Dear Diary

Describes techniques and exercises for creating a journal, and shares the rewards that keeping a journal can bring

Author: Joan R. Neubauer

Publisher: Ancestry Publishing

ISBN: 0916489612

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 45

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Describes techniques and exercises for creating a journal, and shares the rewards that keeping a journal can bring

The Art Craft of Writing Christian Fiction

The essential guide to mastering Christian fiction!

Author: Jeff Gerke

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1599638746

Category: Reference

Page: 247

View: 153


The essential guide to mastering Christian fiction! To write a powerful, meaningful Christian novel, you must embrace the soaring creativity inspired by faith, while also committing to the serious discipline required of an artisan. You must be able to weave a compelling story with an underlying message that deeply affects both your characters and your readers. As fulfilling as the Christian genre is, the road to a satisfying story--and publication--is filled with hard work. But take heart. The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction can help make the journey easier. Inside, author Jeff Gerke provides page after page of insightful instruction and encouragement. You'll learn how to: Write for a Christian audience while glorifying God through your fiction. Find your story amidst a bevy of ideas. Avoid using hidden agendas, messages, and sermons in your writing. Convert telling into showing. Handle profane characters in Christian fiction. From understanding your calling as a Christian author to finding a literary agent and navigating the path to publication, The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction is the go-to manual for every step along the way.

The Craft of Writing in Sociology

An essential guide to constructing coherent and powerful arguments, using real examples from student work and demonstrating, step-by-step, how to read critically, write the opening paragraphs of an essay, provide evidence in the middle and ...

Author: Andrew S. Balmer


ISBN: 1784992704


Page: 201

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An essential guide to constructing coherent and powerful arguments, using real examples from student work and demonstrating, step-by-step, how to read critically, write the opening paragraphs of an essay, provide evidence in the middle and construct punchy conclusions.

The Craft of Writing in Sociology

Author: Andrew Balmer


ISBN: 1526117142

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 763


The craft of writing in sociology is an indispensable companion for students studying sociology and related disciplines, such as politics and human geography, and students taking a course which draws upon sociological writing, such as nursing, social psychology or health studies. It demystifies the process of constructing coherent and powerful arguments, starting from an essay's opening paragraphs, building evidence and sequencing key points in the middle, through to pulling together a punchy conclusion. It gives a clear and helpful overview of the most important grammatical rules in English, and provides advice on how to solve common problems experienced in writing, including getting rid of waffle, overcoming writer's block and cutting an essay down to its required length. Using examples from essays written by sociology students at leading universities, the book shows what they have done well, what could be done better and how to improve their work using the techniques reviewed.

The Emotional Craft of Fiction

That's where The Emotional Craft of Fiction comes in. Veteran literary agent and expert fiction instructor Donald Maass shows you how to use story to provoke a visceral and emotional experience in readers.

Author: Donald Maass

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440348433

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

View: 354


Engage Your Readers with Emotion While writers might disagree over showing versus telling or plotting versus pantsing, none would argue this: If you want to write strong fiction, you must make your readers feel. The reader's experience must be an emotional journey of its own, one as involving as your characters' struggles, discoveries, and triumphs are for you. That's where The Emotional Craft of Fiction comes in. Veteran literary agent and expert fiction instructor Donald Maass shows you how to use story to provoke a visceral and emotional experience in readers. Topics covered include: • emotional modes of writing • beyond showing versus telling • your story's emotional world • moral stakes • connecting the inner and outer journeys • plot as emotional opportunities • invoking higher emotions, symbols, and emotional language • cascading change • story as emotional mirror • positive spirit and magnanimous writing • the hidden current that makes stories move Readers can simply read a novel...or they can experience it. The Emotional Craft of Fiction shows you how to make that happen.

The Elusive Craft of Writing

Writing. Table of Contents Two Kinds of Authors. ... But, having acquired the craft of writing, of expression, they have, in a literary sense, nothing else ...

Author: Arnold Bennett

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664131577

Category: Self-Help

Page: 247

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"The Elusive Craft of Writing" is a book of practical advice for everyone interested in writing. Arnold Bennett provides useful advice on how to develop as an artist. He gives tips on how to start the creative process of writing and how to develop a unique literary style. Finally, the author provides a long list of recommended books written in English every person should read. How to Become an Author The Literary Career The Formation of Style Journalism Short Stories Sensational and Other Serials The Novel Non-fictional Writing The Business Side of Books The Occasional Author Playwriting Specimen Page Showing Correcting for Press The Author's Craft Seeing Life Writing Novels Writing Plays The Artist and the Public The Truth about an Author Literary Taste: How to Form It The Aim Your Particular Case Why a Classic is a Classic Where to Begin How to Read a Classic The Question of Style Wrestling With an Author System in Reading Verse Broad Counsels An English Library: Period I An English Library: Period II An English Library: Period III Mental Stocktaking

The Craft of Science Writing Selections from The Open Notebook

In these pages, you'll find interviews with leading journalists offering behind-the-scenes inspiration, as well as in-depth essays on the craft offering practical advice, including: How to make the transition into science writing How to ...

Author: Siri Carpenter

Publisher: Open Notebook

ISBN: 1734028009

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

View: 620


Science journalism has perhaps never been so critical to our world--and the demands on science journalists have never been greater. On any given day, a science journalist might need to explain the details of genetic engineering, analyze a development in climate change research, or serve as a watchdog helping to ensure the integrity of the scientific enterprise. And science writers have to spin tales seductive enough to keep readers hooked to the end, despite the endless other delights just a click away. How does one do it? Here, for the first time, is a collection of indispensable articles on the craft of science writing as told by some of the most skillful science journalists working today. These selections are a wealth of journalistic knowledge from The Open Notebook, the online community that has been a primary resource for science journalists and aspiring science writers for the last decade. The Craft of Science Writing gives you a crew of accomplished, encouraging friends to whisper over your shoulder as you work. In these pages, you'll find interviews with leading journalists offering behind-the-scenes inspiration, as well as in-depth essays on the craft offering practical advice, including: How to make the transition into science writing How to find and pitch a science story to editors How to wade through a sea of technicalities in scientific papers to spot key facts How to evaluate scientific and statistical claims How to report on controversial topics How to structure a science story, from short news to long features How to engage readers in a science story and hold their attention to the end CONTRIBUTORS TO THE CRAFT OF SCIENCE WRITING: Christie Aschwanden, Siri Carpenter, Tina Casagrand, Jeanne Erdmann, Dan Fagin, Dan Ferber, Azeen Ghorayshi, Geoffrey Giller, Laura Helmuth, Jane C. Hu, Alla Katsnelson, Roxanne Khamsi, Maggie Koerth-Baker, Jyoti Madhusoodanan, Apoorva Mandavilli, Amanda Mascarelli, Robin Meadows, Kate Morgan, Tien Nguyen, Michelle Nijhuis, Aneri Pattani, Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Mallory Pickett, Kendall Powell, Tasneem Raja, Sandeep Ravindran, Julia Rosen, Christina Selby, Alexandra Witze, Wudan Yan, Ed Yong, Rachel Zamzow, Sarah Zhang, Carl Zimmer.

The Craft Of Buss Ltr Writing

Dear Reader Thank you for picking up The Craft of Business Letter Writing . It will entertain yo :) , stimulate you , and show you how to turn out smart ...

Author: Monipally

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 007463254X



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Creating Thanksgiving Crafts

Perhaps you spend your time making crafts, writing stories, or drawing pictures. Do you like talking with your friends, hanging out with your family, ...

Author: Dana Meachen Rau

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 9781624312144

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 576


Whether you're looking for something to do on a rainy day or making a personalized gift for a friend, crafts are a great way to pass the time. They also provide an opportunity to learn how to draw meaning from technical texts. The activities in this book push readers to read for comprehension, use information gained from the text and illustrations to follow step-by-step directions, determine relationships among steps in a technical process, and build the skills they need to make the perfect crafts for the Thanksgiving season.

Writing Tools

you do Americans do not write for many reasons. ... Too many writers talk and act as if writing were slow torture, ... Reading is a democratic craft.

Author: Roy Peter Clark

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316028400

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 609


A special 10th anniversary edition of Roy Peter Clark's bestselling guide to writing, featuring five bonus tools. Ten years ago, Roy Peter Clark, America's most influential writing teacher, whittled down almost thirty years of experience in journalism, writing, and teaching into a series of fifty short essays on different aspects of writing. In the past decade, Writing Tools has become a classic guidebook for novices and experts alike and remains one of the best loved books on writing available. Organized into four sections, "Nuts and Bolts," "Special Effects," "Blueprints for Stories," and "Useful Habits," Writing Tools is infused with more than 200 examples from journalism and literature. This new edition includes five brand new, never-before-shared tools. Accessible, entertaining, inspiring, and above all, useful for every type of writer, from high school student to novelist, Writing Tools is essential reading.

The Art and Craft of Feature Writing

The list of nonfiction writers he can learn from is short, the list of fictionists long. Some are wonderful at one aspect of the craft, not so good at ...

Author: William E. Blundell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101667125

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 405


Storytelling—how to catch and hold a reader’s interest through artful narration of factual material William E. Blundell, one of the best writers on one of America's best-written papers—The Wall Street Journal—has put his famous Journal Feature-Writing Seminars into this step-by-step guide for turning out great articles. Filled with expert instruction on a complex art, it provides beginners with a systematic approach to feature writing and deftly teaches old pros some new tricks about: · How and where to get ideas · What readers like and don’t like · Adding energy and interest to tired topics · Getting from first ideas to finish article · The rules of organization · How—and whom—to quote and paraphrase · Wordcraft, leads, and narrative flow · Self-editing and notes on style … plus many sample feature articles.

Becoming a Teacher of Writing in Elementary Classrooms

... student writing sample; writer self-assessment writing craft 102, 124¥8; assessment 102; general writing strategies 128; informative writing strategies ...

Author: Donna Kalmbach Phillips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317802631

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 532

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Becoming a Teacher of Writing in Elementary Classrooms nurtures teachers’ identities as writers, connects to the realities of writing instruction in real and diverse classrooms, and encourages critical and creative thinking. This text is about writing instruction as a journey teachers and students embark on together. The focus is on learning how to teach writing through specific teaching and learning structures found in the Writing Studio: mini-lessons; teacher and peer conferencing; guided writing; and sharing, celebrating, and broadcasting writing. Pedagogical features include teaching structures and strategies, "Problematizing Practice" classroom scenarios, assessment resources, and a Companion Website. Because a teacher who views him or herself as a writer is best positioned to implement the Writing Studio, a parallel text, Becoming-writer, give readers space to consider who they are as a writer, their personal process as a writer, and who they might become as a writer.

Nonfiction Craft Lessons

he first three questions are excerpted from our first book, Craft Lessons: Teaching Writing K–8. We think they are just as applicable to this book.

Author: JoAnn Portalupi

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571103291

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 312


Contains eighty lessons for teaching students the craft of nonfiction writing, each with a discussion of the lesson, directions on how to teach it, and resource material; grouped by grade level, including kindergarten through second, third and fourth, and fifth through eighth.

Lex Draconis

You crafts that this skill might encompass, and may Take 10 on Computer skill checks, ... cal), Craft (Structural), Craft (Visual Arts) and Craft (Writing).

Author: Ray Machuga

Publisher: Higher Grounds Publishing


Category: Games & Activities


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In a world where fantasy is reality, you ARE the dragon.

Writing Society and Culture in Early Rus c 950 1300

... at play; writing in domestic and commercial crafts, writing among men and among women; writing which personalises the impersonal, turns an object into a ...

Author: Simon Franklin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139434543

Category: History

Page: 325

View: 590


This book provides a thorough survey and analysis of the emergence and functions of written culture in Rus (covering roughly the modern East Slav lands of European Russia, Ukraine and Belarus). Part I introduces the full range of types of writing: the scripts and languages, the materials, the social and physical contexts, ranging from builders' scratches on bricks through to luxurious parchment manuscripts. Part II presents a series of thematic studies of the 'socio-cultural dynamics' of writing, in order to reveal and explain distinctive features in the Rus assimilation of the technology. The comparative approach means that the book may also serve as a case-study for those with a broader interest either in medieval uses of writing or in the social and cultural history of information technologies. Overall, the impressive scholarship and idiosyncratic wit of this volume commend it to students and specialists in Russian history and literature alike. Awarded the Alec Nove Prize, given by the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies for the best book of 2002 in Russian, Soviet or Post-Soviet studies.


Language is the tool of symbolic invention and of rhetorical and narrative craft. Writers are always about the business of breaking new ground.

Author: H.L. Goodall, Jr.

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 9781611326437

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 369


Responding to the rapid growth of personal narrative as a method of inquiry among qualitative scholars, Bud Goodall offers a concise volume of practical advice for scholars and students seeking to work in this tradition. He provides writing tips and strategies from a well-published, successful author of creative nonfiction and concrete guidance on finding appropriate outlets for your work. For readers, he offers a set of criteria to assess the quality of creative nonfiction writing. Goodall suggests paths to success within the academy—still rife with political sinkholes for the narrative ethnographer—and ways of building a career as a public scholar. Goodall’s work serves as both a writing manual and career guide for those in qualitative inquiry.

Elements of The Writing Craft

It is, without question, the most comprehensive book on the craft of writing that I have ever read. My guess is that it will be to creative writing what ...

Author: Olmstead Robert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599635002

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 372


Great narratives are built piece by piece, through myriad small tasks and careful moves. In this landmark book, Robert Olmstead shows how distinguished writers past and present have built their fiction and nonfiction. Through this writer's-eye analysis of more than 150 of literature's most finely crafted passages, you'll learn to read like a writer. Then, more than 500 innovative exercises challenge you to experiment with - and expand upon - the techniques of the masters, so you can use them for great narratives of your own.