The Rewritten Word: How to Sculpt Literary Art No Matter The Genre

ABOUT Aggie Villanueva

Aggie Villanueva
BIOGRAPHYAggie’s how-to, The Rewritten Word, held multiple Amazon category bestseller status for over seventeen months (and still holding), and Amazon Categories Create Best Sellers  hit multiple category bestseller three days after release at Kindle. Published at Thomas Nelson before More...


2011 winner of the Global eBooks Award in Writing/Publishing. The only How-to-Write book that has nothing to do with writing. It’s all about rewriting.

The pocket book’s purpose is for an author to start with an article they feel is finished and ready for publication. Each chapter ends with a lesson where authors can rewrite according to principles learned in that chapter. Repeat and rinse for each chapter’s lesson. This little pocket book tackles a huge subject, so Aggie Villanueva says she “attempted to teach tomes worth of rewriting knowledge by example; wasting not a word. I was even surprised how few words it took to get the lessons across, since one of my biggest writing sins is verbosity. Even Villanueva’s “lessons by example” are filled with more examples of published work where she proposes how each could have been rewritten. Available also at the iPad Bookstore and Barnes & Noble

The Rewritten Word is a brilliant little book! Villanueva tackles the "how-to" subject of writing with concise examples, lessons and exercises designed to help both the novice and established author. The information can be applied to fiction and nonfiction, as well as full length books, articles and essays. This is not a dry read or boring guide. Villanueva entertains while she goes about demonstrating her points. A must for anyone looking to make his or her writing more dynamic. 
Darcia Helle, Quiet Fury Books 

This is really excellent advice and something many authors need. I know it will be extremely helpful not only to beginning writers but to experienced writers as well. 
Lillie Amman, author and editor at 

Is your writing sin verbosity? Slow, passive voice? Lack of clarity? The problem isn’t in your writing, but rewriting skills. Find help in "The Rewritten Word: How to Sculpt Literary Art no Matter the Genre."This book gives concise solutions by example in only 5 lessons-- to lightening-charge your writing permanently. 
Judy Cullins, Writing Coach, Book Publishing Coach  

The Rewritten Word is broken into five lessons with the first four pertaining to all writings.  Her 1st lesson ‘Organization’ talks about “cutting to the chase” by eliminating rambling and teaches the writer to put their words in order of importance.  In lesson 2 you will learn how to cut unnecessary words to create a better flow.  I’m sure we are all guilty of over wording not just our writings but even our conversations.  Lesson 3 talks about passive phrases giving examples in “past tense vs. present.”   I’ve often noticed, through my reading as well as listening to speakers, the use of the word “I”.  This overuse tends to make me feel that the person speaking or writing thinks entirely too much of themselves.  Lesson 4 stresses the use of the right words.  Aggie shares the importance of using a thesaurus when choosing words.  I find this to be of value to me when choosing a name for a new recipe.  It needs to be simple and understandable but catchy at the same time.  And Lesson 5 brings all lessons together in the writing of fiction and setting moods.  

Rewritten Word is only 35 pages (electronic version, 60 pages in Amazon Paperback, 75 pages at Lulu) long but those 35 pages are packed full of useful information that all writers, I feel sure, will find useful.
Martha Cheeves, A Book & A Dish

I would have to recommend this to all fellow writers when your stuck in a rut and can't get out of it. Oh yes, I am talking about the dreaded writers block. I think this book is also a great reference book to go back to, it will remind writers as to why we do what we do. It's about the ideas, thoughts, and our passion down on paper. It's about going back to the drawing board and to work with what we have. Go pick up this book, my plot bunnies thank Aggie!
Denise Alicea, The Pen & Muse

Like Aggie tells us We never get too good to improve our writing… I like her advice to launch readers into your word flow, and guide them with a concise rudder… Aggie advises us clarity and conciseness keeps us published and read. I’ve learned a lot from Aggie, her web and The Rewritten Word. I’ve learned not to use I so much; to not use many ings; and to trust the experts like Aggie when it comes to rewriting, editing, promotion and getting our books published. Whether you are a beginner writer or not, you will want to keep this reference handy to learn or relearn the magic of addition and subtraction when rewriting. Smooth, easy reading. FIVE STARS
Joyce White