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Most people know a good sentence when they read one, but New York Times columnist Stanley Fish says most of us don’t really know how to write them ourselves. His new book, How To Write A Sentence: And How To Read One, is part ode, part how-to guide to the art of the well-constructed sentence.
Many authors fear writer’s block. But its opposite — hypergraphia, the driving compulsion to write — can be equally debilitating. A new book called The Midnight Disease considers the relationship between the wiring of the brain, writing and creativity. NPR’s Renee Montagne talks with author and neurologist Alice Flaherty.