Title: Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
Author: Renni Browne & Dave King
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: 2004 (1993)
Source: Xmas Gift
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
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.