Sentences are alive. Done well, they can help us see the world anew.
To create such sentences you need fresh, varied rhythms and imagery. In this creative writing journal, Nina Schuyler, award-winning author of the bestseller HOW TO WRITE STUNNING SENTENCES, presents 80 new prompts that show the breathtaking stretch of language. With stunning sentences from beloved writers like Toni Morrison, Lauren Groff, Virginia Woolf, and Jesmyn Ward, coupled with Nina’s precise analysis, you will be excited to create your own striking sentences. This journal will renew your writing skills and allow you to see through any sentence to the bones of style.
“Nina Schuyler's book is a creative antidote for anyone experiencing stuckedness, malaise, bad news, the doldrums. And just as useful for those who aren't feeling stuck but just want fresh, new ways to charge their writing. In her book you'll find a host of stunning sentences and prompts for she's a finder, she knows how to find the stunners, then shows you through specific examples how to bring forth your own great lines.” - Toni Mirosevich, author of Spell Heaven: and Other Stories
Literary Nonfiction. Writing & Composition. Poetics. Workbook.
Nina Schuyler's novel, Afterword, will be published by Clash Books in 2023, and her short story collection, In this Ravishing World, which won the W.S. Porter Prize for Short Story Collections and the Prism Prize for Climate Literature, will be published by Regal House Publishing in 2024. Her novel, The Translator, won the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction and was a finalist for the William Saroyan International Writing Prize.