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Writer's Digest Guide to Good Writing
     

Writer's Digest Guide to Good Writing

by Writers Digest
 

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Timeless advice for writers from writers

Writers will turn here for instruction and encouragement from many of writing's most influential authors. Drawn from past issues of Writer's Digest magazine, these articles resonate with writing wisdom.
-- Erle Stanley Gardner, of Perry Mason fame, on dialogue
-- Western legend Louis L'Amour on characterization
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Timeless advice for writers from writers

Writers will turn here for instruction and encouragement from many of writing's most influential authors. Drawn from past issues of Writer's Digest magazine, these articles resonate with writing wisdom.
-- Erle Stanley Gardner, of Perry Mason fame, on dialogue
-- Western legend Louis L'Amour on characterization
-- the young Stephen King on horror fiction
-- Pulitzer Prize winner Marc Connelly on playwriting philosophy
-- S.S. Van Dine, on mystery writing
-- Harlan Ellison on dedication to craft
-- Plus short observations from Michael Crichton, Eudora Welty, Joyce Carol Oates, Kurt Vonnegut, Alex Haley, Ray Bradbury, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ring W. Lardner, Upton Sinclair, H.G. Wells, John Grisham, Thornton Wilder, Anne Rice, John Steinbeck, Rod Serling, James Michener, Tom Clancy, Barbara Cartland and many others.

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Library Journal
To mark the 75th anniversary of Writer's Digest magazine, the editors have culled 50 of the more instructive pieces from their previous issues. You've heard it all before, but these writing tips are from authors (Irving Wallace, Joyce Carol Oates, Isaac Asimov, Stephen King--the list goes on) who have proven repeatedly that their methods work. Not surprisingly, the advice (know your audience, write what you know, read back issues of magazines) given is still applicable regardless of its age yet sounds remarkably fresh, proving that elements of good writing are classic. Articles include pointers on crafting fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and plays as well as some career advice. The index was not seen, but with its addition this compilation should be a helpful tool in any library's writing collection.-- Cathy Sabol, Northern Virginia Community Coll., Manassas

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898796407
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
03/15/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
352

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