Revision and Self Editing for Publication: Techniques for Transforming Your First Draft into a Novel that Sells by James Scott BellRevision and Self Editing for Publication: Techniques for Transforming Your First Draft into a Novel that Sells by James Scott Bell

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

byJames Scott Bell

Paperback | December 31, 2012

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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.

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 tria...
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Title:Revision and Self Editing for Publication: Techniques for Transforming Your First Draft into a Nove...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:282 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:282 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.75 inPublished:December 31, 2012Publisher:F+W MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1599637065

ISBN - 13:9781599637068

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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