writing-school love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A school or an academy where handwriting or calligraphy is taught.

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  • It was followed by equally satirical mini-masterpieces, notably the demolition of the “Famous Writers” racket, in which supposed men of letters like Bennett Cerf put their names to a rip-off writing-school scheme, and by “Checks and Balances at the Sign of the Dove,” certainly the finest revenge ever taken by a customer on a pretentious restaurant.

    Poison Pen

  • It was followed by equally satirical mini-masterpieces, notably the demolition of the “Famous Writers” racket, in which supposed men of letters like Bennett Cerf put their names to a rip-off writing-school scheme, and by “Checks and Balances at the Sign of the Dove,” certainly the finest revenge ever taken by a customer on a pretentious restaurant.

    Poison Pen

  • Edwin Frank: I'm not sure, in any case, that Dreiser's famously lousy style isn't a virtue, even the main virtue of his work; that it isn't precisely in the ragged texture of his text -- rather than the well-observed concrete particulars that modern-day journalism and writing-school students are alike taught to gather like posies mostly missing from Dreiser's work -- that the reality of whatever his realism may be emerges.

    Archive 2004-06-01

  • I have not been to a writing-school, nor yet gone thro 'a regular course of Copy-lines at home.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Obviously it became a great writing-school, where the copyists consciously or unconsciously wrote according to the prevailing fashion of the place; and there have been, and there are, experts who could tell you whether this or that document was or was not written in this or that monastic Scriptorium.

    The Coming of the Friars

  • The boys looked at it, and a Beggar, who had formerly been in a writing-school and now looked like a sea-bear, said:

    The Burgomaster's Wife — Complete

  • The boys looked at it, and a Beggar, who had formerly been in a writing-school and now looked like a sea-bear, said:

    The Burgomaster's Wife — Volume 05

  • So for one winter, as my health was bad and I was frequently ill, for a long time I was allowed to do nothing but attend a writing-school kept by a Mr. Rand.

    Memoirs

  • But Philip's scrawl was like that of 'a' clown just admitted to a writing-school, and the whole margin of a fairly penned despatch perhaps fifty pages long; laid before him for comment and signature by

    PG Edition of Netherlands series — Complete

  • But Philip's scrawl was like that of 'a' clown just admitted to a writing-school, and the whole margin of a fairly penned despatch perhaps fifty pages long; laid before him for comment and signature by

    History of the United Netherlands from the Death of William the Silent to the Twelve Year's Truce — Complete (1584-1609)

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