Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy

This unique writing guide pairs questions sent in by top contemporary essayists with hilariously witty answers and essays from acclaimed author Dinty W. Moore.

Author: Dinty W. Moore

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9781607748106

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy, I have a hot crush on the em dash. What does my need to stuff—while simultaneously fracturing—my sentences—with the meandering, the explanatory, the discursive, the perhaps not-entirely-necessary—say about me? —Cheryl Strayed Have you ever wished there were an advice columnist for writers, but one who didn’t take things so damned seriously? This unique writing guide pairs questions sent in by top contemporary essayists with hilariously witty answers and essays from acclaimed author Dinty W. Moore. Phillip Lopate asks for advice on writing about your ex without sounding like an ass, Julianna Baggott worries that to be a great writer you must drink like a fish, and Roxane Gay asks whether it’s kosher to write about writing. Taking advantage of all the tools available to today’s personal essayist—egregious puns, embarrassing anecdotes, and cocktail napkins—Professor Moore answers these questions, and more, demystifying the world of nonfiction once and for all. With a tip of the hat to history’s most infamous essay—Montaigne’s “Of Cannibals”—this book provides rollicking relief for writers in distress.

The Mindful Writer

This edition includes a new introduction exploring the centrality of mindfulness in a writer's practice and craft as well as a selection of writing prompts to get you started on writing mindfully right away.

Author: Dinty W. Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614293705

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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Find inspiration and insight on writing as a spiritual practice through astute quotes, thoughtful advice, and productive excercises on both mindfulness and craft. This isn't your typical “how to write” book. Author Dinty W. Moore, a well-respected writing coach and teacher, thoughtfully illuminates the creative process: where writing and creativity originate, how mindfulness plays into work, how to cultivate good writing habits and grow as a person, and what it means to live a life dedicated to writing. The Mindful Writer features bite-sized essays that will delight and inform not only writers, but also other artists, mediators and mindfulness practitioners. Built around heartening quotes from famous writers and thinkers, it is a resource that readers will turn to again and again for guidance and encouragement. This edition includes a new introduction exploring the centrality of mindfulness in a writer's practice and craft as well as a selection of writing prompts to get you started on writing mindfully right away.

The Story Cure

People want to write the book they know is inside of them, but they run into stumbling blocks that trouble everyone from beginners to seasoned writers.

Author: Dinty W. Moore

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9780399578816

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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A collection of cures for writer's block, plotting and characterization issues, and other ailments writers face when completing a novel or memoir, prescribed by the director of creative writing at Ohio University. People want to write the book they know is inside of them, but they run into stumbling blocks that trouble everyone from beginners to seasoned writers. Drawing on his years of teaching at both the university level and at writing workshops across the country, Professor Dinty W. Moore dons his book-doctor hat to present an authoritative guide to curing the issues that truly plague writers at all levels. His hard-hitting handbook provides inspiring solutions for diagnoses such as character anemia, flat plot, and silent voice, and is peppered with flashes of Moore's signature wit and unique take on the writing life.

To Hell with It

In To Hell with It, Moore reflects on and pokes fun at the over-seriousness of religion in various texts, combining narratives of his everyday life, reflections on his childhood, and religion’s influence on contemporary culture and ...

Author: Dinty W. Moore

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496225726

Category: Humor

Page: 168

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Dante published his ambitious and unusual poem, Divine Comedy, more than seven hundred years ago. In the ensuing centuries countless retellings, innumerable adaptations, tens of thousands of fiery sermons from Catholic bishops and Baptist preachers, all those New Yorker cartoons, and masterpieces of European art have afforded Dante’s fictional apparition of hell unending attention and credibility. Dinty W. Moore did not buy in. Moore started questioning religion at a young age, quizzing the nuns in his Catholic school, and has been questioning it ever since. Yet after years of Catholic school, religious guilt, and persistent cultural conditioning, Moore still can’t shake the feelings of inadequacy, and asks: What would the world be like if eternal damnation was not hanging constantly over our sheepish heads? Why do we persist in believing a myth that merely makes us miserable? In To Hell with It, Moore reflects on and pokes fun at the over-seriousness of religion in various texts, combining narratives of his everyday life, reflections on his childhood, and religion’s influence on contemporary culture and society.

Fissures

Grant Faulkner's sharply observed, darkly funny, heart-breaking bursts of highly compressed prose offers a startling view of what reality might look like through a funhouse microscope.

Author: Grant Faulkner

Publisher:

ISBN: 1941209203

Category: Fiction

Page: 107

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Grant Faulkner's sharply observed, darkly funny, heart-breaking bursts of highly compressed prose offers a startling view of what reality might look like through a funhouse microscope. Fissures pushes the boundaries of flash prose, and thank goodness for that. Sometimes less is so much more. -Dinty W. Moore, author of Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: Advice and Confessions on Writing, Love, and Cannibals

Creating Nonfiction

Twenty Essays and Interviews with the Writers Jen Hirt, Erin Murphy ... cutting him
off at the exact— DINTY W. MOORE is author of a collection of humorous essays,
Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: On Life, Love, Cannibals, Truth in Nonfiction, ...

Author: Jen Hirt

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438461168

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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A diverse collection of essays and companion interviews that offer insight into the inspiration, drafting, and revision process. With a title that suggests both the genre and the process of composing it, Creating Nonfiction is a collection of essays and interviews that aims to open readers’ and writers’ eyes to the formal possibilities of creative nonfiction. Included are memoirs, personal essays, literary journalism, graphic essays, and lyric essays, and the content is equally diverse, with topics ranging from childbirth to child labor, from dandelions to domestic violence. Whereas most anthologies leave readers to speculate about the evolution of each contribution, Creating Nonfiction provides companion interviews that offer insight into the inspiration, drafting, and revision process that produced the essays. Cheryl Strayed talks about how working as a reporter for her hometown newspaper influenced her later writings. Dinty W. Moore reflects on the delicate balance between observation and judgment when writing about subjects whose values differ from your own. Kristen Radtke explains how she decides between textual and visual images when creating a graphic essay. Although they offer an eclectic mix of voices and styles, what these essays all have in common is that ultimately, as contributor Faith Adiele observes, “truth becomes art.” “The selections in Creating Nonfiction are fresh, diverse, and inspiring.” — Lisa Knopp, author of What the River Carries: Encounters with the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte “An excellent collection of essays by some of our best contemporary essayists.” — Ned Stuckey-French, coauthor of Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft, Ninth Edition

Between Panic and Desire

A book that could be named after one of its chapters, "A Post-Nixon, Post-panic, Post-modern, Post-mortem," this collection is an unconventional memoir of one man and his culture, which also happens to be our own.

Author: Dinty W. Moore

Publisher: Bison Books

ISBN: 0803229828

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

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Between Panic and Desire, named after two towns in Pennsylvania, finds Dinty W. Moore at the top of his astutely funny form. A book that could be named after one of its chapters, “A Post-Nixon, Post-panic, Post-modern, Post-mortem,” this collection is an unconventional memoir of one man and his culture, which also happens to be our own. Blending narrative and quizzes, memory and numerology, and imagined interviews and conversations with dead presidents on TV, the book dizzily documents the disorienting experience of growing up in a postmodern world. Here we see how the major events in the author’s early life—the Kennedy assassination, Nixon’s resignation, watching Father Knows Best, and dropping acid atop the World Trade Center, to name a few—shaped the way he sees events both global and personal today. More to the point, we see how these events shaped, and possibly even distorted, today’s world for all who spent their formative years in the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. A curious meditation on family and bereavement, longing and fear, self-loathing and desire, Between Panic and Desire unfolds in kaleidoscopic forms—a coroner’s report, a TV movie script, a Zen koan—aptly reflecting the emergence of a fractured virtual America.

Punch

SIR , -My dear Sir , Every day is an anniversary of something , if people would
only consult my very dear Sir , their almanacs and cultivate their emotions . ...
Read up the history ment , but I have of this Blessed Martyr . seen a great
dramatic artiste , I “ Guy Faux , Guy , with ... Write an Essay , showing what would
have been the audience , can hold consequence if James and his Parliament
had gone aloft .

Author: Mark Lemon

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001914560E

Category: English wit and humor

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The Antiquary By the author of Waverley and Guy Mannering i e Sir Walter Scott etc

his illness , and made a formal apology to Sir Arthur , who , listening more to
recent suspicion than to the gratitude due for former ... I thought of printing my
Essay , which is signed Pacificator ; but there was no need , as the matter was
taken up by the town - council of the borough . ” . “ But I assure you , my dear sir ,
there is nothing between Captain M'Intyre and me that can render such
respectable ...

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ISBN: BL:A0017460752

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The Accidental Buddhist

Author: Dinty W. Moore

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780385492676

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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As the author looks for the faith he has lost, he explores the different varieties of American Buddhism and tracks down and questions the Dalai Lama

Punch

glassy set stare, the restlessness of the guilty hands, the stertorous #: of the ij * D
Medical Man (gingerly). ... MAN. SIR,-My dear Sir, my very dear Sir, excuse my
excitement, but I have seen a great dramatic artiste. I have seen a ... Write an
Essay, showing what would have been the consequence if JAMEs and his
Parliament ...

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ISBN: BSB:BSB11034968

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Punch Or The London Charivari

MAN . EMOTIONS. FOR. ENSUING. WEEK . SIR , - My dear Sir , ! “ Every day is
an anniversary of something , if people ... Name Leonard derived from Leonatus ;
read up Cymupon each line as beline , and write essay on the character of ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555098366

Category: English wit and humor

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Guy s Hospital Gazette

I am , Dear Sir , yours faithfully , ARTHUR MILMAN , REGISTRAR . ... Then came
the great attraction of the evening - Mr , Charles Bertram - than whom there never
was a cleverer man at conjuring . ... Will of the late Sir Astley P . Cooper , Bart . ,
will be awarded to the author of the best Essay or Treatise on “ THE INFLUENCE
 ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044103063061

Category: Dentistry

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Essays Upon the Form of the Law

Upper II de Part Guy desta Odober 30 , 180 " The Lord Chancellor presents his
compliments to Mr . Oke , and thank nim very much for ... 1878 " My dear Sir , I
think you for the copy of your new edition which you dave had the goodness to
send me and I am glad to lear of ... aware that the Lord Mayor has at present an
able assistant in the person of a gentleman of the name of Oke , Author of the
Magisterial ...

Author: Thomas Erskine Holland

Publisher: London : Butterworths

ISBN: OXFORD:555004963

Category: Electronic books

Page: 187

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The Best of Brevity

Literary Nonfiction. Flash Nonfiction. Essays. Memoir. Hybrid. How much of the human experience can fit into 750 words? A lot, it turns out.

Author: Zoë Bossiere

Publisher:

ISBN: 1941628230

Category:

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The Pall Mall Budget

I am afraid , ” he says , " that I many modern , essays on the same subject more
appropriate and far more cannot add anything worth your having to Sir John
Lubbock's list . ... Il a man Dear Sir , -I have a great respect for Sir John Lubbock ,
but I do not knows nothing of these , he had far better throw every book on ...
Pope . in which the writers do not so much lay down a standard course of What to
Observe .

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924067323422

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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

Us open book , preserved in a sumptuous chamber the corpse of a a note of
invitation beginning “ My dear Miss Ballinger . ... Though she was dead she these
words Mr. Aïdé appends the following note— “ By Ameribreathed , and appeared
to be ... decided respect , we should certainly laws he made ( though goodness
only knows why he made any , write “ My . ... that most husbands in addressing
believed it with all the unreasoning faith of a man of science their wives begin “
My .

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044010020865

Category: Art

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The Musical World

Had or more of the rest : and to essay reason upon such fickle grounds would Mr.
Flowers affixed his name to that review , any ... I am at a loss to know how I
should be aware of any article being ever made by mortal man , are imperfect ;
consequently , these are unfit his ... dear Sir , correspondence with Mr. Flowers --
I having some better amusement Yours truly , than writing epistles on subjects
which do ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082249297

Category: Music

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U S Camera

Ed . Dear Mr. Maloney : What a guy ! ... Also , in principle I am against the
Alexander Woollcott essay where you write about yourself at the expense of the
subject you are ... but I still don't see that this has anything to do with the essay .

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ISBN: UCSD:31822008535106

Category: Photography

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The Examiner

The French proverb says : " Un manager's critical ear is erect , Mr Halliday can
shake his not reasonable . ... that Shakespeare Brown is just the man to write a
Pan- practised by humble folks , which , though very unpretending , is quite as
expensive . ... to the manufacture and sale of drugs for the forfeits the
appreciation of the educated reader ; the path :: My dear sir , tragedy is not in ...
Clearly that is an essay of Mr Halliday's Mr Halliday's papers , light and in
common with the public .

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924066344338

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