You’ve written a novel! Congratulations! Erm…now what? You know you’re supposed to “revise” before you start seeking an agent or sell your book online, but what does that actually mean?

Never fear, dear writer. I am here to assist you. (Cue: super hero music.) As daunting as revisions can be, they don’t have to be. In fact, I love revisions. They’re my favorite part of the press and always have been!

For some people, it’s a skill that comes naturally. For others, it requires lots of practice, lots of determination, and oftentimes, outside help too. I’m here to be part of that outside help—as well as give you a scaffolding for practice.

How am I going to do that? By breaking down the different things you need to consider when you revise: plot, character, setting, and beyond. Once these components of story are cut into bite-size pieces, then you can feel less overwhelmed about the task before you.

In other words, you are going to go into your revisions with:

  1. A very clear, specific end goal in mind. This is your “perfect book” target.

  2. And a means for breaking your entire novel into small, manageable chunks.

So let’s get started, shall we?