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- Listening Length: 11 hours and 16 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 9 Jun. 2004
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002SQ1PQ2
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Stein on Writing: A Master Editor Shares His Craft, Techniques, and Strategies Audio Download – Unabridged
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There may be people who need empowerment to write. This is not for them. Stein on Writing is professional advice for writers who want to be professionals themselves.
I am not knowledgeable enough to say if there is a definite difference between American and English reading tastes, but I did find some quotes from American novels more irritating than praisworthy. There was a whiff of 'smart alec' wisecracking about them, which made me think the writers too clever by half. Fortunately, there aren't that many. Most of the quotes illustrate very well the points being made. Well worth buying.
I am a photographer and sell travel images. I got the book, in paperback and from Audible so I could listen on the walk to work and I was most surprised. Idea was that if I could also write articles to go with my photos I may sell more.
The book is easy to follow, well written (it had to be though didn't it!) easy to follow and full of great bits of advise. I even found that the book help me read my fiction as it gives you the breakdown of a good read.
Though the book was written some years ago I would say that it is as good as any book on the subject I have read or used and Ihave already recommended it to several friends and colleagues.
I found Plot (Ansen Dibell) and Characters & Viewpoint (Orson Scott Card) more readable and clearer. However, between them they only cover half the ground that Sol covers.
Never before have I been able to say, "This one book covers it all." If you have 'Getting The Words Right' by Theodore Cheney and 'Stein On Writing' you don't need any other writing reference books. And if you can buy only one writing reference book, buy 'Stein.' You won't regret it!
Sort of like a grumpy uncle rambling on at a family dinner who occasionally lets slip a gem.
Worth a look.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Stein on writing is packed with useful advice. I especially liked his chapter on dialogue. I would have no hesitation in recommending this book.Published 7 months ago by mrs v ireland
Although I have been writing for forty years, and studied various courses, this book has made such a difference to the way I view my writing. Read morePublished 13 months ago by anon
An absolute must for anyone wishing to propel the effectiveness of their diction.Published 18 months ago by sorabh sharma
A really constructive and interesting read and well worth the money in my opinion.Published 21 months ago by Max China
This is one of the best books I've read on writing. Stein offers tips for both fiction and non-fiction writers. He offers sound advice written in a very accessible way. Read morePublished on 18 Aug. 2014 by Frederick St John Smythe
This is my textured Graceland. I read this before I ever got anything published then again when I had and it just goes on making sense.Published on 13 Jun. 2011 by JJ Diamond