Last week we published a guest article from Immanuela Meijer, an editor and the Paolini family’s assistant, who offered invaluable advice on editing the first draft of your manuscript. The essay is a must-read for anyone now facing the daunting task of working with the first draft of their book!
Immanuela’s editorial was a fitting end to our month-long event aiming to help our community of aspiring authors successfully participate in NaNoWriMo, the annual challenge to pen a 30,000 word novel throughout November. In addition to our editing advice article, other posts included:
- Christopher Paolini’s advice on plotting your story and worldbuilding
- These writing tips and tricks from Christopher Paolini will help you grow as an author!
- Young authors share how inspiration from Christopher helped them succeed with writing
- How to edit your book or manuscript
Now, as a culmination to our month-long writing advice adventure, we’ve partnered with Immanuela and Talewind Editing to give away one of her “two page preview” edits, which she describes on her website:
Many patterns are clear within the first paragraphs of a book. The preview  allows you to receive feedback that you can apply to the rest of the project before submitting the completed manuscript. It’s also a great way to see if Talewind Editing is a good match—like any good relationship, both parties should feel at ease working with one another.
A winner has been chosen! Congratulations to Elyse P.!
Enter to Win – Rules and Requirements
For a chance to win, answer our question about the status of your book/manuscript in the widget below. One winner will be selected at random and should they meet the required criteria (an actual in-progress or finished draft/book), they’ll be contacted via email to coordinate the prize!
The giveaway ends on December 11th at 11:59 PM MST and a winner will be announced on December 12th.
Fine print: We reserve the right to disqualify any entrant we feel is going against the spirit of the giveaway by using multiple accounts or employing other nefarious means to game the system. Additionally, we will disqualify any entrant who is not seriously working/hasn’t completed a book to be edited.
You can learn more about Immanuela’s editing services by visiting TalewindEditing.com.