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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 How to Write a 'How to Write' Book: The Writer as Entrepreneur
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'This paper considers the genre of the writing text. It canvasses a number of types, asks why authors direct their creative energies into this kind of project, and notes the most common strategies that they employ. It discusses the work of writers with an existing public profile and, therefore, with already acknowledged skills and knowledge in the area. In addition, it raises the question of the writing text as a 'theory-free zone', as a species of writing that acts as if it can escape theory because it has no other agenda than to inspire and teach.' (Authors' Introduction)


  • Epigraph: Or gradus ad Parnassum, for those who might like to learn. The book [paper] is not addressed to those who have arrived at full knowledge of the subject without knowing the facts. (Ezra Pound, ABC of Reading)

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