ClassRevising to Regain Momentum
Revision is the fun part, as any writer knows! But let’s not tinker with an article or a single word—let’s go into our writing and turn it inside out. Through the process of revision, we’ll discover new writing. Bring material you believe in, but for some reason has stalled, and learn strategies of revision that will hone what’s there while creating new writing. Doesn’t matter if it’s the first or fiftieth thing you’ve written—revision will show the way.
Over four weeks, we’ll go through strategies that can be immediately implemented—and stay with you after the four weeks are over. Writing exercises will both ask you to revise work already written and create new work to push your thinking. Through revision, we’ll generate new writing and come to understand that revision isn’t about “fixing” writing. Instead, when we go deeper into our writing, we discover material that’s been there all along, waiting to be revealed. Live online meetings will include a discussion of readings, a craft talk, in-class writing and sharing, as well as writing exercises to do over the course of the next week.
There is no class November 23.
Instructions for Accessing This Online Class
In order to access live class meetings, you must have the Zoom application downloaded to your computer. You will also need a WiFi/Internet connection throughout the duration of your scheduled meeting and a computer with audio and video capability. The information to join your Zoom classroom will be provided in your confirmation email upon registration. Please check spam folders if you do not see this email upon registration. For more information on how to use Zoom, please see our training manual here.
Some classes use a supplemental Google Classroom page. Should your teaching artist use Google Classroom, you will be invited to join the classroom via email at least 24 hours in advance of your class (check spam folders if you are not seeing this invitation). Please note that Google Classroom requires a Gmail address to access the Classroom. If you do not have a Gmail account, the email invitation will be sent to the email address we have on file and will prompt you to create a free account or enter an existing account to join the classroom. If we are unable to send an email invitation to your non-gmail account, you will be contacted by a staff member to provide a Gmail address. If you do not have a Gmail account, you can create a free account here. Should you have concerns about this, please contact a Loft staff member at email@example.com or 612-379-8999. For more information on how to use Google Classroom, please see our training manual here.