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"Revisions are like Onions: Peeling Apart Your Manuscript one Layer at a Time" ONLINE with PJ Hoover

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5/9/2020 From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM


$49 for Members
$109 for Non-Members

Don't get lost in your revision!

You've finished that first draft. You've revised and sent it to your editor, agent, or critique partners. Now you're sitting here with a giant editorial letter in front of you, and the whole thing feels completely daunting and unmanageable. There are so many things to change, from character development and plot twists to setting and voice, and frankly you aren't sure how you're ever going to get it all done. Fret not. Revisions are just like onions. The best way to tackle them is to pull them apart bit by bit, and the first step starts with a single layer.

In this class, you'll learn how to face your revisions like a pro without feeling overwhelmed using proven techniques that will ensure you finish rather than giving up halfway through.


  • You're writing a novel for any age group.
  • You receive feedback from an agent, editor, or critique partners.
  • You're willing to revise because you want the best manuscript possible.



P. J. Hoover is the award-winning author of over 20 books including The Hidden Code, a Da Vinci Code-style young adult adventure with a kick-butt heroine, and Homer's Excellent Adventure, best described as Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure meets The Odyssey. For more information about P. J. (Tricia) Hoover, please visit her website



St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704. You can find a St. Edward's University campus map here.



$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers


Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

Online registration will close at the end of Thursday, May 7. After that you can pay admission at the door with a check for the walk up rate - $59 for members and $119 for nonmembers - as long as seats are available. If your browser has difficulty with our website store, or if you prefer to mail in a check, click here for a class registration form. The document provides instructions on where to mail it.

Once a purchase has been made, tickets are not refundable and registration cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster.



Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven't taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to give us a call at 512-499-8914 if you'd like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at

Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to


This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit


The Writers' League of Texas would like to thank St. Edward's University for its generous support and commitment to community, ongoing education, and the arts. Visit