The Art of Revision
Saturday 1 September 2018, 10am-4pm
Full Price: $195
Conc Member: $120
Congratulations! You’ve written the last line and now your manuscript is finished. Or is it? Join novelist, translator, and heavy reviser Tiffany Tsao as she shares effective strategies for revision.
Together you’ll work through a set of exercises designed to improve your ability to critique and edit your own work. You’ll learn how to make revision an organic part of your writing process, as well as how to take audience, genre, and other circumstances into account when improving your work. Revision doesn’t have to be grueling. By the end of the day, you’ll have the tools to make revision an efficient, fruitful, and even enjoyable experience.
Although poets are welcome, this workshop will focus mainly on revising prose.
Expected Learning Outcomes
- Participants will learn how to revise as they write.
- Participants will gain an understanding of the external factors that will influence their revisions, including audience and genre.
- Participants will discover the creativity and fun of the revision process.
- Pen and paper.
- A draft of either a short story or an entire chapter of a longer work that you would like to revise, whatever the length.
About the tutor
Tiffany Tsao is a novelist and a translator of Indonesian literature. Her third novel, Under Your Wings, was longlisted for the 2019 Ned Kelly Award. Her translation of Norman Erikson Pasaribu’s Sergius Seeks Bacchus was shortlisted for the 2021 NSW Premier’s Translation Prize. She is the editor of The Circular.