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Starting from Scratch: A Different Kind of Writer's Manual

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From the best-selling author of  Rubyfruit Jungle and  Bingo, here is a writers' manual as provocative,  frank, and funny as her fiction. Unlike most  writers' guides, this one had as much to do with how  writers live as with mastering the tools of their  trade. Rita Mae Brown begins with a very personal  account of her own career, from her days as a young  poet who had written a novel no publisher wanted  to take a chance on, right up to her recent  adventures as a Hollywood screenwriter. In a sassy style  that makes her outspoken advice as entertaining as  it is useful, she provides straight talk about  paying the rent while maintaining the energy to  write; and dealing with agents, publishers, critics,  and the publicity circus; about pursuingj  ournalisim, academia, or screen-writing; and about rejecting  the Hemingway myth of the hard-living,  hard-drinking genius. In addition Brown, a former teacher or  writing, offers a serious examination of the  writer's tool--language, plotting, characters,  symbolism--plus exercises to sharpen the ear for dialogue,  and a fascinating, annoted reading list of  important works from the seventh century to the late  twentieth.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-254).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553346305
Author:
Brown, Rita Mae
Publisher:
Bantam
Author:
Brown, Mae
Location:
Toronto ;
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Publishing
Subject:
Reference-Rhetoric
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Bantam trade ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. FHWA-AK-89-03
Publication Date:
19890331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.61x5.64x.77 in. .78 lbs.

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