Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method
Drawing an analogy to the stone-by-stone method of building fieldstone walls, Weinberg shows writers how to construct fiction and nonfiction manuscripts from key insights, stories, and quot...more
If you want to take a ...more
Suitable for writers of any genre : fiction, non-fiction, technical, etc.
His basic take runs through writing from the heart. He uses the analogy for nineteen of twenty chapters in this book of craftsperson building a wall with "fieldstones" and mortar.
For example, the act of sorting stones into piles is co ...more
“Fieldstones” are small pieces of information, quotes, ideas etc which have “energy” for you - they are inspiring or interesting, they spark something for you. If you gather these all the time, you’ll end up having enough “fieldstones” to make various “walls” (books, articles etc). The book gives lots of detail on how to collect them, and on the process of writing - how to combine the stones to make something that ...more
(Still not sure why you put a picture of Camille in this book and never used one of me... but I guessss I won’t take off any stars)
"With wit, charm, humor, and wisdom, Gerald Weinberg shows you exactly how to become a more effective consultant" says the Goodreads' description for one of my favorite books Secrets of Successful Consulting.... well simply substitute effective writing for the italicized words and you've got the gist of this book.
Studded with lots of examples and exercises for the reader, the book could help writers of all genres and all skill levels; the most important lesson is not to just fight through "write...more
“Are Your Lights On?” is a great book by Gerald M. Weinberg that still de ...more