They Told Me I Had to Write This

They told me I had to write this. It's taken a while to get started but here I am. 'Here I am.' Sounds like I'm talking to the coppers again. 'Here I am. Yes, sir. No, sir. OK I did it, sir. Here I am.' The stuff I've been given up for.

Author: Kim Miller

Publisher: Ford Street Publishing

ISBN: 9781925000658

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 199

View: 506


Clem is a boy in strife. Blamed for the death of his mother, carrying a terrible secret from Grade 5 and in trouble with the police, he’s now in a school for toxic teenagers. And that rev-head school counsellor wants him to write letters. Through his writing Clem goes deep into the trauma that has defined his life. Then he comes face to face with his mother’s death. In a rush of bush bike racing, the death of one student and the consequent arrest of another, an unexpected first girlfriend, and some surprising friendships, Clem's story is the celebration of a boy who finds an unexpected future.

Write A Thon

Once you've taken away the things that distract you from writing, it is important to leave behind a few things that inspire you to write. Here are some ideas: Quotes. One issue of Writer's Digest had an article called “The Tao ...

Author: Rochelle Melander

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599633930

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 576


Find the focus, energy, and drive you need to start—and finish—your book Everyone has dreamed of writing a book, but so many start writing only to stall out due to writer’s block, mental fatigue, and other challenges. Write-A-Thon helps you overcome those stumbling blocks and complete your book once and for all. And you don’t have to type away for years on end. Here’s a plan that’ll help you write your book—in twenty-six days! Write-A-Thon gives you the tools, advice, and inspiration you need to succeed before, during, and after your writing race. Solid instruction, positive psychology, and inspiration from marathon runners will give you the momentum to take each step from here to the finish line. • Start out well prepared: Learn how to train your attitude, your writing, and your life—and plan your novel or nonfiction book. • Maintain your pace: Get advice and inspiration to stay motivated and keep writing. • Bask in your accomplishment: Find the best ways to recover and move forward once the marathon is over and you have a completed manuscript in hand. Writing a book in twenty-six days may seem impossible—especially if you don’t write full time—but in Write-A-Thon, Rochelle Melander will teach you the life skills, performance techniques, and writing tools you need to finish your manuscript in less than a month—guaranteed!

Posthumanism and the Digital University

Italics are used in headings for names of publications. academic expertise here, here, here, here academic freedom here, here academic literacies here, here academic writing in the digital university here actants here, here, here active ...

Author: Lesley Gourlay

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350038189

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 372


It is a commonplace in educational policy and theory to claim that digital technology has 'transformed' the university, the nature of learning and even the essence of what it means to be a scholar or a student. However, these claims have not always been based on strong research evidence. What are students and scholars actually doing in the day-to-day life of the digital university? This book examines in detail how the world of the digital interacts with texts, artefacts, devices and humans, in the contemporary university setting. Weaving together perspectives from a range of thinkers and disciplinary sources, Lesley Gourlay draws on ideas from posthuman and new materialist theory in particular, to open up our understanding about how digital knowledge practices operate. She proposes that digital engagement in the university should not be regarded as 'virtual' or disembodied, but instead may be understood as a complex set of entanglements of the body, texts and material artefacts, making a case that agency and the ways in which knowledge emerges should be regarded as 'more than human'.

The Student s Journal

Graham , to aid both speed and legibility , here implies of by writing near DheesKay , this country . Wilson tries to write of ( by Retoid ? ) and attempts to write Dhees - Kent - Ray for this country : Lines 28 and 29 require no ...



ISBN: UOM:39015086782193

Category: Shorthand


View: 927


How to Write and Get Published

A Practical Guide for Librarians Tammy Ivins, Anne Pemberton. cations, so be sure it is for a journal article if that is what you intend to write. Here is an example of a CFP for a journal article found on “A Library Writer's Blog:”1 ...

Author: Tammy Ivins

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538116869

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 879


This book will get librarians writing by dispelling the mythos surrounding “scholarly writing” by providing practical tools and advice. Though the authors have extensive experience as scholars, this book is written in a friendly, approachable, non-intimating manner.

Killer Copywriting How to Write Copy That Sells

Write Like You Speak Conversational writing is quickly becoming the language in business as well. With the power and prevalence of ... Here's how: ○ Even if your copy is intended for thousands of people, only write for one person.

Author: William Swain

Publisher: William Swain


Category: Business & Economics


View: 861


Do you want to boost your sales, save time, and grow your business at a lightning speed? Good copywriting can do all that plus a whole lot more, and world-class copywriting can transform your performance out of all recognition. I'm going to show you how. Whether you're aware of it or not, copywriting is one of the most essential elements of effective marketing. It's the art and science of strategically delivering words that get people to take action. In this book, you will learn how to write copy that connects and converts. You don't have to guess what to write. You can learn exactly what words will increase the level of your success.... Every. Single. Time. The right words can make the difference between your business fighting to keep the lights on vs. your business breaking sales records. From this book, you will discover: How to tell a compelling story Formatting tips that make your copy a joy to read The seven salable emotions How to write headlines that draw people in Writing copy for social media Creating a persona How to write an effective call to action (CTA) Conversations lead to conversions Emails that make you click And much, much more Start reading now, and take your copywriting to the next level.

Everyone Can Write

Here are ten queries to ask about the structure of your writing: 1. 2. 8. 9. How many words in a sentence? How many sentences in a paragraph? 3. How do you identify the parts of a sentence? 4. How do you recognise active and passive ...

Author: Howard Gelman

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 9781921966514

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 766


Everyone Can Write is an easy-to-understand, practical, 'how to write' book that is accessible to everyone from a business executive wanting to polish his reports to a retiree wanting to chronicle her family history. It solves the problems that beginning writers struggle with by giving them an easy-to-follow and simple set of rules that allows them to write rapidly and clearly. The book outlines the three forms of non-fictionwriting: report, narrative and essay. Each one is dissected and a set of rules applied to each structure. The rules are easily put into practice and vary for each structure. For example, in report writing, two easy-to-apply rules are: 25 words to a sentence and 3 or 4 sentences in a paragraph. The author has also developed a foolproof method of structuring your writing, so that you make effective use of your time. It's based on the easy-to-remember three step formula: Pre-write, Free-write, Re-write. Pre-write refers to researching the necessary information. Free-write refers to getting the information onto the computer screen. Re-write refers to the essential task of editing the writing into clear readable text. This technique allows writers to become the editors of their own writing, thereby dramatically improving its quality. The essentials of grammar and punctuation, easily confused words and other useful tips for writers are also covered.

Teaching Writing with a Word Processor

Try not to stop writing. Don't worry about spelling, usage, or punctuation. Just write, write, write. MUCH PARENTS CONCERN WRITE YOUR SENTENCE HERE: START YOUR WRITING HERE: STOP WRITING AFTER FIVE MINUTES AND CONTINUE WITH THE LESSON.

Author: Dawn Rodrigues


ISBN: UIUC:30112106765867

Category: Computer-assisted instruction

Page: 83

View: 369


Writers Artists Guide to Writing for Children and YA

wordcounts here, here, here, here, here work books here Working Partners here, here workshops here, here Writers' & Artists' Yearbook here writer's block here writers' groups here, here Writers' Guild of Great Britain here writers in ...

Author: Linda Strachan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472970046

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 190


The W&A Guide to Writing for Children and YA provides informed, practical advice from a successful and experienced writer of children's books across all ages. Its coverage includes picture books through middle grade and young adult; fiction and non-fiction; books for reluctant readers and books for the education market. It is one author's lifetime of experience distilled into an engaging guide on how to manage, kickstart or begin your writing career. This is a heavily revised and expanded edition of Linda's Writing for Children (2008). Much has happened in both Linda's writing life and in the world of children's books since then. Staying true to the essence of the original, the new edition includes more advice and experience to reflect changes in digital publishing, self-publishing, and the explosion of YA and children's writing more broadly.

Unhomely Empire

Surat here Sutherlandshire here Swift, Jonathan here, here, here Gulliver's Travels here Switzerland here Syer, ... here, here, here, here, here, here–here, here, here Transactions of the Geographical Society here travel writing here, ...

Author: Onni Gust

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350128538

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 951


This book examines the role of Scottish Enlightenment ideas of belonging in the construction and circulation of white supremacist thought that sought to justify British imperial rule. During the 18th century, European imperial expansion radically increased population mobility through the forging of new trade routes, war, disease, enslavement and displacement. In this book, Onni Gust argues that this mass movement intersected with philosophical debates over what it meant to belong to a nation, civilization, and even humanity itself. Unhomely Empire maps the consolidation of a Scottish Enlightenment discourse of 'home' and 'exile' through three inter-related case studies and debates; slavery and abolition in the Caribbean, Scottish Highland emigration to North America, and raising white girls in colonial India. Playing out over poetry, political pamphlets, travel writing, philosophy, letters and diaries, these debates offer a unique insight into the movement of ideas across a British imperial literary network. Using this rich cultural material, Gust argues that whiteness was central to 19th-century liberal imperialism's understanding of belonging, whilst emotional attachment and the perceived ability, or inability, to belong were key concepts in constructions of racial difference.

Fear Truth Writing

I write here about an easy way of overcoming fear: writing to ourselves about ourselves. I still believe that changes in consciousness are crucial ones—ones that have broad social impact. Writing is better than merely thinking because ...

Author: Alison Leigh Brown

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791497746

Category: Philosophy

Page: 145

View: 934


This book describes and examines the fear of exposure one faces when creating for cultural consumption. Examining the work of Cixous, Foucault, Irigaray, Spinoza, Hegel, Hakim Bey, Heidegger, Kathy Acker, Derrida, and Kierkegaard, the author finds spaces where fear and anxiety give way to connection and community.

Adaptation in Young Adult Novels

Miskec, Jennifer here, here modern Janes here Moison, Thomas here Monin, Christan here, here Montz, Amy L. here, here, ... here ghost characters here Helen Burns (ghost) here hypotext here Kirkus Review here neo-Victorian writing here ...

Author: Dana E. Lawrence

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501361784

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 236


Adaptation in Young Adult Novels argues that adapting classic and canonical literature and historical places engages young adult readers with their cultural past and encourages them to see how that past can be rewritten. The textual afterlives of classic texts raise questions for new readers: What can be changed? What benefits from change? How can you, too, be agents of change? The contributors to this volume draw on a wide range of contemporary novels – from Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series and Megan Shepherd's Madman's Daughter trilogy to Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones – adapted from mythology, fairy tales, historical places, and the literary classics of Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among others. Unpacking the new perspectives and critiques of gender, sexuality, and the cultural values of adolescents inherent to each adaptation, the essays in this volume make the case that literary adaptations are just as valuable as original works and demonstrate how the texts studied empower young readers to become more culturally, historically, and socially aware through the lens of literary diversity.

Getting the Buggers to Write 2nd Edition

Once this initial motivation is in place we can work on improving both the basics of their work, and extending their writing to a higher level. Getting them writing How, then, do we get our students to write? Here are some initial ideas ...

Author: Sue Cowley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441147042

Category: Education

Page: 246

View: 314


A fully up-dated second edition of Sue Cowley's wonderfully accessible guide to helping teachers develop writing strategies for children in the classroom. The new edition contains three new chapters: two on writing in elementary and high schools and a third on developing writing strategies in different subjects. With the practicality, humour and optimism that characterize all her teaching and writing, Sue Cowley guides colleagues through all the stages of teaching writing-from motivating students to want to write through helping them shape, structure and correct their work.

The Road to Independent Reading and Writing ebook

Say, “Today, we are going to write the sentence Here is a leaf. As we write the words, you are going to echo how to make the letters I am writing.” Lead students in Counting Words ( pages 52–53 ). 3. Say, “Let's write the first word in ...

Author: Cathy Collier

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781087648576

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 677


Help teachers transform young learners into independent readers and writers with this must-have resource authored by Cathy Collier, a reading specialist and former kindergarten teacher. This easy-to-use classroom resource is packed with kindergarten reading and writing routines, lessons, centers, charts, resources, and teaching tips. Learn to give students the tools they can use on their own to become independent readers and writers by breaking key literacy concepts and skills into manageable, teachable pieces. The writing section covers implementing writing instruction, spelling strategies, composition strategies, and journal writing. The reading section covers strategies for teaching reading, providing lessons for phonological awareness, phonics, concept of print, reading comprehension, and vocabulary development. Flexible differentiation strategies are also included within each section to allow teachers to be responsive to the needs of all learners.

Now Write

Expanding does this by increasing the depth and breadth of your initial draft. Inside this larger swath lurks your story. More often than not, it's different from the story you first sat down to write. Here, then, is an exercise to help ...

Author: Sherry Ellis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101117835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 802


A collection of personal writing exercises and commentary from some of today's best novelists, short story writers, and writing teachers, including Jill McCorkle, Amy Bloom, Robert Olen Butler, Steve Almond, Jayne Anne Phillips, Virgil Suarez, Margot Livesay, and more. What's the secret behind the successful and prolific careers of critically acclaimed novelists and short story writers Amy Bloom, Steve Almond, Jayne Anne Phillips, Alison Lurie, and others? Divine assistance? Otherworldly talent? An unsettlingly close relationship with the Muse? While the rest of us are staring at blank sheets of paper, struggling to come up with a first sentence, these writers are busy polishing off story after story and novel after novel. Despite producing work that may seem effortless, all of them have a simple technique for fending off writer's block: the writing exercise. In Now Write!, Sherry Ellis collects the personal writing exercises of today's best writers and lays bare the secret to their success. - In "The Photograph," Jill McCorkle divulges one of her tactics for handling material that takes plots in a million different directions; - National Book Award-nominee Amy Bloom offers "Water Buddies," an exercise for writers practicing their craft in workshops; - Steve Almond, author of My Life in Heavy Metal and Candyfreak, provides a way to avoiding purple prose in "The Five-Second Shortcut to Writing in the Lyric Register"; - and eighty-three more of the country's top writers disclose their strategies for creating memorable prose. Complemented by brief commentary from the authors themselves, the exercises in Now Write! are practical and hands-on. By encouraging writers to shamelessly steal proven techniques that have yielded books which have won National Book Awards, Pulitzers, and Guggenheim grants, Now Write! inspires the aspiring writer to write now.

Live Well Learn Well

poems writing here power of here Poetry Live here points-based merit system here Popplet Lite (app) here positive behaviour points system here, here positive classroom approaches here positive praise time here positive working ...

Author: Abigail Mann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472972279

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 300


Supporting student wellbeing is an absolute must if you are to develop high-achieving, well-rounded learners. After all, happy students are successful students. Live Well, Learn Well is packed with 90 practical ideas and strategies that will help your students progress with their studies and thrive in your secondary classroom. #Teacher5aday advocate Abigail Mann offers easy-to-implement techniques that use classroom management, classroom layout, praise and rewards to support student wellbeing. By the same author as Live Well, Teach Well, this book offers ideas and activities that will help students to manage their time and workload more effectively, learn coping strategies to manage stress and play a more active role in their local communities. The dip-in-and-out format will enable you to act quickly to support the needs of your students so they feel happy with their studies and confident about their progress. Improving social and emotional wellbeing in this way will build better relationships between you and your students, boost mental health and have a positive impact on academic outcomes.

This Space of Writing

And when Maurice Blanchot – another constant reference for Steve – was asked “Why do you write?”, this is how he replied: I will borrow from Dr Martin Luther when, at Worms, he declared his unshakability: Here I stand, ...

Author: Stephen Mitchelmore

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781782799818

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 511


What does 'literature' mean in our time? While names like Proust, Kafka and Woolf still stand for something, what that something actually is has become obscured by the claims of commerce and journalism. Perhaps a new form of attention is required. Stephen Mitchelmore began writing online in 1996 and became Britain's first book blogger soon after, developing the form so that it can respond in kind to the singular space opened by writing. Across 44 essays, he discusses among many others the novels of Richard Ford, Jeanette Winterson and Karl Ove Knausgaard, the significance for modern writers of cave paintings and the moai of Easter Island, and the enduring fallacy of 'Reality Hunger', all the while maintaining a focus on the strange nature of literary space. By listening to the echoes and resonances of writing, this book enables a unique encounter with literature that many critics habitually ignore. With an introduction by the acclaimed novelist Lars Iyer, This Space of Writing offers a renewed appreciation of the mystery and promise of writing.

Colby Quarterly

Maybe it's ly, just the isolation from family life, town, and telephone, that makes the writing || || good here. ... from experience and imagination, : Maybe I'm just Pavlovian and I write here because I have written het | before.



ISBN: NWU:35556035611672

Category: Humanities


View: 832


Learning to Write as a Hostile Act for Latino Students

Right here should be your topic sentence . And this says , that all the things in here , are about that . And here's the topic sentence of this one . This says , Dear Pat , this is what I'm gonna write about now , du , du , du , du , du ...

Author: Raul E. Ybarra

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 082046824X

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 765


Cultural differences play a part in communication breakdowns between students and teachers, and only a complete understanding of the model that English instructors use when teaching writing gives us an insight into the reasons why. This book observes and analyzes the communication patterns of Latino students in an English course at the college level, closely observing the interaction between Latino students and the teacher, as well as between Latino students and other student groups in the class. Learning to Write as a Hostile Act for Latino Students concludes that cultural differences - and the resulting miscommunications - significantly contribute to the negative impressions Latino students have about the writing process and English courses. Understanding these differences is crucial to improving the teaching of writing to Latino and other minority students.