Self Editing for Fiction Writers Second Edition

Self Editing for Fiction Writers  Second Edition

Each point is illustrated with examples, many drawn from the hundreds of books Browne and King have edited.

Author: Renni Browne

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062012906

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published novels and short stories. In this completely revised and updated second edition, Renni Browne and Dave King teach you, the writer, how to apply the editing techniques they have developed to your own work. Chapters on dialogue, exposition, point of view, interior monologue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an expert editor would go through to perfect your manuscript. Each point is illustrated with examples, many drawn from the hundreds of books Browne and King have edited.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Sell Your Novel Tool kit

The Sell Your Novel Tool kit

This “list” book could have been titled “Don't.” Great for self-editing and catching yourself in those bad writing habits. Browne, Renni & King, Dave. Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print.

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101153499

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING YOUR NOVEL PUBLISHED WITH THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND GUIDE Writers often spend years perfecting their first novel—then hit a dead end when it comes to getting it published. Learning to market your novel will make it stand out from the thousands of other books clamoring for the attention of an ever shrinking number of publishers. In this book, Elizabeth Lyon offers the wisdom of more than twenty years of experience as an author, book editor, writing instructor, and marketing consultant. Step-by-step, she details what editors want, what questions to ask them, and how to develop a marketing strategy. You will learn: · How to categorize your novel, and the sixteen ways of describing it · Nine ways of selling your novel · Descriptions of the jobs of literary agent, editor, and writer · Examples of actual story synopses, and successful query letters—in all the genres · How to prepare sample chapters · Thirty questions a writer needs to ask a prospective agent
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Write a Novel in 10 Minutes a Day

Write a Novel in 10 Minutes a Day

Orwell, George, Why I Write (Penguin Books, 1946) Stein, Sol, Stein on Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most ... 1999) Revising and editing Browne, Renni, Self-editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print (William ...

Author: Katharine Grubb

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529352481

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE FICTION BY WRITING EVERY DAY Would you like to write but have no spare time? Do you not know where to begin? Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day will help you sculpt a full-length piece of creative writing in just ten minutes a day. Starting with a daily practical exercise, it will help you manage your writing schedule within this time frame and help you bring your novel to life. You will be able to clarify your vision and review your time commitments, as well as understand your own abilities. Learning to observe the world around you, write quickly and tap into your unique voice will help you to create all the elements of your story and, by the time you've finished all the exercises, you'll have created something beautiful. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Fiction Writing Master Class

Fiction Writing Master Class

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself Into Print. New York: HarperCollins. BUDDICOM, JACINTHA 1974. Eric and Us: A Remembrance of George Orwell. London: Frewin. BULMAN, COLIN 2006. Creative Writing: A Guide and ...

Author: William Cane

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599639994

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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Want to find your voice? Learn from the best! In your development as a writer, you've likely been told to develop your own unique writing style, as if it were as simple as pulling it out of thin air. But finding your voice isn't easy--it requires time, practice, and a thorough understanding of how great fiction is written. Fiction Writing Master Class analyzes the writing styles of twenty-one superior novelists including Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, Franz Kafka, Flannery O'Connor, Ray Bradbury, and many others. This fascinating and insightful guide mines the writing secrets of these exceptional authors and shows you how to use them to develop a writing style that stands out in a crowd. You'll discover how to: • Create characters as memorable as Herman Melville's Captain Ahab • Master point of view with techniques from Fyodor Dostoevsky • Pick up the pace by keeping your sentences lean like Ernest Hemingway • Incorporate sensual details like James Bond creator Ian Fleming • Add suspense to your story by following the lead of horror master Stephen King And that's not all, Fiction Writing Master Class is your key to understanding and implementing the proven techniques of history's greatest authors, taking your writing to a whole new level of excellence in the process.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Publish Your Family History

Publish Your Family History

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself Into Print. New York, NY: Harper Paperbacks, 2004. Carpenter, Will. The Life and Times Of...: Researching and Writing American Local History. Cookeville, TN: HistoryWorks, 2009.

Author: Dina C Carson

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 9781622878253

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 302

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If you have stories to share with your family, whether you have been researching a short time or a long time, this book will: * take you through the four stages of publishing projects * show you how publishing works * help you pick a project to publish * lead you through a research review to see what you have and what you still need to tell the stories in a compelling way * give you the skills to become a good storyteller * lead you through the process of editing * instruct you how to prepare your manuscript to look like it was professionally published and * help you spread the word that you have a book available Everything you need to write and publish your family history. Keywords: family history, genealogy, write a family history, write a genealogy, publish your family history, how to self-publish, book publishing, storytelling, book marketing, designing a book
Categories: Family & Relationships

All the Words

All the Words

What could you get done in the next eight weeks if you shuffle your schedule or your priorities? This week's book—Renni Browne and Dave King's Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print—is one you'll want to turn ...

Author: Kristen Tate

Publisher: The Blue Garret

ISBN: 9781734574203

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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If you read one book about writing every week for a year, what would you learn? Thanks to the self-publishing revolution and events like National Novel Writing Month, the genre of writing craft books has exploded in recent years. Book editor Kristen Tate set out to read and review one writing advice book each week for a year, from classics like E. M. Forster’s Aspects of the Novel and Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird to newer works like Jane Alison’s Meander, Spiral, Explode and Jessica Brody’s Save the Cat! Writes a Novel. What she discovered was a dizzying array of approaches to writing: plotters who know even the smallest details about characters before they write a word; pantsers who blithely dive right into a draft without a plan; anti-adverb crusaders and advocates for complex sentences; and, always, that the best way to learn is to read the kinds of books you want to write. All the Words is also a meditation on the challenges and pleasures of starting and sustaining a weekly practice of reading, thinking, and writing. It’s an optimistic, encouraging book that will motivate you to keep reading and, most importantly, keep writing.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Complete Write a Novel Course

Complete Write a Novel Course

If you are serious about self-publishing and typography, this is a fascinating – if technical – guide. Browne, Renni, Self-editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself into Print (William Morrow & Company, 2006).

Author: Will Buckingham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473600508

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL WITH THIS COMPLETE, PRACTICAL COURSE. Designed to take you from the moment you first put pen to paper right through to the process of contacting publishers (or uploading an ebook file) and promoting your book, this is the most important book on writing that you'll ever read. It introduces you to the craft of fiction writing, the art of words and the way in which to use them. It gives you inspiration, ideas and practical advice. It gives you the background and the skills you'll need to succeed. Unlike other books on the market, however, it also helps you begin to critique your own work, meaning that at every step of the writing process you'll be producing the best art you can. There are plenty of other essential writing tools in this book, as well, including techniques for overcoming writer's block; with nearly a quarter of the book focussing on how to get published, how to publish yourself, which courses you do - and don't - need, the nuts and bolts of competitions and festivals and the importance of social media, this really is the most comprehensive companion to the subject available. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

What s Your Book

What s Your Book

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print, by Renni Browne and Dave King A helpful manual for fiction writers that focuses on writing/editing techniques (the mechanics of dialogue, characterization, point of view ...

Author: Brooke Warner

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 9781938314063

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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What's Your Book? is an aspiring author’s go-to guide for getting from idea to publication. Brooke Warner is a publishing expert with thirteen years’ experience as an acquiring editor for major trade houses. In her book, she brings her unique understanding of book publishing (from the vantage point of coach, editor, and publisher) to each of the book's five chapters, which include understanding the art of becoming an author, getting over common hurdles, challenging counterproductive mindsets, building an author platform, and ultimately getting published. Brooke is known for her straightforward delivery, honest assessments, and compassionate touch with authors. What's Your Book? contains the inspiration and information every writer needs to publish their first or next book.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Professional Genealogy

Professional Genealogy

A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians Elizabeth Shown Mills ... Renni Browne and Dave King, Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print (New York: Harper Perennial, 1994), ix.

Author: Elizabeth Shown Mills

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806316482

Category: Reference

Page: 654

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A manual for researchers writers, editors, lecturers, and Librarians.
Categories: Reference

The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing

The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print (HarperResource, 2004) by Renni Browne and Dave King is genrespecific but a very clever sharp and amusing take on the planning and planing needed for writing a novel.

Author: David Morley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139463751

Category: Literary Criticism

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This pioneering book introduces students to the practice and art of creative writing and creative reading. It offers a fresh, distinctive and beautifully written synthesis of the discipline. David Morley discusses where creative writing comes from, the various forms and camouflages it has taken, and why we teach and learn the arts of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. He looks at creative writing in performance; as public art, as visual art, as e-literature and as an act of community. As a leading poet, critic and award-winning teacher of the subject, Morley finds new engagements for creative writing in the creative academy and within science. Accessible, entertaining and groundbreaking, The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing is not only a useful textbook for students and teachers of writing, but also an inspiring read in its own right. Aspiring authors and teachers of writing will find much to discover and enjoy.
Categories: Literary Criticism