Editing Toolbox

My weekly blog

… offers in-depth insight and advice on all aspects of writing craft and writing life (delivered directly to your in-box here.)

How Writers Revise

Published authors share the challenges and setbacks they’ve navigated on the road to their success, as well as their direct insights into how they edit and revise their own writing, pulling back the curtain on the part of the writing process that’s often invisible to authors.

Free downloadable guides

“Get It Edited: How to Find, Vet, and Work with the Right Editor for Your Story”: a thorough guide to knowing when you’re ready for an edit, what type of edit you need, where to find experienced pros, and how to make sure you’re getting a reputable, knowledgeable editor who’s the right fit for you and your manuscript.

“Self-editing Checklist”: an extensive list of questions to ask yourself to make sure your manuscript is ready to submit or publish.

“Story Sketch Template”: Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, this template can help serve as a “map” to keep your story focused, cohesive, and propulsive.

“Getting What You Need From Beta Readers”: Guide your beta readers toward practical, actionable feedback—by offering specific questions for them to consider.