During the “Now What?” Months in January and February, we support the revision and publishing process.
It’s an extension of our anything-goes, fun-filled noveling philosophy, with the added aim of helping you fulfill your novel’s potential: from first draft to final.
Set new goals for your novel.
Use our Goal Trackers to set a creative goal for the beginning of the year, whether you want to keep track of the words added to your draft, or the hours you spend revising.
Polish your novel at a #NaNoNowWhat event!
To see what time an event starts in your time zone, click into the event, then click “copy to my calendar”.
Tuesday, January 22, at 4 PM PDT (Your Time Zone)
Don’t Abandon Your Book – Edit and Revise It!
NaNoWriMo is behind us. Now what? Join us as we explore how to move your manuscript toward completion and publication with expert publishing consultant Ally Machate. Plus, see the self-editing process in action as we work through a NaNoWriMo draft using AutoCrit, an online tool that helps you revise your manuscript with confidence.
AutoCrit is the world’s only editing software built exclusively for fiction writers. Powerful algorithms analyze your prose and provide instant, genre-specific feedback. With the click of a button, AutoCrit provides step-by-step recommendations for improving your manuscript in over 20 areas and guides you through the revision process. It’s the mentor that picks up where friends, family, and other beta readers leave off!
Wednesday, January 30, at 4 PM PDT (Your Time Zone)
Landing a publishing deal almost always starts with getting a literary agent. In this webcast, Reedsy’s Erin Young and Nathan Bransford teach you how to write and submit a query letter that will make agents sit up and request your manuscript. Your publishing journey starts right here.
Nathan Bransford is the author of How to Write a Novel and the Jacob Wonderbar series. He was formerly a literary agent with Curtis Brown Ltd. and writes a popular blog about the writing and publishing process at blog.nathanbransford.com. He lives in New York City, where he works as a freelance editor and online community consultant.
Erin Young is a writer, editor and literary agent living in Los Angles, CA. After several years working as an agent at Dystel, Goderich, & Bourret, Erin branched our to start her own literary management company, EY Literary Management. In her free time, she dabbles in writing librettos, her work most famously seen in “Hopscotch: A Mobile Opera.”.
Use these resources to make a revision and publishing plan.
Our “Now What?” Library
Find a community of writers and critique partners.
As always, there’s no better encouragement than your fellow writers. Meet beta readers and sympathetic ears here: