Why We Recommend This:
"This is the holy grail of writing advice, so far as I'm concerned. This book taught me that everything I had previously written stank, then taught me how not to stink anymore. I firmly recommend this book. If you're writing, stop! Right now. Read this book. Then go back, fix your mistakes, and emerge a new writer. The one downside? It just might turn you into a bit of a writing snob. Don't be that guy."
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.