Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: Advice and Confessions on Writing, Love, and Cannibals by Dinty W. Moore
Sometimes even writers have questions about writing – am I doing it right, am I missing anything, what exactly is a semicolon etc. Luckily, Dinty Moore’s new book, Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy, tackles these questions and more. With a deft hand and a quick wit, Moore hilariously responds to queries from top-notch writers while simultaneously entertaining the idea that writing – and our discussions of it – don’t have to be quite so serious. Filled with puns, anecdotes, and doodles, Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy has something for everyone; even answers for angsty authors.
Dinty W. Moore is an accomplished writer and essayist, having penned multiple titles, including The Mindful Writer, Crafting the Personal Essay, and his memoir Between Panic and Desire. He also currently directs the creative writing program at Ohio University.
Praise for Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy:
“. . . . a guide to writing essays that is both brilliantly instructive and wonderfully entertaining. . . . Highly recommended for writers and anyone who loves to laugh out loud while they read.” — Library Journal (starred review)
“[Moore’s] witty and disarming new book is framed as an advice column for accomplished writers. . . He is fun to read (don’t miss Mr Plimpton’s Revenge: A Google Maps Essay, in Which George Plimpton Delivers My Belated and Well-Deserved Comeuppance). And he sneaks in answers so we are left with a touch of wisdom as well as laughter.” — BBC.com