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Chance's Take on Books

I'm a novelist who loves to read and discuss all things word-bound.

Currently reading

Swann's Way
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis
Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style
Virginia Tufte
The Chicago Manual of Style
John Grossman, Margaret D. Mahan
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Steve Earle
Writing for Story: Craft Secrets of Dramatic Nonfiction - Jon Franklin I enjoy reading books on the craft of writing. This one is basic, and directed at nonfiction, meaning more craft than inspiration, more clarity than creativity. Although I doubt it'll influence my own fiction, I suspect I'll read journalists' stories with a different appreciation and eye for structure. So, well done, 3.5 rating, but no socks were blown off in the revelation of craft secrets.