Saturday, 23 April 2016

Revision Boot Camp or Revision Retreat: You Decide

Revision Boot Camp or Revision Retreat: You Decide
You’ve got that first draft done or almost done. Or maybe you’re on your 2nd, 3rd, or LAST revision and you’re working toward the finish line.
You’re ready for REVISION BOOTCAMP.
Sign up. 
Get your marching orders.
Working with other recruits attack your revisions. 
Or. . .
 Maybe you’re looking for a REVISION RETREAT.
Sign up and escape.
Be inspired to increase your creativity and productivity.
Engage with other creative souls and watch your revision dreams soar.
 You decide.Revision Boot Camp or Revision Retreat. 
 
Whichever you choose, be ready for daily support, accountability, check-ins, revision lessons, plenty of camaraderie, inspiration, and productivity. No 
more writer’s solitary confinement.
Set GOALS. For the month, the week, the day. And then. . .
REVISE. REVISE. REVISE.
Novel, short stories, query, synopsis. Your choice. Your goals.
And you can. . .
Visit our virtual Coffee Shop to share accomplishments.
Sit down with a virtual latte. Share your gold star accomplishments, including daily goals achieved, contest entries, contest wins, agent submissions and signings, publications, etc. Join your classmates for a cup o joe and cheer each other’s big and small wins which can spur your own goals and ideas. 
 Visit our Martini Mind Bar to brainstorm.
Order a virtual martini. Throw out your questions to your bar mates and brainstorm. Hop onto a stool, share a drink, and help out a writer in need. Creativity feeds creativity.
Visit our Wine Bar to . . .  well . . . whine.
Having a bad day? Not meeting your goals? Your mother-in-law showed up and she’s eating into your revision time?
Sit down, relax, order a chardonnay and whine. Rants are welcome too. No judgment. Grab a glass of merlot and commiserate.
 Visit our Critique Cafe to get help.
Do you have a description that you fear may be too flowery?
Have some dialogue you want to run by someone else’s ear?
Are you re-writing and re-writing and re-writing the same page? Maybe the first page? To help you move on, pop in, order a virtual sandwich, and post a piece of your work for a critique from me and your fellow classmates.
As a critique buddy, come on in and offer a fresh set of eyes. Just remember the Critiquing Golden Rule: critique how you’d like to be critiqued, fair and honest and kind.
So what are you waiting for. Sign up.
Become inspired to focus on your writing and revision.
To commit. To prioritize. To accomplish more.  
Thirty days filled with writing support, camaraderie, and learning, all to ensure your writing and revision goals become a reality.
Suzanne Purvisis a transplanted Canadian living in the Deep South, where she traded “eh” for “y’all.” An author of long, short, and flash fiction for both children and adults, she has won several awards including those sponsored by the University of Toronto, RWA, Bethlehem Writer’s Roundtable, and Women Who Write. You can find her work in print anthologies, magazines, ezines, and ebooks. Visit her at www.suzannepurvis.com , www.suzannepurvis.blogspot.comFacebookAmazon Author’s Central.

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