Revision Power

Do these common writing obstacles trip you up?

- A slow or so-so opening
- An article or story that's good but not quite great.
- Dialogue that weighs down the action.
- Lots of showing, but not a lot of telling. (And what's that mean anyway?)
- Your article or story is "too big" for the small word counts of children's literature.
- Nonfiction that feels like a dry list of facts and isn't an engaging as you envisioned.
- Sentences that don't quite convey the story or topic in an way-to-understand way.
- Your work doesn't seem to fit in anywhere in the market.

These are common problems writers like you have everyday.

What you need is a system that will help you see your manuscript in an objective way—a new way that will take your story or article from "meh' to OMG!



The deceptively simple 300-word story you encounter in a picture book or magazine for toddlers may have gone through dozens of drafts before it appeared in print. The seemingly straightforward article about endangered coral reefs you see in a middle-grade magazine may have been recast, reorganized, and revised until it scarcely resembled its first draft.

Was this the work of editors? No, it was work done by the writers themselves before they submitted their manuscripts for publication—a process of self-editing that shaped and polished their writing to professional standards and to each magazine’s requirements.

The goal of this self-led course is to teach you how to make self-editing a systematic part of your writing life—not an extra step you impose on yourself, but an ongoing, creative, and even pleasurable aspect of developing your ideas into polished, marketable stories and articles.

Revision Power includes 10 workshops with 101 units covering fiction and nonfiction revision strategies you work on at your own pace. With workshops, exercises, and checklists for books, articles, AND submissions - it's three revision courses in one!

You get:

- 10 workshops with downloadable PDFs and exercises
- A Children's Publishing Genre Guide
- Checklists in each workshop
- Raw examples - we show you how we polished them to make them shine
- Punctuation Pointers
- Dialogue samples that illustrate how to make corrections of common errors
- A magazine issue analysis guide so you know where, why, and to whom you’re submitting
- Age-targeting for fiction and nonfiction
- Quizzes in the Your Turn sections
- Book Markets for Children's Writers ebook
- Magazine Markets for Children's Writers ebook
- Revision Power: The Best Words to Write With ebook
- and much, much more.

Remember, it’s digital and online, you have access any time, anywhere you have an internet connection. Plus, it's lifetime access, so you can use these workshops on every manuscript you write.

 

 

Revision Power - SILVER

The SILVER level of Revision Power includes:

  • 10 workshops with a total of 101 units of revision strategies, worksheets, examples, and more
  • Book Markets for Children's Writers ebook
  • Magazine Markets for Children's Writers ebook
  • Revision Power: The Best Words to Write With ebook

Revision Power - GOLD

The GOLD level of Revision Power includes:

  • 10 workshops with a total of 101 units of revision strategies, worksheets, examples, and more
  • Book Markets for Children's Writers ebook and print version ($31.94 value)
  • Magazine Markets for Children's Writers ebook and print version ($31.94 value)
  • Revision Power: The Best Words to Write With ebook and print version ($24.94 value)
  • 50% off your first year in the Writers' Block membership group ($138 value)
  • 20% off critiques through our ICL/IFW Critique Service (value up to $1,900)

Revision Power -PLATINUM

 

The PLATINUM level of Revision Power includes:

  • 10 workshops with a total of 101 units of revision strategies, worksheets, examples, and more
  • Book Markets for Children's Writers ebook and print version ($31.94 value)
  • Magazine Markets for Children's Writers ebook and print version ($31.94 value)
  • Revision Power: The Best Words to Write With ebook and print version ($24.94 value)
  • FREE first year in the Writers' Block membership group ($276 value)
  • FREE First Pages Critique from an ICL/IFW Instructor (up to 500 words/$75 value)
  • 25% off critiques through our ICL/IFW Critique Service (value up to $2,375)
  • Interview with NYT Bestselling author and editor Emma Walton Hamilton about query letters
  • Interview with Philomel Associate Editor Talia Benamy on polishing your submission
  • Interview with award-winning author, poet, and writing instructor Renee LaTulippe on word level revisions.

 

 

 

Revision Power is a self-led course offered on our Institute for Writers Teachable Platform. Students have unlimited access to the material once registered. After you register, depending on how you pay, the charge on your credit card may show up as ICL or the Institute of Children's Literature, or
Institute for Writers or IFW or may include a link to Teachable.

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