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Elements of the Writing Craft: Robert Olmstead

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Never before have the elements of the writing craft - and the challenge of extracting knowledge from the work of great writers - been presented in such an intelligent and accessible format. Elements of the Writing Craft offers more than 150 inventive lessons that focus on such practical tasks as describing a room, switching from narrative to dialogue, speaking in a charact ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Story Press Books (first published March 1997)
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Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Elements of the Writing Craft is more than just a book filled with dozens of creative writing exercises designed to energize and invigorate your own writing. Throughout the book, Olmstead teaches you how to understand the writing of others through carefully-selected examples from fiction and nonfiction books, a close analysis of what makes the passage work, and exercises designed to help you try out that technique in a safe environment.

This is the type of book that you can keep on your bookshelf
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Robert Olmstead (born January 3, 1954) is an award-winning American novelist and educator.

Olmstead was born in 1954 in Westmoreland, New Hampshire. He grew up on a farm. After high school, he enrolled at Davidson College with a football scholarship, but left school after three semesters in which he compiled a poor academic record. He later attended Syracuse University, where he studied with Raymon
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