The Way of the Writer: Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling

The Way of the Writer Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling From Charles Johnson a National Book Award winner Professor Emeritus at University of Washington a

  • Title: The Way of the Writer: Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling
  • Author: Charles Johnson
  • ISBN: 9781501147227
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Paperback
  • From Charles Johnson a National Book Award winner, Professor Emeritus at University of Washington, a.

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    1. “Why do we write fiction?” Charles Johnson asks. “Why do we read it? Why are stories so important to us?”I've read umpteen books on the art and craft of writing, but I couldn't resist one more. Johnson's credentials are as numerous as Abraham's descendants. Confession: I skimmed the opening chapters, full of autobiography, in order to zero in on the parts of most interest to me. Namely, what gives a story the power and magic to consume readers and make everything disappear but the story? [...]

    2. Unique reflections based on a lifetime of thinking and writing well. Thanks to Net Galley and Scribner for offering me an ARC copy of this book that I voluntarily review.This non-fiction book is not a ‘how to’ book and won’t give the reader a formula for producing, and even less, selling, books by the bucket load. The subtitle, Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling describes much more precisely what the book is. And if there’s one thing we can’t accuse Charles Johnson of, is [...]

    3. A very deep dive into what makes for quality story or plot (they're different), literary or industrial fiction (oh, so different), and philosophy or literature (are they different?). Be prepared to think and be impressed & enlightened by all the thinking Johnson has done -as the core of his career- about the passion and particular skills needed to compose proper fiction. Yes, there is an emphasis on 'proper' - not in a snobby way, but in a 'the best work requires the highest standards,' wher [...]

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