The Writer's Digest Guide to Good WritingBook - 1994
Writers will turn here for instruction and encouragement from many of writing's most influential authors. Drawn from past issues of Writer's Digest magazine, these articles resonate with writing wisdom.
-- Erle Stanley Gardner, of Perry Mason fame, on dialogue
-- Western legend Louis L'Amour on characterization
-- the young Stephen King on horror fiction
-- Pulitzer Prize winner Marc Connelly on playwriting philosophy
-- S.S. Van Dine, on mystery writing
-- Harlan Ellison on dedication to craft
-- Plus short observations from Michael Crichton, Eudora Welty, Joyce Carol Oates, Kurt Vonnegut, Alex Haley, Ray Bradbury, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ring W. Lardner, Upton Sinclair, H.G. Wells, John Grisham, Thornton Wilder, Anne Rice, John Steinbeck, Rod Serling, James Michener, Tom Clancy, Barbara Cartland and many others.