- Author : Richard Cohen
- Release Date : 01 September 2016
- Publisher : Simon and Schuster
- Genre : Biography & Autobiography
- Pages : 352 pages
- ISBN 13 : 9781786070227
Download or read book entitled How to Write Like Tolstoy by author: Richard Cohen which was release on 01 September 2016 and published by Simon and Schuster with total page 352 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. A Spectator Best Book of the Year ‘There are three rules for writing a novel,’ Somerset Maugham once said. ‘Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.’ So how to bring characters to life, find a voice, kill your darlings, avoid plagiarism (or choose not to), or run that most challenging of literary gauntlets—writing a good sex scene? Veteran editor and author Richard Cohen takes us on a fascinating excursion into the lives and minds of our greatest writers—from Balzac and Eliot to Woolf and Nabokov, through to Zadie Smith and Stephen King, with a few mischievous detours to Tolstoy along the way. In a glittering tour d’horizon, he lays bare their tricks, motivations, techniques, obsessions and flaws.