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by Steven Gilbar
who had to love reading, learned to read. May 19, 2010 David R. Godine rated it it was amazing. Shelves: words-and-humor. The Open Door is a reader's delight, a book to be savored, to browse through time and again. It has an endearingly personal tone, as if the reader had been invited to sit down for a short visit with each of the writers.
Godine in association with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.
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Published in conjunction with the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress to celebrate the Year of the Young Reader. Excerpts of one to three pages from the work of 29 writers, either autobiographical or nearly so. Includes photographs and brief biographical notes.
How did you learn to read? By Thriftbooks. com User, February 26, 2005. It was first published in 1989. The preface is by Barbara Bush who was the Honorary Chairperson of The Year of the Young Reader,a national campaign initiated by the Library of Congress to encourage young people to love books and reading.
When Writers First Learned to Read. Published June 1, 1989 by David R Godine.
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My experiences were like many of those writers whose recollections were gathered in my earlier anthology, The Open Door: When Writers First Learned to Read.
Reading in Bed: Personal Essays on the Glories of Reading. My experiences were like many of those writers whose recollections were gathered in my earlier anthology, The Open Door: When Writers First Learned to Read. Over the years I have dallied with television and movies, of course, but, to me, there is a rapture in delivering oneself into the hands of a good writer that other media simply cannot duplicate. a pleasure to be found only between the covers. I wish to thank Dean Stewart and Stephen Weiner for steering me to unsuspected sources and for their support.
Learn how to describe, build the plot, build a character Just by cramming the story on the pages.
Learn how to describe, build the plot, build a character. Recognize patterns, study the tone of voice and pace. Steal and make it your own. Usually, when I’m reading a book in a genre similar to what I’m writing at the moment, I feel extra inspired. Especially when I read just before I start writing. Write a ‘Crammy’ First Draft. Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open. Just by cramming the story on the pages. Without judgment, with the door closed, only writing for himself. These goals are ambitious, and for me not manageable. I’m no full-time writer. But I do love his habitual and structural sense.
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