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The Artful Edit

On the Practice of Editing Yourself
Bell, Susan (Book - 2007 )
The Artful Edit
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The Artful Edit explores the many-faceted and often misunderstood--or simply overlooked--art of editing. Brimming with examples, quotes, and case studies that include an illuminating discussion of Max Perkins's editorial collaboration with F. Scott Fitzgerald on The Great Gatsby, this book proves how fundamental editing is to great writing. Bell also offers strategic tips and exercises for self-editing, and a series of remarkable interviews, that take us into the studios of established authors such as Michael Ondaatje, Tracy Kidder, and Ann Patchett to learn from their various approaches to shaping their work after its initial creation. Much more than a manual, The Artful Edit inspires readers to think about both the discipline and the creativity of editing and how editing can enhance their work. A vigorous investigation into the history and meaning of the edit, this book, like The Triggering Town and The Elements of Style, is a must-have companion for every writer.
Authors: Bell, Susan (Susan P.), 1958-
Title: The artful edit
on the practice of editing yourself
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 230 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Susan Bell
ISBN: 0393057526
9780393057522
Branch Call Number: 808.027 B435a 2007
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-225)
Subject Headings: Authorship Editing
Topical Term: Authorship
Editing
LCCN: 2007013513
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