The Joy of Writing

The Joy of Writing

A Guide for Writers, Disguised as A Literary Memoir

Book - 2003
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Drawing on his fifty years as an award-winning journalist and author of some of the finest books on Canadian history, Pierre Berton has written a witty and practical guide for writers. With almost every book a bestseller, clearly this writer knows what it takes to succeed in the publishing world. From the all-important rule of "knowing your audience" and other essential writing tips to down-to-earth advice on dealing with agents, publishers, and editors, The Joy of Writing covers every aspect of non-fiction writing and includes interviews with twenty-seven of Canada's leading writers. Illustrated with more than thirty manuscript pages from Pierre Berton's own works.

Includes Interviews With : Alex Barris * Ted Barris * Jack Batten * Fred Bodsworth * June Callwood * Stevie Cameron * Robert Collins * Elaine Dewar * Will Ferguson * Trent Frayne * Bob Fulford * Charlotte Gray * Richard Gwyn * Stephen Kimber * Ken McGoogan * Roy McGregor * Linda McQuaig * Farley Mowat * Knowlton Nash * Peter Newman * Stephanie Nolen * John Sawatsky * Russell Smith * Edna Staebler * Walter Stewart * Betty Jane Wylie * Jan Wong

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Anchor Canada, c2003
ISBN: 9780385659987
Characteristics: 326 p. : ill


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