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Anyone recommend a decent self help editing/self publishing book?

This post was last modified: 04 Dec 2012 11:51 AM by DavidHaynes.
Just for some hints and tips really, a decent book on editing/ things to watch out for sort of thing?

Thanks

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This post was last modified: 04 Dec 2012 12:10 PM by lyndawrites.
Haven't read it, but here's one I've seen recommended: http://www.amazon.co.uk...

On self-pubbing in general, I heartily recommend David Gaughran's book, Let's Get Digital. Also, his website : http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/
David gives links to self-editing books.

ETA Try Googling for Hunting Down the Pleonasm by Allan (Allen?) Guthrie. It's a free PDF. I think Allan may be a member here.
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thanks lynda
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RE: Anyone recommend a decent self help editing/self publishing book?

Dave,

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Browne and King is the bible:

http://www.amazon.co.uk...

I've been through this, it's to-the-point with no waffle, highly recommended.

I'd also recommend 'how not to write a novel':

http://www.amazon.co.uk...

which is funny and makes it easier to spot your own mistakes.

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Thanks guys \i've ordered a copy of 'the bible'

I googled Hunting Down the Pleonasm and read the short tip section, its really very good, succinct.
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(04 Dec 2012 12:48 PM)DavidHaynes71 Wrote:  Thanks guys \i've ordered a copy of 'the bible'

I googled Hunting Down the Pleonasm and read the short tip section, its really very good, succinct.

I can warmly recommend Cornerstones if you are keen to become the very best you can be,. But they're expensive, and don't expect them to tell you what you want to hear. I believe they do most of their work for agents, publishers and established writers.

My writing took a giant leap forward with their help.
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(07 Dec 2012 06:50 PM)Mads Sorensen Wrote:  
(04 Dec 2012 12:48 PM)DavidHaynes71 Wrote:  Thanks guys \i've ordered a copy of 'the bible'

I googled Hunting Down the Pleonasm and read the short tip section, its really very good, succinct.

I can warmly recommend Cornerstones if you are keen to become the very best you can be,. But they're expensive, and don't expect them to tell you what you want to hear. I believe they do most of their work for agents, publishers and established writers.

My writing took a giant leap forward with their help.

They certainly look like a good outfit, it abit, no make that alot out of my league at the moment though!
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RE: Anyone recommend a decent self help editing/self publishing book?

I have to agree with: Self_Editing for Fiction Writers – Renni Browne & Dave King
That's the one I use, and it has been very helpful.

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