Welcome to DearEditor.com’s 2016 Revision Week!

posted 5/29/16

Dear Readers…

I’m thrilled to announce DearEditor.com’s fourth annual Revision Week! Five best-selling and award-winning authors with 598 books among them sharing revision tips, insights, and been-there/done-that tales. Starting tomorrow, stop by each day for a new author interview and daily ‘Free Partial Edit by the Editor’ giveaways and one grand finale ‘Free Full Manuscript Edit by the Editor’ giveaway. Read the rest of today’s post to learn to learn about the authors participating…


Welcome to five days of free edit giveaways and revision advice and insights like these…

Pam Munoz RyanPam Munoz Ryan
, Newbery Honor-winning, bestselling author of 30 books for young readers: “Manuscripts always want more. Putting them to bed is like putting a toddler to bed. You tuck them in and think that’s it, yet they want one more kiss, a drink of water, a song, the blanket fluffed, a night light. . . .”

Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 12.24.33 PMSalina Yoon, award-winning and bestselling author/illustrator of over 160 books for children: “I approach writing a story like solving a puzzle. Each piece is critical in telling the story.”

Chanel CleetonChanel Cleeton, popular author of four New Adult thriller and contemporary romance series: “I ALWAYS edit once on my computer, once on a printed draft, and once on an e-reader because changing formats always helps me to catch new things.”

Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 12.30.48 PMJane Yolen, celebrated author of over 300 picture books, novels, and poetry collections for young people: “Literary multitasking keeps me on my toes and keeps me from getting stale.”

Marie ForceMarie Force, New York Times bestselling author of 50 contemporary romances: “I’m pretty ruthless when it comes to getting rid of the bloat and keeping my story zipping forward.”


P.S. For more on this topic, read Creative Process, Revision Week
posted by: The Editor
under: Creative Process, Revision Week
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    1. Stephanie wrote (on 05/29/16 at 4:30 am) :

      This is awesome! I’m done with revisions, but could always use advice and direction.

    2. carrie pearson wrote (on 05/29/16 at 5:09 am) :

      Wowie, Deborah! What a lineup. Looking forward to their insights.

    3. Jeanette Koscheski wrote (on 05/29/16 at 8:14 am) :

      Fantastic news! Thank you

    4. Sue Heavenrich wrote (on 05/29/16 at 9:24 am) :

      This looks like a fantastic week coming up.

    5. Marcia Berneger wrote (on 05/29/16 at 9:25 am) :

      Can’t wait to get started!

    6. Nicole Carrier-Titti wrote (on 05/31/16 at 4:26 am) :

      I’d like to put my name in for the free edit giveaways!

    7. June 2016 Contest Roundup | Sub It Club wrote (on 05/31/16 at 7:20 am) :

      […] It’s time for another Roundup filled with great opportunities. Of course, you should never submit your work without feedback. We invite everyone to join our Sub It Club Critique Partner Matchup group where you can find people working in the same genre as you to trade work with. I also found a fun opportunity to win feedback this week. Dear Editor is having Revision Week where you can enter to win feedback from some amazing authors including Salina Yoon and Jane Yolen! Go check it out now because revision week ends June 3rd. http://deareditor.com/2016/05/welcome-to-deareditor-coms-2016-revision-week/ […]

    8. Teresa Robeson wrote (on 05/31/16 at 11:47 am) :

      Woohoo! 4th annual! That reminds me, I really should be offline and doing revisions…

    9. Dee Hare Keymel wrote (on 05/31/16 at 3:31 pm) :

      Looking forward to all the fun and input. Thanks.

    10. Darlene wrote (on 05/31/16 at 3:58 pm) :

      Would love to win – Thanks for the opportunity!

    11. Vivian Kirkfield wrote (on 05/31/16 at 5:16 pm) :

      WOW…thank you for this incredible opportunity…the best and the brightest are also the most generous!

    12. Rosemary Basham wrote (on 05/31/16 at 6:06 pm) :

      Sounds wonderful!

    13. Ellen Leventhal wrote (on 06/01/16 at 6:18 am) :

      This is amazing. I can’t wait to read all the posts! Thanks!

    14. Mona wrote (on 06/01/16 at 6:51 pm) :

      Thank you for such an amazing opportunity to get help from the best of the best. Wow! I love our writing community.