Words: Essays on Writing, Reading, and Life

Words: Essays on Writing, Reading, and Life

by Jessica McCann


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"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.

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"In an endless sea of books of essays on writing, WORDS comes across fresher and more genuine than the rest." - C. Hope Clark, author of the Edisto Island Mysteries and Carolina Slade Mystery series

"Readers of this writing memoir will quickly realize they've found a marvelous handbook on how to create a life with meaningful words." - Heather Villa, freelance writer

"I thought I would read this book faster, but found myself savoring McCann's words, and her well-chosen quotes. She included helpful writing resources in the back, which means I will keep this book on my shelf." - Katrina Shawver, author of Henry: A Polish Swimmer's True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America

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)

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