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Reading Like a Writer

A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

By Francine Prose
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Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them by Francine Prose

Reading Like a Writer (2006) shows us how to read literary masterpieces with open eyes. These blinks explain the patterns of writing that make fiction memorable, powerful and authentic, helping us slow down our reading and find more enjoyable experiences in every book.

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“When was the last time you sat down and got lost in a novel for hours? In an age of digital skim-reading, we lost our ability to indulge in great literature. These blinks will teach you how to slow down and and get a great deal of joy out of the timeless classics.”

– Jonas, German Content Editor

  • Avid readers who want to get more out of their fiction-reading experience
  • Writers and those dreaming of becoming one
  • Anyone who promised themselves they’d read the classics, but hasn’t managed to yet

Francine Prose is a best-selling author and essay writer. She’s also won several literary prizes and was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2000 for her novel, Blue Angel.

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