Indirections For Those Who Want To Write Author:Sidney Cox This book by a thoughtful teacher and writer deals with the subject of writing. The author's thoughts amount in sum to a philosophy of literary composition. But it is a philosophy put together with more informality than we find in any thinkers but the best, and it has fully as much between the lines as in them. — Mr. Cox has taken his subject not... more » only what the writer has to learn about writing by doing it, but also a deal of what he has to learn about life by living it. For it is writing as communication that interest him, and the worth of communication hinges on as much on what life has taught the writer to be as on what he has taught himself to do.
In these chapters wit, wisdom, and common sense not only collaborate, but are one. The result is a book with much to say and more to suggest to the good reader as well as to the honest writer; and either will find it a book that grows with his own growth.« less