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On a Writer's Mind

Review of Reading Like a Writer

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write ThemReading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them by Francine Prose

As I read Prose's passionate appreciation of good fiction--classics and contemporary--I found myself continually inspired to work harder, write better. Her close study of how the best writers create experiences for readers gave me many insights into how I could improve my own writing. It was like working with an editor who was patient, but expected the best: the best words, the best sentences, the best paragraphs . . .
Even for non-writers, this is an exciting book, making you want to go to the works she quotes and read the whole wonderful thing.




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