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1. Revision Checklist

Thirty questions to think about before you tackle your next revision.


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2. Revise or Give Up

It's sometimes hard to decide if it's possible to save your manuscript in trouble.


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3. Revision Problems

There are many reasons your revision might not be working, and here are a few common ones.


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4. Self-Editing Checklist

Use the items on this checklist when revising your manuscript, including the important first one: "Develop a thick skin."


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5. Levels of Editing

Your manuscript needs different levels of editing for different revisions.


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6. Your Copy Edit

Just when you thought your book was finished and ready to go, you get notes back from your copy editor.  


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7. Rejection to Revision

Use your rejections to improve your manuscript.


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8. Organizing Your Edits

Here's one method to keep your novel's revisions on track.


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9. Post-Contract Schedule

Your work doesn't end just because your manuscript is accepted.

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10. Self-Editing

There are a few simple things you can look for correct when you're revising your manuscript.


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11. Kill Your Darlings

We've all heard the advice to "kill your darlings," but what are some common ones that can go?


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12. Freelance Editors

If you choose to hire an editor, make sure you find one who's right for you and your project.


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13. Revision

Revising is more than changing a few words and moving some scenes around.


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14. The First Chapter

Here's a checklist to help you revise that oh-so-important first chapter.


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15. Freelance Editors

How do you find and work with a freelance editor?


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16. Revision Requests

Take your time making these revisions--the agent/editor wants to see your best work.


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17. Picture Book Revision

Considering how short picture books are, it's amazing how many questions you need to ask about your manuscript during the revision process.


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18. Cutting Scenes

It's not easy, but if a scene isn't serving your story, out it must go.


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19. Picture Book Revision

Here are some common problems in picture books and suggestions on how to fix them.


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20. Revision Letters

Congratulations on receiving a revision letter. Now what?


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21. Self-Editing Basics

You need to be the first editor of your manuscript, and here are some basics to know.


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22. Proofreading

It's not easy to find errors in your own manuscript, but these proofreading tips will help.


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23. Developmental Editor

A developmental editor looks at the big picture items in your story.


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24. Reducing Word Count

Whether you write picture books or novels, cutting out words will tighten your writing.


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25. Self-Editing

Here are some simple tricks for editing your manuscript.


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