REFUSE TO BE DONE: Rewriting and Revision at Every Stage with Matt Bell

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Saturday, October 22nd, 11:00AM-2:00PM

Meeting will take place in the Poetry Center's Alumni Room, Room 205; limit 12 students. SOLD OUT.

In this interactive workshop, novelist Matt Bell details a practical and straightforward approach to writing fiction, focusing on specific tactics for generating a strong first draft of a novel, including creating compelling characters and structuring a fine-tuned plot, and for polishing your final manuscript to prepare it for submission and publication. Drawing from the strategies detailed in his craft book Refuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts, Bell will offer an abundance of strategies to help motivate you and shake up your drafting and your revisions, all focused on practical steps you can take to strengthen both your practice and your novel. Come curious and bring your questions! The workshop will conclude with a revision exercise and discussion, so please bring around ten pages of your prose-in-progress, from a novel, a short story, or a nonfiction project.