This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)
|Title:||How to Write|
|Publisher:||The Bodley Head|
|Tags:||instructional, non-fiction, writing|
This instructional book was written for beginner writers, and those who wish to begin. The lessons are informative, witty and entertaining, making it a delight to read and learn. Twelve chapters: The Desire to Write, The Laws of Grammar and Free Speech, The Mystery and Magic of Words, The Complete Thought Called a Sentence, The Art of Narration, Good and Bad Language, How to Write History, How to Write Historical Novels, How Not to Write Poetry, How Not to Write More Poetry, How to Write Humour, How to Write More Humour. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Leacock, Stephen Butler
Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) was a Canadian author. Born in England, his family moved to Canada when he was six years old. The family settled in Sutton, Ontario on the south shore of Lake Simcoe. A bright student, he went to Upper Canada College where he was top of his class. After a brief stint at teaching (which he loathed) he eventually went on to become chair of the Department of Economics and Political Science at McGill University. Although he wrote several books on these august subjects, he is best known for his light satirical and humorous writing, in particular, "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town". (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)
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