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    Editing how-to book / website suggestions.

    Discussion in 'Self-Publishing' started by Aaron DC, Jul 10, 2015.

    Seems there are a few different places to ask this - please let me know where's best.

    I have been looking through Amazon for a book or two on editing, as well as a website resource perhaps.

    Any recommendations?
     
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    Ok so I have finally finished reading everyone's responses and checked out all the suggestions. o_O

    I used to hate twitter, but like a complicated poetic form, I am now finding the process of a too-long message having to be massaged into 140 characters an enjoyable challenge. I try to maintain the content whilst trimming the fat, rather than doing the 1/2 ==> 2/2 thing favoured by some.

    Is editing simply not on people's radars, or ...?

    Has anyone read any books on editing, or can recommend a website / forum for same?

    Thanks :D
     
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    I acquired a copy of "Self-Editing For Fiction Writers", ISBN: 0062720465 edit, just found out a new edition is available, ISBN 0-06-054569-0

    I found it extremely useful, it cites good and bad examples, explanations of why, a few things to edit yourself for practice. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone.

    Sam
     
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    Thanks Sam.

    After much research and review reading, I bought a book a few weeks ago. It's titled, "SELF-EDITING FOR FICTION WRITERS" second edition.

    ISBN 0-06-054569-0

    By Renni Brown and Dave King.

    :D

    I look forward to reading it and seeing if my impressions align with yours :D
     
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    Hope you get the same impression as me, it was a real eye-opener for some bad habits that I'd fallen in to (according to the books point of view).
     
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    Nearly finished the book. It's great. Have learnt some very fundamental things, and will go back over it at a later date once I actually start writing.

    Highly recommended.
     

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