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The Craft of Writing Paperback – June 17, 1983
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Sloane's wife hobbled this book together using Sloane's notes and letters and unfinished manuscript. No doubt the book would be better if Sloane had written it; it seems incomplete and unpolished. But I cannot fault Sloane for something he didnt do. One of the other reviewers notes how you have to read the book a few times to get what Sloane meant. You shouldnt have to do this. His message should be clear and obvious; he was an editor!
But the bottom-line is: Is the book worth keeping? Yes. It has a point or two that are valuable and not found elsewhere. Like? The significance of the reader.
It is not a straightforward "how to" manual. I am confident that there is some good to be gained by reading it.
However, a warning is in order, especially for aspiring writers: W.S. is a harsh and demanding editor; be kind to yourself or you will never write and make enough mistakes to become a good writer.
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Great information for those of us beginning to write. I highly recommend it.Published 6 months ago by Clarissa J. Minnocci
Very useful things to keep in mind for the serious writer. Recommended to me by a professional editor who's worked on many best-sellers.Published 8 months ago by Martin Bennett