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By Richard Cohen

For an individual who has ever pointed out with a personality from fiction, been seduced via a primary sentence or been profoundly moved by way of a story’s finish, how you can Write Like Tolstoy is a superb and illuminating trip into the minds and imaginations of the world’s maximum writers.

What made Nabokov select the identify Lolita? Why did Fitzgerald inform the nice Gatsby within the first individual? How did Kerouac, who raged opposed to revision, eventually come to revise at the highway? Why did Martin Amis quit on writing approximately intercourse? Veteran editor Richard Cohen attracts on an unlimited and eclectic reservoir of information to bare what makes reliable prose start. From plot and personality improvement to discussion and perspective, the motivations, obsessions, tips and abilities of a bunch of significant novelists are delivered to the fore, their released works mined and personal ideals unearthed. There’s the character of originality as plagiarism is mentioned, and a weighing of the percentages whilst attempting to write approximately actual intimacies. and the way to begin…Or finish? From first web page to final, how one can Write Like Tolstoy is a distinct exploration of the act and paintings of writing, one that enriches our adventure of interpreting either the

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