On Writing

On Writing
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Author: Stephen King
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1627152849
Release: 2014-12
Editor: Unknown

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On Writing

On Writing
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Author: Stephen King
Pages: 351
ISBN: 1444723251
Release: 2012
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton

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In 1999, Stephen King began to write about his craft -- and his life. By midyear, a widely reported accident jeopardized the survival of both. And in his months of recovery, the link between writing and living became more crucial than ever. Rarely has a book on writing been so clear, so useful, and so revealing. On Writing begins with a mesmerizing account of King's childhood and his uncannily early focus on writing to tell a story. A series of vivid memories from adolescence, college, and the struggling years that led up to his first novel, Carrie, will afford readers a fresh and often very funny perspective on the formation of a writer. King next turns to the basic tools of his trade -- how to sharpen and multiply them through use, and how the writer must always have them close at hand. He takes the reader through crucial aspects of the writer's art and life, offering practical and inspiring advice on everything from plot and character development to work habits and rejection. Serialized in the New Yorker to vivid acclaim, On Writing culminates with a profoundly moving account of how King's overwhelming need to write spurred him toward recovery, and brought him back to his life. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower--and entertain--everyone who reads it.

On Writing

On Writing
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Author: Stephen King
Pages: 297
ISBN: 1417647019
Release: 2002-06-25
Editor: Turtleback

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Ernest Hemingway on Writing

Ernest Hemingway on Writing
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Author: Larry W. Phillips
Pages: 115
ISBN: 9780743237369
Release: 2002-07-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

On Writing

On Writing
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Author: Charles Bukowski
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781782117230
Release: 2015-07-23
Editor: Canongate Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'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.

Stein On Writing

Stein On Writing
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Author: Sol Stein
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781466864993
Release: 2014-02-11
Editor: St. Martin's Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Desperation Regulators

Desperation Regulators
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Author: Stephen King
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0451935659
Release: 1997-09-01
Editor: New Amer Library

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New! Titles include "Desperation" by Stephen King and "The Regulators" by Richard Bachman.

The Book on Writing

The Book on Writing
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Author: Paula LaRocque
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781933338941
Release: 2003-09-01
Editor: Marion Street Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Teaches the elements of good writing through the use of essential guidelines, literary techniques, and proper writing mechanics.

Bird by Bird

Bird by Bird
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Author: Anne Lamott
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307424983
Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Anchor

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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.’”

Henry Miller on Writing

Henry Miller on Writing
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Author: Henry Miller
Pages: 216
ISBN: 0811201120
Release: 1964
Editor: New Directions Publishing

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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 Well

On Writing Well
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Author: William Knowlton Zinsser
Pages: 300
ISBN: 0062733036
Release: 1994
Editor: Harper Perennial

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Negotiating with the Dead

Negotiating with the Dead
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Author: Margaret Atwood,Margaret Eleanor Atwood
Pages: 219
ISBN: 0521662605
Release: 2002-03-06
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Alive in the Writing

Alive in the Writing
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Author: Kirin Narayan
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9780226568188
Release: 2012-03-01
Editor: University of Chicago Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Anton Chekhov is revered as a boldly innovative playwright and short story writer—but he wrote more than just plays and stories. In Alive in the Writing—an intriguing hybrid of writing guide, biography, and literary analysis—anthropologist and novelist Kirin Narayan introduces readers to some other sides of Chekhov: his pithy, witty observations on the writing process, his life as a writer through accounts by his friends, family, and lovers, and his venture into nonfiction through his book Sakhalin Island. By closely attending to the people who lived under the appalling conditions of the Russian penal colony on Sakhalin, Chekhov showed how empirical details combined with a literary flair can bring readers face to face with distant, different lives, enlarging a sense of human responsibility. Highlighting this balance of the empirical and the literary, Narayan calls on Chekhov to bring new energy to the writing of ethnography and creative nonfiction alike. Weaving together selections from writing by and about him with examples from other talented ethnographers and memoirists, she offers practical exercises and advice on topics such as story, theory, place, person, voice, and self. A new and lively exploration of ethnography, Alive in the Writing shows how the genre’s attentive, sustained connection with the lives of others can become a powerful tool for any writer.

On Writing

On Writing
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Author: Eudora Welty
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780307786777
Release: 2011-03-23
Editor: Modern Library

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

On Writing
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Author: Charles Bukowski
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1782117245
Release: 2016-08-04
Editor: Unknown

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A collection of previously unpublished letters from America's cult icon on the art of writing.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.

On Writing Well

On Writing Well
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Author: William Knowlton Zinsser
Pages: 246
ISBN: UCSC:32106013785297
Release: 1988
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Writing Picture Books

Writing Picture Books
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Author: Ann Whitford Paul
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1582975566
Release: 2009-06-02
Editor: Writer's Digest Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Writers will learn the writing and revision process that will lead them to creating more salable picture book manuscripts. It covers researching the picture books market, creating characters, point of view, plotting, tips on writing rhyme and more, all the lessons writers need to write great and appealing picture books.

Writing a Book That Makes a Difference

Writing a Book That Makes a Difference
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Author: Philip Gerard
Pages: 230
ISBN: UOM:39015048863859
Release: 2000-03
Editor: Story Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Gerard provides direction to writers by analyzing a variety of books that have made a difference and distilling the ingredients that make them memorable--such as choosing powerful themes and using storytelling strategies that move people to tears and laughter.

I Should Be Writing

I Should Be Writing
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Author: Mur Lafferty
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781631063657
Release: 2017-08-22
Editor: Rock Point Gift & Stationery

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Don't just dream it, write it! I Should Be Writing is a writing workshop in a journal, full of helpful advice and encouragement for the person who wants to finally write the story they've always dreamed of creating. Let award-winning podcaster Mur Lafferty, who in the past has interviewed authors including John Scalzi, Neil Gaiman, Gail Carriger, Adam Christopher, and Kameron Hurley, guide you through the nuts-and-bolts process of honing your craft, including which writing myths to ignore, how to refine your creative process, listening to your inner muse while ignoring your inner bully, and more. This book also contains writing exercises that will help the blossoming writer strengthen the writer’s muscle of writing every day. These include everything from situational writer's prompts to lists of ideas writers should try to jot down between writing sessions. With this helpful guide, you can make the phrase, "I've always wanted to write a story..." a thing of the past. Because you should be writing!

A Book on Writing

A Book on Writing
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Author: Sam McCarter
Pages: 139
ISBN: 0951958216
Release: 1997
Editor: Intelligene

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This publication is a self-study book on writing. It is designed primarily for English language students at an advanced level, i.e. the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, Cambridge Proficiency and those students preparing to achieve approximately between 6.0 and 7. 5 in the IELTS exam. The book has been written from a cognitive, rather than a grammatical, point of view. --pref.