This month is National Novel Writing Month, so I thought, since the end of the month is right around the corner, it would be good to get you a book on editing that book you may have just conquered!
Okay, so I have no idea why I waited so long to read this book! I enjoyed it so much and learned a lot from these authors…though it does need a little censoring…
Go Teen Writers: Edit Your Novel
By Stephanie Morrill and Jill Williamson
My Review: This is a writer’s go-to guide for editing your novel, and not just the grammar part! It’s about: Story plot. Character expansion. Hooking the reader with your story. Making sure that it’s the best it can be! Now, a disclaimer, I didn’t like all of the story examples they used. Most of them were from books I wouldn’t read, but very few had anything I had to mark out.
A young writer friend of mine read the book before I did and warned me about a few of the things I mentioned. She took the issues to her mother. Younger readers, this is a highly advised practice! When in doubt or if you stubble upon something in a book you know is inappropriate, take it to your parents/guardian.
Also, I would recommend this for older readers, 16+ for complete understanding/censoring purposes. Once it’s checked out, I’d say 12 and up are good to go.
So yes, if you are older, this book is an invaluable resource!
Have a Blessed Day!
Christian. American. Southern. Author.
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