This class is part of our “Summer Novel Series,” a variety of single-session classes on Thursday evenings designed to tackle one element of novel writing in each class. You can take one class, pick and choose, or take all of them! You can find all other classes in the series here.
We’re often advised to write a novel by “pushing through until a finished draft,” but what do you do once you get there? In this class we’ll talk about how to take a critical eye to our own work and make a first draft into a second draft, with the goal of making a second into a third, and eventually a final manuscript. We’ll look at strategies for making revision less daunting, discuss structural logistics, and consider the value of “killing our darlings”. Writers will come away with a concrete plan for revision, and practical tips for its implementation.