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Old 05-15-2020, 02:40 AM
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Looking for recommendations for how-to-write-essays books


I'd like to get a little into writing prose, specifically essays - not the academic type that is required as a deliverable in tertiary education (I've written my fair share of those), but rather the lengthier, more literary essays in which you elaborate in depth upon a thought or idea. Does anyone here have recommendations for books with helpful advice on how to make them more effective? When I google for how-to-write-essays books, I get plenty of material targeting college students, but not really what I am after.
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