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Revision Journal for Writers

When I began writing novels, the first drafts were MESSY. My character arcs were inconsistent, the stakes were weak at best, and my setting descriptions were boring and redundant.

But none of that mattered because I'd just finished a shiny new story(!) and could fix all of that in revisions.

Cut to me months later struggling through the most painful of things I liked to call The Dreaded Draft 2.

The thing is, stories contain 20 bazillion details, which means that there are 20 bazillion details for us as the author to keep track of. We also have the daunting task of making sure our characters, plot, and overall story are interesting enough to keep readers turning the page.

All of this added up to my revisions being incredibly overwhelming. I’d get stuck and frustrated, writing dozens of sticky notes that I’d either lose or that would only confuse me more.

I needed a single, comprehensive resource to help me organize my thoughts and create a plan.

Thus, the Revision Journal was born!

I use this journal when I revise every one of my stories. It’s helped me immensely over the years, and I hope it helps you too!

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