Revision & Self-Editing: Techniques for Transforming Your First Draft Into a Finished Novel

Revision & Self-Editing: Techniques for Transforming Your First Draft Into a Finished Novel

ISBN: 1582975086

ISBN 13: 9781582975085

Publication Date: May 05, 2008

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

Pages: 266

Format: Paperback

Author: James Scott Bell

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Spot and Fix Manuscript Missteps

Don't let the revision process intimidate you any longer. Discover how to successfully transform your first draft into a polished final draft readers won't be able to forget.

In Write Great Fiction: Revision & Self-Editing, James Scott Bell draws on his experience as a novelist and instructor to provide specific revision tips geared toward the first read-through, as well as targeted self-editing instruction focusing on the individual elements of a novel like plot, structure, characters, theme, voice, style, setting, and endings. You'll learn how to:

•Write a cleaner first draft right out of the gate using Bell's plotting principles
•Get the most out of revision and self-editing techniques by honing your skills with detailed exercises
•Systematically revise a completed draft using the ultimate revision checklist that talks you through the core story elements

Whether you're in the process of writing a novel, have a finished draft you don't know what to do with, or have a rejected manuscript you don't know how to fix, Revision & Self-Editing gives you the guidance you need to write and revise like a pro.

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