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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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

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