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Rachael Herron: How to Stop Fearing Revision

  • Willow Glen Community Center 2175 Lincoln Avenue San Jose, CA, 95125 United States (map)

COST: $10.00 members; $15.00 guests

Scared to revise? Not sure where to start? Revision can be the most pleasurable part of writing, but it's not for the faint of heart. Let Rachael Herron guide you through several different methods to approaching revision. We'll look at reverse outlining, as well as examining character arc on a deep level and revising to the perfect beginning, middle, and ending. Bring a pen and leave your fears behind as you learn how magical revision can be. 

RACHAEL HERRON is the bestselling author of the novels The Ones Who Matter Most (named a 2016 Editor’s Pick by Library Journal), Splinters of Light and Pack Up the Moon (all from Penguin), the Darling Bay and the Cypress Hollow series, and the memoir, A Life in Stitches (Chronicle). She received her MFA in writing from Mills College, Oakland and she teaches writing in the extension programs at both UC Berkeley and Stanford. She’s proud to be a New Zealander as well as a US citizen, though her Kiwi accent only comes out when she’s very tired. She’s honored to be a member of the NaNoWriMo Writers Board.