Words: Essays on Writing, Reading, and Life

Words: Essays on Writing, Reading, and Life

by Jessica McCann

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Overview

"A book is a box of words, until someone opens it." ~ Ursula K. Le Guin

Jessica McCann has woven together a collection of personal essays and writing tips that offer a unique glimpse into her writing journey and process. She is an award-winning historical novelist and has worked as a professional freelance writer and editor for magazines, universities, corporations, and nonprofits for more than thirty years. In Words, McCann shares her passion for books, as well as research that shows how reading improves our lives. With a philosophy that is equally pragmatic and optimistic, Words will appeal to readers and writers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999460245
Publisher: Perspective Books
Publication date: 02/25/2020
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Jessica McCann is an award-winning historical novelist and has worked as a professional freelance writer and editor for more than 30 years.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Trusting Instinct 5

Opening Boxes 19

Knitting Prose 36

Balancing Research 89

Feeding Creativity 101

Confronting Fear 111

Acknowledgments 127

Recommended Reading 128

Writing Resources 131

Endnotes 134

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