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    The Art of Revision and Self-Editing

    by Janice - 1 Comment(s)

    December is here and all of the intrepid writers who participated in NaNoWriMo may be breathing sighs of relief and under the (mistaken) impression that they can take a well-deserved break.

    Well, no.

    Hopefully you’ve been so inspired by the exercise that you’re continuing on a dedicated schedule of writing. For those who truly need a break from writing, however, perhaps now is the time to consider editing and revising what you have already written.

    Here are just a few books in our collection that can guide you through the murky waters of trying to self-edit your writing:

    Revision & self-editing : techniques for transforming your first draft into a finished novel

    by James Scott Bell

    Self-editing for fiction writers: how to edit yourself into print

    by Renni Browne

    Manuscript makeover: revision techniques no fiction writer can afford to ignore

    by Elizabeth Lyon

    If you found online support during your NaNoWriMo journey helpful, you may be interested in joining an online writing group to get feedback on your writing. Here are two popular sites:



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    by Steven Brian Davis
    The Revision and Self Editing by James Scott Bell is just awesome. I own it and use it lots. Highly recommend it to others.

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