Books That Teach Us How to Write

A Book That Taught Dan Guenther to Write

A Book That Taught Dan Guenther to Write

Dan Guenther is the author of four novels, most recently Glossy Black Cockatoos, the 2010 Colorado Authors’ League award selection for genre fiction. His collection of selected poems, The Crooked Truth, is the 2011 Colorado Authors’ League poetry award winner. A recent review on the Veteran Magazine blog “Books in Brief,” declares, “There is no mawkish [...]

A Book That Taught Geri Lipschultz to Write

A Book That Taught Geri Lipschultz to Write

The Book:  Ada, or Ardor:  A Family Chronicle The Author:  Vladimir Nabokov The Lessons:  buoyancy, luminosity, linguistic intrigue, vocabulary, arrogance, to meld technique and passion, beauty Like a diver she reads, the fall haphazard or designed, selected by self or recommended by others. She is also thinking of herself, how to glean from the thing [...]

A Book that Taught Don Wallace to Write

A Book that Taught Don Wallace to Write

This is the first post of a new weekly feature in which we review books—fiction, poetry, how-tos . . . all genres—that teach us something about writing. The Book: A Coffin For Dimitrios The Author: Eric Ambler The Movie: The Mask of Dimitrios (1945) dir. Jean Negulesco The Lessons: Pace, Setting, Character, Dialog, The Obvious [...]