Manuscript Makeover: Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford To Ignore by Elizabeth LyonManuscript Makeover: Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford To Ignore by Elizabeth Lyon

Manuscript Makeover: Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford To Ignore

byElizabeth Lyon

Paperback | April 1, 2008

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Professional editor and author Elizabeth Lyon offers aspiring novelists the guidance and instruction they need to write and edit well-crafted and compelling stories that will stand out from the competition and attract the attention of agents and publishers, including:

- Stand-out style techniques, from accessing an authentic voice to applying techniques of "wordsmithing" that transform prose
- How to rewrite characterization for dimensionality, a universal need, and theme
- Adjustment suggestions to match the prose style and structure of specific genres
- Correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style
- Strategies to strengthen story beginnings and endings
- Methods for increasing plot stakes, creating movement, and adjusting pace for maximum suspense
Elizabeth Lyon, a regular speaker at writing conferences and retreats nationwide, has been a contributor to Writer’s Digest and is a mentor, editor, and teacher for many writers. The author of Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write and The Sell Your Novel Toolkit, she lives in Eugene, Oregon.
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Title:Manuscript Makeover: Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford To IgnoreFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.36 × 0.9 inPublished:April 1, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399533958

ISBN - 13:9780399533952

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