You'll Love This Book If:
- You have written your story's first or final draft
- You want an in-depth guide to revising and editing your work
- You are looking for worksheets or checklists to help you through the revision process
Congratulations, you've written your first draft! Now that you have a solid piece of writing in front of you, it's time to tackle the two stages of writing that most writers dread--revision and self-editing. With the help of Revision and Self-Editing for Publication, 2nd Edition you don't have to dread revising and editing your work anymore! Author James Scott Bell teaches you techniques to use during your first draft that will lessen the amount of revision that you'll need to do along with guidelines for editing and advice on how to sell your novel.
This new edition includes a special chapter on deepening your writing in which you'll learn how to add layers of solid material to your book as well as new sections devoted to selling your book or novel once it's finished. You'll also receive access to downloadable worksheets and checklists to help you keep track of and achieve your revision goals!
Use Revision and Self-Editing for Publication to conquer the revision & self-editing process and achieve success in publishing. Buy a copy today!
A Word From the Author:
"I saw a need for writers to have a comprehensive and systematic way to approach the editing and revision tasks. Most writers I knew (and I was one of them) just dove into revisions without a plan. Which is a little like a strawberry jumping into a blender.
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Instead, knowing what to do and when to do it, knowing what questions to ask and when to ask them, creates a feeling of power in the writer that is invariably reflected in the finished manuscript.
And as writers, we can always go deeper. Which is why Writer’s Digest Books and I created a second edition.
In addition to the character questions asked on pages 43–44, I’ve added a chapter called “Deepening.” I’ve found in my own writing, as well as the work of students in my workshops, that there is a perfect place between the initial read-through and the start of revisions to add layers of solid material to the book.
This is done through some of the exercises I’ve used in my Next Level workshops. Many of my students have told me that one or more of these exercises opened up their stories like nothing else they’ve done, before or after. Major character motivations and plot problems have been solved this way. New and exciting story material has popped up out of the 'basement' and demanded to be noticed."