The Way We Write Now

Daily, she graciously accepts gifts of food she can no longer eat: casseroles, ribs, "a can of Vermont maple syrup shaped ... It turns out that we write in various voices, from the perspectives of lovers, mothers, brothers, and others.

Author: Sharon Oard Warner

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012235391

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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A collection of stories on aids. They range from Richard Selzner's Imagine a Woman, which is on the loneliness of dying from aids, to In the Gloaming, in which an aids victim is looked after by his mother.


when we are writing to a bank manager. We may feel that we can be 'more ourselves' in the former than in the latter, although it is more likely that different dimensions of ourselves come to the fore in each case. When we write an ...

Author: Celia Hunt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780230204607

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Exploring the writing process and its relationship to self, this guide synthesizes critical and creative theories of writing for both writers and readers. Each chapter links a range of theoretical approaches to one practical aspect of writing, using illustrations from fiction, poetry and literary non-fiction, and suggesting practical exercises for pursuing the topic further. The book will enable students to develop literary, critical and psychodynamic understandings of the creative process and to explore a range of key topics.

Everyone Can Write

We can rewrite this list with full punctuation. With this list, you need: • a series of points; • an introductory sentence; • a closing sentence; and • a full stop. in this list (above), we have added all the necessary punctuation marks ...

Author: Howard Gelman

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 9781921966514

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 171

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Everyone Can Write is an easy-to-understand, practical, 'how to write' book that is accessible to everyone from a business executive wanting to polish his reports to a retiree wanting to chronicle her family history. It solves the problems that beginning writers struggle with by giving them an easy-to-follow and simple set of rules that allows them to write rapidly and clearly. The book outlines the three forms of non-fictionwriting: report, narrative and essay. Each one is dissected and a set of rules applied to each structure. The rules are easily put into practice and vary for each structure. For example, in report writing, two easy-to-apply rules are: 25 words to a sentence and 3 or 4 sentences in a paragraph. The author has also developed a foolproof method of structuring your writing, so that you make effective use of your time. It's based on the easy-to-remember three step formula: Pre-write, Free-write, Re-write. Pre-write refers to researching the necessary information. Free-write refers to getting the information onto the computer screen. Re-write refers to the essential task of editing the writing into clear readable text. This technique allows writers to become the editors of their own writing, thereby dramatically improving its quality. The essentials of grammar and punctuation, easily confused words and other useful tips for writers are also covered.

Writing Across the Curriculum at Work

examine, and have been in contact with a staff member that may potentially start a university-wide writing center. ... To do so, we have created partnerships with several local teachers, and we are attempting to meet with them ...

Author: Ursula Doleschal

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643505514

Category: Academic writing

Page: 297

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Becoming a Writing Researcher

beliefs, and these contribute to the particular ways we approach and see our research. We contend that researchers must keep ... We also need to be deliberate about the roles they may play as we write up and disseminate our research.

Author: Ann Blakeslee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351121200

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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Becoming a Writing Researcher effectively guides students through the stages of conducting qualitative writing research, from the initial step of seeing themselves as researchers, to identifying research questions, selecting appropriate methodological tools, conducting the research, and interpreting and reporting findings. Exercises and activities, as well as anecdotes and examples from both novice and seasoned researchers, serve to acquaint readers thoroughly with the practice of carrying out research for scholarly or professional purposes. This second edition introduces students to research methods in a gradual and contextualized manner. Each chapter offers a discussion of a particular portion of the research process, followed by consideration of physical, conceptual, and strategic tools that allow a master’s level researcher to conduct that part of the research. Sections within each chapter also cover issues of stance and positionality that impact the researcher and the resulting research. Becoming a Writing Researcher, second edition, is an essential text for all novice researchers and is particularly well suited for use in graduate-level research methods courses in writing studies and technical communications. It is also ideal for use in other disciplines with strong qualitative methodology research programs, including education.

Creative Writing

This is particularly true of the sonnet: we don't write to express ourselves, we write to discover what the sonnet is saying, how it expresses us. By electing to write in an established shape, we firstly explore how that shapes us, ...

Author: Jane Yeh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317797029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 771

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Creative Writing is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication. Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers’ groups or writers working alone, this book offers: a practical and inspiring section on the creative process, showing you how to stimulate your creativity and use your memory and experience in inventive ways in-depth coverage of the most popular forms of writing, in extended sections on fiction, poetry and life writing, including biography and autobiography, giving you practice in all three forms so that you might discover and develop your particular strengths a sensible, up-to-date guide to going public, to help you to edit your work to a professional standard and to identify and approach suitable publishers a distinctive collection of exciting exercises, spread throughout the workbook to spark your imagination and increase your technical flexibility and control a substantial array of illuminating readings, bringing together extracts from contemporary and classic writings in order to demonstrate a range of techniques that you can use or adapt in your own work. Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings presents a unique opportunity to benefit from the advice and experience of a team of published authors who have also taught successful writing courses at a wide range of institutions, helping large numbers of new writers to develop their talents as well as their abilities to evaluate and polish their work to professional standards. These institutions include Lancaster University and the University of East Anglia, renowned as consistent producers of published writers.

Getting the Buggers to Write 2nd Edition

The stream of consciousness' technique (see p.11) offers a great way to free up their writing. • Offer a reward. We all work best when there is a carrot ahead of us, rather than a stick behind us. Work out what will best motivate your ...

Author: Sue Cowley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441147042

Category: Education

Page: 246

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A fully up-dated second edition of Sue Cowley's wonderfully accessible guide to helping teachers develop writing strategies for children in the classroom. The new edition contains three new chapters: two on writing in elementary and high schools and a third on developing writing strategies in different subjects. With the practicality, humour and optimism that characterize all her teaching and writing, Sue Cowley guides colleagues through all the stages of teaching writing-from motivating students to want to write through helping them shape, structure and correct their work.

Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language

Asking how we ourselves might wish to be portrayed in writing can provide insights into how we can conduct and write up research without resorting to misleading labels and dichotomies. This kind of reflection has been done in such work ...

Author: Ramona Tang

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441173980

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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It can be a challenge writing in a language that is not your native tongue. Constructing academic essays, dissertations and research articles in this second or foreign language is even more challenging, yet across the globe thousands of academics and students do so, some out of choice, some out of necessity. This book looks at a major issue within the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). It focuses on the issues confronting non-native-English-speaking academics, scholars and students, who face increasing pressure to write and publish in English, now widely acknowledged as the academic lingua franca. Questions of identity, access, pedagogy and empowerment naturally arise. This book looks at both student and professional academic writers, using qualitative text analysis, quantitative questionnaire data, corpus investigations and ethnographic approaches to searchingly examine issues central to the EAP field.

Writing History in the Digital Age

History and how we write history will also change. But to negotiate this transformation and especially to use this as an opportunity to explore new modes of writing history, we must understand that some of the issues we are confronting ...

Author: Jack Dougherty

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472052066

Category: History

Page: 299

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"Writing History in the Digital Age began as a one-month experiment in October 2010, featuring chapter-length essays by a wide array of scholars with the goal of rethinking traditional practices of researching, writing, and publishing, and the broader implications of digital technology for the historical profession. The essays and discussion topics were posted on a WordPress platform with a special plug-in that allowed readers to add paragraph-level comments in the margins, transforming the work into socially networked texts. This first installment drew an enthusiastic audience, over 50 comments on the texts, and over 1,000 unique visitors to the site from across the globe, with many who stayed on the site for a significant period of time to read the work. To facilitate this new volume, Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki designed a born-digital, open-access platform to capture reader comments on drafts and shape the book as it developed. Following a period of open peer review and discussion, the finished product now presents 20 essays from a wide array of notable scholars, each examining (and then breaking apart and reexamining) how digital and emergent technologies have changed the ways that historians think, teach, author, and publish"--

Editor Proof Your Writing

We don't necessarily want to present information as people actually say it. We don't include all the “uhs,” hiccups, and rambling, do we? Our sole purpose, with everything we write, is to zap information into the readers' minds without ...

Author: Don McNair

Publisher: Linden Publishing

ISBN: 9781610351782

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

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Veteran editor Don McNair lays out an easy-to-follow and systematic method for clearing up foggy writing—writing that's full of extra, misused, and overused words—in this guide to producing sparkling copy that attracts readers, agents, editors, and sales. McNair explains the common mistakes made by most writers and shows how eliminating unnecessary words strengthens action, shorten sentences, and makes writing crackle with life. Containing 21 simple, straightforward principles, Editor-Proof Your Writing teaches how to edit weak verb forms, strip away author intrusions, ban redundancies, eliminate foggy phrases, correct passive-voice sentences, slash misused and overused words, and fix other writing mistakes. A superb addition to any writer's toolkit, this book will not only make writing clearer and more grammatical, it will also make it more concise, entertaining, and appealing to publishers.