Essays in the Art of Writing
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Chatto & Windus 1905
Number of pages: 155
The book collects seven important essays on authorship, including "On Some Technical Elements of Style" and "The Morality of the Profession of Letters," as well as Robert Louis Stevenson's accounts of writing Treasure Island and The Master of Ballantrae. Written more than a century ago, these essays are full of insight for today's readers and brimming with still-applicable wisdom for modern writers.
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by Hugo Erichsen - WP Co
Contents include: Eccentricities in Composition; Care in Literary Production; Speed in Writing; Influence upon Writers of Time and Place; Writing under Difficulties; Aids to Inspiration - Favorite Habits of Work; Literary Partnership; etc.
by Mark Twain - Project Gutenberg
This book is a collection of essays on various subjects by America's most famous satirist, Mark Twain. The essays were written a century ago, but they bristle with energy and wit -- wonderful reminders of what a fine and funny writer the author was.
by Flora Klickmann - G. P. Putnam's sons
A book for would-be authors. No one can teach authors how or what to write; but sometimes it is possible to help the beginners to an understanding of what it is better not to write. For the rest I hope the book explains itself.
by William Strunk, Jr. - Bartleby.com
Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer. Intended for use in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature.