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Polish Your Fiction summary Ô 8 ✓ ➛ [KINDLE] ❅ Polish Your Fiction By Jessica Bell ➥ – Gym-apparel.co.uk Are you ready to publish or submit to a literary agent You might be But is your manuscript as sueaky clean as you think Polish Your Fiction A uick Easy Self Editing Guide will help turn your manuscrip Are you ready tNd tested advice on the uickest and easiest ways to polish different areas of Writing Style Consistency of Prose Grammar Punctuation Typography and Polish Your ePUB #10003 LayoutEach section is armed with a numbered checklist for moments when you need that “at a glance” reminder and nifty Microsoft Word tricks that will save. I have long been a fan of Jessica Bell's excellent writing craft books and this one is no exception Short and to the point as Bell points out this book is for adding that final sparkle to your writing that gives your work that professional edited edge I already used the first section to help with a story I am writing and I found the tips practical and easy to implement If like me you are mostly a non fiction writer this book is also for you since the second section covering style applies eually to all writing The final section including uotes from a number of experienced writers will also make you feel a lot confident about your abilities Written in Jessica's usual down to earth style this book is well worth the cover price and a great addition to any writing craft library

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You time At the end of the book there are also magnificent accounts of editorial mistakes other authors have made during their careers to show you that no matter how many times a book is edited something always slips through so don’t be so hard on yourselfIndispensable companion to the bestselling Writing in a Nutshell series. uick read with many useful actionable tips to polish the final versions of a manuscript I would have preferred to see a clearer indication on the cover that this book is meant for the final changes and assumes that the first part of the self editing process has already been done but knowing that these guidelines will definitely help a lot of writers out there

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Polish Your FictionAre you ready to publish or submit to a literary agent You might be But is your manuscript as sueaky clean as you think Polish Your Fiction A uick Easy Self Editing Guide will help turn your manuscript into a shiny bookWith than ten years’ experience as an editor and author of both fiction and nonfiction I offer you my tried a. Polish Your Fiction is another title in Jessica Bell’s “in a nutshell” series It is subtitled “A uick and easy self editing guide” which is a very apt description Interestingly although Jessica gives great tips on self editing she very much advo0cates using a third party editor tooThe book contains information and advice about how to tighten up on your descriptions and dialogue and also advice on the correct way of writing numbers dashes dates and other stuff She even goes into differences between American and British spelling It’s very readable because it’s written in a very down to earth style What I especially like is the admission of oversights and errors—there’s even a section at the end of the book in which other authors relate their nightmare experiences What Jessica and the other authors have done in effect is to offer further proof of the truth of a rule I came up with a long time ago if you want to spot a glaring and embarrassing mistake have 5000 copies of the item printed or latterly send it out to several thousand readers; it never failsI don’t write fiction much so I was unsure about whether this book would be useful to me I found that it is for two reasons First there are enough tips about punctuation and other things to make it relevant to me Second I think the advice on tightening up your prose applies to all writing There are enough examples given to enable you to apply the suggestions to other forms of writing as wellThere are also some useful tips on using Word and some handy websites includedA “lightbulb” moment for me was the advice to use em dashes rather than en dashes I’ve always preferred the latter but Jessica points out that using an en dash can result in a rather awkward looking dash at the end of a line So ‘m now training myself to think “em” rather than “en”I think as far as this book goes it is very good and great value for money It does what it says on the tin and is a very easy read