The Work of Writing

This work documents the growing professionalisation of writing in the 1700s, as well as the ways in which both nationalist and entrepreneurial impulses worked to exclude women writers from the new category of professional writer in the 19th ...

Author: Clifford Siskin

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801862841

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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This work documents the growing professionalisation of writing in the 1700s, as well as the ways in which both nationalist and entrepreneurial impulses worked to exclude women writers from the new category of professional writer in the 19th century.

The Work of Writing

In The Work of Writing, Rankin challenges these assumptions by encouraging the professional writer to develop a strong writing voice and become fully engaged with the writing process, thus producing written work that is lively and engaging.

Author: Elizabeth Rankin

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015054288744

Category: Education

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Professional and academic writing is often seen as dull, dry, and as boring to write as it is to read. In The Work of Writing, Rankin challenges these assumptions by encouraging the professional writer to develop a strong writing voice and become fully engaged with the writing process, thus producing written work that is lively and engaging. This book will give academic practitioners and other professionals critical help in determining what to write, how to write it, and how to position their written works succesfully for the markets they wish to reach. Rather than a style manual, The Work of Writing focuses on the thinking, strategizing, and decision making that goes on in the heads of academic and professional writers. In doing so, it deals with the complex issues of purpose, audience, genre, and voice that all writers face. Drawing on collective experience of academic and professional readers as well as writers, Rankin offers a framework to help writers think about their writing in realistic, practical, and productive ways. The book offers specific examples and "real-life" scenarios that are familiar to all academic writers--and by extension, to practicing professionals as well.

Marginal Words Marginal Work

This collection focuses on helping the academy understand writing centers and, more importantly, articulates how writing centers move beyond remediation and become centers of learning and teaching through fostering productive working ...

Author: William J. Macauley

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UCSC:32106019486775

Category: Education

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How can we tutor our campus communities, administrators, faculty, and students toward the most effective use of writing center resources? Based on the premise that writing centers know how to guide learners toward more productive and successful work, this volume includes scholarship that provides historical, theoretical, and practical guidance for both writing centers and their campus communities. This collection focuses on helping the academy understand writing centers and, more importantly, articulates how writing centers move beyond remediation and become centers of learning and teaching through fostering productive working relationships.

The Work of Life Writing

At a time when memoir and other forms of life writing are being produced and consumed in unprecedented numbers, this book reminds readers that memoir is not mainly a "literary" genre or mere entertainment.

Author: G. Thomas Couser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000367379

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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Life writing, in its various forms, does work that other forms of expression do not; it bears on the world in a way distinct from imaginative genres like fiction, drama, and poetry; it acts in and on history in significant ways. Memoirs of illness and disability often seek to depathologize the conditions that they recount. Memoirs of parents by their children extend or alter relations forged initially face to face in the home. At a time when memoir and other forms of life writing are being produced and consumed in unprecedented numbers, this book reminds readers that memoir is not mainly a "literary" genre or mere entertainment. Similarly, letters are not merely epiphenomena of our "real lives." Correspondence does not just serve to communicate; it enacts and sustains human relationships. Memoir matters, and there’s life in letters. All life writing arises of our daily lives and has distinctive impacts on them and the culture in which we live.

The Poets Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer

Everything You Need to Know About Craft, Inspiration, Agents, Editors,
Publishing, and the Business of Building a Sustainable Writing Career Kevin
Larimer, Mary Gannon. the right to reprint the work in subsequent editions or
anthologies, and ...

Author: Kevin Larimer

Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781982123079

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

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The definitive source of information, insight, and advice for creative writers, from the nation’s largest and most trusted organization for writers, Poets & Writers. For half a century, writers at every stage of their careers have turned to the literary nonprofit organization Poets & Writers and its award-winning magazine for resources to foster their professional development, from writing prompts and tips on technique to informative interviews with published authors, literary agents, and editors. But never before has Poets & Writers marshaled its fifty years’ worth of knowledge to create an authoritative guide for writers that answers every imaginable question about craft and career—until now. Here is the writing bible for authors of all genres and forms, covering topics such as how to: -Harness your imagination and jump-start your creativity -Develop your work from initial idea to final draft -Find a supportive and inspiring writing community to sustain your career -Find the best MFA program for you -Publish your work in literary magazines and develop a platform -Research writing contests and other opportunities to support your writing life -Decide between traditional publishing and self-publishing -Find the right literary agent -Anticipate what agents look for in queries and proposals -Work successfully with an editor and your publishing team -Market yourself and your work in a digital world -Approach financial planning and taxes as a writer -And much more Written by Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon, the two most recent editors of Poets & Writers Magazine, this book brings an unrivaled understanding of the areas in which writers seek guidance and support. Filled with insider information like sample query letters, pitch letters, lists of resources, and worksheets for calculating freelance rates, tracking submissions, and managing your taxes, the guide does more than demystify the writing life—it also provides an array of powerful tools for building a sustainable career as a writer. In addition to the wealth of insights into creativity, publishing, and promotion are first-person essays from bestselling authors, including George Saunders, Christina Baker Kline, and Ocean Vuong, as well as reading lists from award-winning writers such as Anthony Doerr, Cheryl Strayed, and Natalie Diaz. Here, at last, is the ultimate comprehensive resource that belongs on every writer’s desk.

The Work of Teaching Writing

In this book, Joseph Harris explores how the work of teaching writing has been depicted in novels, films, and plays to reveal what teachers can learn from studying not just theories of discourse, rhetoric, or pedagogy but also accounts of ...

Author: Joseph Harris

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607329725

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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Film and literature can illuminate the experience of teaching and learning writing in ways that academic books and articles often miss. In particular, popular books and movies about teaching reveal the crucial importance of taking students seriously as writers and intellectuals. In this book, Joseph Harris explores how the work of teaching writing has been depicted in novels, films, and plays to reveal what teachers can learn from studying not just theories of discourse, rhetoric, or pedagogy but also accounts of the lived experience of teaching writing. Each chapter examines a fictional representation of writing classes—Dead Poets Society, Up the Down Staircase, Educating Rita, Push, and more—and shifts the conversation from how these works portray teachers to how they dramatize the actual work of teaching. Harris considers scenes of instruction from different stages of the writing process and depictions of students and teachers at work together to highlight the everyday aspects of teaching writing. In the writing classroom the ideas of teachers come to life in the work of their students. The Work of Teaching Writing shows what fiction, film, and drama can convey about the moment of exchange between teacher and student as they work together to create new insights into writing. It will interest both high school and undergraduate English teachers, as well as graduate students and scholars in composition and rhetoric, literary studies, and film studies.

The Work of Literature

The Work of Literature presents a fresh approach to the question of the value of literature, posing and responding to questions about the way we read and write about literature, its value to individuals and society, how it is best ...

Author: Derek Attridge

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198733195

Category: Art

Page: 320

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This book presents a fresh approach to the question of the distinctiveness and value of literature, developing the author's influential earlier study, The Singularity of Literature, in a number of directions. The book includes an extensive cross-examination, in which Attridge poses and responds to a number of questions about the way we read and write about literature, its value to individuals and society, how it is best approached by readers and critics,and how it retains its power to give pleasure over decades and centuries. Other chapters address questions of ethics, critical responsiveness, singularity, emotions, metaphor, historical context, and the roleof hospitality in literary reading. Many specific examples are discussed, from Renaissance poetry to contemporary fiction. Although the focus of the book is on literature, the arguments are relevant to all the arts, and engage with the thought of major aesthetic theorists in a number of traditions.

The Work of the Bureau of Education for the Natives of Alaska

Associate the idea with \ the written form. Review often to fix the word in memory.
Gain confidence of pupil in conversational lesson. ' To teach “a hat,” show a hat;
talk about a hat. Write the word on the blackboard as often as 'you say it. Point to
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Author: United States. Office of Education

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015049424842

Category: Education

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Writing Shame and Desire

This study combines psycho-social and literary perspectives to investigate the interdependency of shame and desire in Annie Ernaux's writing, arguing that shame implies desire and desire vulnerability to shame, and that the interplay ...

Author: Loraine Day

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039102753

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 315

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This study combines psycho-social and literary perspectives to investigate the interdependency of shame and desire in Annie Ernaux's writing, arguing that shame implies desire and desire vulnerability to shame, and that the interplay between the two generates the energy for personal growth and creative endeavour.

Writing Across the Curriculum at Work

ESL Writers: A Guide for Writing Center Tutors. Ed. Shanti Bruce and Ben Rafoth.
Boynton/Cook Publishers: Portsmouth, NH, 2004. p. 137. Brooks, Jeff (1991):
Minimalist Tutoring: Making the Student Do All the Work. Writing Lab Newsletter ...

Author: Ursula Doleschal

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643505514

Category: Academic writing

Page: 297

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Writing in the Works

WRITING IN THE WORKS (WITW) uses a real-world writing approach to intrigue and inspire students, showing them how to produce good writing (written work that people in the world at large would want to read) in a range of genres.

Author: Susan Blau

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780547151519

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 800

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WRITING IN THE WORKS (WITW) uses a real-world writing approach to intrigue and inspire students, showing them how to produce good writing (written work that people in the world at large would want to read) in a range of genres. The heart of the book is its 11 Assignment chapters, each covering a different real-world genre such as application essay, news article, editorial, proposal, public service message, and film review. WITW engages students and motivates them with its sophisticated visuals, timely readings, and obvious relevance and connection to the world beyond the university. Throughout, the authors treat students as serious writers, capable of writing for an actual audience beyond that of a composition instructor. Students write as if they will submit what they write for publication--or actually to submit what they write for publication. This real-world writing approach raises the stakes for students. They take the tasks more seriously when the assignments do not seem contrived and artificial and when this possibility of publication is in play. In fulfilling the real-world task, they learn genre conventions, audience, purpose, research, critical thinking, and style--skills directly transferable to the students' college writing and to the writing they will do for work and community. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Witnessing AIDS

This is an important book written in the face of, perhaps even against, some of our most cherished commonplace assumptions about mourning, memory, and history .

Author: Sarah Brophy

Publisher: Cultural Spaces

ISBN: 0802087736

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

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In a clear and accessible style, Witnessing AIDS illustrates how memoirs and diaries are used as self-theorizing documents that approach personal testimony as an intervention in cultural memory.

Writing Hollywood

Writing Hollywood highlights the writing process in the production of television drama and comedy series in the U.S. The way writers do their jobs is heavily dependent not only on the demands of commercial business, but also on the ...

Author: Patricia F. Phalen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351788724

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 110

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Writing Hollywood highlights the writing process in the production of television drama and comedy series in the U.S. The way writers do their jobs is heavily dependent not only on the demands of commercial business, but also on the uncertainties inherent in a writing career in Hollywood. Drawing on literature in the fields of Media Industry Studies and Occupational Culture, Writing Hollywood explains writers’ efforts to control risk and survive in a constantly changing environment. Using data from personal interviews and a six-week participant observation at a prime time drama, Dr. Phalen analyzes the relationships among writers in series television, describes the interactions between writers and studio/network executives, and explains how endogenous and exogenous pressures affect the occupational culture of the television writing profession.

The Works of William Cowper

29 , effects of the atmosphere on men ; hap - piness of a philosopher , üi . 444
Nov . ... 29 , Lord Petre ; his embarrassment in writing to al stranger ; political
fears , iii . ... 134 - Oct . 10 , sending the MSS . of the Task ; his aim in writing , iii .

Author: William Cowper

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:300013625

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Life and Work

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction -- Charles Dickens -- Feodor Dostoevsky: Crime or Punishment -- Thomas Hardy -- Anton Chekhov -- James Joyce -- Samuel Beckett -- Georges Simenon -- Muriel Spark -- ...

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300215366

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 308

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Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction -- Charles Dickens -- Feodor Dostoevsky: Crime or Punishment -- Thomas Hardy -- Anton Chekhov -- James Joyce -- Samuel Beckett -- Georges Simenon -- Muriel Spark -- Philip Roth -- J. M. Coetzee -- Julian Barnes -- Colm Tóibín -- Geoff Dyer -- Peter Stamm -- Graham Swift -- Dave Eggers -- Haruki Murakami -- Peter Matthiessen -- Stieg Larsson -- E. L. James -- Acknowledgments -- Credits -- Index of Names -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z

The Work of Print

Traces a shift in the very definition of literature, from one that encompasses the material conditions of the production and distribution of books to the more familiar emphasis on the solitary author's ownership of an abstract text.

Author: Lisa Maruca

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 029598757X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

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Traces a shift in the very definition of literature, from one that encompasses the material conditions of the production and distribution of books to the more familiar emphasis on the solitary author's ownership of an abstract text. Drawing on contemporary accounts of printers, booksellers, publishers, and distributors, the author examines attitudes about the creative process and approaches to the commodification of writing.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works

Provides a comprehensive overview of the best writers and works of the current English-speaking literary world.

Author: Geoff Hamilton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438129709

Category: American fiction

Page: 433

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Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work is an invaluable guide to the work of English-language fiction writers born since 1960. Coverage includes some of the most vital and appealing writers working today, such as Chang-rae Lee, Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith, and Dave Eggers. Containing more than 200 entries written by literary scholars, this resource provides a comprehensive overview of the best writers and works of the current English-Speaking literary world.

Painting with Words Writing with Pictures

The book's main theme is the difficult interface between word and image that Calvino struggled with throughout his career, the act of perception that rendered visible that which was invisible and transformed what was seen into what is read.

Author: Franco Ricci

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802035078

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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Ricci's book ranges widely over Calvino's oeuvre to illustrate the accuracy of the idea articulated by Calvino himself that a visual image lies at the origin of all his narrative. The book's main theme is the difficult interface between word and image that Calvino struggled with throughout his career, the act of perception that rendered visible that which was invisible and transformed what was seen into what is read. Ricci holds that Calvino's narrative has an 'imagocentric' program and that his literary strategy is 'ekphrastic' i.e. it is characterized by literary description of visual representation, real or imaginary. The book is interdisciplinary in nature and will interest not only scholars of literature but also those who work with the visual arts and with information technology.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Writers , especially newswriters , occasionally work overtime to meet deadlines or
to cover late - developing stories . Deadlines and erratic work ... Nature of the
Work Writers and editors communicate through the written word . Writers develop
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ISBN: WISC:89093907186

Category: Employment forecasting

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The Parker Society for the Publication of the Works of the Fathers and Early Writers of the Reformed English Church Publications

delivered unto you first of all that which I also received , how that Christ died for
our sins according to the scriptures ' . ” Lo ! the apostle combines lively tradition
with writing , so that now the writing contains what was before his tradition .

Author: Heinrich Bullinger

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435053199345

Category: Reformation

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