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The sound on the page : great writers talk about style and voice in writing

Author: Ben Yagoda
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st HarperResource pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Provides advice for writers on developing their writing voice and style, presenting excerpts from interviews with Camille Paglia, Dave Barry, Tobias Wolff, Elmore Leonard, and approximately forty other authors, along with close readings of their works.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Yagoda
ISBN: 0060938226 9780060938222
OCLC Number: 61315350
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxxiii, 267 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. 1: Style from the outside : theory. The history of an idea ; Quotes on style ; Writing, speech, and the middle style ; "Looking for a click in my head" : music and style ; A field guide to styles ; Engendering style ; "Style is the man himself" : style and personality --
pt. 2: Style from the inside : practice. Finding a voice, finding a style ; Progress in works --
What writers talk about when they talk about style ; Blindfold test ; Consistency and change ; Style according to form ; By way of advice.
Responsibility: Ben Yagoda.

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Provides advice for writers on developing their writing voice and style, presenting excerpts from interviews with Camille Paglia, Dave Barry, Tobias Wolff, Elmore Leonard, and approximately forty other authors, along with close readings of their works.

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