Revision Retreat 2017 August 5-August 9, 2017
With Harold Underdown and Eileen Robinson
August 5 - 9, 2017
Intended for writers wanting to revise a draft of a manuscript and explore proven techniques for self-editing.
In this working retreat, Harold Underdown and editor Eileen Robinson will teach proven techniques for self-editing and revising and help writers try them out on their manuscripts. Mornings will be dedicated to revision techniques and afternoons to optional critique groups, individual meetings, and writing time.
- Try out a variety of techniques for self-editing, from big picture revision down to line-editing
- Explore ways to gain objectivity and more focused responses to manuscripts
- Learn about reader response theory and how to use it to gain insights into a manuscript
- Discover creative techniques, such as improvising new scenes
- Take part in model critique groups, if interested
- Contribute to group discussions and share favorite techniques
- Meet with an editor for individual consultations
Intended for writers wanting to revise a draft of a manuscript and explore proven techniques for self-editing. Participants will work on their rough or finished draft of a novel, picture book, or narrative nonfiction.
About the Leaders
Harold is an author and independent children’s book editor who works with authors and publishers. Harold enjoys teaching, and in that role wrote The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Children’s Book Publishing, now in its third edition. He is a contributing editor to Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market. He founded and runs The Purple Crayon, a respected Web site with […]Learn more about Harold Underdown
Eileen has helped many writers become first-time authors during her years at Scholastic. For almost ten years, she acquired, developed, and edited children’s books for both Scholastic, as executive editor, and Harcourt Publishers, as editorial manager. She has also worked on projects for National Geographic, Santillana USA, Marshall Cavendish, Weekly Reader, and others. Having helped […]Learn more about Eileen Robinson