The Write Crowd

The Write Crowd demonstrates how writers may engage with peers and readers, and have a positive effect on the greater community, without sacrificing writing time.

Author: Lori A. May

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628923100

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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Writing may be a solitary profession, but it is also one that relies on a strong sense of community. The Write Crowd offers practical tips and examples of how writers of all genres and experience levels contribute to the sustainability of the literary community, the success of others, and to their own well-rounded writing life. Through interviews and examples of established writers and community members, readers are encouraged to immerse themselves fully in the literary world and the community-at-large by engaging with literary journals, reading series and public workshops, advocacy and education programs, and more. In contemporary publishing, the writer is expected to contribute outside of her own writing projects. Editors and publishers hope to see their writers active in the community, and the public benefits from a more personal interaction with authors. Yet the writer must balance time and resources between deadlines, day jobs, and other commitments. The Write Crowd demonstrates how writers may engage with peers and readers, and have a positive effect on the greater community, without sacrificing writing time.

Apart from the Crowd

Did that success make the writing of Apart from the Crowd more or less difficult?
My working life has changed dramatically since Pack Up the Moon was first
published. In January 2006 I was a claims handler for an American company
called ...

Author: Anna McPartlin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439123263

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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In a little Irish town like Kenmare, there's no need to worry whether people will discover your secrets. They already have. For Mary, that means being remembered for her tragic losses, even if she'd rather get on with her life. For her cousin Ivan, as close as a brother, the gossip is all about how his wife took the kids and ran off with her new lover. For Mary's friend Penny, it's an old romance that didn't work out quite right, and a current affair with a bottle of vodka. Then Sam Sullivan rents the cottage next door to Mary, and within hours the whole town is talking about the film-star-handsome American. When Sam hurts his back while helping his new neighbor and spends the next week confined to a mattress on her floor, gossip runs rampant. But neither Kenmare nor Mary know about the secrets Sam is so successfully hiding.... For Mary's circle of friends, Sam's arrival marks more than one change. And Mary -- whose unlucky history has kept her apart from the crowd much of her life -- has finally found a man with whom she feels she might truly connect. But so long as both are captive to memories they dare not reveal, the past is a barrier that will keep them forever alone. In this powerful novel, Anna McPartlin perfectly captures the drama, the emotion, and the laughter of a small Irish community, for those who fit in -- and those who don't. Apart from the Crowd mixes wit and insight to create an engrossing tale that will keep you reading to the very last page.

Crowds and Politics in North Africa

In the period that followed crowd actions, the writing of history carried with it the
danger of mythologizing social phenomena by 'writing on' them as if they had
become mute and dead objects. It is critical for those 'writing on' the political
crowds ...

Author: Andrea Khalil

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317810322

Category: Political Science

Page: 134

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This book takes predominant crowd theory to task, questioning received ideas about ‘mob psychology’ that remain prevalent today. It is a synchronic study of crowds, crowd dynamics and the relationships of crowds to political power in Tunisia, Libya and Algeria (2011-2013) that has far reaching implications embedded in its thesis. One central theme of the book is gender, providing an in-depth look at women’s participation in the recent uprisings and crowds of 2011-2013 and the subsequent gender-related aspects of political transitions. The book also focuses on the social and political dynamics of tribalism and group belonging (‘asabiyya), including analysis and discussions with Libyan regional tribal chiefs, Libyan and Tunisian tribal members and citizens regarding their notions of tribal belonging. Crowd language and literature are also central to the book’s discussion of how crowds represent themselves, how we as observers represent crowds, and how crowds confront languages of authoritarianism and subjugation. Crowds and Politics in North Africa includes interviews with crowd participants and key civil society actors from Tunisia, Libya and Algeria. Among these, there are numerous interviews with Benghazi residents, activists and tribal leaders. One of the original case studies in the book is the crowd dynamics during and after the attack on the US consular installation in Benghazi, Libya. The book presents interviews and fieldwork within a literary and cultural theoretical context showing how crowds in the region resonate in forms of cultural resistance to authoritarianism. A valuable resource, this book will be of use to students and scholars with an interest in North African culture, society and politics more broadly.

The Hard Crowd

The closing, eponymous essay is her manifesto on nostalgia, doom, and writing.

Author: Rachel Kushner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473585515

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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From the Booker-shortlisted author of The Mars Room, a career-spanning collection of spectacular essays about politics and culture. Rachel Kushner is a writer celebrated for her 'chops, ambition, and killer instinct' (John Powers, Fresh Air). In The Hard Crowd, she gathers a selection of her writing from over the course of the last twenty years that addresses the most pressing political, artistic, and cultural issues of our times - and illuminates the themes and real-life terrain that underpin her fiction. In nineteen razor-sharp essays, The Hard Crowd spans literary journalism, memoir, cultural criticism, and writing about art and literature, including pieces on Jeff Koons, Denis Johnson, and Marguerite Duras. Kushner takes us on a journey through a Palestinian refugee camp, an illegal motorcycle race down the Baja Peninsula, 1970s wildcat strikes in Fiat factories, her love of classic cars, and her young life in the music scene of her hometown, San Francisco. The closing, eponymous essay is her manifesto on nostalgia, doom, and writing. These pieces, new and old, are electric, phosphorescently vivid, and wry, and they provide an opportunity to witness the evolution and range of one of the world's most dazzling and fearless writers.

Far from the Madding Crowd

... dream - country , has become more and more popular as a practical provincial
definition ; and the dream - country has , by degrees , solidified into a utilitarian
region which people can go to , take a house in , and write to the papers from .

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044021121116

Category: Farm life

Page: 475

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"The drab existence of people made vivid with the love of Gabriel and Bathsheba."--Arbookfind.com.

Faces in the Crowd

In the heart of Mexico City a woman, trapped in a house and a marriage she can neither fully inhabit nor abandon, thinks about her past.She has decided to write a novel about her days at a publishing house in New York; about the strangers ...

Author: Valeria Luiselli

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781847085580

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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In the heart of Mexico City a woman, trapped in a house and a marriage she can neither fully inhabit nor abandon, thinks about her past.She has decided to write a novel about her days at a publishing house in New York; about the strangers who became lovers and the poets and ghosts who once lived in her neighbourhood. In particular, one of the obsessions of her youth - Gilberto Owen - an obscure Mexican poet of the 1920s, a marginal figure of the Harlem Renaissance, a busker on Manhattan's subway platforms, a friend and an enemy of Federico Garca Lorca. As she writes, Gilberto Owen comes to life on the page: a solitary, faceless man living on the edges of Harlem's writing and drinking circles at the beginning of the Great Depression, haunted by the ghostly image of a woman travelling on the New York subway. Mutually distorting mirrors, their two lives connect across the decades between them, forming a single elegy of love and loss.

How to Behave in a Crowd

With How to Behave in a Crowd, Camille Bordas immerses readers in the interior life of a boy puzzled by adulthood and beginning to realize that the adults around him are just as lost.

Author: Camille Bordas

Publisher: Tim Duggan Books

ISBN: 9780451497567

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A witty, heartfelt novel that brilliantly evokes the confusions of adolescence and marks the arrival of an extraordinary young talent. Isidore Mazal is eleven years old, the youngest of six siblings living in a small French town. He doesn't quite fit in. Berenice, Aurore, and Leonard are on track to have doctorates by age twenty-four. Jeremie performs with a symphony, and Simone, older than Isidore by eighteen months, expects a great career as a novelist—she's already put Isidore to work on her biography. The only time they leave their rooms is to gather on the old, stained couch and dissect prime-time television dramas in light of Aristotle's Poetics. Isidore has never skipped a grade or written a dissertation. But he notices things the others don't, and asks questions they fear to ask. So when tragedy strikes the Mazal family, Isidore is the only one to recognize how everyone is struggling with their grief, and perhaps the only one who can help them—if he doesn't run away from home first. Isidore’s unstinting empathy, combined with his simmering anger, makes for a complex character study, in which the elegiac and comedic build toward a heartbreaking conclusion. With How to Behave in a Crowd, Camille Bordas immerses readers in the interior life of a boy puzzled by adulthood and beginning to realize that the adults around him are just as lost.

The Magazine of Art

Why should the writing crowd have times the Village Maiden , plus a hankering
after essayed to do better ? Bond Street boots and epigrammatic conversation ,
Women , it is to be noted , have always had a is tamely restored to her fisherman
or ...

Author: Marion Harry Spielmann

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080283537

Category: Art

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Votes Proceedings

Was the crowd in the hall so great at any time as to prevent the ballot - papers
from being written out ? No , not at all ; they kept writing all the time . 811. Was
there any great delay in the voting through the writing of the ballot - papers ?

Author: New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119247364

Category: New South Wales

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The Living Age

There is no such hum as were not sharper , the tongue at least of a crowd
breathing out of the mingled was less under ... When our great - grandsons to
enter without falling absolutely into the write our history , they will feel the differ
mire .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031292454

Category:

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Three s a Crowd

Contributed to the college publications . Married in 1927. Have one daughter ,
Sara Ellen . Assist my husband with his Garden Theatre . Write for children's
magazines and papers . In collaboration with my husband , write plays for his
students ...

Author: Sara Sloane McCarty

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89006659080

Category:

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Regulating Confusion

In Regulating Confusion Thomas Reinert places Samuel Johnson in the context of this development and investigates Johnson’s relation to an emerging modernity.

Author: Thomas Reinert

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822382423

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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With the urbanization of eighteenth-century English society, moral philosophers became preoccupied with the difference between individual and crowd behavior. In so doing, they set the stage for a form of political thought divorced from traditional moral reflection. In Regulating Confusion Thomas Reinert places Samuel Johnson in the context of this development and investigates Johnson’s relation to an emerging modernity. Ambivalent about the disruption, confusion, perplexity, and boundless variety apparent in the London of his day, Johnson was committed to the conventions of moral reflection but also troubled by the pressure to adopt the perspective of the crowd and the language of social theory. Regulating Confusion explores the consequences of his ambivalence and his attempt to order the chaos. It discusses his critique of moral generalizations, concept of moral reflection as a symbolic gesture, and account of what happens to the notion of character when individuals, having lost the support of moral convention, become faces in a crowd. Reflecting generally on the relationship between skepticism and political ideology, Reinert also discusses Johnson’s political skepticism and the forms of speculation and action it authorized. Challenging prevalent psychologizing and humanistic interpretations, Regulating Confusion leaves behind the re-emergent view of Johnson as a reactionary ideologue and presents him in a theoretically sophisticated context. It offers his style of skepticism as a model of poise in the face of confusion about the nature of political truth and personal responsibility and demonstrates his value as a resource for students of culture struggling with contemporary debates about the relationship between literature and politics.

Elements of the Writing Craft

LESSON This crowd is assembled for a mass marriage , an instance where
setting and event become one . The people on the field are observed by the
crowd in the stands . It's as if the stadium were an ark and the couples are
arriving two by ...

Author: Robert Olmstead

Publisher: Story Press Books

ISBN: PSU:000045013904

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Focuses on such practical writing tasks as how to begin, how to end, and how to switch from narrative to dialogue when writing fiction and nonfiction

Amid the Crowd of Stars

These questions are at the heart of this intriguing novel, explored through the complicated lives and the viewpoints of the people who have come to rescue the stranded colony, the members of that colony, and the sentient alien life that ...

Author: Stephen Leigh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780756415709

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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This innovative sci-fi novel explores the potential impact of alien infection on humankind as they traverse the stars and find themselves stranded on new and strange planets. Amid the Crowd of Stars is a grand scale science fiction novel examining the ethical implications of interstellar travel, a topic rarely addressed in science fiction novels. What responsibilities do we have to isolate ourselves from the bacteria, viruses, and other life of another world, and to prevent any of that alien biome from being brought back to Earth? What happens when a group of humans are stranded for centuries on another world with no choice but to expose themselves to that world? After such long exposure, are they still Homo sapiens or have they become another species entirely? These questions are at the heart of this intriguing novel, explored through the complicated lives and the viewpoints of the people who have come to rescue the stranded colony, the members of that colony, and the sentient alien life that dwells on the planet. Difficult life and death choices will be made by all involved.

Computer Sciences Technical Report

40 39 The routine part of the guard defines the coutines that control or interrogate
crowds . The Enter and Exit procedures are qualified by the name of the crowd
they control . The Boolean function < crowd name ) . Empty determines whether ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89062779640

Category: Computers

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How to Shine in a Crowd

To write , to type , or to word process ? Handwriten notes are quickly becoming a
lost art , and some people complain that it takes too much time to write thank you
notes by hand . But most “ manners mavens " agree that the handwritten note is ...

Author: Susan RoAne

Publisher: Robson Books Limited

ISBN: 086051577X

Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 203

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Whether you are a reluctant party-goer or break out in a cold sweat at the thought of going to a meeting or any kind of social or business gathering, this book provides a hundred tips to help you overcome those fears.

A Crowd of Solitudes

[ T ] here is at least some connection between Iowa and a significant number of
writing programs in this country " ( 137 ) . Wilbers proceeds to list those programs
which were either founded or are currently directed by Workshop alumni or both ...

Author: Raphael J. Schulte

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293007949872

Category: Electronic dissertations

Page: 516

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How to Write for Radio

When crowd effects are used by the writer they should not be designated as
SOUND unless they are recordings . When live talent is used they should be
written CROWD , as in the following excerpt : CROWD : FADE IN BABBLE OF
SCOFFING ...

Author: James Whipple

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015011588897

Category: Radio authorship

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