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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor Canada; 1 edition (Dec 16 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385659989
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385659987
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.2 x 22.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #352,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“By turns curious, amusing, insightful, honest . . . sensible . . . useful . . . endearing . . . exuberant . . . and fun to read.” -- John Fraser, National Post

“Nobody writes popular history the way Pierre Berton does. He is the undisputed Canadian king of the genre.” -- The Calgary Herald

“Canada’s most accomplished popular historian.” -- The Gazette (Montreal)

“Berton is . . . a master storyteller. He has a newsman’s eye for a yarn and a character, knowing that it’s people who make his work memorable.” -- The Edmonton Journal

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Drawing on his fifty years as an award-winning journalist and author of some of the finest books on Canadian history, Pierre Berton has written a witty and practical guide for writers. With almost every book a bestseller, clearly this writer knows what it takes to succeed in the publishing world. From the all-important rule of "knowing your audience" and other essential writing tips to down-to-earth advice on dealing with agents, publishers, and editors, The Joy of Writing" covers every aspect of non-fiction writing and includes interviews with twenty-seven of Canada's leading writers. Illustrated with more than thirty manuscript pages from Pierre Berton's own works.
Includes Interviews With: Alex Barris - Ted Barris - Jack Batten - Fred Bodsworth - June Callwood - Stevie Cameron - Robert Collins - Elaine Dewar - Will Ferguson - Trent Frayne - Bob Fulford - Charlotte Gray - Richard Gwyn - Stephen Kimber - Ken McGoogan - Roy McGregor - Linda McQuaig - Farley Mowat - Knowlton Nash - Peter Newman - Stephanie Nolen - John Sawatsky - Russell Smith - Edna Staebler - Walter Stewart - Betty Jane Wylie - Jan Wong

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