On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684853523

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 303

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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.

Dialogue on Writing

Author: Geraldine DeLuca,Len Fox,Mark -Ameen Johnson,Myra Kogen,Geri DeLuca

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135647518

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

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Designed for courses on theories and methods of teaching college writing, this text is distinguished by its emphasis on giving teachers a foundation of knowledge for teaching writing to a diverse student body. As such, it is equally relevant for teacher training in basic writing, ESL, and first year composition, the premise being that in most colleges and universities today teachers of each of these types of courses encounter similar student populations and teaching challenges. Many instructors compile packets of articles for this course because they cannot find an appropriate collection in one volume. This text fills that gap. It includes in one volume: *the latest thinking about teaching and tutoring basic writing, ESL, and first year composition students; *seminal articles, carefully selected to be accessible to those new to the field, by classic authors in the field of composition and ESL, as well as a number of new voices; *attention to both theory and practice, but with an emphasis on practice; and *articles about non-traditional students, multiculturalism, and writing across the disciplines. The text includes suggestions for pedagogy and invitations for exploration to engage readers in reflection and in applications to their own teaching practice.

On Writing Qualitative Research

Author: Margaret Anzul,Maryann Downing,Margot Ely,Ruth Vinz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135715424

Category: Education

Page: 424

View: 9445

Written for both new and experienced researchers, this book is about creating research writing that is useful, believable and interesting.

Straight Talk on Writing

Author: Scott Francis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1599636107

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 108

View: 6970

This compelling book provides you with eighteen insightful interviews with bestselling authors, writing instructors, agents, award-winning writers and more. You'll learn how to create characters, plot more effectively, live the writer's life with purpose and abandon, and much more. Interviewees include Orson Scott Card, George Singleton, Donald Maass, Dinty Moore, Peter Selgin, James Alexander Thom, and many more. The interviews are casual, relaxed, revealing and instructive. Dig in!

Talks on Writing English

Author: Arlo Bates

Publisher: boston and new york


Category: English language

Page: 123

View: 8684

These talks were given in the autumn of 1894 as a course on Advanced English Composition in the Lowell Free Classes, and that they are now printed is largely due to the fact that they were so well received by those who then heard them. In preparing them, I consulted whatever books upon composition came to my hand. I examined some with profit, some with pleasure, and some, it must be confessed, not wholly without amusement, or even impatience. Doubtless, I owe something to many of these books; but I am not conscious of much obligation to any save the “Principles of Rhetoric,” by Professor A. S. Hill, “English Composition,” by Professor Barrett Wendell, and “English Prose,” by Professor John Earle. I have conscientiously endeavored to make the lectures as practical as possible, stating as clearly as I could those things which would have been most helpful to me had I read and heeded them twenty years ago. The necessity of holding an audience made fitting some effort to render the talks entertaining; but I have never consciously said anything for the mere purpose of being amusing, and I have never been of the opinion that a book gains either in dignity or in usefulness by being dull. My purpose has throughout been sincerely serious, and if the book shall prove helpful, I shall have attained the object for which it was written.

Willa Cather on Writing

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803263321

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 156

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"Whatever is felt upon the page without being specifically named there—that, one might say, is created." This famous observation appears in Willa Cather on Writing, a collection of essays and letters first published in 1949. In the course of it Cather writes, with grace and piercing clarity, about her own fiction and that of Sarah Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, and Katherine Mansfield, among others. She concludes, "Art is a concrete and personal and rather childish thing after all—no matter what people do to graft it into science and make it sociological and psychological; it is no good at all unless it is let alone to be itself—a game of make-believe, of re-production, very exciting and delightful to people who have an ear for it or an eye for it."

Reflecting on Writing

Author: Ernest Hall,Carrie S. Y. Jung

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

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The theory behind good writing and the process of building an essay from the ground up

On Writing

Author: Roger Sale

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: 177

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Hooked on Writing!

Author: Carol H. Behrman

Publisher: Center for Applied Research in


Category: Education

Page: 226

View: 9792

Writers on Writing

Author: Robert Neale

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Anglais (Langue) - Rhétorique

Page: 280

View: 2506

The people most worth listening to about the craft of writing are those who do it best, the writers themselves--a fact strangely neglected by many aspiring writers and teachers of writing today. This new anthology gathers together what writers from Aristotle to the present day have written, in prose and poetry, about the problems and techniques, the frustrations and fulfillment of their craft. A serious study tool for those who wish to refine and polish their own writing, Writers on Writing is also a fascinating bedside companion for casual reading. It explores a wide range of topics from the metaphysics of language to the daily grind of getting words on paper. From Geoffrey Chaucer to T.S. Eliot, from Francis Bacon to Doris Lessing, from Jane Austen to George Orwell, the works in this anthology offer the advice and insights of major writers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and New Zealand