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On Writing

On Writing
  • Author : Stephen King
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-09-01
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9781848941083
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Summary : There is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world, ever. Described in the Guardian as 'the most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature', Stephen King writes books that draw you in and are impossible to put down. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King's advice is grounded in the vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999 - and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery.

On Writing

On Writing
  • Author : Stephen King
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-06-25
  • Total pages :297
  • ISBN : 9780743455961
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Summary : The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

The Book on Writing

The Book on Writing
  • Author : Paula LaRocque
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-09-01
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9781933338941
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Summary : Teaches the elements of good writing through the use of essential guidelines, literary techniques, and proper writing mechanics.

Stein On Writing

Stein On Writing
  • Author : Sol Stein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-02-11
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781466864993
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Summary : Your future as a writer is in your hands. Whether you are a newcomer or an accomplished professional, a novelist, story writer, or a writer of nonfiction, you will find this book a wealth of immediately useful guidance not available anywhere else. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of useable solutions-- how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place." You will find one of the great unspoken secrets of craftsmanship in Chapter 5, called "Markers: The Key to Swift Characterization." In Chapter 7, Stein reveals for he first time in print the wonderful system for creating instant conflict developed in the Playwrights Group of the Actors Studio, of which he was a founder. In "Secrets of Good Dialogue," the premier teacher of dialogue gives you the instantly useable techniques that not only make verbal exchanges exciting but that move the story forward immediately. You won't need to struggle with flashbacks or background material after you've read Chapter 14, which shows you how to bring background into the foreground. Writers of both fiction and nonfiction will relish the amphetamines for speeding up pace, and the many ways to liposuction flab, as well as how to tap originality and recognize what successful titles have in common. You'll discover literary values that enhance writing, providing depth and resonance. You'll bless the day you read Chapters 32 and 33 and discover why revising by starting at page one can be a serious mistake, and how to revise without growing cold on your manuscript. In the pages of this book, nonfiction writers will find a passport to the new revolution in journalism and a guide to using the techniques of fiction to enhance nonfiction. Fresh, useful, informative, and fun to read and reread, Stein on Writing is a book you will mark up, dog-ear, and cherish.

On Writing Well

On Writing Well
  • Author : William Knowlton Zinsser
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1985
  • Total pages :246
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924000029110
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Summary : On Writing Well, which grew out of a course that William Zinsser taught at Yale, has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity, and for the warmth of its style. It is a book for anybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts, or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you both fundamental principles as well as the insights of a distinguished practitioner. How to Write a Memoir tells you how to write the story of your life. Everyone has a story - whether you're a professional writer or just want to validate your personal and family reminiscences, William Zinsser explains how to do it, and do it well.

On Writing

On Writing
  • Author : Jorge Luis Borges,Suzanne Jill Levine
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :167
  • ISBN : 0143105728
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Summary : Collects essays and thoughts on the craft of writing by the author of "The Aleph" and many other literary classics.

On Writing

On Writing
  • Author : Charles Bukowski
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-07-23
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9781782117230
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Summary : 'If a man truly desires to write, then he will. Rejection and ridicule will only strengthen him . . . There is no losing in writing, it will make your toes laugh as you sleep, it will make you stride like a tiger, it will fire the eye and put you face to face with death. You will die a fighter, you will be honored in hell. The luck of the word. Go with it, send it.' Charles Bukowski was one of our most iconoclastic, raw and riveting writers, one whose stories, poems and novels have left an enduring mark on our culture. On Writing collects Bukowski's reflections and ruminations on the craft he dedicated his life to. Piercing, unsentimental and often hilarious, On Writing is filled not only with memorable lines but also with the author's trademark toughness, leavened with moments of grace, pathos and intimacy. In the previously unpublished letters to editors, friends and fellow writers collected here, Bukowski is brutally frank about the drudgery of work and uncompromising when it comes to the absurdities of life and of art.

Bird by Bird

Bird by Bird
  • Author : Anne Lamott
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-12-18
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 0307424987
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Summary : For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Anne’s father—also a writer—in the iconic passage that gives the book its title: “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, ‘Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.’” An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition will continue to spark creative minds for years to come.

Talks on Writing English

Talks on Writing English
  • Author : Arlo Bates
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1896
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433082503834
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A discourse on the use of the pen. Containing observations on writing in general, etc

A discourse on the use of the pen. Containing observations on writing in general, etc
  • Author : William Leekey
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1750
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : BL:A0019882096
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On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition

On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition
  • Author : Stephen King
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-07-06
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 1439156816
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Summary : “Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.

Writers on Writing

Writers on Writing
  • Author : The New York Times
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-05
  • Total pages :268
  • ISBN : 0805070850
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Summary : A collection of touching, humorous, and practical writings explores literature and the art of writing with contributions from Russell Banks, Saul Bellow, E. L. Doctorow, Richard Ford, Carl Hiaasen, Alice Hoffman, John Updike, and many others. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

On Writing

On Writing
  • Author : Eudora Welty
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :106
  • ISBN : 9780679642701
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Summary : The author shares her thoughts on the art of fiction writing that discusses such key elements of the narrative craft as language, memory, place, and voice, as well the techniques and tools every writer needs to know.

About Writing

About Writing
  • Author : Samuel R. Delany
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-04-16
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 9780819574244
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Summary : Award-winning novelist Samuel R. Delany has written a book for creative writers to place alongside E. M. Forster’s Aspects of the Novel and Lajos Egri’s Art of Dramatic Writing. Taking up specifics (When do flashbacks work, and when should you avoid them? How do you make characters both vivid and sympathetic?) and generalities (How are novels structured? How do writers establish serious literary reputations today?), Delany also examines the condition of the contemporary creative writer and how it differs from that of the writer in the years of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and the high Modernists. Like a private writing tutorial, About Writing treats each topic with clarity and insight. Here is an indispensable companion for serious writers everywhere.

Self-editing for Fiction Writers

Self-editing for Fiction Writers
  • Author : Renni Browne,Dave King
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1993
  • Total pages :226
  • ISBN : UOM:39015032481460
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Summary : Covers characterization, exposition, point of view, dialogue, proportion, and voice

On Writing

On Writing
  • Author : Anaïs Nin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1947
  • Total pages :10
  • ISBN : IND:30000011300682
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The Writing Life

The Writing Life
  • Author : Annie Dillard
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-10-13
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 0061863823
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Summary : Annie Dillard has written eleven books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood; the Northwest pioneer epic The Living; and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. A gregarious recluse, she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Landmark Essays on Writing Process

Landmark Essays on Writing Process
  • Author : Sondra Perl
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :250
  • ISBN : 1880393131
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Summary : As the field of composition studies became more sophisticated in its understanding of research, the designs and assumptions underlying the early work were called into question. Researchers were challenged to design studies that were sensitive to the varying contexts in which writers write and to the ways their own roles shaped their investigations. The more comprehensive studies called for by these critiques are only now beginning to appear. This volume presents some articles in which writers and what they do are at the center of inquiry. The focus is on what actually occurs as people write and how they make sense of what they are doing. Choosing such a focus grants human action central importance and enacts the belief that looking closely at individuals can be a primary starting point for understanding them and their worlds. Other papers take the researcher's shaping role into account. The integrity of such work rests not so much on a lifeless detachment from the phenomena being studied as on the author's vital engagement, and on a faithful rendering of what has been observed. This includes the author revealing his or her own impact of what has been seen and said. In the broadest sense, composing is something we all do: the students and parents and writers and teachers who serve as subjects of research and those who write the research itself. It is what each of us is engaged in when we shape our understanding of life through the writing we do. And it is what can continue to light the way in composition studies for it illuminates what still makes this inquiry so intriguing and so rich -- that only human beings have this capacity to look and see more, to create new texts and new work, and in the creating compose their way to new understandings and new selves.

Henry Miller on Writing

Henry Miller on Writing
  • Author : Henry Miller
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1964
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 0811201120
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Summary : Some of the most rewarding pages in Henry Miller's books concern his self-education as a writer. He tells, as few great writers ever have, how he set his goals, how he discovered the excitement of using words, how the books he read influenced him, and how he learned to draw on his own experience.

Isherwood on Writing

Isherwood on Writing
  • Author : Christopher Isherwood
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021
  • Total pages :274
  • ISBN : 9781452912936
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Summary : In the 1960s, Christopher Isherwood gave an unprecedented series of lectures at California universities on the theme “A Writer and His World.” During this time Isherwood, who would liberate the memoir and become the founding father of modern gay writing, spoke openly for the first time about his craft—on writing for film, theater, and novels—and on spirituality. Isherwood on Writing brings these public addresses together to reveal a distinctly—and surprisingly—American Isherwood. Given at a critical time in Isherwood’s career, these lectures mark the era when he turned from fiction to memoir. In free-flowing, wide-ranging discussions, he reflects on such topics as why writers write, what makes a novel great, and what influenced his own work. Isherwood talks about his working relationship with W. H. Auden; his literary friendships with E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Stephen Spender, Aldous Huxley, and Somerset Maugham; and his work in the film industry in London and Hollywood. He also explores uncharted territory in candid comments on his own work, something not contained in his diaries. Isherwood on Writing uncovers an important and often-misunderstood time in Isherwood’s life in America. The lectures present, in James J. Berg’s words, “an example of a man, comfortable in his own sexuality and self, trying to talk about himself and his own life in a society that is not yet ready to hear the whole story.” A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, Christopher Isherwood (1904–1986) is the author of many books, including A Single Man and Down There on a Visit, available from Minnesota. James J. Berg is dean of liberal arts and sciences at Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota. He is editor, with Chris Freeman, of The Isherwood Century: Essays on the Life and Work of Christopher Isherwood (winner of the Lambda Award) and Conversations with Christopher Isherwood. Claude Summers is professor emeritus of English at the University of Michigan, Dearborn and author of many works, including Gay Fictions: Wilde to Stonewall.

Writers on Writing

Writers on Writing
  • Author : Robert Pack,Jay Parini
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1991
  • Total pages :294
  • ISBN : 0874515602
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Summary : From deeply personal perspectives, two dozen established writers ponder the mystery of their art and such fundamentals as: What is a genuine writing impulse? Why does good writing work? How is writing learned? What is the role of craft and technique? Who is meant to be a writer? How is close reading related to good writing? The volume is peppered with critical perspectives and practical advice, yet its special richness and inspiration lie in the wonderment and deep love for the act of writing expressed by each contributor. Each essay is a joy to read, blending storytelling, literary anecdotes gathered from a lifetime of avid reading, and the kind of shoptalk exchanged between colleagues. Writers will find here camaraderie and encouragement, teachers of writing will hear practical testimony to what works, and readers will come away with a renewed awe for the spell cast by good writing.--From back cover.