Tessa Woodward

Editor

HarperCollins

Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

"Blurb request" = Asking other authors for quotes for the front cover. #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

At a pitch: "But who is the heroine?" - Tell me about the internal conflict. I need to know more about HER story. #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent
Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent
Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

Things that are not helpful to the revision process: YouTube videos of kittens, Googling cover model "inspiration," not writing #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent
Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent
Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent
Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

2) Is every scene moving the story forward? 3) What tropes are you exploring? Have you been successful?#AskAvonBks #NaNoWriMo

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

Things to think about while revising: 1) What are the themes that carry through the book? #AskAvonBks #NaNoWriMo

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

@JenTheEditor Good question. It really depends on the person. I'd give yourself at least a weekend... #AskAvonBks #NaNoWriMo

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

3b) Did I mention reread? Writing a book in a month is a whirlwind, you'll definitely need at least a proofread #AskAvonBks #NaNoWriMo

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

3) Once it's settled down a bit in your mind, go back and REREAD, REVISE, and (re)EDIT! #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

2) Now is the time to write up a synopsis, while it's all still fresh in your mind. #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

1st thing to do once you've finished your NaNoWriMo ms? Take a breath and pat yourself on the back! You've just written a book! #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent
Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent
Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

What kinds of heroines do we need to see more of? #askAvonBks

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent
Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent