Archive for December 2011
Winter 2012: February 4 and March 3
HOW TO REVISE: Cast a cold eye…then what?
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Youâ€™ve written your whole novel (or memoir) in November.Â YouÂ know it has potential, but at present, itâ€™s a mess. Where and how to begin to shape thirty thousand words?Â Â Or perhaps youâ€™ve written up to a certain point in the book or the story, and you can go no further.Â Â Â Are you suffering fromÂ writerâ€™s block?Â No.Â YouÂ need to revise what you have.Â Revising shows the writer the path–the hitherto unseen, trail of breadcrumbs–in any work.Â Revision allows writersÂ to recognize andÂ excavate key elements that will move your narrative forward.Â Â Â Â This class offers writers tools to enhance their artistic vision, and strengthen their skills.Â We addressÂ the big canopy questions of narrative arc, character development, and the smaller, pesky questions.Â Learn to refine away what impedes your narrative.Â Â Leave with skills that will help you pull your workâ€”book, story, or essayâ€”into artistic, editorialÂ alignment.
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