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Manuscript Makeover Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore

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ISBN-10: 0399533958

ISBN-13: 9780399533952

Edition: 2008

Authors: Elizabeth Lyon

List price: $16.00
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Linda Gromko, MD is a board-certified family physician and the founder of Seattle's Queen Anne Medical Associates, PLLC. Her experience in health care dates back to her experience as a fourteen-year-old volunteer candy striper at Virginia Mason Hospital. A bachelor's and master's graduate of the University of Washington School of Nursing, Dr. Gromko worked as a Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator at Planned Parenthood of Seattle/King County before entering the University Of Washington School of Medicine as the mother of a four-year-old son. Graduating in 1984 and completing her family practice residency at UW in 1987, Dr. Gromko worked in women's clinics and as an ER physician before…    

Introduction: Preparing to Revise
Style Speaks
Inside-Out: The Voice of Style
Outside-In: Simple Revisions for Style
Outside-In: Advanced Revisions for Style
Craft Works
Revise for Genre
Whole Book: Five-Stage Structure
Whole Book: Journeys and Less Common Structures
Movement and Suspense
Time and Pace
Characterization Endures
Character Dimension and Theme
Character-Driven Beginnings
Character-Driven Scenes and Suspense
Character Personality and Voice
Character-Driven Narration
Marketing Pays
Query Letters and Synopses: Polishing for Marketing