Stein on Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies

Sol Stein
Published in 1995
by St. Martin’s Griffin

“This is not a book of theory. It is a book of usable solutions—how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place.” In this practical and comprehensive book on writing prose, author and editor Sol Stein provides a guide through the essential concerns of craft: intentions, plotting, tension and suspense, dialogue, sensory description, revision, and more. The book covers both fiction and nonfiction, as well as overlapping elements, and is full of anecdotes and exemplary passages from other works of literature.