28 December 2012

The Art of Writing by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Lois Stevenson
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The Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer, Robert Louis Stevenson died a hundred and eighteen years ago on the 3rd of December 1894.

Best known for Treasure Island, Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde he was also very interested in the craft of writing. In The Art of Writing Stevenson sets out a series of essays, offering advice on subjects ranging from finding inspiration to the technical methods of writing. He considers the choice of words, plotting and style and discusses the potential for good that literature has - and the responsibility of the writer to use that power wisely.

The full text  is available online through The Literature Project, a collection of free classic books, poems, speeches, and plays. Click HERE to read The Art of Writing.

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