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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin quill10's Avatar
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    Hi There,

    Could any editor or writer suggest me any excellent books about how to edit fiction manuscripts?

    Thanks so much,

    quill10

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    A Work in Progress aadams73's Avatar
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    You can't go wrong with Browne and King's SELF-EDITING FOR FICTION WRITERS.

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    One of many agentpaper's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by aadams73 View Post
    You can't go wrong with Browne and King's SELF-EDITING FOR FICTION WRITERS.
    I second this suggestion.
    ~AP

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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin quill10's Avatar
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    Thank both of you for your suggestion, though it took me a year or so to see it.:-)

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    Writer's Digest has a great series of books on self-editing (if you're still looking a year later!).

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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin quill10's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by LindsayM View Post
    Writer's Digest has a great series of books on self-editing (if you're still looking a year later!).
    Thanks, Lindsay. I'm late, :-) but did it and will use it next time.

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    i also like "self Editing" but honestly, at least for me, you'll learn more subbing your work here a couple times, critting other people's work, and generally participating. Books are one pov, once through, where the forum is a living, breathing thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quicklime View Post
    i also like "self Editing" but honestly, at least for me, you'll learn more subbing your work here a couple times, critting other people's work, and generally participating. Books are one pov, once through, where the forum is a living, breathing thing.
    This is true for me as well. I have had any number of books on editing manuscripts, getting them ready to submit and so on. Between working in journalism, submitting work to agents/publishers, working with beta readers and peers, and just plain experience, I've learned far more than any book will tell you.

    Of course, I still screw it up regularly.

    Jeff

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    figuring it all out Interrobang's Avatar
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    Having read a few books on editing I'd say Browne and King's is the most useful (and the only one I've kept).
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