The Daily Reader: 366 Selections of Great Prose and Poetry to Inspire a Productive and Meaningful Writing Life

The Daily Reader: 366 Selections of Great Prose and Poetry to Inspire a Productive and Meaningful Writing Life

by Fred White
     
 

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Let Great Reading Fuel Your Writing

Great writers read–voraciously and across many topics and genres. They read to learn, to research, to study the style of others, and to improve their own work. They read because they love the written word. But becoming well read takes time, dedication, and patience. The thought can be daunting–especially when you

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Let Great Reading Fuel Your Writing

Great writers read–voraciously and across many topics and genres. They read to learn, to research, to study the style of others, and to improve their own work. They read because they love the written word. But becoming well read takes time, dedication, and patience. The thought can be daunting–especially when you're eager to get to your own writing.

Fred White, author of The Daily Writer, helps you sort through the plethora of reading material available by providing you with 366 engaging excerpts from ancient poetry to modern science, on topics from allegory to food to writer's block. Each thoughtfully chosen excerpt is followed by a brief reflection and a prompt that allows you to integrate elements from each piece into your own writing.

The Daily Reader makes broad reading accessible, invigorates your thirst for the written word, and equips you to put the power of the pros behind your writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582975894
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
11/10/2009
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Fred White is an Associate Professor at Santa Clara University in California, where he has taught since 1980. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from the University of Minnesota (1967, 1973) and his Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa (1980). His specialty is rhetoric, particularly as it relates to writing about literature, and writing in the natural sciences.

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