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On Writing: Advice for Those Who Write to Publish

Higgins, George V.

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ISBN 10: 0805011803 / ISBN 13: 9780805011807
Published by Henry Holt & Co, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1990
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First printing. Black cloth spine, red boards, gilt titles. Hard-boiled suspense writer Higgins offers advice and examples from classic mid-century American writers. Book very good with dent to front board at foreedge, faint remainder mark to top edge. DJ likewise very good with dent/hole at foreedge, stain to reverse, aging. 225 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 10114

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Title: On Writing: Advice for Those Who Write to ...

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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Presents a practical guide to good writing and reading for the talented but inexperienced writer seeking to publish

From Library Journal:

Author of The Friends of Eddie Coyle and many other books, and professor of creative writing (he calls it "spoiling the paper"), Higgins here develops his insights into the psychology of authorship and the essentials of good writing. Creative writing, he feels, draws on a need to tell stories ("all fiction is gossip") so obsessive that even mundane difficulties or the specter of rejection fail to stop the flow. Because reading fine writers promotes good writing, he suggests many apt titles and includes, from writers such as Dickens, Thurber, Hemingway, and others, passages that exhibit mastery of elements that daunt beginners, such as mood and dialog. Concerned less with mere sales than with quality work, this book is recommended as a stimulating blend of literary essay and good advice.
- William A. Donovan, Chicago P.L.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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