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 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 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 Richard Mitchell - Little, Brown
Author takes examples of bad writing and rips them to shreds. These mistakes are revelations about the mind that wrote them. The examples of bad writing that come from educators are given special attention. Mitchell's first book is also his best.
by Arthur Sullivant Hoffman - The Bobbs-Merrill company
As valuable a resource today as when it first appeared, this book offers instructions and advice on improving your fiction. Hoffman brings his gifted insight and experience to help you avoid the pitfalls and mistakes most commonly found in fiction.