Writing and Editing: Polishing a Manuscript

Ali Novak, Writer, Wattpad

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4 Videos (24m)
    • Introduction

      2:05
    • Revising Your Draft (Part I)

      7:00
    • Revising Your Draft (Part II)

      9:27
    • Editing Your Manuscript

      5:40

About This Class

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. 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.

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This class is presented in collaboration with Wattpad, the world's largest community for readers and writers. Looking for more writing classes? Check out more classes with Wattpad Stars, including Writing for Online Engagement with Rebecca Sky, Writing for Consistency with Ninya Tippett, and The Creative Writer's Toolkit with Lindsey Summers.

84 of 87 students recommendSee All

An excellent course giving step-by-step guidance on the post first draft phase of writing. The outcome should be a good quality manuscript. I will be watching it again as I continue to draft a novel.
a clear and concise breakdown of revision and editing that isn't overwhelming. Thanks for the class!!!

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Ali Novak

Writer, Wattpad

Ali Novak is a writer of My Life with the Walter Boys and various other hits on Wattpad. Her most recent novel, Heartbreakers, is now published.

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