• By Jacquelyn White
  • Posted Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Writing Wednesday Tips for Teens - Week 5

Well you aspiring teen writers we’ve come to the very last video in this series. This week Frank is back to talk about the importance of revision. I really hope you’ve learned so much from this mini-series and it’s helping you succeed.


As you head into the final weeks and days of the National Novel Writing Month start thinking of what comes next. National Novel Writing Month is just the beginning.

Looking for more help? Try this book:

The Last Draft : A Novelist's Guide to Revision by Sandra Scofield

This wise and friendly guide shows writers how to turn first-draft manuscripts into the novels of their dreams. A critic, longtime teacher, and award-winning novelist, Sandra Scofield illustrates how to reread a work of fiction with a view of its subject and vision, and how to take it apart and put it back together again, stronger and deeper. Scofield builds her explanations around helpful concepts like narrative structure, character agency, and core scenes, using models from classic and contemporary writers. The detailed, step-by-step plan laid out in The Last Draft offers invaluable advice to both novice and experienced writers alike. In Scofield, they will find a seasoned, encouraging mentor to steer them through this emotional and intellectual journey.

Frank Morelli

Frank Morelli is the author of the young adult novel, No Sad Songs (2018), a 2019 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers nominee, a VOX top Hopepunk title, and winner of a 2019 American Fiction Award for best coming-of-age story.

The first book in his debut middle grade series, Please Return To: Norbert M. Finkelstein, was released in September 2019 and was named a Book Excellence Award finalist. The second installment in the ‘Please Return To’ series, Please Return To: Toby Solanois now available wherever books are sold.

Morelli’s fiction and essays have also been featured in The Saturday Evening Post, Cobalt Review, Philadelphia Stories, and Highlights Magazine.

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