June 6, 2019 by Sarra Cannon
In today’s post and video on editing your novel, I’m talking about some of the most helpful books on editing I’ve come across as a writer.
I have linked to these books on Amazon, but you can usually find these at your local library, as well, and at any other ebook or paperback retailer.
Self-Editing For Fiction Writers (Renni Browne & Dave King)
The Elements of Style (William Strunk, Jr. & E.B. White)
Revision and Self-Editing For Publication (James Scott Bell)
The Emotion Thesaurus (Becca Puglisi and Angela Ackerman)
The Artful Edit (Susan Bell)
Second Sight (Cheryl B. Klein)
Creating Character Arcs (K.M. Weiland)
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Don’t forget to download your free guide on How To Edit Your Novel below.
And I’d love for you to follow along with this series, as well:
Part 1: Self-Edits
Part 2: Types of Professional Edits (And Associated Costs)
Part 3: Beta Readers
Part 4: My Recommended Books On Editing
Part 5: How To Know When Your Edits Are Complete
Part 6: How I Organize My Edits
In the comments, let me know your favorite books on editing and craft. I am sure I’ve missed some great ones!
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