Thursday, March 18, 2010

Recommended for Writers

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King

Recommended to me by several other published writers, I finally bought this book and read through it. There are many great ideas within its pages for writers, from handing dialogue to avoiding needless junk. I've recommended this to other writers since then, and it has plenty of reason to be so popular. Likely another reason why it often ends up on the main tables at work. So the next time you're looking for a good book to help with your fiction writing, read through a few sections of this book and see if there aren't some ideas in there that you couldn't use.

Notes from the playlist: "Life Less Ordinary" by Carbon Leaf


Kirsten Lesko said...

I saw your post on AW and thought I'd stop by. I think your blog may end up costing me lots of money! :)

Self-editing was the first book I ever read on writing. I remember the POV section being particular helpful to me. I think I'm ready for a re-read.

P.S. Your banner graphic is really cool.

Nicole said...

Haha, I hope not! (not like I can say anything, I'm always so broke with most of my money going right back into the store!).

I'm also ready for a re-read of this book. Get a quick refresher course before I do some serious editing.

Glad you like the blog! The posts don't look quite like they used to...still trying to figure out where the graphics are going wonky... ;D

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