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Webinar Replay: How to Revise Your Book Once, the Right Way, with Author, Mary Adkins

Editing is a lot of work. Here at ProWritingAid, we're doing everything we can to simplify the self-editing process. But we know that, sometimes, just having the right tools isn't enough. You need a strategy to get you from a rough first draft to a polished manuscript ready to send to a human editor.

That's why we reached out to award-winning author and writing coach, Mary Adkins, to pick her brains about how to make the editing process as painless as possible.

  1. Revise Your Book Once, the Right Way
  2. Award-Winning Author and Writing Coach, Mary Adkins

Revise Your Book Once, the Right Way

You can save yourself months of frustration by approaching revision with the proper mindset and priorities. Author Mary Adkins learned this the hard way: she rewrote her first novel, When You Read This, 13 times! But when she turned in her third novel, Palm Beach, to her editor at HarperCollins several months ago, she had only revised it once. What's the difference? It's all in the system Mary will teach you in this webinar. Watch the replay above now!

Award-Winning Author and Writing Coach, Mary Adkins

Mary Adkins is a writing coach and author of the novels When You Read This (Indie Next Pick and “Best Book of 2019” by Good Housekeeping) and Privilege (New York Post Best Book of the Week). Her books have been published in 13 countries, and her next novel Palm Beach will be published by HarperCollins in summer 2021. Her essays and reporting have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate, and more.

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Libby Bushill

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Libby is ProWritingAid’s Lifecycle Marketer. When she’s not dreaming up our writing tips newsletters, she loves yoga, spending time outdoors, and trying new recipes.

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You’ll find Libby’s work on all things writing and grammar across the internet on writing blogs.


After studying English Literature at University, she is living her dream working with words every day.

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Libby co-edited of The University of Reading’s A Room of Our Own project.

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