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After You Finish a Novel Draft: What’s Next?
August 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members
Sunday 8/6/17 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Congratulations! You have written a full draft of your novel or are nearing completion. While one phase of work is done, another has just begun. This seminar will cover approaches to help you step back and get a clear sense of your novel as a whole. We’ll discuss several tools you can use when refining the structure of your narrative, and exercises to help you as you identify revision opportunities.
Kristie Smeltzer’s writing has appeared in So to Speak, The Florida Review, Eclectica Magazine, and the Apeiron Review. Her story, “Bridges,” was a runner-up Phoebe: A Journal of Literature and Art’s 2007 Fiction Contest. Her story, “The Fine Art of Goldfish,” received an honorable mention in the WriterHouse/C-ville Weekly 2015 Fiction Contest and appears in Apeiron Review’s Issue 10. Kristie is currently working on two novels. She earned her MFA at the University of Central Florida. She resides in Charlottesville, Virginia, and teaches at WriterHouse.