How to be a better Writer BookBecoming a better author's book
CONTINUOUS A BETTER WRITER by Steve Peha, Margot Carmichael Lester
A revised handbook encouraging young people to develop their abilities. Talking specifically to a teen public, Veterans Prosa guru Peha (be a writer, 2006, etc.) is seeking to de-mystify the authoring processes by making it as accessible as possible. I don't think he even expects his public to read the whole thing. The reader is invited to jump among the many themes of the volume, which contain guides to such diverse types of poetry as literature, scientific articles and stories.
"In the first section, find a section that interests you," Peha insists, "spend some of your readings and then use what you have learned in your work. "This is reflected in the way the work is structured, which is crucial to the author's message: the reader does not have to know everything about composing to be a writer.
And even if they only acquire a new ability and use it in their own work, it will immediately make them better authors. He uses a variety of different methods, ranging from choosing a theme, organising thoughts to more powerful argumentation and reworking a work through better choice of words. It contains a number of maxims (write what you know), tricks in traditional ways (show and tell), and new advices that even the veteran may have never encountered before ("Get ahead by completing many shorter songs instead of a few longer ones").
Tutorials, authors' testimonials and contributions by Pehas co-author Lester (Be a Better Worker, 2006, etc.) complete this extensive handbook. It is to be hoped that Peha's fluent, captivating fiction rips across the page: "I' m trying to correct transitional words and sentences from my letter. That reduces my number of words and makes my typing crunchier.
" For a youthful public, the volume is not just judged in the straightforward, dialogical character of fiction, but also in the bustling, attention-grabbing way in which it is organised. At an early stage, the writer reminded the audience: "Especially today, the reader doesn't want to spend more time reading than he has to.
At first sight, the work seems messy and nervous, but the readers quickly realize how flawless the actual size and appearance are. Even more impressing is the contents, which delve deeply into the details of the letter to ensure that the readers not only understand which structure works, but also how and why it works.
Combining out-of-the-box thought and compositional tradition, Peha's work is a sound option for any teenager trying to get a grip on this great, enigmatic practise known as literary work. This is an imaginative and approachable student book.