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How to Write: Advice and Reflections

How to Write: Advice and Reflections
Your Price: $19.99 CDN
Author: Richard Rhodes
Publisher: William Morrow
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 240
Pub. Date: 1996
ISBN-10: 0688149480
ISBN-13: 9780688149482

About the Book:

Rich with personal vignettes about his sources of inspiration, How to Write is also a memoir of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes, one of the most original and celebrated writers of our day. You will be drawn to his frank and honest remembrances of his difficult childhood and his testimony to how writing acted as a form of therapy. How To Write sparks new excitement about writing and language and provides a deeper look at a master of both.

Uniquely fusing practical advice on writing with his own insights into the craft, Richard Rhodes constructs beautiful prose about the issues would-be writers are most afraid to articulate: How do I dare write? Where do I begin? What do I do with this story I have to tell that fills and breaks my heart?

How To Write will appeal to those who desire a career in writing, who want to express themselves better through language, or who are interested in the beauty and the magic of language. Comfortably and familiarly, Richard Rhodes addresses the concerns of all writers: finding your voice, researching your subject, the business and process of writing – including getting your manuscript published once you have finished it – and keeping grounded in your work.

What people say:

"How generous Rhodes is with his mind and his heart. Buy this book, buy it. It's a handbook on how to live." — Washington Post

"Apply ass to chair." — Richard Rhodes in How to Write

"As useful a study of craft, or the professional conduct of a writing career, as I've seen." — Frederick Busch, prolific novelist and short story writer

About the Author:

Richard Rhodes is an American author of seventeen books, including novels and works of history, journalism, and letters. His The Making of the Atomic Bomb won a Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction, a National Book Award, and a National Book Critics Circle Award. Dark Sun, about the development of the hydrogen bomb, was one of three finalists for a Pulitzer Prize in History. He has also won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Prize, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim, Ford, and MacArthur foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts. A father and grandfather, he lives in rural Connecticut with his wife, Ginger Rhodes.