“These DVDs will inspire you to write and submit and revise and submit and do it over and over again."
So, Is It Done? Navigating the Revision Process: Methods, Questions, Interviews, and Exercises to Guide Writers to Their Best Work. Hosted by acclaimed novelist Janet Burroway, author of the renowned textbook Writing Fiction, this exciting DVD brings published writers' revision experiences and insights directly to the writer's desk or classroom.
Whether a writer is getting ready to send that story out for the first time or she's filled that binder with rejection notes, chances are that the writer will want to think about revising the work before dropping it in the envelope. This DVD presents five rounds of revision and accompanying exercises that any prose writer can try alone or with a group or class.
- Round 1: Tinker, Tighten, Play, Chip Away
- Round 2: Take a Vacation (From the Work)
- Round 3: Long Shot, Middle Shot, Close-Up
- Round 4: Out in the World (Going Public)
- Round 5: Polishing
- Includes Story Anthology of Featured Writer's Work
So, Is It Done? features award-winning writers Rosellen Brown, Robert Olen Butler, Ron Carlson, Elizabeth Dewberry, Patricia Foster, Michael Martone, John McNally, Elizabeth Stuckey-French, and University of Iowa Press editor Holly Carver. They share their experiences and take on the question: So, is it done?
"This will make a valuable addition to creative writing collections. Highly Recommended."
"College and universities with creative writing programs will want both titles. Recommended."
"Burroway offers a splendid guide to the thorny task of revision. Writers, young and old, will feel encouraged and enlightened."
"A convincing (and compelling) presentation of revision as a necessary step in all good writing."
—Judith Ortiz Cofer