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Revision: Taking Your Book From “Okay” to “Great”

tools for revision

Revisions: Take Your Book From “Okay” to “Great” 1. After finishing your first draft, put it aside for a few weeks. Take a break. Go dancing. Before you revise, you need to create some emotional distance from your manuscript 2. Return to your first draft and begin to re-work it chapter by chapter. This is… [read more]

Editing With Fresh Eyes

Fresh eyes

I was asked by the Scholarship Committee of the AAUW Roseville-South Placer Branch to edit a flyer intended for students at Sierra Community College. Although I knew the details behind the flyer, I wanted to look at it with fresh eyes – as if I were a student reading this for the first time. I… [read more]