Yes, friends, another recommendation! Consider this part of my ongoing quest to help my fellow writers out. Tough love and helpful suggestions, that’s how we do things around here.
Today, for a change of pace, I want to recommend a book that all writers of fiction, but particularly those who want to go indie, should have in their library.
Self-Editing For Fiction Writers. You can get it on Amazon, at Barnes and Noble, or wherever books are sold.
Your book really should be seen by at least one other human before publication, but that doesn’t mean you have to send them a hot mess. This is a book by professional editors sharing tips of the trade, with examples and suggestions and guidance for how to approach your book like an editor would.
It’s a great resource. I am an editor and I bought a copy because I love reference books. And you know what? I got some good stuff from it.
Editing both is and is not like writing. Do yourself a favor and study up. Even if your book is already awesome, going back through it with an editor’s eye will make it so much better.