Write Great Fiction Revision and Self-Editing (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


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. www.jamesscottbell.com
Product Details
ISBN: 9781582975085
ISBN-10: 1582975086
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2008
Pages: 266
Language: English
Series: Write Great Fiction

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