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Gospel no orthodoxy no dogma in this book What you’ll find here isn’t the way to write Instead you’ll find a way to clear your mind of illusions about writing and discover how you write Several Short Sentences About Writing is a book of first steps and experiments They will revolutionize the way you think and perceive and they will change forever the. What a strange funny true crazy insightful book Klinkenborg walks that fine line between pretension and crystal clear truth For the most part the book is about writing better sentences and in that respect it’s deeply insightful and thought provoking But even better is what Klinkenborg’s sentences are actually saying about busting writing stereotypes There were a few moments where the book’s relentless stylizing grew tedious but mostly this was a very fast entertaining and worthwhile read

READ Several Short Sentences About Writing

Several Short Sentences About WritingSense of your own authority as a writer This is a book full of learning but it’s also a book full of unlearning a way to recover the vivid rhythmic poetic sense of language you once possessed An indispensable and uniue book that will give you a clear understanding of how to think about what you do when you write and how to improve the uality of your writin. Hands down this is the most inspiring honest and realistic book about writing that I have ever read It is best to read this slowly and savor each kernel of advice I have used Klinkenborg's advice in classrooms to inspired new writers away from their formal stuffy training and toward their most authentic voices His ideas are clearly stated and feel immediately true upon reading them although no one has uite said them in this way before I can't recommend this book enough

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READ Several Short Sentences About Writing 107 ã Most of what you think you know about writing is useless It’s the harmful debris of your education—a mixture of half truths myths and false assumptions that prevents you from writing well Drawing on years of experience as a writer and teacher of writing Verlyn Klinkenborg offers an approach tMost of what you think you know about writing is useless It’s the harmful debris of your education a mixture of half truths myths and false assumptions that prevents you from writing well Drawing on years of experience as a writer and teacher of writing Verlyn Klinkenborg offers an approach to writing that will change the way you work and think There is no. This book is nearly impossible to rateIt's goodIt's really goodBut it reads like theoretical slam poetryOn the topic of writingAn essay that could be in verseBut isn't in verseAnd that might be off putting to some readersEvery sentence in this book is valuableI have visions of myself sitting and writingNoticing as Klinkenborg would put itAnd consulting this bookThe guy knows his stuffAnd that makes him a little pompous in his deliveryReviewers have complained that they feel condescended to while readingKlinkenborg is pretty condescendingBut he welcomes discussionAnd disagreementRead the preface guysIt's all thereI loved this bookI loved reading the simple sample passagesAnd discovering why the good ones were goodAnd the bad ones were badPick up a copyAnd forget what you think you knowIf only while you have the book in your handsYou will become a better readerAnd probably a better writer