Archive for the ‘Revision Week’ Category

Revision Week: Winner and Week Off

posted 3/31/13

Dear Readers…

I hope you enjoyed DearEditor.com’s second annual Revision Week. I created this event to bring you insights and inspiration as you work through the ups and downs of revision, and I’m honored that six amazing authors helped me do that. Thanks to them and to you all for joining in with your comments, and congrats to the giveaway winners, including Fiona Ivey, winner of yesterday’s Free Full Manuscript Edit giveaway. If you haven’t had your fill of revision insights, click here for last year’s interviews. And now I shall take a breather for a week, returning on April 8 to the usual format, with answers to the craft and industry questions you wonder about. Until then…

Happy revising!
The Editor

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Revision Week: Peter Economy

posted 3/30/13

Dear Readers…

We end Revision Week with a master of nonfiction and ghostwriting, Peter Economy. Peter is the bestselling author and ghostwriter of more than 6o books. He’s collaborated with thought leaders in a variety of different industries and organizations – from Fortune 100 businesses to universities to non-profits with national reach. The Editor is thrilled to wrap up this great week with Peter’s sage advise.

Today also brings us to the grand finale giveaway: the Free Full Manuscript Edit Giveaway. Read the full post for details for entering the giveaway.

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Revision Week: Susan Stevens Crummel

posted 3/29/13

Dear Readers…

Four authors and four Free Partial Edit Giveaway winners later, we’ve reached the penultimate day of Revision Week. It’s been fascinating to see the varied revision processes of these talented, prolific writers. Today and tomorrow bring us two more generous authors, another Free Partial Edit Giveaway, and the grand finale Full Manuscript Edit Giveaway.

Today, a glimpse into picture book revision and author/illustrator collaboration with Susan Stevens Crummel, who has authored and co-authored nearly twenty popular picture books for children. Please join Susan and The Editor and find out how to win today’s “Free Partial Edit” from The Editor.

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Revision Week: Matthew J. Kirby

posted 3/28/13

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Day 4 of Revision Week brings us to middle grade novels and the delightful Matthew J. Kirby, Edgar Award-winning author of two popular novels for young readers, with two more novels releasing this year, including the fifth book in Scholastic’s mega-hit, multi-platform Infinity Ring series.

Please join Matthew and The Editor as they compare revising a novel within a multi-author series to revising a solo novel, and find out how to win today’s “Free Partial Edit” from The Editor.

 

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Revision Week: Bruce Hale

posted 3/27/13

Dear Readers…

Day 3 of Revision Week brings us the prolifically funny Bruce Hale, whose three chapter book series keep kids (and The Editor) laughing. When The Editor interviewed him for Revision Week, Bruce was in the thick of revising his second book in the SCHOOL FOR S.P.I.E.S. series: Thicker Than Water. “Revision is in the air!” he declared.

Please join Bruce and The Editor as they explore revising series, and find out how to win today’s “Free Partial Edit” from The Editor.

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Revision Week: Laura Griffin

posted 3/26/13

Dear Readers…

DearEditor.com’s Revision Week continues with New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin. Laura has written eleven award-winning novels, six of them in the popular Tracers series. She’s just put the finishing touches on the seventh book in the series, Exposed, which will release on June 25.

Please join Laura and The Editor for Day 2 of Revision Week, and find out how to win today’s “Free Partial Edit” from The Editor.

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Revision Week: Larry Dane Brimner

posted 3/25/13

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DearEditor.com’s Revision Week kicks off with Larry Dane Brimner, the award-winning author of more than 150 books for readers of all ages. His nonfiction books for children and young adults include Birmingham Sunday, an Orbis Pictus Honor Book for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, and We Are One: The Story of Bayard Rustin, a Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award winner.

Please join Larry and The Editor for Day 1 of Revision Week, and find out how to win today’s “Free Partial Edit” from The Editor.

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Welcome to DearEditor.com’s 2013 Revision Week!

posted 3/24/13

Dear Readers…

This week DearEditor.com brings together six prolific, bestselling, award-winning authors for a week of revision tips, insights, and stories from the trenches. Learn from writers who turn first drafts into lauded books every day—and enter the daily drawings for Free Partial Edits and the grand prize Full Manuscript Edit giveaway.

*Giveaway directions will be posted each with the interviews, starting tomorrow.

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NEWSFLASH: Revision Week Just Got Bigger!

posted 3/18/13

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The Editor is thrilled to announce that award-winning picture book author Susan Stevens Crummel will be joining the Revision Week lineup! Loved for her solo books as well as her collaborations with author/illustrator (and sister!) Janet Stevens, Susan will shed light on the ins and outs of working through a highly collaborative revision process.

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Announcing DearEditor.com’s Revision Week 2013, March 24-30!

posted 3/15/13

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Heads up! It’s almost time for DearEditor.com’s second annual Revision Week. The Editor is honored to host five authors—who have published a combined 270 best-selling and award-winning books—for a week of revision tips, insights, and stories from the trenches. Learn from writers who turn first drafts into lauded books every day—and enter the daily drawings for Free Partial Edits and the grand prize Full Manuscript Edit giveaway.

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