Deepen Your Work Through Revision with Lee Kofman
All writing is rewriting - we'll learn how to deepen and enrich your work while revising it.
In this workshop, aimed at both fiction and creative nonfiction writers, we’ll consider the proposition that writers don’t write – they re-write, and also that the writing process is akin to layering, and that the first draft is only the very start of creating a new work.
We’ll do a series of practical exercises to help deepen our work – to get closer to its heart, to what it actually wants to say. We’ll look at different styles of revision and try them out to see what suits each individual student. We’ll discuss creating our unique ‘checklists’ for revision and will learn some basic tricks for successful self-editing, including how to gain a fresh perspective on our material, to make our prose tight and sparkly.
- understand different styles of revision and how to identify your own
- learn strategies to mine for meaning in your work, revise line-by-line, and revise structural issues
This is an online workshop, with a focus on craft; it will be hosted via Zoom. It is a level 2 session and is suitable to attend for committed writers of all levels. A 7-day replay will be made available to participants.
Lee Kofman is the Israeli-Australian author and editor of eight books, including Imperfect (Affirm Press), which was shortlisted for Nib Literary Award 2019, and Split (Ventura Press), which was longlisted for ABIA 2020. Her latest book is The Writer Laid Bare (Ventura Press), a book about writing. She also mentors writers.
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