Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn KlinkenborgMost of what you think you know about writing is useless. It’s the harmful debris of your education—a mixture of half-truths, myths, and false assumptions that prevents you from writing well. Drawing on years of experience as a writer and teacher of writing, Verlyn Klinkenborg offers an approach to writing that will change the way you work and think. There is no gospel, no orthodoxy, no dogma in this book. What you’ll find here isn’t the way to write. Instead, you’ll find a way to clear your mind of illusions about writing and discover how you write.
Several Short Sentences About Writing is a book of first steps and experiments. They will revolutionize the way you think and perceive, and they will change forever the sense of your own authority as a writer. This is a book full of learning, but it’s also a book full of unlearning—a way to recover the vivid, rhythmic, poetic sense of language you once possessed.
An indispensable and unique book that will give you a clear understanding of how to think about what you do when you write and how to improve the quality of your writing.
Book Review: Several short sentences about writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg
SEVERAL SHORT SENTENCES ABOUT WRITING, Verlyn Klinkenborg
Line-by-line advice on noticing, thinking, and writing. How does one begin? What, exactly, is the task at hand? Where do sentences come from? Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.
Look Inside. Apr 09, ISBN Aug 07, ISBN An indispensable and distinctive book that will help anyone who wants to write, write better, or have a clearer understanding of what it means for them to be writing, from widely admired writer and teacher Verlyn Klinkenborg. Klinkenborg believes that most of our received wisdom about how writing works is not only wrong but an obstacle to our ability to write. There is no gospel, no orthodoxy, no dogma in this book.
Over the past few months, I started to feel like I wanted to learn more about writing; I wanted to take some time to think about how I write and try to improve. So, a month or so ago I made a big order of books on writing. Just over a week ago I started reading Several short sentences about writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg. This book is already changing the way I write, the way I think about writing—it made me want to learn sentence diagramming. Strangely surprising. I was a good student in high school and beyond, I did well, but admittedly writing was always tough for me.
I only got to page 47 before this got too annoying to finish.
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