- 出版社: St. Martin's Griffin; First (2000年1月25日)
- 平装: 320页
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0312254210
- 条形码: 9780312254216
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Stein On Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies (英语) 平装 – 2000年1月25日
“The best book on writing that I have read . . . The tips, shortcuts, and plentiful examples of good writing versus bad cannot fail to every writer, no matter at what stage he finds himself.” ―Barnaby Conrad, author of Matador and Learning to Write Fiction from the Masters
“Stimulating . . . Offers a banquet of savvy advice. Unlike Anne Lamott, et al., Stein aims not to help his readers wrestle with writerly anguish; rather, he gets on the page, citing examples from writers famous and fledgling, closely analyzing first sentences, creation of character, plotting, and dialogue . . . Stein concentrates more on fiction--point of view and the creation of love scenes--but his advice on such issues as self-editing and choosing a title applies also to nonfiction. A section on nonfiction contains worthy remarks about adapting fictional techniques (suspense, visual particularity, etc.).” ―Publishers Weekly
“This book can jump-start anyone's creativity. Highly recommended for all writing collections.” ―Library Journal
“My publisher Sol Stein was my producer, and editor Sol Stein was my director. Stein saw what I didn't think possible.” ―Elia Kazan
“[Stein] went over my manuscript with an ifallible eye for the soft spots in my prose, giving me one of the best editorial readinds I've ever had.” ―Lionel Trilling
Sol Stein is the author of several novels, including the million-copy bestseller The Magician. As an editor, his authors included James Baldwin, Jack Higgins, and many others. Stein has lectured widely on creative writing, and was given the Distinguished Instructor Award by the University of California at Irvine in 1993. His columns appear regularly on America Online and elsewhere.
In fact, I was scribbling and highlighting like a nine year old within minutes of cracking the paperback.
Biggest Take away? His description on SHOW ME DON'T TELL ME is the best I have read to date.
Are you a writer? Then, stop what you're doing, and order this book today. It will open your eyes and mind in a fresh way. Oh, before you think I'm an exaggerator, let me say that there are a few spots where I glazed over and started skimming. But that was because he was making a point, telling you the point he was going to make, then made, and reiterated the point he had made.
All in all, it's a swell, engaging and rapid read that's chock full of useful insight. It's a Must Have for any author!
Stein On Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies
One caveat: it is primarily targeted at fiction writers. While there are a few sections on writing nonfiction, I'd recommend supplementing this book with something else if that is your genre.
Now I know three things. What I did right. What I did wrong. And how to fix it.
Success is inspiration and perspiration. You'll learn the exercises that make you sweat effective.
This book gives but one guarantee. Ignore it's lessons and you will fail.
Reading precedes writing.
This book is a 'must read.'
Recommend reading BEFORE you start writing a book to avoid doing a complete overhaul of a first draft!