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On Writing

On Writing
  • Author : Stephen King
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-12
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1627152849
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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.

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.

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.

Ernest Hemingway on Writing

Ernest Hemingway on Writing
  • Author : Larry W. Phillips
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-07-25
  • Total pages :115
  • ISBN : 9780743237369
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Summary : An assemblage of reflections on the nature of writing and the writer from one the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. Throughout Hemingway’s career as a writer, he maintained that it was bad luck to talk about writing—that it takes off “whatever butterflies have on their wings and the arrangement of hawk’s feathers if you show it or talk about it.” Despite this belief, by the end of his life he had done just what he intended not to do. In his novels and stories, in letters to editors, friends, fellow artists, and critics, in interviews and in commissioned articles on the subject, Hemingway wrote often about writing. And he wrote as well and as incisively about the subject as any writer who ever lived… This book contains Hemingway’s reflections on the nature of the writer and on elements of the writer’s life, including specific and helpful advice to writers on the craft of writing, work habits, and discipline. The Hemingway personality comes through in general wisdom, wit, humor, and insight, and in his insistence on the integrity of the writer and of the profession itself. —From the Preface by Larry W. Phillips

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

On Writing
  • Author : Eudora Welty
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-03-23
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 9780307786777
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Summary : Eudora Welty was one of the twentieth century’s greatest literary figures. For as long as students have been studying her fiction as literature, writers have been looking to her to answer the profound questions of what makes a story good, a novel successful, a writer an artist. On Writing presents the answers in seven concise chapters discussing the subjects most important to the narrative craft, and which every fiction writer should know, such as place, voice, memory, and language. But even more important is what Welty calls “the mystery” of fiction writing—how the writer assembles language and ideas to create a work of art. Originally part of her larger work The Eye of the Story but never before published in a stand- alone volume, On Writing is a handbook every fiction writer, whether novice or master, should keep within arm’s reach. Like The Elements of Style, On Writing is concise and fundamental, authoritative and timeless—as was Eudora Welty herself.

On Writing Well

On Writing Well
  • Author : William Knowlton Zinsser
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1988
  • Total pages :246
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106013785297
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Summary : The revised and enlarged third edition of Zinsser's trusted writing guide covers the principles of good writing while including information on technical, business and sports writing, humor, interviews, working with a word processor, sexism, and a writer's attitudes toward language and craft.

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.

On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition

On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition
  • Author : William Zinsser
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-09-11
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9780062250506
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Summary : On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. 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 fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

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.

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.

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

Bird by Bird

Bird by Bird
  • Author : Anne Lamott
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-12-18
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780307424983
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Summary : 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. 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.’”

Negotiating with the Dead

Negotiating with the Dead
  • Author : Margaret Atwood,Margaret Eleanor Atwood
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-03-06
  • Total pages :219
  • ISBN : 0521662605
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Summary : The author of The Handmaid's Tale discusses the writing life and the role of the writer in society, making reference to many other writers, alive and dead, to make her case.

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.

On Writing

On Writing
  • Author : A.L. Kennedy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-08-29
  • Total pages :376
  • ISBN : 9781770894624
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Summary : On Writing features missives from A. L. Kennedy's hugely popular Guardian blog. Readers and aspiring writers will have almost everything they need to know about the complexities of researching, writing, and publishing fiction from one of the funniest and most alert of our contemporary authors. After six novels, five story collections and two books of non-fiction, and countless international prizes, A.L. Kennedy certainly has the authority to talk about the craft of writing books – it’s just a wonder she’s found the time. On Writing features writing from the authorial front line – urgent and vivid, full of the excitement, fury and frustration of trying to make thousands of words into a publishable book. At the core of On Writing is the hugely popular blog that Kennedy writes for the Guardian – and we follow her during a three-year period when she finished one collection of stories and started another, and wrote a novel in between. Alongside the blogs are brilliant essays on character, voice, writers’ workshops, and writers’ health and the book ends with the transcript of Kennedy’s celebrated one-person show about writing and language that she has performed round the world to huge acclaim. Read together, all these pieces add up to the most intimate master-class imaginable from one of the finest — and most humane — writers in our language.

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.

On Writing

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

On Writing Well
  • Author : William Knowlton Zinsser
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :300
  • ISBN : 0062733036
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Summary : Warns against common errors in structure, style, and diction, and explains the fundamentals of conducting interviews and writing travel, scientific, sports, critical, and humorous articles.