How to Write Like Tolstoy : A Journey into the Minds of Our Greatest Writers Hardback
A Spectator Best Book of the Year`There are three rules for writing a novel,' Somerset Maugham once said. `Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.'So how to bring characters to life, find a voice, kill your darlings, avoid plagiarism (or choose not to), or run that most challenging of literary gauntlets-writing a good sex scene?Veteran editor and author Richard Cohen takes us on a fascinating excursion into the lives and minds of our greatest writers-from Balzac and Eliot to Woolf and Nabokov, through to Zadie Smith and Stephen King, with a few mischievous detours to Tolstoy along the way.
In a glittering tour d'horizon, he lays bare their tricks, motivations, techniques, obsessions and flaws.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Oneworld Publications
- Publication Date: 01/09/2016
- Category: Creative writing & creative writing guides
- ISBN: 9781786070210
- Paperback from £8.35