Monday, 6 August 2012

A Self Help Book Tale

As you may already know, I'm getting close to finishing my revisions for Odd Squad, and teetering on the edge of making my first round of submissions.  The closer I get, the more nervous I'm becoming about sending it off. 
So, in an attempt to make sure I don't miss something critical, I've been reading a book that I picked up recently called: Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King.

The book covers a wide range of areas to look at, and provides a good selections of examples to back up the lesson.  On a personal note, I was quite pleased and re-assured that I knew most of the things mentioned, but it also helped sharpen and remind me of things to check on my (hopefully) final round of revisions.  It's been a great help.

What about you guys?  Have you found something that has helped you edit your work?

6 comments:

  1. No! Well, reading and re-reading for two years until I am (finally) happy with it and ready to submit :-)
    Good luck!!!

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    1. Fingers crossed for you E.D. :o)

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  2. I love that book! It's sitting on my desk right now. :D

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    1. And you didn't think to mention it to me before? *grins*

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  3. Sounds like a book I need to add to my shelf. Thanks for the rec!

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    1. You'rewelcome. It's coming in very handy for the final push :o)

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