T. Greenwood teaches "Revising the Novel"

Date: Starts March 12, 2011 Time: 10am to 12pm Number of sessions: 3 -- Saturdays, March 12, 19, and 26 Members: $90
Nonmembers: $108
Location: Sushi Performance & Visual Art

Tammy’s previous class, “Get Ready for National Novel Writing Month!” sold out fast (it was practically standing room only!) so sign up today!

So maybe you wrote a book during National Novel Writing Month last November, or maybe you wrote a novel and shoved it in a drawer ten years ago. Either way, you’ve got a big messy draft and you are ready to revisit it, to revise it. But what do published novelists do between that raw first draft and the polished final manuscript? The key lies in identifying the novel’s strengths and weaknesses, coming up with a revision plan, and implementing all the necessary changes. If you have completed the first draft of a novel, this workshop will help you develop skills to shape your plot for maximum dramatic impact, give life and texture to characters, dialogue, and setting, and to make your prose sing.

T. Greenwood is the author of six novels. She has received grants from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and, most recently, the Maryland State Arts Council. Two Rivers was named Best General Fiction Book at the San Diego Book Awards last year. Four of her novels have been BookSense76/IndieBound picks;This Glittering World is a January 2011 selection.

She teaches creative writing at both UCSD’s Extension Program and at The Ink Spot. She and her husband, Patrick, live in San Diego, CA with their two daughters. She is also an aspiring photographer.

More information on T. Greenwood can be found at her website: http://www.tgreenwood.com and her blog: http://www.mermama.blogspot.com.