It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. - Seneca

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Our SPOTLIGHT is on Eliza Knight's EDIT YOUR BOOK IN A MONTH ...

Hello Chicks and Readers of Chicks!

Thank you so much for having me on your blog this week. I’m extremely excited to announce the e-book release of EDIT YOUR BOOK IN A MONTH. The print version will be available in mid-March.

Here is the book blurb:

Have you finished a manuscript? Want to submit your novel to editors or agents, maybe even self-publish? You need to edit first! First impressions are important and the stronger your book is, the better presentation it will make. This book presents tips on editing, most common mistakes made in manuscripts, show vs. tell, plotting, dialogue, story development, inconsistencies, tightening up your sentences, weak words/verbs, overused words, filler words, formatting and so much more! Get your manuscript ready for its grand debut!

And here is the Table of Contents:

1. Why should I edit my book?

2. How to use the Edit Your Book in a Month method

3. Format

4. Filler words, Weak words, Weak Verbs, Favorite overused words

5. Repetitive Writing & Leading the Reader

6. Hooks: Beginning and End

7. GMC / Character Arc

8. Story Development / Plot / Characterization / Setting

9. Inconsistencies

10. Scene Development

11. Point-of-view

12. Using the 5 senses

13. Active vs. Passive

14. Show vs. Tell

15. Dialogue

16. Putting it all together & Extras
(Extras: Writing Lingo; Writer’s Organizations & Resources; Critique Partners/Groups & Readers; Conferences)

I wrote this book based on my workshop entitled the same, as well as using my experience in freelance copy-editing, and critiquing. But also from experience as a published author.

Here is what some people are saying about EDIT YOUR BOOK IN A MONTH:

“Edit Your Book in a Month is loaded with great information and excellent examples. Every writer—both new and old—can benefit from this how-to book. If you’re ready to polish your manuscript in record time, then this is the book for you.” Kimberly Killion, RITA®-nominated and award-winning author.

“Eliza Knight's "Edit Your Book in a Month" method made the difference between my manuscript being passed over in the slush pile and getting requested, and eventually published.” Rebecca Lynn, award-winning author.

“Solid craft assistance from multi-published writer Eliza Knight. Her Edit Your Book in a Month workshops are always filled, yet she encourages class participation and manages to give each participate the individual attention they need. Now with a high demand for her workshop materials, Eliza Knight has done what she does best, put it all in a book! I attended Eliza’s Edit Your Book in a Month workshop. She provided me with a writer’s tool kit that will serve me well throughout my writing. Her clear presentation lays out a plan that is easy to follow. The results? After working with Eliza I submitted my manuscript and got THE call within a month.” Ruth A. Casie, award-winning author.

I have a lot of things lined up this week with Chicks of Characterization. Come back Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to read excerpts of the book! On Friday, I will be giving away copies.

Happy Writing and Editing!

E-book buy link: Amazon



Tami Dee said...

Wow, Eliza, I have to get this book. What a great tool. :-)

Eliza Knight said...

Thank you for spotlighting me Andrea!!!!

Thank you Tami :) I hope it helps!

Renee Vincent said...

Hey Eliza! How are you?
VERY interesting book you have there. I am definitely curious about this book and will be back this week to check out more of it.
Thanks Andrea for featuring it!

Chicks of Characterization said...

Thanks Tami & Renee! I took Eliza's Edit your book in a Month workshop and it was AMAZING! And so is the book! You have to get it!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Eliza Knight said...

Thanks Renee! Yes, please come back. Each day will be a different excerpt and then on Friday if you partcipate in the exercise, you'll b entered for a chance to win the book.

Thank you again Andrea for having me! I'm glad you've found the workshop and the book to be helpful. :)


Hywela Lyn said...

This looks like such a useful book, most of us need help with editing and knowing what to look for and how to sort it is essential I'm coming back each day to read more. Thanks so much for sharing.

Eliza Knight said...

Thank you Hywela :)

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