Welcome to our 2nd #ReVISIONweek Tune-Up Day of the year! HOORAY!
Pull out a manuscript (or two) and get ready to PACK YOUR PAGE SPREADS!
When we ensure that each page spread is as strong as possible, we craft manuscripts that are satisfying and riveting. You can use the following pinwheel as a guide:
As the pinwheel shows, you can check to see that each page spread has the following components as you revise:
⬜ Visual Language/Illustrator Bait
⬜ Increasing Tension
⬜ If Appropriate to Your Manuscript’s Structure: Escalating Attempts
⬜ Movement and/or Scene Change
⬜ Details That Move the Narrative Arc Forward
⬜ Lyrical Language Devices (Like Consonance, Assonance, the Rule of Three, etc)
⬜ Slowed Pacing as Necessary
⬜ Faster Pacing as Necessary
⬜ A Satisfying Page Turn That Leads the Reader Into the Next Spread
I hope this helps you pack each page with rich, detailed, and intriguing tidbits that:
move your narrative arc forward,
highlight your character’s rich personality,
support smooth pacing,
hone in on your emotional arc,
and craft a manuscript that knocks agents’ and editors’ socks off!
And now for prizes:
If you spend time revising today (any amount of time will do), you can enter the Rafflecopter to win one of these fabulous prizes!
You will have until Sunday, the 11th to enter so don’t delay! Winners will be announced on Monday, April 12th.
Happy Revising Everyone!
Feel. Write. Risk.
Lauren, Joana, Katie, Lynne, Michal, and Shannon