Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process

  • 6h 49m 11s
  • John McPhee
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2017

Draft No. 4 is an elucidation of the writer's craft by a master practitioner. In a series of playful but expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he's gathered over his career and refined during his long-running course at Princeton University, where he has launched some of the most esteemed writers of several generations. McPhee offers a definitive guide to the crucial decisions regarding structure, diction, and tone that shape nonfiction pieces and presents extracts from some of his best-loved work, subjecting them to wry scrutiny. The result is a vivid depiction of the writing process, from reporting to drafting to revising - and revising, and revising.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Progression
  • Chapter 2 - Structure
  • Chapter 3 - Editors & Publisher
  • Chapter 4 - Elicitation
  • Chapter 5 - Frame of Reference
  • Chapter 6 - Checkpoints
  • Chapter 7 - Draft No. 4
  • Chapter 8 - Omission