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Revising Prose: Seeing Your Work Anew (online seminar)

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

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Kristie Smeltzer

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Saturday, 2/10/24 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

After our initial burst of inspiration culminates in a draft, we set about revising our work. Sometimes we fall so in love with our early iterations that we hesitate to change our work as much as is needed to move closer to our ultimate vision. Sometimes we’re willing to revise extensively but don’t know where to start. And some of us just don’t love revising.

If any of that sounds familiar, this revision seminar is for you. Participants will learn more about the different stages of revision and ways to get analytical about our work to be able to see the path forward more clearly. We’ll also discuss specific strategies to help with every revision stage, from the tearing-out-the-wiring early endeavors to the polish-it-to-a-high-shine final steps.

This seminar is a good fit for writers of fiction and creative nonfiction.

Kristie Smeltzer’s fiction has been published by Scribes*MICRO*Fiction, MonkeyBicycle, Atticus Review, pioneertown, and others. She is currently working on several novels. She earned her MFA in creative writing at the University of Central Florida. Kristie has taught at WriterHouse since 2016, and her students have gone on to publish their work in literary magazines, with small presses, and through large publishing houses. She also helps others tell their stories as a developmental editor and writing coach. WriterHouse members get a 5% discount on Kristie’s services. Learn more at www.kristiesmeltzer.com.

Register by mail: Send check and registration form to WriterHouse, PO Box 222, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Email programs@writerhouse.org to let us know your check is coming.

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February 10
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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Kristie Smeltzer