Revision Strategies for Prose Writers (with Kate Senecal) - ONLINE
To revise is to see in a new way. To see something differently, you have to ask it and yourself how it wants to be seen. This 8-week workshop is for writers who have finished a draft of a full length manuscript, short story, or essay and are looking for ways to see their projects in a new way and take them to the next level. This course frames revision as a process of inquiry, and promises to help make the revision experience tangible and specified to each project's individual needs. Each class meeting will offer a set of revision exercises geared toward a specific craft element. We'll discuss how to revise with an eye on character development, narrative voice and point of view, structure, conflict development, narrative tension, scene and summary balance, sentence structure, dialogue and more. The workshop is interactive, exercise-based, but writers will not get feedback on their work. There will be ample opportunity to problem solve as a group, discuss our experiences experimenting with revision exercises, and build community. Online, via Zoom Video Conference
KATE SENECAL is the Assistant Director of PVWW and former fiction editor of Storychord. She has received an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s 2019 Short Fiction Contest, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2016. Kate’s fiction has been published in The Laurel Review, The Foundling Review, and in Storychord.com. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and, in addition to PVWW, teaches at Grub Street in Boston and UMass Amherst.
WHEN: 8 Weeks: Thursdays, August 13 - October 1 ( 6 - 8pm)
WHERE: Online, via Zoom video conference
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