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Augusta Metro Spirit, 11/19/08
“A masterpiece of writing advice…a perfect companion for writers at any stage of the craft.”
The Writer, 2/09
“What’s new and particularly noteworthy in this volume is a focus on lessons to be learned from a close reading of The Island of Sakhalin.”
Instead the reader wades through nearly 200 pages, and is left disappointed.
In the glut of self help writing books, this slim volume is unique in helping the serious writer learn from a master's advice.
The editors exhibit no respect for Chekhov's writings, and they, sadly, certainly have no understanding of them.
A lot of great excerpts from Chekhov's letter's, journals and plays. The authors have done the research, reading thru thousands of Chekhov's personal documents to get to the heart... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Keira Kelly
The premise of this book is amazing. Let's take the advice of a great author about how to write and then follow his example in his own writings, in order to become better... Read morePublished on April 14, 2010 by James C. Lindsay
The writer as observer, not solution provider or judge; his purpose to depict life as it is in all its sordidness - this was the role Chekhov chose for himself, and that message is... Read morePublished on April 15, 2009 by Shane K. Joseph
As Lena Lencek, co-editor of HOW TO WRITE LIKE CHEKHOV, puts it, "In the end, the advice he gives his fellow writers comes from the 'felt fact' of his daily, minute-to-minute... Read morePublished on December 15, 2008 by Gideon Bosker