The Chicago Guide to Fact Checking

Why we fact-check -- What we fact-check -- How we fact-check -- Checking different types of facts -- Sourcing -- Record keeping -- Test your skills -- Appendix one: "Test your skills" answer key -- Appendix two: Suggested reading and ...

Author: Brooke Borel

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226290935

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This is an accessible, one-stop guide to the why, what, and how of contemporary fact-checking. Brooke Borel, an experienced fact-checker, draws on the expertise of more than 200 writers, editors, and fellow checkers representing the New Yorker, Popular Science, This American Life, Vogue, and many other outlets. She covers best practices for fact-checking in a variety of media - from magazine articles, both print and online, to books and documentaries - and from the perspective of both in-house and freelance checkers. She also offers advice on navigating relationships with writers, editors, and sources; considers the realities of fact-checking on a budget and checking one's own work; and reflects on the place of fact-checking in today's media landscape

The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science

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Author: Scott L. Montgomery

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226144504

Category: Reference

Page: 312

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This book is a comprehensive guide to scientific communication that has been used widely in courses and workshops as well as by individual scientists and other professionals since its first publication in 2002. This revision accounts for the many ways in which the globalization of research and the changing media landscape have altered scientific communication over the past decade. With an increased focus throughout on how research is communicated in industry, government, and non-profit centers as well as in academia, it now covers such topics as the opportunities and perils of online publishing, the need for translation skills, and the communication of scientific findings to the broader world, both directly through speaking and writing and through the filter of traditional and social media. It also offers advice for those whose research concerns controversial issues, such as climate change and emerging viruses, in which clear and accurate communication is especially critical to the scientific community and the wider world.

100 Activities for Teaching Study Skills

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Author: Catherine Dawson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526452207


Page: 376

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100 Activities for Teaching Study Skills is a sourcebook of activities for study skills tutors, teachers and support staff. This practical, user-friendly guide is designed to complement your existing study skills materials, and provide innovative and imaginative ways for you to motivate and engage your students. Activities include: Study preparation and time management Reading, writing and listening Independent study and group-work Dissertations, reports and projects Critical and creative thinking Revision, examinations and tests. All activities contain clear guidance about the purpose, level and type of activity, along with a range of discussion notes that signpost key issues and research insights. Students are encouraged to reflect on and develop their study skills, while connecting them to subject content and the process of learning, so that they become more motivated, enhance their learning and increase their chances of success.

The Copyeditor s Handbook

A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications Amy Einsohn, Marilyn Schwartz. Younging, Gregory. ... The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking.

Author: Amy Einsohn

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520972278

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

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Unstuffy, hip, and often funny, The Copyeditor’s Handbook has become an indispensable resource both for new editors and for experienced hands who want to refresh their skills and broaden their understanding of the craft of copyediting. This fourth edition incorporates the latest advice from language authorities, usage guides, and new editions of major style manuals, including The Chicago Manual of Style. It registers the tectonic shifts in twenty-first-century copyediting: preparing text for digital formats, using new technologies, addressing global audiences, complying with plain language mandates, ensuring accessibility, and serving self-publishing authors and authors writing in English as a second language. The new edition also adds an extensive annotated list of editorial tools and references and includes a bit of light entertainment for language lovers, such as a brief history of punctuation marks that didn’t make the grade, the strange case of razbliuto, and a few Easter eggs awaiting discovery by keen-eyed readers. The fourth edition features updates on the transformation of editorial roles in today’s publishing environment new applications, processes, and protocols for on-screen editing major changes in editorial resources, such as online dictionaries and language corpora, new grammar and usage authorities, online editorial communities, and web-based research tools When you’re ready to test your mettle, pick up The Copyeditor’s Workbook: Exercises and Tips for Honing Your Editorial Judgment, the essential new companion to the handbook.

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks Second Edition

A Guide to Academic Publishing Success Wendy Laura Belcher ... and William T. FitzGerald The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking Brooke Borel Writing Abroad ...

Author: Wendy Laura Belcher

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226500089

Category: Reference

Page: 368

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“Wow. No one ever told me this!” Wendy Laura Belcher has heard this countless times throughout her years of teaching and advising academics on how to write journal articles. Scholars know they must publish, but few have been told how to do so. So Belcher made it her mission to demystify the writing process. The result was Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks, which takes this overwhelming task and breaks it into small, manageable steps. For the past decade, this guide has been the go-to source for those creating articles for peer-reviewed journals. It has enabled thousands to overcome their anxieties and produce the publications that are essential to succeeding in their fields. With this new edition, Belcher expands her advice to reach beginning scholars in even more disciplines. She builds on feedback from professors and graduate students who have successfully used the workbook to complete their articles. A new chapter addresses scholars who are writing from scratch. This edition also includes more targeted exercises and checklists, as well as the latest research on productivity and scholarly writing. Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks is the only reference to combine expert guidance with a step-by-step workbook. Each week, readers learn a feature of strong articles and work on revising theirs accordingly. Every day is mapped out, taking the guesswork and worry out of writing. There are tasks, templates, and reminders. At the end of twelve weeks, graduate students, recent PhDs, postdoctoral fellows, adjunct instructors, junior faculty, and international faculty will feel confident they know that the rules of academic publishing and have the tools they need to succeed.

The Truth Matters

A Citizen's Guide to Separating Facts from Lies and Stopping Fake News in Its Tracks Bruce ... BOOKS: Brooke Borel, The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking.

Author: Bruce Bartlett

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9780399581175

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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Distinguish fake news from reliable journalism with this clear and concise handbook by New York Times best-selling author Bruce Bartlett. Today’s media and political landscapes are littered with untrustworthy sources and the dangerous concept of “fake news.” This accessible guide helps you fight this deeply troubling trend and ensure that truth is not a permanent casualty. Written by Capitol Hill veteran and author Bruce Bartlett, The Truth Matters presents actionable tips and tricks for reading critically, judging sources, using fact-checking sites, avoiding confirmation bias, identifying trustworthy experts, and more.

Cite Right Third Edition

A Quick Guide to Citation Styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, ... The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking Brooke Borel The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, ...

Author: Charles Lipson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226431246

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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Cite Right is the perfect guide for anyone who needs to learn a new citation style or who needs an easy reference to Chicago, MLA, APA, AMA, and other styles. Each chapter serves as a quick guide that introduces the basics of a style, explains who might use it, and then presents an abundance of examples. This edition includes updates reflecting the most recent editions of The Chicago Manual of Style and the MLA Handbook. With this book, students and researchers can move smoothly among styles with the confidence they are getting it right.

Digital Influence Warfare in the Age of Social Media

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Author: James J. F. Forest

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440870101

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

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This book brings together three important dimensions of our everyday lives. First is digital—the online ecosystem of information providers and tools, from websites, blogs, discussion forums, and targeted email campaigns to social media, video streaming, and virtual reality. Second, influence—the most effective ways people can be persuaded, in order to shape their beliefs in ways that lead them to embrace one set of beliefs and reject others. And finally, warfare—wars won by the information and disinformation providers who are able to influence behavior in ways they find beneficial to their political, social, and other goals. The book provides a wide range of specific examples that illustrate the ways people are being targeted by digital influencers. There is much more to digital influence warfare than terrorist propaganda, "fake news," or Russian efforts to manipulate elections: chapters examine post-truth narratives, fabricated "alternate facts," and brainwashing and disinformation within the context of various political, scientific, security, and societal debates. The final chapters examine how new technical tools, critical thinking, and resilience can help thwart digital influence warfare efforts.

The Media Savvy Middle School Classroom

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Author: Susan Brooks-Young

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000179781

Category: Education

Page: 82

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The Media-Savvy Middle School Classroom is a practical guide for teachers of Grades 5-8 who want to help their students achieve mastery of media literacy skills. Today’s fake news, alternative facts, and digital manipulations are compromising the critical thinking and well-being of middle grade learners already going through significant personal changes. This actionable book prepares teachers to help their students become informed consumers of online resources. Spanning correct source use, personal versus expert opinions, deliberate disinformation, social media, and more, these ready-to-use activities can be integrated directly into existing language arts and mathematics lesson plans.

An Editor s Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. Rick Anderson. 2018. Scholarly Communication. What Everyone Needs to Know.

Author: Michael Hochberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198804789

Category: Science publishing

Page: 253

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A good research paper is more than just a clear, concise, scientific expose. It is a document that needs to go beyond the science to attract attention. There are both strict and less definable norms for doing this, but many authors are unaware as to what they are or their use. Publishing is rapidly changing, and needs to be explained with a fresh perspective. Simply writing good, clear, concise, science is no longer enough-there is a different mind-set now required that students need to adopt if they are to succeed. The purpose of this book is to provide the foundations of this new approach for both young scientists at the start of their careers, as well as for more experienced scientists to teach the younger generation. Most importantly, the book will make the reader think in a fresh, creative, and novel way about writing and publishing science. This is an introductory guide suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professional researchers in both the life and physical sciences.

Information Literacy and Libraries in the Age of Fake News

The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2016. Canby, Peter. “Fact-Checking at The New Yorker,” In Victor S. Navasky and Evan ...

Author: Denise E. Agosto

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440864193

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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Going beyond the fake news problem, this book tackles the broader issue of teaching library users of all types how to become more critical consumers and sharers of information. • Offers a means to learn how to step into their vital role as leaders helping their communities to more critically evaluate information • Features ways to master the concept of critical information literacy, information ethics related to online information sharing, and other core concepts related to information literacy, fake news, and teaching users about source evaluation • Encourages readers to view libraries as the ideal institutions for combating the fake news problem

Going Public

A Guide for Social Scientists Arlene Stein, Jessie Daniels ... Joseph Bizup, and William T. FitzGerald The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking Brooke Borel ...

Author: Arlene Stein

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226364810

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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At a time when policy discussions are dominated by “I feel” instead of “I know,” it is more important than ever for social scientists to make themselves heard. When those who possess in-depth training and expertise are excluded from public debates about pressing social issues—such as climate change, the prison system, or healthcare—vested interests can sway public opinion in uninformed ways. Yet few graduate students, researchers, or faculty know how to do this kind of work—or feel empowered to do it. While there has been an increasing call for social scientists to engage more broadly with the public, concrete advice for starting the conversation has been in short supply. Arlene Stein and Jessie Daniels seek to change this with Going Public, the first guide that truly explains how to be a public scholar. They offer guidance on writing beyond the academy, including how to get started with op-eds and articles and later how to write books that appeal to general audiences. They then turn to the digital realm with strategies for successfully building an online presence, cultivating an audience, and navigating the unique challenges of digital world. They also address some of the challenges facing those who go public, including the pervasive view that anything less than scholarly writing isn’t serious and the stigma that one’s work might be dubbed “journalistic.” Going Public shows that by connecting with experts, policymakers, journalists, and laypeople, social scientists can actually make their own work stronger. And by learning to effectively add their voices to the conversation, researchers can help make sure that their knowledge is truly heard above the digital din.

Digital Investigative Journalism

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Author: Oliver Hahn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319972831

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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In the post-digital era, investigative journalism around the world faces a revolutionary shift in the way information is gathered and interpreted. Reporters in the field are confronted with data sources, new logics of information dissemination, and a flood of disinformation. Investigative journalists are working with programmers, designers and scientists to develop innovative tools and hands-on approaches that assist them in disclosing the misuse of power and uncovering injustice. This volume provides an overview of the most sophisticated techniques of digital investigative journalism: data and computational journalism, which investigates stories hidden in numbers; immersive journalism, which digs into virtual reality; drone journalism, which conquers hitherto inaccessible territories; visual and interactive journalism, which reforms storytelling with images and audience perspectives; and digital forensics and visual analytics, which help to authenticate digital content and identify sources in order to detect manipulation. All these techniques are discussed against the backdrop of international political scenarios and globally networked societies. This edited volume, written by renowned international media practitioners and scholars, is full of illuminating insights into digital investigative journalism and addresses professional journalists, journalism researchers and students.

Skewed Studies Exploring the Limits and Flaws of Health and Psychology Research

The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking. Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Broad, William, and Nicholas ...

Author: Sally Kuykendall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440863998

Category: Medical

Page: 202

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This book is an indispensable resource for students, researchers, and general readers who want to think more critically about the health news they see and hear. It outlines the research process and explores the many issues that can arise. "People Who Drink Coffee Live Longer." "Students Learn Better When Listening to Classical Music." "Scientists Discover the Gene That Causes Obesity." We are constantly bombarded with reports of "groundbreaking" health findings that use attention-grabbing headlines and seem to be backed by credible science. Yet many of these studies and the news articles that discuss them fall prey to a variety of problems that can produce misleading and inaccurate results. Some of these may be easy to notice—like a research study on the benefits of red meat funded by the beef industry, or a study with a sample size of only 10 people—but others are much harder to spot. Skewed Studies: Exploring the Limits and Flaws of Health and Psychology Research examines the most pervasive problems plaguing health research and reporting today, using clear, accessible language and employing real-world examples to illustrate key concepts. Beyond simply outlining issues, it provides readers with the knowledge and skills to evaluate research studies and news reports for themselves, improving their health literacy and critical thinking skills. Brings together and thoroughly explores the many ways in which health research and reporting can be flawed and problematic Improves readers' critical thinking skills and gives them practical tools to better evaluate the health information they come across Explains scientific and statistical concepts in clear, easy-to-understand language Includes a curated and annotated directory of resources for readers seeking additional information

The Nomad Editor

The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking. Chicago, IL: U of Chicago P, 2016. Chiarella, Tom. Writing Dialogue: How to Create Memorable Voices and Fictional ...

Author: Tyler R. Tichelaar

Publisher: Marquette Fiction


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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Is your English degree collecting dust? Wouldn’t you love to work from anywhere, engaged in work you enjoy, while working for yourself and meeting all your financial needs? If you find this combination of freedom and interesting work appealing, The Nomad Editor will give you the tools you need to put your language skills, degree, and imagination to work for you as a freelance editor. And because the self-publishing revolution continues to expand, editors are needed now more than ever. Work is abundant, and The Nomad Editor will help you find it. Join Tyler R. Tichelaar, PhD, author, editor, and owner of Superior Book Productions, for an up-close-and-personal look at what it takes to be a freelance editor. In The Nomad Editor, you will discover how to: · Acquire the basic skills and knowledge of an editor · Determine what to charge · Set up your own business · Market your skills to compatible and lucrative clients · Provide outstanding value · Avoid clients who would eat you alive · Juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines · Never work for someone else again Best of all, you’ll be able to set your own hours, work from home or anywhere you want, supplement or replace your current income, create financial stability for yourself and your family, and do work you’ll love. Plus, you’ll know you’re making a difference by helping to bring entertainment and education to millions. Your new life of freedom as a freelance editor awaits you. Just open this book to claim it.


The Craft of Research Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup, and William T. FitzGerald The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking ...

Author: Ted Conover

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226113234

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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Over three and a half decades, Ted Conover has ridden the rails with hoboes, crossed the border with Mexican immigrants, guarded prisoners in Sing Sing, and inspected meat for the USDA. His books and articles chronicling these experiences, including the award-winning Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, have made him one of the premier practitioners of immersion reporting. In immersion reporting—a literary cousin to ethnography, travel writing, and memoir—the writer fully steps into a new world or culture, participating in its trials, rites, and rituals as a member of the group. The end results of these firsthand experiences are familiar to us from bestsellers such as Nickel and Dimed and Behind the Beautiful Forevers. But in a world of wary strangers, where does one begin? Conover distills decades of knowledge into an accessible resource aimed at writers of all levels. He covers how to “get into” a community, how to conduct oneself once inside, and how to shape and structure the stories that emerge. Conover is also forthright about the ethics and consequences of immersion reporting, preparing writers for the surprises that often surface when their piece becomes public. Throughout, Conover shares anecdotes from his own experiences as well as from other well-known writers in this genre, including Alex Kotlowitz, Anne Fadiman, and Sebastian Junger. It’s a deep-in-the-trenches book that all aspiring immersion writers should have in hand as they take that first leap into another world.

Digital Journalism Studies

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Author: Bob Franklin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315406084

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

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Digital Journalism Studies: The Key Concepts provides an authoritative, research-based "first stop-must read" guide to the study of digital journalism. This cutting-edge text offers a particular focus on developments in digital media technologies and their implications for all aspects of the working practices of journalists and the academic field of journalism studies, as well as the structures, funding and products of the journalism industries. A selection of entries include the topics: Artificial intelligence; Citizen journalism; Clickbait; Drone journalism; Fake news; Hyperlocal journalism; Native advertising; News bots; Non-profit journalism; User comment threads; Viral news; WikiLeaks. Digital Journalism Studies: The Key Concepts is an accessible read for students, academics and researchers interested in Digital Journalism and Digital Journalism Studies, as well as the broader fields of media, communication and cultural studies.

What Editors Do

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Author: Peter Ginna

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226300030

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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Editing is an invisible art where the very best work goes undetected. Editors strive to create books that are enlightening, seamless, and pleasurable to read, all while giving credit to the author. This makes it all the more difficult to truly understand the range of roles they inhabit while shepherding a project from concept to publication. In What Editors Do, Peter Ginna gathers essays from twenty-seven leading figures in book publishing about their work. Representing both large houses and small, and encompassing trade, textbook, academic, and children’s publishing, the contributors make the case for why editing remains a vital function to writers—and readers—everywhere. Ironically for an industry built on words, there has been a scarcity of written guidance on how to actually approach the work of editing. This book will serve as a compendium of professional advice and will be a resource both for those entering the profession (or already in it) and for those outside publishing who seek an understanding of it. It sheds light on how editors acquire books, what constitutes a strong author-editor relationship, and the editor’s vital role at each stage of the publishing process—a role that extends far beyond marking up the author’s text. This collection treats editing as both art and craft, and also as a career. It explores how editors balance passion against the economic realities of publishing. What Editors Do shows why, in the face of a rapidly changing publishing landscape, editors are more important than ever.

The Business of Being a Writer

... Joseph Bizup, and William T. FitzGerald The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking Brooke Borel Writing Abroad Peter Chilson and Joanne B. Mulcahy Immersion Ted ...

Author: Jane Friedman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226393339

Category: Reference

Page: 368

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Writers talk about their work in many ways: as an art, as a calling, as a lifestyle. Too often missing from these conversations is the fact that writing is also a business. The reality is, those who want to make a full- or part-time job out of writing are going to have a more positive and productive career if they understand the basic business principles underlying the industry. The Business of Being a Writer offers the business education writers need but so rarely receive. It is meant for early-career writers looking to develop a realistic set of expectations about making money from their work or for working writers who want a better understanding of the industry. Writers will gain a comprehensive picture of how the publishing world works—from queries and agents to blogging and advertising—and will learn how they can best position themselves for success over the long term. Jane Friedman has more than twenty years of experience in the publishing industry, with an emphasis on digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is encouraging without sugarcoating, blending years of research with practical advice that will help writers market themselves and maximize their writing-related income. It will leave them empowered, confident, and ready to turn their craft into a career.

Writing Fiction Tenth Edition

Permissions, A Survival Guide Susan M. Bielstein The Craft of Translation John Biguenet and Rainer Schulte, editors The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking ...

Author: Janet Burroway

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226616728

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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More than 250,000 copies sold! A creative writer’s shelf should hold at least three essential books: a dictionary, a style guide, and Writing Fiction. Janet Burroway’s best-selling classic is the most widely used creative writing text in America, and for more than three decades it has helped hundreds of thousands of students learn the craft. Now in its tenth edition, Writing Fiction is more accessible than ever for writers of all levels—inside or outside the classroom. This new edition continues to provide advice that is practical, comprehensive, and flexible. Burroway’s tone is personal and nonprescriptive, welcoming learning writers into the community of practiced storytellers. Moving from freewriting to final revision, the book addresses “showing not telling,” characterization, dialogue, atmosphere, plot, imagery, and point of view. It includes new topics and writing prompts, and each chapter now ends with a list of recommended readings that exemplify the craft elements discussed, allowing for further study. And the examples and quotations throughout the book feature a wide and diverse range of today’s best and best-known creators of both novels and short stories. This book is a master class in creative writing that also calls on us to renew our love of storytelling and celebrate the skill of writing well. There is a very good chance that one of your favorite authors learned the craft with Writing Fiction. And who knows what future favorite will get her start reading this edition?