Writing as a Way of Being

This book offers hope in the form of a pedagogy of writing as an ethical practice of being in the world.

Author: Robert Yagelski

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: 1612890563

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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In this careful examination of the nature of writing, Robert Yagelski demonstrates that the experience of writing, apart from the text that is produced through writing, can be deeply transformative for both individuals and communities. Writing as a Way of Being presents a dramatic new way to understand writing as an ontological act at a time of unprecedented social, educational, and environmental change. This book offers hope in the form of a pedagogy of writing as an ethical practice of being in the world. It describes a way to harness the power of writing so that writing instruction can become part of a broader effort to imagine and create a more just and sustainable future.

A Way of Being

A Way of Being was written in the early 1980s, near the end of his distinguished career, and serves as a coda to his classic On Becoming a Person.

Author: Carl R. Rogers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547524443

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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A Way of Being was written in the early 1980s, near the end of Carl Rogers's career, and serves as a coda to his classic On Becoming a Person. More personal and philosophical than his earlier writings, it traces his professional and personal development and ends with a person-centered prophecy, in which he predicts a future changing in the direction of more humaneness. Now, fifteen years later, the psychiatrist and best-selling author Dr. Irvin Yalom revisits A Way of Being, offering a contemporary view of this remarkable work.

Writing as a Way of Staying Human in a Time that Isn t

Featuring essays drawn from a range of contexts, including college composition and developmental reading and writing, professional and legal writing, middle school English, dissertation projects, academic conferences, and an online writing ...

Author: Nate Mickelson

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622734375

Category: Literary Criticism

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The human element of our work has never been more important. As Robert Yagelski explains in Writing as a Way of Being (2011), the ideological and social pressures of our institutions put us under increasing pressure to sacrifice our humanity in the interest of efficiency. These problems only grow when we artificially separate self/world and mind/body in our teaching and everyday experiences. Following Yagelski and others, Writing as a Way of Staying Human in a Time that Isn't proposes that intentional acts of writing can awaken us to our interconnectedness and to ways in which we—as individuals and in writing communities—might address the social and environmental challenges of our present and future world. Featuring essays drawn from a range of contexts, including college composition and developmental reading and writing, professional and legal writing, middle school English, dissertation projects, academic conferences, and an online writing group, the collection outlines three ways writing can help us stay human: caring for ourselves and others; honoring the times and spaces of writing; and promoting justice. Each essay describes specific strategies for using writing as a means for staying human in inhuman times. The authors integrate personal stories, descriptions of classroom assignments and activities, and current research in writing studies. Their work shows that writing can contribute to personal, social, and political transformation by nurturing vulnerability, compassion, and empathy among students and instructors alike.

Writing and Being

Beyond mere diary writing, these creative journaling methods help readers chart a path for a better future. The book begins by providing tips for the logistics of journal keeping, and includes suggestions for getting started.

Author: G. Lynn Nelson

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577318250

Category: Reference

Page: 200

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With powerful, practical, step-by-step writing exercises, a wealth of examples, and stories of personal transformation through journaling, Writing and Being demonstrates that intentional, guided journaling is a profound way to discover one's authentic self. Beyond mere diary writing, these creative journaling methods help readers chart a path for a better future. The book begins by providing tips for the logistics of journal keeping, and includes suggestions for getting started. It then explores the entire writing process and explains the distinctions between private writing and public writing. The book also explains the biology behind the powerful experience of journaling by laying out recent discoveries about the human brain, showing how journaling can heal psychological and spiritual wounds. Finally, the author shows how to make journaling both a voyage of self-discovery and a means of sharing one's journey and inspiring others in a caring community of expanding love, support, and positive energy.

Writing and Being

In a collection of lectures, the Nobel Prize-winning South African author speaks about the relationship between her experiences, her country's history, and her fictional creations, and examines the work of novelists Naguib Mahfouz, Chinua ...

Author: Nadine Gordimer

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067496232X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 145

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In a collection of lectures, the Nobel Prize-winning South African author speaks about the relationship between her experiences, her country's history, and her fictional creations, and examines the work of novelists Naguib Mahfouz, Chinua Achebe, and Amos Oz. UP.

Creative Manoeuvres

The contributors to this collection are primarily creative writers, working in poetry, fiction, nonfiction and ethnography. Many include the visual or performing arts within their practice; and all are academics as well as creative writers.

Author: Shane Strange

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443864640

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 195

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Creative Manoeuvres is a collection of new writings on a topic of enduring interest: the role of creative practice in the formation of knowledge. The contributors to this collection are primarily creative writers, working in poetry, fiction, nonfiction and ethnography. Many include the visual or performing arts within their practice; and all are academics as well as creative writers. Their chapters move the study of creative writing beyond subjective accounts of ‘how I write’ towards broader issues of how knowledge is addressed by, or incorporated into, or embodied in, art. Each chapter also does double duty as a case study on approaches to creative and research work, both describing and critically exploring the strategies, or ‘creative manoeuvres’, these writers have adopted to advance their practice in both creative and critical domains. In this way, the book not only exemplifies moves in the contemporary academy to understand better the value creative practice can offer to the university, but also provides a rich and engaging set of narratives about ways of being, ways of making and ways of coming to know. In both practical and theoretical modes, it contributes to the ongoing questions about creativity and/versus scholarship that have been debated over recent decades.

Draft

This book is a vivid depiction of the writing process, from reporting to drafting to revising—and revising and revising. Draft No. 4 is enriched by personal reflections on the life of a writer.

Author: John McPhee

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 9781925626704

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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The long-awaited guide to writing long-form nonfiction by the legendary author and teacher. Draft No. 4 is a master class on the writer’s craft. John McPhee shares insights he has gathered over his long career, and has refined while teaching at Princeton University, where he has nurtured some of the most highly regarded writers of our time. He discusses structure, diction and tone, observing that ‘readers are not supposed to notice the structure. It is meant to be about as visible as someone’s bones’. This book is a vivid depiction of the writing process, from reporting to drafting to revising—and revising and revising. Draft No. 4 is enriched by personal reflections on the life of a writer. McPhee recalls his early years at Time magazine, and describes his enduring relationships with the New Yorker and with his publisher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Everything in this luminous book is enlivened by his keen sense of writing as a way of being in the world. John McPhee is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He is the author of thirty-two books. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey and is a recipient of the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award. ‘Draft No. 4 belongs on the short shelf of essential books about the craft.’ Wall Street Journal ‘Matchless teaching from a master of the form—seductive, trustworthy and endearingly modest.’ Helen Garner ‘A master class in writing ... Almost every sentence sparkles ... A superb book.’ Kirkus Reviews (starred review) ‘Eight crisply instructive and drolly self-deprecating essays [are] gathered here in this exceptionally entertaining and illuminating book ... [Draft No. 4] is expert, charming, and invigorating.’ Donna Seaman, Booklist ‘McPhee has set the standard for the genre of creative nonfiction ... With humor and aplomb, he recalls anecdotes about how he approached a story: from interviewing and reporting to drafting and revising, to working with editors and publishers ... A well-wrought road map to navigating the twists and turns, thrills and pitfalls, and joys and sorrows of the writer’s journey.’ Donna Marie Smith, Library Journal ‘[Draft No. 4 is] not a general how-to-do-it manual but a personal how-I-did-it of richer depth—not bouillon cubes, but rich stock ... McPhee lays it all out with the wit of one who believes that ‘writing has to be fun at least once in a pale blue moon.’ Publishers Weekly ‘A marvellous new book...A fascinating book for anyone interested in writing.’ Australian ‘Anyone aspiring to make a living from writing long-form journalism or literary non-fiction should read this book, absorb its lessons on the art of crafting clear and compelling prose, and then accept that the professional world McPhee was lucky enough to inhabit is now gone.’ Scotsman

Reading and Writing Ourselves Into Being

Study of literacy based on a collection of correspondence, the Osborne Family Papers, 1812-1968, located in the Special Collections Research Center of Syracuse University.

Author: Claire White Putala

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781593111090

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

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Study of literacy based on a collection of correspondence, the Osborne Family Papers, 1812-1968, located in the Special Collections Research Center of Syracuse University.

Word

A stunning array of women writers from the U.S. and abroad examine the intimate and politically charged act of writing.

Author: Jocelyn Burrell

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558614672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 223

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A stunning array of women writers from the U.S. and abroad examine the intimate and politically charged act of writing.

Writing Ten Core Concepts

The thorough integration of these Core Concepts distinguishes the book from all other writing guides. Most composition textbooks present far more material than students could ever grasp and retain in a single semester.

Author: Robert P. Yagelski

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305142688

Category: Education

Page: 880

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WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS is based on ten fundamental lessons-the Core Concepts-that student writers must learn to become sophisticated writers. The thorough integration of these Core Concepts distinguishes the book from all other writing guides. Most composition textbooks present far more material than students could ever grasp and retain in a single semester. That approach ultimately waters down the most essential lessons students need to learn for their different writing tasks. Emphasizing writing as an interaction between a writer and a reader, WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS offers students guidance in three main aims of writing and a way to participate in the important conversations that shape our lives. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Landmark Essays on Writing Process

The more comprehensive studies called for by these critiques are only now beginning to appear. This volume presents some articles in which writers and what they do are at the center of inquiry.

Author: Sondra Perl

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1880393131

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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As the field of composition studies became more sophisticated in its understanding of research, the designs and assumptions underlying the early work were called into question. Researchers were challenged to design studies that were sensitive to the varying contexts in which writers write and to the ways their own roles shaped their investigations. The more comprehensive studies called for by these critiques are only now beginning to appear. This volume presents some articles in which writers and what they do are at the center of inquiry. The focus is on what actually occurs as people write and how they make sense of what they are doing. Choosing such a focus grants human action central importance and enacts the belief that looking closely at individuals can be a primary starting point for understanding them and their worlds. Other papers take the researcher's shaping role into account. The integrity of such work rests not so much on a lifeless detachment from the phenomena being studied as on the author's vital engagement, and on a faithful rendering of what has been observed. This includes the author revealing his or her own impact of what has been seen and said. In the broadest sense, composing is something we all do: the students and parents and writers and teachers who serve as subjects of research and those who write the research itself. It is what each of us is engaged in when we shape our understanding of life through the writing we do. And it is what can continue to light the way in composition studies for it illuminates what still makes this inquiry so intriguing and so rich -- that only human beings have this capacity to look and see more, to create new texts and new work, and in the creating compose their way to new understandings and new selves.

Living Earth Community Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing

Living Earth Community: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing is a celebration of the diversity of ways in which humans can relate to the world around them, and an invitation to its readers to partake in planetary coexistence.

Author: Sam Mickey

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781783748068

Category: Science

Page: 286

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Living Earth Community: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing is a celebration of the diversity of ways in which humans can relate to the world around them, and an invitation to its readers to partake in planetary coexistence. Innovative, informative, and highly accessible, this interdisciplinary anthology of essays brings together scholars, writers and educators across the sciences and humanities, in a collaborative effort to illuminate the different ways of being in the world and the different kinds of knowledge they entail – from the ecological knowledge of Indigenous communities, to the scientific knowledge of a biologist and the embodied knowledge communicated through storytelling. This anthology examines the interplay between Nature and Culture in the setting of our current age of ecological crisis, stressing the importance of addressing these ecological crises occurring around the planet through multiple perspectives. These perspectives are exemplified through diverse case studies – from the political and ethical implications of thinking with forests, to the capacity of storytelling to motivate action, to the worldview of the Indigenous Okanagan community in British Columbia. Living Earth Community: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing synthesizes insights from across a range of academic fields, and highlights the potential for synergy between disciplinary approaches and inquiries. This anthology is essential reading not only for researchers and students, but for anyone interested in the ways in which humans interact with the community of life on Earth, especially during this current period of environmental emergency.

Creative Writing For Dummies

Open the book and find: Exactly where your writing talents lie Why you need to be a good reader to become a good writer What turns words on a page into sparkling conversation Ways to weave character, plot and structure together All the ...

Author: Maggie Hamand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119992448

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

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Do you have an idea that you’re burning to get down on paper? Do you want to document your travels to far-flung places, or write a few stanzas of poetry? Whether you dream of being a novelist, a travel writer, a poet, a playwright or a columnist, Creative Writing For Dummies shows you how to unlock your creativity and choose the genre of writing that suits you best. Walking you through characterisation, setting, dialogue and plot, as well as giving expert insights into both fiction and non-fiction, it’s the ideal launching pad to the world of creative writing. Creative Writing For Dummies covers: Part I: Getting started Chapter 1: Can Everyone Write? Chapter 2: Getting into the Write Mind Chapter 3: Finding the Material to work with Part II: The Elements of Creative Writing Chapter 4: Creating Characters Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue Chapter 6: Who is telling the story? Chapter 7: Creating your own world Chapter 8: Plotting your way Chapter 9: Creating a Structure Chapter 10: Rewriting and editing Part III: Different Kinds of Fiction Writing Chapter 11: Short stories Chapter 12: Novels Chapter 13: Writing for children Chapter 14: Plays Chapter 15: Screenplays Chapter 16: Poetry Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fiction writing Chapter 17: Breaking into journalism - Writing articles/ magazine writing Chapter 18: Writing from life and autobiography Chapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fiction Chapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair - Travel writing Chapter 21: Blogging – the new big thing Part V: Finding an audience Chapter 22: Finding editors/ publishers/ agents Chapter 23: Becoming a professional Part VI: Part of Tens Chapter 24: Ten top tips for writers Chapter 25: Ten ways to get noticed

The Artisan Way Collection

This collection includes four Dunlith Hill Writing Guides: Surviving the Writing Life: How to Write for Money without Going Crazy Professional Relationships: How to Deal with the Characters you can’t Re-write Sustainable Creativity: How ...

Author: Deren Hansen

Publisher: Dunlith Hill

ISBN: 9781938994142

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 353

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Being a professional writer involves more than mastering the craft of writing and the art of storytelling. There are the constant challenges of managing your own expectations as a writer, dealing with other people in the industry, maintaining your creativity, and running what is, in truth, a small business. This collection includes four Dunlith Hill Writing Guides: Surviving the Writing Life: How to Write for Money without Going Crazy Professional Relationships: How to Deal with the Characters you can’t Re-write Sustainable Creativity: How to Enjoy a Committed, Long-term Relationship with your Muse Artisan Publishing: Why to Choose the Road Less Traveled Together, they will help you explore an art-and-craft-centered approach to your writing life we call, The Artisan Way.

On Becoming a Person

This landmark book, reissued on the centennial of Carl Rogers's birth, is a classic in its field and a must-read for anyone interested in clinical psychology or personal growth.

Author: Carl Ransom Rogers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 039575531X

Category: Psychology

Page: 420

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The late Carl Rogers, founder of the humanistic psychology movement, revolutionized psychotherapy with his concept of "client-centered therapy." His influence has spanned decades, but that influence has become so much a part of mainstream psychology that the ingenious nature of his work has almost been forgotten. A new introduction by Peter Kramer sheds light on the significance of Dr. Rogers's work today. New discoveries in the field of psychopharmacology, especially that of the antidepressant Prozac, have spawned a quick-fix drug revolution that has obscured the psychotherapeutic relationship. As the pendulum slowly swings back toward an appreciation of the therapeutic encounter, Dr. Rogers's "client-centered therapy" becomes particularly timely and important.

The Deaf and Dumb Their Deprivation and Its Consequences the Process of Their Education Etc

This ought to be accomplished before children are sent to the special training of a
school for the deaf and dumb , as the ability to write greatly facilitates their after
progress ; because , instead of having to spend their time in learning how to form
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Author: Samuel SMITH (Chaplain of the Association in aid of the Deaf and Dumb, London.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0023794865

Category:

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Albany Law Journal

Write mostly with a pen ; it cause to the joueres unknown . " " The said deceased
is superior to a pencil in every way . being an orphan , father and mother being
both dead . " Third - Read one page of your writing without ref . “ From an ...

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ISBN: IND:30000105548774

Category: Law

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Learn to Write Badly

A humorous, clearly written scholarly analysis of what is going wrong with the way that social scientists write.

Author: Michael Billig

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107027053

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

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A humorous, clearly written scholarly analysis of what is going wrong with the way that social scientists write.

The Bulletin

... of time being by himself . So in that sense I totems with me . feel very fortunate
that that ' s the kind of writer I am . ... a very difficult instrument to use . I wasn ' t
somebody who What I decided to do partly as a way of getting back to writing ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822017509985

Category: Sydney (N.S.W.)

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