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THE ART OF REVISION:
Diving into the Draft
Spring Writing Seminar at Mount Vernon Country Club

The Art of Revising Fiction, Memoir, Essay,
Nonfiction, Personal Narrative

Some of us love creating that first messy draft. Some of us hate getting those first words on the blank page, but love the nitty-gritty work of revising.  Yet virtually all of us need help editing our own writing.  During this one-day workshop, we’ll dive into works-in-progress, discuss what’s working well, and what could be working better.  We’ll pare down text, re-order scenes, rearrange ideas, expand undeveloped scenes, examine frontstory/backstory dynamics, catch point-of-view problems, look at syntax, pacing, plot trajectory, and more!  All genres welcome, if you’ve written it, we’ll rework it!  Don’t have a work-in-progress?  Doesn’t matter — listening and commenting are part of the writing process, so join us for the day!

 

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 8:30 – 4:00
Mount Vernon Country Club, Golden, Colorado

$95 if registered by March 31, 2014
$110 for registration April 1st or later

 

 

Writing Workshops

Page has been teaching writing workshops for 17 years, in over 200 venues in the U.S. and British Columbia. She often teaches “across genre” because, whether she’s talking about narrative nonfiction, memoir, or fiction, she believes that all good writing starts at the emotional root of the human experience. The content of her workshops can be customized to fit most audiences, but here are some of her favorite topics (some based on articles she has written for The Writer Magazine, Sojourns, and Reader’s Digest):

Speaking

Page’s speaking style is intimate – an emotionally “up close” experience with the audience. Whether speaking about the 12-month trip around the world she took as a teenager, rearing her son and daughter on a small ranch in Wyoming, how her father gave birth to the financial planning industry, the month she spent alone in a remote mountain cabin, or floating down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, she will invite you inside both her joy and sorrow. Here are a few of her favorite speaking topics:

Past Presentations, Keynotes and workshops include:

Women Writing the West, Albuquerque, NM; Denver Woman’s Press Club, Denver, CO; American Indian Higher Education Consortium, San Diego, CA; Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO; Risk Taking, Fire within Dangerous Minds Conference, Regis University, Denver, Colorado; Feminist Luncheons, Denver, CO; Women & the Environment, Santa Fe, NM; River Writing, Aspen Summer Words, Aspen, CO; Writing from the Imaginative Storm, Taos Writing Salon, NM; Walking Words, Telluride, CO; “Writing along the Rim” 3-day retreat, Grand Canyon, AZ; Women Writing West, CU Denver; Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Colorado Springs, CO; Writing from the River’s Edge, Green River, UT; Quivira Coalition, Albuquerque, NM; Fall Equinox Writing Retreat, Mt. Vernon, CO; Writing the West Conference, Western State College, Gunnison, CO; Women’s Studies Program, UW Faculty Club, Seattle, WA; Ozark Creative Writers Conference, Eureka Springs, Arkansas; Governor’s Arts Award Banquet, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Adventure Writing Symposium, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Western Writers of America, WY; Rocky Mountain Book Festival, Denver, Colorado; Writer’s in the Sky, Telluride, Colorado; Smithers Arts Council, Smithers, British Columbia; Northwest Book Fest Seattle, Washington; Mountains and Plains Booksellers Conference, Denver, Colorado; Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakota; Northern Arizona University, Museum of Northern Arizona, the Arboretum, Flagstaff, Arizona; the Phoenix Women’s Expo, Phoenix, Arizona; The Reader’s Festival, South Mesa State College, Grand Junction, Colorado.

Small Business Consulting

The Sherpa guides in the Himalayas know that a mountain is climbed one small step at a time. Our dreams, too, can be reached, one attainable goal at a time. The “big picture” is the horizon. What we do each hour, each day, marks our journey toward that horizon. Page will listen to your goals, ask questions about current partnerships, current ways of doing business, and the challenges you face.

  • What are your short term goals? Do they align with your mission statement, with the vision you have of your company a year from now?
  • Two years from now? Five years from now? Ten years from now?
  • What expectations are you hanging onto that no longer serve the strides you hope to make in the future?
  • How can you create new goals which are in harmony with where you would like to be?
  • Do the people with whom you currently have partnerships share your same visions of how you would like the world to be?
  • How can you remove old boundaries and create new strategies?
Competition based on the outdated paradigm of fear and lack will not move us personally nor collectively into a fiscally sounder and emotionally saner world.
  • With whom might you begin to form new relationships, new collaborative enterprises, more in keeping with these visions?
  • Are you reaching out to like-minded business men and women, sharing resources, ideas, and connections
  • Are you bringing abundance into your organization by sharing your insight and experience?
  • Are you using Whole System thinking?
  • Who are the creative thinkers in your business?

Career Consulting for Writers

Please see the Writing Services page for coaching and career services for writers.