Get ruthless with your own drafts and discover ways to elevate your writing to its greatest potential in this workshop devoted only to revision techniques.
What you can learn.
- Unearth the heart of character and conflict in your writing
- Find each scene's unique focus and purpose in your draft
- Undertake two vigorous revisions of an existing draft
- Apply narrative tools and techniques to your writing to elevate it to the next level
About this course: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, find focus in each scene, and harness the best story s/he can offer. In this workshop, participants 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.
Winter 2021 Schedule
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.
These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.