On Writing

On Writing
Author : Stephen King
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 297
Release : 2002-06-25
ISBN 10 : 9780743455961
ISBN 13 : 0743455967
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Writing Book Description:

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

On Writing

On Writing
Author : Eudora Welty
Publisher : Modern Library
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2011-03-23
ISBN 10 : 9780307786777
ISBN 13 : 0307786773
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Writing Book Description:

Eudora Welty was one of the twentieth century’s greatest literary figures. For as long as students have been studying her fiction as literature, writers have been looking to her to answer the profound questions of what makes a story good, a novel successful, a writer an artist. On Writing presents the answers in seven concise chapters discussing the subjects most important to the narrative craft, and which every fiction writer should know, such as place, voice, memory, and language. But even more important is what Welty calls “the mystery” of fiction writing—how the writer assembles language and ideas to create a work of art. Originally part of her larger work The Eye of the Story but never before published in a stand- alone volume, On Writing is a handbook every fiction writer, whether novice or master, should keep within arm’s reach. Like The Elements of Style, On Writing is concise and fundamental, authoritative and timeless—as was Eudora Welty herself.

On Writing 10th Anniversary Edition

On Writing  10th Anniversary Edition
Author : Stephen King
Publisher : Scribner
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2010-07-06
ISBN 10 : 1439156816
ISBN 13 : 9781439156810
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Writing 10th Anniversary Edition Book Description:

“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.

On Writing

On Writing
Author : Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher : Penguin Classics
Total Pages : 167
Release : 2010
ISBN 10 : 0143105728
ISBN 13 : 9780143105725
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Writing Book Description:

Collects essays and thoughts on the craft of writing by the author of "The Aleph" and many other literary classics.

On Writing

On Writing
Author : A.L. Kennedy
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2013-03-07
ISBN 10 : 9781448130344
ISBN 13 : 1448130344
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Writing Book Description:

After six novels, five story collections and two books of non-fiction, and countless international prizes, A.L. Kennedy certainly has the authority to talk about the craft of writing books – it’s just a wonder she’s found the time. These are missives from the authorial front line – urgent and vivid, full of the excitement, fury and frustration of trying to make thousands of words into a publishable book. At the core of On Writing is the hugely popular blog that Kennedy writes for the Guardian – and we follow her during a three-year period when she finished one collection of stories and started another, and wrote a novel in between. Readers and aspiring writers will have almost everything they need to know about the complexities of researching, writing and publishing fiction, but they will be receiving this wisdom conversationally, from one of the funniest and most alert of our contemporary authors. Alongside the blogs are brilliant essays on character, voice, writers’ workshops and writers’ health and the book ends with the transcript of Kennedy’s celebrated one-person show about writing and language that she has performed round the world to huge acclaim. Read together, all these pieces add up to the most intimate master-class imaginable from one of the finest – and most humane – writers in our language.

Isherwood on Writing

Isherwood on Writing
Author : Christopher Isherwood
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages : 274
Release :
ISBN 10 : 9781452912936
ISBN 13 : 1452912939
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Isherwood on Writing Book Description:

In the 1960s, Christopher Isherwood gave an unprecedented series of lectures at California universities on the theme “A Writer and His World.” During this time Isherwood, who would liberate the memoir and become the founding father of modern gay writing, spoke openly for the first time about his craft—on writing for film, theater, and novels—and on spirituality. Isherwood on Writing brings these public addresses together to reveal a distinctly—and surprisingly—American Isherwood. Given at a critical time in Isherwood’s career, these lectures mark the era when he turned from fiction to memoir. In free-flowing, wide-ranging discussions, he reflects on such topics as why writers write, what makes a novel great, and what influenced his own work. Isherwood talks about his working relationship with W. H. Auden; his literary friendships with E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Stephen Spender, Aldous Huxley, and Somerset Maugham; and his work in the film industry in London and Hollywood. He also explores uncharted territory in candid comments on his own work, something not contained in his diaries. Isherwood on Writing uncovers an important and often-misunderstood time in Isherwood’s life in America. The lectures present, in James J. Berg’s words, “an example of a man, comfortable in his own sexuality and self, trying to talk about himself and his own life in a society that is not yet ready to hear the whole story.” A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, Christopher Isherwood (1904–1986) is the author of many books, including A Single Man and Down There on a Visit, available from Minnesota. James J. Berg is dean of liberal arts and sciences at Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota. He is editor, with Chris Freeman, of The Isherwood Century: Essays on the Life and Work of Christopher Isherwood (winner of the Lambda Award) and Conversations with Christopher Isherwood. Claude Summers is professor emeritus of English at the University of Michigan, Dearborn and author of many works, including Gay Fictions: Wilde to Stonewall.

Landmark Essays on Writing Process

Landmark Essays on Writing Process
Author : Sondra Perl
Publisher : Psychology Press
Total Pages : 250
Release : 1994
ISBN 10 : 1880393131
ISBN 13 : 9781880393130
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landmark Essays on Writing Process Book Description:

As the field of composition studies became more sophisticated in its understanding of research, the designs and assumptions underlying the early work were called into question. Researchers were challenged to design studies that were sensitive to the varying contexts in which writers write and to the ways their own roles shaped their investigations. The more comprehensive studies called for by these critiques are only now beginning to appear. This volume presents some articles in which writers and what they do are at the center of inquiry. The focus is on what actually occurs as people write and how they make sense of what they are doing. Choosing such a focus grants human action central importance and enacts the belief that looking closely at individuals can be a primary starting point for understanding them and their worlds. Other papers take the researcher's shaping role into account. The integrity of such work rests not so much on a lifeless detachment from the phenomena being studied as on the author's vital engagement, and on a faithful rendering of what has been observed. This includes the author revealing his or her own impact of what has been seen and said. In the broadest sense, composing is something we all do: the students and parents and writers and teachers who serve as subjects of research and those who write the research itself. It is what each of us is engaged in when we shape our understanding of life through the writing we do. And it is what can continue to light the way in composition studies for it illuminates what still makes this inquiry so intriguing and so rich -- that only human beings have this capacity to look and see more, to create new texts and new work, and in the creating compose their way to new understandings and new selves.

Writers on Writing

Writers on Writing
Author : Robert Pack
Publisher : UPNE
Total Pages : 294
Release : 1991
ISBN 10 : 0874515602
ISBN 13 : 9780874515602
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writers on Writing Book Description:

"From deeply personal perspectives, two dozen established writers ponder the mystery of their art and such fundamentals as: What is a genuine writing impulse? Why does good writing work? How is writing learned? What is the role of craft and technique? Who is meant to be a writer? How is close reading related to good writing? The volume is peppered with critical perspectives and practical advice, yet its special richness and inspiration lie in the wonderment and deep love for the act of writing expressed by each contributor. Each essay is a joy to read, blending storytelling, literary anecdotes gathered from a lifetime of avid reading, and the kind of shoptalk exchanged between colleagues. Writers will find here camaraderie and encouragement, teachers of writing will hear practical testimony to what works, and readers will come away with a renewed awe for the spell cast by good writing"--From back cover.

On Writing

On Writing
Author : Anaïs Nin
Publisher :
Total Pages : 10
Release : 1947
ISBN 10 : IND:30000011300682
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Writing Book Description:

On Writing

On Writing
Author : Charles Bukowski
Publisher : Canongate Books
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2015-07-23
ISBN 10 : 9781782117230
ISBN 13 : 1782117237
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Writing Book Description:

'If a man truly desires to write, then he will. Rejection and ridicule will only strengthen him . . . There is no losing in writing, it will make your toes laugh as you sleep, it will make you stride like a tiger, it will fire the eye and put you face to face with death. You will die a fighter, you will be honored in hell. The luck of the word. Go with it, send it.' Charles Bukowski was one of our most iconoclastic, raw and riveting writers, one whose stories, poems and novels have left an enduring mark on our culture. On Writing collects Bukowski's reflections and ruminations on the craft he dedicated his life to. Piercing, unsentimental and often hilarious, On Writing is filled not only with memorable lines but also with the author's trademark toughness, leavened with moments of grace, pathos and intimacy. In the previously unpublished letters to editors, friends and fellow writers collected here, Bukowski is brutally frank about the drudgery of work and uncompromising when it comes to the absurdities of life and of art.