James A. Michener's Writer's Handbook: Explorations in Writing and Publishing

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One of America's foremost authors describes the process of writing and publishing a book in this invaluable step-by-step guide for writers, editors, and book lovers.

One of America's foremost authors presents a carefully considered workbook, based on his own rough and finished drafts. Part one illustrates the process of writing fiction, and part two addresses problems particular to nonfiction. For both types of writing, this is an invaluable step-by-step guide for ...

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Overview

One of America's foremost authors describes the process of writing and publishing a book in this invaluable step-by-step guide for writers, editors, and book lovers.

One of America's foremost authors presents a carefully considered workbook, based on his own rough and finished drafts. Part one illustrates the process of writing fiction, and part two addresses problems particular to nonfiction. For both types of writing, this is an invaluable step-by-step guide for writers, editors, and book lovers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679741268
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/25/1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 8.53 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

James A. Michener
Part travelogue, part history, part fictional adventure, James Michener's heavily researched books edify as they entertain. He began his career with the book that would become the musical South Pacific, but he ended it as one of the century's most popular -- and prolific -- novelists.

Biography

James Albert Michener is a Pulitzer prize-winning author reknowned for his historical epics. A prolific novelist and relentless researcher, Michener wrote over books. Despite his substantial commercial success, he was known to be a humble man and a was an active philanthropist. His many beloved works include Tales of the South Pacific, which was adapted for Broadway and film as South Pacific, Hawaii and The Source.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

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    1. Also Known As:
      James Albert Michener (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 3, 1907
    1. Date of Death:
      October 16, 1997
    2. Place of Death:
      Austin, Texas

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2001

    not what it is marketed as

    This is a great insight into one of the great writers of our time. This book shows how he works. As a handbook for the upcoming writer, it's only value is in seeing how one of the masters works. though it does not 'help' new writers, it is a valuable book because it shows the process michener takes.

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