William Cane

Write Like the Masters

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Want To Find Your Voice? Learn from the Best. Time and time again you've been told to find your own unique writing style, as if it were as simple as pulling it out of thin air. But finding your voice isn't easy, so where better to look than to the greatest writers of our time?
Write Like the Masters analyzes the writing styles of twenty-one great novelists, including Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, Franz Kafka, Flannery O'Connor, and Ray Bradbury. This fascinating and insightful guide shows you how to imitate the masters of literature and, in the process, learn advanced writing secrets to fire up your own work.
You'll discover:Herman Melville's secrets for creating characters as memorable as Captain AhabHow to master point of view with techniques from Fyodor DostoeveskyWays to pick up the pace by keeping your sentences lean like Ernest HemingwayThe importance of sensual details from James Bond creator Ian FlemingHow to add suspense to your story by following the lead of the master of horror, Stephen KingWhether you're working on a unique voice for your next novel or you're a composition student toying with different styles, this guide will help you gain insight into the work of the masters through the rhetorical technique of imitation. Filled with practical, easy-to-apply advice, Write Like the Masters is your key to understanding and using the proven techniques of history's greatest authors.
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351 printed pages
Original publication
2009
Publication year
2009
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    Heri Heryadihas quoted4 years ago
    And that's the lesson of this book. You too can imitate the greats, and in the process absorb elements of their style that will make your writing sing
    Heri Heryadihas quoted4 years ago
    Put more simply they began their own careers by imitating the work of other artists

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