Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Essays in the Art of Writing:

Essays in the Art of Writing By: Robert Louis Stevenson
Non-Fiction: Writing 46 pages
Book Count: 5

This short book is about how Stevenson wrote his stories and his thoughts on the art of writing.  I found the part about his writing which is the second half of the book interesting.  The part on the art of writing was not at all what you would expect from someone that is known best for writing adventure stories about pirates. It was very much about the "art".  There were times that 1 sentence took up nearly 1/2 a page.   Some of the ideas about use of letters and sounds repeating in works might be useful in poetry, but most of it wasn't practical information for writing as much as ideas on the ideals of the written word.

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