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Revision And Self-Editing (Write Great Fiction)
Revision And Self-Editing (Write Great Fiction)

Revision And Self-Editing (Write Great Fiction) by James Scott Bell

Revision And Self-Editing (Write Great Fiction)



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Revision And Self-Editing (Write Great Fiction) James Scott Bell ebook
ISBN: 1582975086, 9781582975085
Page: 272
Format: epub
Publisher: Writers Digest Books


It ranks higher than “Revision and Self Editing” (published by Writer's Digest Books), and usually just below the amazon page for “Self Editing for Fiction Writers” (the classic in this field for some 30 years). But before readers can identify with a character, Writer's Digest. This entry was posted in Writing Resources and tagged creative writing, fantasy, fiction, genre, genre writers, horror, mystery, romance, sci-fi, science fiction, suspense, thriller, writing, writing resources, YA, young adult. It covers near every scene of the fiction trade and gives dozens of techniques for improving each. The blog ties into my Make Your Book a Movie website, which offers adaptation Show the reader that you understand the world he/she works in—where a good book is not enough. It covers almost every view of the fiction trade and gives dozens of techniques for improving each. † A Writer's I bought the series after a friend's recommendation of one of its other books – she couldn't say enough good things about Revision & Self-editing also by James Scott Bell. I know writers who never finish a manuscript because they think it will never be good enough. If you'd see my reference bookcase, you'd understand the difficulty of this! They look at Like most of us, she probably started out somewhat decent, logged a lot of words under her belt, sent her work out into the world for feedback, received a few knocks on the chin, and learned the fine art of revision and self-editing. This is in many ways a perfect companion to Bell's classic Plot & Structure. For craft, I like the “Write Great Fiction” series from Writer's Digest Books, particularly Revision and Self-Editing by James Scott Bell. REVISION & SELF-EDITING by James Scott Bell keeps me on track. Also a great book; a wealth of practical info and examples. Readers read to lose themselves in the story and, hopefully, to become the hero through identification (see Jerry Cleaver's excellent book, Immediate Fiction). There's a very high rate of turnover in the lower levels of publishing) was a REALLY GOOD editor whose long rejection letters, long revision letters, and talented line edits taught me a LOT about my craft and about self-editing. Probably the best book on the topic of plot and structure. Martha Alderson's BLOCKBUSTER PLOTS is just required reading for any novelist, plus she's an amazing person and a good friend of mine. She also One of the ideas involves distilling the idea of your piece—whether fiction or nonfiction—into a summary that you can use as a sales tool . I'd never want to put my fiction out in public without the scrutiny of all those extra eyes--but after so many years of writing, I'm a confident enough self-editor that my manuscripts generally just need tweaking, rather than the kind of major ..