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Fiction Revision by the SLICE with M Shelly Conner

$65.00 · June 5

Using the SLICE method that I developed over years of teaching and writing, students will learn this revision-focused process and apply it to work samples that they bring to the session.

Start Date

June 5

Day(s) of the Week

Wednesday

Class Times

6:30pm – 8:30pm CT

Sessions

1

Location

Zoom (online)

Instructor

Price

$65

In stock

Description

Congratulations! You’ve completed a first draft of your story or novel. But it’s still a little rough around the edges, hollow in some mid-sections, and in need of something between a makeover and a surgical procedure. Let’s S.L.I.C.E into it and turn that duckling into a beautiful swan!

Using the SLICE method that I developed over years of teaching and writing, students will learn this revision-focused process and apply it to work samples that they bring to the session. The technique focuses on five central elements of craft that emerge once a first draft has been completed:

Structure: Every scene has a purpose. Strong scenes achieve their purpose, but great scenes serve multiple purposes.
Layering: The process of enriching exposition, characterization and scenes with more detail.
Interconnectedness: The more connections between the elements of story, the stronger the work.
Continuity: Are character actions intentionally aligned with their given traits?
Effectiveness: How effective are scenes,characters, setting and plot for their intended purpose?
Once students learn the SLICE Method of Revision, it can be used in various genres from sentence level to full draft revisions.

About M Shelly Conner

Chicago native M Shelly Conner spent her summers bouncing between her grandmother in Memphis and relatives in Los Angeles, reveling in the sprawl of the Great Migration. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. A multi-genre writer, she is the creator of the Quare Life web series and has published essays on dapperqueer aesthetics, black womanhood, self-sustainable living and their intersections in various publications including: the A.V. Club; the Grio; Playboy Magazine; and Crisis Magazine. An excerpt of everyman appears in the Obsidian Journal of Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora. Conner is assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas and lives with her wife and their dog Whiskey on their Arkansas homestead.