Writers—strengthen your self-editing skills to improve your chances of signing contracts and selling books!
How to Edit Your Novel will walk you through each step of the process, including:
- Understanding the market
- Story structure
- Fiction-writing techniques
- Hooks and common problems
Learn how to interpret feedback from others, identify any weaknesses, and strengthen your story. By combining mini writing lessons with practical self-editing tips, this book includes all of the information a writer needs to become a better editor.
“If you pick up one reference/resource material for self-editing your book, pick up Karin Beery’s How to Edit Your Novel: Practical Tips for Strengthening Your Story. Having taught many of these topics for years, I appreciate Karin putting them all in one place, and including an amazing array of examples to help the reader actually see what she’s saying. Ending each section with tips on finding and fixing errors, she takes the self-editing process one step further than most writing self-help books. As I read through Karin’s suggestions, I gulped to realize some of my own mistakes and how I might fix them. Get a copy and go to work!“
~ Linda S. Glaz, Literary agent/author
“This is a must have for anyone who is seeking to publish a manuscript well—traditional or indie. Not only is there invaluable information for an author but there are tools available to help you apply the information. This book is easy to follow and easy to apply. If I had the money, I would buy one for every author I came across, no matter if they are on their 1st or 100th book.“
~Sandra Barela, Founder of Celebrate Lit Publishing and Publicity Group
“Have you ever thought of writing a novel and didn’t know where to start? Or maybe you have written a killer cozy mystery but gotten no responses when submitting to an agent or publisher. Freelance editor and author, Karin Beery, has the answer to your writing dilemma with How to Edit Your Novel.
With stories of her own journey through the publishing world, whether as an editor, a mentor, or an author, Karin shares the wisdom and knowledge an aspiring writer needs to get the results they want—to be published.
How to Edit Your Novel is bound to be a book you keep right next to your keyboard for easy reference when needed. Its practical steps are a guide to great writing, from the first page to the last. Gain the confidence to start, or continue, writing fiction people want to read time and again.“
~Cristel Phelps, Managing Editor for Fiction with Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.