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'What a lovely thing this is: a book that delights in the sheer textural joy of good sentences ... Any writer should read it' Bee Wilson 'Thoughtful, engaging, and lively ... when you've read it, you realise you've changed your attitude to writing (and reading)' John Simpson, formerly Chief Editor ...
First You Write a Sentence.: The Elements of Reading, Writing ... and Life.
'What a lovely thing this is: a book that delights in the sheer textural joy of good sentences ... Any writer should read it' Bee Wilson 'Thoughtful, engaging, and lively ... when you've read it, you realise you've changed your attitude to writing (and reading)' John Simpson, formerly Chief Editor of the OED and author of The Word Detective The sentence is the common ground where every writer walks. A poet writes in sentences, but so does the unsung author who came up with Items trapped in doors cause delays. A good sentence can be written (and read) by anyone if we simply give it the gift of our time, and it is as close as most of us will get to making something truly beautiful. Enter acclaimed author Professor Joe Moran. Using minimal technical terms, First You Write a Sentence is his unpedantic but authoritative explanation of how the most ordinary words can be turned into verbal constellations of extraordinary grace. Using sources ranging from the Bible and Shakespeare to George Orwell and Maggie Nelson, and scientific studies of what can best fire the reader's mind, he shows how we can all write in a way that is clear, compelling and alive. Whether dealing with finding the ideal word, building a sentence or constructing a paragraph, First You Write a Sentence informs by light example: much richer than a style guide, it can be read not just for instruction but for pleasure and delight. And along the way it shows how good writing can help us notice the world, make ourselves known to others and live more meaningful lives. It's an elegant gem in praise of the English sentence. 'Moran is a past master at producing fine, accessible non-fiction' Helen Davies, Sunday Times 'Joe Moran has a genius for turning the prosaic poetic' Peter Hennessy
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25.58 USD

First You Write a Sentence.: The Elements of Reading, Writing ... and Life.

by Joe Moran
Hardback
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Draft No. 4 is a master class on the writer's craft. In a series of playful, expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he has gathered over his career and has refined while teaching at Princeton University, where he has nurtured some of the most esteemed writers of recent decades. ...
Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process
Draft No. 4 is a master class on the writer's craft. In a series of playful, expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he has gathered over his career and has refined while teaching at Princeton University, where he has nurtured some of the most esteemed writers of recent decades. McPhee offers definitive guidance in the decisions regarding arrangement, diction, and tone that shape non fiction pieces, and he presents extracts from his work, subjecting them to wry scrutiny. In one essay, he considers the delicate art of getting sources to tell you what they might not otherwise reveal. In another, he discusses how to use flashback to place a bear encounter in a travel narrative while observing that readers are not supposed to notice the structure. It is meant to be about as visible as someone's bones. The result is a vivid depiction of the writing process, from reporting to drafting to revising - and revising, and revising. Draft No. 4 is enriched by multiple diagrams and by personal anecdotes and charming reflections on the life of a writer. McPhee describes his enduring relationships with The New Yorker and Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and recalls his early years at Time magazine. Throughout, Draft No. 4 is enlivened by his keen sense of writing as a way of being in the world.
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15.750000 USD

Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process

by John McPhee
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There's no better writing than what writers write about writing. Each author's perspective, each honest quip, and each unique truth offers insight into the process of self-expression. Curated here in a thoughtful collection, The Truth About Writing brings fresh attention to favorite writers, their thoughts, and their passions. Elevated with ...
The Truth About Writing
There's no better writing than what writers write about writing. Each author's perspective, each honest quip, and each unique truth offers insight into the process of self-expression. Curated here in a thoughtful collection, The Truth About Writing brings fresh attention to favorite writers, their thoughts, and their passions. Elevated with a fresh design, a foil-stamped cover, and colorful edge staining, this book of quotes is the perfect gift for novice and professional writers, avid readers, or anyone who loves the written word. Filled with wisdom from some of writing's best and brightest, including old favorites such as J. D. Salinger, Jack Kerouac, Sylvia Plath, and Ray Bradbury, and more contemporary figures such as Roxane Gay, Toni Morrison, Stephen King, and Cheryl Strayed, this book contains more than 380 quotations; many are contradictory, but all are true. Also in this series: The Truth About Love
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13.640000 USD

The Truth About Writing

by Abrams Noterie
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Essayism: On Form, Feeling, and Nonfiction
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16.750000 USD

Essayism: On Form, Feeling, and Nonfiction

by Brian Dillon
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The Nonfiction Book Publishing Plan: The Professional Guide to Profitable Self-Publishing
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20.990000 USD

The Nonfiction Book Publishing Plan: The Professional Guide to Profitable Self-Publishing

by Karl W Palachuk, Stephanie Chandler
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On the Road meets Tuesdays with Morrie in this pilgrimage by an American classic (Newsweek) to thank his most important mentors through memorable meals and conversations Some years later, George Plimpton offered to punch me in the nose, recounts Rick Bass, remembering fondly a conversation with the famed Paris Review ...
The Traveling Feast: On the Road and at the Table with My Heroes
On the Road meets Tuesdays with Morrie in this pilgrimage by an American classic (Newsweek) to thank his most important mentors through memorable meals and conversations Some years later, George Plimpton offered to punch me in the nose, recounts Rick Bass, remembering fondly a conversation with the famed Paris Review editor in his office, in which Plimpton, who had been slugged by Archie Moore, offered to connect Bass to a hoary genealogy that would include Ali and Frazier. Lineage has always been important to Bass. Before the punch-that-could-have-been, there was his failed bid to become Eudora Welty's lawn boy, and his first meal with Jim Harrison, during which he could barely bring himself to speak. That supper would eventually inspire this book, Rick's years-long pilgrimage to thank his heroes, and to pass on their legacy of mentorship to the next generation. The poignancy of this journey of thanksgiving is intensified by the place in life at which Bass finds himself. He is nearing sixty, his daughters are now grown, and his wife of more than two decades, who accompanied him on that long-ago dinner with Jim Harrison, has called an end to their marriage. In the wake of this loss, Bass sets out, accompanied by two young writers, to recapture the fire, the hunger, that has faded from his life. The Traveling Feast is a book about meeting one's debts in two directions--sending gratitude to the old exemplars, and a few contemporaries, from Peter Matthiessen to David Sedaris and John Berger to Lorrie Moore, while paying it forward to the next generation of writers, believing in and supporting them as Bass was by his own heroes. Each chapter in this fruitful journey recalls the meeting, the meal, and the history--the writer of the past and of the now. From the disastrous pecan tart to the illegally transported elk meat to the photo op gone awry are many resonant moments. What emerges is a guide not only to writing well but to living well, to sucking out all the marrow of life, in Thoreau's immortal phrase. The Traveling Feast is a chronicling of the old ways, a cross-continent pilgrimage to show gratitude for a legacy of American literature and the writers who made it.
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29.400000 USD

The Traveling Feast: On the Road and at the Table with My Heroes

by Rick Bass
Hardback
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Non-Fiction Book Project: Work in Progress
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10.490000 USD

Non-Fiction Book Project: Work in Progress

by Ruth DuCharme
Paperback / softback
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Marketing Tips for Authors: The Book Tour
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11.540000 USD

Marketing Tips for Authors: The Book Tour

by Annette Munnich
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Mrs. B's Exercise Book: A Composition Cache
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31.450000 USD

Mrs. B's Exercise Book: A Composition Cache

by Kim Baumgaertel
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So You Want to Get Rich as a Writer? Let Ian Randal Strock Burst Your Bubble... and Then Tell You Why There's Still a Chance.
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7.340000 USD

So You Want to Get Rich as a Writer? Let Ian Randal Strock Burst Your Bubble... and Then Tell You Why There's Still a Chance.

by Ian Randal Strock
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5th Grade Batter Up Wide Rule Composition Notebook for Boys Baseball: 108 Lined Pages for Back to School Writing
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6.040000 USD

5th Grade Batter Up Wide Rule Composition Notebook for Boys Baseball: 108 Lined Pages for Back to School Writing

by Big Cool Books
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Dramatic Techniques for Creative Writers: Turbo-Charge Your Writing
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16.790000 USD

Dramatic Techniques for Creative Writers: Turbo-Charge Your Writing

by Jules Horne
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Journal: Pink Flowers (Diary, Notebook)
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8.910000 USD

Journal: Pink Flowers (Diary, Notebook)

by Studio Papyrus
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Authors of Tomorrow: Evolved from Yesterday
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10.450000 USD

Authors of Tomorrow: Evolved from Yesterday

by David K Ewen M Ed
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Prolific Author: The Step-By-Step Guide to Write More Words in Less Time and Finish Your Book Fast
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10.490000 USD

Prolific Author: The Step-By-Step Guide to Write More Words in Less Time and Finish Your Book Fast

by Christopher Di Armani
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Author Focus: Develop Your Author Vision Statement and Laser-Focus Your Writing Career
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15.740000 USD

Author Focus: Develop Your Author Vision Statement and Laser-Focus Your Writing Career

by Christopher Di Armani
Paperback
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How to Revise and Re-Release Your Book: Simple and Smart Strategies to Sell More Books
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7.300000 USD

How to Revise and Re-Release Your Book: Simple and Smart Strategies to Sell More Books

by Penny C Sansevieri
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I Don't Have Time to Write and Other Lies Writers Tell Themselves
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10.490000 USD

I Don't Have Time to Write and Other Lies Writers Tell Themselves

by Christopher Di Armani
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Done Is Better Than Perfect: 7 Keys to Finish Writing Your Book Fast
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10.490000 USD

Done Is Better Than Perfect: 7 Keys to Finish Writing Your Book Fast

by Christopher Di Armani
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The Ultimate Authorship Planner: Your Comprehensive Guide to a Wildly Successful Year of Writing and Publishing
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25.190000 USD

The Ultimate Authorship Planner: Your Comprehensive Guide to a Wildly Successful Year of Writing and Publishing

by Audrey Ann Hughey
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The Ultimate Authorship Planner: Your Comprehensive Guide to a Wildly Successful Year of Writing and Publishing
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31.490000 USD

The Ultimate Authorship Planner: Your Comprehensive Guide to a Wildly Successful Year of Writing and Publishing

by Audrey Ann Hughey
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The Ultimate Authorship Planner: Your Comprehensive Guide to a Wildly Successful Year of Writing and Publishing
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31.490000 USD

The Ultimate Authorship Planner: Your Comprehensive Guide to a Wildly Successful Year of Writing and Publishing

by Audrey Ann Hughey
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Night Writer: Writing Around the Challenges of a Full-Time Job
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16.750000 USD

Night Writer: Writing Around the Challenges of a Full-Time Job

by Sandee L Hemphill
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Writing Apocalypse and Survival: A Masterclass in Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction and Zombie Horror
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15.740000 USD

Writing Apocalypse and Survival: A Masterclass in Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction and Zombie Horror

by Jackson Dean Chase
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My Journal: For Writing, Journaling, Notes, Diary and Ideas
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8.250000 USD

My Journal: For Writing, Journaling, Notes, Diary and Ideas

by Dee Deck
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Writing Monsters and Maniacs: A Masterclass in Genre Fiction for Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction
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15.740000 USD

Writing Monsters and Maniacs: A Masterclass in Genre Fiction for Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction

by Jackson Dean Chase
Paperback
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Writing Heroes and Villains: A Masterclass in Genre Fiction
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15.740000 USD

Writing Heroes and Villains: A Masterclass in Genre Fiction

by Jackson Dean Chase
Paperback
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Onward, Writer!: 29 Encouraging Letters to Your Inner Writer
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9.440000 USD

Onward, Writer!: 29 Encouraging Letters to Your Inner Writer

by Rachael Herron
Paperback
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Metadata Essentials: Proven Techniques for Book Marketing and Discovery
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13.640000 USD

Metadata Essentials: Proven Techniques for Book Marketing and Discovery

by Harrison Margaret, Handy Jake
Paperback
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Metadata Essentials: Proven Techniques for Book Marketing and Discovery
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18.890000 USD

Metadata Essentials: Proven Techniques for Book Marketing and Discovery

by Harrison Margaret, Handy Jake
Hardback
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