Several Short Sentences About Writing

Verlyn Klinkenborg
Published in 2012
by Knopf

Verlyn Klinkenborg draws from his years of experience as a writer and teacher of writing to offer fresh pieces of wisdom about the writing process in this insightful book on writing. Written in short prose bursts, Several Short Sentences About Writing provides tried-and-tested starting points, ideas, and experiments for writers at any level. Practical and inspirational, the lessons in this book focus on the structure and intention of a sentence and how each impacts a story. “Imagine it this way,” writes Klinkenborg. “One by one, each sentence takes the stage. It says the very thing it comes into existence to say. Then it leaves the stage.”