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Think Like a Writer: How to Write the Stories You See by [Bentley, Tom]
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Editorial Reviews

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If language is, as Tom puts it, "a bright bird, uncatchable, but worth every attempt," this book is the lovingly prepared gilded cage, the single perfect feather caught in the net. If you have wondered what voice is, how to master it, how to free the storyteller within, this is your book. You will come away from it feeling a bright bird yourself, ready for flight.
--Therese Walsh, Author of The Moon Sisters and The Last Will of Moira Leahy

Smacking of Stephen King's ON WRITING, Tom Bentley takes a long successful career of freelance, journalism, and novels, and condenses it into a combination how-to and how-I-did-it, with an added dose of warm and humorous wisdom.

-- C. Hope Clark, author of the Edisto Island mystery series and the Carolina Slade mystery series

From the Author

You can look at this book as a tribute to language--its pulse,  its purpose, the chime of its music. And particularly its play on the page: The book's core is how to see the world as a writer. It supplies tools to find and cultivate your writer's voice, that unique combination of attributes--sensitivity to language, storytelling and audience--by which writers see and define the world. 

Think Like a Writer discusses writing at a structural level: how words work in sentences and how sentences work in stories, moving to how to use those elements and that writer's stance to write across genres.  

The book  explores how to stimulate your story-hunting process, and how to get your stories written, for both fiction and nonfiction writing. Oh--and it's funny.