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Novel Revision: Get Organized! - Remote!

Saturday, August 28th, from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST)
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
16 seats max
Only 1 spot left!

Do you struggle to keep your entire story in mind as you tackle revising a manuscript? Do you feel overwhelmed with all the layers of revision, and how much there is to track, as you look at a 300 page (or more) draft? Let this class open your mind to the wonders that a spreadsheet (or any type of grid) can do for you. In this class, which will focus on the big picture and not sentence-level revision, we will go over a methodical, structured approach to dissecting your novel, finding the plot holes, identifying pacing issues, and strengthening character and narrative arcs.

We will use Excel, but have no fear, there shall be no math, and there WILL be color coding for a visual way of representing story elements. Students will walk away with a template to fill in for their own manuscripts, and a step-by-step approach to tackling a full revision. 

This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Anjali Mitter Duva
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Previous Students Say

  • "Lots of Practical Tips"
  • "Very Well-Organized"
  • "Inundated with Great Info"


  • Class Discussion
  • In-Class Reading
  • Lecture
  • Workshop
  • Instructor Feedback
  • In-Class Writing


  • The Novel
  • Professional Development & Skills

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