Manuscript Makeover

Manuscript Makeover

Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore

Book - 2008
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Professional editor and author Elizabeth Lyon offers aspiring novelists the guidance and instruction they need to write and edit well-crafted and compelling stories that will stand out from the competition and attract the attention of agents and publishers, including- Stand-out style techniques, from accessing an authentic voice to applying techniques of "wordsmithing" that transform prose How to rewrite characterization for dimensionality, a universal need, and theme Adjustment suggestions to match the prose style and structure of specific genres Correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style Strategies to strengthen story beginnings and endings Methods for increasing plot stakes, creating movement, and adjusting pace for maximum suspense
Publisher: New York : Perigee, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780399533952
Branch Call Number: 808 .3 LYO
Characteristics: xvii, 347 p. ;,22 cm


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sarahbru17 Jul 06, 2017

This book was so excellent that I ordered it on Amazon by the fifth chapter. It was written really simply and directly, with lots of examples from popular fiction to illustrate the points. I liked the check-lists at the ends of the chapters to review the main points.

Mar 11, 2014

This is one of the many books recommended by NaNoWriMo & Camp NaNoWriMo.

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