Think Write Revision Workshop:
Starts Winter 2023-2024
Who's It For?
Writers who have a completed draft of their novel, have done self-revision, and who are ready to incorporate critique partner feedback. The workshop is designed for fiction writers in all categories and genres who are prepared to commit to revising their novel. With critique, accountability, community, practical instruction, and workshopping, the program is best suited for writers who have open minds regarding their work and are prepared to fully engage in learning and improving upon their craft in a supportive, group setting. We will cheer each other on, buoy one another up when things get tough (which they always do!), and celebrate our milestones together. The program is designed to help you revise your novel in six months.
Think Write Novel Revision Workshop is for writers who are looking for:
Practical instruction on how to revise their novel
Accountability to complete their revision
A supportive community to revise alongside
Group workshopping with instructor feedback
One-on-one coaching and consultation with a traditionally published author
Where Is It?
Online, fully remote via Zoom, join from anywhere. Live meeting times TBD, EST time. Meeting times will vary from one to two hours per week.
When Does It Run?
Signups open for Winter 2023-2024, 24 weeks, exact dates TBD. Contact me for details.
The Think Write Revision Workshop is a six-month program designed to guide students in revising their novels. The program consists of craft lecture, group writing and accountability, one-on-one coaching, and group workshopping.
Part 1, which lasts for eight weeks, focuses on craft, with lectures and discussion on aspects of revision including how to organize and incorporate reader feedback, how to strengthen prose, how to assess character and plot holes, and more. During this time, the instructor and at least one other student will read your manuscript in full.
In Part 2, students spend the next six weeks writing together (at a minimum) once a week and holding one another accountable as they assess the feedback from their peers and instructor.
Part 3 introduces workshopping. For six weeks, students will workshop a set number of pages, reading aloud in class for on-the-spot group and instructor feedback.
Part 4 concludes the program with four weeks of a mix of sprinting and accountability and a one-on-one private consultation with the instructor. The instructor will read your revised first 25 pages.
While the course goal is to complete a revision your novel, writers do not have to complete this goal to fully engage with their writing and learn the tools and techniques to revise their draft after the program’s end. Writers will leave the program with a solid revision plan and set of workshopped pages. Post-course students are invited to submit more pages to the instructor for written feedback for an additional fee.
“With Lori Goldstein, you’re getting so much more than a writing instructor. You’re getting a coach, a cheerleader, a consultant, an editor, a friend. Lori knows and understands the publishing business intimately. I took my first of several classes with her in early 2020, and since then she's guided me through the writing and revising of several novel drafts. She continues to offer support through workshops and a critique group -- support that’s proven vital in shaping my work for the better. Lori has given me sharp, insightful feedback on a structural and craft level which has sent me back to the drawing board more than once -- and I’ll keep coming back for more.” -- Peter S.
“One of my all-time favorite writing instructors. I’ve taken multiple courses with Lori on a range of writing topics and found her to be an incredibly effective mentor. She provides tons of useful information and warm, constructive feedback on all aspects of writing from plotting to process to figuring out your character’s deepest wounds and wants.” –Ann C.
“Lori is an invaluable resource as a writing teacher. I’ve worked with her in both one-on-one sessions and in group classes. In both experiences I’ve come away with specific actionable ways to make my work better.” –Laura M.
Who Am I?
First and foremost: I practice what I preach. As a creative writing instructor and manuscript consultant since 2015, I have eight years of experience guiding writers in the fundamentals of craft. As a published author of five novels from Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Arcade/S&S, I have used every technique I teach to write and revise my own novels—often on deadline. My first (unpublished) novel took me three years and upwards of twenty drafts. After learning and applying the same lessons I teach in this course, I wrote my first published book in three months and revised it in four. I have a practical approach to both instruction and feedback. While I encourage your muse, this course and my instruction is designed for students looking to revise a manuscript for publication.
What's the Cost?
$5995 per student, includes a full manuscript critique. Early bird special: $5,550 for signups by November 8.
Class size is extremely limited. Email me to sign up and for payment options.
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