Why Writing A Terrible Manuscript Is The Ace Up Your Writer Sleeve

The Lotus & Pen


Today we’re hanging with one of my favorite people in the world, who just so happens to be my go-to person when I need writing advice.

Lisa Papademetriou is an insanely talented New York Times bestselling author, but you should also listen to what she has to say because she’s a wicked good teacher. As a regular presenter at SCBWI conferences, a faculty member at Sierra Nevada College, and former children’s book editor, Lisa knows how to untangle the kind of tricksy craft knots that come with revision. She’s also no slouch when it comes to revising her own work. With approximately five thousand books under her belt (just a slight exaggeration), Lisa’s had to kill a lot of darlings. Total homicidal maniac.

I’m doing this series because 1. I love revision and want you to, as well and 2. I want you to come to the writing retreat I’m…

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