Best Creative Writing Books

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), Delany also examines the condition of the contemporary creative writer and how it differs from that of the writer in the years of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and the high Modernists.

“Brilliantly synthesizes Hass’s formidable gifts as both a poet and a critic and reflects his profound education in the art of poetry.

Starting with the exploration of a single line as the basic gesture of a poem, and moving into an examination of the essential expressive gestures that exist inside forms, Hass goes beyond approaching form as a set of traditional rules that precede composition, and instead offers penetrating insight into the true openness and instinctiveness of formal creation.”“After almost a half a century of scrupulous devotion to his art, Jorge Luis Borges personally compiled this anthology of his work—short stories, essays, poems, and brief mordant ‘sketches,’ which, in Borges’s hands, take on the dimensions of a genre unique in modern letters.

They’re figuring out what makes each chapter, each paragraph, and each theme come together to create the finished product.

reading books in your niche, and applying what you learn to your own work, will be more useful than reading a book about writing.

The book’s co-authors, David Bayles and Ted Orland, are themselves both working artists, grappling daily with the problems of making art in the real world.

Their insights and observations, drawn from personal experience, provide an incisive view into the world of art as it is experienced by artmakers themselves.”“Gardner’s lessons, exemplified with detailed excerpts from classic works of literature, sweep across a complete range of topics—from the nature of aesthetics to the shape of a refined sentence.

I picked up a copy of Stephen King’s and settled down at the gate.

At the time, I was an English major in college, and I was about to start my first creative writing class.

Becoming a better writer isn’t just about learning grammar and and syntax. It’s about becoming a well-rounded communicator — someone who knows the rules and understands how to break them.

In January 2014, I got stuck in an airport with my family.

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