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The Resource Why write? : a master class on the art of writing and why it matters, Mark Edmundson

Why write? : a master class on the art of writing and why it matters, Mark Edmundson

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Why write? : a master class on the art of writing and why it matters
Title
Why write?
Title remainder
a master class on the art of writing and why it matters
Statement of responsibility
Mark Edmundson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why write when it sometimes feels that so few people really read--read as if their lives might be changed by what they're reading? Why write, when the world wants to be informed, not enlightened; to be entertained, not inspired? Writing is backbreaking, mindbreaking, lonely work. So why? Because writing, as celebrated professor Mark Edmundson explains, is one of the greatest human goods. Real writing can do what critic R.P. Blackmur said it could: add to the stock of available reality. Writing teaches us to think; it can bring our minds to birth. And once we're at home with words, there are few more pleasurable human activities than writing. Because this is something he believes everyone ought to know, Edmundson offers us Why Write?, essential reading--both practical and inspiring--for anyone who yearns to be a writer, anyone who simply needs to know how to get an idea across, and anyone in between--in short, everyone
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
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Edmundson, Mark
Dewey number
808/.04207
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1404
LC item number
.E286 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Creative writing
  • Creative writing
  • Rhetoric
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • EDUCATION
  • Creative writing
  • English language
Label
Why write? : a master class on the art of writing and why it matters, Mark Edmundson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Why write? -- Getting started -- To catch a dream -- To do it every day -- The new writer -- To have written -- To get the girl / To get the guy -- To make some money -- To get even -- To strengthen the mind -- To grow -- To fail -- To change the world -- Hitting your stride: perils and pleasures/pleasures and perils -- Perils and pleasures -- To drink -- To get reviewed -- To learn to be alone -- To read as a writer -- To do something -- To hold your peace -- Pleasures and perils -- To learn something -- To stay sane -- To see what happens next -- To find your medium -- To skip writing the great American novel -- To find beauty and truth -- The writer's wisdom -- To mine a fresh experience -- To beat the clock (a little) -- To stop revising -- To remember -- To get better as you get older -- To draw a constellation -- To have the last word
Control code
ocn944956248
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 257 pages
Isbn
9781632863058
Lccn
2016001387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026930407
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781632863058
  • (OCoLC)944956248
Label
Why write? : a master class on the art of writing and why it matters, Mark Edmundson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why write? -- Getting started -- To catch a dream -- To do it every day -- The new writer -- To have written -- To get the girl / To get the guy -- To make some money -- To get even -- To strengthen the mind -- To grow -- To fail -- To change the world -- Hitting your stride: perils and pleasures/pleasures and perils -- Perils and pleasures -- To drink -- To get reviewed -- To learn to be alone -- To read as a writer -- To do something -- To hold your peace -- Pleasures and perils -- To learn something -- To stay sane -- To see what happens next -- To find your medium -- To skip writing the great American novel -- To find beauty and truth -- The writer's wisdom -- To mine a fresh experience -- To beat the clock (a little) -- To stop revising -- To remember -- To get better as you get older -- To draw a constellation -- To have the last word
Control code
ocn944956248
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 257 pages
Isbn
9781632863058
Lccn
2016001387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026930407
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781632863058
  • (OCoLC)944956248

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