“Usually, I enjoy the revision process; there is a moment when the material takes a particular direction, and it’s a pleasure to see the shape of the story emerge. The downside is getting stuck, feeling unable to pull together the story, even if I’ve let it rest for a couple of weeks.

How did this particular class change my experience of the revision process? [it provided] a systematic approach to sorting out and organizing raw material, focusing on a limited number of goals that are manageable during the first rounds of revision.”

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