Writing and Editing: Polishing a Manuscript | Learn with Wattpad (Skillshare)

Writing and Editing: Polishing a Manuscript | Learn with Wattpad (Skillshare)
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Writing and Editing: Polishing a Manuscript | Learn with Wattpad (Skillshare)
Join one of Wattpad's most successful writers Ali Novak for a fun, straightforward class on editing and revising your writing. While writing a draft is a feat in itself, revising and editing your work is when your story takes shape and the real writing begins! In this 25-minute class, Ali walks through the process of polishing a manuscript for publication.

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She works on strengthening each part of her story, examining plot holes, pacing, and character structure — all to help you learn a set of techniques to level up your writing and make your work clean, concise, and clear.

Whether you're a writer looking to get your work published, or you just enjoy writing and want to improve your critical eye, this class will help turn your ideas and drafts into well-developed, polished stories.

Polish a draft of your writing.

Your assignment is to take a draft of your own writing and polish it so it's ready to publish. Whether you publish on a personal blog, on Wattpad, with a publishing company, or just in your own space, use this prompt to get your draft to a place that makes you proud!

Be sure to consider the following key steps:

- Fix plot holes

- Examine character goals

- Kill your darlings

- Revise

- Edit

Share a polished final piece of writing with the class, and feel free to include your edits along the way. Feedback from fellow students will be very useful here!



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