The Writer s Workshop

Interspersed into chapters full of sound practical advice and challenging assignments are reflections on Great Ideas from “Realism and Impressionism” to “Nominalism and Modern Science.” Perfect for the college or even high school ...

Author: Gregory L. Roper

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497644359

Category: Reference

Page: 300

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The Writer’s Workshop takes an approach to teaching writing that is new only because it is so old. Today, rhetoric and composition typically proceed by ignoring what was done for 2,500 years in Western education. Gregory Roper, on the other hand, helps students learn to write in the way the great writers of the past themselves learned: by carefully imitating masters of the craft, including Cicero, Thomas Aquinas, Charles Dickens, Sojourner Truth, James Joyce, and Ernest Hemingway. By living in their workshops and apprenticing to these and other masters, apprentice writers—like apprentice musicians, painters, and blacksmiths of the past—will rapidly improve the complexity of their art and discover their own native voices. Interspersed into chapters full of sound practical advice and challenging assignments are reflections on Great Ideas from “Realism and Impressionism” to “Nominalism and Modern Science.” Perfect for the college or even high school writing classroom—as well as a marvelous book for homeschoolers and others who would like to improve their own writing—The Writer’s Workshop is a fine practical guide, and Dr. Roper a friendly yet demanding teacher-mentor.

Gotham Writers Workshop Writing Fiction

(0tham Writers' Workshop Study Online with Gotham Writers' Workshop Since
1997, thousands of students have discovered ... The school's online workshops
feature everything you would find in a live workshop—lectures, discussions,
writing ...

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596917910

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Gotham Writers' Workshop has mastered the art of teaching the craft of writing in a way that is practical, accessible, and entertaining. Now the techniques of this renowned school are available in this book. Here you'll find: The fundamental elements of fiction craft-character, plot, point of view, etc.-explained clearly and completely - Key concepts illustrated with passages from great works of fiction - The complete text of "Cathedral" by Raymond Carver-a masterpiece of contemporary short fiction that is analyzed throughout the book - Exercises that let you immediately apply what you learn to your own writing. Written by Gotham Writers' Workshop expert instructors and edited by Dean of Faculty Alexander Steele, Writing Fiction offers the same methods and exercises that have earned the school international acclaim. Once you've read-and written-your way through this book, you'll have a command of craft that will enable you to turn your ideas into effective short stories and novels. You will be a writer. Gotham Writers' Workshop is America's leading private creative writing school, offering classes in New York City and on the web at WritingClasses.com. The school's interactive online classes, selected "Best of the Web" by Forbes, have attracted thousands of aspiring writers from across the United States and more than sixty countries.

Beyond the Writers Workshop

They don't want to have a conference with a student because there is little harder
work than conducting a one-on-one ... "(the classical Gemran psychologist on
war) or of Machiavelli: some slothful creative-writing teachers actually whine to ...

Author: Carol Bly

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307778208

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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An innovative new approach to teaching and writing creative nonfiction from veteran teacher and critically acclaimed author Carol Bly. Teachers and writers everywhere are facing the limits imposed by the prevailing models of teaching: community or MFA “workshops” or, at the high-school level, “peer review.” In Beyond the Writers' Workshop Carol Bly presents an alternative. She believes that workshopping’s tendency to engage in wry scorn and pay exaggerated attention to technical details, causes apprentice writers, consciously or unconsciously, to modify their most passionate work. Inspired by a philosophy of individuality and moral rigor, Bly combines ideas and techniques from social work, psychotherapy, and neuroscience with the traditional teaching of fresh metaphor, salient dialogue, lively pace, and analysis of other literary work in her pioneering new approach. She also includes exercises and examples in an extensive practical appendix.

The Virginia Woolf Writers Workshop

And what good are reviews, she asks, if they do not help writers improve their
work? There is much to approve of, she observes, in these writing programs and
workshops that abound today. In her day, in fact, she proposed a system that had
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Author: Danell Jones

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307492913

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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In this brilliantly imagined book, author Danell Jones mines the diaries, essays, correspondence, and fiction of a literary legend to create an unforgettable master class in the art of writing. Using Virginia Woolf’s own words, this inspiring, instructive, and entertaining guide will delight fans, students, and teachers alike—and at last give Woolf a classroom of her own. Imagine what it might be like if Virginia Woolf were teaching a writers’ workshop. What would she say? What elements of her own experience would writers today find valuable? Now one need only to look within these pages to delight in her magic. For here, perched at the podium of a classroom, Woolf is ready to discuss the advice for writers that she scattered throughout her work. From nurturing ideas and dealing with self-doubt to creating a completed work and getting published, here is a wellspring of practical advice, invaluable insights on the creative life, and dozens of “writing sparks”— exercises for writers of all levels— inspired by Woolf’s most well-known works. Take your seat in class as she shares her wisdom, wit, and expertise on a range of matters, including: •The value of experimentation •How to use a journal for inspiration •The importance of reading, walking, and practicing •Methods for learning from great writers Also provided are recommendations for further reading as well as the original sources of all of Woolf’s quotes For deeper exploration. Let Woolf’s utterly unique vision guide you to your own distinct voice at the same time that you deepen your appreciation and knowledge of her as a revolutionary writer and thinker.

The Iowa Writers Workshop

People came to work with the Writers Workshop . They submitted their trial
manuscripts by mail to the Writers Workshop . . . . The name , in other words ,
went much farther than we ever expected or intended . " 27 When the “ summer
workshop ...

Author: Stephen Wilbers

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002260274

Category: Creative writing (Higher education)

Page: 153

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Tracing the evolution of the writer's workshop, Wilbers depicts it as having roots in the midwestern regionalist literary movement of the late nineteenth century and in the university's writer's clubs of the same period. The quirky personalities of the individuals who contributed to its growth are revealed as also the pros and cons of students "learning" to write in an academic situation.

Scaffolding Young Writers

In Chapter 2, we discussed the writing progress of kindergarten through third-
grade writers. Here, we explain the importance of writers' workshop for shaping
the writing development of young children. When we look at children's writing, we
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Author: Linda J. Dorn

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571103420

Category: Education

Page: 99

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The goal of teaching writing is to create independent and self-motivated writers. When students write more often, they become better at writing. They acquire habits, skills, and strategies that enable them to learn more about the craft of writing. Yet they require the guidance and support of a more knowledgeable person who understands the writing process, the changes over time in writing development, and specific techniques and procedures for teaching writing. In Scaffolding Young Writers: A Writers' Workshop Approach, Linda J. Dorn and Carla Soffos present a clear road map for implementing writers' workshop in the primary grades. Adopting an apprenticeship approach, the authors show how explicit teaching, good models, clear demonstrations, established routines, assisted teaching followed by independent practice, and self-regulated learning are all fundamental in establishing a successful writers' workshop. There is a detailed chapter on organizing for writers' workshop, including materials, components, routines, and procedures. Other chapters provide explicit guidelines for designing productive mini-lessons and student conferences. Scaffolding Young Writers also features: an overview of how children become writers; analyses of students' samples according to informal and formal writing assessments; writing checklists, benchmark behaviors, and rubrics based on national standards; examples of teaching interactions during mini-lessons and writing conferences; illustrations of completed forms and checklists with detailed descriptions, and blank reproducible forms in the appendix for classroom use. Instruction is linked with assessment throughout the book, so that all teaching interactions are grounded in what children already know and what they need to know as they develop into independent writers.

Gotham Writers Workshop Writing Fiction

Gotham Writers' Workshop has mastered the art of teaching the craft of writing in a way that is practical, accessible, and entertaining. Now the techniques of this renowned school are available in this book.

Author: Gotham Writers' Workshop

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

ISBN: 1582343306

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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Gotham Writers' Workshop has mastered the art of teaching the craft of writing in a way that is practical, accessible, and entertaining. Now the techniques of this renowned school are available in this book. Here you'll find: - The fundamental elements of fiction craft-character, plot, point of view, etc.-explained clearly and completely - Key concepts illustrated with passages from great works of fiction - The complete text of "Cathedral" by Raymond Carver-a masterpiece of contemporary short fiction that is analyzed throughout the book - Exercises that let you immediately apply what you learn to your own writing Written by Gotham Writers' Workshop expert instructors and edited by Dean of Faculty Alexander Steele, Writing Fiction offers the same methods and exercises that have earned the school international acclaim. Once you've read-and written-your way through this book, you'll have a command of craft that will enable you to turn your ideas into effective short stories and novels. You will be a writer. Gotham Writers' Workshop is America's leading private creative writing school, offering classes in New York City and on the web at WritingClasses.com. The school's interactive online classes, selected "Best of the Web" by Forbes, have attracted thousands of aspiring writers from across the United States and more than sixty countries.

Fiction Writer s Workshop

In a clear and lively style, with rich literary references from classic and contemporary fiction, Novakovich teaches you how to: uncover ideas worth writing about; evoke a vivid sense of place and time; invent believable characters for your ...

Author: Josip Novakovich

Publisher: Story Press

ISBN: UOM:39015037311498

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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In a clear and lively style, with rich literary references from classic and contemporary fiction, Novakovich teaches you how to: uncover ideas worth writing about; evoke a vivid sense of place and time; invent believable characters for your fiction; support your story with strong organization and structure; tell your story from the best viewpoint; direct your dramatic action; open and close with power and grace; choose expressive details; write with a commanding narrative voice; and transform your first draft into finished, polished fiction. At the end of each chapter, a dozen or more unique writing exercises (each with a clear "objective statement" to focus your efforts) will help you put what you learn into action, while exploring new ideas, approaches and genres. After you complete each exercise, "check" questions will help you review what you've done - so that you may revise or rewrite. Encouraging real improvement over negative self-criticism, Novakovich helps you gain a more productive sense of where you can write one more line that will add life to what you already have down - or where you can delete a line that may obscure your readers' view. He helps you develop day-to-day self-discipline. And perhaps most important, he respects and encourages your development of personal style. "I will give you a lot of advice", he says, "but you need not take it". As a writer, Novakovich knows that the strongest fiction emerges from your own choices and directions. Fiction Writer's Workshop gives you clear, firsthand understanding of the elements of fiction . . . so you can make more informed choices and your fiction more successful.

Guide to Writers Conferences

JUNE Alaska Adventure in Travel Writing, 2 Arkansas Writers' Conference, 9 Blue
Ridge Christian Writers' Conference, 18 Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, 22
Carter Caves Creative Writing Workshop, 27 Chisholm Trail Writers' Workshop ...

Author: Lawrence H. Caplan

Publisher:

ISBN: 0945834063

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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Storyteller

"For 27 years, Kate Wilhelm and her husband, Damon Knight, taught at the Clarion Writers' Workshop, an intensive and ambitious six-week writing program for novice writers, known to participants as "boot camp for writers.

Author: Kate Wilhelm

Publisher: Small Beer Press

ISBN: 9781931520164

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

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Part memoir and part writing manual, an affectionate account of teaching writing at the Clarion workshop.

The Modern Library Writer s Workshop

Taking you from the moment of inspiration (keep a notebook with you at all times), to writing a first draft (do it quickly! you can always revise later), to figuring out a plot (plot always serves the story, not vice versa), Koch is a ...

Author: Stephen Koch

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9780307538482

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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“Make [your] characters want something right away—even if it’s only a glass of water. Characters paralyzed by the meaninglessness of modern life still have to drink water from time to time.” —Kurt Vonnegut “‘The cat sat on the mat’ is not the beginning of a story, but ‘the cat sat on the dog’s mat’ is.” —John Le Carré Nothing is more inspiring for a beginning writer than listening to masters of the craft talk about the writing life. But if you can’t get Vladimir Nabokov, Virginia Woolf, and Gabriel García Márquez together at the Algonquin, The Modern Library Writer’s Workshop gives you the next best thing. Stephen Koch, former chair of Columbia University’s graduate creative writing program, presents a unique guide to the craft of fiction. Along with his own lucid observations and commonsense techniques, he weaves together wisdom, advice, and inspiring commentary from some of our greatest writers. Taking you from the moment of inspiration (keep a notebook with you at all times), to writing a first draft (do it quickly! you can always revise later), to figuring out a plot (plot always serves the story, not vice versa), Koch is a benevolent mentor, glad to dispense sound advice when you need it most. The Modern Library Writer’s Workshop belongs on every writer’s shelf, to be picked up and pored over for those moments when the muse needs a little help finding her way.

The Writer s Workshop Companion

Part IV Twelve Thirteen BASIC TRAINING Adventure with a Pocket Dictionary
171 On Listening to the Modern Writer's Tone of Voice 178 READERS AND
WRITERS ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPEAKING AND WRITING.

Author: Gorham Bert Munson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015026866643

Category: Authorship

Page: 310

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The Effects of Peer Feedback During Writer s Workshop Kindergarten

Having built a rapport with these students throughout the year , it was most
rewarding to see their confidence level elevated , as they no longer looked to me
to think of a story during writer's workshop and did not wait for me to help them
sound ...

Author: Laura Threlkeld

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X79274

Category:

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Expanding Primary Writer s Workshop

Author: Carol Kieczykowski

Publisher: Frank Schaffer Publications

ISBN: PSU:000049184426

Category: Education

Page: 144

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In this follow-up to the popular Primary Writer's Workshop, children discover that writing doesn't have to be hard. 50 practical mini-lessons demystify the writing process and help young authors-to-be improve writing skills such as prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. Activities include Vigorous Verbs, Homerun Sentences, Paragraph Writing, and more!

Library of Congress Catalogs

I. Welsh Arts Council PR6015.U3529 828.9°12 74-168128 Isbn 0–1083–0464-8
MARC WRITERS WORKSHOP BLUEBIRD BOOK Bantleman, Lawrence. The
award; a satirical drama in two acts. Calcutta, A Writers Woublication c1972. 56 p.

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054479624

Category: Monographic series

Page:

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The Modern Library Writer s Workshop

But ifyou can ' t get Vladimir Nabokov , Virginia Woolf , and Gabriel García
Márquez together at the Algonquin , The Modern Library Writer ' s Workshop
gives you the nextbest thing . Stephen Koch , former chair of Columbia University
' s ...

Author: Stephen Koch

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: UOM:39015056896155

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Provides helpful observations and techniques for would-be fiction writers on such topics as cultivating one's creative imagination, the mechanics of plot and character development, and narrative thinking.