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Starting from Scratch: A Different Kind of Writers' Manual by [Rita Mae Brown]

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Starting from Scratch: A Different Kind of Writers' Manual Kindle Edition

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"Funny enough in  places to make you laugh aloud but honest enough to  weed out the weak of heart who think writing is made  by muses rather than writers' hard  work."--Columbus Sunday Dispatch

"A writer's manual that reads like a cross  between
Writers Digest and Allan  Bloom's The Closing of the American  Mind."--The Washington  Post.


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Focusing on the wonders of the English language, "Brown here gives nonwriters and writers alike a book to enjoy quite apart from its instructional value," stated PW . " The tone is stern but empathetic, spiced by the author's sassy wit and full of information on the writer's craft."
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004QWZO18
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bantam; Reissue edition (May 4, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 4, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 781 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 274 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of the Sister Jane novels-Outfoxed, Hotspur, Full Cry, The Hunt Ball, The Hounds and the Fury, The Tell-Tale Horse, and Hounded to Death-as well as the Sneaky Pie Brown mysteries and Rubyfruit Jungle, In Her Day, Six of One, and The Sand Castle, among many others. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia.

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