I love this quote:
“If a teacher told me to revise, I thought that meant my writing was a broken-down car that needed to go to the repair shop. I felt insulted. I didn’t realize the teacher was saying, ‘Make it shine. It’s worth it.’ Now I see revision as a beautiful word of hope. It’s a new vision of something. It means you don’t have to be perfect the first time. What a relief!” —Naomi Shihab Nye
The quote came in an email I received last week announcing a new workshop at the Highlights Foundation. Children’s writers can take part in the Kids’ Book Revision Retreat and Critique Group Recharge. The workshop runs May 29-June 3, 2012 and is conducted by Harold Underdown and Eileen Robinson.
Scholarships for the workshop may be available. Check the Highlights Foundation website for details.