The Art of Revision Class

Wandering in the Words Press will be teaching a revision workshop through The Porch Writers' Collective. See course description below:

  • Instructor: Jennifer Chesak
  • Length of workshop: 6 weeks
  • Dates: Thursdays, October 27 - December 8 (no class on November 24)
  • Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $217.50 non-members$195.75 members
  • Location: The Skillery in Germantown

So you wrote something…now what? Time for draft two, and three, and four… Revising and polishing your work takes determination. If you’ve got the grit to mine through a piece scene by scene, sentence by sentence, and even word by word, you’ll be happier with your story or manuscript—and so will the submissions editor or agent who receives it.

The art of revision goes beyond looking for typos and grammar fixes; revision involves unearthing plot lines, weeding out wordy sentence structure, and pruning up wayward prose. In this six-week workshop, you will learn how to tackle your own writing with fresh eyes and how to recognize your style tics.

Each attendee will have the opportunity to provide up to a 3,000-word writing sample (part of which will be given a full line edit, all of which will be critiqued developmentally). This sample will not be shared with the rest of the class; however, participants may wish to read from their samples as part of the discussions. You do not have to have a completed manuscript or piece to benefit from this course.

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