ONLINE: Together, we will explore reliable self-editing techniques used to polish short forms of writing like personal essays, vignettes and narrative poems. These techniques may also be applied to longer works. Students will generate first drafts in class and subsequent drafts between classes. Bring early drafts of your work to review and mark up in class. You are encouraged, though not required, to periodically share a "before and after" excerpt to illustrate the result of using a specific technique. We'll begin with big picture items such as consistency, authority and credibility of voice, and narrow our scope each week. At the end of the course, you will have increased confidence in your creative intention and the quality of your writing. Along the way, you will develop a checklist to use as a self-editing process guide. This approach works for writers at all levels, including beginners. The instructor provides source materials. Required: a notebook and pen, an open mind and a kind heart. | Active Skill Learning.
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