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THE book on how to use creative language. Use to be my bible,
This review is from: The Way to Write (Paperback)This book is excellent for someone just starting out in writing. Particularly if you are looking to write poetry, or to make your prose as beautiful as possible.
The basic habits I picked up from this book have stayed with me for the last ten years. They have helped me to improve my writing to the point where it was publishable. "The Way to Write" is easy to read and the ideas in it are fascinating. I would unreservedly recommend it to any new poet as the first book to buy. I also use its methods in most of the prose I write.
One of the best things it taught me was the economical use of language. How to get the most power from the fewest words. And how sometimes fewer words can mean more power. Simple examples of all the suggested techniques are given throughout.
Highly recommended - a real investment in your talent.