Several Short Sentences about Writing Lib/E (Compact Disc)

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Everyone seems to have plenty of advice to share for writers, or for those stuck in blank-page limbo, but seldom have I encountered such a concentration of focused wisdom and guidance as this: Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg. The author of several other books and a member of the New York Times editorial board, Klinkenborg has spent a life immersed in the nuances of the written word. In this volume, he distills that practice into keen, succinct observations about how writing works, and how a writer works -- crafting one sentence at a time.

— Matt, Longfellow Books


Most of what you think you know about writing is useless. It's the harmful debris of your education-a mixture of half-truths, myths, and false assumptions that prevents you from writing well. Drawing on years of experience as a writer and teacher of writing, Verlyn Klinkenborg offers an approach to writing that will change the way you work and think. There is no gospel, no orthodoxy, no dogma in this book. What you'll find here isn't the way to write. Instead, you'll find a way to clear your mind of illusions about writing and discover how you write.

Several Short Sentences about Writing is a book of first steps and experiments. They will revolutionize the way you think and perceive, and they will change forever the sense of your own authority as a writer. This is a book full of learning, but it's also a book full of unlearning-a way to recover the vivid, rhythmic, poetic sense of language you once possessed.

An indispensable and unique book that will give you a clear understanding of how to think about what you do when you write and how to improve the quality of your writing.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781538489307
ISBN-10: 1538489309
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Publication Date: November 14th, 2017
Language: English