Every writer has a story, an essay, or a book chapter sitting in a drawer, in a box, or in a pile waiting for the finishing touches. If you’re like me, you thrive on the early writing steps of generating ideas and creating messy first drafts but don’t feel as thrilled or motivated when it comes to the three Rs: revisiting, revising, rewriting.
Let’s unearth these buried agates, apply polish, and make them shine!
In this 6-week workshop we will:
- Acquire a toolbox for rewriting/revising (e.g., learn where to begin; figure out what to add, omit, or change)
- Workshop our pieces (share feedback; decide what feedback to apply and what to discard)
- Discover what master writers say about revision
- Explore common writing errors and how to fix them
- Discuss ways to tame our inner critic
Note: this workshop is most appropriate for writers of prose. Poets, we’ll catch you next time!
This is a 6-week workshop that will meet on the following Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 PM:
- February 19th
- February 26th
- March 11th
- March 18th
- April 1st
- April 8th
Colleen Brennan is a freelance writer, editor, writing coach, and teacher with an MA in linguistics. Her stories appear in Writers in the Attic and A Year in Ink. A native Minnesotan, she has lived and worked in San Diego, Boulder, Paris, Bordeaux, and Boise. She is the recipient of a 2018 literary arts grant from the Alexa Rose Foundation.