• The Writer’s Nook Podcast Episode 16: Self-Editing and the Revision Process

    Self-editing can feel daunting, especially after completing a challenge like NaNoWriMo. Where do you start? What steps should you take? Hannah and Leah share their insight and best tips for managing the self-editing and revision process, applicable on anything from a novel to a short story. Be sure to follow us on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher,…

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  • How to Make Novel Revisions Pain-Free

    Once you’ve finished your draft, it’s time to revise. Whether you’re staring at a 300-page manuscript or a 1500-word blog post, revisions can feel overwhelming. “How do I know I’ve revised enough?” “What if I still find a typo after I publish?” “Where do I even start?” All are valid questions, and I’m hoping this…

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  • How I Wrote My Novel in Less Than 3 Months

    Is it possible to draft a 100,000-word fantasy novel in less than three months? Short answer: yes, it’s totally possible! In my last blog post, I talked about how I wrote over 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo in November 2019. I’ve never won NaNoWriMo before, and this is the first novel-length draft I’ve finished for myself…

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  • A Book Editor’s NaNoWriMo Experience

    With the new month here (I’m writing this in December 2019) and the end of NaNoWriMo, I wanted to write about my experience as a book editor and writing coach taking part in this popular writing challenge. My Fiction Writing Background Before we get started, I think it’s important that you know where I’m coming…

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