How to Tell a Story and Other Essays
by Mark Twain
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 2004
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.
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by Charles Raymond Barrett - Project Gutenberg
This book is an attempt to put into definite form the principles observed by the masters of the short story in the practice of their art. It is the result of a careful study of their work and of some indifferent attempts to imitate them.
by Frederick W. Hamilton - Committee on education
Word study and English grammar are important for several reasons. A man's use of words is commonly taken as a measure of his knowledge and even of his intelligence. Carelessness often causes a man to be held in much less esteem than he deserves.
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.