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Dear Writer

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Many people wanting to write do not know where to begin.

Carmel Bird, author of three books of fiction, has taught writing to a wide audience and understands the difficulties facing the new writer.

Dear Writer, a collection of letters to an aspiring author, speaks on the one hand about writer's block, about plots, about publishers, and on the other hand, about the nature of...more
Paperback, 135 pages
Published 1988 by Penguin Books Australia Ltd
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Dion Yulianto
Buku lain ttg bagaimana menjadi penulis, tp lebih disempitkan lagi menjadi bagaimana menjadi penulis cerpen yang baik. bahasan dan contohnya menarik, penerjemahnya juga hebat, hanya saja materinya terlalu dikit. Satu tema hanya dibahas antara 2-3 halaman sehingga banyak hal lain yang belum terjelaskan. Bagusnya adalah penulis mampu menyoroti gimana emosi kita saat menulis, diantaranya mengapa begini dan mengapa begitu, mengapa judul itu penting dan mengapa kita harus menghindari menggunakan terl...more
Originally published in 1988, some of the information is dated such as the talk of typewriters and the 'new' word processors. Plus, the publishing world is different 24 years later. Those couple of points aside, quite a bit of the writing advice is timeless and it was an enjoyable read.
A good book with useful advice for writers, but I prefer more practical, technical books like Characters and Viewpoints by Orson Scott Card.
Cheyenne Blue
An op shop find (50c). A how-to-write book, presented as a series of letters to the wanna-be author. A good read, however there's nothing terribly new about this. To be fair, it was written in 1988.
Lutfi Retno
Isinya tentang tips menulis cerita fiksi. Di edisi bahasa Indonesia judulnya "Menulis dengan Emosi"

Sebelum baca aku ngarep bisa dapet cara menulis supaya menyentuh, sayang isinya nggak kaya gitu.
Henny Sari
suka banget dengan isi buku ini. soal EMOSI-nya itu. cucok!
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