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Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
By Nanette Savard (narrator) and Francine Prose
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harperaudio
Publication date April 1, 2007
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780061256561
ISBN-10 0061256560
Dimensions 1.50 by 5 by 5.50 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $34.95
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Summary
An insider's report on how professionals read and write instructs aspiring writers on the methods employed by such literary figures as Kafka, Austen, and Dickens, in a resource that draws on key examples to demonstrate the essentials of good plot and character development.
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In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters and discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humor, and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart—to take pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; to look to John Le Carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue, and to Flannery O'Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail. And, most importantly, she cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which all literature is crafted.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780060777043
 
from Harpercollins (September 1, 2006)
9780060777043 | details & prices | 273 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $23.99
About: An insider's report on how professionals read and write instructs aspiring writers on the methods employed by such literary figures as Kafka, Austen, and Dickens, in a resource that draws on key examples to demonstrate the essentials of good plot and character development.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780060777050
 
Reprint edition from Perennial (April 1, 2007)
9780060777050 | details & prices | 273 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.99
About: An insider's report on how professionals read and write instructs aspiring writers on the methods employed by such literary figures as Kafka, Austen, and Dickens, in a resource that draws on key examples to demonstrate the essentials of good plot and character development.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780061256561
 
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With Nanette Savard (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Harperaudio (April 1, 2007)
9780061256561 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 1.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $34.95
About: An insider's report on how professionals read and write instructs aspiring writers on the methods employed by such literary figures as Kafka, Austen, and Dickens, in a resource that draws on key examples to demonstrate the essentials of good plot and character development.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781439559451
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (October 8, 2008)
9781439559451 | details & prices | 273 pages | List price $22.95
About: Long before there were creative-writing workshops and degrees, how did aspiring writers learn to write?

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