Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: Advice and Confessions on Writing, Love, and Cannibals by Dinty W. Moore

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Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Pages: 193
My rating: 4 stars
Ages: 16+

After having gathered questions from his writer friends, Moore attempts to answer them, and in the process creates "the most important book ever published."

This book was so much fun! Moore answer each letter's question with his own letter and then a personal essay illustrating the point.

The letters from the writers are funny themselves, and then Moore's answers and essay just make them more funny. This isn't your usual book about writing--the usual rules or dry prose. There is a bit of wry-ness, some satirical-ness in the way the Moore and the others approach writing.

There are a lot of topics covered, mostly in reference to creative nonfiction, from em-dashes (my favorite punctuation, unless they ever decide to make the interrobang a thing and then it will be dethroned) to why there is an "ess" in "essay."

Fun to read, quick, and rather informative.

*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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