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The Writer s Portable Mentor

The Writer s Portable Mentor Author Priscilla Long
ISBN-10 9780826360069
Release 2018-09-15
Pages 328
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Designed to mentor writers at all levels, from beginning to quite advanced, The Writer’s Portable Mentor offers a wealth of insight and crafting models from the author’s twenty-plus years of teaching and creative thought. The book provides tools for structuring a book, story, or essay. It trains writers in observation and in developing a poet’s ear for sound in prose. It scrutinizes the sentence strategies of the masters and offers advice on how to publish. This second edition is updated to account for changes in the publishing industry and provides hundreds of new craft models to inspire, guide, and develop every writer’s work.



The Writer s Portable Mentor

The Writer s Portable Mentor Author Priscilla Long
ISBN-10 082636005X
Release 2018
Pages 296
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Designed to mentor writers at all levels, from beginning to quite advanced, The Writer's Portable Mentor offers a wealth of insight and crafting models from the author's twenty-plus years of teaching and creative thought. The book provides tools for structuring a book, story, or essay. It trains writers in observation and in developing a poet's ear for sound in prose. It scrutinizes the sentence strategies of the masters and offers advice on how to publish. This second edition is updated to account for changes in the publishing industry and provides hundreds of new craft models to inspire, guide, and develop every writer's work.



The Writer s Portable Mentor

The Writer s Portable Mentor Author Priscilla Long
ISBN-10 0984242104
Release 2010
Pages 349
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"The Writer's Portable Mentor will: Help you acquire the habits and practices of virtuoso creators ; Guide you in structuring your book, story, or essay ; Open the door to the sentence strategies of the masters ; Give you the tools to develop a poet's ear for sound ; Train you in observation skills honed by visual artists ; Help you complete more works that are more accomplished ; Provide more effective approaches to getting published ; Guide you in creating a writer's life that is more productive and more rewarding" --Cover, p. 4.



Writers and Their Notebooks

Writers and Their Notebooks Author Diana M. Raab
ISBN-10 9781611179934
Release 2018-05-01
Pages 224
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This collection of essays by well-established professional writers explores how their notebooks serve as their studios and workshops—places to collect, to play, and to make new discoveries with language, passions, and curiosities. For these diverse writers, the journal also serves as an ideal forum to develop their writing voice, whether crafting fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Some entries include sample journal entries that have since developed into published pieces. Through their individual approaches to keeping a notebook, the contributors offer valuable advice, personal recollections, and a hardy endorsement of the value of using notebooks to document, develop, and nurture a writer's creative spark. Designed for writers of all genres and all levels of experience, Writers and Their Notebooks celebrates the notebook as a vital tool in a writer's personal and literary life.



Fire and Stone

Fire and Stone Author Priscilla Long
ISBN-10 9780820350448
Release 2016
Pages 211
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The questions that drive Priscilla Long's Fire and Stone are the questions asked by the painter Paul Gauguin in the title of his 1897 painting: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? These questions look beyond everyday trivialities to ponder the essence of our origins. Using her own story as a touchstone, Long explores our human roots and how they shape who we are today. Her personal history encompasses childhood as an identical twin on a dairy farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland; the turmoil, social change, and music of the 1960s; the suicide of a sister; and a life in art in the Pacific Northwest. Here, memoir extends the threads of the writer's individual and very personal life to science, to history, and to ancestors, both literary and genetic, back to the Neanderthals. Long uses profoundly poetic personal essays to draw larger connections and to ask compelling questions about identity. Framed by four distinctive sections, Fire and Stone transcends genre and evolves into a sweeping elegy on what it means to be human.



A Writer s Book of Days

A Writer s Book of Days Author Judy Reeves
ISBN-10 9781577319368
Release 2010
Pages 245
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Since it was first published a decade ago, A Writer's Book of Days has become the ideal coach for thousands of writers. Author Judy Reeves meets writers wherever they may be on a given day with get-going prompts and exercises, tips and habits for finding time and creating space, insight into blocks, ways to find images and inspiration, advice on working in writing groups, and suggestions, quips, and trivia from accomplished practitioners. Updated — including new information about technology — Reeves's holistic approach addresses every aspect of what makes creativity possible (and joyful): the physical, emotional, and spiritual. And like a smart, empathic inner mentor, she helps readers make every day a writing day.



Fire and Ink

Fire and Ink Author Frances Payne Adler
ISBN-10 0816527938
Release 2009
Pages 460
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Fire and Ink is a powerful and impassioned anthology of stories, poems, interviews, and essays that confront some of the most pressing social issues of our day. Designed to inspire and inform, this collection embodies the concepts of Òbreaking silence,Ó Òbearing witness,Ó resistance, and resilience. Beyond students and teachers, the book will appeal to all readers with a commitment to social justice. Fire and Ink brings together, for the first time in one volume, politically engaged writing by poets, fiction writers, and essayists. Including many of our finest writersÑMart’n Espada, Adrienne Rich, June Jordan, Patricia Smith, Gloria Anzaldœa, Sharon Olds, Arundhati Roy, Sonia Sanchez, Carolyn Forche, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Alice Walker, Linda Hogan, Gary Soto, Kim Blaeser, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Li-Young Lee, and Jimmy Santiago Baca, among othersÑthis is an indispensable collection. This groundbreaking anthology marks the emergence of social action writing as a distinct field within creative writing and literature. Featuring never-before-published pieces, as well as reprinted material, Fire and Ink is divided into ten sections focused on significant social issues, including identity, sexuality and gender, the environment, social justice, work, war, and peace. The pieces can often be gripping, such as ÒFrame,Ó in which Adrienne Rich confronts government and police brutality, or Chris AbaniÕs ÒOde to Joy,Ó which documents great courage in the face of mortal danger. Fire and Ink serves as a wonderful reader for a wide range of courses, from composition and rhetoric classes to courses in ethnic studies, gender studies, American studies, and even political science, by facing a past that was often accompanied by injustice and suffering. But beyond that, this collection teaches us that we all have the power to create a more equitable and just future. Ê



Writing Your Rhythm

Writing Your Rhythm Author Diane Thiel
ISBN-10 1586540068
Release 2001
Pages 247
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Ýhandle ̈ As if Joseph Campbell composed a "How To" book on writing, the exercises in "Writing Your Rhythm" are designed to free the imaginative writer in everyone. Divided into five main sections, the book relates the act of writing to our understanding of nature, the way culture shapes expression, form itself, and the enduring role myths play in creativity. Fun and useful to classrooms of all grade levels, and to the solitary writer engrossed in her heroic act. Diane Thiel's "Echolocations" won the 13th Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize (2000). The author of two chapbooks from Aralia Press, she teaches at the University of Miami.



Writers on Writing

Writers on Writing Author John Darnton
ISBN-10 0805070850
Release 2002-05-01
Pages 268
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A collection of touching, humorous, and practical writings explores literature and the art of writing with contributions from Russell Banks, Saul Bellow, E. L. Doctorow, Richard Ford, Carl Hiaasen, Alice Hoffman, John Updike, and many others. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.



The Geek s Guide to the Writing Life

The Geek   s Guide to the Writing Life Author Stephanie Vanderslice
ISBN-10 9781350023574
Release 2017-12-14
Pages 184
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The desire to create, to write, to fulfil our artistic dreams is a powerful human need. Yet the number of people who make a living solely by their pen is actually quite small. What does that mean for the rest of us, the self-described writing geeks, who are passionate about writing and who still want to sustain successful literary lives? What does it really mean to find time to build a rewarding writing life while pursuing a career, being a partner or raising a family, in the distracted, time-deprived, 21st-century? In The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life, based on her Huffington Post blog of the same name, Stephanie Vanderslice shares the secrets and tools to developing a successful, rewarding writing practice in a way that inspires the reader to persevere through the inevitable lows and even the highs of a literary life, so that anyone can pursue the path to realizing their artistic dreams.



Where the sun never shines

Where the sun never shines Author Priscilla Long
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105041021309
Release 1989
Pages 420
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Traces the history of coal mining in the United States from early times until 1920 and assesses the impact of working conditions on the miners' militant labor movement



Crossing Over

Crossing Over Author Priscilla Long
ISBN-10 9780826337061
Release 2015-07-15
Pages 80
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Long’s work begs to be read aloud in order to savor the rich language and rhythm she instills in each poem. She explores the beauty of specific bridges while employing them as a metaphor for crossings to death (a sister’s suicide), eros, and art. Part elegy, the book also explores living, remembering, and celebrating.



Foreign

Foreign Author Sonora Jha
ISBN-10 9788184004106
Release 2013-04-23
Pages 303
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In a village in India, a forsaken man is about to kill himself in quiet despair. A million miles away, Katya Misra is celebrating a perfect evening in her fine, academic life in Seattle . . . until she is informed that her teenage son Kabir has run away to India in search of a father he has never met. Contemptuous of her homeland and determined to bring Kabir back where he belongs, Katya must follow her son into the home of a suicidal farmer, in a village where, every eight hours, a man kills himself. Here, as Kabir’s father inspires his son with his selfless social work, Katya finds an ally in the farmer’s wife Gayatribai, who saves Kabir’s life by damaging her own, and in return asks for Katya’s help in keeping her husband alive in the suicide epidemic that has gripped this treacherously changing nation. Whipped up in a world of violent protest rallies, mass weddings, inglorious suicides, and a love that demands to be rekindled, Katya must learn whose life can be saved and whose she should just let go.



The Way of the Writer

The Way of the Writer Author Charles Johnson
ISBN-10 9781501147234
Release 2016-12-06
Pages 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.



Writing Wild

Writing Wild Author Tina Welling
ISBN-10 9781608682874
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 248
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Align Your Creative Energy with Nature’s “Everything we know about creating,” writes Tina Welling, “we know intuitively from the natural world.” In Writing Wild, Welling details a three-step “Spirit Walk” process for inviting nature to enliven and inspire our creativity.



A Writer s Workbook

A Writer s Workbook Author Caroline Sharp
ISBN-10 9781250122490
Release 2016-05-10
Pages 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.



Writing Places

Writing Places Author William Zinsser
ISBN-10 0061877069
Release 2009-05-19
Pages 208
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“William Zinsser turns his zest, warmth and curiosity—his sharp but forgiving eye—on his own story. The result is lively, funny and moving, especially for anyone who cares about art and the business of writing well.” —Evan Thomas, Newsweek In Writing Places, William Zinsser—the author of On Writing Well, the bestseller that has inspired two generations of writers, journalists, and students—recalls the many colorful and instructive places where he has worked and taught. Gay Talese, author of A Writer’s Life, calls Writing Places, “Wonderful,” while the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette praises this unique memoir for possessing “all the qualities that Zinsser believes matter most in good writing—clarity, brevity, simplicity and humanity.”