Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy, I have a hot crush on the em dash. What does my need to stuffawhile simultaneously fracturingamy sentencesawith the meandering, the explanatory, the discursive, the perhaps not-entirely-necessaryasay about me? aCheryl Strayed Have you ever wished there were an advice columnist for writers, but one who didnat take things so damned seriously? This unique writing guide pairs questions sent in by top contemporary essayists with hilariously witty answers and essays from acclaimed author Dinty W. Moore. Phillip Lopate asks for advice on writing about your ex without sounding like an ass, Julianna Baggott worries that to be a great writer you must drink like a fish, and Roxane Gay asks whether itas kosher to write about writing. Taking advantage of all the tools available to todayas personal essayistaegregious puns, embarrassing anecdotes, and cocktail napkinsaProfessor Moore answers these questions, and more, demystifying the world of nonfiction once and for all. With a tip of the hat to historyas most infamous essayaMontaigneas aOf Cannibalsaathis book provides rollicking relief for writers in distress.touched and ripped and ranAlAc refers to a real event, wherein my mom, way too soused to be behind the wheel, ... the details of the sideswipe, and my first name, and presented my childhood memory in a short story entitled AiJust Tell Me Whatanbsp;...
|Title||:||Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy|
|Author||:||Dinty W. Moore|
|Publisher||:||Ten Speed Press - 2015-08-18|