Let’s get this on the table right now: Jim Bell does not write a bad craft-of-writing book. Does NOT.
In one case, however, the title of his book does not match the contents. That case is Revision and Self-Editing for Publication. As K. M. Weiland noted in her 3-star review of this book on Goodreads, there’s little here about revision or self-editing. That’s too bad because what little there is clearly shows that if Bell had focused on those tasks, rather than writing yet another book about writing a decent first draft, he could have done well.
Bell divides the book into two sections: “self-editing” and “revision...Read More