Written with passion, precision, and a deep respect for the art of writing, Gardner’s book serves by turns as a critic, mentor, and friend.
Anyone who has ever thought of taking the step from reader to writer should begin here.”“Karr synthesizes her expertise as professor and therapy patient, writer and spiritual seeker, recovered alcoholic and ‘black belt sinner,’ providing a unique window into the mechanics and art of the form that is as irreverent, insightful, and entertaining as her own work in the genre.”“The seminal book on the subject of creativity.
Our flight was delayed by a massive snowstorm back home, so we were delayed for about three hours.
Naturally, my first instinct was to head to the bookstore and find something good to read.
In this anthology, the author has put together those pieces on which he would like his reputation to rest; they are not arranged chronologically, but with an eye to their ‘sympathies and differences.'”“Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister—a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, and equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different.
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In this classic essay, she takes on the establishment, using her gift of language to dissect the world around her and give voice to those who are without.
They’re figuring out what makes each chapter, each paragraph, and each theme come together to create the finished product.
reading books in your niche, and applying what you learn to your own work, will be more useful than reading a book about writing.
I wondered what kind of insights I might pick up from the book.
While it was super interesting to read all about King’s life and career, I haven’t purchased another book specifically about writing since then.