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Editing

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

Appendix

Index

 

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!

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