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Draft No. 4

John McPhee

Master the art of long-form nonfiction with Draft No. 4, a guide written by legendary author and teacher John McPhee. In a collection of expertly crafted essays, McPhee shares insights he's gathered over his career and refined while teaching at Princeton University. He covers everything from arrangement and diction to revision and the delicate art of getting sources to reveal more. Enriched with diagrams and personal anecdotes, Draft No. 4 is a vivid depiction of the writing process that's sure to delight and inspire any aspiring writer.
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@BillCaraher Draft No 4 by John MacPhee is the single best book I read on book arcs and pacing. Leaves the others in the dust. King and Lamott and others are more aimed at fiction. Have them read Erik Larson Devil in the White City-nonfiction that reads like fiction.      source
Describes to all of us who struggle with words the struggle of writing.      source