Deep Revision: A Guide for Teachers, Students, and Other Writers



If you or your students dread the process of revision, this book will prove transformative. Deep Revision covers topics such as revision as a natural process, learning to revise by editing other people's writing, changing media to revise, and revising nonfiction with fiction techniques. Meredith Sue Willis offers a wide array of specific revision exercises for fiction and nonfiction, and numerous examples of student writing are provided.

Product Details

Price: $16.95
Publisher: Teachers & Writers Collaborative
Published Date: December 01, 1993
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6.0 X 0.41 X 9.0 inches | 0.57 pounds
ISBN: 9780915924417
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About the Author

Meredith Sue Willis grew up in West Virginia and attended Bucknell University for two years before spending a year as a Volunteer in Service to America. She then took degrees from Barnard College and Columbia University in New York City. Her fiction has been published by Charles Scribner's Sons, HarperCollins, West Virginia University Press, Mercury House, Ohio University Press and other presses. Her book of literary short stories, In the Mountains of America, was praised in the New York Times Book Review as an "important lesson on the nature and function of literature itself." Her latest books include two collections of short stories, Out of the Mountains from Ohio University Press and Re-Visions from Hamilton Stone Editions; a book about writing from Montemayor Press called Ten Strategies to Write a Novel; and a young adult novel, Meli's Way, also from Montemayor. She now lives in New Jersey, a short train ride from New York City, where she is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She is an occasional visiting writer-in-the-schools in New York and New Jersey, keeps a four season organic garden, and is active in local racial integration politics. To learn more about her and her books, see her web page at