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ERIC Number: ED070090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 205
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The Writer on His Own.
Greenhood, David
Addressed more to the working creative writer than to the literary student, this book is intended to be a collection of "hints, tips, provocations, and scoldings--all of it intended as tonic." The author, who writes from personal experience as a creative writer, attempts to share some of his speculative insights about the writing process and the writer's purposes. The book is organized into chapters, but the author states that this arrangement "should be regarded as a tentative accommodation rather than a nicely schemed development." The aim of the book, then, is not to propose a formal aesthetics of creative writing, but to show what it is like to be inside a writer's mind. The author seeks to stimulate writers to do more and better writing and regards himself more as a catalyst than teacher. In fact, he encourages the reader to disagree with him--"If he disagrees with me on any point, I hope that when he refutes it to his satisfaction he will gain some freshened perceptiveness which may not have come to him if we had not differed." (Author/DI)
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 ($7.00 cloth, $3.95 paperback)
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