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E basics of editing fiction with many examples and exercises on how to make the writing stronger powerful and easy to understand They cover. I am a big self editor I don t want a professional editor or even my writer s group to see my writing before it s as good as I can get it I m like that in all parts of my life I clean the house before my house cleaner shows up so she never knows how messy I really amI have a long list of self edits I go through checking for passive the use of was repeated words etc but I found a book I like called Self Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King It covers everything one should look at in their mss in three different ways Each chapter covers a multi page summary on how to do it Each chapter includes a checklist at the end to apply to your own writing Each chapter includes exercises to allow you to practice the skill if it s one that is difficult for youWhen I first bought Browne and King s book I read the entire thing Not much new in it from what I already knew about writing I have nine published books but it did include everything I considered important to a well developed story Here s a partial list of the skills Show and tell Characterization and exposition Point of View Dialogue mechanics Interior monologue VoiceNow that I know I can trust it I go directly to the checklists to make sure I m doing each part correctly For example here s the Show and Tell Checklist How often do you use narrative summary If there s too much narrative convert some of it to scenes that works well to speed up a plot and turn dull into dynamic I love this item Make sure there s enough narrative so you don t bounce from scene to scene Does narrative describe feelings No goodOverall for the meticulous writer this is a good book My creative friends who want to write of the top of their heads and refuse to be constrained by protocols and rules I d skip this one

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Self Editing for Fiction Writers How to Edit Yourself Into Print

Dialogue exposition point of view pacing interior monologue etc Includes an index answers to exercises and recommended book list for writers. UPDATED 51215 Read it again The margins are filled with notes It is so helpful to read this while I am in the midst of editing my own novel in progressThis is an absolutely terrific book page after page of suggestions great stimulus to thought about my novel in progress LEW

Renni Browne ☆ 9 Summary

Two experienced editors present their wisdom about how to hone a manuscript in this 12 chapter book full of practical techniues It covers th. Super useful The first chapter on narration vs action is worth the price alone Best explanation of show vs tell I ve found yet


10 thoughts on “Self Editing for Fiction Writers How to Edit Yourself Into Print

  1. says:

    Great tips As a writer I winced at every amateur mistake they listed that applied to me The book tells you how to write a story and edit it so that the reader can identify with the characters and enjoy the storyIt's not catering to the mainstreamIt's about the craft Sure they cite many obscure and minor authors and bash literary gi

  2. says:

    There are three kinds of writing books Those that try to tell you how to get published These books generally claim to have found the magic formula to get publishers to accept your book The problem with this as the blog entry I linked in my previous post pointed out is that there is no magic formula Then there are those that try to tell you

  3. says:

    Super useful The first chapter on narration vs action is worth the price alone Best explanation of show vs tell I've found yet

  4. says:

    I am a big self editor I don't want a professional editor or even my writer's group to see my writing before it's as good as I can get it I'm like that in all parts of my life I clean the house before my house cleaner shows up so she never kno

  5. says:

    I should have read this book seven years ago which is when I bought it I find non fiction and any story lacking the presenc

  6. says:

    I’m not a writer or an editor I’m just a person who loves to read and learn and I definitely learned a lot from this book This is not a book on grammar but on writing fiction Browne and King cover many topics some of which are show vs tell monologue beats proportion and repetitionI loved the way the book was structured Each chapter has several examples a checklist and exercises What’s great is the examples and exercises build on th

  7. says:

    My second read through of this book The first time I read it was when I started the editing process for my novel A Confession This read through is while I'm editing my upcoming novel 'The Unfortunate Expiration of One Mr David S Sparks' As I read it the first time I found uite a few useful tips especially for things to be

  8. says:

    This book was fantastic I was worried that there would be too much focus on the mechanics of writing ex where to put commas how to pluralize names that end in 's' etc but Browne and King truly created a different kind of book They talk about how writers should show not tell in their writing how to use voice and style how to effectively use beats in dialogue and many other tips and tricks that you can't get from a book on grammarBr

  9. says:

    UPDATED 51215 Read it again The margins are filled with notes It is so helpful to read this while I am in the midst of editing my own novel in progressThis is an absolutely terrific book page after page of suggestions great

  10. says:

    Even though I think there's a need for a book that explains the basic how to's for beginner writers this book had too many good bad examples and too many bad good examples to be objective The authors seem to have their own fixed way