Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print

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"A superb tutorial for anyone wanting to learn from pros how to polish fiction writing with panache."--Library Journal

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There's not much of the old-style editing going on at publishing houses today. Renni Browne, veteran of William Morrow and other publishers, founded the Editorial Department in 1980 to teach fiction writers the techniques professional editors (many of whom have gone independent) use to prepare a manuscript for publication. In this book, she and senior editor Dave King share their accumulated expertise in a series of brilliantly compact lessons. One page from their simply and markedly improved version of a scene from The Great Gatsby alone would make a compelling advertisement for their techniques. Very highly recommended. --MTB

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The term "editor" has taken on a new connotation in recent years. At today's publishing houses, editors find most of their time is invested in negotiating contracts, acquiring books, and lunching literary agents. Because this leaves so little time for working on manuscripts, even very strong submissions that need editing tend to be rejected. Writers who use this book can give their work the editorial attention it needs--before the book ever reaches the publisher's desk. A pre-edited book, short story, or article makes looks like the work of a professional rather than an amateur. As such, its author is far more likely to get published--and to become a better writer in the process.

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