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 sympathetic mentor. These essays will remind you why you love to write and will ...

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.

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.

A First draft Version of Finnegans Wake

Then , in addition to the original sand , pounce powder or soft rag , it has acquired accretions of terricious matter ... I am treating it as a first - level addition , as I believe Joyce composed it shortly after completing the first ...

Author: James Joyce

Publisher: UW-Madison Libraries Parallel Press

ISBN: 1893311260


Page: 330

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Global Capitalism and the Future of Agrarian Society

®Beyond. the House of Hunger: Democratic Struggle in Zimbabwe, ̄ Part I, Review of African Political Economy 54 (1992): 59¥74; ... Liberalization and Sustainable Human Development, Country Assessment Report, first draft, mimeo, 2000.

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."

Implementing Domestic Tradable Permits for Environmental Protection

Problems and subsequent proposals Shortly after the first draft of the quota-switching strategy was issued, problems started to appear which made it impossible to proceed with the original proposal. Revised projections of likely sulphur ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264181182


Page: 256

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This book reviews the issues related to the implementation of domestic tradable permits systems in different areas (air, water, land) and in several OECD countries.

Beyond Open Skies

Indeed, the initial draft bill reported out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was conservatively designated the 'Air Transportation Regulatory Reform Act of 1978.'83 Given the legislators' vestigial ...

Author: Brian F. Havel

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9789041123893

Category: Law

Page: 750

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'Beyond Open Skies' offers a systematic comparative analysis of the legal and policy dimensions of airline deregulation by federal fiat in the United States and by supranational collaboration in the European Union. The book draws upon a variety of sources, including very recent developments in U.S. and EC international aviation law, policy, and diplomacy, to propose a genuine multilateral air transport system. It examines the potential of the 'open skies' initiative, in the aftermath of the new U.S./EC air transport agreement, to inspire a genuine globalization of the world's air transport industry in such crucial aspects as the following: cabotage; ownership and citizenship requirements; route selection; airline identity; capacity; pricing regimes; competition and public aid; regulatory harmonization; labor laws; provisions for charter and/or cargo transportation; fair operation of and access to computer reservations systems; authorization of code-sharing arrangements; alliances and antitrust immunity; and dispute resolution.

Coach Yourself to Writing Success

the following answers were given: Response per cent* Anything and everything 46% Continuing a first draft beyond the initial excitement 39% Rewriting 34% Submitting 32% Plotting 23% Starting a first draft 23% Character development 18% ...

Author: Bekki Hill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444145731

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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You know how to woo publishers. You know how to write. But do you know how to overcome the things that prevent you being published? This book is the first personal coach for writers. If you write, whether professionally, for fun, or with dreams of doing both, it will help you to change your relationship with your writing, to be more motivated, to be more creative, less challenged and, ultimately, to be more successful. It will help you create strong strategies to ensure you succeed and will address such timeless writing challenges as writers' block, lack of time and even rejection.

Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York

A. Not after the first draft we received ; we were better experienced with that class of men after the first draft ... Q. The drafts you had the last two years do you have as much trouble with them after they have been here some time ?

Author: New York (State). Legislature. Assembly


ISBN: UCAL:B3000092


Page: 1278

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Writing Connections

Writing Your First Draft proceed Once you have written your topic sentence and completed your outline ( or list or ... If , for example , after having developed an outline and started writing your first draft , you discover that your ...

Author: Lee E. Brandon


ISBN: 061834506X

Category: College readers

Page: 531

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National Labor Relations Act

We go back several times , and often with a written draft from which the Board can see the statement of the evidence written down . This was , I think , the first draft after the first conference . We check , as you will see , we take ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Special Committee to Investigate the National Labor Relations Board


ISBN: NWU:35559007405016



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