On Writing

On Writing

Book - 2002
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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.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2002
ISBN: 9780679642701
Branch Call Number: 808.3 WEL 2002
Characteristics: 106 p


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Mar 31, 2018

A clearly written, and opinionated, set of essays on the art of writing. The last essay, on time, was the most helpful and best of them all.

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