What If?

Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers

Author: Anne Bernays

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062720066

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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What If? is the first handbook for writers based on the idea that specific exercises are one of the most useful and provocative methods for mastering the art of writing fiction. With more than twenty-five years of experience teaching creative writing between them, Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter offer more than seventy-five exercises for both beginners and more experienced writers. These exercises are designed to develop and refine two basic skills: writing like a writer and, just as important, thinking like a writer. They deal with such topics as discovering where to start and end a story; learning when to use dialogue and when to use indirect discourse; transforming real events into fiction; and finding language that both sings and communicates precisely. What If? will be an essential addition to every writer's library, a welcome and much-used companion, a book that gracefully borrows a whisper from the muse.
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Letters to a Fiction Writer

Author: Frederick Busch

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393320619

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 291

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Contributors include Lee K. Abbott, Charles Baxter, Ray Bradbury, Raymond Carver, Shelby Foote, John Gardner, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, Tobias Wolff, and Flannery O'Connor, among others.
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Brevity & echo

an anthology of short short stories

Author: Kathleen Rooney

Publisher: Rose Metal Pr Inc

ISBN: 9780978984809

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

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This collection of previously published short shorts by Emerson alumni celebrates the short short genre and the important role Emerson College's writing program has played in the history of that genre. The anthology features authors: Derrick Ableman, Joann Avallon, Rusty Barnes, Jane Berentson, Stace Budzko, Leslie Busler, Jennifer Carr, Keith Carter, Chip Cheek, Amy L. Clark, Kirsten Culbertson, Mark DeCarteret, Erin Dionne, Denise Duhamel, Elizabeth Kemper French, Lee Harrington, Jen Heller, Chris Helmuth, Steve Himmer, Brian Hinshaw, Jacqueline Holland, Amanda Holzer, Shannon Huffman, John F. Kersey, Laurel Dile King, Mariette Landry, Molly Lanzarotta, Don Lee, Matt Marinovich, Tara L. Masih, Melissa McCracken, Sheehan McGuirk, LaTanya McQueen, Maryanne O Hara, Janice O Leary, Josh Pahigian, Jennifer Pieroni, Robert Repino, Ashley Rice, Matt Rittenhouse, Joe Robb, Beth Anne Royer, Brian Ruuska, Mary Saliba, Nina R. Scheider, Kimberly Ann Southwick, R. S. Steinberg, Cam Terwilliger, Terry Thuemling, and Laura van den Berg, as well as an introduction by Ron Carlson and an afterword by Pamela Painter.
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Immediate Fiction

A Complete Writing Course

Author: Jerry Cleaver

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429954006

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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Covering the entire process from story building to manuscript preparation and marketing, Jerry Cleaver shows the novice and experienced writer how to start writing and how to get immediate results. Readers will find everything they need to know about managing time, finding an idea, getting the first word down on the page, staying unblocked, shaping ideas into compelling stories, and submitting their work to agents and publishers. Immediate Fiction goes beyond the old "Write what you know" to "Write what you can imagine." Filled with insightful tips on how to manage doubts, fears, blocks, and panic, Immediate Fiction will help writers develop their skills in as little minutes a day, if necessary. Believing that all writing is rewriting, Cleaver says, "You can't control what you put on the page. You can only control what you leave on the page." With this book Cleaver shows how to get that control and produce results.
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A Living Language

The History and Structure of English

Author: Whitney French Bolton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anglais (Langue) - Histoire

Page: 461

View: 9047

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Writing the Nonfiction Book

A Successful Writer's Guide

Author: Eva Shaw

Publisher: Loveland Press

ISBN: 9780966269628

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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Methods outlined in this book are easy-to-follow steps for formatting, completing, and marketing a nonfiction book. The most popular subjects for nonfiction books are covered, along with writing instructions and painless tips for self-publishing. Included is information on finding an agent and book publisher.
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A Writer's Workbook

Daily Exercises for the Writing Life

Author: Caroline Sharp

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 125012249X

Category: Reference

Page: 176

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Aspiring doctors have medical school. Karate students have belts of different colors. Pianists have scales and arpeggios. But what system do writers have for getting and staying "in shape," to help them focus, practice, and make progress? A Writer's Workbook is Caroline Sharp's ingenious collection of exercises to inspire, encourage, warm up, and jump-start anyone who writes. A wise and funny friend who will cheerlead you through even your darkest can't-write days and "every idea I've ever had is awful" nights, she provides encouraging suggestions, hilarious observations, and an amazingly vivid catalogue of writers' neuroses (with advice on overcoming them, of course). From "Roget's Resume" and "Emulating Ernest" to "End Well," "The Rewrite Rut," and "Dear John," the exercises in this generous, wry workbook will keep your ideas fresh, your mind open, and your pen moving.
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The Writing Book

A practical guide for fiction writers

Author: Kate Grenville

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1742691269

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 376

A completely practical workbook that offers down-to-earth ideas and suggestions for writers or aspiring writers to get you started and to keep you going.
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Imaginative Writing

The Elements of Craft

Author: Janet Burroway

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321923172

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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"In the fourth edition of Imaginative Writing I have tried to refine and focus several features of the book without fundamentally changing its purpose, which is to provide a workable and energizing multigenre text for basic creative writing courses" - Preface (page xii)
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Crafting the Very Short Story

An Anthology of 100 Masterpieces

Author: Mark Mills

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780130867629

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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This anthology is an international collection of stories and essays by critically-acclaimed authors, chosen for their intellectual and emotional appeal. Each story or essay is one to six pages in length, making these authors' short works easily accessible to a wide reading public. It provides an exciting taste of global literature, with classic, modern, and avant garde short stories.Over 100 authors are presented, including Alice Walker, Yasunari Kawabata, Helen Vivien Viramontes, Anton Chekhov, Edgar Allan Poe, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens, and Joyce Carol Oates, to name only a few.For those readers interested in an excellent collection of short stories by the world's most renowned writers.
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Take Ten for Writers

1000 writing exercises to build momentum in just 10 minutes a day

Author: Bonnie Neubauer

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582975337

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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With Take Ten for Writers, it's never been easier to get creative! Each of the 100 exercises in this jam-packed inspirational resource comes with 10 different variables, so every exercise can be done 10 unique times with 10 very different results. That's 1,000 flash writing exercises to keep your pen moving! This exciting follow-up to author Bonnie Neubauer's best-selling Write-Brain Workbook offers even more original prompts to help you: Get into the habit of writing without the burden of weighty expectations--write for the pure fun of it. Write fast in ten-minute bursts without over-thinking or over-editing your work--no self-censoring allowed! Learn how to weave details into your writing to paint a more realistic, tactile picture with your words--be specific and write with intent. Celebrate your writing accomplishments without comparing your work to that of others--every piece you finish is an achievement to be acknowledged! Whether you're a fiction or nonfiction writer, poet, artist, teacher, student, scrapbooker, or lover of words, Take Ten for Writers can help unleash your own writing passion. With 1,000 exercises guaranteed to get the words flowing, you'll come back to the book again and again to stay motivated, get fresh ideas, and keep writer's block at bay for good!
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Passages

A Writer's Guide

Author: Richard Nordquist

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9780312101176

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 428

View: 7843

This developmental rhetoric with readings emphasizes prewriting, drafting, and proofreading with step-by-step instruction, progressing from paragraph to essay and from personal to public concerns.
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Sleeping on the Wing

An Anthology of Modern Poetry with Essays on Reading and Writing

Author: Kenneth Koch,Kate Farrell

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307764915

Category: Poetry

Page: 336

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This book is specifically for high school students, though it is useful to college students and anyone interested in the art and craft of poetry. Koch and Farrell, experienced teachers as well as poets, write about poetry in such a way that students will find it accessible and interesting. The book includes selections of poetry by twenty-three poets, among them Dickinson, Hopkins, Pound, Williams and Eliot, as well as Ginsberg, O'Hara, Baraka and Ashbery. There is also the translated work of such modern European poets such as Lorca, Rilke, Rimbaud, Apollinaire and Mayakowsky.
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The Story and Its Writer

An Introduction to Short Fiction

Author: Ann Charters

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457664618

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1808

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Ann Charters has an acute sense of which stories work most effectively in the classroom and knows that writers, not editors, have the most interesting and useful things to say about the making and the meaning of fiction. Instructors look forward to every new edition of her bestselling anthology to see what stories her constant search for new fiction and neglected classics will turn up. To complement the stories, Charters includes her signature innovation: an array of the writers’ own commentaries on the craft and traditions of fiction. For in-depth, illustrated studies of particular writers or genres, her Casebooks provide unparalleled opportunities for discussion and writing. The new ninth edition features many very recent stories and commentaries by up-and-coming writers, a new Casebook on the important genre of Magical Realism, and expanded coverage of close reading.
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Writing for Computer Science

Author: Justin Zobel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1447166396

Category: Computers

Page: 284

View: 4671

All researchers need to write or speak about their work, and to have research that is worth presenting. Based on the author's decades of experience as a researcher and advisor, this third edition provides detailed guidance on writing and presentations and a comprehensive introduction to research methods, the how-to of being a successful scientist. Topics include: · Development of ideas into research questions; · How to find, read, evaluate and referee other research; · Design and evaluation of experiments and appropriate use of statistics; · Ethics, the principles of science and examples of science gone wrong. Much of the book is a step-by-step guide to effective communication, with advice on: · Writing style and editing; · Figures, graphs and tables; · Mathematics and algorithms; · Literature reviews and referees’ reports; · Structuring of arguments and results into papers and theses; · Writing of other professional documents; · Presentation of talks and posters. Written in an accessible style and including handy checklists and exercises, Writing for Computer Science is not only an introduction to the doing and describing of research, but is a valuable reference for working scientists in the computing and mathematical sciences.
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Academic Writing

A Handbook for International Students

Author: Stephen Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351690574

Category: Education

Page: 314

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Now in its fifth edition, Academic Writing helps international students succeed in writing essays and reports for their English-language academic courses. Thoroughly revised and updated, it is designed to let teachers and students easily find the topics they need, both in the classroom and for self-study. The book consists of five parts: The Writing Process Elements of Writing Language Issues Vocabulary for Writing Writing Models The first part explains and practises every stage of essay writing, from choosing the best sources, reading and note-making, through to referencing and proofreading. The four remaining parts, organised alphabetically, can be taught in conjunction with the first part or used on a remedial basis. A progress check at the end of each part allows students to assess their learning. All units are fully cross-referenced, and a complete set of answers to the practice exercises is included. New topics in this edition include Writing in Groups, Written British and American English, and Writing Letters and Emails. In addition, the new interactive website has a full set of teaching notes as well as more challenging exercises, revision material and links to other sources. Additional features of the book include: Models provided for writing tasks such as case studies and essays Use of authentic academic texts from a wide range of disciplines Designed for self-study as well as classroom use Useful at both undergraduate and postgraduate level Glossary to explain technical terms, plus index Written to deal with the specific language issues faced by international students, this practical, user-friendly book is an invaluable guide to academic writing in English.
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The Writer's Journey

Mythic Structure for Writers

Author: Christopher Vogler

Publisher: Michael Wiese

ISBN: 9781932907360

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 407

View: 7092

This third edition is an indispensable guide to the inner workings of stories, to the ancient and deep-seated patterns of emotion that speak to us through the symbolic language of myth.
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The Elements of Journalism

What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect

Author: Bill Kovach,Tom Rosenstiel

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0804136785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

View: 992

The authors outline the main principles of journalism, discussing the ethical and professional issues affecting the work of newspeople, the forces shaping the profession, and the future of journalism. 50,000 first printing.
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The Story and Its Writer with 2016 MLA Update

An Introduction to Short Fiction

Author: Ann Charters

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319125189

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1808

View: 675

Get the most recent updates on MLA citation in a convenient, 40-page resource based on The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition, with plenty of models. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Ann Charters has an acute sense of which stories work most effectively in the classroom and knows that writers, not editors, have the most interesting and useful things to say about the making and the meaning of fiction. Instructors look forward to every new edition of her bestselling anthology to see what stories her constant search for new fiction and neglected classics will turn up. To complement the stories, Charters includes her signature innovation: an array of the writers’ own commentaries on the craft and traditions of fiction. For in-depth, illustrated studies of particular writers or genres, her Casebooks provide unparalleled opportunities for discussion and writing. The new ninth edition features many very recent stories and commentaries by up-and-coming writers, a new Casebook on the important genre of Magical Realism, and expanded coverage of close reading.
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