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144 pages, Paperback
First published January 1, 2002
the moment anyone tries to make poems or stories of ideas alone he is at the edge of absurdity; he can only harangue, never interest and persuade, because ideas in their conceptual state are simply not dramatic.
A mannered style is more often than not a sign that a writer hasn't much to say.
Creative writing, whether it takes the form of poem, short story, novel, play, personal essay, or even biography or history, is sure to involve some search for meaning, some element of wonder or discovery, a degree of personal involvement in the result…
One looks for evidence that eyes and ears are acute and active, and that there is some capacity to find words for conveying what the senses perceive and what sense perceptions do to the mind that perceives them.