Revising picture books

With the various challenges I’ve been taking part in, I have a lot of first drafts of picture books, but not so many ready to submit to publishers. Like a diamond, they need a bit of polishing to get them in to shape.

This morning I discovered this:

ReviMo – January 2014

The idea appears quite simple – for one week in January (12-18 to be exact), we dust off some of those first drafts and revise them. There are some great prizes to be won, quite apart from the satisfaction of getting some of these picture books out of the draft stage and closer to something that can be submitted.

I know that the revision stage is something I struggle with, so this could be a great kick up the butt to get these manuscripts into shape. Some of the prizes listed would also be very, very useful.

If you’re wanting some help and support for revising your picture book manuscripts, click here for more details.

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  1. Beth Gallagher says:

    Thanks, Melissa, for this info! Now I have loads of drafts that need some beautifying, so this would be perfect! 🙂

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