Revision Retreat 2016 | August 13 – August 17, 2016
Please note: This workshop is full. Send us an email to join our waiting list!
In this working retreat, Harold Underdown and editor Eileen Robinson will teach proven techniques for self-editing and revising and help writers try them out on their manuscripts. Mornings will be dedicated to revision techniques and afternoons to model critique groups, individual meetings, and writing time.
- Try out a variety of techniques for self-editing, from big picture revision down to line-editing
- Explore ways to gain objectivity and more focused responses to manuscripts
- Learn about reader response theory and how to use it to gain insights into a manuscript
- Work together in an optional model critique group, led by the faculty and formed at the retreat from students with similar interests to critique one another’s manuscripts
- Discover creative techniques, such as improvising new scenes or episodes as part of the revision process
- Take part in group discussions and share favorite techniques
- Meet with an editor for individual consultations
Intended for writers wanting to work with experienced editors and other writers to revise a draft of a manuscript while exploring and trying out proven techniques for self-editing. Participants will need to bring a rough or finished draft of a novel, picture book, or narrative nonfiction.
Faculty blog posts:
7 Quick Tips for Beginning Writers
How to Start Revising That First Draft
Faculty & Special Guests
"This retreat met my high expectations. I received honest, helpful feedback that will help me meet writing goals."—2014 attendee
"Thank you! I had an amazing wonderful experience!"—D. Florence