Kill Your Darlings, Marie Kondo, and Other Revision Strategies

Session

When

to

Where

Hickory Room

Session format

Breakout session

Description

Finishing your draft means beginning the revision process, which too often takes the air out of that first-draft milestone. In this workshop, we will discuss how to organize and plan a practical approach to revision, whether it's killing your darlings, Marie Kondo-ing, or simply cutting out the word 'that'. Participants will leave with a list of revision techniques to try on their finished drafts.

Post-Conference Materials

Download Revision Checklist [PDF]

Session topics

  • Editing & Revision
  • Writing Technique & Craft

Presenters

  • Aurora Bonner

    Pronouns: she/her

    Aurora Bonner is an environmentally-inspired writer and teacher. Her work has been published through national and regional publications, including Under the Gum Tree, the Colorado Review, Assay, Brevity, Hippocampus Magazine, and in the anthology Dine published by Books by Hippocampus. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University