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.
If you don’t know about Grammar Girl, make friends! What a great resource for writers!
Grammar Girl :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™.
Check your opening and make sure these two reasons do not apply.
Top 2 Reasons Why I Pass On Sample Pages – Nelson Literary Agency.
If you are revising a book, don’t miss this series of author interviews.
Revision Week: Matthew J. Kirby | DearEditor.com.
Thoughts on revision. You are not alone. It is depressing. It is, however, (in most cases) what separates authors from hobby scribblers. By the way, this is an excellent blog for YA writers.
WOW Wednesday: S.T. Underdahl on Revising When Your Head and Your Heart Agree.
Sometimes, a book needs more than copyediting. Characters must be dropped and others added. The plot must be cleaned and directed, or perhaps, levels of complexity must be added. Often, the threat or adverse force must be strengthened so the hero has a tougher challenge. Here’s an article about the art of the complete rewrite.
How to Deal With Revision Fatigue | Nathan Bransford, Author.
Are you sick of revising your book? Good news! It happens to everybody.
Brooklyn Arden: The Editorial Process, Step by Step.
If you are ready to revise your work, read this helpful, witty, and honest little essay first. It applies to all kinds of writing.