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The Writer Says Kevin Lippert

The Writer Says

Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

Kevin Lippert

Details: Hardcover
Size: 5 X 7 IN
Pages: 160
Publication Date: 10/02/2018
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616897215

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The seventh in our popular Words of Wisdom series, The Writer Sayssummons readers to an intimate gathering of novelists, essayists,grammarians, academics, and journalists---a glittering cocktail party, wherethe guests may be self-identified introverts (like Patti Smith, who writes"to set herself apart cocooned, rapt in solitude") but share their sparklinginsights in this volume. Among the celebrated international guest list:Henry James and Mark Twain, squaring off about modifiers (James: pro andTwain: con); Charles Bukowski and Beverly Cleary, at odds about revision;Zadie Smith and Chinua Achebe, discussing the moral responsibilitiesof a writer; and Jonathan Ames and Jackie Collins, united in their desireto give readers pleasure. The Writer Says reveals the formative experiences,processes, preferences, and work habits of our most beloved writers, andwill inspire readers, writers, and closet scribblers alike to follow Rick Bass'sdictum: "Write every day. Don't ever stop."

Kevin Lippert is founder and publisher of Princeton Architectural Press,author of War Plan Red, and editor of The Inventor Says.