REVISING YOUR NOVEL w/ Catherine Campbell, Heather Newton & Tom Rash

The Flatiron Writers Room | 5 Covington Street | Asheville, NC 28806

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 6:30 PM - Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

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When you think you're done writing that novel, you probably aren't. Revision is integral to the novel-writing process and can transform a good draft into a great book. Register here now.

This intensive six-week course is for writers who have completed a draft of a novel and want guidance on revision in a supportive small group setting. Enrollment is limited to eight students. We'll cover why and how to revise, including the big-picture topics of point of view, character and conflict, structure, and dialog, then devote the last class to a presentation by editor Tom Rash on copy editing and polishing your manuscript for submission. A limited number of additional tickets for Tom Rash's May 14, 2019, editing class will be available to writers not enrolled in the Novel Revision workshop.

Class meets Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm, April 9-May 14, 2019. To register by check instead of through Eventbrite, mail your check and email address to the Flatiron Writers Room, 5 Covington Street, Asheville, NC 28806. You will be registered when we receive your payment, space permitting. Register here now.

About the instructors:

Catherine Campbell is an award-nominated fiction writer and essayist. Her work appears or is forthcoming in The New York Times, The Millions, Kenyon Review, McSweeney’s, The Atlantic, Daily Muse, ArcadiaDrunken BoatPloughshares online, and elsewhere. She also ghostwrites articles for high-profile clients in national magazines such as Inc., Harvard Business Review, and Foundr Mag. Catherine earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Writing at UNC-Asheville and her MFA in Writing at Queens University. She was born on a little homestead in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, and lives in Asheville with her son Thaddeus and her husband, the writer Brandon Amico.

Heather Newton’s novel Under The Mercy Trees (HarperCollins 2011) won the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award, was chosen by the Women’s National Book Association as a Great Group Reads Selection and named an “Okra Pick” by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (“great southern fiction fresh off the vine”). A practicing attorney, she has taught creative writing for UNC-Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program and the NC Writers Network and is Program Manager for the Flatiron Writers Room.

Tom Rash graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in English and completed his master’s in English at Clemson University. A book reviewer and essayist, he has taught English and writing at Clemson University, A-B Tech Community College, and Shaw University. Rash has worked as a freelance editor since 1985 and is the owner and managing editor of Asheville Editing. His editing clients include his brother, award-winning author Ron Rash. Tom is also currently working on a documentary film detailing the influence of Thomas Wolfe’s novel Look Homeward, Angel.

What's the refund policy?

The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel this workshop if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may request a refund up until 5 p.m. one week before the first class session starts, via Eventbrite or email to flatironwritersroom[at] for a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be made. If a class session is cancelled due to weather or other reasons, the makeup date will be May 21, 2019.

Flatiron Writers Room, LLC, located at 5 Covington Street in West Asheville’s vibrant Haywood Road corridor, provides space for writers to learn, teach, read, celebrate and, of course, WRITE. The Flatiron Writers Room is an outgrowth of the Flatiron Writers, who have been writing and providing workshops and events for the western North Carolina writing community since 1993. For rental and other information visit