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

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.

Nanci Arvizu, Writing and Reviews Editor

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3 Comments

  1. Impressive … Very impressive I bought this edition on the strength of the glowing reviews I’d read on the 1st edition (not to mention, the book cover of this edition was a whole lot more appealing). 

  2. Best book for newbies If you’ve written a manuscript and don’t know what to do now, this is a must read. The tips in this book will help you take that great piece of writing and make it the best it can be. The book is easy to read with helpful, bullet-pointed tips that you can copy and hang on the wall of your office, to help you remember how to keep things interesting and keep the flow on track. It’s probably the best book of it’s kind I’ve found.

  3. Highly recommended for all writers I especially liked this book because I can wave it at my clients, most of whom already have my own book Really Stupid Writing Mistakes: How to Avoid Them and say “There. See? I’ve got backup! He says the same things I do. Go buy it. He has even more good stuff in his.” 

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