The Writer's Book of Wisdom

The Writer's Book of Wisdom

101 Rules for Mastering your Craft

Book - 2004
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F+W Publications
All writers, regardless of experience, want tips on polishing their craft, but most don't have extra time to take writing workshops or even to read lengthy texts with confusing lessons. In The Writer's Book of Wisdom, novelist Steven Goldsberry teaches 101 concise--and proven--techniques on everything from tone to characterization that are guaranteed to get readers writing immediately. Each piece of quick instruction is geared toward both fiction and nonfiction writers of any level. Furthermore,Goldsberry's voice is lively and authoritative as he provides unintimidating guidance. The stunning visual design makes this book both fun to use and perfect as a gift Part writing coach and part inspirational muse, The Writer's Book of Wisdom will soon hone writers' skills and liberate their creativity.

Baker & Taylor
Provides guidance on word selection, sentence structure, plot development, and tone for writing both fiction and nonfiction.

Book News
Goldsberry (English, U. of Hawaii) divides his rules into those about approach, language, and craft and supports them with quotations and allusions to famous writers. The rules are aimed at the novice and include truisms such as "believe in yourself" and "think about your readers," as well as practical advice to "buy and study a grammar book" and "use dialogue tags correctly." Goldsberry includes an evaluation guide to help writers assess their own work. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Providing for writers of any skill level, a concise guide outlines 101 techniques on everything from tone to characterization, sharing advice for both fiction and nonfiction writing projects.

Publisher: Cincinnati, OH : Writer's Digest Books, 2004
ISBN: 9781582972923
Branch Call Number: 808.02 Goldsberry 2004
Characteristics: 224 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm


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