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Revision and Self-Editing for Publication Techniques for Transforming Your First Draft into a Novel That Sells

ISBN-10: 1599637065

ISBN-13: 9781599637068

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: James Scott Bell

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Revising is perceived as frustrating and overwhelming, but this book will give you the guidance needed to revise and self-edit like a professional writer. It features a four-draft plan designed to make the writing and redrafting process less intimidating and more manageable.
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/31/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 282
Size: 7.75" wide x 5.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

James Scott Bell, a former trial lawyer, is the bestselling author of Try Dying, The Whole Truth, No Legal Grounds, Deadlock, and Sins of the Fathers. A winner of the Christy Award for excellence in Christian fiction, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Cindy. Visit his website at www.jamescottbell.com.

Introduction To The 2nd Edition
On Becoming A Writer
Self-Editing
A Philosophy of Self-Editing
Characters
Plot and Structure
Point of View
Scenes
Dialogue
Beginnings, Middles, and Ends
Show vs. Tell
Voice and Style
Setting and Description
Exposition
Theme
Revision
A Philosophy of Revision
Before You Revise
The First Read-Through
Deepening
The Ultimate Revision Checklist
Epilogue: The Trick That Cannot Be Explained
Appendix: Exercise Answers
Index