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March:2015 - Be Fearless: Ask For Help

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           After drafting multiple books and outlining countless ideas, I concluded I needed to get serious about publishing. My regular "Critique" group produced a list of revision suggestions. I didn't want to start this process before checking if someone else stepped out a revision process.Deep in my soul I realized someone created a It was then I took the bold move and asked for help.                 I belong to several writers group on FACEBOOK. I reached out to members on Writer Unboxed ( This group is by invitation.) My plead was simple: " Help! I am in Revision Hell!  Any tips on how to focus and get the work done ? "         The response was fantastic. Encouragement, food ideas, time management suggestions, and this wonderful site  Fiction University ,  e nter "Revision Plan" in the search box on the left hand side of the page. You ascend to another place where there are choices and plans to help you create your process of revising.

March 2015- Be Fearless: REVISE

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Revision:  the act of reconsidering, altering, changing      Look at each word, sentence, paragraph, and chapter. Seek to set the scene for the action and the characters. Action moves the plot.  It is a systemic process designed by the writer.           Tools exist to support authors during the revision process. Some of the available products are as follows:  AutoCrit  assists writers with pacing, dialogue, momentum, wording, passive voice, and repetition issues. Grammarly ,  Spell Check, the Dictionary, and Theasarus  provides authors with verb agreement, correct spelling, and vocabulary choices. Scrivener  offers writers the choice to select the option of check spelling and grammar as they type. Tools are helpful, but reading your document aloud in a room by yourself, the cat, or dog helps find the small often overlooked issues.                        Every writer needs to create a proof reading checklist. Align your list with the publisher's "style guideline