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Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (P.S.)
Reading Like a Writer A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them - P.S.
Author: Francine Prose
Long before there were creative-writing workshops and degrees, how did aspiring writers learn to write? By reading the work of their predecessors and contemporaries, says Francine Prose. — In Reading Like a Writer, Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters. She reads the w...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060777050
ISBN-10: 0060777052
Publication Date: 4/1/2007
Pages: 304
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Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Highly recommended for anyone who wants to improve their writing style for fiction. Prose offers excellent examples of the concepts she discusses. Enjoyable.
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The author takes you through a somewhat minute review of her own favorite books, hoping to give some insight on how to get a closer look at how writing is rendered. If you're not a fan of the classics, ie.. Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens, etc, then this book could be a very tedious read.
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