You’ve got that first draft done or almost done. Or maybe you’re on your 2nd, 3rd, or LAST revision and you’re working toward the finish line.
You’re ready for REVISION BOOTCAMP.
Get your marching orders.
Working with other recruits attack your revisions.
Or. . .
Maybe you’re looking for a REVISION RETREAT.
Sign up and escape.
Be inspired to increase your creativity and productivity.
Engage with other creative souls and watch your revision dreams soar.
Whichever you choose, be ready for daily support, accountability, check-ins, revision lessons, plenty of camaraderie, inspiration, and productivity. No more writer’s solitary confinement.
Set GOALS. For the month, the week, the day. And then. . .
REVISE. REVISE. REVISE.
Novel, short stories, query, synopsis. Your choice. Your goals.
And you can. . .
Sit down with a virtual latte. Share your gold star accomplishments, including daily goals achieved, contest entries, contest wins, agent submissions and signings, publications, etc. Join your classmates for a cup o joe and cheer each other’s big and small wins which can spur your own goals and ideas.
Order a virtual martini. Throw out your questions to your bar mates and brainstorm. Hop onto a stool, share a drink, and help out a writer in need. Creativity feeds creativity.
Having a bad day? Not meeting your goals? Your mother-in-law showed up and she’s eating into your revision time?
Sit down, relax, order a chardonnay and whine. Rants are welcome too. No judgment. Grab a glass of merlot and commiserate.
Do you have a description that you fear may be too flowery?
Have some dialogue you want to run by someone else’s ear?
Are you re-writing and re-writing and re-writing the same page? Maybe the first page? To help you move on, pop in, order a virtual sandwich, and post a piece of your work for a critique from me and your fellow classmates.
As a critique buddy, come on in and offer a fresh set of eyes. Just remember the Critiquing Golden Rule: critique how you’d like to be critiqued, fair and honest and kind.
Become inspired to focus on your writing and revision.
To commit. To prioritize. To accomplish more.
Thirty days filled with writing support, camaraderie, and learning, all to ensure your writing and revision goals become a reality.
Suzanne Purvis is a transplanted Canadian living in the Deep South, where she traded “eh” for “y’all.” An author of long, short, and flash fiction for both children and adults, she has won several awards including those sponsored by the University of Toronto, RWA, Bethlehem Writer’s Roundtable, and Women Who Write. You can find her work in print anthologies, magazines, ezines, and ebooks.
This is my first class with Suzanne but won't be my last. As someone tormented by the revision process, I knew I needed this class. January was the best month to kick off the new year with a fresh focus on editing. I loved the weekly goals and rewards that each writer defined for themselves plus the interaction with other writers facing the same daunting task - polishing for publication. What a great way to motivate yourself to stay on track. Thank you, Suzanne, for all your support and resources!
I loved this class and can't wait to take it again and work through another novel. Suzanne provides lots of tips and resources on different revision methods as well as providing accountability during the month long class. I chose the bootcamp option and was able to do several passes through my whole novel during the class and have a plan for the remaining work I want to do to polish my novel. If you feel stuck or want to be in the trenches with other writers in the same boat, take this class!
Suzanne is a fabulous teacher. She responds quickly, gives insightful feedback, explains the principles behind her suggestions, and provides links to excellent web resources. A genuinely warm and encouraging person, she taught techniques I will use my entire writing career. I waffled about signing up. I'm thrilled I did.
I love all of Suzanne’s classes. This is one I really treasure. We writers can only do so much self-editing. After self-editing my first draft, Suzanne helped me take my novel to the next level. We are so close to our work, we tend to overlook certain pitfalls, but Suzanne is like a genius mechanic. She teaches you how best to give your Manuscript a tuneup. 🙂 Great instructor, great student participation, great class! A MUST!
If you need some extra support, motivation, and editing wizardry to help get through your revisions, this class is for you! Suzanne provides in-depth editing suggestions for all work posted, as well as a supportive framework for getting the hard work done. Her hands-on, practical support and encouragement will get you powering through your pages, and her inspirational editing suggestions will help you to polish your words into gems. Suzanne is a phenomenal writer and an amazing teacher – don’t miss out on the opportunity to tap into her creative genius!
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