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“10 Tools to Remodel Your Novel”

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Have a novel or memoir manuscript you’d like to submit for publication? Prefer to DIY when comes to revision? “10 Tools to Remodel Your Novel” is a powerful revision guide that empowers creative writers with ten important self-editing skills to improve short story, novel or memoir manuscripts. This stylish PDF workbook retails for $19.99 and contains hands-on exercises designed by authors, editors and college creative writing instructors to help you get your book publication-ready.

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According to author Dani Shapiro, a writer’s raw material is not the blank page, but the rough draft. Yet many writers lose momentum when it comes time to revise.

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They judge early efforts harshly.

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They tinker before rethinking structure.

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They fail to think like readers.

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They pay copyeditors to fine-tune what needs to be revised.

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What’s worse, these writers often feel guilty that they haven’t completed and published their creative projects . . .  already!

Look: it’s worthy work to turn a rough draft into a realized dream, but this work can also be challenging. It requires a unique voice, technical mastery of story structure, and a healthy dose of reverence for each stage of the creative process. Rather than ending with the Ah-Ha moments that characterize breakthroughs while drafting, creativity extends through a period of critical refinement, wherein ideas must be better packaged to impact audiences. The secret to success in this stage is to keep the dream big while breaking revision efforts into ten small, actionable tasks.

This is my specialty. Over the last decade, I’ve designed and taught original courses on revision to creative writers at Phoenix College and Arizona State University. The result? Writers in workshops became less anxious about drafting perfect work and opened to the process of re-envisioning. Through a series of focused exercises, drafts gained clarity and power. Stories moved closer to their authors’ intent. Novel openings became polished.

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Ready to give your revision clarity and focus?

The Writing Cycle’s custom e-Guide includes:

  • A thoughtful examination of what it means to revise a book or story.
  • Ten specific revision techniques from acclaimed authors and editors.
  • Straight talk and clear examples of these craft strategies.
  • Hands-on exercises designed to put your project through its paces.
  • Tips on how to best identify your audience and key scenes.
  • As always, reverence for the nature of your creative process.

Pre-order Today

$19.99











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“Carol knows what agents and publishers are looking for. She truly motivates writers who have found themselves stuck in revision or lost during their quest to publication.”

— Deborah J Ledford,
Suspense Thriller Novelist – 2014 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Audio Book, CRESCENDO, narrated by Christina Cox.

“Every single one of Carol’s lectures electrified me. The way she broke down the revision process really helped to dissuade my anxieties about writing. She focused on the real crunch and mechanics of writing, not just the ideas. My writing improved greatly even from the first week. Her exercises were extremely helpful.”

- Student, Arizona State University’s Creative Writing program, 2014

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