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Manuscript Makeover

Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore

Elizabeth Lyon - Author

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ISBN 9780399533952 | 368 pages | 01 Apr 2008 | Perigee | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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Professional editor and author Elizabeth Lyon offers aspiring novelists the guidance and instruction they need to write and edit well-crafted and compelling stories that will stand out from the competition and attract the attention of agents and publishers, including:

- Stand-out style techniques, from accessing an authentic voice to applying techniques of "wordsmithing" that transform prose
- How to rewrite characterization for dimensionality, a universal need, and theme
- Adjustment suggestions to match the prose style and structure of specific genres
- Correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style
- Strategies to strengthen story beginnings and endings
- Methods for increasing plot stakes, creating movement, and adjusting pace for maximum suspense


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