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READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ü Francine Prose A distinguished a Writer eBook #8608 novelist and critic inspires readers and writers with this inside look at how the professionals readand write Long before there were creative writing workshops and degrees how did aspiring writers learn to write By reading the work of their predecessors and contemporaries says Francine ProseAs. Not sure how this book made it to the NY Times bestseller list It is not a book that provides any kind of guidance to writers but a series of essays uoting at some length from the books Francine Proae has enjoyed reading Perhaps she would have given it the title Books I Have Enjoyed but then her publisher saw a way to drive sales with the misleading title it has Or perhaps Ms Prose received an advance to write a book on how to read like a writer and found she wasn't up to it I have to read this book for a lit program and I am hating every minute of it

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Reading Like a Writer A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them P SLike a Writer PDF #9734 Mansfield Throughout she cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words the raw material Like a Writer A Guide ePUB #10003 out of which literature is crafted Written with passion humor and wisdom Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager hear. I was drawn to this book by some enthusiastic reviews by fellow readers I was curious to find out what Ms Prose has to say on whether creative writing can be taught keen to find out which writers she admires which books she recommends and whyI thoroughly enjoyed this book I particularly liked Ms Prose's suggestion that although writing workshops can be helpful the best way to learn how to write is to read widely Ms Prose encourages readers to read closely to read every word and pay attention to the words used Reading like a writer reuires perhaps a different blend of the reading skills used in some other occupations Words for writers are the `raw material out of which literature is crafted' Words for readers constitute a finished work Ms Prose suggests that the reader consider each word used and ask ` what sort of information is each word each word choice trying to convey' For some of us that conscious slowing down of reading won't always be easy`Details are what persuade us that someone is telling the truth a fact that every liar knows instinctively and too well'There's advice about words sentences and paragraphs about narration and character about dialogue details and gestures What makes this advice come alive is the examples Ms Prose gives and the writers whose work she draws on to demonstrate the points she makes This leads to a list of book recommendations which inevitably in my case adds books to my personal `must read' list But I'm drawn most immediately to want to read work by Anton Chekhov I like the way in which Ms Prose drew on her own reading of Chekhov's short stories found examples of how he had successfully broken the `rules' of fiction writing which contradicted advice she had given her students It isn't the contradiction I find interesting it's the focus on how Chekhov wrote on being receptive to the needs of any particular story`The advantage of reading widely as opposed to trying to formulate a series of general rules is that we learn there are no general rules only individual examples to help point you in a direction in which you might want to go'Jennifer Cameron Smith