self editing for fiction writers how to edit yourself into print

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Self Editing For Fiction Writers Second Edition

Author : Renni Browne
ISBN : 0062012908
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published novels and short stories. In this completely revised and updated second edition, Renni Browne and Dave King teach you, the writer, how to apply the editing techniques they have developed to your own work. Chapters on dialogue, exposition, point of view, interior monologue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an expert editor would go through to perfect your manuscript. Each point is illustrated with examples, many drawn from the hundreds of books Browne and King have edited.

Self Editing For Fiction Writers

Author : Renni Browne
ISBN : UOM:39015032481460
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Covers characterization, exposition, point of view, dialogue, proportion, and voice

Revision And Self Editing For Publication

Author : James Scott Bell
ISBN : 9781599637105
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 26. 81 MB
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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.

Techniques Of The Selling Writer

Author : Dwight V. Swain
ISBN : 0806111917
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 40. 24 MB
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Techniques of the Selling Writer provides solid instruction for people who want to write and sell fiction, not just to talk and study about it. It gives the background, insights, and specific procedures needed by all beginning writers. Here one can learn how to group words into copy that moves, movement into scenes, and scenes into stories; how to develop characters, how to revise and polish, and finally, how to sell the product. No one can teach talent, but the practical skills of the professional writer's craft can certainly be taught. The correct and imaginative use of these kills can shorten any beginner's apprenticeship by years. This is the book for writers who want to turn rejection slips into cashable checks.

Stein On Writing

Author : Sol Stein
ISBN : 0312136080
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 32. 95 MB
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A practical guide for writers by a master editor who has worked with such figures as Dylan Thomas, James Baldwin, and Jack Higgins covers character development, speeding up the pace, applying the Actors Studio Method, and creating suspense and tension.

The Complete Guide To Editing Your Fiction

Author : Michael Seidman
ISBN : UOM:39015042558372
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 62. 25 MB
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Using an easy-to-reference format, experienced editor Seidman shows how to use "macro editing", style editing and market editing to create polished, publishable work.

The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit

Author : Elizabeth Lyon
ISBN : 0399528288
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 31. 35 MB
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ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING YOUR NOVEL PUBLISHED WITH THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND GUIDE Writers often spend years perfecting their first novel—then hit a dead end when it comes to getting it published. Learning to market your novel will make it stand out from the thousands of other books clamoring for the attention of an ever shrinking number of publishers. In this book, Elizabeth Lyon offers the wisdom of more than twenty years of experience as an author, book editor, writing instructor, and marketing consultant. Step-by-step, she details what editors want, what questions to ask them, and how to develop a marketing strategy. You will learn: · How to categorize your novel, and the sixteen ways of describing it · Nine ways of selling your novel · Descriptions of the jobs of literary agent, editor, and writer · Examples of actual story synopses, and successful query letters—in all the genres · How to prepare sample chapters · Thirty questions a writer needs to ask a prospective agent

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