Write Great Fiction Revision And Self-Editing

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Writer's Digest Books, Apr 21, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 272 pages
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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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My suspicion is that there may be as many different ways to write a novel as there are novels. Certainly there are a lot of books on the market to aid and abet this questionable enterprise. There are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anna_Erishkigal - LibraryThing

I found this book extremely helpful for polishing up my book for publication. It goes beyond many other books on the topic and suggests ways to clarify your plotlines, strengthen your characters, weed ... Read full review


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James Scott Bell is the author of the Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure and a contributing editor to Writer's Digest magazine. He is also the author of more than fifteen novels currently teaches fiction writing courses at Pepperdine University and is a regular speaker at writers conferences.

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