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Renni Browne, author of Self-Editing for Fiction Writers (HarperCollins)
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers shows writers how to handle fiction elements in ways that make their work read like that of a confident, experienced author. Voice, dialogue, point of view, character introduction, and exposition are among these elements, all illustrated with examples and followed by tests and exercises to lock in the chapter’s content.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Self-Editing for Fiction Writers?
Renni Browne: I founded The Editorial Department in 1980, knowing how little developmental and line editing was actually being done at most publishing houses. I began giving self-editing workshops, and when a literary agent (Carole Abel) came to one in New York she said the workshop content was “invaluable” and should be turned into a book. I listened to her. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Renni Browne, author of Self-Editing for Fiction Writers