Revision and Publishing Resources
Editing and Revision
- A 7-Step Guide to Big-Picture Revision – Wendy Mass, author of The Last Present
- Start Revision at the Beginning — Lauren Gibaldi, author of The Night We Said Yes
- Finishing Your NaNo-novel No Matter What — Grant Faulkner, NaNoWriMo Executive Director
- Finding the “Right Story” In Your Draft — Susan Dennard, author of the Something Strange and Deadly series.
- Polishing an Incomplete First Draft — Jason Hough, author of The Darwin Elevator
- 3 Steps to Turn Your Manuscript from Monster to Masterpiece — Kitty Burroughs, author of The Posterchildren
- Why the Most Important Thing About Your Novel Isn’t the Words — Robin Stevens, author of Murder Is Bad Manners
- Why Revision Is a Multi-Step Process — Lexie Dunne, author of Superheroes Anonymous
- Discovering Character and Theme Through Revision — Jason W. LaPier, author of Unexpected Rain
- 3 Questions to Ask as You Cut Your Manuscript — Sarah Ahiers, author of All That Remains
- 5 Times to Say Yes — Heather Lazare, editorial and publishing consultant
- 5 Questions to Ask About Your Manuscript — Lindsay Edgecombe, literary agent
- When to Trust Your Gut — Laurie Weed, freelance editor
- Revision Advice from Young Writers — Wrimos in the Young Writers Program
- On Writing and Revising Literary Fiction with NaNo — Lydia Netzer, Author of Shine, Shine, Shine
- Deductive Editing: Revising Like a Master Detective — Susan Bell, Author of The Artful Edit.
Readers, Feedback Partners, and Online Writing Communities
- How to Find a Great Reader… and What to Ask Them — Cal Armistead, author of Being Henry David
- When to Listen to Your Readers… And When to Ignore Them — Laurel Snyder, author of Seven Stories Up
- 4 Ways to Launch a Writing Group — Sarah Mackey, NaNoWriMo Director of Community Engagement
- Scribophile: Scribophile focuses on fostering a respectful online writing group made up of writers who improve each other’s work with thoughtful critiques.
- How to Query Better — Danielle Barthel and Jaida Temperly, New Leaf Literary Agency
- 5 Ways to Keep Me Reading Your First Chapter – Blair Thornburgh, editorial assistant at Quirk Books
- How the Relationship Between an Author and an Editor Is Different than You Might Think — Michelle Krys, author of Hexed, and Wendy Loggia, editor
- 5 Things All NaNo Winners Should Take to Heart — Adam Wilson, Editor at Gallery and Pocket Books
- A Guide to Pitching Your Novel — Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, the Book Doctors.
- 4 Ways to Find Your Book’s Audience – Sandra Poirier Diaz, president of Smith Publicity
- 6 Self-Publishing Tips to Get 100,000 Readers — Sarra Cannon, Author of the Peachville High Demons series.
- How NaNoWriMo Trained Me to Be a Professional Author — Hugh Howey, Author of the Wool series.