Eight Weeks, Four Drafts: Advanced Topics in Revision
Date: 9/20/17 – 11/15/17
Class Level: Advanced
• Regular: $312.00
• Member: $280.80
This is an intense revision course designed for writers who are ready to study advanced craft topics and implement the techniques into their own work. The course will spend two weeks each on Perspective, Time, Subtext, and Intimacy. Classes will alternate between study of each craft topic (craft essays, analysis of published texts, concrete writing exercises) and sharing revisions and receiving peer feedback. The teaching artist will also provide one manuscript review per writer.
This class is a great next step for writers who have taken "Eight Weeks, Eight Drafts" or "Six Weeks, Six Drafts: Demystifying Revision." However, it can certainly be taken independently. Writers should already have a strong grasp of fiction basics such as plot, setting, point of view, etc. and at least one piece of writing that is ready for revision. The course is designed for fiction but can also apply to creative nonfiction.