The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction

Author: Jack Hart

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226318168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 266

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A former managing editor of the "Oregonian" who guided several Pulitzer Prize-winning narratives to publication shares guidelines for writers of nonfiction that encompass such topics as story theory, scene establishment, and preparing work for submission.


50 Theme-Based Programs Combining Storytelling, Activities and Crafts for Children in Grades 1–3

Author: Martha Seif Simpson,Lynne Perrigo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786492155

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 293

View: 3584

While storytelling is a great favorite of preschoolers, many elementary age children are more drawn to crafts and other activities. StoryCraft is an award-winning library program that combines storytelling with crafts in an exciting and engaging activity for children in first through third grades. Each one-hour program includes storytelling, a craft, movement, activities, music, and discussion. This collection of StoryCraft programs presents 50 fun and educational theme-based sessions. Each includes suggestions for promotion, music, crafts, activities, and stories. The sessions also include bibliographies to help direct young readers toward additional reading, as well as diagrams, detailed instructions, and supply lists for the crafts. The themes range from a Jungle Safari to Math Mayhem to a Western Roundup, all encouraging children to enjoy reading in a variety of ways. Each session has plenty of suggestions, so that the program can be customized. Helpful Hints for implementing the program can help any librarian, volunteer, or parent turn a ho-hum storytime into a dazzling StoryCraft time.

Story Craft

Reflections on Faith, Culture, and Writing from the Author of Hank the Cowdog

Author: John R. Erickson

Publisher: Maverick Books

ISBN: 9781591888918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

View: 371

In his book, Story Craft, John R. Erickson says that one of the biggest challenges he faced as a young author was figuring out, "What is a story, and what is it supposed to do?" Those were simple questions, he says, but they didn't have simple answers. We could say that he found his answers when he wrote and self-published the first Hank the Cowdog book in 1983. The series now stands at 54 books with over 7.5 million copies sold. For 26 years, Erickson was content to leave it there. But after receiving hundreds of letters from teachers and parents, he began to realize that his actual business was not books, but "spiritual nourishment." Good stories nourish the human spirit, and it doesn't happen by accident. Part 1 of the book describes Erickson's experiences as an apprentice writer and publisher. In Part 2, he attempts to defiine what a story should be and how it relates to culture and religious faith. And in Part 3, he gives helpful, practical advice to aspiring writers.

Story Craft

A Born Storytellers Workbook

Author: Kevin L. Price

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780987540218

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 266

View: 6181

A born storytellers course text book and work book.

Comics Confidential

Thirteen Graphic Novelists Talk Story, Craft, and Life Outside the Box

Author: Leonard S. Marcus

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763692247

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 7416

Respected anthologist Leonard S. Marcus turns his literary microscope to the world of comics, which has lately morphed and matured at a furious pace. Powerful influences from manga to the movies to underground comix have influenced the thirteen artists and writers interviewed in these pages to create their own word-and-picture narratives. Here are their moving, funny, inspirational stories: true tales from the crucible of creative struggles that led each to become a master of one of today’s most vibrant art forms. The book also contains an original graphic short on the common theme of “the city" from each of the artists, a mini-comic set in a cityscape of their choosing—present-day, historical, or imaginary. Featuring interviews with: Harry Bliss Catia Chien Geoffrey Hayes Kazu Kibuishi Hope Larson Danica Novgorodoff Matt Phelan Dave Roman Mark and Siena Cherson Siegel James Sturm Sara Varon Gene Luen Yang

Writing for story

craft secrets of dramatic nonfiction by a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner

Author: Jon Franklin

Publisher: Signet


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

View: 8189

It's the new nonfiction: the creative hybrid combining the readability and excitement of fiction with the best of expository prose; the innovative genre that has been awarded virtually every Pulitzer Prize for literary journalism since 1979. In this book, an undisputed master of the great American nonfiction short story shares his secrets.

Die fabelhafte Welt der Leichen

Author: Mary Roach

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864132282

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 2477

Mit dem Tod ist keinesfalls alles vorbei. Leichen sind auf vielfältige Weise nützlich, indem sie Forschung und Wissenschaft zur Verfügung stehen. Sie helfen dabei, Autos sicherer zu machen, dienen als Anschauungs- und Übungsobjekte für angehende Ärzte und geben Gerichtsmedizinern wichtige Hinweise, mit denen Verbrechen aufgeklärt werden können. Sie wurden ins All geschossen, haben die ersten Guillotinen und sogar die Echtheit des Turiner Grabtuchs getestet. Mary Roach hat die vielfältigen postmortalen Verwendungsformen recherchiert und mit Ärzten, Wissenschaftlern und Leichenbestattern darüber gesprochen, was man mit Leichen alles anfangen kann. Daraus ist ein überaus unterhaltsames, faszinierendes und skurriles Buch entstanden, auch wenn die Hauptakteure in Anatomiesälen, Laboratorien und Krematorien zu finden sind.

Story Craft II

A Born Storytellers Workbook

Author: Kevin Lindsay Price

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780987540287

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 98

View: 6583

This book is designed as a project work book to accompany the theories of the Born Storytellers program and guide the student in the planning process of writing a story and develop a deeper understanding of how the theories of story are applied. The book should be used in conjunction with the Born Storytellers theories which can be accessed by registering at

Expressive and Creative Arts Methods for Trauma Survivors

Author: Lois J. Carey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843103869

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 3969

Drawing on detailed case studies and a growing body of evidence of the benefits of non-verbal therapies, the contributors - all leading practitioners in their fields - provide an overview of creative therapies that tap into sensate aspects of the brain not always reached by verbal therapy alone.

Digital Storytelling

The Narrative Power of Visual Effects in Film

Author: Shilo T. McClean

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262304198

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 9044

Computer-generated effects are often blamed for bad Hollywood movies. Yet when a critic complains that "technology swamps storytelling" (in a review of Van Helsing, calling it "an example of everything that is wrong with Hollywood computer-generated effects movies"), it says more about the weakness of the story than the strength of the technology. In Digital Storytelling, Shilo McClean shows how digital visual effects can be a tool of storytelling in film, adding narrative power as do sound, color, and "experimental" camera angles -- other innovative film technologies that were once criticized for being distractions from the story. It is time, she says, to rethink the function of digital visual effects.Effects artists say -- contrary to the critics -- that effects always derive from story. Digital effects are a part of production, not post-production; they are becoming part of the story development process. Digital Storytelling is grounded in filmmaking, the scriptwriting process in particular. McClean considers crucial questions about digital visual effects -- whether they undermine classical storytelling structure, if they always call attention to themselves, whether their use is limited to certain genres -- and looks at contemporary films (including a chapter-long analysis of Steven Spielberg's use of computer-generated effects) and contemporary film theory to find the answers. McClean argues that to consider digital visual effects as simply contributing the "wow" factor underestimates them. They are, she writes, the legitimate inheritors of film storycraft.

Creative Juices

A Splash of Story Craft, Process and Creative Soul Care

Author: Cynthia Beach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692039809


Page: N.A

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In Creative Juices, fiction and nonfiction writers will find effective how-tos for habits and craft packaged in snackable content. This supplemental book will energize writers who want to deepen story craft and improve their writing process. Long-time English professor, writer and creativity coach Cynthia Beach shows how to:¿Care for creativity and creative wounds¿Shape an effective writing game plan ¿Master showing tools and craft toolsBrief explanations, examples and exercises offer strategic support for improving writing.

Collaboration in Creative Design

Methods and Tools

Author: Panos Markopoulos,Jean-Bernard Martens,Julian Malins,Karin Coninx,Aggelos Liapis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319291556

Category: Computers

Page: 393

View: 2556

This book presents a number of new methods, tools, and approaches aimed to assist researchers and designers during the early stages of the design process, focusing on the need to approach the development of new interactive products, systems and related services by closely observing the needs of potential end-users through adopting a design thinking approach. A wide range of design approaches are explored, some emphasizing on the physicality of interaction and the products designed, others exploring interactive design and the emerging user experience (UX) with a focus on the value to the end-user. Contemporary design processes and the role of software tools to support design are also discussed. The researchers draw their expertise from a wide range of fields and it is this interdisciplinary approach which provides a unique perspective resulting in a flexible collection of methods that can be applied to a wide range of design contexts. Interaction and UX designers and product design specialists will all find Collaboration in Creative Design an essential read.

Easy Christian Crafts, Grades 1 - 3

Learn About God’s Love Through Scripture and Bible Story Craft Projects

Author: Linda Standke

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1483823598

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3595

Designed to provide children in grades 1 to 3 with fun and rewarding craft activities, this book is filled with easy-to-make projects that reinforce Christian teachings, Bible story lessons, and Scripture readings.

Easy Christian Crafts, Grades PK - K

Learn About God’s Love Through Scripture and Bible Story Craft Projects

Author: Linda Standke

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1483823601

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 9380

Designed to provide children in preschool and kindergarten with fun and rewarding craft activities, this book is filled with easy-to-make projects that reinforce Christian teachings, Bible story lessons, and Scripture readings.