Shining Words

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Shining Words: Revision Workshop

The Gorgeous, Enlivening Process of Revising Your Writing

You’ve got pages full of words. Now, what do you do with them?

You would like to shape them into finished pieces that shine. Maybe send them out for publication or share them with others.

You might be afraid you will kill your beautiful creations. Maybe you are afraid to release the hounds of self-criticism. Or you don’t know how to make your work better, or even what form it wants to be—story, poem, essay? Or you’ve made changes, but now how do you take it further?

Fear not! Revising is part of the craft and joy of creating writing that is powerful, inspiring, moving, effective.

When you revise, your writing can take a quantum leap. And each time you learn new revision tools or perspectives, your writing will take a new quantum leap.

Those leaps are thrilling! They allow you to do what you love at a much higher level.

Powerful Tools for Revision

In this weekend workshop, I will teach you some highly helpful tools to make your words shine, your lines sing, your poems or prose take flight.

We’ll practice on pieces I bring in and with enlivening exercises to open up new possibilities in your writing. You’ll learn a set of questions to ask to bring out the best in your work.

And each participant will receive respectful, specific, constructive feedback on a piece of your own writing, pointing out its strengths and giving clear suggestions you can consider to make it even stronger. Always, we will look at how to make a piece more effective on its own terms.

You’ll also receive a complimentary copy of my e-book on revision, which you can return to again and again to help you continue to revise your writing to make it the best it can be.

If you are eager to help your writings shine, to take them to the next level, this workshop is for you.


Saturday & Sunday, November 14 & 15
10 am – 2 pm • $147
Half scholarships for BIPOC available. Contact me here for one.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Sign up for my email list to hear about this and other classes in the future.
Class size limited to 8
Register by clicking the Buy Now button below.

NOTE: Due to small class size, there are no refunds once you register.


[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3610″ img_size=”large”][vc_single_image image=”3623″ img_size=”medium”][vc_single_image image=”3624″ img_size=”medium”][vc_single_image image=”3625″ img_size=”medium”][vc_single_image image=”3620″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Maxima KahnMaxima Kahn’s full-length collection of poems, Fierce Aria, was released by Finishing Line Press in May 2020. Her poetry and essays have appeared in The Louisville Review, Wisconsin Review, Spillway, and Sweet, among many others. She has received fellowships and scholarships to the Vermont Studio Center and the Community of Writers. Having taught at the University of California, Davis Extension, she has been teaching at since 2004.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]