On Writing, Editing, and Publishing: Essays, Explicative and Hortatory
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A collection of essays based on everyday events, and offered as a guide for aspiring new writers.
Hardcover, 148 pages
Published December 31st 1986 by University of Chicago Press (first published 1971)
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Katherine
I'll save you the trouble of reading On Writing, Editing, and Publishing by quoting its best sentiment here:
"...to be a writer and not a hack, you must clear your mind of cant and allow multitudinous messages to come to you from the souls of your fellowmen. They are the secret source of your abundant ideas. People do not know what they communicate; yet it is they whom you 'read,' consciously and unconsciously, and whom you interpret to themselves, in stories, poems, plays, or works of social an
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Mynameisandycostello
One of the most valuable reading experiences I've had as a young writer. Barzun explains how to write with clarity, and leads by example.
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Jacques Martin Barzun was a French-born American historian of ideas and culture.
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