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There is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world, ever. Described in the Guardian as 'the most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature', Stephen King writes books that draw you in and are impossible to put down. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King's advice is grounded in the vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999 - and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Stephen King
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Book : 2001-09-01
Download Book : 384 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781848941083


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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Stephen King
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 2002-06-25
Download Book : 297 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780743455961


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Collects essays and thoughts on the craft of writing by the author of "The Aleph" and many other literary classics.

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Genre Book : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author Book : Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher : Penguin Classics
Release Book : 2010
Download Book : 167 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0143105728


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The supporting Teacher Resource Books offer practical advice on organising and using the course and privide a comprehensive range of further teaching ideas that cover all links with the NLS.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author Book : Ray Barker
Publisher : Nelson Thornes
Release Book : 2014-11-01
Download Book : 115 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780174203193


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As the field of composition studies became more sophisticated in its understanding of research, the designs and assumptions underlying the early work were called into question. Researchers were challenged to design studies that were sensitive to the varying contexts in which writers write and to the ways their own roles shaped their investigations. The more comprehensive studies called for by these critiques are only now beginning to appear. This volume presents some articles in which writers and what they do are at the center of inquiry. The focus is on what actually occurs as people write and how they make sense of what they are doing. Choosing such a focus grants human action central importance and enacts the belief that looking closely at individuals can be a primary starting point for understanding them and their worlds. Other papers take the researcher's shaping role into account. The integrity of such work rests not so much on a lifeless detachment from the phenomena being studied as on the author's vital engagement, and on a faithful rendering of what has been observed. This includes the author revealing his or her own impact of what has been seen and said. In the broadest sense, composing is something we all do: the students and parents and writers and teachers who serve as subjects of research and those who write the research itself. It is what each of us is engaged in when we shape our understanding of life through the writing we do. And it is what can continue to light the way in composition studies for it illuminates what still makes this inquiry so intriguing and so rich -- that only human beings have this capacity to look and see more, to create new texts and new work, and in the creating compose their way to new understandings and new selves.

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Genre Book : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author Book : Sondra Perl
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Book : 1994
Download Book : 250 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1880393131


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Some of the most rewarding pages in Henry Miller's books concern his self-education as a writer. He tells, as few great writers ever have, how he set his goals, how he discovered the excitement of using words, how the books he read influenced him, and how he learned to draw on his own experience.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Henry Miller
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Release Book : 1964
Download Book : 216 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0811201120


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From deeply personal perspectives, two dozen established writers ponder the mystery of their art and such fundamentals as: What is a genuine writing impulse? Why does good writing work? How is writing learned? What is the role of craft and technique? Who is meant to be a writer? How is close reading related to good writing? The volume is peppered with critical perspectives and practical advice, yet its special richness and inspiration lie in the wonderment and deep love for the act of writing expressed by each contributor. Each essay is a joy to read, blending storytelling, literary anecdotes gathered from a lifetime of avid reading, and the kind of shoptalk exchanged between colleagues. Writers will find here camaraderie and encouragement, teachers of writing will hear practical testimony to what works, and readers will come away with a renewed awe for the spell cast by good writing.--From back cover.

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Genre Book : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author Book : Robert Pack
Publisher : UPNE
Release Book : 1991
Download Book : 294 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0874515602


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A fascinating look at how some of the world's most eminent scholars conceive of their own relationship with writing and with the work of being a critical intellectual.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Gary A. Olson
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release Book : 2010-11-15
Download Book : 215 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780791486238


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On Writing features missives from A. L. Kennedy's hugely popular Guardian blog. Readers and aspiring writers will have almost everything they need to know about the complexities of researching, writing, and publishing fiction from one of the funniest and most alert of our contemporary authors. After six novels, five story collections and two books of non-fiction, and countless international prizes, A.L. Kennedy certainly has the authority to talk about the craft of writing books – it’s just a wonder she’s found the time. On Writing features writing from the authorial front line – urgent and vivid, full of the excitement, fury and frustration of trying to make thousands of words into a publishable book. At the core of On Writing is the hugely popular blog that Kennedy writes for the Guardian – and we follow her during a three-year period when she finished one collection of stories and started another, and wrote a novel in between. Alongside the blogs are brilliant essays on character, voice, writers’ workshops, and writers’ health and the book ends with the transcript of Kennedy’s celebrated one-person show about writing and language that she has performed round the world to huge acclaim. Read together, all these pieces add up to the most intimate master-class imaginable from one of the finest — and most humane — writers in our language.

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Genre Book : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author Book : A.L. Kennedy
Publisher : House of Anansi
Release Book : 2014-08-29
Download Book : 376 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781770894624


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Designed for courses on theories and methods of teaching college writing, this text is distinguished by its emphasis on giving teachers a foundation of knowledge for teaching writing to a diverse student body. As such, it is equally relevant for teacher training in basic writing, ESL, and first year composition, the premise being that in most colleges and universities today teachers of each of these types of courses encounter similar student populations and teaching challenges. Many instructors compile packets of articles for this course because they cannot find an appropriate collection in one volume. This text fills that gap. It includes in one volume: *the latest thinking about teaching and tutoring basic writing, ESL, and first year composition students; *seminal articles, carefully selected to be accessible to those new to the field, by classic authors in the field of composition and ESL, as well as a number of new voices; *attention to both theory and practice, but with an emphasis on practice; and *articles about non-traditional students, multiculturalism, and writing across the disciplines. The text includes suggestions for pedagogy and invitations for exploration to engage readers in reflection and in applications to their own teaching practice.

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Genre Book : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author Book : Geraldine DeLuca
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2013-06-17
Download Book : 504 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781135647513