The Train Of Thought Writing Method

Having personally seen the train-of-thought writing method help so many new writers learn to organize, write, and polish their ideas into successful manuscripts, I offer this book to those who would do the same.

Author: Kathi Macias

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463449339

Category: Self-Help

Page: 96

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It is said that writing is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration. I absolutely agree, and Im sure most successful writers would echo my sentiments: Inspiration is the easy part. Over the years I have spoken with and taught beginning writers from all around the world, in all sorts of settings. I have helped them review, edit, and rewrite their work, and I have found one common thread among those would-be writers who eventually become published authors: They are willing to devote themselves to the not-so-easy part of writingthe 90 percent perspiration. As I worked with these many writers I discovered what I consider to be the simplest and most practical writing method availablethe train-of-thought method. This excellent, well known writing method did not originate with me, but it seems no one had ever taken the time to put the method in book form. I therefore decided to do so myself. This is not a book about proper grammar or punctuation, or how best to choose the voice or set the scene for your great American novel. There are already countless books covering those subjects, if thats what youre looking for. But if you want to know how best to take your thoughts and dreams and put them into a clear, compelling, readable manuscript, then this is the book for you. Having personally seen the train-of-thought writing method help so many new writers learn to organize, write, and polish their ideas into successful manuscripts, I offer this book to those who would do the same. May it direct and encourage you as you enter into the 90 percent perspiration phase of your writing careerthe serious phase through which true writers are formed.

A Complete Course in Phonography According to the Isaac Pitman Method

At the outset the writer will . of course , be unable to keep up with the speaker ,
but a few trials will render the labor less irksome and increase the speed of the
writer . ... and go through the same process which has made you so familiar with
longhand writing , the same process which has made you able to walk without ...
Do not interrupt the train of thought of the dictator by saying , “ What did you say ,
sir ?

Author: William Lesley Mason


ISBN: MINN:31951P011041775

Category: Shorthand

Page: 164

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A Manual of Phonography Or Writing by Sound a Natural Method of Writing by Signs that Represent Spoken Sounds

When writing in public , it will also be absolutely necessary to distinguish and
adhere to the train of thought which runs through the discourse , and to observe
the modes of its connection . This will naturally have a tendency to endue the
mind ...

Author: Sir Isaac Pitman


ISBN: NYPL:33433034357495

Category: Shorthand

Page: 72

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A Manual of Phonography Or Writing by Sound a Natural Method of Writing by Signs that Represent Spoken Sounds

When writing in public , it will also be absolutely necessary to distinguish and
adhere to the train of thought which runs through the discourse , and to observe
the modes of its connection . This will naturally have a tendency to endue the
mind ...

Author: Isaac Pitman


ISBN: NYPL:33433034357313

Category: Shorthand

Page: 72

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A Handbook of Phonography Or A New and Improved Method of Writing Words According to Their Sounds Being a Complete System of Phonic Shorthand

When writing in public , it will also be absolutely necessary to distinguish and
adhere to the train of thought which runs through the discourse , and to observe
the modes of its connection . This will naturally have a tendency to endue the
mind ...

Author: Edward James Jones


ISBN: OXFORD:600092962

Category: Shorthand

Page: 80

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Pitman s Journal of Commercial Education

38 - is one that throws a flood of light upon the imperfection of the method he had
to employ . ... preparing the pen to write this remark , the name of the publisher of
a book that had formed I lost the train of thought which led me to it . " And one of ...






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New Directions for Research in L2 Writing

Dual-task procedures deliberately seek to interfere with the train of thought by
asking participants to carry out the ... of the writing process and adequately
informative in some respects, fail to capture some of the covert process of writers
at work.

Author: S. Ransdell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402005385

Category: Psychology

Page: 277

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This book describes the current psycholinguistic research being conducted internationally on better understanding second language (L2) writing. It is based on an experimental research tradition arising from recent progress made in methodology, technology and theory in both native and second language writing. It is unique in that it is specifically geared to better understanding L2 writing and how it relates to L1 writing research in the psycholinguistic tradition.

Phenomenology of Practice

Meaning-Giving Methods in Phenomenological Research and Writing Max van
Manen. acted in the middle of the hustle and bustle of social and political life. But
as writing became very difficult for the aging Sartre, thinking became difficult as ...

Author: Max van Manen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315422633

Category: Psychology

Page: 412

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Max van Manen offers an extensive exploration of phenomenological traditions and methods for the human sciences. It is his first comprehensive statement of phenomenological thought and research in over a decade. Phenomenology of practice refers to the meaning and practice of phenomenology in professional contexts such as psychology, education, and health care, as well as to the practice of phenomenological methods in contexts of everyday living. Van Manen presents a detailed description of key phenomenological ideas as they have evolved over the past century; he then thoughtfully works through the methodological issues of phenomenological reflection, empirical methods, and writing that a phenomenology of practice offers to the researcher. Van Manen’s comprehensive work will be of great interest to all concerned with the interrelationship between being and acting in human sciences research and in everyday life. Max van Manen is the editor of the series Phenomenology of Practice,

The arm movement method of rapid writing

We then desire to do something. and the act of doing is called will. As concerns
writing. the process is as follows: through the eye the mind perceives tor-m: the
mind become conscious of said form and desires to produce it: the will says, “all ...

Author: C.P. Zaner

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785872306450

Category: History

Page: 112

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Plotinus and the Presocratics

Plotinus preferred to be completely immersed in his train of thought, writing down
his ideas continuously and ... using a rapid interchange between questioner and
responder.9 From Plotinus' style of lecturing and writing, it is important to focus ...

Author: Giannis Stamatellos

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791470628

Category: Philosophy

Page: 270

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The first book-length philosophical study on the Presocratic influences in Plotinus’ Enneads.

Writing on the Wall

4.2.4 Underdeveloped methods: A general observation Both the comparative
analysis and the visions reconstruction ... ideas cannot always be communicated
the moment they arise, which might interfere with a person's train of thought, ...

Author: Philip Van Notten

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581122657

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Although the significance of '9/11' is subject to debate, it is symbolic of a general sentiment of discontinuity whereby society is vulnerable to undefined and highly disruptive events. Recent catalysts of this sentiment are eye-catching developments such as the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and bird flu outbreaks, the Enron and Parmalat scandals, political assassinations in Sweden and the Netherlands, regime changes in Iraq and Afghanistan, and terrorist attacks in Bali, Istanbul, Madrid, and various parts of the Middle East. However, recent discontinuities should not be seen as evidence that discontinuities occur more frequently now than they did before. Looking back in history we see that disruptive processes are common. For example, 25 years ago few Europeans would have predicted the upcoming upheavals on their own continent: the collapse of communism, Berlin as the capital of a reunited Germany, the wars in the former Yugoslavia, the single European currency, and the near doubling of the number of European Union member states. Changes elsewhere have been no less discontinuous and unforeseen: the fall of the Asian tigers, the emergence of the Internet and mobile telecommunication, and the presidency of Nelson Mandela. Societal discontinuity is a relatively new area of concern in policy development. Since the 1970s the consideration of change and discontinuity has gained some ground over predictive forecasting, which tended to reason from continuous developments and linear processes. Rather than making forecasting the future, it has become popular to use scenarios as a manner to consider several possible futures. Scenarios are coherent descriptions of alternative hypothetical futures that reflect different perspectives on past, present, and future developments, which can serve as a basis for action. Scenario development aims to combine analytical knowledge with creative thinking in an effort to capture a wide range of possible future developments in a limited number of outlooks. Scenario development assumes that the future is uncertain and the directions in which current developments might range from the conventional to the revolutionary. In theory, scenario development is a way to consider future discontinuity. However, there are indications that the theoretical promise is not reflected in scenario practice. Research has shown that scenarios do not consider the idea of discontinuity as a matter of course. In our research, we found that a scenario study would benefit from efforts to create and foster a 'culture of curiosity' for exploring the future and the possible discontinuities rather than simply commissioning a scenario study to provide insights about the future. Only then can one read the writing on the wall of future developments.

Writing and Selling Magazine Articles

TRAIN - OF - THOUGHT METHOD A third way to organize an article — the Train -
ofThought method — is best of all . You as a serious writer cannot afford to ignore
this potent manner of assembling the various parts of an article . Thousands of ...

Author: Omer Henry


ISBN: UIUC:30112037770044

Category: Authorship

Page: 248

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The 12 Essential Skills for Great Preaching Second Edition

Finally, the predicates answer the question, “What is the writer saying about what
he is talking about? ... Like a well-maintained railway, the discipline of this
method will keep the preacher's train of thought from wandering off and ultimately

Author: Wayne McDill

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805464405

Category: Reference

Page: 305

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In this newly expanded second edition of 12 Essential Skills for Great Preaching, Dr. Wayne McDill draws on decades of experience as a preacher and homiletics professor to inspire other preachers to live up to their God-given potential. Here are twelve proven ways to pack more content and effectiveness into every sermon, covering all of the bases from general preparation to the end result of increasing each listener’s faith. Recent seminary graduates and seasoned pastors alike will identify skills that need personal improvement, and McDill encourages them to strengthen such areas at their own pace and in whatever order they feel is best. Every chapter in this new edition has been revised and updated. Also included are additional worksheet helps and sermon examples.

How We Write

A writer who regards a plan as a fixed specification for the text is missing its
distinctive quality: a writing plan is a mechanism for idea exploration and creative
design. ... to say) and rhetoric (how to say it—how to shape the text to meet the
demands of style, structure, audience and task). ... across them a few days later
and finding they either make no sense or lead to a completely different train of

Author: Mike Sharples

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134665396

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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How We Write is an accessible guide to the entire writing process, from forming ideas to formatting text. Combining new explanations of creativity with insights into writing as design, it offers a full account of the mental, physical and social aspects of writing. How We Write explores: how children learn to write the importance of reflective thinking processes of planning, composing and revising visual design of text cultural influences on writing global hypertext and the future of collaborative and on-line writing. By referring to a wealth of examples from writers such as Umberto Eco, Terry Pratchett and Ian Fleming, How We Write ultimately teaches us how to control and extend our own writing abilities. How We Write will be of value to students and teachers of language and psychology, professional and aspiring writers, and anyone interested in this familiar yet complex activity.

Christian Writers Market Guide 2006

The Train - of - Thought Writing Method — Practical , user - friendly help for
beginning writers . $ 18 postpaid . 28 . Write on Target : A Five - Phase Program
for Nonfiction Writers , by Dennis Hensley and Holly Miller — The craft of writing ,
the ...

Author: Sally E. Stuart


ISBN: 1400071240

Category: Authorship

Page: 627

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For more than twenty years, the Christian Writers' Market Guide has offered indispensable help to Christian writers. The 2006 edition includes up-to-date listings of over twelve hundred markets for books, articles, stories, poetry, greeting cards, and more, including information on forty new book publishers, eighty-three new periodicals, and thirty-four new literary agents.

How to Write an Essay Grades 6 8

Like brainstorming, this process frees up your ideas and keeps the “I-don't-like-
that-idea” voice quiet. Write for 15 minutes minimum. If you don't know what to
write, write “I don't know what to write,” until you get on a new train of thought.

Author: Gabriel Arquilevich

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 9781576904916

Category: Education

Page: 48

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Provides a variety of lessons for students in grades six through eight on the process of writing an essay.

The Train of Thought

that it controlled the number of words written instead of the time employed in
writing them , requiring the subject to write just one hundred words , regardless of
time . This method , though similar , does not possess all the possibilities of the
longer test which were enumerated above . ... require the subject to write a list of
words , but they differ from it in applying a stimulus to initiate the train of thought
and ...

Author: Clara Harrison Town


ISBN: UOM:39015059879042

Category: Insanity (Law)

Page: 53

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Thinking and Writing

This method is useful for personal writing or for discovering ideas as you go
along. Highly-Structured Draft When ... This method works well for writers who
find that frequent stops make them lose their train of thought. In a slow draft, you
write ...


Publisher: McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 0812368290

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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Christian Writers Market Guide 2007

Totally Honest Tax Tips for Writers — Answers all those tax questions specifically
applicable to the Christian writer. $10 postpaid. 17. ... Train-of-Thought Writing
Method — Practical, user-friendly help for beginning article writers. $18 postpaid.

Author: Sally Stuart

Publisher: WaterBrook Press

ISBN: 1400071259

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 630

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A trusted resource by Christian writers for more than two decades provides up-to-date information on more than 1,200 Christian literary markets, listing agents, special markets contacts, editorial services, writers' conferences and groups, contests, resources, a handy CD-ROM with text listings, and more. Original.

Effective Feature Writing

Writer Omer Henry calls his method of organization the “ Train of Thought . ” In
the Snow Plow he captures his reader ' s interest . During the Locomotive stage
he provides his readers with the direction his article will be taking . The Train of ...

Author: Clay Schoenfeld

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: WISC:89004235198

Category: Feature writing

Page: 310

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