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Revision & self-editing [electronic resource] : techniques for transforming your first draft into a finished novel / James Scott Bell.

By: Bell, James Scott.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Write great fiction: Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, c2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (266 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781582976266 (electronic bk.); 1582976260 (electronic bk.).Other title: Revision and self-editing.Subject(s): Fiction -- Technique | Manuscripts -- Editing | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Rhetoric | REFERENCE / Writing SkillsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Revision & self-editing.DDC classification: 808.3 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: On becoming a writer -- A philosophy of self-editing -- Characters -- Plot & structure -- Point of view -- Scenes -- Dialogue -- Beginnings, middles & ends -- Show vs. tell -- Voice & style -- Setting & description -- Exposition -- Theme -- Revision -- 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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Includes index.

Introduction: On becoming a writer -- A philosophy of self-editing -- Characters -- Plot & structure -- Point of view -- Scenes -- Dialogue -- Beginnings, middles & ends -- Show vs. tell -- Voice & style -- Setting & description -- Exposition -- Theme -- Revision -- 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.

Includes index.

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Revision & self-editing by Bell, James Scott. ©2008
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