A Writer s Guide To Persistence

A Writer's Guide to Persistence is your road map through the rugged terrain of the writer's path.

Author: Jordan Rosenfeld

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599638881

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

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Practice. Polish. Persist. Your writing journey can take you many places: hiking through steep mountains, traversing unknown territory, hurdling both roadblocks and rejections. Even the siren song of fame and fortune can distract you from your true purpose: to express yourself in an authentic and meaningful way, and to share your words with others. A Writer's Guide to Persistence is your road map through the rugged terrain of the writer's path. You'll discover advice and techniques for cultivating a fruitful, deeply meaningful writing life by practicing your craft, polishing your work, and persisting through even the toughest challenges. Inside you'll find: • Practical ways to balance writing with the rest of your life: taming your busy schedule, increasing your productivity, and committing to a writing practice • Advice for developing authentic work: finding your voice, writing bravely, and breaking the blocks to creative flow • Methods for stretching your skills through craft and revision • Thoughts on pushing through rejection and doubt, submitting strong, nourishing yourself to avoid burnout, and keeping your mind and body fit Filled with journaling exercises and much-needed motivation, as well as insights from best-selling writers in a variety of genres, A Writer's Guide to Persistence will help you find the joy and purpose inherent in a writer's life. Your journey to publication and success may take a lifetime, but you can sow the rewards of writing with every step. "A compassionate and intelligent guide for any writer who's just starting out or one who needs the understanding and encouragement of a great writing coach. Rosenfeld offers practical solutions for every concern, from how to find the time to write to getting through writer's block." --Patricia V. Davis, best-selling author

The Writer s Practice

We get better at writing the same way we get better at anything else: by doing it.
This book is designed for doing things that allow you to practice the "writer's
practice.” Yes, you are going to practice your practice: the attitudes, skills, habits
of ...

Author: John Warner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525504931

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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“Unique and thorough, Warner’s handbook could turn any determined reader into a regular Malcolm Gladwell.” —Booklist For anyone aiming to improve their skill as a writer, a revolutionary new approach to establishing robust writing practices inside and outside the classroom, from the author of Why They Can’t Write After a decade of teaching writing using the same methods he’d experienced as a student many years before, writer, editor, and educator John Warner realized he could do better. Drawing on his classroom experience and the most persuasive research in contemporary composition studies, he devised an innovative new framework: a step-by-step method that moves the student through a series of writing problems, an organic, bottom-up writing process that exposes and acculturates them to the ways writers work in the world. The time is right for this new and groundbreaking approach. The most popular books on composition take a formalistic view, utilizing “templates” in order to mimic the sorts of rhetorical moves academics make. While this is a valuable element of a writing education, there is room for something that speaks more broadly. The Writer’s Practice invites students and novice writers into an intellectually engaging, active learning process that prepares them for a wider range of academic and real-world writing and allows them to become invested and engaged in their own work.

The Writer s Practice Journal

The Writer's Practice Journal is your key to enhanced productivity and skill as an author.

Author: David Powell

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1492386464

Category:

Page: 388

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The Writer's Practice Journal is your key to enhanced productivity and skill as an author. The theory underlying the Journal is that writing, like music or athletics, requires consistent, daily practice. However, too many promising authors are stuck waiting for inspiration to work its magic.Wait no longer. Detailing your day-to-day progress in this practice log will keep you moving forward with your projects big and small by giving you an objective measurement of how much time you're actually spending on your craft.Inside, you'll find space to record your long-term goals for the next year; your works-in-progress; your total weekly practice time; and your day-to-day progress with 366 pages to record what you work on each day for the next year (even if it's a leap year!). This journal is for writers of all types. Doctoral candidates. Screenwriters. Novelists. Freelancers. Whoever you are, if you want to be a better, more productive, more disciplined writer, you're journey starts here.

Writing Skills in Practice

This book would be useful for any department as a reference book for all practitioners at any level.' - British Journal of Occupational Therapy 'This text offers clear and concise advice on the development and use of writing skills.

Author: Diana Williams

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846422850

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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The author of this book is a speech and language therapist, and is still practising in the health service, which gives her advice practical value. If all writers followed the principles in her book their readers, in whatever capacity, should owe Ms Williams a debt of gratitude.' - Physiotherapy Journal '... the book is written in a user-friendly format and flows in a logical way. It provides very practical ideas and advice, covering all areas of written information. It would be ideal as an introductory text for novice practitioners or those wanting to update their knowledge about standards in providing written information. This book would be useful for any department as a reference book for all practitioners at any level.' - British Journal of Occupational Therapy 'This text offers clear and concise advice on the development and use of writing skills. The style is one of numerous checklists, applied to various writing contexts as a practical aid to clear written communication this book would be extremely beneficial in a healthcare setting.' - Journal of Community Nursing '... well presented and easy to read. I think it would assist practitioners from different backgrounds and would be particularly useful for students. It is a good aid to effective writing which could be referred to whenever needed.' - Rostrum '... this book contains comprehensive information and practical guidance on the wide range of writing skills that health professionals need in order to be effective practitioners and communicators. The content is relevant to dietitians and covers many writing skills they need.' - Dietetians Today 'Written by an experienced lecturer and writer in communication skills who is a therapist, this book contains comprehensive information and practical guidance on the wide range of writing skillls that health professionals need in order to be more effective practitioners and communicators. The content is relevant to dietitians and covers many of the writing skills they need. Most dietitians would find this book a very useful resource. It could be used either as a reference guide to "dip into" when asked to write something for the first time, or by acting upon the action points to improve existing writing skills.' - Dietetics Today Writing Skills in Practice presents a comprehensive overview of the development of writing skills for both students and practitioners in health care, offering useful information on all the main areas of writing practice in one volume. The first part introduces newly qualified professionals to the skills of clinical record keeping, report writing and supplying clear written information for clients. The section on teaching and learning provides hints for students on note-taking, structuring essays and writing up research projects. Health professionals and experienced social care practitioners undertaking an educational role will also find advice on preparing materials for teaching, setting questions and assessing students' work. Practitioners who wish to further their professional development by publishing their work will find a range of topics covered in the final section, from the initial stages of developing an idea, to presenting articles and manuscripts for publication. Clearly laid out with summary points, practical activities and checklists, Writing Skills in Practice makes relevant information easily accessible for the busy health professional.

Why They Can t Write

Combining current knowledge of what works in teaching and learning with the most enduring philosophies of classical education, this book challenges readers to develop the skills, attitudes, knowledge, and habits of mind of strong writers.

Author: John Warner

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421427102

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Combining current knowledge of what works in teaching and learning with the most enduring philosophies of classical education, this book challenges readers to develop the skills, attitudes, knowledge, and habits of mind of strong writers.

A clinical memoir on strangulated hernia with the author s practice to which are added remarks on obstruction of the bowels from other causes and a postscript

The foregoing , however , are by no means the only pernicious consequences of
the practice . Purgatives , by irritating the mucous membrane , when thus
embarrassed , produce , in obedience to a pathological law , a transference of
the ...

Author: George MACILWAIN

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022327017

Category:

Page: 120

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The Practice of Creative Writing

Every chapter ends with both genre-specific writing projects alongside hybrid and experimental prompts. The readings included in this new edition invite students to experience an even wider range of innovative and new literatures.

Author: Heather Sellers

Publisher:

ISBN: 1319215955

Category:

Page:

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Writing Games

This book explores how writers from several different cultures learn to write in their academic settings, and how their writing practices interact with and contribute to their evolving identities as students and professionals in academic ...

Author: Christine Pears Casanave

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135660185

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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This book explores how writers from several different cultures learn to write in their academic settings, and how their writing practices interact with and contribute to their evolving identities as students and professionals in academic environments in higher education. Embedded in a theoretical framework of situated practice, the naturalistic case studies and literacy autobiographies include portrayals of undergraduate students and teachers, master's level students, doctoral students, young bilingual faculty, and established scholars, all of whom are struggling to understand their roles in ambiguously defined communities of academic writers. In addition to the notion of situated practice, the other powerful concept used as an interpretive framework is captured by the metaphor of "games"--a metaphor designed to emphasize that the practice of academic writing is shaped but not dictated by rules and conventions; that writing games consist of the practice of playing, not the rules themselves; and that writers have choices about whether and how to play. Focusing on people rather than experiments, numbers, and abstractions, this interdisciplinary work draws on concepts and methods from narrative inquiry, qualitative anthropology and sociology, and case studies of academic literacy in the field of composition and rhetoric. The style of the book is accessible and reader friendly, eschewing highly technical insider language without dismissing complex issues. It has a multicultural focus in the sense that the people portrayed are from a number of different cultures within and outside North America. It is also a multivocal work: the author positions herself as both an insider and outsider and takes on the different voices of each; other voices that appear are those of her case study participants, and published authors and their case study participants. It is the author's hope that readers will find multiple ways to connect their own experiences with those of the writers the book portrays.

A Writer s Book of Days

Newly revised, with new prompts, up-to-date Web resources, and more useful information than ever, this invaluable guide offers something for everyone looking to put pen to paper — a treasure trove of practical suggestions, expert advice, ...

Author: Judy Reeves

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577313127

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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First published a decade ago, A Writer's Book of Days has become the ideal writing coach for thousands of writers. Newly revised, with new prompts, up-to-date Web resources, and more useful information than ever, this invaluable guide offers something for everyone looking to put pen to paper — a treasure trove of practical suggestions, expert advice, and powerful inspiration. Judy Reeves meets you wherever you may be on a given day with: • get-going prompts and exercises • insight into writing blocks • tips and techniques for finding time and creating space • ways to find images and inspiration • advice on working in writing groups • suggestions, quips, and trivia from accomplished practitioners Reeves's holistic approach addresses every aspect of what makes creativity possible (and joyful) — the physical, emotional, and spiritual. And like a smart, empathetic inner mentor, she will help you make every day a writing day.

Writing Alone Writing Together

Whether the group is oriented toward writing the great American novel or a family memory book, this useful book offers an array of effective techniques to help writers achieve their goals.

Author: Judy Reeves

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577318242

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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The lonely life of a writer need not be. There are ways to break that isolation and find encouragement and support within groups of like-minded people. Sections in Writing Alone, Writing Together include Writing Practice Groups, Creating Writing Prompts, Group Leadership, and even What to Do with the Bores, Whiners, Control Junkies, and Thugs. Whether the group is oriented toward writing the great American novel or a family memory book, this useful book offers an array of effective techniques to help writers achieve their goals.

Wild Mind

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Natalie Goldberg, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Author: Natalie Goldberg

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453224595

Category: Self-Help

Page: 250

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Set your creativity free with a writing guide that “wakes you up like a cross between morning coffee and a friendly Zen master” (Jack Kornfield). Natalie Goldberg, author of the bestselling Writing Down the Bones, shares her invaluable insight into writing as a source of creative power, and the daily ins and outs of the writer’s task. Topics include balancing mundane responsibilities with a commitment to writing; knowing when to take risks as a writer and a human being; coming to terms with success, failure, and loss; and learning self-acceptance—both in life and art. Thought-provoking and practical, Wild Mind provides an abundance of suggestions for keeping the writing life vital and active, and includes more than thirty provocative “try this” exercises as jump-starters to get your pen moving. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Natalie Goldberg, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Writing Preparation and Practice 1

The book is designed to acquaint students with the basic skills required for good writing and to help them become comfortable, confident, and independent writers of English.

Author: Karen Lourie Blanchard

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 0132380021

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 140

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"Writing Preparation and Practice 1" is a beginning-level textbook for English language learners who have some limited knowledge of both written and spoken English. The book is designed to acquaint students with the basic skills required for good writing and to help them become comfortable, confident, and independent writers of English. Although it is a writing text, "Writing Preparation and Practice 1 "integrates reading, speaking, and listening skills with prewriting, planning, and rewriting. Features Useful word banks Model paragraphs Guided practice in the stages of paragraph writing Grammar practice Sentence practice Paragraph pointers Real-life writing activities Topics for less structured writing Editing exercises with a specific grammar focus Ideas for students to create a portfolio of their writings The "Writing Preparation and Practice" series also includes "Writing Preparation and Practice 2"and "Writing Preparation and Practice 3."

The writer s handbook

They are , in fact , re - statements of the old writing adage about the seat of the
pants and the seat of the chair . To me , however , the word practice expresses
that idea in a simpler and more meaningful way , because implicit in the word is
an ...

Author: Sylvia K. Burack

Publisher:

ISBN: 087116132X

Category: Authorship

Page: 838

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The Mindful Writer

This edition includes a new introduction exploring the centrality of mindfulness in a writer's practice and craft as well as a selection of writing prompts to get you started on writing mindfully right away.

Author: Dinty W. Moore

Publisher:

ISBN: 161429352X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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"Going beyond the typical "how to write" book, The Mindful Writer illuminates the creative process: where writing and creativity originate, how mindfulness plays into work, how to cultivate good writing habits, how to grow as a writer and a person, and what it means to live a life dedicated to the craft of writing. There's not a writer alive, novice or master, who will not benefit from this book and fall in love with it. Cover to cover, this wise little book is riveting and delightful"--

Writing Spaces

Drawing from a variety of disciplines and theoretical frameworks, we examine space and its influence on writing practice.

Author: Esthir Lemi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004394315

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Drawing from a variety of disciplines and theoretical frameworks, we examine space and its influence on writing practice. Practitioners explore the effect of space on their own writing, while others focus on understanding how famous writers lived and worked, and how they used space in their stories.

Old Friend from Far Away

With this book as the road map for getting started and following through, writers and readers will gain a deeper understanding of their own minds, learn to connect with their senses in order to find t

Author: Natalie Goldberg

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073915319

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 309

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Millions of Americans want to write about their lives. With this book as the road map for getting started and following through, writers and readers will gain a deeper understanding of their own minds, learn to connect with their senses in order to find t

Inspiring Writing in Primary Schools

Through teaching fabulous lessons teachers can help children to discover stories, create worlds, record events, mould characters and inspire each other as writers. This book provides the guidance and examples to help achieve this.

Author: Liz Chamberlain

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781526461643

Category: Education

Page: 176

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The second edition of this popular book includes a new 'charting your progress' feature for more focused coverage of assessment and more examples of writing for a digital audience. This practical text provides trainee teachers exemplar lessons that encourage purposeful writing across the curriculum alongside a detailed exploration of what makes them good, and the theory behind them. It encourages trainees to consider the teaching of writing critically and to envisage how they can shape lessons for their own teaching. In starting with teaching then exploring theory, the text mirrors how many trainees will learn.

Investigative Creative Writing

a lively and original treatment of creative writing practice and teaching within a college/university environment offering an experiential, discovery-based approach that builds on the theories of established writers and scholars as well as ...

Author: Mark Spitzer

Publisher: Equinox Publishing (UK)

ISBN: 178179717X

Category: Creative writing (Higher education)

Page: 240

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"Creative writing pedagogy is enjoying a rapid expansion - college courses have rocketed from four courses in 1999 to 38 in the US, UK and Canada in 2016. Investigative Creative Writing builds on teaching theories of established writers and scholars as well as current innovators in the field. In laying out the theoretical foundation for an experiential, discovery-based learning approach, the book is primarily aimed at those who teach at college/tertiary level. It will also be useful for teachers and students practicing the craft of writing in related fields like English, writing, linguistics, communications, composition and rhetoric and education.Investigative Creative Writing can be envisioned as a practical tool for overcoming hurdles that impede writers from venturing into unknown territory where discoveries take place. In other words, beyond assisting in developing and honing more cutting-edge creative writing programs, this guidebook will be extremely helpful for curious intellects in getting to the meat of the matter, generating narratives, identifying arguments, fleshing out character traits, discovering direction for plots, and developing a host of other skills that foster and embolden a literal and literary freedom of the imagination. Examples of student assignments are included in the text as well as instructions for assignments from past classes which are intended for instructors to adjust according to their needs"--

Trace Learn Cursive Writing

Motor skills, brain development and finesse Print writing and cursive writing both require very different skill sets.

Author: Shobha Pandey

Publisher: Mathyz

ISBN: 0999740806

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 110

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Motor skills, brain development and finesse Print writing and cursive writing both require very different skill sets. Cursive uses the hand muscles in a different way. Moreover, it activates a different part of the brain which regular writing does not use. Analysis shows that learning to use cursive writing advances students' motor and visual skills. Exercising cursive handwriting augments and develops dexterity in our fingers and hands. These skills are the ones which are required of a dentist, artist, surgeon, and computer technicians. Cursive also promotes our hand-eye coordination and the linkage between our brain and hand. Even more remarkable is the fact that learning to use cursive writing productively affects mind development. Research also indicates that the kids who learn cursive in addition to manuscript writing have higher grades on both spelling/writing and reading exams, conceivably because the linked-up style of cursive writing compels writers to think of words as wholes rather than parts. Students with learning difficulties Students with learning difficulties e.g., dyslexia, may have a hard time with print writing since many of the letters are similar in appearance, especially b and d. On the other hand, cursive letters look very different from their print counterparts. This gives dyslexic students another choice, which can reduce their dyslexic impulses and make them more confident in their capabilities. Cognitive skills and natural flow The flow of cursive writing comes much more naturally to children as compared to print writing and engages greater cognitive skills. This cognitive development helps students reason, problem solve, conceptualize and make decisions as they get older. Cursive writing progresses fine motor skills such as coordination, development of muscles and hand-eye synchronization. Additionally, cursive writing's letter strokes aid in the eyes' left-to-right reading motion. Cursive is also productive for note-taking because a word in cursive is one entire block, instead of a stop-and-start series of strokes. This productive and efficient way of taking notes assists students in grasping information greater than typing. The phrase we all have been using, "Write it down or you'll forget it," is very true. Scientific studies on Neuropsychology suggest that the act of listening and handwriting links the verbal and spatial processing regions of the brain, strengthening memory. The overall excellence of syntax and writing is improved by this ability to reconstruct thought, ideas and lectures into written words, contrasted to those who type.

A Writer s Workbook

Provides a series of warm-ups and practical exercises for aspiring writers that address such issues as fear of failure, dyslexia, writer's block, rewriting, and related matters. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Author: Caroline Sharp

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 031228621X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Provides a series of warm-ups and practical exercises for aspiring writers that address such issues as fear of failure, dyslexia, writer's block, rewriting, and related matters. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.