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The Artful Edit On The Practice Of Editing Yourself

Author : Susan Bell
ISBN : 9780393075397
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"Bell's prose is elegant and wonderfully readable in this artful guide."—Publishers Weekly The Artful Edit explores the many-faceted and often misunderstood—or simply overlooked—art of editing. The book brims with examples, quotes, and case studies, including an illuminating discussion of Max Perkins's editorial collaboration with F. Scott Fitzgerald on The Great Gatsby. Susan Bell, a veteran book editor, also offers strategic tips and exercises for self-editing and a series of remarkable interviews, taking us into the studios of successful authors such as Michael Ondaatje and Ann Patchett to learn from their various approaches to revision. Much more than a manual, The Artful Edit inspires readers to think about both the discipline and the creativity of editing and how it can enhance their work. In the computer age of lightning-quick composition, this book reminds readers that editing is not simply a spell-check. A vigorous investigation into the history and meaning of the edit, this book, like The Elements of Style, is a must-have companion for every writer.

The Complete Canadian Book Editor

Author : Leslie Vermeer
ISBN : 9781550596779
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The essential resource for aspiring and professional editors Whether you are a student of the craft or a working editor, you need The Complete Canadian Book Editor. From building and managing author relationships, through acquiring and developing manuscripts, to every level of text editing and proofing for print and ebooks, editors play integral roles in the operations of a book publishing house. In The Complete Canadian Book Editor, veteran editor and professor Leslie Vermeer sets out both the concepts and the processes that an effective editor must command. Dr. Vermeer guides aspiring editors in presenting themselves successfully to employers and clients, and working editors will recognize the voice of a mentor in her advice about career advancement. Editors at all levels—along with authors and self-publishers—will find in The Complete Canadian Book Editor all of the step-by-step editorial tools they need to take projects from promising beginnings to their full potential. With exercises throughout, The Complete Canadian Book Editor reinforces key concepts, and builds your skills as an expert editor. Topics include: Manuscript acquisition and book contracts. Editorial stages, from development to proofreading. Design and production, including digital workflow. What every editor needs to know about marketing. The state of book publishing in Canada today. The future of publishing, and why editors are more important than ever before.

Behind The Book

Author : Chris Mackenzie Jones
ISBN : 9780226405803
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Every book has a story of its own, a path leading from the initial idea that sparked it to its emergence into the world in published form. No two books follow quite the same path, but all are shaped by a similar array of market forces and writing craft concerns as well as by a cast of characters stretching beyond the author. Behind the Book explores how eleven contemporary first-time authors, in genres ranging from post-apocalyptic fiction to young adult fantasy to travel memoir, navigated these pathways with their debut works. Based on extensive interviews with the authors, it covers the process of writing and publishing a book from beginning to end, including idea generation, developing a process, building a support network, revising the manuscript, finding the right approach to publication, building awareness, and ultimately moving on to the next project. It also includes insights from editors, agents, publishers, and others who helped to bring these projects to life. Unlike other books on writing craft, Behind the Book looks at the larger picture of how an author’s work and choices can affect the outcome of a project. The authors profiled in each story open up about their challenges, mistakes, and successes. While their paths to publication may be unique, together they offer important lessons that authors of all types can apply to their own writing journeys.

Imaginative Writing

Author : Janet Burroway
ISBN : PSU:000068148867
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Janet Burroway's bestselling Imaginative Writng:#xA0; The Elements of Craftexplores the craft of creative writing in four genres:#xA0; Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Creative Nonfiction.#xA0; A trade author as well as a professor of creative writing, Burroway brings her years of teaching and writing to this book.#xA0; "Try-This" exercises appear throughout each chapter. Provocative and fun, these exercises help#xA0;writers develop the specific writing skills discussed within the text.#xA0; #x1C;Working toward a draft#x1D; exercises encourage#xA0;writers to develop their ideas into complete drafts.#xA0; In response to reviewer requests, the preface #x1C;Invitation to the Writer#x1D; has been expanded into a full chapter. This new chapter introduces writers to important skills such as reading like a writer, journaling, and participating in the writer#x19;s workshop.#xA0; This book offers lots of ideas and encouragement at a great price! #xA0; #xA0;

The Writer S Notebook

Author : Susan Bell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124192324
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An anthology of essays collects top-selected works from Tin House's Summer Writers Workshops and offers insight into writing strategies for a wide range of disciplines, in an anecdotal volume that includes pieces by such names as Jim Shepard, Aimee Bender, and D. A. Powell. Original.

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036083590
Genre : American literature
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Poets Writers

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ISBN : UOM:39015078326025
Genre : Authors, American
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