Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself Into Print
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... show more
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.
Publish date: April 13th 2004
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Plenty of solid advice and very easy to read. I definitely gleaned some useful takeaways, and picking it up for a chapter or two was never a slog. On the other hand, I felt there were far too many examples and exercises (which I did not use) padding out the text. A good book on editing, but when you...
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers is a great book that covers the basics of editing your own work, or that of others, and how to apply those skills. Having been involved with editing and writing for a number of years, the book didn't offer me anything ground-breaking, but it did reaffirm my love of...
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print, is an excellent guide, and one I recommend checking out. I think the title may be unintentionally limiting, as this is not just a guide on self-editing, but a valuable resource for avoiding many common writing mistake...
I had a friend who was in a doctorate program in writing and helped edit their journal. She told me her professors said that if a writer could only have one writing book on their shelves, this should be it. Renni Browne and and Dave King have worked for decades as an editors and literary agents. Tha...
One of my favourite craft books since "On Writing". A very good, clearly written guide to the technical side of writing. Highly recommended.