An exclusive good story company Webinar

Self-Editing for Writers

Hosted by
Mary Kole
October 3rd
11:00 am CDT

Here is What You'll Learn

How to Identify Your Writing Issues

Writers are notoriously poor at evaluating their work objectively, and this often leads them to submit too early and face rejection. I'll teach you how to identify common first draft issues that haunt the slush pile in your own work.

Working Smarter, Not Harder With Each Revision

Revision is difficult and writers often hit a point of frustration that keeps them from doing their best. The actionable tips presented in this webinar will help you get the most out of each revision, so you're doing truly transformative work instead of just moving commas around or hitting a wall.

What to Do About the Most Common Writing Problems

Once you know what your writing opportunities for growth are, what do you do? We'll spend a lot of time talking about how to fix common issues in a proactive and positive way.

How Do You Know You're Ready?

I'll also talk about figuring out how you know you're done revising, at long last. You won't submit prematurely after you know what to look for in polished, submission-ready work. We'll spend time talking about how to finish revising, and touch upon next steps.


About Mary Kole

Former literary agent Mary Kole provides consulting and developmental editing services to writers of all categories and genres, working on children’s book projects from picture book to young adult, and all kinds of trade market literature, including fantasy, sci-fi, romance and memoir.

She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and has worked at Chronicle Books, the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, and Movable Type Management. She has been blogging at since 2009. Her book, Writing Irresistible Kidlit, a writing reference guide for middle grade and young adult writers, is available from Writer's Digest Books.

October 3rd
11:00 am CDT
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