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Advice to Writers: A Compendium of Quotes, Anecdotes, and Writerly Wisdom from a Dazzling Array Of Literary Lights

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In Advice to Writers, Jon Winokur, author of the bestselling The Portable Curmudgeon, gathers the counsel of more than four hundred celebrated authors in a treasury on the world of writing. Here are literary lions on everything from the passive voice to promotion and publicity: James Baldwin on the practiced illusion of effortless prose, Isaac Asimov on the despotic tendencies of editors, John Cheever on the perils of drink, Ivan Turgenev on matrimony and the Muse. Here, too, are the secrets behind the sleight-of-hand practiced by artists from Aristotle to Rita Mae Brown. Sagacious, inspiring, and entertaining, Advice to Writers is an essential volume for the writer in every reader.

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Winokur gathers the counsel of more than 400 celebrated authors in a treasury on the world and work of writing. "Advice to Writers" contains the secrets behind the sleight-of-hand practiced by artists from Aristotle to Rita Mae Brown.

About the Author

Jon Winokur is the author of a dozen books, including The Portable Curmudgeon and The Rich Are Different.  He lives in Pacific Palisades, California.

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9780679763413
Subtitle:
A Compendium of Quotes, Anecdotes, and Writerly Wisdom from a Dazzling Array of Literary Lights
Author:
Winokur, Jon
Publisher:
Vintage
Subject:
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
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Reference
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Reference/Writing
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20000509
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.44x5.66x.57 in. .66 lbs.

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