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After the First Draft: Feedback and Revision

You’ve drafted your novel or other writing project and are ready to show it to trusted readers. Exciting, right? Well, yes and no. Gaining critiques and processing them in a helpful way can be challenging. We’ll discuss how to absorb critical feedback, what to look for in critiques, how to handle conflicting advice, how to stay true to your vision, and how to remain positive so you can revise and improve your project. Perfect for writers who’ve drafted a NaNoWriMo novel or anyone who could use some guidance as they undergo the critique process and aim to revise.

Instructor: Laura Maylene Walter’s debut novel, BODY OF STARS, is forthcoming from Dutton. Her writing has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Poets & Writers, The Sun, The Masters Review, Ninth Letter, and many other publications. She has been a Yaddo Fellow, a Tin House Scholar, and a writer-in-residence at the Chautauqua Institution and Art Omi: Writers. Laura works as a writer and editor for Cleveland Public Library, is editor-in-chief of Literary Cleveland's Gordon Square Review, and blogs for the Kenyon Review.

Details: After the First Draft: Feedback and Revision with Laura Maylene Walter is a one-session course which takes place Thursday December 10 from 7-8:30pm remotely through Zoom. Register and we will send along information about how to connect via Zoom.


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