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The commonplace book emerged in the 15th century as a way to compile knowledge. It took the form of a writer's notebook in which were recorded apposite quotations from other writers that were inspirational, motivational, philosophical or meditative. This record of the key points of his readings, resulted in a journal that was a unique reflection of the compiler's own thoughts and feelings and one stamped with his personality.

A Writer's Commonplace Book follows this tradition. In effect a personal notebook, this is an eclectic collection of more than a thousand short quotations that have struck a chord with the author in the course of her life and work. Drawing on the literary output of writers and commentators from many eras, this beautifully designed and thought-provoking anthology displays great sensibility, profound good sense and fine, if understated, wit and erudition. Taken from a wide variety of sources, it is a pantheon of the interesting and the apt, the wise and the witty, the curious or the just plain eccentric.

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"Compulsive reading... the literary equivalent of a really expensive box of Belgian chocolates." The Daily Express

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In effect the personal notebook of a distinguished and highly individualistic novelist and writer, this is an eclectic collection of more than 1,000 short quotations that have struck a chord with the author in the course of her life and work. Drawing on the works of writers and commentators from many eras, this beautifully designed book displays not only its author's wide reading, but also great sensibility, profound good sense, and fine, if understated, wit. A writer's book for anyone who wishes to live a fulfilling life.

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Rosemary Friedman is the author of some 20 novels and non-fiction works, including Practice Makes Perfect and Love on My List. She has kept a personal commonplace book for many years.

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R. Clayton McKee, October 15, 2009 (view all comments by R. Clayton McKee)
Do NOT let your writing friends pick this book up and browse it. You will be forever trying to find additional copies to replace the ones that find new homes off your desk.

Please. Just... trust me on this, okay? I was lucky enough to pick up a stack of them for ludicrously small amounts of money at a local remainder shop... and then my writing circle found them in my shelves and now I haven't a copy of my own left. I THINK I've got everyone else covered, now... but if the next copy I'm ordering goes walkabout I'm going to start shopping for case prices....
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781843172277
Author:
Friedman, Rosemary
Publisher:
Michael O'Mara Books
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Commonplace-books
Subject:
Reference-Quotations Anecdotes and Proverbs
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 x 1.01 in 0.77 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In effect the personal notebook of a distinguished and highly individualistic novelist and writer, this is an eclectic collection of more than 1,000 short quotations that have struck a chord with the author in the course of her life and work. Drawing on the works of writers and commentators from many eras, this beautifully designed book displays not only its author's wide reading, but also great sensibility, profound good sense, and fine, if understated, wit. A writer's book for anyone who wishes to live a fulfilling life.
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