Elements of Authorship

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Lyrical writing and rock-solid advice distinguishes The Elements of Authorship from most writers' guides. No such guide is more engaging, entertaining - or authoritative. Arthur Plotnik, whose classic The Elements of Editing is in its 18th year of print, draws on a uniquely broad background as writer, editor, and publisher.The Elements of Authorship gives clearheaded advice and comic relief to anguished writers - which is to say all writers - aspiring to the exalted state known as "published author." It is, as ...
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Overview

Lyrical writing and rock-solid advice distinguishes The Elements of Authorship from most writers' guides. No such guide is more engaging, entertaining - or authoritative. Arthur Plotnik, whose classic The Elements of Editing is in its 18th year of print, draws on a uniquely broad background as writer, editor, and publisher.The Elements of Authorship gives clearheaded advice and comic relief to anguished writers - which is to say all writers - aspiring to the exalted state known as "published author." It is, as one reviewer noted, "a heartening foray into the construction and maintenance of a career in writing." Even as it explores the hellish aspects of that career, it reassures new authors that writing - published or unpublished - is worth the pain.
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This is a book for aspiring writers that has few equals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595001194
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/17/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 0.65 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2000

    Good Book With Loads of Info!

    I found this title by chance and have been reading it for the past few days. It is a book that is very helpful in many ways to both the aspiring and the published author. It is packed full of information, and even clears up some of the false notions of what writing means and doesn't mean. In essence, Plotnik (an advanced writer himself) shares with his readers the intensity and the (sometimes) insanity of the writing life. From sex novels to poetry, and from journalism to literary fiction, it is all here. A definite must read!

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