Words'Worth

Words'Worth - a fiction writer's guide to serious editing.

 

Editing can seem a daunting task.  There may be  structural flaws, characterisations that don’t quite work, or weak sentences.  Words'Worth -  a fiction writer's guide to serious editing,

describes a systematic editing technique.  It involves hard work but an improved text.  The process can be customised for each piece of writing.  While the guide is tailored specifically to fiction, parts of it will be helpful in strengthening other writing.



 

 

 

 

 

About the author

Jane Riddell is a freelance writer and editor.  She writes contemporary novels and has edited a wide range of texts from research proposals to film scripts and blogs.

 

 

 

 

My Review

 

This is a short guide but crammed full of useful tips if you are in need of editing advice. Let's face it, it's a task that few authors really enjoy to be honest but this book really does help to identify the different stages. I particularly like the advice about making sure to do the general edit first otherwise you might find yourself spending hours editing a passage only to delete it later - I guess I can identify with that as I edited my first book blind. It would have been very useful to have read this guide first!

There are also lots of examples to make the advice easy to follow and to put into practice. All in all a great timesaver and handy to have all the advice together in one place.

 

4/5

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