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On Writing Well 30th Anniversary Edition

Author: William Zinsser
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060891548
Size: 39.80 MB
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On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

On Writing Well

Author: William Knowlton Zinsser
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN:
Size: 30.40 MB
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Warns against common errors in structure, style, and diction, and explains the fundamentals of conducting interviews and writing travel, scientific, sports, critical, and humorous articles

Telling True Stories

Author: Mark Kramer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440628947
Size: 13.76 MB
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Inspiring stories and practical advice from America’s most respected journalists The country’s most prominent journalists and nonfiction authors gather each year at Harvard’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism. Telling True Stories presents their best advice—covering everything from finding a good topic, to structuring narrative stories, to writing and selling your first book. More than fifty well-known writers offer their most powerful tips, including: • Tom Wolfe on the emotional core of the story • Gay Talese on writing about private lives • Malcolm Gladwell on the limits of profiles • Nora Ephron on narrative writing and screenwriters • Alma Guillermoprieto on telling the story and telling the truth • Dozens of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists from the Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and more . . . The essays contain important counsel for new and career journalists, as well as for freelance writers, radio producers, and memoirists. Packed with refreshingly candid and insightful recommendations, Telling True Stories will show anyone fascinated by the art of writing nonfiction how to bring people, scenes, and ideas to life on the page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Writing To Learn

Author: William Zinsser
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062244698
Size: 32.58 MB
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This is an essential book for everyone who wants to write clearly about any subject and use writing as a means of learning.

The Craft Of Revision Anniversary Edition

Author: Donald Murray
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0840028857
Size: 18.20 MB
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donald M. Murray’s lively and inspiring approach to writing and revision does not condescend but invites students into the writer’s studio. The ANNIVERSARY EDITION includes a new foreword by Brock Dethier, Writing Program Director at Utah State University and former University of New Hampshire colleague of the late Donald Murray. They met in 1978 and when Dethier later became an adjunct instructor at UNH, struggling to balance his teaching career with his dreams of getting published, Murray was a source of guidance and support. Dethier offers not only an introduction to the man behind the book, but a retrospective of Murray’s significant contributions to the Composition world and the ways in which THE CRAFT OF REVISION helps students to actually DO the writing--not just talk about it. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Bird By Bird

Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307424983
Size: 76.49 MB
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"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles Times Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"

The Only Woman In The Room

Author: Eileen Pollack
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807046612
Size: 14.17 MB
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A bracingly honest exploration of why there are still so few women in the hard sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computer science In 2005, when Lawrence Summers, then president of Harvard, asked why so few women, even today, achieve tenured positions in the hard sciences, Eileen Pollack set out to find the answer. A successful fiction writer, Pollack had grown up in the 1960s and ’70s dreaming of a career as a theoretical astrophysicist. Denied the chance to take advanced courses in science and math, she nonetheless made her way to Yale. There, despite finding herself far behind the men in her classes, she went on to graduate summa cum laude, with honors, as one of the university’s first two women to earn a bachelor of science degree in physics. And yet, isolated, lacking in confidence, starved for encouragement, she abandoned her ambition to become a physicist. Years later, spurred by the suggestion that innate differences in scientific and mathematical aptitude might account for the dearth of tenured female faculty at Summer’s institution, Pollack thought back on her own experiences and wondered what, if anything, had changed in the intervening decades. Based on six years interviewing her former teachers and classmates, as well as dozens of other women who had dropped out before completing their degrees in science or found their careers less rewarding than they had hoped, The Only Woman in the Room is a bracingly honest, no-holds-barred examination of the social, interpersonal, and institutional barriers confronting women—and minorities—in the STEM fields. This frankly personal and informed book reflects on women’s experiences in a way that simple data can’t, documenting not only the more blatant bias of another era but all the subtle disincentives women in the sciences still face. The Only Woman in the Room shows us the struggles women in the sciences have been hesitant to admit, and provides hope for changing attitudes and behaviors in ways that could bring far more women into fields in which even today they remain seriously underrepresented. Named one of the notable nonfiction books of 2015 by The Washington Post From the Hardcover edition.

Grammar Girl S Punctuation 911

Author: Mignon Fogarty
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1429958804
Size: 77.52 MB
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Previously published as part of Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing. Online sensation Grammar Girl makes punctuation fun and easy in Grammar Girl's Punctuation 911. Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad punctuation—but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. A couple of years ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make with grammar. The podcasts have now been downloaded more than twenty million times, and Mignon has dispensed grammar tips on Oprah and appeared on the pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Now, Mignon tackles the most commonly asked questions regarding punctuation. From semi-colons to serial commas and ellipses to asterisks, Mignon offers memory tricks and clear explanations that will help readers recall and apply those troublesome punctuation rules.

Writing Well For The Rest Of Us

Author: Alex Eckelberry
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781505528374
Size: 15.33 MB
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In today's online world, you need to write well -- whether you're sending an email, posting on Facebook, chatting on a dating site, or writing a business letter. Writing Well (for the Rest of Us) is a practical book on how to write better English. Perfect for anyone, it's also useful for junior or high school students, and even foreign language students. Written in simple English, this is a book on writing made "for the rest of us." In fact, you don't even need to know grammar rules. The author leads you through tips on writing better English in a fun, relaxed and entertaining style. In addition, you'll clear up many confusing ideas in English, and learn fascinating insights into the history of this extraordinary language.