The Fiction Editor, the Novel, and the Novelist

The Fiction Editor, the Novel, and the Novelist

Book - 2006
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Drawing upon twenty-eight years of experience as the CEO and editorial director of St Martin's Press, Thomas McCormack gives practical guidance about how to plan, write, and revise a novel. A standard reference for editors since its first publication in 1988, The Fiction Editor has also become popular with writers because McCormack's advice is constructive at every step of the creative process. From individual word choice right up to the overarching effect of the work as a whole, he details how to structure the novel, choose the characters, drive the story, diagnose narrative ailments, and find and apply specific remedies. In this revised second edition, McCormack takes advantage of almost two decades of additional experience to clarify and expand on what he has learned.
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Paul Dry Books, 2006
Edition: 2nd ed., rev
ISBN: 9781589880306
Branch Call Number: 808.0683 MCCO
Characteristics: xiii, 167 p. ; 21 cm

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