The Art and Craft of Feature Writing

Based on the Wall Street Journal Guide

Author: William E. Blundell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0452261589

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 259

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The Art and Craft of Feature Writing

Based on The Wall Street Journal Guide

Author: William E. Blundell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101667125

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Storytelling—how to catch and hold a reader’s interest through artful narration of factual material William E. Blundell, one of the best writers on one of America's best-written papers—The Wall Street Journal—has put his famous Journal Feature-Writing Seminars into this step-by-step guide for turning out great articles. Filled with expert instruction on a complex art, it provides beginners with a systematic approach to feature writing and deftly teaches old pros some new tricks about: · How and where to get ideas · What readers like and don’t like · Adding energy and interest to tired topics · Getting from first ideas to finish article · The rules of organization · How—and whom—to quote and paraphrase · Wordcraft, leads, and narrative flow · Self-editing and notes on style … plus many sample feature articles.
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The Art and Craft of Feature Writing

Based on the Wall Street Journal Guide

Author: William E. Blundell

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 259

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Covers topic selection story dimensions, organization, and editing
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Worlds of Childhood

The Art and Craft of Writing for Children

Author: Maurice Sendak,William Knowlton Zinsser

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395901519

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 215

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Six writers, including Maurice Sendak, Jill Krementz, and Jack Prelutsky, explain how and why they became involved in children's literature
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Professional Feature Writing

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135676771

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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The new edition of this successful text gives advanced writers and reporters a thorough look at newspaper, magazine, and newsletter feature writing. It includes computer-based research tools and a discussion of online publications and resources. This edition emphasizes three primary aspects of feature writing: *introduction and writing skills--the basics, *article types, and *the collegiate and professional writing life. Readers learn from the narrative, from the advice of professionals, and by example. Each chapter contains excerpts and complete articles from some of the nation's leading publications to illustrate points made in the text.
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Journalistic Writing

Building the Skills, Honing the Craft

Author: Robert M. Knight

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 1933338385

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

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"An indispensable guide." Richard Lederer, author of The Write Way, Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay, and Comma Sense --
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Writing Feature Stories

How to research and write newspaper and magazine articles

Author: Matthew Ricketson

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865087320

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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A practical guide to all aspects of feature writing for journalists and freelance writers. Explains how to: generate fresh ideas, organise your time efficiently, gather factual and personal information, sift and sort raw material, find the best way to tell a story, edit and proof read your work, and more.
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The Art and Craft of Fiction

A Writer's Guide

Author: Michael Kardos

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319032931

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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Brief, practical, and affordable, The Art and Craft of Fiction gives aspiring writers all they need, in a friendly voice that students love. Michael Kardos focuses on technique and presents fiction writing as a teachable (and learnable) art. With an organization built on methods and process rather than traditional literary elements, Kardos helps students begin their stories, write strong scenes, use images and research detail, revise for aesthetics and mechanics, and finish and polish their own stories. Instructors trust The Art and Craft of Fiction to help structure their course, and reinforce and complement their teaching points with examples and exercises. A brief fiction anthology at the back of the book includes 15 selections that instructors praise for their usefulness in the creative writing classroom.
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Writing for story

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

Author: Jon Franklin

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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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.
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The Art and Craft of Novel Writing

Author: Oakley M. Hall

Publisher: Story Press Books

ISBN: 9781884910029

Category: Fiction

Page: 219

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Like a muse for the writer, Oakley Hall thoughtfully leads us past the sinkholes of cliches, flat prose, and self-conscious writing and guides us toward the magic of vivid and original storytelling. ...An essential resource for any writer -- beginning, published, or just plain stuck. -- Amy TanOakley Hall cites the works and methods of such great novelists as John Steinbeck, Joyce Carol Oates, Leo Tolstoy, Agatha Christie and Milan Kundera to show readers what works in the novel, and why. This book features advice on taking a novel through each of its stages, from the beginning of an idea to The End, and guides writers through the process of writing a novel.
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The Art and Craft of Case Writing

Author: William Naumes,Margaret J. Naumes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131745832X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Filled with helpful checklists, charts, and suggestions for further reading, this practical, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary guide takes readers through the entire case-writing process, including skills for writing both teaching cases and research cases. This edition includes new discussions of students as case writers, and how to interpret and respond to reviews, as well as updated and expanded material on video, multimedia and Internet cases.
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The art of feature writing

from newspaper features and magazine articles to commentary

Author: Earl R. Hutchison

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

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From basic newspaper features to in-depth magazine articles and incisive commentary, The Art of Feature Writing introduces students to the myriad tasks of a journalist--including researching, interviewing, organizing, writing and marketing. Replete with accessible, dynamic examples drawn from a variety of diverse sources, this book takes a step-by-step approach to give students the skills, tools and confidence they need to produce their own distinctive material. With the encouraging voice of an experienced teacher, Hutchison imparts sensible advice on both the craft of writing and the more practical concerns of a freelancer. The book is enhanced by rich pedagogical features including key points, chapter summaries and numerous exercises. From writing a lead that sings to the income tax implications of a freelance career, The Art of Feature Writing helps students generate compelling copy as they develop a more sophisticated understanding of the career of a writer.
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Screenwriting is Rewriting

The Art and Craft of Professional Revision

Author: Jack Epps, Jr.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628927380

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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If there is one skill that separates the professional screenwriter from the amateur, it is the ability to rewrite successfully. From Jack Epps, Jr., the screenwriter of Top Gun, Dick Tracy, and The Secret of My Success, comes a comprehensive guide that explores the many layers of rewriting. In Screenwriting is Rewriting, Epps provides a practical and tested approach to organizing notes, creating a game plan, and executing a series of focused passes that address the story, character, theme, structure, and plot issues. Included are sample notes, game plans, and beat sheets from Epps' work on films such as Sister Act and Turner and Hooch. Also featured are exclusive interviews with Academy Award® winning screenwriters Robert Towne (Chinatown) and Frank Pierson (Dog Day Afternoon), along with Academy Award® nominee Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich).
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The Art And Craft Of Storytelling

A Comprehensive Guide To Classic Writing Techniques

Author: Nancy Lamb

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582975597

Category: Reference

Page: 272

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Master the Power of Story When you consider the thousands of years of storytelling that comprise our literary tradition, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the shadow of so many works. But there are common threads that link all stories--from Beowulf and Hamlet to Gone With the Wind and The Godfather to the story you're drafting right now in your head. These threads form the foundation that supports story--a foundation Nancy Lamb shows you how to access and master. Whether you're writing a novel, a memoir, or a screenplay, The Art and Craft of Storytelling offers time-tested ways to translate a concrete idea into a polished work. In this book, you will find strategies for: Creating a successful a beginning, middle, and end while moving smoothly from one stage to the next Crafting memorable characters, choosing the best point of view for your story, and constructing authentic, compelling dialogue Integrating and navigating the more subtle elements of story, such as voice, tone, premise, and theme Understanding genres and subgenres and how they apply to your story Structuring plots that transform a ho-hum story into a page-turning read The Art and Craft of Storytelling gives you all the tools you need to contribute your own story to our great tradition, to open new worlds to your readers, and to introduce new ways of thinking. This is the power and purpose of story. And by your writing, this is the tradition you honor.
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Extraordinary Lives

The Art and Craft of American Biography

Author: William Zinsser

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541091900

Category:

Page: 234

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Here, six eminent biographers explain the pleasures and problems of their craft of reconstructing other people's lives. The result is a book rich in anecdote and in surprising new information about a variety of famous Americans. David McCullough takes us along on the exhilarating journey to Missouri to find "The Unexpected Harry Truman." Richard B. Sewall describes his twenty-year search for the elusive poet, Emily Dickinson. Paul C. Nagel tells us about "The Adams Women" - four generations of women he came to admire while writing his earlier biography of the Adams family. Ronald Steel, author of a much-honored biography of the nation's greatest journalist, recalls in "Living with Walter Lippman," how the life of the biographer can become entwined with that of his subject. Jean Strouse, on the trail of J. P. Morgan, discusses the fact that "there are two reasons why a man does anything, a good reason and a real reason." Robert A. Caro reveals the frustrations of trying to unearth the true facts about Lyndon Johnson, a man who went to great pains to conceal them. Together, these six biographers take us through a gallery of unique American lives - most of them moving, many of them startling, and all of them extraordinary.
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Hit Lit

Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century's Biggest Bestsellers

Author: James W. Hall

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812970950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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Analyzes the common themes in many of the 20th century's best-sellers, what made them best-sellers, and recounts the experiences and discoveries the author shared with students in his popular modern literature college courses.
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Intimate Journalism

The Art and Craft of Reporting Everyday Life

Author: Walt Harrington

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761905875

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

View: 8666

An exemplary text for courses in feature writing, magazine and literary journalism, Intimate Journalism introduces students to the art of combining human interest stories with incisive journalistic enquiry. Harrington prefaces this outstanding collection of award-winning feature articles with detailed, practical reporting advice, sharing trade secrets from his 15 years as a staff writer for The Washington Post. The following chapters each contain examples of human interest reporting, followed by an invaluable afterward from each journalist describing how he or she conceptualized, reported and wrote their particular story.
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What Editors Do

The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing

Author: Peter Ginna

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022630003X

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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Editing is an invisible art where the very best work goes undetected. Editors strive to create books that are enlightening, seamless, and pleasurable to read, all while giving credit to the author. This makes it all the more difficult to truly understand the range of roles they inhabit while shepherding a project from concept to publication. In What Editors Do, Peter Ginna gathers essays from twenty-seven leading figures in book publishing about their work. Representing both large houses and small, and encompassing trade, textbook, academic, and children’s publishing, the contributors make the case for why editing remains a vital function to writers—and readers—everywhere. Ironically for an industry built on words, there has been a scarcity of written guidance on how to actually approach the work of editing. This book will serve as a compendium of professional advice and will be a resource both for those entering the profession (or already in it) and for those outside publishing who seek an understanding of it. It sheds light on how editors acquire books, what constitutes a strong author-editor relationship, and the editor’s vital role at each stage of the publishing process—a role that extends far beyond marking up the author’s text. This collection treats editing as both art and craft, and also as a career. It explores how editors balance passion against the economic realities of publishing. What Editors Do shows why, in the face of a rapidly changing publishing landscape, editors are more important than ever.
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The Art of Slow Writing

Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity

Author: Louise DeSalvo

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250051037

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 9419

In a series of conversational observations and meditations on the writing process, The Art of Slow Writing examines the benefits of writing slowly. DeSalvo advises her readers to explore their creative process on deeper levels by getting to know themselves and their stories more fully over a longer period of time. She writes in the same supportive manner that encourages her students, using the slow writing process to help them explore the complexities of craft. The Art of Slow Writing is the antidote to self-help books that preach the idea of fast-writing, finishing a novel a year, and quick revisions. DeSalvo makes a case that more mature writing often develops over a longer period of time and offers tips and techniques to train the creative process in this new experience. DeSalvo describes the work habits of successful writers (among them, Nobel Prize laureates) so that readers can use the information provided to develop their identity as writers and transform their writing lives. It includes anecdotes from classic American and international writers such as John Steinbeck, Henry Miller, Virginia Woolf and D. H. Lawrence as well as contemporary authors such as Michael Chabon, Junot Diaz, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ian McEwan, and Salman Rushdie. DeSalvo skillfully and gently guides writers to not only start their work, but immerse themselves fully in the process and create texts they will treasure.
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The Way of the Writer

Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling

Author: Charles Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501147226

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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From Charles Johnson—a National Book Award winner, Professor Emeritus at University of Washington, and one of America’s preeminent scholars on literature and race—comes an instructive, inspiring guide to the craft and art of writing. An award-winning novelist, philosopher, essayist, screenwriter, professor, and cartoonist, Charles Johnson has devoted his life to creative pursuit. His 1990 National Book Award-winning novel Middle Passage is a modern classic, revered as much for its daring plot as its philosophical underpinnings. For thirty-three years, Johnson taught and mentored students in the art and craft of creative writing. The Way of the Writer is his record of those years, and the coda to a kaleidoscopic, boundary-shattering career. Organized into six accessible, easy-to-navigate sections, The Way of the Writer is both a literary reflection on the creative impulse and a utilitarian guide to the writing process. Johnson shares his lessons and exercises from the classroom, starting with word choice, sentence structure, and narrative voice, and delving into the mechanics of scene, dialogue, plot and storytelling before exploring the larger questions at stake for the serious writer. What separates literature from industrial fiction? What lies at the heart of the creative impulse? How does one navigate the literary world? And how are philosophy and fiction concomitant? Luminous, inspiring, and imminently accessible, The Way of the Writer is a revelatory glimpse into the mind of the writer and an essential guide for anyone with a story to tell.
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