Revision That Makes the Difference with Marcia Bradley

    Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 12:00 PM until 3:00 PMEastern Standard Time

    Instructor: Marcia Bradley
    3 hour one-day session
    One VIRTUAL workshop date as follows:
    November 7
    Workshop is limited to 15 registrants

    If you are writing a book, and you are unsure of how to do your final (or close to final) revision, consider joining this workshop. Whether your book is fiction or nonfiction, this is the perfect course for writers who are in the midst of writing a book. If you’re not sure if your book is up to snuff for an agent, or if you’ve received feedback that it’s not quite there yet, or the plot didn’t deliver, or your characters are not developed enough, take three-hours to learn an easy process for revision. This workshop is about moving your book past the finish line. First, we will hear where you are at with your book. Second, we will have a presentation on how to begin to revise and all the steps will be laid out for you. Lastly, time permitting, you will begin to revise your book in class. During the presentation we will talk about the sorts of feedback authors receive when their books are not yet fully developed. We will discuss the important components that include beginnings, character arcs, and plot development, what keeps a reader wanting more, and what promise must be fulfilled on the last page. Time permitting, we will discuss manuscript format, pitches, and agent queries. No homework or reading. Questions, please email Marcia Bradley,, @marciabradley  
    Marcia Bradley, MFA, Sarah Lawrence College, writes fiction and creative nonfiction. Marcia won a 2019 Bronx Council on the Arts BRIO Award for fiction. A piece from her new novel in progress was chosen to be performed online by the FAU Theatre Lab and her short story Eyes Averted will be published in an upcoming issue of Drunk Monkeys Literature + Film. Marcia has also been published in Electica Magazine, Two Hawks Quarterly Magazine, in Hippocampus Magazine, received an honorable mention from Glimmer Train, and her memoir essay about her brother was published in The Capital Gazette. Marcia attended Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Writers in Paradise at Eckerd College, and a residency at Ragdale outside of Chicago. Marcia also teaches creative writing for New York area high school students in programs sponsored by Sarah Lawrence College, the Yonkers School District, and the Greater New York Chapter of the Fulbright Association. Marcia has two daughters and lives in the Bronx. Her new novel is about women, social justice, and the right to seek freedom no matter the cost.

    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.