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Murder your darlings : and other gentle writing advice from Aristotle to Zinsser, Roy Peter Clark

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Murder your darlings : and other gentle writing advice from Aristotle to Zinsser
Title
Murder your darlings
Title remainder
and other gentle writing advice from Aristotle to Zinsser
Statement of responsibility
Roy Peter Clark
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A collection of over a hundred writing tips gleaned from fifty popular writing books. Chapters are devoted to each key strategy. Author expands and contextualizes original authors' suggestions and shares how each tip helped other authors improve their skills
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Clark, Roy Peter
Dewey number
  • 808.02
  • 808/.042
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1404
LC item number
.C542 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English language
  • Creative writing
  • Authorship
  • Report writing
Label
Murder your darlings : and other gentle writing advice from Aristotle to Zinsser, Roy Peter Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White : Recognize two contradictory meanings of style
  • Gary Provost and Ursula K. Le Guin : Vary sentence length to create a pleasing rhythm
  • Vera John-Steiner : Use visual markings to spark your creative process
  • Constance Hale and Jessie Scanlon : Tune your voice for the digital age
  • Ben Yagoda : Turn the dials that adjust the way you sound as a writer
  • Confidence and identity.
  • Donald Murray : Learn the steps of the writing process
  • Anne Lamott : Keep writing - things will get better
  • Peter Elbow : Write freely to discover what you want to say
  • Dorothea Brande and Brenda Ueland : Say it loud : "I am a writer"
  • A writing book about writing books
  • Stephen King : Develop the writing habit
  • Storytelling and character.
  • Brian Boyd : Understand the value of storytelling
  • James Wood : Prefer the complex human narrator
  • Northrop Frye : Write for sequence, then for theme
  • Lajos Egri : Distill your story into five words - maybe three
  • E. M. Forster : Add dimension to characters
  • Gay Talese and Tom Wolfe : Report for story
  • Rhetoric and audience.
  • Louise M. Rosenblatt : Anticipate the needs of readers
  • Language and craft.
  • Quintilian : Embrace rhetoric as the source of language power
  • Aristotle : Influence the emotional responses of your audience
  • Vivian Gornick and Mary Karr : Sign a social contract with the reader
  • Rudolf Flesch and Robert Gunning : Write to the level of your reader - and a little higher
  • Mission and purpose.
  • S. I Hayakawa : Learn the strategies that make reports reliable
  • Kurt Vonnegut and Lee Stringer : Write to make your soul grow
  • Horace : Write to delight and instruct
  • Edward R. Murrow : Become the eyes and ears of the audience
  • Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, and Neil Postman : Choose advocacy over propaganda
  • Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch : Murder your darlings
  • Natalie Goldberg and Charles Johnson : Be a writer - and so much more
  • Appendix : Books by Roy Peter Clark
  • William Zinsser : Find and cut the clutter
  • Donald Hall : Learn to live inside words
  • George Campbell : Shape a sentence for the desired effect
  • John McPhee : Work from a plan
  • Voice and style.
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 340 pages
Isbn
9780316481885
Lccn
2020000497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1135800570
Label
Murder your darlings : and other gentle writing advice from Aristotle to Zinsser, Roy Peter Clark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White : Recognize two contradictory meanings of style
  • Gary Provost and Ursula K. Le Guin : Vary sentence length to create a pleasing rhythm
  • Vera John-Steiner : Use visual markings to spark your creative process
  • Constance Hale and Jessie Scanlon : Tune your voice for the digital age
  • Ben Yagoda : Turn the dials that adjust the way you sound as a writer
  • Confidence and identity.
  • Donald Murray : Learn the steps of the writing process
  • Anne Lamott : Keep writing - things will get better
  • Peter Elbow : Write freely to discover what you want to say
  • Dorothea Brande and Brenda Ueland : Say it loud : "I am a writer"
  • A writing book about writing books
  • Stephen King : Develop the writing habit
  • Storytelling and character.
  • Brian Boyd : Understand the value of storytelling
  • James Wood : Prefer the complex human narrator
  • Northrop Frye : Write for sequence, then for theme
  • Lajos Egri : Distill your story into five words - maybe three
  • E. M. Forster : Add dimension to characters
  • Gay Talese and Tom Wolfe : Report for story
  • Rhetoric and audience.
  • Louise M. Rosenblatt : Anticipate the needs of readers
  • Language and craft.
  • Quintilian : Embrace rhetoric as the source of language power
  • Aristotle : Influence the emotional responses of your audience
  • Vivian Gornick and Mary Karr : Sign a social contract with the reader
  • Rudolf Flesch and Robert Gunning : Write to the level of your reader - and a little higher
  • Mission and purpose.
  • S. I Hayakawa : Learn the strategies that make reports reliable
  • Kurt Vonnegut and Lee Stringer : Write to make your soul grow
  • Horace : Write to delight and instruct
  • Edward R. Murrow : Become the eyes and ears of the audience
  • Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, and Neil Postman : Choose advocacy over propaganda
  • Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch : Murder your darlings
  • Natalie Goldberg and Charles Johnson : Be a writer - and so much more
  • Appendix : Books by Roy Peter Clark
  • William Zinsser : Find and cut the clutter
  • Donald Hall : Learn to live inside words
  • George Campbell : Shape a sentence for the desired effect
  • John McPhee : Work from a plan
  • Voice and style.
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 340 pages
Isbn
9780316481885
Lccn
2020000497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1135800570

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