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THE EDITOR’S LEXICON:

THE EDITOR’S LEXICON:

ESSENTIAL WRITING TERMS FOR NOVELISTS


by


Sarah Cypher


Copyright © 2010 by Sarah Cypher


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Cypher, Sarah [1980 ]

The Editor’s Lexicon: Essential Writing Terms for Novelists / Sarah Cypher1st ed.


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INTRODUCTION


If you are a novelist who did not study writing in school, the jargon that editors, critics, and workshop leaders use to evaluate your work probably sounds vague. If I say your novel needs more punch, is that just a nice way of saying that it is boring? How do you actually fix an inefficient plot, anyway? Or if you’ve heard that your stories could be published if you tightened your language, you probably wished someone would just show you where to turn the wrench.

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