Essays in the Art of Writing
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2004
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 L. Josephine Bridgart - The Writer's Digest
The purpose is to induce the new writer to look at his profession in a business-like way and to go to work with his business sense fully awake. The book also seeks to answer some specific questions which usually rise up to vex the new writer.
by Nathaniel C. Fowler - Sulley and Kleinteich
The writing of stories of every class and of any length, and of every kind of literature, is a distinct art or profession, may be considered as a trade, and cannot be accurately weighed unless subject to both ethical and commercial consideration.
by Joseph Devlin - The Christian Herald
This book should help ordinary people to express themselves in ordinary language, in a proper manner. Some broad rules are laid down, the observance of which will enable the reader to keep within the pale of propriety in oral and written language.
From the table of contents: Introduction; Contents; Invention; Drafting; Revising; Editing; Proofreading; Narrative and Memoir; Creative Writing; Writing about reading; Public Affairs writing; Investigative writing; and more.