Friday, February 2, 2018

Draft no. 4

Draft no. 4:  On the writing process / John McPhee, 192 pgs.

McPhee is a writer of nonfiction. Here he reveals some of his history, some of his secrets, most of which boil down to working hard.  I loved the revealing details of various fact checkers and copy editors that work very hard to perfect a piece.  I always thought of writing as a solitary task.

There are so many fun anecdotes and pieces that are revealed to make the whole.  Certainly not a "how to" but occasionally a "how not to."  I loved the authors voice, sense of humor and curiosity.  A gem about the craft of writing.

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