Stein On Writing

As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory.

Author: Sol Stein

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466864993

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Your future as a writer is in your hands. Whether you are a newcomer or an accomplished professional, a novelist, story writer, or a writer of nonfiction, you will find this book a wealth of immediately useful guidance not available anywhere else. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of useable solutions-- how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place." You will find one of the great unspoken secrets of craftsmanship in Chapter 5, called "Markers: The Key to Swift Characterization." In Chapter 7, Stein reveals for he first time in print the wonderful system for creating instant conflict developed in the Playwrights Group of the Actors Studio, of which he was a founder. In "Secrets of Good Dialogue," the premier teacher of dialogue gives you the instantly useable techniques that not only make verbal exchanges exciting but that move the story forward immediately. You won't need to struggle with flashbacks or background material after you've read Chapter 14, which shows you how to bring background into the foreground. Writers of both fiction and nonfiction will relish the amphetamines for speeding up pace, and the many ways to liposuction flab, as well as how to tap originality and recognize what successful titles have in common. You'll discover literary values that enhance writing, providing depth and resonance. You'll bless the day you read Chapters 32 and 33 and discover why revising by starting at page one can be a serious mistake, and how to revise without growing cold on your manuscript. In the pages of this book, nonfiction writers will find a passport to the new revolution in journalism and a guide to using the techniques of fiction to enhance nonfiction. Fresh, useful, informative, and fun to read and reread, Stein on Writing is a book you will mark up, dog-ear, and cherish.

How to Grow a Novel

And this book, like no other writing book, takes the reader behind the scenes of the publishing business as it affects writers of every level of experience, revealing the hard truths that are kept behind shut doors.

Author: Sol Stein

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466865006

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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Each year thousands of fiction writers, from beginners to bestselling author, benefit from Sol Stein's sold-out workshops, featured appearances at writers' conferences, software for writers, on-line columns, and his popular first book for writers, Stein on Writing. Stein practices what he teaches: He is the author of nine novels, including the million-copy bestseller The Magician, as well as editor of such major writers as James Baldwin, Jack Higgins, Elia Kazan, Budd Schulberg, W. H. Auden, and Jacques Barzun, and the teacher and editor of several current bestselling authors. What sets Stein apart is his practical approach. He provides specific techniques that speed writers to successful publication. How to Grow a Novel is not just a book, but an invaluable workshop in print. It includes details and examples from Stein's editorial work with a #1 bestselling novelist as well as talented newcomers. Stein takes the reader backstage in the development of memorable characters and fascinating plots. The chapter on dialogue overflows with solutions for short-story writers, novelists, screenwriters, and playwrights. Stein shows what readers are looking for-- and what they avoid-- in the experience of reading fiction. The book offers guidelines-- and warnings-- of special value for nonfiction writers who want to move into fiction. Stein points to the little, often overlooked things that damage the writer's authority without the writer knowing it. And this book, like no other writing book, takes the reader behind the scenes of the publishing business as it affects writers of every level of experience, revealing the hard truths that are kept behind shut doors.

Sol Stein s Reference Book for Writers

Packed with insight, anecdotes, and specific information, this guide is a must-have reference on the shelves of aspiring and published authors as well as publishing professionals.

Author: Sol Stein

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 0312550952

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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As a master editor, publisher, novelist, and writing instructor, Sol Stein knows what writers face when they sit down before a blank page. This invaluable guide provides quick and handy A-Z reference help for common and more complicated questions: writer's block, writing a difficult scene, preparing a manuscript for publication or submission, plotting, developing a character, and dozens of other topics, listed alphabetically in the table of contents. Stein enables writers to maintain their creative momentum by immediately returning to a manuscript in progress after finding the solution in this book. The book also includes a section on publishing, which details the publishing process and explains the terms all writers need to know. Packed with insight, anecdotes, and specific information, this guide is a must-have reference on the shelves of aspiring and published authors as well as publishing professionals.

Gertrude Stein

However, with my phrase “Gertrude Stein's writing”, I mean to suggest two very
different kinds of writing and two very different ways of looking at Gertrude Stein's
writing, and so I have said the same thing twice – or have I? Looked at one way, ...

Author: Jane Palatini Bowers

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349230044

Category: Authors, American

Page: 174

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This volume introduces readers to Gertrude Stein's most difficult works, texts in which Stein pushes against the constraints imposed by the conventions of genre, questions the rules that confine language within pre-ordained structures and invents a kind of process poetics.

The Composition of Sense in Gertrude Stein s Landscape Writing

In a retrospective account, Stein described the winter she stayed on in St.-Rémy
in the Provence region, working “with slow care and concentration,” as an
important turning point and a period of her writing that would prove a significant ...

Author: Linda Voris

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319320649

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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This book offers a bold critical method for reading Gertrude Stein’s work on its own terms by forgoing conventional explanation and adopting Stein’s radical approach to meaning and knowledge. Inspired by the immanence of landscape, both of Provence where she travelled in the 1920s and the spatial relations of landscape painting, Stein presents a new model of meaning whereby making sense is an activity distributed in a text and across successive texts. From love poetry, to plays and portraiture, Linda Voris offers close readings of Stein’s most anthologized and less known writing in a case study of a new method of interpretation. By practicing Stein’s innovative means of making sense, Voris reveals the excitement of her discoveries and the startling implications for knowledge, identity, and intimacy.

The Cambridge Guide to Women s Writing in English

Like his prototype , he is bourgeois , criticism to incorporate the crucial role of
modernist restrained , ʻregular ' in his habits , whereas Melanctha , women
writers . Modernism had mothers as well as based on Stein's first lover , is '
reckless ...

Author: Lorna Sage

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521668131

Category: Literary Criticism

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An alphabetized volume on women writers, major titles, movements, genres from medieval times to the present.

How Writing is Written

Digte, noveller, skuespil, essays og artikler af blandet karakter

Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036137391

Category: American essays

Page: 161

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Digte, noveller, skuespil, essays og artikler af blandet karakter

Literary Couples and 20th Century Life Writing

Her couplehood with Stein is her life story—but so is it Stein's. Stein's writing of
the Autobiography concludes with “And she has and this is it.” The narrative
brings us directly up to the immediate present of the couple, a couplehood and a
 ...

Author: Janine Utell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350003477

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Exposing how modernist and late-modernist writers tell the stories of their intimate relationships though life writing, this book engages with the process by which these authors become subjects to a significant other, a change that subsequently becomes narrative within their works. Looking specifically at partners in a couple, Janine Utell focuses on such literary pairings as Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Sylvia Townsend Warner and Valentine Ackland, Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy, and Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Utell draws on the latest work in narrative theory and the study of intimacy and affects to shed light on the ethics of reading relationships in the modern period. Focusing on a range of genres and media, from memoir through documentary film to comics, this book demonstrates that stories are essential for our thinking of love, desire and sexuality.

How to Write

First published in 1931, this volume offers Gertrude Stein's reflections on the art and craft of writing. Although written in her distinctive experimental style, the book is remarkably accessible and easy to read.

Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486835587

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 416

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First published in 1931, this volume offers Gertrude Stein's reflections on the art and craft of writing. Although written in her distinctive experimental style, the book is remarkably accessible and easy to read. The modernist author's characteristic humor is borne out by some of the chapter titles, "Saving the Sentence," "Arthur a Grammar," "Regular Regularly in Narrative," and "Finally George a Vocabulary." Stein's experimental style features elements such as disconnectedness, a love of refrain and rhyme, a search for rhythm and balance, a dislike of punctuation (especially the comma), and a repetition of words and phrases. Those who are unfamiliar with her Stein's work or have found it difficult to understand will discover in How to Write an excellent entrée to a unique literary voice and an imaginative approach to language that continues to inspire writers and readers.

Collaborating with Gertrude Stein

Further, in recalling the multilingual conditions of Stein's childhood – she had
lived in three different countries (and ... As already suggested, the idea of a “
connective” quality in Stein's writing that Spahr proposes has several overlaps
with my ...

Author: Solveig Daugaard

Publisher: Linköping University Electronic Press

ISBN: 9789176853092

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The reception of the American avant-garde poet, playwright, art collector and salon hostess Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) has to a wide extent taken place in an aesthetic context prior to her work’s academic and hermeneutic canonization. This thesis is in part a mapping of this transmedia reception as it is played out in a North American context in the period from her death and until today, and in part an account of Stein’s particular collaborative poetics, through which her work invites such a reception. Furthermore, the thesis maintains that we in a contemporary context are experien­cing a still increasing receptivity towards Stein’s oeuvre, that seems more relevant today than ever before. These circumstances, the thesis illuminates and discusses via a media theoretical framework, where Stein’s own work, as well as its aesthetic reception is considered as embedded in a complex media ecology. Media ecology is here conceived as a de­centralized, networked approach to aesthetic phenomena, which is able to contain many types of agents and materialities. The media ecology of an artwork is thus po­tentially made up by the entire network of processes, agents and materials that are relevant to its production, distribution and consumption and influences the subject positions available to the individual agents. Through Stein’s aesthetic reception it is possible to catch sight of important compo­nents that are active in the media ecology but often neglected or considered subor­dinated to text-internal features. These include the material interface of the medium in question, the aestheticized persona of the artist and infrastructures such as the salon, which affect how and to whom the work and its meanings are distributed. The thesis also traces a number of parallels between the media situation of Stein in the beginning of the 20th century and the digital media situation at the verge of the 21st that suggest both explanations for and implications of her increasing contemporary relevance. Receptionen av den amerikanska avantgardepoeten, dramatiken, konstsamlaren och salongsvärdinnan Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) har till stor del ägt rum i konstnärliga sammanhang innan hennes verk kommit att kanoniseras genom akademiska studier och tolkningar. Denna avhandling är dels en kartläggning av denna transmediala reception, såsom den utspelat sig i en nordamerikansk kontext under perioden från Steins död fram till idag, dels en redogörelse för hennes specifika samarbetspoetik som uppmuntrat till en sådan reception. Dessutom hävdar avhandlingen att vi i en samtida kontext upplever en stadigt växande mottaglighet för Steins verk, som tycks mer aktuellt idag än någonsin tidigare. Dessa omständigheter belyser och förklarar avhandlingen med hjälp av ett medieteoretiskt ramverk, där både Steins egna arbeten och deras konstnärliga reception betraktas som inbäddade i en komplex medieekologi. Medieekologi förstås här som en decentraliserande, nätverksorienterad tillgång till estetiska fenomen, inom vilken många typer av aktörer och materialiteter kan ingå. Ett verks medieekologi utgörs således, potentiellt, av hela det nätverk av processer, agenter och material som är relevanta för produktionen, distributionen och konsumtionen av verket i fråga, och påverkar utformningen av de subjektspositioner som är tillgängliga för de enskilda aktörerna. Genom den konstnärliga receptionen av Stein är det möjligt att få syn på viktiga komponenter som är verksamma i medieekologin, men som ofta försummas eller betraktas som underordnade textinterna faktorer, till exempel. Till dessa komponenter hör mediets materiella gränssnitt, författarens estetiserade persona och infrastrukturer såsom salongen, som påverkar hur och till vem verket och dess betydelser distribueras. Avhandlingen följer också en räcka paralleller mellan Steins mediesituation i 1900-talets början och den digitala mediesituation som präglar 2000-talets inledning, vilka kan bistå med både förklaringar och implikationer av Steins växande aktualitet.

Primary Stein

Following Gertrude Stein’s efforts throughout her life to shift the focus from her personality to her writing, these essays focus on her primary texts, including novels, plays, lectures, and poetry.

Author: Janet Boyd

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739183205

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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Following Gertrude Stein’s efforts throughout her life to shift the focus from her personality to her writing, these essays focus on her primary texts, including novels, plays, lectures, and poetry. Contributors to this collection draw on interdisciplinary backdrops to enrich and complicate how we might read, understand, and teach Stein’s writing.

How ever

It is Stein writing from the outside . But when Stein is writing her life from the
inside , there are no good translations . . . forthcoming in Sulphur 26 , strongly
influenced our understanding of these issues of translation . Marlatt ' s "
revisioning of ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007224301

Category: American poetry

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Irresistible Dictation

This book shows how her extensive scientific training continued to exert a profound influence on the development of her extraordinary literary practices. Irresistible Dictation is dazzling, original, and wonderful.

Author: Steven Meyer

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804749302

Category: Literary Criticism

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Before Gertrude Stein became the twentieth century’s preeminent experimental writer, she spent a decade conducting research at Harvard’s psychological laboratory and the Johns Hopkins Medical School. This book shows how her extensive scientific training continued to exert a profound influence on the development of her extraordinary literary practices.

William Carlos Williams Review

raway argues that modernist poets represented how " consciousness accedes to
self - consciousness only through the recognition of a certain distance within (
and from ) itself " ( 4 ) . For Gertrude Stein , writing about “ Rooms ” and “ Milk ”
and ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106018401841

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Newswriter s Handbook

Authors and experienced journalists Stein, Paterno, and Burnett have refined this edition to more fully address contemporary issues.

Author: M. L. Stein

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780813827216

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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Reflecting the fast-changing world of print journalism, the Second Edition of Newswriter's Handbook: An Introduction to Journalism is fully updated and expanded. Authors and experienced journalists Stein, Paterno, and Burnett have refined this edition to more fully address contemporary issues. Coverage includes greater emphasis on recent legal trends involving journalism; the ethical scandals that in recent years have strained the credibility of news organizations large and small; a new section on obituary writing; and increased attention to opportunities on the World Wide Web. From spot or hard news to features, news features, editorials and opinions, the Newswriter's Handbook shows how to develop news judgment, how to write accurately and fairly, how to organize a story and write it clearly, how to handle the complexities of honesty and ethics in journalism, and how to cover traditional beats and prepare to specialize. Loaded with examples from the largest dailies to respected state capital city newspapers and campus publications, Newswriter's Handbook, Second Edition teaches students the writing and reporting skills necessary in today's job market while exciting them about the possibilities of a career in the news business.

Gertrude Stein and William James Contacts Judgements Influences

This work shall rather give a justifiable impression of their similar theories and of James’s direct influence upon Stein.

Author: Sylvi Burkhardt

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638347297

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 18

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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Dusseldorf "Heinrich Heine", 22 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: William James, psychologist and philosopher, and Gertrude Stein, one of the most influential writers of modernism, shared more than just a teacher and student relationship. According to Gertrude Stein herself, William James was the most significant influence upon her of anyone at Harvard, and one of the most important influences of her whole life. James had an almost legendary ability to inspire students and he awakened Stein’s interest in human personality, which remained her dominant and prevailing interest. In the first section of my work, I will give some impressions of James’s and Stein’s meetings throughout their lives. Over a period of several years James was Stein's teacher and made a profound and lasting impact on her. She participated eagerly in discussions and experiments on the subconscious, a to pic of great interest to James. Connected to the first section about ‘Contacts’ is the following one on ‘Judgments’. Here I will try to outline some of Stein's subjective views upon her teacher and I will show James’s understanding of his highly independent student. The remarkable influence that James had on Stein's writing will be the theme of the section about ‘Influences’. Stein's and James's ideas seem to correspond significantly. James’s theory of the stream of thought shall be especially considered here, for a lot of aspects of it were observed by Stein and modified and embodied into her own style. James in a way established a certain pattern of how consciousness works and enabled Stein to use it and develop it further. This led to an extraordinary style, which also influenced other writers of modernism, for instance Hemingway. My aim is to give some insights into similar thoughts and philosophy of James’s and Stein’s writing. It is quite impossible to state the complete influence that James had on Stein's writings and this is not the intention of this work. This work shall rather give a justifiable impression of their similar theories and of James’s direct influence upon Stein. The signs of their interaction can be seen both in Stein’s personal statements and in her distinctive and innovative style, which will be the basis of my argumentation.

Gerturde Stein Her Life and Work

and Apollinaire liked to draw ; Gertrude Stein alone had no desire to express
herself other than in words . . It has been suggested that Apollinaire was
influenced by Gertrude Stein's writing , but although he found both her and Leo
stimulating ...

Author: Elizabeth Sprigge

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858008454252

Category:

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