The Sound on the Page: Great Writers Talk about Style and Voice in Writing by Ben Yagoda

The Sound on the Page: Great Writers Talk about Style and Voice in Writing

byBen Yagoda

Paperback | June 28, 2005

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In writing, style matters. Our favorite writers often entertain, move, and inspire us less by what they say than by how they say it. In The Sound on the Page, acclaimed author, teacher, and critic Ben Yagoda offers practical and incisive help for writers on developing and discovering their own style and voice. This wonderfully rich and readable book features interviews with more than 40 of our most important authors discussing their literary style, including:

Dave Barry
Harold Bloom
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
Bill Bryson
Michael Chabon
Andrei Codrescu
Junot Díaz
Adam Gopnik
Jamaica Kincaid
Michael Kinsley
Elmore Leonard
Elizabeth McCracken
Susan Orlean
Cynthia Ozick
Anna Quindlen
Jonathan Raban
David Thomson
Tobias Wolff

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In writing, style matters. Our favorite writers often entertain, move, and inspire us less by what they say than by how they say it. In The Sound on the Page, acclaimed author, teacher, and critic Ben Yagoda offers practical and incisive help for writers on developing and discovering their own style and voice. This wonderfully rich and...

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Title:The Sound on the Page: Great Writers Talk about Style and Voice in WritingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.69 inPublished:June 28, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060938226

ISBN - 13:9780060938222

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“A stylish exploration of developing a distinctive voice and writing style.”