Set Yourself Up for Revision Success, with Susanne Dunlap
You’ve finished the first draft of your manuscript, and now it’s time to revise. Your first instinct is to head to page one and slog through. But that’s often a mistake. When you tinker with the words on the page, it’s easy to focus on the sentence-level revisions and miss the bigger picture: the plot and character elements that might need more attention. Thankfully, there is a way to get your ducks in a row for that revision so you don’t spin your wheels just making the prose prettier (which you will get to, of course). It’s called the 3D Revision Method, and it uses powerful tools that help you step away from your manuscript and give it a good, honest look, revealing plot holes, info dumps, missing character arcs and more. The goal is to create a revision plan, which could save you several drafts. This workshop is a great way to prepare for your revision process.
Saturday, October 14th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($75)
Susanne Dunlap is the author of nine historical novels for adults and teens. Her young adult novel The Musician’s Daughter was a Junior Library Guild selection and a Bankstreet Children’s Book of the Year, and it was nominated for the Missouri Gateway Readers Prize and the Utah Book Award. Her latest novel, Listen to the Wind and The Spirit of Fire are the first volumes of a medieval trilogy for adults, The Orphans of Tolosa. Listen to the Wind is a semi-finalist for the Chaucer Awards for Pre-1750 Historical Fiction and a Distinguished Favorite in the NYC Big Book Awards. Susanne has a PhD in music history from Yale University.