Rites and since I m currently in the midst of a uge revision of a stalled novel I was eager to get my ands on this book I didn t feel the contents and its title really did each other justice Much of the advice is about
creating the right amount of conflict to keep the right amount of conflict to keep story plugging along There are useful chapters on crafting a solid beginning middle and end Avoiding dry exposition is explained And there s an interesting chapter on letting your subconscious chew on your story problemsThe reason this book didn t seem to fit the title was that most of these considerations are things that really need to be present early in the writing process rather than in the revision process Can you tweak tension between characters to make it effective during revision Sure But it s kinda ard to add a whole conflict that wasn t there to begin with Planning Your Novel seems like a apt titleI always thought Plot and Structure was badly titled too It made a lively and engaging book about the craft of writing sound drySomething I read in Revision and Self Editing last night really stuck with me is that many writers are putter inners who write bare bones stuff and need to fill it out during revision while others are taker outers who write down anything and everything and later need to prune it back to streamline and polish the story I m not sure exactly why I found it so eartening but as I was axing the words today I just thought I m a taker outer and didn t stress out over words I was deletingFive stars for the content even though the title was not exactly a great match for over words I was deletingFive stars for the content even though the title was not exactly a great match for I d rather read a good book with a bad title than vice versa Highly recommended for writers of all sorts but especially novelists who need to whip big cumbersome manuscripts into shape But read this before you start writing your next sprawly piece not after Perfect for beginnersLet me just start by saying that this book would be ideal for writers who ave no experience writing Why do I say this Because the first The Japanese Pottery Handbook: Revised Edition half of the book is dedicated to small summaries ofow you could should maybe write and examples of plot etc the basics I m not saying the first The Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English Since 1945 (The Columbia Guides to Literature Since 1945) half is useless but I didn t find anything new in there and it wasn t that relevant to the title of the book a little misleadingToneI like Bell s tone throughout the book Heas an excellent voice and is easy to read and understand He clearly sta This writing craft book is above average It is Reckoning The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment helping me to revise my novel How to books for writing come in as many variations as there are writers Some areype promising you ll make 100000 in your first year of freelancing or a 50000 advance on your first novel They promise much than they deliver There are also the texts which do provide some useful information but they re about as dry as the Nevada desert. Ercises•Systematically revise a completed draft using the ultimate revision checklist that talks you through the core story elementsWhether you're in the process of writing a novel The Conditions of Agricultural Growth The Economics of Agrarian Change under Population Pressure have a finished draft you don't know what to do with orave a rejected manuscript you don't know ow to fix Revision Self Editing gives you the guidance you need to write and revise like a pro. Full of great advice as Bell s stuff always is but most of it is on the basics of the craft
than editing Only the last few chapters focus on the subject of the title I want to say Jane Addams how I loved this book This seriesas a way with keeping me interestedSecondly I read another review that stated this book was 80% Harry Potter for Nerds how to write and 20%ow to edit And at first I agreed with them But then I sat down and thought about it Editing and revising are just going back and polishing up what you ve written adding in characters or deleting some to make it be Good info in the revision section the last bit of the book but it seemed like a big portion of it was repeat info from the Plot Structure book so I skimmed most of that and read the 20 or so pages that were actually relevant This book as great starting points for writing as well as
rather than editing Only the last few chapters focus on the subject of the title
Some Solid Examples However It Focused On Writing A Draft solid examples However it focused on writing a draft than revision Over half the content was on ow to write a draft and in order to revise the content was on The App Factory Playbook: How You Can Develop Your App Idea Without Learning to Code and Without a Technical Co-Founder (English Edition) how to write a draft and in order to revise do need a first draft but I wasoping for techniues on ways to improve and shape a draft as implied in the title I would recommend this if someone wanted to create a well thought out first draft and a second revision but not for fine tuning or polishing a manuscript Let s get this on the table right now Jim Bell does not write a bad craft of writing book Does NOTIn one case URBAN ROMANCE however the title ofis book does not match the contents That case is Revision and Self Editing for Publication As K M Weiland noted in Open Adoption Experience Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families From Making the Decision Throug her 3 star review of this bookere on Goodreads there s little On Alchemy here about revision or self editing That s too bad because what little there is clearly shows that if Bellad focused on those tasks rather than writing yet another book about writing a decent first draft Civil Rights and the Environment in African American Literature 1895 1941 he couldave done wellBell divides the book into two sections self editing and revision The self editing section is classic Bell writing craft material full of suggestions and techniues for coming up with ideas getting overunderaroundthrough blocks and making sure each scene Star Wars: The Force Awakens has a Lead whoas an Objective but is faced with a Confrontation before the scene reaches a Knock out ending that launches the reader into the next scene Timo l'Aventurier tome 1 his LOCK method All of which is great but where s the self editing It s found only in the occasional in passing reference to the fact that you ll come back and edit your work That s true but where s the retrospective now that you ve written a first draft approachTo some extent it s in the second section yet evenere there the chapter on deepening focuses on techniues for building a good first draft rather than revising itThis is not to say again that this is a bad book The chapters on things to do before you start revising and on doing the first read through and the revision ch. Spot and Fix Manuscript MisstepsDon't let the revision process intimidate you any longer Discover Politik Luar Negeri Indonesia Di Tengah Pusaran Politik Domestik how to successfully transform your first draft into a polished final draft readers won't be able to forgetIn Write Great Fiction Revision Self Editing James Scott Bell draws onis experience as a novelist and instructor to provide specific revision tips geared toward the first.
characters Revision Self Editing Techniues for Transforming Your First Draft Into a Finished NovelEcklist make the book a worthwhile read But for an author looking for guidance on revision and editing those are about the only ones e or she needs to readWhat disappoints me most about this book is that my copy is a
Second Edition That Means That Bell Andedition That means that Bell and editors ad the opportunity to realize what they d done after the first edition and refocus the book for the second or do a completely new book They didn tThere are plenty of books on revising and editing out there already Self Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King stands at the ead of the class as far as I m concerned but Bell could be right there with them with a book that truly focused on post draft one tasks He can do this and I ope someday Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 3 he will Imagine after a bit of soul searching you came to the conclusion that you were in a co dependent relationship and you needed information as toow to improve yourself You want to make the relationship work so you get a book called Reality Self Respect Techniues for Transforming Your Relationship into a Healthy One As you re reading it you realize the uality and research is amazing About 14 into the book though the author starts talking about narcissism and ow it affects those in relationshipsBy the time you finished reading it you realized the book was 80% narcissism and 20% co dependency Yeah you learned a few things
you bought nonfiction book with a purpose and it didn t deliver Though it may ave been well written and thoroughly researched this book failed you You know a lot about narcissists now but you re still co dependentAnd so that is my problem with Revision Self Editing Techniues for Transforming Your First Draft into a Finished Novel The title gives the assumption that it s going to be 85 90% about revision and editing but instead I found it that a large chunk of the book dealt with the process of writing I don t think My Husbands Under Here Somewhere her information was faulty or something I couldn t use but if I needed a book called How to Write a Novel With a Little Bit of Revision this book wouldave been perfect for meYou see as unfair as this is some nonfiction books should be rated based upon whether they delivered the information they promised I was promised editing and revising skills but instead I was given a lot of good information over the initial writing process and the drafting of a novel While great it didn t give me what I wanted And what I wanted was various strategies over revision and editing I could Apiculture et dprdateurs des produits de la ruche have incorporated into my writingIf you want a book about the writing process with a little bit of revision thrown in this is for you If you re looking for a book with techniues about the editing and writing process move along This book isn t it Since Mr Bell s earlier writing book Plot and Structure is one of my all time favo. Read through as well as targeted self editing instruction focusing on the individual elements of a novel like plot structure characters theme voice style setting and endings You'll learnow to•Write a cleaner first draft right out of the gate using Bell's plotting principles•Get the most out of revision and self editing techniues by oning your skills with detailed ex. ,but you bought