PlotWriMo Revise Your Novel

Do you have a half-finished story that won’t leave you alone? Completed a rough draft of your novel and are wondering “what do I do now“? Written 1000 drafts and still aren’t satisified? All writers benefit from taking time before rewriting to crystallize their vision of their novel, memoir, screenplay. Prepare for an in-depth rewrite with the help of a major re”vision”. Let PlotWriMo Revise Your Novel in a Month help. Follow step-by-step and revise what you’ve written. 
 PlotWriMo Revise Your Novel

In this 8 Video (5.5 hours) Series

I started PlotWriMo on my blog one long-ago December to support writers who took part in NaNoWriMo. Too many writers finish on the last day of November with a whole lot of words, not much of a story, and no plot. For years I ran the program in December as a follow-up to the November write-a-thon.
As writers asked for more, I invited Literary Agent Jill Corcoran (although Jill has moved on from agenting, her insight into the publishing world is invaluable) to join me. I expanded the program and together we filmed these videos to  provide step-by-step instruction on how to revise your:

• Concept
• Structure and design
• Tension and conflict
• Character growth and transformation
• Pacing
• Cause and effect
• Meaning
• Hook
• Polish
• Prose
in preparation for a major rewrite of your novel.

plotwrimoBefore You Rewrite, First Revise

Writing a novel, memoir, screenplay is all about rewriting & rewriting. FIRST revise with PlotWriMo Revise Your Novel in a Month.

Don’t wait until you have a first draft to get the video series.
If you have an inkling of a CONCEPT, get the VIDEO SERIES.
The videos will show you how to define your ENERGETIC MARKERS.
You’ll learn the difference between CRISIS and CLIMAX.
The VIDEOS constitute a ‘top to toe’ WRITING COURSE.  
Jill Corcoran & Martha Alderson, thank you for giving me the opportunity
to call myself a writer with pride.
Dolly D Napal

Great for Plotting, Structuring, Character Development, Dramatic Arc, Character Arc, Revision. Furthermore, identify and develop all four of your energetic markers. Solidify your Beginning, Middle and End including the all important Crisis / Dark Night and Climax / Triumph.

How to Use PlotWriMo

To complete PlotWriMo Revise Your Novel in a Month, watch two videos a week. Or, work at your own pace and take more or less time on the step-by-step exercises. You decide your revision pace as you explore and complete each video exercise based on your own individual needs in preparation for a major rewrite.

• 8 videos 
• 30 writing exercises- one for each day of the Revise Your Novel Month
PLUS, an agent’s insider tips to create books that agents, editors and readers will love. 

Just finished video 8.
I’m forever grateful for what has been the most impactful learning experience in my 50 years,
and for the kind words of encouragement Martha and Jill shared throughout the series.
You have made me stronger, wiser and more determined.

Drake Highlander


(NOTE: after you pay, you’ll receive an email with a link to a private page + password needed to view the video course. Happy Plotting!) 


a. Introduction 


Video #1
• Welcome
• How to Approach Revision
• Organization
• Concept
• Characters
• Story Titles


• Review
• Layers of Plot
• Transformation / Change
• Goals 
• Review
• Concept
• Energetic Markers 
• Plot Planner


• Review
• Scene and Summary
• Themes
• Character Motivation
• Antagonist
b. Video #5: CLIMAX 
• Review
• Preparation
• Anticipation
• Event
• Reaction
• 3 Major Plot Lines
• Antagonist Crisis
c. Video #6: BEGINNING & END 
• Review
• Beginning
• Traits, Skills, Knowledge, Beliefs
• Cause and Effect
• Antagonists


• Voice
• Transformational Journey
• Backstory Wound
• Subplots and Theme
• Crisis

• Every Word Perfect
• Sentence structure
• Dialog
• Prepare for Rewrite
• Rewrite


Testimonials for PlotWriMo Revise Your Novel in a Month 


(NOTE: after you pay, you’ll receive an email with a link to a private page + password needed to view the video course. Happy Plotting!) 

I just finished video 8 and all I can say is: WOW!
I want to thank Jill and Martha for developing and delivering such a wonderful, informative video course.
Last year, I retired early, at age 50, to pursue my lifelong dream of writing books for children and young adults.
I didn’t know what I didn’t know (well, I likely still don’t!),
but I trusted that with hard work and perseverance, I would magically become a published author.

It didn’t quite work out that way.
I live in a small place in Canada and my access to conferences and courses is very limited. 
I have been writing, writing, writing, and reading about writing,
but I knew I was still missing the mark.
So when I saw that Jill and Martha were offering this affordable course,
I jumped on it – I think I was one of the first ones in.
The beauty of this course is that they take you step by step,
day by day through the process.
And when you start having those “oh crap, I made THAT mistake, too?” moments,
they seem to already know they are coming,
and they encourage you to keep going, keep working through the process.
I truly believe that the money I spent for this course is
the best money I have ever spent on anything to do with writing.
And not only do you get hours of content,
you are able to go backwards and forwards and keep going back to the videos.
That is amazing!!!
As I start my final rewrite I am more confident than ever.
Do Jill and Martha promise that if you take this course you will become a published writer?
Of course not.
But if you are like me, and you are wondering why
your baby is not being met with widespread enthusiasm and dancing in the streets, well this course is for you.
I believe that by the end of this rewrite, I will have many agents asking to see the whole manuscript.
And how I write and rewrite books will be forever changed for the better.
Sorry to be so long-winded, but I really have to gush.
If you are like me, money is tight.
But this course is going to get you where you need to go!

Wendy Mcleod Macknight, author or Frame Up and It’s a Mystery Pig Face

More Testimonials

Loved this course. Best value on the market and
best ever advice from both sides of the publishing fence.
It doesn’t get any better!

Taryn Bashford

The amount of time, heartache, frustration, and hell
 these videos are saving me from is immeasurable. 
Kirsten Walgren Tulsian‬‬‬‬

I felt overwhelmed with my latest revision.
I feel like a weight has been lifted and I’m just on day one.
Rick Rowe

As I worked through all the videos I realized there were some things I knew,
but there were plenty of ah-ha moments too.
But the most important thing I walked away with was a wonderful sense of structure.
All these things need to be done in revision, and
Jill and Martha set you on the path to do it in a logical way.
Positive results will follow, so my thanks to you both.

Iris Woodley

I tend to write straight ahead, but going back through for my revisions with these videos is INVALUABLE!.
The homework is awesome.
I can’t recommend this any stronger.
I have already told people about it and I am just on video two. Great stuff!

Stephanie Olivieri

Just from setting up the Plot Planner alone,
weaknesses in my plot and overall story jumped out at me.
As a visual person, this one exercise has helped tremendously to pinpoint needed rewrites.
Thanks, Jill and Martha!

Dianna Lynn Goodpaste




(NOTE: after you pay, you’ll receive an email with a link to a private page + password needed to view the video course. Happy Plotting!)