writers and genres, some recommendations and a poem: Procedure for writing non-fiction

English: Silver Pencil Sharpener

English: Silver Pencil Sharpener (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

fiction – Pete Dexter

biography – Robert Caro

crime – Lawrence Block

essays – E.B. White

short plays – Sam Shepard

screenplays – Robert Towne  and Preston Sturges

my old poem

Procedure for writing non-fiction

Spin around three times in your swivel chair.
Cast over each shoulder the mixture
Of pencil sharpener shavings and eraser fragments.

Look at the empty page.

Close your eyes and say:

E.B. White
E.B. White
E.B. White

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