The little red writing book mark tredinnick pdf
The Little Red Writing Book by Mark TredinnickThis book is lovingly written, and has a few good tips, but overall theres just too much fluff and not enough substance. The voice is engaging, however, and some of the anecdotes are quite nice. Hes also a little hyper-focused on sentence construction instead of overall composition, paragraphing, etc.
The poetics portion is all right, but face it, most folks have tin ears, and pretty much everybody has learned the difference between simile and metaphor by the time theyre halfway through High School.
Not to mention that musicality in language is lost on pretty much everybody, myself included.
One final note to the author: we dont all want to write like Virginia Woolf and Cormac McCarthy. No need to keep quoting them.
The Little Red Writing Book
Mark Tredinnick born is a celebrated Australian poet , essayist and teacher. Once upon a time he was a lawyer. A distinctly Australian poet but also a poet of the world, Tredinnick has been described as 'one of our great poets of place—not just of geographic place, but of the spiritual and moral landscapes as well—a Whitmanesque Emily Dickinson of the southern hemisphere. His poems 'work elegantly and intimately over a huge terrain. I have grown deeply attached to the physicality and mystery of landforms and language.
The author tells us what we need to know as writers and shows us how its done with grace and care. He offers fresh and memorable examples of good writing with a music-makers ear for words in tune. He guides us with personality and commonsense, from precision editing to poetic freedoms, all the time making complex things clear and simple. This is a book for every writers backpack. At once a practical guide to writing better and a deeply personal exploration of the writers craft it is that rarest of things: a writing manual that actually works.
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Mark Tredinnick's poetry book launch at Pitt Street Poetry
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Not sad. Time Magazine wanted to do a major photo shoot but we said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway! What could be better than a Stop. Grammar Time. A Stop. But you can use the voucher to enrol in a class, so it all works out.
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