Many writers dread revising their work, particularly after they've just completed a draft.
Months or even years spent working on a project might make them reluctant to revisit it, much less dissect and rewrite it. Sometimes the mere idea of editing a draft can be daunting, but strong editing is one of the sharpest tools in a writer's toolbox.
An upcoming Worthington Libraries program will teach writers to revise with confidence. "Revision Precision" will be led by authors and teachers Meredith Doench and Christiane Buuck. During the Oct. 13 workshop, the pair will use a sample draft to demonstrate several revision methods.
Doench is the author of the Luce Hansen series. "Crossed," the first in the series, was runner-up for the 2015 IndieFab Awards in the Mystery genre.
Doench's short fiction and nonfiction has appeared in literary journals like Hayden's Ferry Review, Women's Studies Quarterly, Lumina and others. She was one of the founding associate prose editors of the literary journal, Camera Obscura: Journal of Literature and Photography.
In addition to writing, Doench teaches composition, literature and creative writing at the University of Dayton.
Buuck is a senior lecturer at Ohio State University, where she teaches composition, creative writing and business and professional writing. Currently finishing her first novel, her essays, short stories and nonfiction can be read in publications like Seneca Review, Cutthroat and Crab Orchard Review. A piece she wrote on alopecia was a runner-up in the spring 2015 Glamour magazine "Real Lives" essay contest.
"Revision Precision" is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. at Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road, Although it is free, registration is required. To register, go to worthingtonlibraries.org/calendar/registration or call 614-807-2626.
Hillary Kline is a communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.