Advice to Writers

Here are literary lions on everything from the passive voice to promotion and publicity: James Baldwin on the practiced illusion of effortless prose, Isaac Asimov on the despotic tendencies of editors, John Cheever on the perils of drink, ...

Advice to Writers

Advice to Writers

In Advice to Writers, Jon Winokur, author of the bestselling The Portable Curmudgeon, gathers the counsel of more than four hundred celebrated authors in a treasury on the world of writing. Here are literary lions on everything from the passive voice to promotion and publicity: James Baldwin on the practiced illusion of effortless prose, Isaac Asimov on the despotic tendencies of editors, John Cheever on the perils of drink, Ivan Turgenev on matrimony and the Muse. Here, too, are the secrets behind the sleight-of-hand practiced by artists from Aristotle to Rita Mae Brown. Sagacious, inspiring, and entertaining, Advice to Writers is an essential volume for the writer in every reader.

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Advice to Writers
Language: un
Pages: 240
Authors: Jon Winokur
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-28 - Publisher: Vintage

In Advice to Writers, Jon Winokur, author of the bestselling The Portable Curmudgeon, gathers the counsel of more than four hundred celebrated authors in a treasury on the world of writing. Here are literary lions on everything from the passive voice to promotion and publicity: James Baldwin on the practiced
Advice to Writers
Language: en
Pages: 738
Authors: Miriam Brody
Categories: Rhetoric
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher:

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Good Advice on Writing
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: William Safire, Leonard Safir
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher:

Tidbits of writing advice on everything from Action to Writers Block by the masters of the craft fill this essential reference for wordsmiths compiled by a New York Times columnist. 25,000 first printing. National ad/promo.
The Forest for the Trees
Language: un
Pages: 285
Authors: Betsy Lerner
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)

In this survival guide for writers, Lerner shares her editorial wisdom and provides an insider's understanding of the publishing process. She looks at different writer personality types and addresses the concerns of writers just getting started.
Making a Literary Life
Language: un
Pages: 288
Authors: Carolyn See
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-18 - Publisher: Random House

As Carolyn See says, writing guides are like preachers on Sunday—there may be a lot of them, but you can’t have too many, and there’s always an audience of the faithful. And while Making a Literary Life is ostensibly a book that teaches you how to write, it really teaches

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