Write Like this

Write Like this
Author: Kelly Gallagher
Release: 2011
Editor: Stenhouse Publishers
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781571108968
Language: en
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Recognizing the importance that modeling plays in the learning process, high school English teacher Kelly Gallagher shares how he gets his students to stand next to and pay close attention to model writers, and how doing so elevates his students' writing abilities. --from publisher description.

Mentor Texts

Mentor Texts
Author: Lynne R. Dorfman,Rose Cappelli
Release: 2017
Editor: Stenhouse Publishers
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781625311313
Language: en
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It's been a decade since Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli wrote the first edition of Mentor Texts and helped teachers across the country make the most of high-quality children's literature in their writing instruction. In the second edition of this important book Lynne and Rose show teachers how to help students become confident, accomplished writers by using literature as their foundation. The second edition includes brand-new "Your Turn Lessons," built around the gradual release of responsibility model, offering suggestions for demonstrations and shared or guided writing. Reflection is emphasized as a necessary component to understanding why mentor authors chose certain strategies, literary devices, sentence structures, and words. Lynne and Rose offer new children's book titles in each chapter and in a carefully curated and annotated Treasure Chest. At the end of each chapter a "Think About It--Talk About It--Write About It" section invites reflection and conversation with colleagues. The book is organized around the characteristics of good writing--focus, content, organization, style, and conventions. Rose and Lynne write in a friendly and conversational style, employing numerous anecdotes to help teachers visualize the process, and offer strategies that can be immediately implemented in the classroom. This practical resource demonstrates the power of learning to read like writers.

Reading Like a Writer

Reading Like a Writer
Author: Francine Prose
Release: 2012-04-01
Editor: Union Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781908526144
Language: en
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DIV In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humour and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart – to take pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; to look to John le Carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue and to Flannery O’Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail; to be inspired by Emily Brontë’s structural nuance and Charles Dickens’s deceptively simple narrative techniques. Most importantly, Prose cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which all literature is crafted, and reminds us that good writing comes out of good reading. /div

How to Write Like Tolstoy

How to Write Like Tolstoy
Author: Richard Cohen
Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780812987737
Language: en
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A thought-provoking journey inside the minds of the world’s most accomplished storytellers, from Shakespeare to Stephen King NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SPECTATOR • “Richard Cohen’s book acted as a tonic to me. It didn’t make me more Russian, but it fired up my imagination. I have never annotated a book so fiercely.”—Hilary Mantel “There are three rules for writing a novel,” Somerset Maugham is said to have said. “Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” How then to bring characters to life, find a voice, kill your darlings, or run that most challenging of literary gauntlets, writing a sex scene? What made Nabokov choose the name Lolita? Why did Fitzgerald use firstperson narration in The Great Gatsby ? How did Kerouac, who raged against revision, finally come to revise On the Road ? Veteran editor and author Richard Cohen takes us on an engrossing journey into the lives and minds of the world’s greatest writers, from Honoré de Balzac and George Eliot to Virginia Woolf and Zadie Smith—with a few mischievous detours to visit Tolstoy along the way. In a scintillating tour d’horizon, Cohen lays bare the tricks, motivations, and techniques of the literary greats, revealing their obsessions and flaws and how we can learn from them along the way.

Write Like a Ninja

Write Like a Ninja
Author: Andrew Jennings
Release: 2021-04-01
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 113
ISBN: 9781472988317
Language: en
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'Super engaging and accessible' PIERS TORDAY 'Empowers children to be creative, perseverant and write independently' TEACH PRIMARY 'A must-have book for any young writer' JANE CONSIDINE 'An imaginative and affordable resource' CLASS READS If you're looking for emergency literacy help in a handy, pocket-sized book, then Write Like a Ninja is perfect for you. Crammed full of writing and grammar tips, prompts to get children thinking of rich alternatives and Alan Peat's exciting sentences, this gem of a book is perfect for children aged 7 upwards either as an invaluable classroom aid or a brilliant dip-in thesaurus to use at home. It contains everything a budding writer needs to flourish as an author and meet the demands of the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum for English. This engaging, easy-to-use book allows children to write with confidence. There are awesome alternatives for overused adjectives, as well as themed vocabulary lists for describing settings, characters, food and drink, and more. From examples of metaphors, similes and superlatives to verbs, conjunctions and adjectives, this is a user-friendly book that children will turn to again and again to build their own ideas and enrich their writing. This neat little book will save hours of time spent tracking down resources and finding examples for children, and empower them to write independently using rich vocabulary, varied language and exciting sentences – all leading to becoming top writing ninjas! For more must-have Ninja books by Andrew Jennings (@VocabularyNinja), check out the Vocabulary Ninja and Comprehension Ninja classroom and home learning resources.

Write Like You Mean It

Write Like You Mean It
Author: Steve Gamel
Release: 2021-09-14
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 150
ISBN: 1612545270
Language: en
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Award-winning journalist and content writer Steve Gamel shares his best writing strategies gathered over the years of his career. Whether you're an old hand at writing, a novice, or a college professor aspiring to write full-time, this book is for you, so you too can Write Like You Mean It!

Write Like a Pro Ten Techniques for Getting Your Point Across at Work and in Life

Write Like a Pro  Ten Techniques for Getting Your Point Across at Work  and in Life
Author: Carl Hausman
Release: 2016-03-28
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9781440844157
Language: en
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For those looking to become great business writers, this practical guide supplies clear instruction and examples of how to organize thoughts into written form, impart information with pinpoint accuracy, persuade, and hold the reader's interest: in short, to use language to get what you want. • Presents a clear, no-nonsense guide to excellent writing using easily grasped tricks and techniques employed by top writers • Encapsulates these key writing methodologies in ten basic techniques, each broken down into ten actionable steps • Provides an immediate "take-away" and valuable, practical advice for becoming a better writer in each paragraph • Describes and demonstrates the steps in a way that is memorable and even enjoyable to learn

Write Like You Talk Only Better

Write Like You Talk  Only Better
Author: Barb Sawyers
Release: 2012-01-23
Editor: Barb Sawyers
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781465889072
Language: en
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Write Like Hemingway

Write Like Hemingway
Author: Ed Gleason
Release: 2019-11-26
Editor: Cider Mill Press
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781604338874
Language: en
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An examination of how The Kansas City Star’s style guide shaped Hemingway’s unmistakable writing style. Acclaimed for his lean, succinct prose, Write Like Hemingway connects the dots between Ernest Hemingway’s earliest writing job and his most memorable fiction. After graduating high school, and before heading to Italy to drive an ambulance during World War I, “Papa” spent about 6 months over the course of 1917 and 1918 writing police reports for The Kansas City Star. Following the paper’s style guide, with rules like “Use short sentences,” and approximately 100 more similarly exacting ones, Hemingway learned how to write, and carried these lessons of narrative economy with him for the rest of his life.

Write Like a Chemist

Write Like a Chemist
Author: Marin Robinson
Release: 2008-08-18
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Pages: 698
ISBN: 9780195367423
Language: en
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Meant as a companion to The ACS Style Guide, not a competitor, this book is an extraordinary resource for upper-level chemistry majors as well as graduate students faced with writing a journal article, a conference abstract, or a thesis. Full of prepared research projects and exercises, WriteLike a Chemist provides expert instruction ideal for students from diverse backgrounds, including both native and nonnative speakers of English. It is specifically designed to help students transition from the writing skills required in undergraduate lecture and laboratory classes to writing skills required by career chemists: a journal article, a scientific poster, and a research proposal. Each of these types of writing is directed towarda different audience, and writing for a journal requires a different writing style than writing a research proposal for the National Science Foundation. Thus to write like a chemist requires that one learns to write for different audiences. This book assists young scientists in developing thatessential writing skill.

I Can Write Like That

I Can Write Like That
Author: Susan Ehmann,Kellyann Gayer
Release: 2009
Editor: International Reading Assn
Pages: 164
ISBN: 087207708X
Language: en
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"In these pages you'll discover engaging fiction and nonfiction children's books and ideas for using them to their maximum potential as teaching tools. And you will find new ways to give your students ... models for their own writing."--Page 4 of cover.

Point Made

Point Made
Author: Ross Guberman
Release: 2014-04
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 387
ISBN: 9780199943852
Language: en
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In Point Made, Ross Guberman uses the work of great advocates as the basis of a valuable, step-by-step brief-writing and motion-writing strategy for practitioners. The author takes an empirical approach, drawing heavily on the writings of the nation's 50 most influential lawyers.

Don t Write Like You Talk

Don t Write Like You Talk
Author: Catharine Bramkamp
Release: 2010-01-13
Editor: 3L Pub
Pages: 114
ISBN: 0615328873
Language: en
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OMG: Don't write like you talk! We live in a culture saturated by improper English and grammar where continual text messages, incoherent posts on Twitter or Facebook, and poorly written emails pass as writing. Well, time to toss out those embarrassing grammar errors and change your "naughty" (a.k.a., lazy) writing ways. Smart Girls ready to improve their writing will not only laugh their way through this funny, entertaining and informative book Don't Write Like You Talk helps writers of all skill levels understand basic principles to improve all writing, from emails to blogs---and from short stories to novels. Using fun, sassy and useful examples, Don't Write Like You Talk provides tools to polish your writing---or just look really smart. This is the book to own: a copy to adorn your office; a copy for your library; a copy for your dorm room; or even a copy for the bathroom shelf. So put a little moxie back into your writing and purchase a copy today

Listen Up Writer How Not to Write Like an Amateur

Listen Up  Writer  How Not to Write Like an Amateur
Author: Nikki Hanna
Release: 2019-10-31
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 254
ISBN: 0997814136
Language: en
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Tips on achieving authorship through the mastery of writing craft and how to define success so joy and purpose are promoted are presented in concise terms and with wit and fresh perspectives.

How to Write Like Chekhov

How to Write Like Chekhov
Author: Anton Chekhov
Release: 2008-10-23
Editor: Da Capo Press
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780786727018
Language: en
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Maxim Gorky said that no one understood “the tragedy of life's trivialities” as clearly as Anton Chekhov, widely considered the father of the modern short story and the modern play. Chekhov's singular ability to speak volumes with a single, impeccably chosen word, mesh comedy and pathos, and capture life's basic sadness as he entertains us, are why so many aspire to emulate him. How to Write Like Chekhov meticulously cherry-picks from Chekhov's plays, stories, and letters to his publisher, brother, and friends, offering suggestions and observations on subjects including plot and characters (and their names), descriptions and dialogue, and what to emphasize and avoid. This is a uniquely clear roadmap to Chekhov's intelligence and artistic expertise and an essential addition to the writing-guide shelf.

Point Taken

Point Taken
Author: Ross Guberman
Release: 2015-08-03
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780190268602
Language: en
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In Point Taken, Ross Guberman delves into the work of the best judicial opinion-writers and offers a step-by-step method based on practical and provocative examples. Featuring numerous cases and opinions from 34 esteemed judges - from Learned Hand to Antonin Scalia - Point Taken, explores what it takes to turn "great judicial writing" into "great writing". Guberman provides a system for crafting effective and efficient openings to set the stage, covering the pros and cons of whether to resolve legal issues up front and whether to sacrifice taut syllogistic openings in the name of richness and nuance. Guberman offers strategies for pruning clutter, adding background, emphasizing key points, adopting a narrative voice, and guiding the reader through visual cues. The structure and flow of the legal analysis is targeted through a host of techniques for organizing the discussion at the macro level, using headings, marshaling authorities, including or avoiding footnotes, and finessing transitions. Guberman shares his style "Must Haves", a bounty of edits at the word and sentence level that add punch and interest, and that make opinions more vivid, varied, confident, and enjoyable. He also outlines his style "Nice to Haves", metaphors, similes, examples, analogies, allusions, and rhetorical figures. Finally, he addresses the thorny problem of dissents, extracting the best practices for dissents based on facts, doctrine, or policy. The appendix provides a helpful checklist of practice pointers along with biographies of the 34 featured judges.

How to Write a Book in a Week

How to Write a Book in a Week
Author: Marie Stern,Esther Jacobs
Release: 2016-11-13
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 94
ISBN: 153995451X
Language: en
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Is this the year you are finally going to share your message with the world? Don't let the idea of having to write a book hold you back. It's easier than you think, and you don't even have to actually write the book yourself... Never thought about writing a book? Maybe you should consider it! Publishing a book will give you expert status, help spread your message and increase sales of your other products and services. It may even kick-start or boost your public speaking career. Writing, publishing and promoting a book has never been easier. You can do it in a week. This guide will teach you: The best kept secrets to a quick start for writing, promotion and sales Smart writing process hacks Alternatives to writing the book yourself Self-publishing The keys to launching a successful book, superfast "I just published my book. What I haven't been able to achieve in the past three years I did in just 7 days!" Chris About the authors Esther Jacobs (The Netherlands, 1970) is an international (TEDx) speaker and author. Esther has given over 1000 keynotes and is (co)author of 21 books. Her workshops have helped over 400 entrepreneurs to write their book. The NO EXCUSES LADY helps leaders and entrepreneurs to transform their challenges into opportunities. Marie Stern (Germany, 1982) is an "Amazon Self-Publishing Ninja." She authored 7 bestselling Amazon books, even though she wasn't even good at writing in school. However, she spent many hours browsing and reading in bookstores, discovering the secret behind successful books. As a former data mining analyst, she knows how important research is and how to find structure in any process. Marie helped many non-writers have their book written and likes to share her best knowledge on how to self-publishing and sell books. Esther and Marie met at a conference, where they were giving a book writing workshop. They decided to write this book in just one day, using their own tested method. And now they're inviting you to try it, too!

How to Write a Book in a Week

How to Write a Book in a Week
Author: Johanne R. Deschamps
Release: 2016-06-01
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 28
ISBN: 1533666938
Language: en
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Have you always wanted to write a book but, just never get around to it? Do you lack confidence in yourself as a writer? Need inspiration? How to Write a Book in a Week ( A Writer's Guide to Meeting a Deadline ) is the answer to all of these questions and more.

Write Like the Masters

Write Like the Masters
Author: William Cane
Release: 2009-09-24
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781599633695
Language: en
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Want To Find Your Voice? Learn from the Best. Time and time again you've been told to find your own unique writing style, as if it were as simple as pulling it out of thin air. But finding your voice isn't easy, so where better to look than to the greatest writers of our time? Write Like the Masters analyzes the writing styles of twenty-one great novelists, including Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, Franz Kafka, Flannery O'Connor, and Ray Bradbury. This fascinating and insightful guide shows you how to imitate the masters of literature and, in the process, learn advanced writing secrets to fire up your own work. You'll discover: • Herman Melville's secrets for creating characters as memorable as Captain Ahab • How to master point of view with techniques from Fyodor Dostoevesky • Ways to pick up the pace by keeping your sentences lean like Ernest Hemingway • The importance of sensual details from James Bond creator Ian Fleming • How to add suspense to your story by following the lead of the master of horror, Stephen King Whether you're working on a unique voice for your next novel or you're a composition student toying with different styles, this guide will help you gain insight into the work of the masters through the rhetorical technique of imitation. Filled with practical, easy-to-apply advice, Write Like the Masters is your key to understanding and using the proven techniques of history's greatest authors.

Thinking Like Your Editor How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published

Thinking Like Your Editor  How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published
Author: Susan Rabiner,Alfred Fortunato
Release: 2010-09-27
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780393340211
Language: en
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Distilled wisdom from two publishing pros for every serious nonfiction author in search of big commercial success. Over 50,000 books are published in America each year, the vast majority nonfiction. Even so, many writers are stymied in getting their books published, never mind gaining significant attention for their ideas—and substantial sales. This is the book editors have been recommending to would-be authors. Filled with trade secrets, Thinking Like Your Editor explains: • why every proposal should ask and answer five key questions; • how to tailor academic writing to a general reader, without losing ideas or dumbing down your work; • how to write a proposal that editors cannot ignore; • why the most important chapter is your introduction; • why "simple structure, complex ideas" is the mantra for creating serious nonfiction; • why smart nonfiction editors regularly reject great writing but find new arguments irresistible. Whatever the topic, from history to business, science to philosophy, law, or gender studies, this book is vital to every serious nonfiction writer.