Revision is a Process: How to Take the Frustration Out of Self-editing

Revision is a Process: How to Take the Frustration Out of Self-editing

by Catherine E. McLean


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988587441
Publisher: Rimstone Concepts LLC
Publication date: 04/26/2017
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

For nearly two decades, Catherine has given writing workshops in-person, online, and at conferences that help writers better understand the various craft elements of writing fiction to make a story a good read.
She believes knowing the pros and cons, the advantages and disadvantages, of the various techniques of storytelling actually liberates creativity and aids a writer in telling a far better story-a more marketable story-and a story readers are willing to buy and tell others about.
Her lighthearted science fiction short stories have appeared in hard cover and online anthologies and magazines. Her books include:

Hearts Akilter (fantasy/sci-fi romance novella)
Jewels of the Sky (science fiction adventure)
Karma & Mayhem (paranormal fantasy romance-
being rereleased in 2017)
Adrada to Zool (a short story anthology)

Catherine lives on a farm nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains of Western Pennsylvania. In the quiet of the countryside, she writes fantasy, futuristic, and paranormal stories where a reader can escape to other worlds for adventure and romance.


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Revision is a Process: How to Take the Frustration Out of Self-editing 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BooksDirect More than 1 year ago
In order to enjoy a book, the reader needs to become immersed in the story and not be dragged into reality by glaring errors in logic, punctuation, or grammar. This handy guide points out the most common errors writers make, many of which annoy me as a reader but which I was previously unable to pinpoint. The author breaks down the editing process into manageable pieces, thus making the task less daunting. She also provides concise advice and examples to illustrate the process. There is even a summary and checklist of the twelve steps at the end of the book. This is an invaluable guide for the self-published author or any author who wants to polish their work before showing it to anyone else. I’m glad the author states that, even after undertaking the self-editing process, you will still need to give your manuscript to “the best fiction editor you can afford.” I’m disappointed this book is not available in an ebook edition. I received this book in return for an honest review. Full blog post (22 February):
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
Revision is a Process is a well-thought out, easy-to-read, informative book, that gives plenty of examples and descriptions on just how you can tighten up a manuscript. There is plenty of knowledge within the pages, plus shortcuts that the author is happy to share. In bite-sized chunks, you could either read it in one go, or focus on the particular chapter that will help you currently. Personally, I found it very helpful, and will certainly be putting into practice some of the recommended routines. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who is self-editing, and wants to know more about what they should do, and how they should do it. * A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!