Online Writing Workshop
Antioch University Los Angeles
Instructor: Andrea Tate
Learn ways to self-advocate and stay in the drivers seat of your personal essay. Drive your car, and look for the street signs that will get you to your destination—publication.
September 8 – October 6, 2015
Most writers accept revision as an integral part of writing. Yet for others, the revision process is not intuitive forcing them to rely on an editor or fellow writers in workshop for input. However, a writer you can lose focus of a piece when getting feedback. Without the intention of doing so a critic might push their agenda onto an essay.
Even if you decide to depend on colleagues and editors to edit your revision, it is important that you hold the reins. In order to have control over your revision, a writer needs to have a straight forward system for self-editing. A check list of what goes into a successful essay is good way to make sure you have covered all the elements that could make or break your essay.
In this class you will learn ways in which you can take control of your revision. The goal is to give you a simple roadmap to guide your edit before it undergoes outside critique.
Andrea Tate, published essayist in Role/Reboot, A Daily Dose of Lit, Bleed, and a former editor of Lunch Ticket Literary Journal, will guide you in developing a revision system that allows you to self-advocate during the revision process.
“Put down everything that comes into your head and then you’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.”—Colette, Casual Chance, 1964