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Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print
by Renni Browne, Dave King
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PublisherHarper Paperbacks
Release Date2004-04-01 (added to CC 4 May 2009)
Amazon Sales Rank5,506
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.


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This is a well-written, insightful book that really helped me clean up my writing. It's fun to read and does a great job of teaching you what to look out for when editing. Full of examples and exercises, I'd say it's a must-read.
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