Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
Publisher: HarperCollins | ISBN: 0060777044 | edition 2006 | PDF | 291 pages | 3,6 mb
Starred Review. The trick to writing, Prose writes, is reading—carefully, deliberately and slowly. While this might seem like a no-brainer, Prose (Blue Angel; A Changed Man) masterfully meditates on how quality reading informs great writing, which will warm the cold, jaded hearts of even the most frustrated, unappreciated and unpublished writers. Chapters treat the nuts and bolts of writing (words, sentences, paragraphs) as well as issues of craft (narration, character, dialogue), all of which Prose discusses using story or novel excerpts.