In 1969, the world-renowned author Ayn Rand gave a series of informal lectures on the art of nonfiction to a select group of friends and associates. These edited transcripts take the listener step by step through the writing process, providing insightful observations and invaluable techniques along the way.
Rand discusses the psychological aspects of writing and the different roles played by the conscious and subconscious mind. She explains how to select a subject and theme, how to identify your audience, and how to write the first draft. From preparing an outline to mastering an individual writing style, this crucial resource introduces the ideas of one of our most enduring authors to a new generation.
Aspiring-and established-writers of nonfiction will find this guide to creating effective nonfiction invaluable.
|Publisher:||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Ayn Rand (1905–1982) was born in Russia, graduated from the University of Leningrad, and came to the United States in 1926. She published her first novel in 1936. With the publication of The Fountainhead in 1943, she achieved a spectacular and enduring success, and her unique philosophy, Objectivism, gained a worldwide following.
Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. She has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children's fiction. AudioFile magazine says, "Marguerite Gavin...has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion."
Peter Schwartz is a writer and journalist who follows the Objectivist philosophy of Ayn Rand. He was the original editor for the Intellectual Activist and has contributed to books that reprint articles by Rand and other Objectivist writers, such as The Voice of Reason and Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution. He is also the author of The Foreign Policy of Self-Interest: A Moral Ideal for America and The Battle for Laissez-Faire Capitalism.
Table of Contents
|2.||Choosing a Subject and Theme||7|
|3.||Judging One's Audience||18|
|4.||Applying Philosophy Without Preaching It||27|
|5.||Creating an Outline||41|
|6.||Writing the Draft: The Primacy of the Subconscious||57|
|9.||Book Reviews and Introductions||145|
|10.||Writing a Book||158|
|11.||Selecting a Title||168|
|12.||Acquiring Ideas for Writing||174|
|Appendix||Selected Outlines Used by Ayn Rand in Writing Articles||183|