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Books About Writing - There is At Least One You Should Read

When non-writers learn that you are a writer, the reactions are generally classified into two major groups: the ones that think you’re some kind of celebrity who bathes in champagne and is airlifted everywhere on specially modified helicopters and the ones who assume (based on the fact that they haven’t seen your books at their local bookstore window) you are an unpublished novice who needs all the help you can get. 760 more words

Read-A-Thor, 1.2, 1.3: The Art of X-Ray Reading + Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye

In one corner, we have a nonfic volume which briefly examines 25 works of noteworthy literature, in order to see what, in part, makes them so enduring. 1,399 more words


A Trail in an Enchanted Forest: Leaving Gold Coins for Your Reader

Reading Roy Peter Clark’s brilliantly practical Writing Tools and stumbled upon a writing strategy I adore:

Writing Tool #23: “Place gold coins along the path: Reward the reader with high points, especially in the middle.” … 386 more words


The Art of X-Ray Reading by Roy Peter Clark

If your book club is boring, if you weary of your writing students saying only they did or did not like an assigned text, if you need better feedback from your critique group, then this book may help. 356 more words