On Writing

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743455961

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

On Writing

Collects essays and thoughts on the craft of writing by the author of "The Aleph" and many other literary classics.

Author: Jorge Luis Borges

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0143105728

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 167

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Collects essays and thoughts on the craft of writing by the author of "The Aleph" and many other literary classics.

Landmark Essays on Writing Process

The more comprehensive studies called for by these critiques are only now beginning to appear. This volume presents some articles in which writers and what they do are at the center of inquiry.

Author: Sondra Perl

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1880393131

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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As the field of composition studies became more sophisticated in its understanding of research, the designs and assumptions underlying the early work were called into question. Researchers were challenged to design studies that were sensitive to the varying contexts in which writers write and to the ways their own roles shaped their investigations. The more comprehensive studies called for by these critiques are only now beginning to appear. This volume presents some articles in which writers and what they do are at the center of inquiry. The focus is on what actually occurs as people write and how they make sense of what they are doing. Choosing such a focus grants human action central importance and enacts the belief that looking closely at individuals can be a primary starting point for understanding them and their worlds. Other papers take the researcher's shaping role into account. The integrity of such work rests not so much on a lifeless detachment from the phenomena being studied as on the author's vital engagement, and on a faithful rendering of what has been observed. This includes the author revealing his or her own impact of what has been seen and said. In the broadest sense, composing is something we all do: the students and parents and writers and teachers who serve as subjects of research and those who write the research itself. It is what each of us is engaged in when we shape our understanding of life through the writing we do. And it is what can continue to light the way in composition studies for it illuminates what still makes this inquiry so intriguing and so rich -- that only human beings have this capacity to look and see more, to create new texts and new work, and in the creating compose their way to new understandings and new selves.

On Writing

The author shares her thoughts on the art of fiction writing that discusses such key elements of the narrative craft as language, memory, place, and voice, as well the techniques and tools every writer needs to know.

Author: Eudora Welty

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: UOM:39015055858040

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 106

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The author shares her thoughts on the art of fiction writing that discusses such key elements of the narrative craft as language, memory, place, and voice, as well the techniques and tools every writer needs to know.

Writers on Writing

Why does good writing work? How is writing learned? What is the role of craft and technique? Who is meant to be a writer? How is close reading related to good writing?

Author: Robert Pack

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 0874515602

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

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From deeply personal perspectives, two dozen established writers ponder the mystery of their art and such fundamentals as: What is a genuine writing impulse? Why does good writing work? How is writing learned? What is the role of craft and technique? Who is meant to be a writer? How is close reading related to good writing? The volume is peppered with critical perspectives and practical advice, yet its special richness and inspiration lie in the wonderment and deep love for the act of writing expressed by each contributor. Each essay is a joy to read, blending storytelling, literary anecdotes gathered from a lifetime of avid reading, and the kind of shoptalk exchanged between colleagues. Writers will find here camaraderie and encouragement, teachers of writing will hear practical testimony to what works, and readers will come away with a renewed awe for the spell cast by good writing.--From back cover.

Writers on Writing

Short story writers reflect on the craft, on their own works, and on challenges and trends in short story writing.

Author: Maurice Angus Lee

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313315922

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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Short story writers reflect on the craft, on their own works, and on challenges and trends in short story writing.

Focus on Writing Composition

Thinking it through In this activity, children are asked to extend the idea of letter
writing. Copymaster The copymaster provides a template of a letter with guidance
on layout and content to support the 'Thinking about it' activity. Stepping stones ...

Author: Ray Barker

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780174203193

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 115

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The supporting Teacher Resource Books offer practical advice on organising and using the course and privide a comprehensive range of further teaching ideas that cover all links with the NLS.

Henry Miller on Writing

... judging and condemning , stop slaughtering one another . ” I do not implore
you 214 Henry Miller on Writing.

Author: Henry Miller

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811201120

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Some of the most rewarding pages in Henry Miller's books concern his self-education as a writer. He tells, as few great writers ever have, how he set his goals, how he discovered the excitement of using words, how the books he read influenced him, and how he learned to draw on his own experience.

On Writing Well

Warns against common errors in structure, style, and diction, and explains the fundamentals of conducting interviews and writing travel, scientific, sports, critical, and humorous articles.

Author: William Knowlton Zinsser

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 141775057X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 321

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Warns against common errors in structure, style, and diction, and explains the fundamentals of conducting interviews and writing travel, scientific, sports, critical, and humorous articles.

Isherwood on Writing

The lectures present, in James J. Berg’s words, “an example of a man, comfortable in his own sexuality and self, trying to talk about himself and his own life in a society that is not yet ready to hear the whole story.” A major figure ...

Author: Christopher Isherwood

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452912936

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In the 1960s, Christopher Isherwood gave an unprecedented series of lectures at California universities on the theme “A Writer and His World.” During this time Isherwood, who would liberate the memoir and become the founding father of modern gay writing, spoke openly for the first time about his craft—on writing for film, theater, and novels—and on spirituality. Isherwood on Writing brings these public addresses together to reveal a distinctly—and surprisingly—American Isherwood. Given at a critical time in Isherwood’s career, these lectures mark the era when he turned from fiction to memoir. In free-flowing, wide-ranging discussions, he reflects on such topics as why writers write, what makes a novel great, and what influenced his own work. Isherwood talks about his working relationship with W. H. Auden; his literary friendships with E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Stephen Spender, Aldous Huxley, and Somerset Maugham; and his work in the film industry in London and Hollywood. He also explores uncharted territory in candid comments on his own work, something not contained in his diaries. Isherwood on Writing uncovers an important and often-misunderstood time in Isherwood’s life in America. The lectures present, in James J. Berg’s words, “an example of a man, comfortable in his own sexuality and self, trying to talk about himself and his own life in a society that is not yet ready to hear the whole story.” A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, Christopher Isherwood (1904–1986) is the author of many books, including A Single Man and Down There on a Visit, available from Minnesota. James J. Berg is dean of liberal arts and sciences at Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota. He is editor, with Chris Freeman, of The Isherwood Century: Essays on the Life and Work of Christopher Isherwood (winner of the Lambda Award) and Conversations with Christopher Isherwood. Claude Summers is professor emeritus of English at the University of Michigan, Dearborn and author of many works, including Gay Fictions: Wilde to Stonewall.

On Writing 10th Anniversary Edition

Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work. “Long live ...

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 1439156816

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.

Critical Intellectuals on Writing

After writing, I take a break for lunch or the second meal, whenever that is. Then I
do some reading, serious theoretical stuff, for maybe an hour or two, and then
some escapist reading. I love mysteries and horror. Q. What are some of your
early ...

Author: Gary A. Olson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791486238

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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A fascinating look at how some of the world's most eminent scholars conceive of their own relationship with writing and with the work of being a critical intellectual.

On Writing

he blogs which make up the greater part of this book were written with a number
of aims in mind. I intended to write regular, brief pieces which might in some way
be useful to writers. I sought to make technical suggestions, offer general ...

Author: A.L. Kennedy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448130344

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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After six novels, five story collections and two books of non-fiction, and countless international prizes, A.L. Kennedy certainly has the authority to talk about the craft of writing books – it’s just a wonder she’s found the time. These are missives from the authorial front line – urgent and vivid, full of the excitement, fury and frustration of trying to make thousands of words into a publishable book. At the core of On Writing is the hugely popular blog that Kennedy writes for the Guardian – and we follow her during a three-year period when she finished one collection of stories and started another, and wrote a novel in between. Readers and aspiring writers will have almost everything they need to know about the complexities of researching, writing and publishing fiction, but they will be receiving this wisdom conversationally, from one of the funniest and most alert of our contemporary authors. Alongside the blogs are brilliant essays on character, voice, writers’ workshops and writers’ health and the book ends with the transcript of Kennedy’s celebrated one-person show about writing and language that she has performed round the world to huge acclaim. Read together, all these pieces add up to the most intimate master-class imaginable from one of the finest – and most humane – writers in our language.

Willa Cather on Writing

In this kind of writing the mood is the thing - all the little figures and stories are
mere improvisations that come out of it . What I got from Father Machebeuf ' s
letters was the mood , the spirit in which they accepted the accidents and
hardships of ...

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803263325

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 126

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"Whatever is felt upon the page without being specifically named there—that, one might say, is created." This famous observation appears in Willa Cather on Writing, a collection of essays and letters first published in 1949. In the course of it Cather writes, with grace and piercing clarity, about her own fiction and that of Sarah Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, and Katherine Mansfield, among others. She concludes, "Art is a concrete and personal and rather childish thing after all—no matter what people do to graft it into science and make it sociological and psychological; it is no good at all unless it is let alone to be itself—a game of make-believe, of re-production, very exciting and delightful to people who have an ear for it or an eye for it."

Dialogue on Writing

appear to have learned what we are teaching when in fact they have not. Am I
saying that if students can't explain something in writing, they don't knowit? Not
quite. Thatis, I acknowledge that some students can understand something well
and ...

Author: Geraldine DeLuca

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135647513

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Designed for courses on theories and methods of teaching college writing, this text is distinguished by its emphasis on giving teachers a foundation of knowledge for teaching writing to a diverse student body. As such, it is equally relevant for teacher training in basic writing, ESL, and first year composition, the premise being that in most colleges and universities today teachers of each of these types of courses encounter similar student populations and teaching challenges. Many instructors compile packets of articles for this course because they cannot find an appropriate collection in one volume. This text fills that gap. It includes in one volume: *the latest thinking about teaching and tutoring basic writing, ESL, and first year composition students; *seminal articles, carefully selected to be accessible to those new to the field, by classic authors in the field of composition and ESL, as well as a number of new voices; *attention to both theory and practice, but with an emphasis on practice; and *articles about non-traditional students, multiculturalism, and writing across the disciplines. The text includes suggestions for pedagogy and invitations for exploration to engage readers in reflection and in applications to their own teaching practice.

On Writing Qualitative Research

writers to find ways to evoke the stories of others and to tell the stories of
ourselves as researchers. (Ruth) Margot and Margaret were two of five people
who wrote Doing Qualitative Research: Circles within Circles, published by
Falmer Press ...

Author: Margaret Anzul

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135715427

Category: Education

Page: 240

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This text is both about writing up qualitative research and is itself a qualitative study. The written reflections of students on the writing process and the interpretations and presentations of their findings provide a base of data which the authors have, in turn, analyzed and incorporated into their text. They have added accounts of their own experiences, and those of their colleagues and other published authors. All of these are woven into a theoretical framework that discusses them in detail.