The Art and Craft of Writing

Author: Maxim Gorky

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9780898750409

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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Renowned Soviet writers, Maxim Gorky, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Alexei Tolstoy and Konstantin Fedin reveal their unique experiences in their career. They provide a sound knowledge in all forms of the art of writing, how to write prose, the short stories, novels, verses and more. You can learn also how Soviet writers suffered when a decree declared their writing the property of the Republic, and the hardships they encountered during the Revolution and in Hitler's time to get their stories in print. This challenged them to pursue with a vengeance to get their stories printed regardless of the availability of supplies.Above all, these writers had stories to tell, they wanted the public to be aware. In this way a writer finds inspiration, the right words, the earnest desire and the motivation to undergo this chosen field that leaves to the rest of the world long after they are gone, with knowledge, a past and a heritage.Thus, writing is finding yourself, your methods, your individuality and your creativeness. Style is the most important. If a writer does not have style he cannot write. Rhythm, melody, vocabulary, and composition are interconnected like chess pieces. Above all, writing should not be an obsession but the only way in which you can create your work.

The Craft of Fiction

Written in a down-to-earth, candid style, William C. Knott provides pragmatic advice, insights, and encouragement for the aspiring writer. The book consists of three parts.

Author: Will Knott

Publisher: askmar publishing

ISBN: 9781935842279

Category: Fiction


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The Craft of Fiction contains the distilled wisdom and unique insights of a prolific author and talented English professor—that teaches the craft and craftsmanship of writing fiction. Adopted by many colleges and universities, it is a succinct, seminal work. Written in a down-to-earth, candid style, William C. Knott provides pragmatic advice, insights, and encouragement for the aspiring writer. The book consists of three parts. In the first part, “The World of Fiction,” he tells what goes on behind editorial doors, about writing for money, what can be expected from the trade of writing. The author describes what fiction is and discusses the monomania of writing—the bondage, the compulsion of writing. In the second part, “Nuts and Bolts,” the author gets into the specifics of creating fiction—discussing character and plot, transitions, dialogue, theme, etc., each with pertinent examples. In the last part, “The Act of Writing,” he sits the writer down and takes him into the actual writing of his short story or novel—outlining, openings, writing, rewriting, and getting published. The Craft of Fiction is designed to be used either as a supplementary text or as a class-wide adoption text. It is also ideal for use by a single student on a contract basis—for upon completion of the book—the student will have tangible work to submit either to a professor or publisher. It has been used successfully in both junior and four-year colleges. About the Fourth Edition Published in 2012, the fourth edition is provided in electronic book format. Electronic books have no fixed page numbers. However, for the purposes of the index, the page numbers listed correspond to hypertext links that are located at the same locations of the original text. (You can click on an index page link and be taken to that portion of the text.) Books cited that are available in Project Gutenberg have hypertext links. Additionally, 20 color photographs have been added to the book.

Software Craftsmanship

This book introduces the author's collection of wisdom under one umbrella: Software Craftmanship.

Author: Pete McBreen

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0201733862

Category: Computers

Page: 187

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By recognizing that software development is not a mechanical task, you can create better applications. Today's software development projects are often based on the traditional software engineering model, which was created to develop large-scale defense projects. Projects that use this antiquated industrial model tend to take longer, promise more, and deliver less. As the demand for software has exploded, the software engineering establishment has attempted to adapt to the changing times with short training programs that teach the syntax of coding languages. But writing code is no longer the hard part of development; the hard part is figuring out what to write. This kind of know-how demands a skilled craftsman, not someone who knows only how to pass a certification course. Software Craftsmanship presents an alternative--a craft model that focuses on the people involved in commercial software development. This book illustrates that it is imperative to turn from the technology-for-its-own-sake model to one that is grounded in delivering value to customers. The author, Pete McBreen, presents a method to nurture mastery in the programmer, develop creative collaboration in small developer teams, and enhance communications with the customer. The end result--skilled developers who can create, extend, and enhance robust applications. This book addresses the following topics, among others: Understanding customer requirements Identifying when a project may go off track Selecting software craftsmen for a particular project Designing goals for application development Managing software craftsmen Software Craftsmanship is written for programmers who want to become exceptional at their craft and for the project manager who wants to hire them. 0201733862B07242001

Writing to Sell

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

Author: Edwin Wildman

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 0342290363


Page: 122

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Navy Management Review

Craftsmanship Good writing is a most important element of the craftsmanship of
the lawyer . Clients expect lawyers to be good writers . I seldom interview an
applicant for a legal position without asking him these questions : Do you like to
write ...

Author: United States. Navy Department


ISBN: STANFORD:36105211328815



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The Faith of a Writer

In The Faith of a Writer, Oates discusses the subjects most important to the narrative craft, touching on topics such as inspiration, memory, self-criticism, and "the unique power of the unconscious.

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780061742705

Category: Reference

Page: 176

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A tribute to the brilliant craftsmanship of one of our most distinguished writers, providing valuable insight into her inspiration and her method Joyce Carol Oates is widely regarded as one of America's greatest contemporary literary figures. Having written in a number of genres -- prose, poetry, personal and critical essays, as well as plays -- she is an artist ideally suited to answer essential questions about what makes a story striking, a novel come alive, a writer an artist as well as a craftsman. In The Faith of a Writer, Oates discusses the subjects most important to the narrative craft, touching on topics such as inspiration, memory, self-criticism, and "the unique power of the unconscious." On a more personal note, she speaks of childhood inspirations, offers advice to young writers, and discusses the wildly varying states of mind of a writer at work. Oates also pays homage to those she calls her "significant predecessors" and discusses the importance of reading in the life of a writer. Oates claims, "Inspiration and energy and even genius are rarely enough to make 'art': for prose fiction is also a craft, and craft must be learned, whether by accident or design." In fourteen succinct chapters, The Faith of a Writer provides valuable lessons on how language, ideas, and experience are assembled to create art.

Modern Photoplay Writing Its Craftsmanship

teaching of creative arts is a subject shrouded in misconception and confused by
fallacious reasoning. Those there are who declare that photoplay writing, for
instance ...

Author: Howard T. Dimick


ISBN: UCAL:$B31777

Category: Motion picture authorship

Page: 392

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The Craft of Novel writing

Finally sitting down to write your first novel? Give yourself a head start in the cutthroat world of book publishing with this tome of priceless techniques and advice

Author: Dianne Doubtfire


ISBN: 0749003111

Category: Reference

Page: 97

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Finally sitting down to write your first novel? Give yourself a head start in the cutthroat world of book publishing with this tome of priceless techniques and advice

Navy Management Review

Craftsmanship Webster defines a craftsman “ as one who creates or performs
with skill or dexterity ; one who does work of consistently high quality . ... Good
writing is a most important element of the craftsmanship of the lawyer . Clients
expect ...

Author: United States. Navy Management Office


ISBN: MINN:31951P01174586I



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The Craft of Novel Writing

... should such a book be published ? ' As no one else could answer that question
, it wasn ' t . But the editors were unanimous in praising the craftsmanship
revealed in this manuscript . Result : an option on II2 THE CRAFT OF NOVEL

Author: Abraham Saul Burack


ISBN: STANFORD:36105047811018

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

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The Craftsmanship of the One act Play

writing of dialogue is difficult ; for others it is superlatively easy . But Sheridan's
couplet in “ Clio's Protest " is still very much to the point : You write with ease to
show ...

Author: Percival Wilde


ISBN: UCAL:B3565186

Category: Drama

Page: 396

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The Craftsmanship of the One Act Play

Chapter XXXIII: Dialogue and Literature FOR some persons the writing of
dialogue is difficult; for others it is superlatively easy. But Sheridan's couplet in "
Clio's Protest" is still very much to the point: You write with ease to show your
breeding, ...

Author: Percival Wilde





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The Craft and Business of Song Writing

If you do come up with a new idea or an unusual variation , but don ' t craft it well ,
it is unlikely that it will spark interest . There is , however , the chance that another
writer will realize you had a good idea but you didn ' t do it justice .

Author: John Braheny

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: UVA:X001819566

Category: Popular music

Page: 322

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On the workings of the music industry.

Sixty Years of Writing on Art Crafts in India

t is interesting to note that phrases like ' creative crafts ' and ' fine crafts ' are
gaining popular usage all over the world today and indeed justifiably enough to
express a developing consciousness for accepting art activity of every kind as
craft .

Author: Ram Dhamija

Publisher: Stosius Incorporated/Advent Books Division

ISBN: UOM:39015023589172

Category: Art

Page: 190

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Curriculum Or Craftsmanship

Elementary School Teachers in a Bureaucratic System Harry L. Gracey. In
teaching writing and arithmetic the craftsman teachers also attempt to use
material which is of intrinsic interest to the children, so that even though they must
conduct the ...

Author: Harry L. Gracey

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226305953

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Sociologist Harry L. Gracey spent two years studying an East-Coast school system, which he calls "Brookview," and determined that the bureaucratic social structure of schools can have a profound and irreversibly negative effect on the creativity of teachers. This volume tells the story of the "Wilbur Wright" elementary school in Brookview. It examines the relationship between the educational institution as a bureaucracy and the goals of the two main types of teaching orientation found in elementary schools such as Wright. The majority of teachers are "production" oriented. They believe that their job is to see that the children in their charge complete as much of the standardized grade level curriculum as possible during the school year. They do achieve some success in preparing children for life in a society where bureaucracy is the dominant form of social organization. The other significant type of teaching orientation is that of the "craftsmen." These instructors see their goal as the development of each individual's learning potential, with the curriculum built upon the specific needs and interests of each child. Bureaucratic school structures do nothing to promote this kind of teaching. Any ideas that are at variance with the school's organizational structure will fail. The craftsman teachers do not have the time to communicate the standardized programs desired by the school board and also to make use of their own individualistic techniques. Further, the continued use of the former cancels the effects of the craftsman approach. In delineating his conclusions, Professor Gracey includes his observations on the community and educational setting of the study, the two types of teachers, the administration, the parents, and the children's response to educational organization. This study is unique in approaching its educational subject matter from a sociological point of view; Professor Gracey intended it as a study of behavior in organizations. It should also serve educational goals, however, and will therefore interest educators and concerned citizens as well as sociologists.

Scribal Correction and Literary Craft

Writing. well. And in hir [----]{term}es / sette hir lust and peyne San Marino,
Huntington Library, MS El. 26.C.9, f. ... Craftsmanship involves what David Pye
calls 'risk', the possibility of variable standards of execution of the design, but
craftsmen ...

Author: Daniel Wakelin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107076228

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 366

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This extensive survey of scribal correction in English manuscripts explores what correcting reveals about attitudes to books, language and literature in late medieval England. Daniel Wakelin surveys a range of manuscripts and genres, but focuses especially on poems by Chaucer, Hoccleve and Lydgate, and on prose works such as chronicles, religious instruction and practical lore. His materials are the variants and corrections found in manuscripts, phenomena usually studied only by editors or palaeographers, but his method is the close reading and interpretation typical of literary criticism. From the corrections emerge often overlooked aspects of English literary thinking in the late Middle Ages: scribes, readers and authors seek, though often fail to achieve, invariant copying, orderly spelling, precise diction, regular verse and textual completeness. Correcting reveals their impressive attention to scribal and literary craft - its rigour, subtlety, formalism and imaginativeness - in an age with little other literary criticism in English.

The Traditional Crafts of Japan Writing utensils and household Buddhist altars

Many temples were built in the Okazaki area during the seventh and eighth
centuries ; one can imagine that many craftsmen from throughout Japan gathered
in the area at that time , and that they brought varied skills with them . same plane



ISBN: UCSD:31822007849011

Category: Buddhist shrines


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1. Textiles I--2. Textiles II--3. Cermanics--4. Lacquerware--5. Wood and Bamboo--6. Metal and Stone--7. Paper and Dolls--8. Writing utensils and household Buddhist altars--A. Weaving and Dyeing--B. Ceramics and Lacquer--C. Woodworking and Metalworking--D. Papermaking and Brushes and Sumi ink.

The Writing Craft

It demands that you : -Learn to write for a different audience . -Learn the craft and
art of writing . -Learn the guidelines to measure your writing . WRITING FOR A
DIFFERENT AUDIENCE Up to the point you decided to launch a professional ...

Author: Edward D. Yates

Publisher: Contemporary Publishing Company of Raleigh

ISBN: CORNELL:31924001545312

Category: Authorship.

Page: 235

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