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Stein On Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies by [Sol Stein]
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Stein On Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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Stein on Writing is the best book on writing that I have read...The tips, shortcuts, and plentiful examples of good writing versus bad cannot fail to help every writer, no matter at what stage he finds himself.

-- "Barnaby Conrad, New York Times bestselling author"

"[Stein] went over my manuscript with an ifallible eye for the soft spots in my prose, giving me one of the best editorial readinds I've ever had."

-- "Lionel Trilling, author of The Middle of the Journey"

"A practical guide for writers by a master editor who has worked with such figures as Dylan Thomas, James Baldwin, and Jack Higgins covers character development, speeding up the pace, applying the Actors Studio Method, and creating suspense and tension."

-- "Ingram"

"Offers a banquet of savvy advice...Stein aims not to help his readers wrestle with writerly anguish; rather, he gets on the page, citing examples from writers famous and fledgling, closely analyzing first sentences, creation of character, plotting, and dialogue."

-- "Publishers Weekly"

"This book can jump-start anyone's creativity. Highly recommended for all writing collections."

-- "Library Journal" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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"The best book on writing that I have read . . . The tips, shortcuts, and plentiful examples of good writing versus bad cannot fail to every writer, no matter at what stage he finds himself." --Barnaby Conrad, author of Matador and Learning to Write Fiction from the Masters

"Stimulating . . . Offers a banquet of savvy advice. Unlike Anne Lamott, et al., Stein aims not to help his readers wrestle with writerly anguish; rather, he gets on the page, citing examples from writers famous and fledgling, closely analyzing first sentences, creation of character, plotting, and dialogue . . . Stein concentrates more on fiction--point of view and the creation of love scenes--but his advice on such issues as self-editing and choosing a title applies also to nonfiction. A section on nonfiction contains worthy remarks about adapting fictional techniques (suspense, visual particularity, etc.)." --Publishers Weekly

"This book can jump-start anyone's creativity. Highly recommended for all writing collections." --Library Journal

"My publisher Sol Stein was my producer, and editor Sol Stein was my director. Stein saw what I didn't think possible." --Elia Kazan

"[Stein] went over my manuscript with an ifallible eye for the soft spots in my prose, giving me one of the best editorial readinds I've ever had." --Lionel Trilling

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN : B00HFUJP5Y
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (11 February 2014)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 572 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Print length : 322 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 382 ratings

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