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Revision and Self Editing for Publication: Techniques for Transforming Your First Draft into a Novel that Sells
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Revision and Self Editing for Publication: Techniques for Transforming Your First Draft into a Novel that Sells

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by James Scott Bell
 

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Take your first draft from so-so to sold!

You've finished the first draft of your novel--congratulations! Time to have a drink, sit back...and start revising. But the revision process doesn't have to be intimidating. Revision and Self-Editing for Publication, Second Edition gives you the tools and advice you need to transform your first draft into a

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Take your first draft from so-so to sold!

You've finished the first draft of your novel--congratulations! Time to have a drink, sit back...and start revising. But the revision process doesn't have to be intimidating. Revision and Self-Editing for Publication, Second Edition gives you the tools and advice you need to transform your first draft into a finished manuscript that agents and editors will fight for.

Inside you'll find:

  • Self-editing techniques for plot, structure, character, theme, voice, and more that can be applied as you're writing to reduce your revision workload.
  • Methods for fine-tuning your first draft into a tight, well-developed piece of literature.
  • The Ultimate Revision Checklist, which seamlessly guides you through the revision process, step by step.
  • New Chapter! Exercises and techniques for "deepening" your work to engage and excite readers like never before.

Whether you're writing a novel currently or have finished the first draft, Revision and Self-Editing for Publication, Second Edition will give you the guidance you need to revise your manuscript into a novel ready to be sold.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599637068
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
12/31/2012
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

James Scott Bell is the #1 bestselling author of Plot & Structure, and thrillers like Deceived, Try Dying, Watch Your Back, and One More Lie (International Thriller Writers Award finalist), and is a Christy Award winner. His fiction has been reviewed in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, and the Library Review. A former trial lawyer, Bell now writes and speaks full time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Revision and Self Editing for Publication: Techniques for Transforming Your First Draft into a Novel that Sells 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Romantic_at_HeartNY More than 1 year ago
This is a very informative book for aspiring novelists.  If you need assistance in completing your novel, or want to know if you are on the right track this book is for you.  Ideas for your novel pop into your head, as you are reading this book.