Writing as Craft and Magic

This revised edition includes an expanded exercise section at the end of each chapter, more coverage of the demands of multimedia journalism (convergence), and updated chapters on incorporating the Internet into research and writing for the ...

Author: Carl Sessions Stepp

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015079335538

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

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Writing as Craft and Magic, Second Edition, outlines a compelling approach to conceiving, reporting, organizing, and writing articles for today's media. The book revolves around the central idea that writers improve most quickly by combining the powers of technique ("craft") with creativity ("magic"). Applying this method to news and feature writing--both print and online--it focuses on leads, organization, transition, clarity, drama, and other elements that drive good writing toward excellence. Aimed at students in upper-level undergraduate writing and reporting courses, Writing as Craft and Magic provides a clear and succinct instructional system--with practical models, a wealth of examples, and step-by-step guides--to help students understand and apply craft and magic to daily assignments. Author Carl Sessions Stepp, a seasoned journalist at the national level, structures his system in three parts. He first evokes the art of writing, then applies that art to standard journalistic writing, and concludes with a strong section on advanced writing techniques for features. He also offers advice and tips on how newsrooms currently operate in the age of multimedia journalism. This revised edition includes an expanded exercise section at the end of each chapter, more coverage of the demands of multimedia journalism (convergence), and updated chapters on incorporating the Internet into research and writing for the daily news cycle.

The Magic and Craft of Media Writing

Learn how to write for the mass media, both print and on-line, by blending the magic of artistry and creativity with the craft of attention to detail and technique.

Author: Carl Sessions Stepp

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 0658008749

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

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Learn how to write for the mass media, both print and on-line, by blending the magic of artistry and creativity with the craft of attention to detail and technique. Specific examples help professional and aspiring writers, businesspeople, and media professionals to conceive, organize, and write compelling and informative material.

Writing Magic

Want to learn how to make magic with your writing? Let bestselling author and fairy tale master Gail Carson Levine show you how. In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets.

Author: Gail Carson Levine

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006236717X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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Bestselling author of Ella Enchanted and fairy-tale master Gail Carson Levine helps you make magic with your writing! In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her tricks of the trade. She shows how you can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters—and much, much more. She advises you about what to do when you feel stuck—and how to use helpful criticism. Best of all, she offers writing exercises that will set your imagination on fire. With humor, honesty, and wisdom, Gail Carson Levine shows you that you, too, can make magic with your writing.

The Magic of Fiction

Students and educators will also benefit, with details about the crafts of writing and editing available in a single book.Whether you intend to self-publish or submit your manuscript to agents or publishers, use The Magic of Fiction to ...

Author: Beth Hill

Publisher:

ISBN: 0997177004

Category: Fiction

Page: 606

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Writing a novel can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. No matter where you are with your writing project--beginning the first draft, rewriting the fifth draft, or editing the final draft--help is available. The Magic of Fiction is a comprehensive guide for crafting fiction. It's the perfect resource for writers planning to self-publish, authors looking for an edge for manuscript submissions, and editors looking for a handbook on craft. Students and educators will also benefit, with details about the crafts of writing and editing available in a single book.Whether you intend to self-publish or submit your manuscript to agents or publishers, use The Magic of Fiction to master the ins and outs of writing and revision, create stronger early drafts, and edit your own stories.This guide addresses all aspects of editing and writing, from the mechanics to story issues to style concerns. In it you'll find--~ A comprehensive editing checklist~ Fixes for common writing mistakes~ Specifics for punctuation in dialogue~ Tips for putting setting to work for your fiction~ Suggestions for editing for the reader~ Help for writing to genre conventions~ Tips for word choices~ A guide for editing approaches and much more.Every fiction writer should be equipped to not only write well, but to rewrite and edit. There are books designed to help you write a novel, books to help you revise, and books to help you with the nitty-gritty of punctuation and grammar. The Magic of Fiction brings all those elements together in a single easy-to-digest resource for the writer looking for an edge in today's literary marketplace.The format of The Magic of Fiction helps you focus on what you need when you need it. Chapters provide detailed discussions of topics and end with "quick lists" to help you get straight to work on your own stories.Written by freelance fiction editor Beth Hill, The Magic of Fiction will help you produce high-quality fiction that will earn attention for all the right reasons.

Writing Is Magic Or Is It Using Mentor Texts to Develop the Writer s Craft

Using Mentor Text to Develop the Writer's Craft Mary McMackin, Jennifer M.
Bogard. High school teacher Lisa Garrigues (2004) did just that with her juniors,
who were reading Ernest Hemingway's short stories . During a five-week unit, ...

Author: Mary McMackin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425814823

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Students must study what accomplished authors have written and practice the styles, approaches, or methods they employ in order to become proficient writers. The practical, standards-based book dives deeply into the genres of poetry, narrative fiction, narrative nonfiction, informative/explanatory, and opinion/argument. Using close reading of mentor texts, analysis of specific writing strategies in those texts, and the application of those strategies in the student's own writing, students will be equipped for any type of writing.

The Magic Words Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults

Writing Craft. Finally, writers must put the results of all this imagination,
observation, insight, and dramatic instinct down on the page in a story that
communicates those thoughts and feelings to a reader. The task is quite simple.
The work is ...

Author: Cheryl Klein

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393292251

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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This master class in writing children’s and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book. The best children’s and young adult novels take readers on wonderful outward adventures and stirring inward journeys. In The Magic Words, editor Cheryl B. Klein guides writers on an enjoyable and practical-minded voyage of their own, from developing a saleable premise for a novel to finding a dream agent. She delves deep into the major elements of fiction—intention, character, plot, and voice—while addressing important topics like diversity, world-building, and the differences between middle-grade and YA novels. In addition, the book’s exercises, questions, and straightforward rules of thumb help writers apply these insights to their own creative works. With its generous tone and useful tools for story analysis and revision, The Magic Words is an essential handbook for writers of children’s and young adult fiction.

Sometimes the Magic Works

. Every serious writer should refer to this book regularly for inspiration as well as solid crafting advice.”—Elizabeth Engstrom Cratty, Director of Maui Writers Retreat In Sometimes the Magic Works, New York Times bestselling author ...

Author: Terry Brooks

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345463586

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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“Terry Brooks is adamant about dedicating oneself to the craft, while showing awe and humility for the creative process. . . . Every serious writer should refer to this book regularly for inspiration as well as solid crafting advice.”—Elizabeth Engstrom Cratty, Director of Maui Writers Retreat In Sometimes the Magic Works, New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks shares his secrets for creating unusual, memorable fiction. Spanning topics from the importance of daydreaming to the necessity of writing an outline, from the fine art of showing instead of merely telling to creating believable characters who make readers care what happens to them, Brooks draws upon his own experiences, hard lessons learned, and delightful discoveries made in creating the beloved Shannara and Magic Kingdom of Landover series, The Word and The Void trilogy, and the bestselling Star Wars novel The Phantom Menace. In addition to being a writing guide, Sometimes the Magic Works is Terry Brooks’s self-portrait of the artist. “If you don’t think there is magic in writing, you probably won’t write anything magical,” says Brooks. This book offers a rare opportunity to peer into the mind of (and learn a trick or two from) one of fantasy fiction’s preeminent magicians. Praise for Sometimes the Magic Works “A marvelously pragmatic initiation to the art of writing.”—Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina “[A] succinct and warmhearted autobiographical meditation on the writing life.”—Publishers Weekly “A wise, warm-hearted book—part autobiography, part how-to-do-it manual, with some amazingly candid behind-the-scenes material . . . Fantasy fans, novice writers, and even veteran pros will learn plenty from it.”—Robert Silverberg, award-winning author of the Majipoor Chronicles

The Magic of Memoir

This collection has something for anyone who's on the journey or about to embark on it. If you're looking for inspiration, The Magic of Memoir will be a valuable companion.

Author: Linda Joy Myers

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 9781631521485

Category: Reference

Page: 280

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The Magic of Memoir is a memoirist’s companion for when the going gets tough. Editors Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner have taught and coached hundreds of memoirists to the completion of their memoirs, and they know that the journey is fraught with belittling messages from both the inner critic and naysayers, voices that make it hard to stay on course with the writing and completion of a book. In The Magic of Memoir, 38 writers share their hard-won wisdom, stories, and writing tips. Included are Myers's and Warner's interviews with best-selling and widely renown memoirists Mary Karr, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dr. Azar Nafisi, Dani Shapiro, Margo Jefferson, Raquel Cepeda, Jessica Valenti, Daisy Hernández, Mark Matousek, and Sue William Silverman. This collection has something for anyone who's on the journey or about to embark on it. If you're looking for inspiration, The Magic of Memoir will be a valuable companion. Contributors include: Jill Kandel, Eanlai Cronin, Peter Gibb, Lynette Charity, Lynette Charity, Roseann M. Bozzone, Carol E. Anderson, Bella Mahaya Carter, Krishan Bedi, Sarah Conover, Leza Lowitz, Nadine Kenney Johnstone, Lynette Benton, Kelly Kittel, Robert W. Finertie, Rita M. Gardner, Robert Hammond, Marina Aris, LaDonna Harrison, Jill Smolowe, Alison Dale, Vanya Erickson, Sonvy Sammons, Laurie Prim, Ashley Espinoza, Jing Li, Nancy Chadwick-Burke, Dhana Musil, Crystal-Lee Quibell, Apryl Schwab, Irene Sardanis, Jude Walsh, Fran Simone, Rosalyn Kaplus, Rosie Sorenson, Rosie Sorenson, Jerry Waxler, and Ruthie Stender.

Writers and Their Craft

06 ; I in the realm of magic ) coexisting with a superstitious dread involving his pet
preoccupations : illness and death . Years ago , as adolescents , Elkin and some
friends were fooling around with a Ouija board , and while the other kids all ...

Author: Sybil Steinberg

Publisher: Reed Press(NY)

ISBN: IND:30000092661556

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 541

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On Writing

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684853529

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Crafting Magick with Pen and Ink

"With the help of this book, your writing and magickal skills will expand and grow.

Author: Susan Pesznecker

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738711454

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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"With the help of this book, your writing and magickal skills will expand and grow...You will be a true magickal writer." —Richard Webster, award-winning author of Write Your Own Magic Would you like to craft your own Book of Shadows? Write a story? Create Pagan rituals or Wiccan spells for special occasions? And ultimately infuse your writing with added beauty, style, and power? Get your creativity flowing as you step into a boundless world where magick comes alive through the written word. Clear, step-by-step instructions will guide you through each phase of creating beautiful and powerful magickal works. • Drumming up ideas • Keeping a magickal journal • Freewriting • Choosing a composition form • Revising drafts to a refined polish This book on magickal writing offers an array of exercises, tips and terms, and writing samples to help you craft stories, devotional poems, spells, chants, prayers, blessings, meditations, and rituals. By mastering the techniques in this book, your every word will crackle with energy, vibrancy, and true power.

Foreshadow

Addressing these questions and many more are essays and discussions on craft and process by Nova Ren Suma and Emily X. R. Pan. This unique compilation reveals and celebrates the magic of reading and writing for young adults.

Author: Nova Ren Suma

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781643751238

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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A BookPage Best Book of 2020, Young Adult Thirteen Short Stories from Bold New YA Voices & Writing Advice from YA Icons Created by New York Times bestselling authors Emily X. R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma, Foreshadow is so much more than a short story collection. A trove of unforgettable fiction makes up the beating heart of this book, and the accompanying essays offer an ode to young adult literature, as well as practical advice to writers. Featured in print for the first time, the thirteen stories anthologized here were originally released via the buzzed-about online platform Foreshadow. Ranging from contemporary romance to mind-bending fantasy, the Foreshadow stories showcase underrepresented voices and highlight the beauty and power of YA fiction. Each piece is selected and introduced by a YA luminary, among them Gayle Forman, Laurie Halse Anderson, Jason Reynolds, and Sabaa Tahir. What makes these memorable stories tick? What sparked them? How do authors build a world or refine a voice or weave in that deliciously creepy atmosphere to bring their writing to the next level? Addressing these questions and many more are essays and discussions on craft and process by Nova Ren Suma and Emily X. R. Pan. This unique compilation reveals and celebrates the magic of reading and writing for young adults.

Playing With Words

Drawing on years of experience of writing, teaching and publishing, this book offers essential tools for anyone interested in honing their craft.

Author: Shelley Davidow

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137532541

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Drawing on years of experience of writing, teaching and publishing, this book offers essential tools for anyone interested in honing their craft. With a variety of exercises and freewriting prompts to help you try new styles and approaches, it is suitable for aspiring poets, non-fiction writers, novelists and all lovers of words.

Swedish Writers on Writing

Swedish Writers on Writing, the eighth book in the Writer's World series, offers many points of entry for scholars, writers, creative writing students, and general readers.

Author: Malena Morling

Publisher: Writer's World

ISBN: 1595348026

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Swedish Writers on Writing, the eighth book in the Writer's World series, offers many points of entry for scholars, writers, creative writing students, and general readers. Although the anthology is not intended as a crash course in Swedish literary history, it includes many important facets of the tradition, highlighting Sweden’s poetry, film, working-class novels, and children’s stories. Names that should be well known to American readers include playwright August Strindberg (Master Olaf, Miss Julie, Selma Lagerl�f (the first female author to win the Nobel Prize and author of The Wonderful Adventures of Nils), Astrid Lindgren (author of Pippi Longstocking), Tove Jansson (creator of Moomin), filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (The Seventh Seal, Fanny and Alexander), and Nobel Prize-winning poet Tomas Transtr�mer. In addition, readers will discover many Swedish authors they have never heard of. A variety of genres is represented, with an emphasis on essays and autobiographical writing. The pieces, which date from 1909 (an interview with August Strindberg) to 2010 (manifestos by young authors), are all considered contemporary to some extent. All have vital information to share on the craft and magic of writing. As with other books in the Writer’s World series, Swedish Writers on Writing has an introduction and introductory headnotes for each author. Writer's World titles include Mexican Writers on Writing, Nineteenth-Century American Writers on Writing, Chinese Writers on Writing, Hebrew Writers on Writing, Irish Writers on Writing, Polish Writers on Writing, and Romanian Writers on Writing.

TX Ate Eol 2000 G 10

Express understanding through writing or art 5. Identify imagery and find
examples in the story 6. Understand and use new words Skills Literary • Identify
characteristics of magic realism Reading • Appreciate the writer's craft Writing
Collect ...

Author: Holt Rinehart & Winston

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: 0030523222

Category: American literature

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The Art of Fiction

A guide to creative writing examines diverse facets of writing technique, and contains analyses of works by writers from Homer to Mark Twain

Author: John Gardner

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679734031

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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A guide to creative writing examines diverse facets of writing technique, and contains analyses of works by writers from Homer to Mark Twain

Capturing the Magic of Fiction Writing

A practical guide for aspiring writers to ease the transition form analyzing the basic story to discovering and applying the essential tools of the writer's craft.

Author: Jack Creed

Publisher: Glenbridge Pub Limited

ISBN: 0944435106

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 305

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A practical guide for aspiring writers to ease the transition form analyzing the basic story to discovering and applying the essential tools of the writer's craft.

Writers on Writing for Young Adults

Books as magic Companionship , a sense of control , and finally , magic , the
third addictive ingredient in stories . Magic , the illusion of traveling ... there is a
trick involved . There are techniques : the magician ' s craft and the writer ' s craft .

Author: Patricia E. Feehan

Publisher: Omnigraphics Incorporated

ISBN: IND:30000048158939

Category: Authorship.

Page: 447

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A Muse and a Maze

While always balancing erudition with accessibility, Turchi examines the work of writers as various as A. A. Milne, Dashiell Hammett, Truman Capote, Anton Chekhov, Alison Bechdel, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Antonya Nelson, Vladimir Nabokov, ...

Author: Peter Turchi

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 9781595341945

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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With his characteristic genius for finding connections between writing and the stuff of our lives, Peter Turchi ventures into new and even more surprising territory. In A Muse and a Maze, Turchi draws out the similarities between writing and puzzle-making and its flip-side, puzzle-solving. As he teases out how mystery lies at the heart of all storytelling, he uncovers the magic—the creation of credible illusion—that writers share with the likes of Houdini and master magicians. In Turchi’s associative narrative, we learn about the history of puzzles, their obsessive quality, and that Benjamin Franklin was a devotee of an ancient precursor of sudoku called Magic Squares. Applying this rich backdrop to the requirements of writing, Turchi reveals as much about the human psyche as he does about the literary imagination and the creative process.

The Magic Writing Machine Student Probes of the New Journalism

... and the Chris Craft boats in the swimming pools . His transitions always go
something like this , “ But I ' ll get to that in a moment . ” And he does , but first he
describes the kids who own the customized cars . They “ roll up a pack of
cigarettes ...

Author: Everette E. Dennis

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00193521N

Category: Journalism

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