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Francine Prose

Reading Like a Writer

by Francine Prose

Reading Like a Writer

Francine Prose

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Reading Like A Writer shows us how paying close attention to world-famous authors not only helps us get a lot more from our reading, but also teaches us to be better writers ourselves.

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Reading Like a Writer

by Francine Prose

Reading Like a Writer

Francine Prose

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Although the title of this book suggests it's aimed at those who want to become writers themselves, it's also beneficial for readers since it helps us improve our understanding of what we read. The inner workings of reading and writing are fascinating: speed reading and analytical can help us become better thinkers, for example.

Published in 2006 by Francine Prose, author of over 30 books in both fiction and non-fiction, Reading Like a Writer takes examples from over 100 pieces of tried and true literary classics and shows us how to make sense of them - so their wisdom can improve our lives.

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"I've always found that the better the book I'm reading, the smarter I feel, or, at least, the more able I am to imagine that I might, someday, become smarter."

Francine Prose

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Francine Prose

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