Full draft of your short story complete – ✓. Now what? Wondering how many revisions it will take before it’s ready to send out? Need to learn some revision techniques?
Your draft is in the mist of what’s next and this workshop series will focus on enhancing and elevating your current draft in order to submit for publication. In addition to the instructor providing constructive feedback, the students will also workshop each other’s stories. And when the draft is ready, time to discuss publication! Where, how, when do you submit? Learn some tips from getting your story on the page to getting your story out in the literary world.
Requirements: Come ready to work! Students need to have a complete first draft of their short story before the first class. Students will be expected to work on their stories in between classes and for some of the weeks, read another student(s) work.
Week 1: Overview of revision process; discussion on how to give and receive constructive feedback; reading an excerpt from your complete draft out loud.
Week 2: Turn in revision before class 2. During class 2, you will receive one-on-one feedback from myself and will workshop with others in the class.
Week 3: Bring a hard copy of revision 3 to class. Tackle outstanding questions, feedback during class. HEAVY REVISING IN CLASS.
Week 4: Bring a hard copy of revision 3 to class. Tackle outstanding questions, feedback during class. HEAVY REVISING IN CLASS.
Week 5: Turn in revision before class 5. During class 5, you will receive one-on-one feedback from myself and will workshop with others in the class. Will revise in class.
Week 6: Bring in final copies. Read out loud from work. Discuss publication and next steps. Let’s get your story out there!