The Dramatic Writer s Companion Second Edition

No ordinary guide to plotting, this handbook centers on the principle that character is key. “The character is not something added to the scene or to the story,” writes Dunne. “Rather, the character is the scene.

Author: Will Dunne

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226494111

Category: Reference

Page: 352

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In just eight years, The Dramatic Writer’s Companion has become a classic among playwrights and screenwriters. Thousands have used its self-contained character, scene, and story exercises to spark creativity, hone their writing, and improve their scripts. Having spent decades working with dramatists to refine and expand their existing plays and screenplays, Dunne effortlessly blends condensed dramatic theory with specific action steps—over sixty workshop-tested exercises that can be adapted to virtually any individual writing process and dramatic script. Dunne’s in-depth method is both instinctual and intellectual, allowing writers to discover new actions for their characters and new directions for their stories. The exercises can be used by those just starting the writing process and by those who have scripts already in development. With each exercise rooted in real-life issues from Dunne’s workshops, readers of this companion will find the combined experiences of more than fifteen hundred workshops in a single guide. This second edition is fully aligned with a brand-new companion book, Character, Scene, and Story, which offers forty-two additional activities to help writers more fully develop their scripts. The two books include cross-references between related exercises, though each volume can also stand alone. No ordinary guide to plotting, this handbook centers on the principle that character is key. “The character is not something added to the scene or to the story,” writes Dunne. “Rather, the character is the scene. The character is the story.” With this new edition, Dunne’s remarkable creative method will continue to be the go-to source for anyone hoping to take their story to the stage.

The Chicago Guide to Writing about Multivariate Analysis Second Edition

On Writing, Editing, and Publishing Jacques Barzun Telling about Society ... Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams The Dramatic Writer's Companion Will ...

Author: Jane E. Miller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226038193

Category: Reference

Page: 560

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Many different people, from social scientists to government agencies to business professionals, depend on the results of multivariate models to inform their decisions. Researchers use these advanced statistical techniques to analyze relationships among multiple variables, such as how exercise and weight relate to the risk of heart disease, or how unemployment and interest rates affect economic growth. Yet, despite the widespread need to plainly and effectively explain the results of multivariate analyses to varied audiences, few are properly taught this critical skill. The Chicago Guide to Writing about Multivariate Analysis is the book researchers turn to when looking for guidance on how to clearly present statistical results and break through the jargon that often clouds writing about applications of statistical analysis. This new edition features even more topics and real-world examples, making it the must-have resource for anyone who needs to communicate complex research results. For this second edition, Jane E. Miller includes four new chapters that cover writing about interactions, writing about event history analysis, writing about multilevel models, and the “Goldilocks principle” for choosing the right size contrast for interpreting results for different variables. In addition, she has updated or added numerous examples, while retaining her clear voice and focus on writers thinking critically about their intended audience and objective. Online podcasts, templates, and an updated study guide will help readers apply skills from the book to their own projects and courses. This continues to be the only book that brings together all of the steps involved in communicating findings based on multivariate analysis—finding data, creating variables, estimating statistical models, calculating overall effects, organizing ideas, designing tables and charts, and writing prose—in a single volume. When aligned with Miller’s twelve fundamental principles for quantitative writing, this approach will empower readers—whether students or experienced researchers—to communicate their findings clearly and effectively.

Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes Second Edition

On Writing, Editing, and Publishing Jacques Barzun Telling about Society ... Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams The Dramatic Writer's Companion Will ...

Author: Robert M. Emerson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226206868

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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In Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz, and Linda L. Shaw present a series of guidelines, suggestions, and practical advice for creating useful fieldnotes in a variety of settings, demystifying a process that is often assumed to be intuitive and impossible to teach. Using actual unfinished notes as examples, the authors illustrate options for composing, reviewing, and working fieldnotes into finished texts. They discuss different organizational and descriptive strategies and show how transforming direct observations into vivid descriptions results not simply from good memory but from learning to envision scenes as written. A good ethnographer, they demonstrate, must learn to remember dialogue and movement like an actor, to see colors and shapes like a painter, and to sense moods and rhythms like a poet. This new edition reflects the extensive feedback the authors have received from students and instructors since the first edition was published in 1995. As a result, they have updated the race, class, and gender section, created new sections on coding programs and revising first drafts, and provided new examples of working notes. An essential tool for budding social scientists, the second edition of Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes will be invaluable for a new generation of researchers entering the field.

The Library Companion Second Edition

... or almost all the works of the dramatic writers ( afterwards collected and published in a distinct form ) in single pieces as they originally appeared .

Author: Thomas Frognall Dibdin


ISBN: BL:A0018276358


Page: 899

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From Dissertation to Book Second Edition

On Writing, Editing, and Publishing jacques barzun Telling About Society ... gregory g. colomb, and joseph m. williams The Dramatic Writer's Companion will ...

Author: William Germano

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226062181

Category: Reference

Page: 184

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When a dissertation crosses my desk, I usually want to grab it by its metaphorical lapels and give it a good shake. “You know something!” I would say if it could hear me. “Now tell it to us in language we can understand!” Since its publication in 2005, From Dissertation to Book has helped thousands of young academic authors get their books beyond the thesis committee and into the hands of interested publishers and general readers. Now revised and updated to reflect the evolution of scholarly publishing, this edition includes a new chapter arguing that the future of academic writing is in the hands of young scholars who must create work that meets the broader expectations of readers rather than the narrow requirements of academic committees. At the heart of From Dissertation to Book is the idea that revising the dissertation is fundamentally a process of shifting its focus from the concerns of a narrow audience—a committee or advisors—to those of a broader scholarly audience that wants writing to be both informative and engaging. William Germano offers clear guidance on how to do this, with advice on such topics as rethinking the table of contents, taming runaway footnotes, shaping chapter length, and confronting the limitations of jargon, alongside helpful timetables for light or heavy revision. Germano draws on his years of experience in both academia and publishing to show writers how to turn a dissertation into a book that an audience will actually enjoy, whether reading on a page or a screen. Germano also acknowledges that not all dissertations can or even should become books and explores other, often overlooked, options, such as turning them into journal articles or chapters in an edited work. With clear directions, engaging examples, and an eye for the idiosyncrasies of academic writing, From Dissertation to Book reveals to recent PhDs the secrets of careful and thoughtful revision—a skill that will be truly invaluable as they add “author” to their curriculum vitae.

Cite Right Second Edition

On Writing, Editing, and Publishing Jacques Barzun Telling About Society ... Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams The Dramatic Writer's Companion Will ...

Author: Charles Lipson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226484648

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 213

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Explains the importance of using citations; outlines the various styles, including APA, MLA, and Chicago; and offers examples for each from a wide range of sources.

The Subversive Copy Editor Second Edition

... How to Negotiate Good Relationships with Your Writers, Your Colleagues, ... Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams The Dramatic Writer's Companion ...

Author: Carol Fisher Saller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226240107

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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Longtime manuscript editor and Chicago Manual of Style guru Carol Fisher Saller has negotiated many a standoff between a writer and editor refusing to compromise on the “rights” and “wrongs” of prose styling. Saller realized that when these sides squared off, it was often the reader who lost. In her search for practical strategies for keeping the peace, The Subversive Copy Editor was born. Saller’s ideas struck a chord, and the little book with big advice quickly became a must-have reference for copy editors everywhere. In this second edition, Saller adds new chapters, on the dangers of allegiance to outdated grammar and style rules and on ways to stay current in language and technology. She expands her advice for writers on formatting manuscripts for publication, on self-editing, and on how not to be “difficult.” Saller’s own gaffes provide firsthand (and sometimes humorous) examples of exactly what not to do. The revised content reflects today’s publishing practices while retaining the self-deprecating tone and sharp humor that helped make the first edition so popular. Saller maintains that through carefulness, transparency, and flexibility, editors can build trust and cooperation with writers. The Subversive Copy Editor brings a refreshingly levelheaded approach to the classic battle between writers and editors. This sage advice will prove useful and entertaining to anyone charged with the sometimes perilous task of improving the writing of others.

Catalogue of Printed Books

A Companion to the Lord's Table : meditations and prayers from ancient and modern authors . With an Twenty - first edition . London , [ 1830 ? ] ...



ISBN: NYPL:33433000291389



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Legal Writing in Plain English Second Edition

... Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams TheDramatic Writer's Companion Will Dunne Glossary of Typesetting Terms Richard Eckersley, Richard Angstadt, ...

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226031392

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful—all too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner’s Legal Writing in Plain English has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. Now the leading guide to clear writing in the field, this indispensable volume encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills. Accessible and witty, Legal Writing in Plain English draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and the book’s principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section. In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more classroom-friendly. He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. His book remains the standard guide for producing the jargon-free language that clients demand and courts reward.

Tales of the Field

On Writing Ethnography, Second Edition John Van Maanen ... and Joseph M. Williams The Dramatic Writer's Companion Will Dunne Glossary of Typesetting Terms ...

Author: John Van Maanen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226849645

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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John Van Maanen, an ethnographer of modern organizational structures, is one who believes that the real work begins when he returns to with his notes. He offers readers a survey of the narrative conventions associated with writing about culture and an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of various styles.

A Companion to Early Modern Women s Writing

... in anthologies of other writers' works, including the second edition of Ephelia's ... Behn's poetry also reflects the influence of her dramatic writing, ...

Author: Anita Pacheco

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470692776

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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This timely volume represents one of the first comprehensive, student-oriented guides to the under-published field of early modern women's writing. Brings together more than twenty leading international scholars to provide the definitive survey volume to the field of early modern women's writing Examines individual texts, including works by Mary Sidney, Margaret Cavendish and Aphra Behn Explores the historical context and generic diversity of early modern women's writing, as well as the theoretical issues that underpin its study Provides a clear sense of the full extent of women's contributions to early modern literary culture

The Political Speechwriter s Companion

In this second edition of The Political Speechwriter's Companion, written a decade after the original version, there is much of that.

Author: Robert A. Lehrman

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781506387758

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 536

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The Political Speechwriter's Companion: A Guide for Writers and Speakers guides students through a systematic “LAWS” approach (language, anecdote, wit, and support) that politicians can use to persuade their audiences into taking action. In the highly anticipated Second Edition, esteemed speechwriter and author Robert A. Lehrman has teamed up with one of the "go-to-guys" for political humor, Eric Schnure, to offer students an entertaining yet practical introduction to political speechwriting. This how-to guide explains how speakers can deliver: language the audience will understand and remember; anecdotes that make listeners laugh and cry; wit that pokes fun at opponents but also shows their own lighter side; and support in the way of statistics, examples, and testimony. Packed with annotated speeches from the most recent elections, technology tips, and interviews from speechwriting luminaries, this edition offers the most practical advice and strategies for a career in political communication.

The Pacific Crest Trail A Hiker s Companion Second Edition

No book (and no two authors) can answer every question about every plant and animal and historic site along a trail that is nearly 2,700 miles long.

Author: Karen Berger

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581572124

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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A guide to the Pacific Crest Trail describes the route in detail, as well as the plants and animals hikers will see along the way, tells stories about local history, and suggests other ways to enrich this hiking experience.

The Successful Pyrate Second Edition

Charles JOHNSON (Dramatic Writer.) ... If your Sorrows , Madam , Admit the Wretche's Comfort , a Companion , 1 humbly beg my Share ; when Beauty droops ...

Author: Charles JOHNSON (Dramatic Writer.)


ISBN: BL:A0019361648


Page: 62

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The Plays of Philip Massinger Advertisement to the second edition Introduction Essay on the writings of Massinger by John Ferriar c The virgin martyr The unnatural combat The Duke of Milan

... probably because it was the first that appeared in print : but this drama ... the Companion to the Play House , in the third class of dramatic writers ...

Author: Philip Massinger


ISBN: UCAL:B3287835

Category: Heraldic bookplates


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