Tell It Slant Second Edition

Tell It Slant  Second Edition

Since the initial publication of the textbook version of Tell It Slant in 2003, the landscape of creative nonfiction has evolved. Creative nonfiction courses are now being taught at virtually all universities and colleges, ...

Author: Brenda Miller

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071781787

Category: Reference

Page: 272

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Five stars for Tell It Slant ... An enlightening, comprehensive, and very satisfying text on writing and shaping creative nonfiction." --Sheila Bender, editor and publisher of and author of Writing and Publishing Personal Essays When the poet Emily Dickinson wrote, "Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant," she provided today’s writers of creative nonfiction some sound advice: tell the truth but don’t become mere transcribers of day-to-day life. Whether you are writing a memoir or researched essay, the award-winning authors will guide you along the journey, using intensive instruction and an abundance of writing exercises. You will learn how to find a distinctive voice, use prompts to get started and keep writing, discover stories in impossible places, tackle (and enjoy) background research, and more. This second edition includes a new chapter on publication--print, digital; an update on “The Particular Challenges of Creative Nonfiction” chapter to include references to James Frey and other controversies regarding nonfiction ethics; and an expanded resource section and bibliography.
Categories: Reference

Tell It Slant Third Edition

Tell It Slant  Third Edition

Since the first edition of Tell It Slant was published in 2003, creative nonfiction as a genre has been growing ... The term creative nonfiction was first used in English in the late 1960s, a fraction of a second in literary history.

Author: Brenda Miller

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9781260454604

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Two award-winning authors reveal everything you need to know to develop your own distinctive voice and craft compelling, creative nonfiction “Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant.” —Emily Dickinson With these words, Dickinson offers sound advice for nonfiction writers: Tell the truth but become more than mere transcribers of daily life. Since 2003, Tell It Slant has set the standard for creative nonfiction instruction, showing writers how to move beyond mere facts and, instead, make the most of their own “slant” on the world. This revised and updated third edition offers: • New and expanded chapters on writing about identity, maintaining a productive work/life balance, and navigating the publishing industry • An anthology with diverse pieces that range from traditional essay to the graphic memoir • Expanded discussion of contemporary and emerging literary forms • New “Try It” writing exercises throughout the book Whether planning a course or learning on your own, Tell It Slant provides everything you need to know to develop a distinctive voice and to craft compelling creative nonfiction. This book provides the basis for a complete education in nonfiction writing, wherever your classroom might be. “Tell It Slant is a valuable and comprehensive resource for nonfiction writers, filled with exhilarating examples, powerful exercises, and pure inspiration. Miller and Paola are gifted teachers and writers with endless wisdom to share and a lovely way of sharing it with struggling writers at every level.” —Dinty W. Moore, author of The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life
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The Risk of Returning Second Edition

The Risk of Returning  Second Edition

Every organization that would justly be interested knew all about it. ... Luis was arrested for drunk driving several months ago, and he really was that time. ... Tell all the truth but tell it slant—her tricky version of aletheia.

Author: Shirley Nelson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625649393

Category: Fiction

Page: 373

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Ted Peterson, son of former missionaries to Guatemala, returns to that country to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance.
Categories: Fiction

The Risk of Returning Second Edition A Novel

The Risk of Returning  Second Edition  A Novel

For an hour that night I read my Final Harvest edition of Emily Dickinson, skipping through here and there as far as page 248. Tell all the truth but tell it slant—her tricky version of aletheia. Definitely too much hypothesis there.

Author: Shirley Nelson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630877057


Page: 337

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Flesh and Blood Jesus Second Edition

Flesh and Blood Jesus  Second Edition

How well do you deal with it? 5. Are there ways that you have found to use money to follow the Master rather than allowing it to master you? 14. Robinson, “Richard Cory.” 15. Ellison, Invisible Man, 3. 16. Peterson, Tell It Slant, 117.

Author: L. Daniel Russ

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621895541

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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Christians are prone to so focus on the realities of Jesus' divinity that we minimize or ignore the realities of his humanity. That he called himself the Son of Man more than any other title emphasizes that Jesus lived humanly in our fallen world, facing our temptations and living out the tensions of being human in the flow of life. He was just like us, human in a sinful world, yet he did not sin. So what can we learn from Jesus' glorious life about the meaning of our own humanity, about the tensions of being human in a sinful world and the difference between being a sinner and being a finite, flesh-and-blood human being? With this book as a helpful and trustworthy guide, you will begin to see how we can learn from Jesus how to: - live gracefully in our bodies, even our wounded and dying bodies - live with integrity as finite human beings who are created to enjoy limits - love our family, friends, neighbors, strangers, and enemies - enjoy being alone without being lonely - enjoy the good things of life - wear our scars with hope and dignity - learn to die As Dr. Russ shows, it is by truly encountering, understanding, and learning from Jesus' humanity that we can become more fully and truly human.
Categories: Religion

Grammar and Style

Grammar and Style

Tell It Slant, Second Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Seventh Edition. New York: Modern Language Association, 2009. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, ...

Author: Mark Peters PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781615644506

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 365

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Writing and speaking with correct grammar and style is the key to getting ahead in business and life. For many, however, mastering the details of grammar is a slow and painful process. The Idiot's Guide®: Grammar and Style makes learning and using proper grammar clear and easy. In this book, readers get: Clear, no-nonsense explanations and examples that make learning the finer points of English grammar easy. An easy way to remember the parts of speech-including nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections-and how to assemble them into clear clauses, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs. Help with the mechanics of writing, including proper punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. Tips on avoiding and fixing the most common errors. Plentiful in-book exercises to reinforce learning for each topic. A review of the various references and style guides available and how and when to use them. A thorough guide to writing with clarity and conciseness, which gives more impact to letters, emails, and other documents.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

What Are They Saying About the Parables Second Edition

What Are They Saying About the Parables  Second Edition

... 2008); Eugene H. Peterson, Tell It Slant (Grand Rapids Eerdmans, 2008). 34. Cf. Gerd Theissen's letter to a fictional Dr. Kratzinger: “A society should be run in such a way that the experiment of radical discipleship is possible.

Author: Gowler, David B.

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9781587688508

Category: Religion


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Much has changed in the more than two decades since the first edition of this book appeared. Parable scholarship continues to be a dynamic area of New Testament research, and a number of important studies were published and significant developments have occurred during those years. Jesus’s parables, these simple but profound stories, continue to challenge us, and, even after many readings, continue to reveal new insights.
Categories: Religion

Tell It Slant Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction

Tell It Slant   Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction

In Refuge: An Unnatural History of'Family andPlace, second edition. New York: Vintage Books, 2001. Williams opens this essay with a bold declaration—“I belong to a Clan of One-Breasted Women.” It sounds grand, tribal, until we learn she ...

Author: Brenda Miller

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071444941

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 209

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Creative nonfiction is the fastest-growing segment in the writing market. Yet, the majority of writing guides are geared toward poetry and fiction writers. Tell It Slant fills the gap. Designed for aspiring nonfiction writers, this much-needed reference provides practical guidance, writing exercises, and a detailed discussion of the range of subcategories that make up the genre, including memoir, travel writing, investigative reporting, and more.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Writer s Handbook of FAQs Second Edition

Writer s Handbook of FAQs  Second Edition

Tell It Slant , Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction by Brenda Miller and Suzanne Paola . New York : McGraw - Hill , 2004 . The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published ( Complete Idiot's Guides ) by Sheree Bykofsky and Jennifer ...

Author: Doris Booth

Publisher: Authorlink

ISBN: 1928704344

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 116

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Fast answers to frequently asked questions about publishing--from preparing, submitting, and selling your manuscript, to industry etiquette, sales, and profitability.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines



She coauthored with poet Holly J. Hughes The Pen and the Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World and coauthored Tell It Slant: Creating, Refining, and Publishing Creative Nonfiction, second edition. Her work has received six Pushcart ...

Author: Marcia Aldrich

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820350196

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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Waveform celebrates the role of women essayists in contemporary literature. Historically, women have been instrumental in moving the essay to center stage, and Waveform continues this rich tradition, further expanding the dynamic genre’s boundaries and testing its edges. With thirty essays by thirty distinguished and diverse women writers, this carefully constructed anthology incorporates works ranging from the traditional to the experimental. Waveform champions the diversity of women’s approaches to the structure ofthe essay—today a site of invention and innovation, with experiments in collage, fragments, segmentation, braids, triptychs, and diptychs. Focused on these explorations of form, Waveform is not wed to a fixed theme or even to women’s experiences per se. It is not driven by subject matter but highlights the writers’ interaction with all manner of subject and circumstance through style, voice, tone, and structure. This anthology presents some of the women who are shaping the essay today, mapping an ever-changing landscape. It is designed to place essays recently written by women such as Roxane Gay, Cheryl Strayed, Margo Jefferson, Jaquira Diaz, and Eula Biss into the hands of those who have been waiting patiently for something they could equally claim as their own. Contributors: Marcia Aldrich, Jocelyn Bartkevicius, Chelsea Biondolillo, Eula Biss, Barrie Jean Borich, Joy Castro, Meghan Daum, Jaquira Díaz, Laurie Lynn Drummond, Patricia Foster, Roxane Gay, Leslie Jamison, Margo Jefferson, Sonja Livingston, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Brenda Miller, Michele Morano, Kyoko Mori, Bich Minh Nguyen, Adriana Paramo, Jericho Parms, Torrey Peters, Kristen Radtke, Wendy Rawlings, Cheryl Strayed, Dana Tommasino, Sarah Valentine, Neela Vaswani, Nicole Walker, Amy Wright
Categories: Literary Collections