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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

The Novel Series: Facing Your Revision

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  • $130.00 Non-Member
  • $110.00 Member

Class Description

You’ve completed a first draft or the last of many drafts, but now you face the daunting task of where to begin with your revision. Often, this process feels like breaking down a brick wall with a toothpick or trying to lasso a dozen frenzied pigeons. This course will offer revision techniques for many different writing personalities, detail the major concerns you should be looking for, and help you simplify the process and feel more in control. By the end of the course, you will have created a revision plan to help you move forward in the next phase of yourwork. Students should bring their laptops or notebooks and a digital or printed copy of your novel-in-progress for reference. Much of the course will consist of individual work as led by specific exercises in organization and planning as well as sharing and finding solutions for individual trouble spots within the group. This course is part of a monthly series of 10 one-day classes for novelists at the beginning or more advanced stages of their manuscripts.

Part of The Novel Series, which includes:

Scholarships Format/Location

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

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. 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!

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!