Maryann: Some novelly stuff
Janice: Some chaptery bits from a novel
Janet: A bunch of writing which tells a storything
NOTE ABOUT LAST CLASS'S ASSIGNMENT IN CASE YOU WEREN'T THERE OR NODDED OFF, OR IN A SELF-PROTECTIVE MOVE AGAINST COMPLETE BOREDOM, DELIBERATED FILTERED OUT MY PSEUDO-COMMUNICATIVE RAVINGS
1. Choose 1-2 pages from your novel-in-progress. Try to edit the excerpt to be half as long as you originally wrote it. It is remarkable how much you can leave out and still convey what you want. In fact, leaving out many connectives, descriptions, or elaborations often involves the reader more, makes the writing have more energy, and moving in a more dynamic way. Try it, you might
2. Ok, so this doesn't involve you doing revision in the beginning. Choose a short 2-5 page excerpt from your novel-in-progress and submit it to me. I will read it and offer editorial prognostications and pontifications which you may consider in revising the passage.