Monday, 4 March 2013

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne & Dave King - Book Review

Title: Self-Editing for Fiction Writers  
Author: Renni Browne & Dave King  
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: 2004 (1993)
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
Genre: Non-Fiction
Source: Xmas Gift

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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.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers is a clear and concise guide that will be of help to any and all writers. I loved the quirky sense of humour that came across and the interesting examples, both of which help raise the book to something more than a generic, dull guide.

I've read a number of writing guides over the last couple of years, but with this one, I really did come away feeling that I had learnt a few amazing tips to help improve my writing.

Whether you are a novice or a more seasoned writer, I cannot recommend this book strongly enough.

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