Several Short Sentences about Writing

Version: Unabridged
Author: Verlyn Klinkenborg
Narrator: [No Narrators Added]
Genres: Non-Fiction, Education
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: November 2017
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

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 KlinkenborgKlinkenborg believes that most of our received wisdom about how writing works is not only wrong but an obstacle to our ability to write. In Several Short Sentences About Writing, he sets out to help us unlearn that "wisdom"-about genius, about creativity, about writer's block, topic sentences, and outline-and understand that writing is just as much about thinking, noticing, and learning what it means to be involved in the act of writing. There is no gospel, no orthodoxy, no dogma in this book. Instead it is a gathering of starting points in a journey toward lively, lucid, satisfying self-expression.

Author Details

Author Details

Klinkenborg, Verlyn

Verlyn Klinkenborg is the author of "The Last Fine Time, Making Hay, " and the forthcoming "Becoming a Hand: A True Life Among Horses." His articles have appeared in many magazines, including "The New Yorker, Harper's, Audubon, Smithsonian, " and "The New Republic." He teaches creative writing at Harvard University.