The Writer's Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life F First Edition Used

4.7 out of 5 stars 71 ratings
ISBN-13: 978-0984242108
ISBN-10: 0984242104
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  • Publisher : Wallingford Press; F First Edition Used (July 1, 2010)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 360 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0984242104
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0984242108
  • Grade level : 3 - 4
  • Item Weight : 1.04 pounds
  • Dimensions : 5.83 x 0.8 x 8.27 inches
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5.0 out of 5 stars Virtuoso Mentor
By Sonya on November 9, 2014
Priscilla Long has been my mentor for the last six years. Without her input on discipline, grammar, sentences—all the ways she encourages virtuoso writing in her classes, and her book, The Writer’s Portable Mentor—I couldn’t have done the hard work to write a memoir that's being published next year. I teach writers of personal essays in my home, at Hugo House, and for The Red Badge Project, a writing program for soldiers. Priscilla's book is as instrumental as a journal for my students. It defines mastery, and then leads us into that territory with clear, solid practices. This has proven more useful than most writing workshops I've attended. Buy this book. Use it for a year. Your work will become virtuoso too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 20 years of teaching experience. Priceless
Reviewed in India on May 17, 2019
I've read a few books on writing. Then I stumbled upon this. Priscilla Long's The Writer's Portable Mentor is just what the title states - a mentor for anyone serious about writing.

More than the "what", this book is about the "how". From how to improve observation skills to assignments to acquire habits for a successful writing career, to the craft of sentence strategies and story structure, the book has it covered. Based on twenty years of teaching experience, it's priceless.

I'll also be picking up the new (second) edition as a Kindle format to use as reference anywhere. The second edition is filled with completely new examples. Buy both eds if you are serious about your writing.
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Reviewed in France on October 14, 2014
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