The Best Writing on Writing: Collection of the Year's Most Provocative Writing on Fiction, ...

The Best Writing on Writing Collection of the Year s Most Provocative Writing on Fiction Everything from downright humorous observations and straightforward instructional advice to highly personal and penetrating insights into the life of a writer Booklist

  • Title: The Best Writing on Writing: Collection of the Year's Most Provocative Writing on Fiction, ...
  • Author: Jack Heffron
  • ISBN: 9781884910012
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Paperback
  • Everything from downright humorous observations and straightforward instructional advice to highly personal and penetrating insights into the life of a writer Booklist

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    1. This collection of essays from 1993 by poets, writers, and academics offers a rich variety of criticism and meditations on the art of writing.I confess to skipping a few of the essays in the book (mostly the drier academic ones like Adrienne Rich's "Someone is Writing a Poem" or Carolyn G. Heilbrun's "Women and Biography"). The most accessible essays were from literary magazines and newspapers: Donald Hall's "The Books Not Read, the Lines Not Written: A Poet Confronts His Mortality" for the New [...]

    2. As you can see for yourself, the cover design was definitely not this book's main draw. The book had, in fact, been in my collection for over 5 years in the reference section without being referred to once before I actually sat down to read it cover-to-cover.This collection was compiled in 1993, and is fairly broad in scope, with essays on, well, you can read the cover. I understandably found the essays on story writing especially useful, with Margot Livesey's How to Tell a True Story, Ben Nyber [...]

    3. I was underwhelmed, even though I'm quite interested in the topic. My favorite three stories were: "Letter to a Young Article Writer" (Donald M. Murray), "Lessons of a Lifetime" (James Michener), and "Why Stories Fail" (Ben Nyberg). These were among the most practical and direct. Michener extolls a bias toward action "first, learn to master the English sentence in all its richness of expression and variation in structure Second, acquire an individualized vocabulary on at least three social level [...]

    4. Essays on writing from the early 1990s. Most stand the test of time very well. I recommend on a day for keeping your writing dreams alive!

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