Still Writing

Author: Dani Shapiro

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802193439

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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“Everything I know about life, I learned from the daily practice of sitting down to write.” From the best-selling author of Devotion and Slow Motion comes a witty, heartfelt, and practical look at the exhilarating and challenging process of storytelling. At once a memoir, meditation on the artistic process, and advice on craft, Still Writing is an intimate and eloquent companion to living a creative life. Through a blend of deeply personal stories about what formed her as a writer, tales from other authors, and a searching look at her own creative process, Shapiro offers her gift to writers everywhere: an elegant guide of hard-won wisdom and advice for staying the course. “The writer’s life requires courage, patience, empathy, openness. It requires the ability to be alone with oneself. Gentle with oneself. To be disciplined, and at the same time, take risks.” Writers—and anyone with an artistic temperament—will find inspiration and comfort in these pages. Offering lessons learned over twenty years of teaching and writing, Shapiro brings her own revealing insights to weave an indispensable almanac for modern writers. Like Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, Virginia Woolf’s A Writer’s Diary, and Stephen King’s On Writing, Dani Shapiro’s Still Writing is a lodestar for aspiring scribes and an eloquent memoir of the writing life.

Legal Writing and Other Lawyering Skills

Author: Nancy L. Schultz,Louis J. Sirico

Publisher: Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender


Category: Law

Page: 343

View: 9643

Rev. ed. of: Introduction to legal writing and oral advocacy / Nancy L. Schultz ... [et al.]. 2nd ed. c1993

Writing Well

Author: Donald Hall

Publisher: Little Brown


Category: English language

Page: 416

View: 6256

Co-authored by two esteemed writers, "Writing Well," is a beautifully-written and thoroughly readable guide to the craft of writing prose. This concise, lively text covers all aspects of writing but is best known for its signature chapters on words, sentences, and paragraphs. Going beyond the basics of composition, the text teaches originality and elegance in writing encouraging students to develop their own written voice. Sample student papers including several works-in-progress - allow students to learn the writing process through the work of their peers. A brief handbook section rounds out the coverage.

Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom

Author: Anna Leahy

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited

ISBN: 9781853598470

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

View: 5429

This book remaps theories and practices for teaching creative writing at university and college level. It critiques well-established approaches for teaching creative writing in all genres, builds a comprehensive and adaptable pedagogy based on issues of authority, power, and identity and shapes creative writing pedagogy for the 21st century.