Ralph Keyes





Ralph Keyes


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Ralph Keyes is an author, speaker and teacher. His 15 books deal with topics ranging from time pressure to human height. Keyes’s bestseller Is There Life After High School? was made into a Broadway musical that is still produced in this country and abroad. Since being published in 1995 his book The Courage to Write has become a standard work among aspiring writers in particular.


Keyes’s recent books have focused on language. “Nice Guys Finish Seventh” and The Quote Verifier explore the origins of quotations, with an emphasis on correcting misconceptions about who said what. I Love It When You Talk Retro is about “retroterms,” words and phrases that are rooted in our past. An upcoming book called Euphemania: Our Love Affair with Euphemism
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The Courage to Write: How W...

3.97 avg rating — 1,343 ratings — published 1995 — 5 editions
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Euphemania: Our Love Affair...

3.49 avg rating — 259 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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I Love it When You Talk Ret...

3.42 avg rating — 210 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Q...

4.25 avg rating — 1,008 ratings — published 1959 — 21 editions
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The Writer's Book of Hope: ...

4.01 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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Is there life after high sc...

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Unmentionables: From Family...

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The Post-Truth Era: Dishone...

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The Wit & Wisdom of Harry S...

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The Quote Verifier: Who Sai...

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“Fear is felt by writers at every level. Anxiety accompanies the first word they put on paper and the last.”
Ralph Keyes, The Courage to Write: How Writers Transcend Fear

“...wrote Lawrence Block. "Someone once told me that fear and courage are like lightning and thunder; they both start out at the same time, but the fear travels faster and arrives sooner. If we just wait a moment, the requisite courage will be along shortly." (quoted from Write for Your Live by Lawrence Block)”
Ralph Keyes, The Courage to Write: How Writers Transcend Fear

“Willa Cather said that she write best when she stopped trying to write and began simply to remember.”
Ralph Keyes, The Courage to Write: How Writers Transcend Fear

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