Beyond the First Draft

Beyond the First Draft helps law students and lawyers approach the often difficult task of editing their own writing. The book starts with the fundamental idea that good writing is organized, vigorous, clear, and polished.

Author: Megan McAlpin


ISBN: 1594609985

Category: Law

Page: 156

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Beyond the First Draft helps law students and lawyers approach the often difficult task of editing their own writing. The book starts with the fundamental idea that good writing is organized, vigorous, clear, and polished. Its ultimate goal is to help students and practitioners understand that good writing cannot be accomplished in a single draft; good writers must be good editors. Each chapter of the book is organized around one of the principles of good writing and begins with an editing checklist for accomplishing that principle of good writing. The book explains each item in the checklist, providing students and lawyers with the instruction and straightforward editing tips that they need to become effective editors. Beyond the First Draft was written with law students, practitioners, and legal writing professors in mind. Its straightforward approach makes even those difficult-to-understand grammatical concepts accessible to students and practitioners through frequent, easy-to-understand grammar reminders, explanations, and examples. Students will benefit from the realistic editing exercises at the end of each chapter, which require them to edit full sections of a memo rather than simply doing sentence level exercises. Finally, professors can use the numbered checklists in each chapter to comment on student work, which will make commenting on writing more efficient and will create clear connections between the text and the professor's feedback.

Beyond the First Draft Deep Novel Revision

BEYOND THE FIRST DRAFT supplies the tools to understand and polish every aspect of the novel.

Author: Laurel Yourke

Publisher: Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing

ISBN: 1942545983

Category: Education

Page: 176

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BEYOND THE FIRST DRAFT supplies the tools to understand and polish every aspect of the novel. How do you escalate work from good to great, from a manuscript to a published novel? This comprehensive, accessible book offers not only tips and techniques, but encouragement and motivation. How often do writers say, "What's wrong, and how do I fix it?" As a writing instructor, novelist, and writing coach, Laurel Yourke realizes that the number of writers starved for knowledge of craft is countless. Decades of first-hand experience inspired BEYOND THE FIRST DRAFT. What makes fiction work? Revision! And superficial revision only wastes time. The real transformation begins when the writer examines and reworks the deep structure of scenario, scene, and sentence. Analysis, illustrations, checklists, charts, and exercises help the writer to diagnose the issues directly pertinent to a particular manuscript. Of the many writing guides on the market today, none use this combination of myths and tips to promote clarity and practicality. And since revision can feel overwhelming, the book urges writers not only to assess weaknesses, but to capitalize on individual strengths.

Beyond the First Draft The Art of Fiction

More Advance Praise for Beyond the First Draft “In Beyond the First Draft, John Casey invites the aspiring writer to sit down for coffee with a wise and ...

Author: John Casey

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393244007

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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For students and writers alike, a brilliant guide to the craft of writing by the National Book Award–winning author of Spartina. National Book Award winner John Casey is a masterful novelist who is also an inspiring and beloved teacher. In Beyond the First Draft he offers essential and original insights into the art of writing—and rewriting—fiction. Through anecdotes about other writers’ methods and habits (as well as his own) and close readings of literature from Aristotle to Zola, the essays in this collection offer “suggestions about things to do, things to think about when your writing has got you lost in the woods.” In “Dogma and Anti-dogma” Casey sets out the tried-and-true advice and then comments on when to apply it and when to ignore it. In “What's Funny” he considers the range of comedy from pratfalls to elegant wit. In “In Other Words” he discusses translations and the surprising effects that translating can have on one’s native language. In “Mentors” he pays tribute to those who have guided him and other writers. Throughout the fourteen essays there are notes on voice, point of view, structure, and other crucial elements. This book is an invaluable resource for aspiring writers and a revitalizing companion for seasoned ones.

Bootcamp for Novelists Beyond the First Draft

In BEYOND THE FIRST DRAFT: Writing Techniques of the Pros, bestselling, award-winning author, editor, and writing instructor, Linda Style shares the lectures from her popular Bootcamp for Novelists classes on advanced writing techniques ...

Author: Linda Style

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 149224533X

Category: Reference

Page: 402

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"Are you ready to take your writing to another level? In BEYOND THE FIRST DRAFT: Writing Techniques of the Pros, bestselling, award-winning author, editor, and writing instructor, Linda Style shares the lectures from her popular Bootcamp for Novelists classes on advanced writing techniques that will make your stories stand out from the crowd." --

A Revolution Almost Beyond Expression

Also, because the first draft's addition to Chapter 10 followed Chapter 1 1 , a fresh copy became necessary, explains Mary Lascelles, and "in copying what ...

Author: Jocelyn Harris

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 087413966X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Origins for Persuasion -- The reviser at work : MS chapter 10 to chapters X-XI (1818) -- At the White Hart : MS chapter 11 to chapter XII (1818) -- The history of Buonaparte -- Domestic virtues and national importance -- A critique on Walter Scott -- Prejudice on the side of ancestry -- The worth of Lyme -- The white glare of Bath -- Conclusion: Meaning to have spring again.

Beyond Winning

Given therangeof possible approaches tothis key term (andothers) in Peter's contract, Jan sees several problemsolving ways toaddress the first draft problem ...

Author: Robert H. Mnookin

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674504103

Category: Law

Page: 368

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Conflict is inevitable, in both deals and disputes. Yet when clients call in the lawyers to haggle over who gets how much of the pie, traditional hard-bargaining tactics can lead to ruin. Too often, deals blow up, cases don't settle, relationships fall apart, justice is delayed. Beyond Winning charts a way out of our current crisis of confidence in the legal system. It offers a fresh look at negotiation, aimed at helping lawyers turn disputes into deals, and deals into better deals, through practical, tough-minded problem-solving techniques.

The Draft UNCITRAL Digest and Beyond

Beyond Articles 25-34 and 45-52 of the Draft Digest: An overview My part of ... when UNIDROITauthorized Ernst Rabel to prepare a first draft of a uniform ...

Author: Franco Ferrari

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783866537309

Category: Law

Page: 885

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“The Draft UNCITRAL Digest and Beyond” is one of the most useful single volumes available on the CISG. It includes the full text of the draft “UNCITRAL Digest” which catalogues the cases and arbitral awards to date that have interpreted and applied the CISG on an article by article basis. “The Digest and Beyond” includes also commentary by eminent CISG scholars that addresses issues not yet considered in the cases. With more than 1000 decisions applying the CISG in courts and arbitral tribunals around the world, the UNCITRAL Secretariat charged five CISG experts from a variety of regions with the task of creating a digest of CISG case law. “The Digest and Beyond” includes the draft “UNCITRAL Digest”, even before it is released officially by UNCITRAL. It also goes where the authors of the Digest were not allowed to go, given the narrow mandate within which the drafters were asked to work. Its chapters build upon the work of the “UNCITRAL Digest”. The Digest describes the reasoning and results of existing CISG cases; in “The Digest and Beyond”, the Digest authors analyze those cases, and discuss issues that have not yet arisen in the case law. Thus, in many ways, “The Digest and Beyond” provides scholarship that can direct future cases in areas that have not yet been considered by courts and arbitrators as well as in areas in which contradictory court decisions exist.

Beyond the Market

Katharine Abraham and Robert Hall wrote the first draft of the report's introduction; Barbara Fraumeni prepared a description of the existing national ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309093194

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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The national income and product accounts that underlie gross domestic product (GDP), together with other key economic dataâ€"price and employment statisticsâ€" are widely used as indicators of how well the nation is doing. GDP, however, is focused on the production of goods and services sold in markets and reveals relatively little about important production in the home and other areas outside of markets. A set of satellite accountsâ€"in areas such as health, education, volunteer and home production, and environmental improvement or pollutionâ€"would contribute to a better understanding of major issues related to economic growth and societal well-being. Beyond the Market: Designing Nonmarket Accounts for the United States hopes to encourage social scientists to make further efforts and contributions in the analysis of nonmarket activities and in corresponding data collection and accounting systems. The book illustrates new data sources and new ideas that have improved the prospects for progress.

Wild Beyond Belief

Now it had no relation to the original one, and Lawrence and I had worked up a first draft on a follow-up to the first one. So AIP bought that script and ...

Author: Brian Albright

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786482508

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Exploitation filmmakers played a significant role in revolutionizing American cinema during the 1960s and early 1970s, churning out a string of independent Westerns, biker films, nudie-cuties and horror flicks in record times and often on shoestring budgets. With titles like Horror of the Blood Monsters, Cycle Savages and The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant, these films pushed the boundaries of acceptable on-screen violence and nudity and kept the American theater industry afloat as several major studios teetered on the brink of financial collapse. This work tells the story of that “other” Hollywood through interviews with 16 directors, performers, screenwriters, and stuntmen who helped bring these zero-budget films to the screen against incredible odds. The interviews give insights into exploitation filmmaking from the perspectives of pioneering directors Al Adamson and Jack Hill, actors Jenifer Bishop and Robert Dix, and stuntmen Gary Kent and Gary Littlejohn, and others. The work includes more than 50 photographs, including many rare behind-the-scenes images of the filmmakers on set.

Publishing for Tenure and Beyond

The following remarks by Roger H. Garrison ( from Principles of Good Writing , 1969 ) indicate the importance of the latter : " Nearly all first drafts ...

Author: Franklin H. Silverman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 027596390X

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Deals candidly with the process of publishing for tenure including writing journal articles and scholarly monographs, strategies for creating a publication record, and the ethics of writing.

Shadows Beyond the Flames and Other Stories

Actual work on stories did not begin until 2003, and it took me another five years to complete the first draft of the series.

Author: J. M. Tresaugue


ISBN: 9781257939763

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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Somewhere in the depths within us all we possess good & evil, honorable & shameful, ugly and beautiful. J.M. Tresaugue's Shadows Beyond the Flames and Other Stories proves just that. Within each of us we have the power to do great good, and in the blink of an eye we can turn into a depraved, immoral human being. You find variations of these human characteristics within the contents of stories such as The Manual and Sometimes Always. However, within Graphic Burn we are given a glimpse of what being a better person truly means. There are stories that grip us, stories that shake us to our cores, and stories that inspire. The stories contained within this volume touch on a little of everything; from the macabre, to the hopeful, but mainly the darkness within us. You won't be disappointed with the variety of science fiction, horror, fantasy, strange, unusual, and revenge thrown in for good measure in Shadows Beyond the Flames and Other Stories.

Looking Beyond the Horizon

Second, the team then presented draft results of the impact assessment to farmers in each AEZ and to local experts at the first stakeholder consultations.

Author: William R. Sutton

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821397688

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 177

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Agriculture is one of the most climate-sensitive of all economic sectors. In many countries, such as the fourexamined in Looking Beyond the Horizon, the risks of climate change are an immediate and fundamentalproblem because the majority of the rural population depends either directly or indirectly on agriculture forits livelihood.The risks of climate change to agriculture cannot be eff ectively dealt with—and the opportunities cannot beeff ectively exploited—without a clear plan for aligning agricultural policies with climate change, developingthe capabilities of key agricultural institutions, and investing in infrastructure, support services, and on-farmimprovements. Developing such a plan ideally involves a combination of high-quality quantitative analysis;consultation with key stakeholders, particularly farmers and local agricultural experts; and investments inboth human and physical capital. The diverse experiences of Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic ofMacedonia, Moldova, and Uzbekistan, highlighted in this book, show that it is possible to develop a plan tomeet these objectives—one that is comprehensive and empirically driven as well as consultative and quickto develop.The approach of this volume is predicated on strong country ownership and participation, and is defi ned byits emphasis on “win-win” or “no regrets” solutions to the multiple challenges posed by climate change for thefarmers of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The solutions are measures that increase resilience to futureclimate change, boost current productivity despite the greater climate variability already occurring, and limitgreenhouse gas emissions—also known as “climate-smart agriculture.”Looking Beyond the Horizon draws on the experiences of applying this approach to these four nations inEastern Europe and Central Asia with the goal of helping each country mainstream climate changeadaptation into its agricultural policies, programs, and investments. The book also highlights the projectedimpacts of climate change on agriculture in these countries through forecast variations in temperature andrainfall patterns, which are crucial to farming, and off ers a map for navigating the risks and realizingthe opportunities. Finally, a detailed e xplanation of the approach, as well as lessons learned from itsimplementation, is provided for those who would like to implement similar programs in other countries ofEurope, Central Asia, or anywhere else in the world.

Beyond the Neighborhood Unit

There was a hiatus following the first draft, during which we digested the difference between what we had written and what we thought we should have written ...

Author: Tridib Banerjee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781475794182

Category: Science

Page: 253

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Much of the research on which this book is based was funded almost a decade ago by separate grants from two different agencies of the U. S. Public Health Service, of the then still consolidated Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. The first grant was from the Bureau of Community Environmental Management (Public Health Service Research Grant J-RO J EM 0049-02), and the second from the Center for Studies of Metropolitan Problems of the National Institute of Mental Health (Public Health Service Grant ROJ MH 24904-02). These separate grants were necessary because of budget cuts that truncated our original effort. We were fortunate to receive subsequent assistance from NIMH to conclude the research, as it is doubtful that a project of the scope and intent of our effort--even as completed in abbreviated form-will be funded in the 1980s. The original intent of this project, as formulated by our colleagues Ira Robinson and Alan Kreditor, and as conceptualized earlier by their predeces sors-members of an advisory committee of planners and social scientists ap pointed by the American Public Health Association (APHA)-was to rewrite Planning the Neighborhood, APHA's recommended standards for residential design. In particular, it was proposed that the new study take the point of view of the user in terms of residential standards. Hitherto, the private sector had domi nated these considerations (i. e. , the designer's predilections, the requirements of builders and material suppliers, and lenders' needs for mortgage security).

Beyond Craft

... and process paradigms—as more strangely compatible than they may at first seem. ... to compose what we might call quick “first-drafts,” we should do so ...

Author: Steve Westbrook

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350119475

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Simultaneously a handbook and a critique of one, Beyond Craft combines an orientation to the field of creative writing with an insight into current scholarship surrounding creative writing pedagogy. A much-needed alternative to the traditional craft guide, this text pairs advice and exercises on composition with an illuminating commentary on the issues surrounding these very techniques. Teaching the craft whilst apprising students of the issues of craft pedagogy, this book allows them to gain an awareness of how current pedagogy comes at the expense of larger and increasingly relevant cultural concerns. Westbrook and Ryan bring emerging writers into the larger conversations that define the field, inviting them to: - Contextualize their own writing practices and educational experiences in relation to the history of creative writing as an academic discipline. - Determine how New Critical lore and Romantic mythology may affect-even distort-their understanding of literary production. - Critically examine their notions of authorship, collaboration, and invention in relation to contemporary literary and rhetorical theory. - Understand and evaluate the economic, social, political, and professional challenges facing creative writers today. - Analyze the contemporary literary marketplace not only to identify potential publication contexts but also to understand how issues of diversity and bias affect writing communities. - Reflect on how increasingly rapid technological developments may affect their own writing and the future of literature. Earnestly self-aware throughout, Beyond Craft both inducts new writers into the field of creative writing and infuses them with an understanding of the wider dialogue surrounding their craft.

Beyond Boycotts

the draft statutes presented. ... Although the first draft statutes included the idea to organize a European championship for nations, this project was ...

Author: Philippe Vonnard

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110526738

Category: History

Page: 242

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Sport during Cold War has recently begun to be studied in more depth. Some scholars have edited a book about the US and Soviet sport diplomacy and show ow the government of these two countries have used sport during this period, notably as a tool of "soft power" during the Olympic games. Our goal is to continue in this direction and to focus more on the sport field as a place of exchanges during the Cold War. Regarding this point, our aim is to show that there were events "beyond boycotts"many and that unknown connections existed inside sport. Morevoer, many actors were involved in these exchanges. Thus, it is important not only to focus on the action of States, but also on private actors (international sporting bodies and journalists), considering that they acted around sport (an "apolitic" field) as it was tool to maintain links between the two blocs. Our project offers a good opportunity for young scholars to present original research based on new materials (notably the use of institutional or personals archives). Morevoer, it is also a step forward with a view to conduct research within a global history paradigm, one that is still underused in sport academic fields.

Global Capitalism and the Future of Agrarian Society

... first draft, mimeo, 2000. 34. ZCTU, Beyond ESAP: Framework for a Long-term Development Strategy in Zimbabwe Beyond the Economic Structural Adjustment ...

Author: Arif Dirlik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317259107

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This book offers historical and comparative analyses of changes in agrarian society forced by the globalization of capitalism, and the implications of these changes for human welfare globally. The book gives special attention to recent economic development and urbanization in the People s Republic of China which have had a major impact on contemporary transformations globally. Case studies from South and Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America in turn place these transformations in a comparative global perspective. The contributors include distinguished scholars from the UN, PRC, India, Zimbabwe, and Latin America who are also active in policy issues."

Personal Branding Storytelling and Beyond

Step 2 Write the First Draft Always write the first draft without any restrictions (political correctness, etc.). The first draft must be a true expression ...

Author: Dr. Amit Nagpal and Dr. Prakash Hindustani

Publisher: StoryMirror Infotech Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9788193287675

Category: Self-Help

Page: 222

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When it is the work of two great minds, the story only comes out to be fantabulous! The new book - ""Personal Branding, Story Telling and Beyond"" authored by eminent authors and successful professionals Dr. Amit Nagpal and Dr. Prakash Hindustani surely conveys the powerful message - 'Branding is only the journey and Bonding is the destination'. As you go through the book, you would understand the rationale of story-telling and becoming the architect of your own personal brand using the Social Media skills while you dwell into the positivity of authentic personal branding. And by the virtue of which you are sure to steer swiftly in your pathway which eventually takes you smoothly towards your destination. This books is a playbook for success using two of the most effective strategies in life and business. Each section provides a concise explanation of what you need to know and why. Tips are included so you can return to the text when you need help.

The Final Draft A Work of Friction

I felt it not worth finishing although the first draft was complete. ... a massive hallucination, which has continued beyond the initial ingestion.

Author: T. P. Shields

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781682897423

Category: Fiction


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Will Masters received a phone call late this morning that would change his life forever and for the better, he thought. As a reporter on the Arkansas Tribune, he had been complacent with the mundane, the local stories that led his career nowhere but were everywhere in excess. This particular morning would change this particular aspect of his chosen field of work, he believed. A famous scientist, a recipient of the Nobel Prize, which mysteriously was never collected was on the other end of the line requesting an interview with him. With him! The man had disappeared years before without a trace and as suddenly, reappeared at Will’s desk on his phone. Will’s reaction was immediate. To the man's location he drove, a hundred miles away to a remote cabin where, unbeknownst to Will, an unfolding would take place and would send his life careening off a cliff spiraling downward into a place he didn't know existed, into a world that only existed in legend and myth. The mundane was over in his life and a spiritual awakening awaited him, luring him into a life that would never be the same again.

Beyond Data Protection

The first draft of the country's Personal Data Protection Bill ('PDP Bill') was released for public consultation in 2000. A series of road shows was also ...

Author: Noriswadi Ismail

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642330810

Category: Law

Page: 271

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The book deals with data protection issues from practical viewpoints. 40% of the content focus on the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2010 progress, whilst 60% of the content focus on leading comparative practical guidance from Europe. Part of the PDPA provisions is mirrored from European approaches and practices. The approach of this book is straightforward, handy and readable and is supplemented by practical applications, illustrations, tables and diagrams. Practical examples highlighted in this book range from cloud computing, radio frequency identification technology, social media networks and information security to basic related aspects of data protection issues covering strategic leadership, management, governance and audit in businesses, organisations and local authorities. Recommended best practices have been outlined for practical guidance accompanied with future challenges and opportunities for Malaysia and ASEAN. The book is equally suitable for academics, practitioners, governmental officials and regulators dealing with data protection within their sector-specific legislation.