Tonight I am working on editing some posts for my husband’s blog. He has decided to develop apps for Android and is starting…well…more like continuing a blog on developing that he started several years ago. The blog doesn’t have much on it yet, but there will be plenty more to come. If you’d like to check out the blog, you can view it here. New posts will be arriving shortly.
While I am on the subject of editing, I bought this book a short while ago titled Revision and Self-Editing for Publication, by James Scott Bell. I am an Indie author and though I know I can do a fair job at editing, it wouldn’t hurt to work on tightening those editing skills. Both writing and editing go together and in order to have a well written piece, you have to keep flexing those writing and editing muscles.
Here is the Table Of Contents:
Introduction to the 2nd Edition
On Becoming a Writer
PART I: SELF-EDITING
Chapter 1: A Philosophy of Self-Editing
Chapter 2: Characters
Chapter 3: Plot and Structure
Chapter 4: Point of View
Chapter 5: Scenes
Chapter 6: Dialogue
Chapter 7: Beginnings, Middles, Ends
Chapter 8: Show Vs. Tell
Chapter 9: Voice and Style
Chapter 10: Setting and Description
Chapter 11: Exposition
Chapter 12: Theme
PART II: REVISION
Chapter 13: A Philosophy of Revision
Chapter 14: Before You Revise
Chapter 15: The First Read-Through
Chapter 16: Deepening
Chapter 17: The Ultimate Revision Checklist
Epilogue: The Trick That Cannot Be Explained
Whew! Sure seems like there is a lot to that book, but I cannot wait to start reading it. I may write a review of the book when I am finished.
An article written by WritersDigest.com’s Brian A. Klems titled, “HOW TO REVISE YOUR WRITING (& AWESOME EDITING SYMBOLS YOU SHOULD KNOW)” is pretty good and also gave me a laugh!
Well, I must get back to work! Night all!