Real Feature Writing

Sometimes the point of view in a profile may be through that of a main character
in the story itself, someone who seems ... many nuancesthat make characters
real people—either appealing or revolting but always compelling tolearn about.

Author: Abraham Aamidor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135250058

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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Real Feature Writing emphasizes story shape and structure by illustrating several distinct types of feature and non-fiction stories, all drawn from the real world. Author Abraham Aamidor presents a collection of distinct non-deadline story types (profile, trend, focus, advocacy, and more), providing an introduction to each story type, a full-text example, a critical analysis of the example, and clear directions for producing similar stories. In this second edition, Aamidor and his guest contributors (all with real-world journalistic experience) demonstrate in clear, honest language how to write features. New for this edition are: *updated examples of feature writing, integrated throughout the text;*a chapter on ethical journalism, which takes a critical look at propaganda;*a chapter on international perspectives, including coverage of issues in the Middle East;*chapters on research, freelancing, content editing, copyediting, and literary journalism. This text is appropriate for upper-level journalism students, and will be a valuable resource for freelance writers and young working journalists needing guidance on writing features.

Real Characters

It is very flattering, that I walk around in her imaginary world. Jake le Roy is taking
a course on journalism, which includes Creative Writing. He seems very fond of
my daughter. He has some idea of making a living writing for a music magazine.


Publisher: Foxrock Books

ISBN: 9780951436882



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Keep It Real Everything You Need to Know About Researching and Writing Creative Nonfiction

If three friends are getting divorces, for example, and the conversations seem the
same, many writers find using a composite character to be more ethical than
singling out one soon-to-be ex-friend. The key is to let readers know what you are

Author: Lee Gutkind

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393077896

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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The one guide every creative nonfiction writer needs to turn to when being "creative." Writers of memoir and narrative nonfiction are experiencing difficult days with the discovery that some well-known works in the genre contain exaggerations--or are partially fabricated. But what are the parameters of creative nonfiction? Keep It Real begins by defining creative nonfiction. Then it explores the flexibility of the form--the liberties and the boundaries that allow writers to be as truthful, factual, and artful as possible. A succinct but rich compendium of ideas, terms, and techniques, Keep It Real clarifies the ins and outs of writing creative nonfiction. Starting with acknowledgment of sources, running through fact-checking, metaphor, and navel gazing, and responsibilities to their subjects, this book provides all the information you need to write with verve while remaining true to your story.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Early Modern Europe

Most early schemes were intended to provide a writing system, which could serve
as a 'universal character'. Some of these ... Other writing systems were conceived
as 'real characters', a concept requiring a brief explanation. The example of ...

Author: Desmond M. Clarke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191654244

Category: Philosophy


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In this Handbook twenty-six leading scholars survey the development of philosophy between the middle of the sixteenth century and the early eighteenth century. The five parts of the book cover metaphysics and natural philosophy; the mind, the passions, and aesthetics; epistemology, logic, mathematics, and language; ethics and political philosophy; and religion. The period between the publication of Copernicus's De Revolutionibus and Berkeley's reflections on Newton and Locke saw one of the most fundamental changes in the history of our way of thinking about the universe. This radical transformation of worldview was partly a response to what we now call the Scientific Revolution; it was equally a reflection of political changes that were no less fundamental, which included the establishment of nation-states and some of the first attempts to formulate a theory of international rights and justice. Finally, the Reformation and its aftermath undermined the apparent unity of the Christian church in Europe and challenged both religious beliefs that had been accepted for centuries and the interpretation of the Bible on which they had been based. The Handbook surveys a number of the most important developments in the philosophy of the period, as these are expounded both in texts that have since become very familiar and in other philosophical texts that are undeservedly less well-known. It also reaches beyond the philosophy to make evident the fluidity of the boundary with science, and to consider the impact on philosophy of historical and political events—explorations, revolutions and reforms, inventions and discoveries. Thus it not only offers a guide to the most important areas of recent research, but also offers some new questions for historians of philosophy to pursue and to have indicated areas that are ripe for further exploration.

Animation Writing and Development

Stories can be funny or tales of good and evil. It's possible for humans to enter
into these fantasy worlds and for fantasy characters to suddenly find themselves
in a world that is real. Nonhuman characters often personify certain human traits.

Author: Jean Ann Wright

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136144059

Category: Art

Page: 360

View: 376


The art. The craft. The business. Animation Writing and Development takes students and animation professionals alike through the process of creating original characters, developing a television series, feature, or multimedia project, and writing professional premises, outlines and scripts. It covers the process of developing presentation bibles and pitching original projects as well as ideas for episodes of shows already on the air. Animation Writing and Development includes chapters on animation history, on child development (writing for kids), and on storyboarding. It gives advice on marketing and finding work in the industry. It provides exercises for students as well as checklists for professionals polishing their craft. This is a guide to becoming a good writer as well as a successful one.

Universal Languages and Scientific Taxonomy in the Seventeenth Century

The written ideographic symbols were called real characters and were thought to
be universal insofar as a sign referred to a notion, thought to be universal, and
not a (phonetic) word. The point of a universal language based on real
characters ...

Author: M. M. Slaughter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521244770

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

View: 647


Examines highly regarded proposals during the seventeenth century for an artificial language intended to replace Latin as the international medium of communication.

Reading Bibles Writing Bodies

My premise is that literary characters are both more and less than real persons (
contra Edmond Cross [1988: 107], for example, who rejects "the referential
illusion that would make a character something other than a product of writing
and ...

Author: Timothy K. Beal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134799787

Category: History

Page: 312

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The Bible is often said to be one of the foundation texts of Western culture. The present volume shows that it goes far beyond being a religious text. The essays explore how religious, political and cultural identities, including ethnicity and gender, are embodied in biblical discourse. Following the authors, we read the Bible with new eyes: as a critic of gender, ideology, politics and culture. We ask ourselves new questions: about God's body, about women's role, about racial prejudices and about the politics of the written word. Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies crosses boundaries. It questions our most fundamental assumptions about the Bible. It shows how biblical studies can benefit from the mainstream of Western intellectual discourse, throwing up entirely new questions and offering surprising answers. Accessible, engaging and moving easily between theory and the reading of specific texts, this volume is an exciting contribution to contemporary biblical and cultural studies.

Creating Writers

I never basemy characters on family and friends, andIdo like writing both nice
and nasty characters. I think it«s true to say thatmost people area mixture of both
good and badqualities. For me, playing aboutwith the proportionsof good
andevilis ...

Author: James Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134605118

Category: Education

Page: 288

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This unique and comprehensive text offers an original approach to teaching creative writing by exploring ideas, giving advice, and explaining workshop activities and has many contributors from some of today's most popular children's authors including: Jacqueline Wilson, Roger McGough, Philip Pullman, Malorie Blackman and David Almond. Creating Writers is a practical writing manual for teachers to use with upper primary and lower secondary level pupils that covers poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

Write Narratives 1 CCSS W 7 3

Good writers are able to make characters seem real. They use various
techniques to picture their characters, such as: There are various 1.
Straightforward description of physical characteristics 2. Telling about a
character's actions, thoughts, ...


Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 9780787709433

Category: Education

Page: 8

View: 798


Fill in the gaps of your Common Core curriculum! Each ePacket has reproducible worksheets with questions, problems, or activities that correspond to the packet?s Common Core standard. Download and print the worksheets for your students to complete. Then, use the answer key at the end of the document to evaluate their progress. Look at the product code on each worksheet to discover which of our many books it came from and build your teaching library! This ePacket has 8 activities that you can use to reinforce the standard CCSS W.7.3: Write Narratives. To view the ePacket, you must have Adobe Reader installed. You can install it by going to

Narrative Writing Grades 6 8 Meeting Writing Standards Series

How do you describe your characters? Do you make the setting real? Is the
conflict strong? Do you use words and phrases to make your listeners feel they
are part of the story? When you write narratives, you must keep the same
intensity as ...

Author: Andrea Trischitta

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 9781576909942

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Activities include lessons on the elements of narrative writing, figurative language, grammar, proofreading/editing skills, and includes ways to encourage the readers to feel that they are involved in the stories.

Teaching Narrative Writing

more about them , and the characters write them letters back . ... out the value of
creating a believable character in her book How to Write and Sell Children's
Picture Books ( Writer's Digest Books , 1994 ) : How do characters become real ?

Author: Lola M. Schaefer

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439117577

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 961


Students can write organized, compelling fiction and nonfiction narrative when they have the right tools. The engaging writing lessons and student reproducibles in this book give kids the scaffolding they need to keep their stories on track. Includes creative planning forms, charts and maps, revision checklists, peer conference guidelines, rubrics and more. Lessons by a master teacher and writer include posing main dramatic questions, identifying story ingredients, and writing in the content areas. For use with Grades 4-8.

Writing Well Grade 6

Good writers are able to make characters seem real. They use various
techniques to picture their characters, such as: 1. Straightforward description of
physical characteristics There are various 2. Telling about a character's actions,
thoughts, ...

Author: Avalyn Wilson McGinley

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 9780787705060

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 32

View: 407


This book is designed to be used with most sixth grade English language texts and provides practice in writing sentences, paragraphs, and stories, and introduces proofreading symbols. Each page in the book introduces a new concept or skill with a definition, rule, or instruction clearly stated at the top of the page. Learning different kinds of words (nouns, verbs, etc.) and their relationship to each other (grammar) helps children develop confidence and skill in using language. Answer key included.

Writing Fiction For Dummies

When you write it out like that, her vapidity springs into sharp relief, doesn't it? But
adding some depth to ... Unbelievable. characters. You'll almost always think
your characters are believable, because to you, your characters are real people.

Author: Randy Ingermanson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470530702

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 614


A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

The Great Barrier Reef

writing were both considered to be models for a perfect universal language , a
language based on a written system of “ real characters , ” where each letter ,
rather than representing a vocal sound , would convey some fundamental
philosophic ...

Author: James Bowen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139440640

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 454

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One of the world's natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef stretches more than 2000 kilometres in a maze of coral reefs and islands along Australia's north-eastern coastline. Now unfolding the fascinating story behind its mystique this 2002 book provides for the first time a comprehensive cultural and ecological history of European impact, from early voyages of discovery to developments in Reef science and management. Incisive and a delight to read in its thorough account of the scientific, social and environmental consequences of European impact on the world's greatest coral reef system, this extraordinary book is sure to become a classic.

Writers Artists Guide to Writing for Children and YA

by the young characters, in one way or another by the end of the book, leaving
the child reader with a sense of security, not fearfulness. If you want to write about
sex, drugs and rock and roll, you're aiming at the wrong audience. See Chapter 5
for ... CREATING ' REAL' CHARACTERS Making your characters 'real' to your
reader often involves combining the familiar with the strange and the unexpected.

Author: Linda Strachan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472970046

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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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.

Talks on Writing English

Often a single significant detail will throw more light on a character than pages of
comment . ... Real characters are excellent points of departure , and in the study
of mental traits it is possible to hold much more closely to nature than in the ...

Author: Arlo Bates


ISBN: NYPL:33433082503834

Category: English language


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Writing Fiction

In most good stories it is the character's personality that creates the [mystery and]
action of the story. [. . .] If you start with a real personality, a real character, then
something is bound to happen; and you don't have to know what before you ...

Author: Linda Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135035709

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Writing Fiction offers the novice writer engaging and creative activities, making use of insightful, relevant readings from well-known authors to illustrate the techniques presented. This volume makes use of new versions of key chapters from the recent Routledge/Open University textbook Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings for writers who are specializing in fiction. Using their experience and expertise as teachers as well as authors, Linda Anderson and Derek Neale guide aspiring writers through such key aspects of writing as: how to stimulate creativity keeping a writer’s notebook character creation setting point of view structure showing and telling. The volume is further updated to include never-before published interviews with successful fiction writers Andrew Cowan, Stevie Davies, Maggie Gee, Andrew Greig, and Hanif Kureishi. Concise and practical, Writing Fiction offers an inspirational guide to the methods and techniques of authorship and is a must-read for aspiring writers.

Picture Yourself Writing Nonfiction

Write about It! Characters Nonfiction characters are real people with real thoughts
, feelings, and problems. Use this photo as inspiration for an interview with Who
are you? Toby smith someone who works with food. Prepare questions using the

Author: Jennifer Fandel

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781429661256

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Useful tips and writing prompts show young writers how to use images to inspire nonfiction writing"--Provided by publisher.