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ISBN-10: 0061689157
ISBN-13: 9780061689154
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 09/07/2010
Dimensions: 7.97" L, 5.28" W, 0.80" H

The Elements of Story: Field Notes on Nonfiction Writing

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“A splendid book for journalists (new or old), fiction writers, essayists, and critics. But it could also be of great use to the intelligent common reader, the man or woman who wonders why it’s impossible to finish reading certain stories and why others carry the reader in a vivid rush to the end.”
–Pete Hamill, author of A Drinking Life

In the spirit of Strunk and White’s classic The Elements of Style, comes The Elements of Story, by Francis Flaherty, longtime story editor at The New York Times. A brilliant blend of memoir and how-to, The Elements of Story offers more than 50 principles that emphasize storytelling aspects rather than simply the mechanics of writing–a relentlessly entertaining, totally accessible writing guide for the novice and the professional alike.

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"Ailing writers, not to worry. There is a Story Doctor in the house. His name is Frank Flaherty, and his powerful medicine is on every page of The Elements of Story. It belongs on your shelf right there next to that other Elements book."–Roy Peter Clark, author of "Writing Tools"
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Details

ISBN-10: 0061689157
ISBN-13: 9780061689154
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 09/07/2010
Dimensions: 7.97" L, 5.28" W, 0.80" H
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