The Kite And The String

by Alice Mattison
The Kite And The String
  • ISBN-13: 9780525428541
  • Author(s): Alice Mattison
  • Subject: Writing & editing guides|writing & editing guides
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
  • Imprint: Viking Press USA
  • Publication Date: 18-08-2016
  • Format: h/b

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The Kite and the String is the only writing guide to explore both the stages of creative work and the practise of developing effective attitudes. Writing well does not result from following rules and instructions, but from a blend of spontaneity, discipline and particular attitudes toward the work. Writers must learn to be tolerant of the early stages, to move from jottings and ideas to a messy first draft and then onward from there into the work of revision. As acclaimed, award-winning writer Alice Mattison shows in this inspiring guide, understanding these stages is key.
About the book

The Kite and the String is the only writing guide to explore both the stages of creative work and the practise of developing effective attitudes. Writing well does not result from following rules and instructions, but from a blend of spontaneity, discipline and particular attitudes toward the work. Writers must learn to be tolerant of the early stages, to move from jottings and ideas to a messy first draft and then onward from there into the work of revision. As acclaimed, award-winning writer Alice Mattison shows in this inspiring guide, understanding these stages is key.

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