Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
in a print edition
In The Magic of Fiction, learn how to create stronger first drafts to streamline the revision process later, learn how to work and rework the fiction elements, and learn how to self-edit your stories whether you intend to self-publish or plan to submit your manuscript to an agent or publisher—whether you’re a first-time novelist or a many-times-published author.
This book is your comprehensive guide to crafting fiction. It’s the perfect resource for writers planning to self-publish, authors looking for an edge for their manuscript submissions, and freelance fiction editors looking for a handbook on the craft. Students and educators will also benefit from having specifics about writing and editing in one book.
This guide includes:
• A comprehensive editing checklist
• Fixes for common writing mistakes
• Specifics for punctuation in dialogue
• Tips for putting setting to work for your fiction
• Recommendations for strengthening plot, character, and dialogue
• Suggestions for editing for the reader
• Help for writing to genre conventions
• Tips for word choices
• A guide for editing approaches
and much more
Why you need this book
Every fiction writer should be equipped to not only write well, but to rewrite and self-edit. The Magic of Fiction is a friendly, easy-to-digest, and comprehensive resource for the writer looking for an edge in today’s literary marketplace.
Easy and convenient to use
The format of The Magic of Fiction helps you focus on what you need when you need it. Chapters provide a detailed discussion of topics and end with “quick lists” and suggestions to help you get straight to work on your own stories.
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A note from Beth—It’s my great pleasure to publish this book; I hope it proves helpful to you again and again. Thank you for buying it.
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