Resource: The 4 Phases of Editing: How to Revise a Novel by Savannah Gilbo

If you’re like most of the writers I work with, getting to the end of a first draft feels both exciting and terrifying at the same time. You’ve probably been working on this story for x-amount of months (or maybe even years!) and all you want is for the story you wrote to (eventually) match the vision in your head. But how do you get there?

The 4 Phases of Editing: How to Revise a Novel

If you’ve never checked out Savannah Gilbo’s stuff, it’s time you did, right now, by clicking the above link to her post on editing! (There’s also an audio version available right in her blog post.)

Following NaNoWriMo, I’m sure that many of you (including myself, honestly) are trying to figure out how to edit your novel. Maybe you’re doing it for the first time or you’re trying to find a new and better method. Here, Savannah breaks it down into manageable stages and even offers a free worksheet to help out with revisions.

Having both listened to the podcast version of this post and received the worksheet, I can tell you that this is some valuable stuff! It’s a simple method, but a good one. It makes me excited to get started editing my novel in January, and I hope it does the same for you!

Happy writing!

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