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    ReviMo – Day 5, 6 & 7

    Ok, so the end of ReviMo 2014 has arrived. How did you do? I didn’t do too badly. I admit that I didn’t quite get around to revising 7 manuscripts but I did manage 5 and that is the important part – that some of my picture book manuscripts did get a good looking over and a bit of sprucing. If I hadn’t have entered this writing challenge at all, I would have achieved nothing, so 5/7 to me is a bonus. Day 5 Revisions This manuscript was another idea from my stay in Dunedin, New Zealand. It will hopefully be a historical fiction picture book (my favourite type to…

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    ReviMo – Day 3 and 4

    Phew! The days are whizzing by! I am busy with kids on their holidays, a birthday boy, joining in #illo52weeks and ReviMo – so yesterday even though I participated in Day 3 of ReviMo, I didn’t get time write a post about it. So I am doing 2 in one today. Day 3 Revisions I revisited a relatively new manuscript which was begun during last years PiBoIdMo 2013 writing challenge This story came about because of a few nick nacks I found whilst on one of my weekly walks (there is a lot of sitting down with writing and illustrating) It has been critiqued once, and rewritten twice. Yesterday was…

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    ReviMo – Day 2

    Yes, I know I am writing two posts on the same day but international times always confuse me as does daylight savings. This causes huge problems when I enter USA writing challenges online. As a teenager in Jersey, Channel Islands, every year I would go to my Saturday job an hour too early or an hour too late when the clocks went back and forward. It is something I will never beat! Anyway, today is day 2 for ReviMo and you can read Meg Miller’s latest post with Miranda Paul  here: ReviMo day 2 – Interview with Miranda Paul Day 2 revisions: I revisited an old picture book manuscript started…

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    ReviMo – Revise More Picture Books Week – Day 1

    A new year comes with new challenges. I have already mentioned how I have started a new illustration challenge here: 52 week illustration challenge My next challenge is by Meg Miller: ReviMo – Revise More Picture Books Week – from January 12-18, 2014.      So today I sat down and looked back at an oldie but a goodie. I like to look at manuscripts that have been put to the side for a while as it helps me look back at them with fresh eyes. This particular manuscript was started in May 2012 and was received well by my critique group but it is a hard sell to publishers. It is…