Sentence-Level Style and Editing Workshop (with Cheryl Ossola)

Cheryl Ossola




SATURDAYS, FEBRUARY 25 — MARCH 18  |  Students who took The Long and the Short of It: Sentence-Level Style and Editing asked for a follow-up workshop, so here it is. We’ll dig deeply into revision in this four-week workshop, working intensively with the elements of style and editing our work in ways that are objective, experimental, and even ruthless. We’ll play with sentence structure, rhythm and flow, schemes and tropes, and more, keeping in mind how all of these things affect meaning, suspense, and characterization.

This workshop is open to all writers of fiction and nonfiction, but completion of the six-week Long and the Short of It course (which precedes this workshop) is strongly recommended.

Cheryl A. Ossola is a freelance writer and editor whose clients include San Francisco Ballet, Mathematica Policy Research, and Human Kinetics book publishers. Her work has been published in Dance Magazine and Dance Studio Life, at, online and in print by SF Ballet and other ballet companies, and in the literary journal Switchback (poetry). She has an M.F.A. in writing from the University of San Francisco and is revising (for the umpteenth time) what she hopes will be her debut novel.


Number of sessions: 4

Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Dates: Saturdays, February 25; March 4, 11, 18

Course fee: $220

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