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Hints for young writers (1914) PDF book by Orison Swett Marden (writing)

Hints for young writers (1914) PDF book by Orison Swett Marden

Hints for young writers

Contents:

The Writer To-Day 7  Live, Then Write 11  The Personality in Your Book  26 Fixed Habit of Work  35 Choosing the Right Word  39 Use Simple Language  49 Conciseness  59 Readability  72 Keep Close to Life  83 Observation and Self-Expression 89  The Capacity for Taking Pains  99 Style and Spirit  120 Commercialization of the Literary Profession 128 The Reserve Behind Expression 134
For centuries it was thought that oratory was the greatest human achievement, the most perfect expression of personal power. It was long supposed that no other form of self-expression developed a man so thoroughly and so effectively, or unfolded his powers so quickly, as the effort to think upon his feet and to express himself before an audience. But many of the laurels that formerly went to the orator are now going to the writer, and I doubt whether there is any other form of self-expression or of achievement which gives such complete satisfaction as the writer’s profession.

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