Revision and Self-editing for Publication

Revision and Self-editing for Publication

Techniques for Transforming your First Draft Into A Novel That Sells

Book - 2012 | Second edition.
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Take your first draft from so-so to sold!

You've finished the first draft of your novel--congratulations! Time to have a drink, sit back...and start revising. But the revision process doesn't have to be intimidating. Revision and Self-Editing for Publication, Second Edition gives you the tools and advice you need to transform your first draft into a finished manuscript that agents and editors will fight for.

Inside you'll find:

Self-editing techniques for plot, structure, character, theme, voice, and more that can be applied as you're writing to reduce your revision workload. Methods for fine-tuning your first draft into a tight, well-developed piece of literature. The Ultimate Revision Checklist, which seamlessly guides you through the revision process, step by step. New Chapter! Exercises and techniques for "deepening" your work to engage and excite readers like never before.

Whether you're writing a novel currently or have finished the first draft, Revision and Self-Editing for Publication, Second Edition will give you the guidance you need to revise your manuscript into a novel ready to be sold.

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, [2012]
Edition: Second edition.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781599637068
Branch Call Number: 808.3 BEL 2012
Characteristics: 281 pages ;,22 cm


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Revise, revise, revise. Rewrite, rewrite, rewrite. Tips for self-editing and information on publishing.

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This is one of the many books recommended by NaNoWriMo & Camp NaNoWriMo.

May 30, 2013

As an aspiring author, I found this book very helpful. James Scott Bell is a talented author and he shares a ton of helpful information in this book.

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May 30, 2013

James Scott Bell shares what he has learned from years of being an author. He shows you have to fine tune your manuscript through self-editing your own work. He covers everything from the most common mistakes to more in depth editions for content.


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