Revising for Structure

When I finish the dummy for my current picture book project, I’m going to dig back into my magical realism middle grade novel.

Here’s an amazing post that came in an e-newsletter today. It’s perfect and I know it will help me. If you’re revising your NaNoWriMo magnum opus, it might help you too.

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Make Rewriting Fun: Make Friends with Grammar Girl

If you don’t know about Grammar Girl, make friends! What a great resource for writers!

Grammar Girl :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™.

Use Find and Replace to Clean Up Your Prose

Improve your writing style with the Find tool in your word processing program. Set it to look for each of these words. Examine the sentences and eliminate any extra baggage. The difference will amaze you.

Four Words That are Killing Your Prose.

Insights on Revision from Successful Authors

If you are revising a book, don’t miss this series of author interviews.

Revision Week: Matthew J. Kirby |

What happens After You Finish Your NaNoWriMo Novel in a Month? –

If you’ve finished your draft during NaNoWriMo this year, congratulations! You are probably glad it’s over and you are ready to take a break, maybe do some holiday shopping and clean house. The good news is that taking a break is the best thing you can do for your book.

When you’re ready, here’s some great advice about how to revise.

What happens After You Finish Your NaNoWriMo Novel in a Month? –