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Crafting Good Into Better & Better Into Best: A Spring Writing Retreat (in-person) — This class is full.

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

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Deborah Prum

Instructor: Deborah Prum
$110 Members | $120 Nonmembers
Saturday, 4/27/24 | 10:00 AM-3:00 PM (lunch provided by WriterHouse)
Class is capped at 5 students.

Receiving feedback on our writing helps us to re-think and revise. When we critique the work of others, we provide new insights for them to consider and at the same time, we gain perspective on how to make our own work better. This one-day retreat gives fiction and non-fiction writers the opportunity to receive in depth critiques of their work and to offer critiques on the work of other participants.

*Two weeks prior to the workshop, writers will email each other their manuscripts. Participants will read each other’s work and be prepared to discuss it during the retreat.
*During the retreat, we will consider the following topics when critiquing manuscripts: point of view, engaging beginnings, character, rhythm, pacing, word choice, setting, narrative tension, narrative arc, plot, structure, tone, style, coherence of the work, persuasiveness of argument.
*Fiction writers may submit short stories and/or an excerpt from a novel. Non-fiction writers submit essays, creative non-fiction, and/or an excerpt from a memoir. No horror, erotica, or gratuitous violence.
* Each participant may submit up to a total of 20 pages of their work. This can include up to two short stories, two essays, or excerpts from a memoir or novel.
* Limited to five participants. We recommend early sign up to ensure your enrollment.
*Retreat will be held at facilitator’s home in Charlottesville.

Deborah Prum has facilitated critique groups for many years. Her short stories have appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Across the Margin, The Virginia Writers Centennial Anthology, McQueen’s Quinterly and Streetlight Magazine. Her humorous essays have aired on NPR-member stations. Her non-fiction has appeared in The Washington Post, Southern Living, Ladies’ Home Journal and Huffington Post. Her articles on craft have been in Brevity, The Writer, The Writer’s Handbook and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Bulletin. For more info, check out: www.deborahprum.com

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