Do not let the size of this book pressure you into not starting the climb, at the end you will wish there was more!
Beth Hill has taken the mystery of editing and writing and broken it down into digestible pieces. She has sections dealing with plot, characters major and minor, perspective and point of view. She writes about the beginning, the middle and end story. She explains about punctuation, grammar and styles. Then she gets into the real meat of writing, word choices, keeping yourself out of the story, cutting the fat. Finally, she pulls back the last curtain and discusses the art and science of editing. I am telling you, this is good stuff, and there is a lot more than I mentioned!
I read straight through the book and actually enjoyed it. Beth Hill has an engaging style of writing and sharing her knowledge. I bought the PDF version and appreciate that it is searchable. The Table of Contents is well organized. This is a book every writer and editor should have at their fingertips.
I rate this 5 out of 5 stars! So informative and well written!
The book is available on her blog: http://theeditorsblog.net/
Follow her on twitter @noveleditor