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Suggested Reading: The Writer’s Practice: Building Confidence in Your Nonfiction Writing (Penguin, February) by John Warner

It may be a cliché, but “practice makes perfect” remains a solid approach to improving one’s skills as a writer, and John Warner’s book on craft offers organic, interactive, and relevant strategies for doing just that. The author of five books, including the novel (Soho Press, 2011);; a columnist for the ; and a writing teacher with more than twenty years of experience at the college level, Warner takes the reader step by step through the process of writing nonfiction by dissecting key concepts such as audience, tone, and revision, offering inspiring writing exercises along the way.

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