elements of storytelling and developing dexterity with an assortment of narrative tools and techniques, students should finish the class with a story that’s really on course to being done.
Course may be taken to satisfy core (Intermediate) units in the Fiction Certificate Program, or as an elective in either fiction/creative nonfiction certificate.
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