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Second Career Writer, Part 2: Revising Life, by Kristen C. Strocchia

While my Time Ferrets Anonymous post championed making the most of every moment for moving a writing career forward, there’s something to be said for revising life. While it’s generally a New Year tradition to make positive changes, why not … Continue reading

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The Emotional Rules for Revising: Think Twice, It’s Alright, by Lori Ann Palma

Picture this: you’ve just finished your manuscript. Oh joyous day! Whether a full length novel or short story or picture book manuscript, you lean back in your chair and a proud glow of having actually finished beams around your entire … Continue reading

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REVISION PLAYBOOK: AN ABBREVIATED GUIDE by Juliet George

  “Rewriting is the essence of writing well—where the game is won or lost.” —William Zinsser You’ve completed a draft. Congratulations!  What happens next will make or break your piece. This short list of revision strategies reflects the experience of … Continue reading

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Behave Yourself with Backstory! by Lindsay Bandy

You know that person who tells the story about a five-second incident in the grocery store in a painful, 7.5-minute re-enaction? This happened, then that happened, then she said, and I was like, blah-blah-blah. We want the story to be over. … Continue reading

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Dummying for Smarter Picture Book Manuscripts

by Lindsay Bandy Have you ever tried dummying your picture book manuscript? I’ve found it to be one of my most helpful tools in taking a manuscript from first-draft stage to ready-to-submit stage. It helps me to remember that I’m … Continue reading

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