Resources for after NaNoWriMo (or any first draft!)
You’re ALMOST to the end!! One day left to reach your NaNo goals–to hit that 50K word count mark or to revise your manuscript or whatever it is you set out to do this November.
You got this. I know it…and heck, maybe you’ve already typed “The End” or maybe you said, “Screw this” on day 1. Doesn’t matter. What matters is that you DID something, and that’s always better than doing nothing.
And now, to help you on your journey after NaNoWriMo, I’ve compiled a list of resources both on my blog and across the web.
Also, before I share those resources, I want to offer you all an ENORMOUS THANK YOU! Thank you so, so, so, SO much for making the NaNaNoWriMo Bootcamp so awesome! For interacting with me for the entirely too brief 2 weeks that I was doing NaNo. For joining in the #BAMFWordBattles and cheering each other on. And for making this hands-down THE BEST NANOWRIMO YET! I cannot possibly express how much love I have for you all or how amazing this November 2013 was for me. ♥
Now enough of my yapping. Onto the helpful list!!
Helpful Revision Resources
- How I Revise a Novel (from me, Sooz!)
- Editing for People Who Hate Editing (from Rachel Aaron)
- Post NaNo Revisions: An Agent’s Persepctive (from YA Highway)
- Revising Your Novel Links (from YA Highway)
- First Five Pages Workshop (from Adventures in Children’s Publishing)
- The First 250 Words (from The Other Side of the Story)
- The Little Things Holding a Story Back (from the Other Side of the Story)
- How to Start Revising (from the Other Side of the Story)
- Holly Lisle’s How to Revise Your Novel (note this is just an intro; the full course isn’t free)
- From Rough to Final (from Maggie Stiefvater)
Helpful Resources for Getting a Literary Agent
- Researching Literary Agents (from me :))
- The Parts of a Good Query Letter (also from me!)
- Literary Rambles (the entire site is a wealth of information)
- The Query Process (from YA Highway)
- The Submission Process list of links (from The Other Side of the Story)
- Courageous Querying (from Maggie Stiefvater)
- Writing a Query from the Ground Up (this is a special offer to readers of this blog ONLY! Email me for the worksheet. Susan @ susandennard . com)
Helpful Publishing/Industry Resources
- How to Get Traditionally Published
- Publishing Road Map (from YA Highway)
- The Publishing Biz (from the Other Side of the Story)
- Publishing Does Not Want to Eat Your Heart (from Maggie Stiefvater)
Other Generally Helpful and Awesome Resources
- My For Writers Page
- The Other Side of the Story (from author Janice Hardy)
- Adventures in YA Publishing (from several amazing authors)
- Helping Writers Become Authors (from K.M. Weiland)
- Pub(lishing) Crawl (from a bunch of authors and industry pros)
- The Bookshelf Muse (for improving your prose)
- Time and Date (for knowing the weather/sun patterns in history)
- Archive.org (for researching historical documents)
So there you have it. It’s not the longest of lists, but hopefully you can find something helpful on there. And of COURSE, share your own favorite online resources in the comments!
Happy last days of NaNo, my friends!! (And P.S., I get back next week and should return to blogging later in the week. ♥)
October 1, 2014 @ 11:32 am
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