How to Revise a Novel

Ready to Tackle a Full Manuscript Revision?

We have a method for that.

Revising doesn't have to be overwhelming, scary, or's where the GOOD stuff happens.

Utilizing Jennie Nash's step-by-step revision project plan, you will practice your self-editing skills on one chapter of your novel so you can feel confident about moving forward with the whole thing. You’ll begin by considering a book you didn’t love and cultivating the revision mindset. After watching Jennie’s 90-minute video lesson on her revision process, you’ll go through deep dive lessons on the one-page book summary, the two-tier outline, the chapter audit, and the manuscript audit. Worksheets with specific revision tools such as the Stoplight Strategy help you create an actionable plan, and can be reused for future manuscripts. You’ll also find three hours of bonus videos including Jennie’s Four Perspectives Theory of Revising presentation, and two “behind the scenes” interviews with writers who have taken this course. How to Revise a Novel is self-paced and can be taken anytime.

Special Live Event with Jennie Nash

Purchase the course and submit your One-Page Book Summary by July 23 for your chance to have your work reviewed live by Jennie Nash on August 13, 2019!

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Class Curriculum

  Jennie's How to Revise a Novel Webinar
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  Step 1: Step Back and Consider the Whole Story
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  Step 2: Zero In On the First Chapter
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  Step 3: Execute the Fixes
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  Step 5: Make a Project Plan for Completing Your Revision
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  Join Jennie Nash for a live One-Page Book Summary Critique on August 13, 2019 at 4 PM Pacific
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  Join us live on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 4 PM Pacific
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What Our Students Have To Say

"First of all, do it! Because everything is scary. I mean at some point, everything is scary. But, it's so worth it."

- K.C. Karr, author and Author Accelerator member

"It was absolutely what I needed to figure out what steps to take after completing my first draft."

- Laura Boss, author

"I loved the live sessions of the class. I think the process was clearly explained and it's effective. It's not one I've used before so I learned something new."

- Laurie Tom, author and Author Accelerator member

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Your Instructor

Jennie Nash
Jennie Nash

Jennie is the author of eight books: three memoirs, four novels, and a guide for writers.

Her book publishing credentials include:

Simon & Schuster | Scribner | St. Martin's Press | Penguin | CreateSpace (Amazon's self-publishing arm)

She has freelanced for dozens of publications, including:

GQ | Child | Glamour | The Huffington Post | The New York Times

She has been on staff at:

Random House | New York Woman magazine

She has been featured on blogs such as:

Jane Friedman | The Write Practice | Compose | Write to Done | Writer Unboxed | and many others.

Lately, her private clients have been racking up some seriously awesome success – books published by Scribner, Norton, Hazeldon, Ten Speed, and Simon & Schuster; self-published books that have won top awards; and writers who have landed some of the best literary agents in the business.

One client recently landed on the front page of the Sunday review section in the New York Times, and the next week, went on the "Today" show.

Jennie has been an instructor at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program for 12 years. She lives in Santa Barbara, CA, with her husband and has two grown daughters.

Some of Jennie's raving clients:

"Want to change your life? Hire Jennie!"
"You have this amazing ability to explain how a story actually works, and not in a hoity-toity way but in a way I actually GET and can DO."
"I've never seen anyone with so much whip-cracking, can-do, positive energy."

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is your refund policy?
No refunds will be offered for our one-day workshops, so please be sure you are prepared for the payment and the work!
Do I need to be available for the live event?
No. You will have access to the recording of the live event within 72 hours of its completion.
Will I revise my entire manuscript in this course?
The goal of How to Revise a Novel is to gain the skills needed to successfully revise your novel so you can feel confident about sending it out in the world. You will learn HOW to revise – the theory and the practice – and will work through one chapter of your manuscript. You will end the course with a clear plan for finishing your full manuscript revision.
What comes after I do the How to Revise a Novel course?
If you enjoyed the material covered in the course, and need support to finish revising your manuscript, you can join our Manuscript Accelerator program, a 6-month no-excuses plan for for finishing your manuscript. The How to Revise a Novel course is set to flow right into Manuscript Accelerator. For details, please email us at
What kind of technical support do you offer?
We'll be honest. We are not technical support experts. As a result, we are able to provide minimal technical support to resolve any issues you might have accessing our courses and our materials. For more details, please read the full FAQ on our web site at

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