Agent Monday: Novel Revision Webinar!

conceptHappy Agent Monday, everyone. Notice the lapse in posts? Yeah, I’ve been SO busy over the past few weeks pitching client works to publishers, I haven’t had a moment to spare. But it’s been exciting! Are you working on a novel manuscript that you hope will excite agents and publishers alike? Then you probably know it’s vital to have that manuscript in its best possible shape before you send it out. Revision is a vital step, but where to begin? I’m excited to be teaching a  Writer’s Digest Webinar that can help…HOW TO REVISE YOUR NOVEL FOR SUBMISSION: SELF-EDITING TECHNIQUES THAT WORK.

This 90-minute live webinar runs on Thursday, November 17th, starting at 1 p.m. The cost is $89.99, which also includes a live Q&A with me where all questions are answered, plus participants get to submit their first 5 manuscript pages to me afterwards for a personal critique. I’m really looking forward to sharing what I’ve learned about revision techniques as both an author of novels, and as a Literary Agent actively acquiring clients and selling novels to commercial publishers. I especially like that this is such a personal approach, allowing me to really meet the needs of writers seeking guidance. And I also like that we can all do this from the comfort of our own homes, which is super convenient for everyone! Note that even if you can’t attend the webinar live, you can still register and you will receive the recording of it (as will all participants, so they can go back and review what was said), plus be able to sub those 5 pages for my personal critique. If you are interested, you can get more info and register by clicking here.

In the webinar, I’ll break down the revision process, revealing steps you can take to systematically self-edit your manuscript. I plan to share tricks I’ve picked up while editing my own novels, and show how to spot and correct problems with essential elements like pacing, structure, characters, dialogue and plot. Plus I’ll talk about how you can pull a reader (or an agent) deeper into your fictional world.

So check it out! And maybe I’ll *see* you there.


*Marie is a Literary Agent at The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency in New York City. To keep up with all her Agent Monday posts, subscribe to her site.

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4 thoughts on “Agent Monday: Novel Revision Webinar!

  1. Sounds AMAZING Marie! You have so much experience and knowledge to share. Folks will be lucky to take this with you! I am in the midst of revising a beast of a manuscript myself…and taking a break to do NaNoWriMo for the 1st time (eek!).

    • Hi Donna,

      Thanks – you are so sweet! And good luck with NaNoWriMo. These sorts of things are great shake out the cobwebs writing challenges. I did a book in a week challenge – and it was a blast…okay, so I didn’t end up with a full book in that time, but I did write a ton…


  2. This sounds great, Marie. I’ll be on retreat at Highlights Foundation, finishing up my novel. So maybe that’s an ideal time to take 90 minutes and immerse myself in revision recommendations, under your expert guidance. Plus, a chance to see your smiling face and hear your voice!

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