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

Page: 320

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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 Write

First published in 1931, this book contains Gertrude Stein's thoughts about the craft of writing.

Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486231445

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 395

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First published in 1931, this book contains Gertrude Stein's thoughts about the craft of writing. It is written in her usual experimental style, yet it is not difficult to understand, and even traditionalists will find that it has many things to say to them. Her experimental style includes such elements as disconnectedness, a love of refrain and rhyme, a search for rhythm and balance, a dislike of punctuation (especially the comma), a dismissal of the conventional significance of words, and a repetition of words and phrases. Her approach to writing is impossible to summarize, but many critics see a strain of American humor in her work, borne out immediately by some of the chapter titles: "Saving the Sentence," "Arthur a Grammar," "Regular Regularly in Narrative," and "Finally George a Vocabulary." Readers who have not encountered Gertrude Stein or who have had difficulty with her other work will find this book useful as an entry into her writing. It is also in itself a unique, exhilarating experience.

Solutions for Writers

Aimed at writers of all standards, this book presents practical guidance on how to create interesting pieces of writing. Sol Stein''s book includes advice on how to use techniques of fiction to enhance works of non-fiction.'

Author: Sol Stein

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 0285635255

Category: Authorship

Page: 310

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Aimed at writers of all standards, this book presents practical guidance on how to create interesting pieces of writing. Sol Stein''s book includes advice on how to use techniques of fiction to enhance works of non-fiction.'

Investigation of the National Defense Program Gasoline rationing

Mr. STEIN . On the request of OWMR . We asked them to do their best . Mr.
MEADER . There is no written request . Mr. STEIN . That is right . Senator
FERGUSON . Why did they avoid a written request ? Mr. STEIN . At that particular
time nobody ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee Investigating the National Defense Program

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C109479388

Category: Industrial mobilization

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Investigation of the National Defense Program

Mr. Stein . On the request of OWMR . We asked them to do their best . Mr.
MEADER . There is no written request . Mr. STEIN . That is right . Senator
FERGUSON . Why did they avoid a written request ? Mr. STEIN . At that particular
time nobody ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee Investigating the National Defense Program

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033348387

Category: Industrial mobilization

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Life and Times of Stein

It has been mentioned above that Stein was one of those who counselled the
King not to ratify the Treaty of ... but only adds his own opinion in writing at the
end of the Protocol , in like manner grounds his opinion on “ the reason alleged
by his ...

Author: Sir John Robert Seeley

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158011843207

Category: Europe

Page: 287

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The Nouveau Roman and Writing in Britain After Modernism

... Moreau and Jean-Paul Belmondo; the film's scenario was written by Duras with
her regular collaborator Gérard Jarlot. ... Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein, and
Détruire, dit-elle (see David Caute, Joseph Losey: A Revenge on Life (London: ...

Author: Adam Guy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198850007

Category: English fiction

Page: 256

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The nouveau roman and Writing in Britain After Modernism recovers a neglected literary history. In the late 1950s, news began to arrive in Britain of a group of French writers who were remaking the form of the novel. In the work of Michel Butor, Marguerite Duras, Robert Pinget, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Nathalie Sarraute, and Claude Simon, the hallmarks of novelistic writing--discernible characters, psychological depth, linear chronology--were discarded in favour of other aesthetic horizons. Transposed to Britain's highly polarized literary culture, the nouveau roman became a focal point for debates about the novel. For some, the nouveau roman represented an aberration, and a pernicious turn against the humanistic values that the novel embodied. For others, it provided a route out of the stultifying conventionality and conformism that had taken root in British letters. On both sides, one question persisted: given the innovations of interwar modernism, to what extent was the nouveau roman actually new? This book begins by drawing on publishers archives and hitherto undocumented sources from a wide range of periodicals to show how the nouveau roman was mediated to the British public. Of central importance here is the publisher Calder & Boyars, and its belief that the nouveau roman could be enjoyed by a mass public. The book then moves onto literary responses in Britain to the nouveau roman, focusing on questions of translation, realism, the end of empire, and the writing of the project. From the translations of Maria Jolas, through to the hostile responses of the circle around C. P. Snow, and onto the literary debts expressed in novels by Brian W. Aldiss, Christine Brooke-Rose, Eva Figes, B. S. Johnson, Alan Sheridan, Muriel Spark, and Denis Williams, the nouveau roman is shown to be a central concern in the postwar British literary field.

Stein on Personal Injury Damages

Copies of a detailed written report setting out the history , examinations , findings
including the tests performed and their results , diagnoses , prognoses and
conclusions of the examiner shall be provided to the plaintiff ' s counsel no later
than ...

Author: Jacob A. Stein

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105062343947

Category: Damages

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Poets Writers

SOL STEIN was publisher and editor in chief of Stein and Day for 27 years . Two
of the books he edited and published were chosen for inclusion in the Modern
Library ' s list of the 100 best nonfiction books of the century . He is the author of ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133501028

Category: Authors, American

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A Novel of Thank You

This is the first paperback edition of one of Stein's most revealing novels.

Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

ISBN: 1564783626

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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This is the first paperback edition of one of Stein's most revealing novels. Written in 1925-26 (but not published until 1958), it is Stein's midcareer assessment of herself, her writing, and her relationships, composed in the unique style for which she is celebrated. In place of a traditional narrative, Stein explores the nature of narrative, its possibilities, the various genres (historical novels, the novel of manners, adventure stories) available to the writer, the conventions of novel-writing, and the novelist's relation to her materials. In a sense, the novel is about "preparing a novel" (the subject of chap. 50), about everything that goes through a writer's head as she begins to write. Mixed in with her meditations on writing are daily events in her marriage to Alice B. Toklas, visits from friends - including such notable figures of the period as Josephine Baker, Virgil Thomson, Rene Crevel, and a number of expatriate American writers and artists - travels in and around France, memories of the past, inquiries into names and the nature of identity, and virtually anything else that occurs to her. As she writes at one point, "It can easily be remembered that a novel is everything, " so everything of interest to Stein goes into her preparations for the novel that is A Novel of Thank You.

Writer s Guide to Hollywood Producers Directors and Screenwriter s Agents 1999 2000

It introduces you to Stein ' s Dialogue DoctorTM and other writing basics . And
may I also recommend the author ' s Stein on Writing ( St . Martin ' s Press , now
in its third printing ) . As a final note , Stein has an area on America Online called
 ...

Author: Skip Press

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761514848

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 454

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A guide for screenwriters lists hundreds of producers, directors, and agents, with summaries of what they want from writers and how to contact them

Public Library Core Collection

19 Stein , Stephen J . , 1940The Shaker experience in America 289 Stein on
writing . Stein , S . 808 Steinbeck , John , 1902 - 1968 Travels with Charley 973
About Schultz , J . D . Critical companion to John Steinbeck 813 . 009 Steinberg ,
Alan ...

Author: John Greenfieldt

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: 0824210948

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1856

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Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (13th Edition, 2008) recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 9,000 books (over 6,500 titles are new to this edition), plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and media specialists. Acquisitions librarians, reference librarians and cataloguers can all use this reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults. All titles are selected by librarians, editors, advisors, and nominators-all of them experts in public library services. The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory, weeding your collection, and curriculum support. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. All entries include complete bibliographic data as well as price, subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, cover art, and quotations from reviews. Many entries also list awards, best-book lists, and starred reviews. Save Time: Efficiently organised and includes ""Starred"" titles Save Money: Allocate your resources to the best materials available Stay Relevant: Discover the best in important, contemporary categories Complete Coverage: Includes recommendations on periodicals and electronic resources, too Four-Year Subscription This Core Collection was originally sold as a four-year subscription. The core edition, published in 2008, delivers a library-bound volume with an extensive, selective list of recommended books. From 2009 to 2011 Wilson published extensive paperback supplements to the 2008 edition. A new cycle of materials will begin in 2012. However, the 2008 to 2011 materials are currently available. Buyers of them will receive all these materials immediately. All four years are only $420. Uniquely Valuable There is nothing quite like Wilson Core Collections. The accumulated expertise of our selectors, and the unquestioned reputation of these collections, is invaluable. Wilson Core Collections are universally recognised as impartial and expert aids to collection development that assist and reinforce the judgement of librarians everywhere. Selection to a Wilson Core Collection is strong support to any challenged purchase. Contemporary Relevance This Core Collection includes broad updates in the areas of crafts; terrorism, and international security; environment and global warming; diseases and medicine; and religion, plus other contemporary topics that keep the library's collection as current as today's headlines. Other Key Features Classified Catalogue - A list arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification, with complete cataloguing information for each book. Author, Title, Subject and Analytical Index - An in-depth key to the information in Classified Catalogue-including author and title analytics for works contained in anthologies and collections. Richly enhanced records provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings, descriptive annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, evaluative quotations from a review, when available. Listing works published in the United States, or published in Canada or the United Kingdom and distributed in the United States, Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction features extensive revisions in the areas of health, science and technology, personal finance, sports, cooking and gardening, and handicrafts. Biography, poetry and literary criticism continue to receive comprehensive treatment. Reference works in all subject fields are included.

How to Grow a Novel

Many beginning writers are not aware of the basic methods of creating suspense
despite its use in most successful novels. Chapter Ten of Stein on Writing, “The
Adrenaline Pump: Creating Tension,” should be read in conjunction withyour ...

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.

Stein and the Era of Reform in Prussia 1807 1815

And writing to Stein , on the king ' s commission , he had said : “ You alone , dear
friend , can now save what remains of Prussia . You alone can lessen the evils
that overwhelm it . " " Where then is Stein ? ” Queen Louise had exclaimed in the
 ...

Author: Guy Stanton Ford

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037997637

Category: Prussia

Page: 336

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Dojo Wisdom for Writers

The famous editor Sol Stein, in Stein on Writing, says, "By practice one learns to
use what one has understood. Only writers, it seems, expect to achieve some
level of mastery without practice." Ouch. Yet in my coaching I am often
approached ...

Author: Jennifer Lawler

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0142196312

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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Draws on the skills and principles of the martial arts to share one hundred important lessons on how to become a more inspired, creative, and successful writer, in a guide that includes personal anecdotes, practical advice, and exercises. Original.

Gertrude Stein in Pieces

Full describes and evaluates the literary career of one of the most misunderstood of modern writers.

Author: Richard Bridgman

Publisher: New York, Oxford U. P

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003807885

Category: STEIN, GERTRUDE,1874-1946

Page: 411

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Full describes and evaluates the literary career of one of the most misunderstood of modern writers.

The Pacific Reporter

VALENTINE , J . This action was brought by J . R . Deisher against William Stein
and Anna Stein , his wife , before a ... and it was agreed between the plaintiff and
defendants that a lease in writing should be executed by and between the ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4428677

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Rutgers Law Journal

ll Therefore , we have turned to the world of professional storytellers — the world
of creative writing . ... SOL STEIN , STEIN ON WRITING : A MASTER EDITOR OF
SOME OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL WRITERS OF OUR CENTURY SHARES ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5103042

Category: Law reviews

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On Writing

Remarks are not literature , " said Gertrude Stein in a now - celebrated
observation , and Stein was right : Teachers cannot avoid interposing “ remarks ”
between literature and their students — remarks , we hope , that illuminate the
works and ...

Author: Wendy Bishop

Publisher:

ISBN: 0077213327

Category: College readers

Page: 583

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