Writer at Work

Writing is just too much like hard work to be simply a hobby, except for these
chosen few enthusiasts. • Extrinsic rewards: apart from money a writer can expect
rewards from other people in the form of admiration and ego satisfaction. This
was ...

Author: David Bouchier

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462065332

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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Writer at Work is the book about writing that somebody had to write. It's a report from the front lines by a working writer with a lifetime of experience in everything from literary fiction to radio and newspaper reporting. Writer at Work is full of provocative opinions and unexpected diversions. It combines practical advice, based on the author's long experience as a writing instructor, with lively and often funny reflections on the writing life. Writer at Work gives you the information, the excitement, the debates and the inspiration that you would find at a first-class writers' conference. This is the guide book you need to step up from being an amateur to being an professional writer.

Writers at Work The Essay Student s Book

Following on from Writers at Work: The Paragraph and Writers at Work: the Short Composition, Writers at Work: The Essay will teach the basics of academic essay writing to intermediate-level students.

Author: Dorothy Zemach

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521693020

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 167

View: 673


Following on from Writers at Work: The Paragraph and Writers at Work: the Short Composition, Writers at Work: The Essay will teach the basics of academic essay writing to intermediate-level students. In Writers at Work: The Essay, college and university students use the process approach to write different genres of essays common at the post-secondary level, the most important being expository writing, persuasive writing, and timed essay exams. Each chapter uses the same five-step approach to writing that is used in the two lower-level books. In each chapter, students analyze a model essay, noticing key organizational and linguistic features; brainstorm ideas; write multiple drafts; revise their work; engage in peer reviews; and share their finished work. Chapters recycle and build upon previously taught material.

Rachel Carson

A comprehensive study of the distinguished American author provides insight into her character as well as her struggles as a spokeswoman for conservation

Author: Paul Brooks

Publisher: Sierra Club Books for Children

ISBN: 1578050170

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 359

View: 497


A comprehensive study of the distinguished American author provides insight into her character as well as her struggles as a spokeswoman for conservation

Writers at Work

PRODUCTION novel, long-lived author Valentin Kataev (1897–1986) deserves
pride of place: as critic Richard Borden notes with amazement, Kataev published
“in ...

Author: Mary A. Nicholas

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838757390

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

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Recent research on the Soviet period of Russian literary history has eliminated many gaps in our understanding of that complex era. With few exceptions, however, little critical attention has been directed to the most important of all Soviet genres: the production novel, or proizvodstvennyi roman. Such neglect is particularly true of production novels written in the transitional era between the late 1920's and the early 1930's. Such works provide an essential but still misunderstood clue to the Stalinist era and the formation of Soviet culture. Based on contemporary theory and new archival research, Writers at Work re-assesses the production novel and re-interprets its importance in the development of Stalinism. The author uses both well known and long forgotten examples of the production novel to explore the essential role this unique genre played in the construction of Soviet culture. Works about Soviet building projects appeared almost immediately after the 1917 revolution, and the genre remained common until the demise of the Soviet Union. Called the "most common type of Stalinist novel by far," the production novel included industrial blockbusters with titles like Cement, Hydrocentral, and Time, Forward! that were guaranteed placement in the pantheon of Socialist Realism. Yet a closer study of the early construction novels reveals that even the most established examples of this Stalinist genre fail in significant ways to conform to totalitarian requirements. What is surprising, in fact, is the degree to which allegedly conformist works actually diverge from the model they purport to champion. Neither established representatives of the genre nor less traditional works fully meet expectations for Stalinist literature. This book explores the reasons for this generic oddity and re-evaluates traditional treatment of these most "typical" Soviet works. Such a re-evaluation is both necessary and timely. Past studies of Soviet literature have often pitted a dynamic, utopian, horizontal 1920's against the static, conservative, closed 1930's. Although such a dichotomy is attractive as conceptual shorthand, it obscures the real shape of early Soviet space, particularly in the important transitional years of the first and second Five-Year Plans. Early production novels often opposed, ignored, or actively rejected such a rigidly dichotomous scheme. Far from being uninspired and formulaic, the early production novels were actually fertile ground on which writers struggled to build a better world and find their own place in it. This imagined universe differed dramatically, of course, from the completed totalitarian project, but the complex example of Soviet production novels makes a revised picture of Socialist Realism essential.

remembered rapture

Writing these essays about writing has intensified my understanding and
appreciation of the writer at work. This work was written to share the dimensions
of my writing life that take place behind the scenes. Written from the standpoint of
cultural ...

Author: bell hooks

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781466847583

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 540


Drawing on her experiences as a professor of English and the author of sixteen highly acclaimed books, critic bell hooks presents an insightful collection of essays on the process and politics of writing. Centrally, many of the essays raise provocative questions about the feminist movement and women's writing--the kinds of voices women have established in the wake of the demand for more writing by women, the politics of confession and the type of standards being set for women writers by critics. Several essays explore hooks's personal relationship to publishing, explaining the impact success has had on her work as she highlights her movement from writing in relative isolation to writing in New York City amidst the publishing industry, in a world full of writers. Other essays focus on the dearth of nonfiction writing by Black women, contrasting that with the rise in their published fiction. More general essays focus on writing as healing, raising issues about the function of writing; the extent to which readers inspire writers; and how race, ger, and class can determine one's relationship to words. Remembered Rapture offers a fresh and lively discussion of living with words.

The Writer at Work

"The Writer at Work" by Richard Krzemien, the #1 syndicated full-color comic for writers, mixes the working world of Dilbert with the absurdity of The Far Side.

Author: Richard Krzemien


ISBN: 0977125734

Category: Humor

Page: 79

View: 907


"The Writer at Work" by Richard Krzemien, the #1 syndicated full-color comic for writers, mixes the working world of Dilbert with the absurdity of The Far Side.

Sean O Casey

Christopher Murray's work on Sean O'Casey is a critical biography. In addition to the normal biographical elements, Dr Murray provides a strong interpretative context for the life.

Author: Christopher Murray

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717127508

Category: Dramatists, Irish

Page: 590

View: 163


Christopher Murray's work on Sean O'Casey is a critical biography. In addition to the normal biographical elements, Dr Murray provides a strong interpretative context for the life. For example, he looks afresh at the Dublin of the 1880s and 1890s in order to provide an updated background to O'Casey's childhood. He pays a great deal of attention to the political situation from 1880 to 1922, setting it against O'Casey's own treatment in his six volumes of autobiography. In general he attempts to establish O'Casey's Ireland.This leads naturally to a fresh examination of the great Dublin trilogy, The Shadow of a Gunman, Juno and the Paycock and The Plough and the Stars, the three works on which O'Casey's reputation stands. The rejection of his next play, The Silver Tassie, by the Abbey Theatre precipitated O'Casey's move to England.

Writers at Work The Paragraph Student s Book

C Write the first draft Use the information in your chart on page 65 to write a
paragraph about your favorite holiday . ... B Revise your writing Follow these
steps to revise your 68 Writers at Work : The Paragraph Write the first draft

Author: Jill Singleton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521545226

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 140

View: 164


This high beginner to low intermediate writing course teaches the basics of paragraph writing.

Writing at Work

A Guide to Better Writing in Administration, Business and Management Robert
Barrass ... about what their readers need to know or about how best to tell them
before starting to write; and then not checking and if necessary revising their work

Author: Robert Barrass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134498864

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 425


Many employers complain about the poor communication skills of many young people seeking employment; and many people in employment are handicapped by the poor quality of their written work. While bad spelling, ineffective punctuation and faults in grammar create barriers between the writer and the reader, good English makes the reader feel at ease. The benefits of being a good writer at work are: Managers need to be able to communicate in order to get ideas across. If they cannot, they will be unable to make their viewpoint heard and they will be unable to influence customers, suppliers and colleagues as desired If you can write well, you will find that your views are given prominence over those of others. Effective communication, and that includes writing, is the key to career success and advancement This book is for those who have difficulty in getting thoughts into words or their ideas across, as well as those who are satisfied with their writing but are ready to consider the possibility of improving it. It is all about the ways in which writing at work is important - helping the reader to observe, remember, think, plan, organise and communicate.

Atlantic Citizens Nineteenth Century American Writers at Work in the World

Nineteenth-Century American Writers at Work in the World Leslie Eckel.
LONDON, ROME When Margaret Fuller left New York for Europe in August of
1846, many of her ...

Author: Leslie Eckel

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748669387

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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By looking beyond the page and into the extraordinary lives of Walt Whitman, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Grace Greenwood, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller and Frederick Douglass, this book uncovers their startling contributions to transatlantic culture and makes the argument that literature is dependent upon other modes of professional creativity in order to thrive. Leslie Elizabeth Eckel shows how these six figures shaped their careers in the fields of education, journalism, public lecturing and editing in productive relation to their development as imaginative writers. To see Walt Whitman co-producing foreign editions of his work with British poets while exuberantly breaking free from verse strictures on the page, or to witness Margaret Fuller reporting from the battle ground in revolutionary Rome as well as writing her country's first feminist treatise is to comprehend more deeply the ways in which these writers acted in the transatlantic sphere. By practicing Atlantic citizenship, they were able to achieve critical distance from the United States and, paradoxically, to catalyse its ongoing growth.

Write Better and Get Ahead at Work

Successful Methods for Writing the Easy, Natural Way Michael Dolan. 9. Reports.
Without. Boredom. A report is a management tool used to make decisions. When
properly done, a report allows its reader to expand his or her scope of work.

Author: Michael Dolan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595120192

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 276


Find out how to write fast and well while developing your own style. You will improve after reading this book, even if you have taken writing courses before. Get ideas for how to start and find out when to stop. Discover the unique “universal format” for writing anything. Get a checklist for successful letters. Learn how to plan the longer report so you don’t wait until the last minute. The author’s friendly, organized approach (with just a little humor) makes writing at work fun. Hundreds of people have learned to write from the author’s Writing for Action workshops. Now you can too.

Writing Under Pressure

You sense the writer at work, but you cannot ignore the clear signs of lack of work
. the lost opportunities to think through and present an issue. This more realistic
view of writing restores authenticity to the process: it enables the reader to see ...

Author: Sanford Kaye

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195066618

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 625


In Writing Under Pressure, Sanford Kaye, a renowned expert on the subject, presents a system he calls the Quick Writing Process (QWP) that focuses on real-world writing tasks and demonstrates how to produce the clearest, most honest, most powerful work possible under the constraints of time and space. A writing instructor with twenty-five years of experience teaching students and professionals, Kaye tells writers how to budget their time and how to use this time efficiently. Exploring particular writing situations in which QWP can be applied to make the most of what the writer knows, Kaye discusses, for example, the process of taking exams, focusing on how instructors select questions and evaluate essays. This invaluable reference offers essential guidelines for any student faced with a difficult writing assignment that has to be done now.

The Irish Dramatic Revival 1899 1939

Christopher Murray, Sean O'Casey: Writer at Work, A Biography (Dublin: Gill &
Macmillan, 2004), p. 31. Unless otherwise noted, all biographical details on O'
Casey are drawn from this source. 5. Murray, Sean O'Casey: Writer at Work, p.

Author: Anthony Roche

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408166000

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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The Irish Dramatic Revival was to radically redefine Irish theatre and see the birth of Ireland's national theatre, the Abbey, in 1904. From a consideration of such influential precursors as Boucicault and Wilde, Anthony Roche goes on to examine the role of Yeats as both founder and playwright, the one who set the agenda until his death in 1939. Each of the major playwrights of the movement refashioned that agenda to suit their own very different dramaturgies. Roche explores Synge's experimentation in the creation of a new national drama and considers Lady Gregory not only as a co-founder and director of the Abbey Theatre but also as a significant playwright. A chapter on Shaw outlines his important intervention in the Revival. O'Casey's four ground-breaking Dublin plays receive detailed consideration, as does the new Irish modernism that followed in the 1930s and which also witnessed the founding of the Gate Theatre in Dublin. The Companion also features interviews and essays by leading theatre scholars and practitioners Paige Reynolds, P.J. Mathews and Conor McPherson who provide further critical perspectives on this period of radical change in modern Irish theatre.

The Writer s Mentor

by Henry Miller; The Art of Writing, by Lu Chi, the second—century Chinese poet;
John Steinbeck's Working Days and ... there are none better than those culled
from the Paris Review and gathered in George Plimpton's series “Writers at Work.

Author: Cathleen Rountree

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781573245708

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

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Written in a question-and-answer format, this guide to writing passionately shows writers how to find ideas and inspiration, break through blocks, and achieve "flow." Original. 25,000 first printing.

Shhhh Writer At Work

Whether for your desk at home, at school/college for studying, your work or in your bag on the go this professionally designed 6" x 9" notebook provides the perfect platform for you to manage your life and record your thoughts and ideas.

Author: Jpublishingpremium


ISBN: 1687799695


Page: 122

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Whether for your desk at home, at school/college for studying, your work or in your bag on the go this professionally designed 6" x 9" notebook provides the perfect platform for you to manage your life and record your thoughts and ideas. This Journals pre-lined pages are ready and waiting to be filled. DETAILS: 120 Blank Lined White Pages DIMENSIONS: 6" x 9" PERFECT FOR: Everyday Dairy Personal Journal Wedding Planning Work Lists Creative Doodles College Planning Study Journal Self Motivation Fitness Planning ORDER NOW!

Work in Your Pajamas A Guide to Becoming a Freelance Writer

Now is the time to see if this job is for you. Remember that being a freelance
writer is work. You will need to work on weekends, sometimes holidays and even
when you are sick. You do not have to take on jobs that require this or even write
on ...

Author: Mandy Robinson

Publisher: Mandy Robinson


Category: Computers


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“Work in Your Pajamas: A Guide to Becoming a Freelance Writer” is the story of a mom who went from answering surveys and trying to make a few bucks at home to earning a full-time income. If you have been looking into becoming a freelance writer, you have found the right book for you. This book will give you all of the tools to get started in this job. I have been working as a freelance writer from the comfort of my home for four years now. Now I am sharing how to get started with you. I went into this job totally blind and it was hard to figure it all out. It took me years to learn the things that will be shared with you in “Work in Your Pajamas: A Guide to Becoming a Freelance Writer.” This book shares how to get started on this career and also goes into detail about things you will need to do to be successful at this job. You do not need a career in Journalism to make a full-time income from your pajamas in the comfort of your own home. This book will help you to start living your dreams.

Iris Murdoch A Writer at War

David is remembered at work as difficult by the novelist Francis King, a colleague
in the British Council where King believes Hicks had few friends. King wondered
whether David was not embittered by, among other things, lack of literary ...

Author: Peter J. Conradi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199831944

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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These never before published writings comprise Iris Murdoch's passionate wartime correspondence with two early intimates: the poet Frank Thompson, brother of the historian E.P. Thompson, who was killed in 1944, and David Hicks, with whom she had a dramatic affair, engagement, and breakup. It also includes the journal that Murdoch kept as a touring actress during August of 1939. The selection sheds new light on a brilliant young mind ("sharp and polished as a sword" as Frances Wilson describes it), while painting a vivid picture of life during the Second World War.

The Write Beginning

As we assist in shaping young writers and their work, we must be mindful of
which areas are the most important to focus ... creating an understanding of the
components of a piece of writing, they have observed a real writer at work, they
have ...

Author: Lisa Donohue

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551382463

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 471


A simple approach to developing an assessment-based writing process: begin with the end. Discover how to use success criteria to provide descriptive feedback to students as a guide as they set goals and revise, rewrite, or rework their writing.