INSTRUCTOR: HEATHER DEMETRIOSTIME: Starts Monday, September 9th and ends Friday , October 4th. Specific workshop times to be determined solely by participants’ specific schedules and availability.PRICE: Early-Bird until Wednesday, September 4th: $160 for members, $190 for non-members. After Wednesday, September 4th: $190 for members, $220 for non-members. Become a member here. Scholarships available here.LOCATION: ONLINE ONLY. Please note: Instructor will contact participants with online classroom invitation and entry instructions the day the workshop begins.LEVEL: All LevelsCAP: Limited to 12 Writers
This workshop will explore strategies for approaching revision for all genres in fiction, as well as give writers the opportunity to put them into practice. Participants will have the chance to revise the first chapter of their work-in-progress with the instructor as the workshop begins, and then receive feedback from the group on this revision before going once more into the breach. We'll also be digging into how to deal with our inner critics and some of the other psychological stumbling blocks that often come up for writers during revision. Through lively online discussion, challenging exercises, and invigorating reading assignments, we’ll begin to see why revision is what real writing is all about. Warning: you just might fall in love with it.
This course is suitable for all levels. However, it is an intensive and may be best suited for intermediate students who've been writing for a while. Participants will need to have at least the first chapter of their works-in-progress finished before the workshop begins. Bonus points for those who have a complete manuscript and are using this course to kick-start or boost their revision process. We'll be looking at revising scenes and chapters, as well as what revising an entire work might look like, though it will not be necessary for participants to have a finished book. This will be a warm, fun, engaging environment—as Michelangelo himself said, "I am still learning." We will all still be learning, so all are welcome!
Note about Writespace’s online workshops: Participants should plan to commit three hours per week to reading, posting, and responding to assignments in the online classroom and one to two hours per week to writing outside the classroom. Online workshops offer built-in flexibility and are ideal for writers with busy schedules, as the times participants visit the classroom are determined solely by their own availability, whether they are available at 3 PM or at 3 AM or at any other times on any other days of the week. Participants will be invited to enter the online classroom and will receive instructions the day the workshop begins.