Revise for Publication: Revision Strategies That Will Improve Any Draft Video Download

Revise for Publication: Revision Strategies That Will Improve Any Draft Video Download

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  • You're a writer who is confused about where or how to revise
  • You're a writer who is ready to revise but needs support
  • You're a writer who wants to go more deeply into their work
  • You're a writer who wants to be published in any form
  • You're a writer who has completed a draft


So you want to be published? It's been said that after the wild creative outpouring, real writing happens in the art of revision. Your best chance of attracting readers is through strong revision, or “re-seeing" of your work, to appeal to readers of all stripes. Writers who learn to love revision are more likely to write publishable work that wins readers and leads to deeper satisfaction in the writer's craft.

This presentation helps any writer with the goal of publication learn to love revision. You can learn to enjoy revision by breaking it down into simple, successful “waves," and easy-to-use “tools" that you'll use over and over.

By the end of this presentation you will not only have tackled revision issues within your work but will be able to embrace remaining revision with a positive attitude.


  • Four fun strategies that give each stage of revision a ‚Äúpersonality"
  • How to inventory what you have before you begin to revise
  • How to allow access to your wild creativity
  • Pleasurable methods for sharpening and tightening
  • The difference between ‚Äútinkering" and ‚Äútransforming"
  • A painless plot overhaul
  • How to identify what's missing from your manuscript
  • How to add page-turning tension on every page
  • A final checklist on whether you're ready to seek publication


Jordan is a writing coach, freelance editor and author of the writing guidesMake a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time, and, with Rebecca Lawton, Write Free: Attracting the Creative Life. She has also published two suspense novels, Forged in Grace and, under the pen name J.P. Rose: Night Oracle. Her freelance articles have appeared in such publications as, Boutique Design, Marin Magazine, Publisher's Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, St. Petersburg Times, Whole Life Times, The Writer and Writer's Digest magazine. Her book commentaries have appeared on The California Report, a news-magazine produced by NPR-affiliate KQED radio.

Jordan is working on two forthcoming writing books from Writer's Digest Books: A Writer's Guide to Persistence: A Toolkit to Build & Bolster a Lasting Writing Practice (Spring: 2015), and, with Martha Alderson,“The Plot Whisperer," Deep Scenes: Plot Your Story Scene-by-Scene Through Action, Emotion & Theme (Fall, 2015).

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