On Writing

On Writing

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Eudora Welty was one of the twentieth century’s greatest literary figures. For as long as students have been studying her fiction as literature, writers have been looking to her to answer the profound questions of what makes a story good, a novel successful, a writer an artist. On Writing presents the answers in seven concise chapters discussing the subjects most important to the narrative craft, and which every fiction writer should know, such as place, voice, memory, and language. But even more important is what Welty calls “the mystery” of fiction writing—how the writer assembles language and ideas to create a work of art.

Originally part of her larger work The Eye of the Story but never before published in a stand-
alone volume, On Writing is a handbook every fiction writer, whether novice or master, should keep within arm’s reach. Like The Elements of Style, On Writing is concise and fundamental, authoritative and timeless—as was Eudora Welty herself.

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The author shares her thoughts on the art of fiction writing that discusses such key elements of the narrative craft as language, memory, place, and voice, as well the techniques and tools every writer needs to know.

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& Taylor

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Optimist's Daughter shares her thoughts on the art of fiction writing in seven concise chapters that discuss such key elements of the narrative craft as language, memory, place, and voice, as well the techniques and tools every writer needs to know and the process of assembling language and ideas to create a literary work of art. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2002
ISBN: 9780679642701
0679642706
Characteristics: p ; cm

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