Rewriting, Revising, and Fine-Tuning Your Fiction
How to Rewrite and Know When a Story is Ready to Go
Want a process that lets you take a shapeless draft and create a finished story out of it -- and that lets you know when the story is ready to be sent out? This class is for you.
Revising, Rewriting, and Finetuning Fiction will teach you to:
- Relax and just write while drafting, knowing that you will be able to make it awesome later.
- Examine a story and rewrite it so its strengths are stronger while addressing its weaknesses.
- Move through a series of rewrites to a point where you can trust that the story is ready to be submitted.
- Move from encouraging rejections to actual acceptances by showing you how to ensure your prose is at a professional level.
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Cat Rambo is engaging, personable, and supportive, providing insight, encouragement, and inspiration to students who want to pursue writing and publishing speculative fiction. She has been teaching classes and workshops for over three decades at levels ranging from 5th/6th graders through college, graduate level, and continuing at institutions including the Johns Hopkins University, Indiana University, Bellevue College, Clarion West, the PNWA conference, and more.
Her credentials include a MA in writing from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, where she studied with John Barth and the Clarion West Writers Workshop and the Clarion West workshop, where she studied with Octavia Butler, L. Timmel DuChamp, Andy Duncan, Gordon van Gelder, Michael Swanwick, and Connie Willis. She has been nominated for the Compton Crook Award for First Novel, as well as Endeavour, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards and is the former editor of Fantasy Magazine. Her own work includes over 200 short stories, several novels, a cookbook, a guidebook to Baltimore, and Creating an Online Presence for Writers. She is a two-term former President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). Her upcoming works include Exiles of Tabat from Wordfire Press (2020) and You Sexy Thing (Tor MacMillan, 2021).
She founded the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers in 2009. Students have gone on to publish novels and amass award nominations and wins, including Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Eppie Awards. In the past decade, she’s assembled some of the most talented and inspiring writers and teachers working in the genre today, each speaking on their areas of expertise.