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The Writing Book

Author : Kate Grenville
ISBN : 186448943X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book takes the reader through the process of writing fiction - Character - Voice - Dialogue - Description - Design - Revision - Submitting a manuscript.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Writing Book

Author : Sheena Cameron
ISBN : 0473236877
Genre : English language
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"Guide to teaching writing at emergent, early and fluent levels. It includes practical information that will support primary and middle school teachers to plan and deliver an effective writing programme"--Back cover.
Category: English language

The Writing Book

Author : Jean Bennett
ISBN : 059043361X
Genre : Writing
File Size : 60.25 MB
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Category: Writing

The Writing Book

Author : Joan G. Roloff
ISBN : 0024771201
Genre : English language
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Category: English language

The Writing Kaleidoscope

Author : Kathryn Benander
ISBN : PSU:000046188458
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Using an integrated approach, this text focuses on the process of writing, critical reading techniques, and the use of Standard English grammar in formal writing. Each of the ten chapters contains challenging and thought-provoking readings (both professional and student) and instruction and applications in writing and related grammar. The scope of the text ranges from defining sentences and paragraphs to drafting and organizing a whole essay. Assignments require students to use reading, writing, and grammar knowledge and to use newspapers, dictionaries, library resources, and other commonly ignored resources — so that they become lifelong learners, rather than simply learning a few isolated skills.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Writing Of The Disaster

Author : Maurice Blanchot
ISBN : 9780803277472
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Modern history is haunted by the disasters of the century--world wars, concentration camps, Hiroshima, and the Holocaust--grief, anger, terror, and loss beyond words, but still close, still impending. How can we write or think about disaster when by its very nature it defies speech and compels silence, burns books and shatters meaning? The Writing of the Disaster reflects upon efforts to abide in disaster's infinite threat. First published in French in 1980, it takes up the most serious tasks of writing: to describe, explain, and redeem when possible, and to admit what is not possible. Neither offers consolation. Maurice Blanchot has been praised on both sides of the Atlantic for his fiction and criticism. The philosopher Emmanuel Levinas once remarked that Blanchot's writing is a "language of pure transcendence, without correlative." Literary theorist and critic Geoffrey Hartman remarked that Blanchot's influence on contemporary writers "cannot be overestimated."
Category: Literary Criticism

The Writing Habit

Author : David Huddle
ISBN : 0874516684
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Offers advice, techniques, and reflections on the craft of writing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Little Red Writing Book

Author : Brandon Royal
ISBN : 9781897393208
Genre : Reference
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For Writing Aficionados from All Walks of Life This book is based on a simple but powerful observation: Students and young professionals who develop outstanding writing skills do so primarily by mastering a limited number of the most important writing principles, which they use over and over again. This statement begs the question: What are these recurring principles? The answer to this question is the basis of this material. "The Little Red Writing Book" is especially suitable for high school students wanting to master the basics of expository writing. It is also suitable for college students seeking a review of basic writing skills. A wealth of examples, charts, and engaging exercises makes this book an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to master those skills that will make a good writer even better. Brandon Royal is an award-winning writer whose educational authorship includes "The Little Gold Grammar Book, The Little Red Writing Book Deluxe Edition, The Little Green Math Book, The Little Blue Reasoning Book, " and "Reasoning with Numbers." During his tenure working in Hong Kong for US-based Kaplan Educational Centers a Washington Post subsidiary and the largest test-preparation organization in the world Brandon honed his theories of teaching and education and developed a set of key learning principles to help define the basics of writing, grammar, math, and reasoning. A Canadian by birth and graduate of the University of Chicago s Booth School of Business, his interest in writing began after completing writing courses at Harvard University. Since then he has authored a dozen books and reviews of his books have appeared in "Time Asia" magazine, "Publishers Weekly, Library Journal of America, Midwest Book Review, The Asian Review of Books, Choice Reviews Online, Asia Times Online, " and Brandon is a five-time winner of the International Book Awards, a five-time gold medalist at the President s Book Awards, as well as a winner of the Global eBook Awards, the USA Book News Best Book Awards, and recipient of the 2011 Educational Book of the Year award as presented by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. The articulate exposition of Royal s twenty principles of writing fit neatly into 128 short, accessible (paperback) pages. I recommend this wonder to all my writing students. Perhaps one day writing committees will wisely follow suit and make this a primary text for all writing courses at their schools. --Ray Turner, B.A., MA (Communications), Writing Instructor and Former Educational Administrator, Corpus Christi TX, USA
Category: Reference

The Writing Circle

Author : Sylvia Gunnery
ISBN : 9781551382173
Genre : Education
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Writing circles empower students with a cooperative learning environment. They provide teachers with opportunities to observe, advise, learn, teach, and take part in discussion. This exciting new book offers everything you need to know about forming writing circles, including sample lessons, learning goals, revision techniques, and tips for encouraging the use of reference tools.
Category: Education

The Writing Of American History

Author : Michael Kraus
ISBN : 080612234X
Genre : History
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Events which become historical, says Michael Kraus, do not live on because of their mere occurrence. They survive when writers re-create them and thus preserve for posterity their otherwise fleeting existence. Paul Revere's ride, for example, might well have vanished from the records had not Longfellow snatched it from approaching oblivion and given it a dramatic spot in American history. Now Revere rides on in spirited passages in our history books. In this way the recorder of events becomes almost as important as the events themselves. In other words, historiography-the study of historians and their particular contributions to the body of historical records-must not be ignored by those who seriously wish to understand the past.When the first edition of Michael Kraus's Writing of American History was published, a reviewer for the New York Herald Tribune wrote: "No serious study of our national origins and development can afford not to have such an aid as this at his elbow." The book quickly came to be regarded as one of the few truly standard general surveys of American historiography, invaluable as a reference book, as a textbook, and as a highly readable source of information for the interested general reader. This new edition with coauthor Davis D. Joyce confirms its position as the definitive work in the field.Concise yet comprehensive, here is an analysis of the writers and writings of American history from the Norse voyages to modern times. The book has its roots in Kraus's pioneering History of American History, published in 1937, a unique and successful attempt to cover in one volume the entire sweep of American historical activity. Kraus revised and updated the book in 1953, when it was published under the present title. Now, once again, the demand for its revision has been met.Davis D. Joyce, with the full cooperation and approval of Kraus, has thoroughly revised and brought up to date the text of the 1953 edition. The clarity and evenhandedness of Kraus's text has been carefully preserved. The last three chapters add entirely new material, surveying the massive and complex body of American historical writing since World War II: "Consensus: American Historical Writing in the 1950s," "Conflict: American Historical Writing in the 1960s," and "Complexity: American Historical Writing in the 1970s-and Beyond."Michael Kraus, Professor Emeritus at City College of New York, received the Ph.D. from Columbia University and in his long career established himself as one of America's foremost historiographers.Davis D.Joyce is Professor Emeritus of History, East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma, and is the author of HOWARD ZINN: A RADICAL AMERICAN VISION and ALTERNATIVE OKLAHOMA: CONTRARIAN VIEWS OF THE SOONER STATE. He teaches part-time at Rogers State University, Claremore, Oklahoma.
Category: History


Author : John McPhee
ISBN : 9781925626704
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The long-awaited guide to writing long-form nonfiction by the legendary author and teacher. Draft No. 4 is a master class on the writer’s craft. John McPhee shares insights he has gathered over his long career, and has refined while teaching at Princeton University, where he has nurtured some of the most highly regarded writers of our time. He discusses structure, diction and tone, observing that ‘readers are not supposed to notice the structure. It is meant to be about as visible as someone’s bones’. This book is a vivid depiction of the writing process, from reporting to drafting to revising—and revising and revising. Draft No. 4 is enriched by personal reflections on the life of a writer. McPhee recalls his early years at Time magazine, and describes his enduring relationships with the New Yorker and with his publisher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Everything in this luminous book is enlivened by his keen sense of writing as a way of being in the world. John McPhee is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He is the author of thirty-two books. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey and is a recipient of the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award. ‘Draft No. 4 belongs on the short shelf of essential books about the craft.’ Wall Street Journal ‘Matchless teaching from a master of the form—seductive, trustworthy and endearingly modest.’ Helen Garner ‘A master class in writing ... Almost every sentence sparkles ... A superb book.’ Kirkus Reviews (starred review) ‘Eight crisply instructive and drolly self-deprecating essays [are] gathered here in this exceptionally entertaining and illuminating book ... [Draft No. 4] is expert, charming, and invigorating.’ Donna Seaman, Booklist ‘McPhee has set the standard for the genre of creative nonfiction ... With humor and aplomb, he recalls anecdotes about how he approached a story: from interviewing and reporting to drafting and revising, to working with editors and publishers ... A well-wrought road map to navigating the twists and turns, thrills and pitfalls, and joys and sorrows of the writer’s journey.’ Donna Marie Smith, Library Journal ‘[Draft No. 4 is] not a general how-to-do-it manual but a personal how-I-did-it of richer depth—not bouillon cubes, but rich stock ... McPhee lays it all out with the wit of one who believes that ‘writing has to be fun at least once in a pale blue moon.’ Publishers Weekly ‘A marvellous new book...A fascinating book for anyone interested in writing.’ Australian ‘Anyone aspiring to make a living from writing long-form journalism or literary non-fiction should read this book, absorb its lessons on the art of crafting clear and compelling prose, and then accept that the professional world McPhee was lucky enough to inhabit is now gone.’ Scotsman
Category: Literary Criticism

The Writing Coach

Author : Lee Clark Johns
ISBN : 1401833284
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Writing Coach walks writers through the writing process--from planning, organizing, and writing strategies applied to long and short documents, through editing and revising final drafts. It replaces the traditional how-to texts for writing reports, memos, and letters with a decision-making process that taps the critical thinking skills and experience of adult learners. The Writing Coach is ideal for use as the complete notebook for a short seminar or as the process-based foundation for a longer course that includes participants' writing samples. Individuals also will find it useful for self-directed study and as a reference tool.
Category: Business & Economics

The Writing Teacher S Handbook

Author : Jo Phenix
ISBN : 9781551381428
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Writing Teacher's Handbook provides practical guidance for teachers to create classrooms where students thrive as writers. This comprehensive book explores a wealth of ideas for nurturing student writers. Organized for the busy classroom teacher, The Writing Teacher's Handbook includes suggestions for managing the classroom, developing a writing schedule, and motivating students. In classrooms where students do a lot of writing, teachers can be overwhelmed by the need to mark student work. The book offers sage advice and useful tools for assessment and record-keeping. Ready-to-copy lessons deal with a variety of writing techniques, from a review of the writing process, to generating parallel plots for popular folk tales, to a generic 3-step approach to planning a story.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Everything Creative Writing Book

Author : Wendy Burt-thomas
ISBN : 9781440501531
Genre : Reference
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Many people can write. But writing well enough to get published takes hours of practice, the ability to take criticism, and expert advice. Filled with stories and tips from published authors, this easy-to-use guide teaches you the basics of the writing craft. Whether you want to create poems or plays, children's books or online blogs, romance novels or a memoir, you'll learn to write more effectively and creatively. Published author, editor, and PR consultant Wendy Burt-Thomas covers all aspects of writing, including how to: Prepare to write, from planning to research to organization Properly structure your piece to fit your chosen genre Stay focused during the drafting and editing processes Work with other authors Overcome writer's block Market your writing
Category: Reference

The Writing On The Wall

Author : Dean Hughes
ISBN : 1606411721
Genre : Christian fiction, American
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Category: Christian fiction, American

The Writing Of Exile

Author : Wojciech Kalaga
ISBN : IND:30000086189796
Genre : Authors, Exiled
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Category: Authors, Exiled

The Writing Notebooks

Author : Helene Cixous
ISBN : 9781441184948
Genre : Philosophy
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Hélène Cixous is among the most influential and original literary critics and feminist thinkers of our time. This volume reproduces - for the first time, in any language - a collection of pages from her original writing notebooks, offering a unique insight into her radical thought and work. The material gathered here ranges across the full spectrum of Cixous' writing, including the concept of écriture féminine, and the starting points and sources of inspiration for her poetry and prose. The editor's introduction succinctly outlines the central tenets of Cixous' theory of writing. Each extract is accompanied by editorial commentary and a translation, both by Susan Sellers. The book concludes with an interview with Cixous herself, in which she discusses the writing process, her own criticism, fiction and poetry and the value and importance of these notebooks. Students and teachers of literature, psychoanalysis, philosophy and feminist theory will find this an illuminating and inspiring collection of writings. Edited by Susan Sellers, Professor of English and Related Literature at the Univeristy of St Andrews.
Category: Philosophy

The Writing Of Fiction

Author : Edith Wharton
ISBN : 9781476790565
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A rare work of nonfiction from Edith Wharton, The Writing of Fiction contains brilliant advice on writing from the first woman ever to win a Pulitzer Prize -- for her first novel The Age of Innocence. In The Writing of Fiction, Wharton provides general comments on the roots of modern fiction, the various approaches to writing a piece of fiction, and the development of form and style. She also devotes entire chapters to the telling of a short story, the construction of a novel, and the importance of character and situation in the novel. Not only a valuable treatise on the art of writing, The Writing of Fiction also allows readers to experience the inimitable but seldom heard voice of one of America's most important and beloved writers, and includes a final chapter on the pros and cons of Marcel Proust.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines