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Readings for Writers: Pick of the Week 12/12/14

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Every few weeks, a member of the Grub community recommends a book they find helpful or inspirational from a craft perspective. This week, instructor Chip Cheek recommends one of his favorite craft books. 

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them, by Francine Prose: The title says it all. This is a fantastic book, a bestseller, published in 2006, by a wonderful novelist. The single best way to learn how to write is to read widely and deeply and closely, and Prose is excellent at teaching the craft ...

December 12, 2014 | Chip Cheek

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Readings For Writers: Pick of the Week 10/13/14

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Every other week, a member of the Grub community recommends a book they find helpful or inspirational from a craft perspective. This week, Grub's Head Instructor Chip Cheek recommends his favorite novel. 

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson is possibly my single favorite novel; I read it for the language—beautiful, lyric—and her extended metaphors and images; it’s about two orphaned sisters raised by an eccentric aunt near a glacial lake. Gilead is also wonderful, won the Pulitzer a few years ago. (There’s a follow-up to that book, Home, which is less good, but still good.) And she’s a phenomenal ...

October 13, 2014 | Chip Cheek

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