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Several Short Sentences about Writing (MP3 CD)
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
An indispensable and distinctive book that will help anyone who wants to write, write better, or have a clearer understanding of what it means for them to be writing, from widely admired writer and teacher Verlyn KlinkenborgKlinkenborg believes that most of our received wisdom about how writing works is not only wrong but an obstacle to our ability to write. In Several Short Sentences About Writing, he sets out to help us unlearn that "wisdom"-about genius, about creativity, about writer's block, topic sentences, and outline-and understand that writing is just as much about thinking, noticing, and learning what it means to be involved in the act of writing. There is no gospel, no orthodoxy, no dogma in this book. Instead it is a gathering of starting points in a journey toward lively, lucid, satisfying self-expression.