Revision And Self-Editing (Write Great Fiction)
by James Scott Bell
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PublisherWriters Digest Books
Release Date2008-05-05 (added to CC 13 May 2009)
Amazon Sales Rank39,742
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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I like the James Scott Bell editing series. I refer back to this one quite often. It is good information for the beginner and the publisher writer.
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I like this read. I like James Scott Bell, anyway. The thing about this book is it's good for the emerging writer who is just learning, or who has written a manuscript and into the editing stage. I liked it most for chapter 16, the big checklist.
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