One of the most difficult parts of revision is figuring out where to start. You have this whole story (and for me they are usually 100k-word monster documents because I write LONG) that you may have spent weeks, months, years, writing. You probably also have pages of notes from CPs, betas, your mom, your sister, … Continue reading Building a Revision Tool Box
If you’ve ever received an edit letter, you know how helpful one can be in guiding your revision. For those of you who don’t know, an edit letter typically comes from your editor or agent, and it lays out the specifics of what you need to tackle in your next revision. I received my first … Continue reading How to Write Yourself an Edit Letter
Revision is a state of mind. If you’ve ever revised before, you’ll know it’s different from drafting in a few major ways, and the part of your brain you used to craft your new, sparkly, fun idea is not the same part of your brain needed to revisit that idea to make it better. While … Continue reading Reframing Failure: Revision is a State of Mind
We are SO EXCITED to announce Be Your Own Mentor, a website dedicated to helping writers revise and get query-ready on their own. We have both benefited greatly from mentorship programs: we were Pitch Wars mentees in 2016, we both went on to get agents, and Rosiee’s book comes out from Scholastic in 2019. Now … Continue reading We. Are. LIVE!!