Revising Fiction: A Handbook for Writers

Revising Fiction: A Handbook for Writers

by David Madden


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Revising Fiction: A Handbook for Writers by David Madden

Revising Fiction provides 185 practical suggestions on how to improve your story or novel. Inside its pages, you'll discover

  • The four stages of writing
  • "Before" and "after" drafts from the fiction of Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, and many others
  • Specific examples and suggestions for every aspect of writing
  • The technical questions every writer should ask when he or she revises
  • A comprehensive checklist of problem—and how to work on them
  • A complete short story that demonstrates over thirty key revision techniques available to any writer

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780452264144
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/24/1988
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.74(d)

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Nicholas Delbanco

This is a nuts-and-bolts approach to the craft of composition that remind us nonetheless of the magic in the enterprise....For apprentice authors at every stage of our common apprenticeship, a first-rate work of words.—Nicholas Delbanco, author of What Remains and Running in Place

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