This course is designed for students who have completed a first draft of a novel or short story/stories and who are now ready to proceed to the next step – revising and editing. Students will examine the narrative arc and overall structure of their draft, themes and symbols, metaphor and simile, grammar and proofreading as well as individual technical elements (voice, dialogue, point-of-view, character creation and development, openings, transitions, etc.), in order to strengthen and improve it. In the process, they will learn techniques that will stand to them in future projects.
Tutor: Paula McGrath
Ongoing: Students can sign up for and begin this course at any stage during the year.