-----Writing With Power: Mastering the Writing Process
Whatever your reason for writing, Peter Elbow has a "recipe" to guide you. A longtime proponent of "freewriting" (writing without stopping, for a preset amount of time), Elbow incorporates its use in a variety of ways. Have a limited amount of time? Spend half of it freewriting and half of it cleaning up your prose. Got all the time in the world (and only a vague sense of what you want to say)? Freewrite, then focus, then freewrite, then focus, repeatedly, until you get "a trustworthy vision of your final piece of writing." Elbow offers a plethora of prompts for priming the creative pump, as well as several ways to revise the piece of writing that results: thorough revising, revising with feedback, cutting and pasting, proofreading, and the like. He pays close attention to the ways in which focusing on an audience can assist or interfere in the writing process, including a terrific chapter on the strangeness of writing for teachers, in which "your task is usually to explain what you are still engaged in trying to understand to someone who understands it better." And he provides an excellent section on how to solicit the kind of feedback you want. Though it is a new edition of a 1981 book, there is nothing tired about Writing with Power: it provides many tools to help a writer feel empowered throughout the writing process. --Jane Steinberg
"Students for the first time are excited about being able to transform their thoughts into clear language with a new found confidence."--Alan Dernalowicz, Mount Wachusett Community College
Praise for the previous edition: "Page after page, chapter after chapter, Peter Elbow gives direct and down-to-earth advice for beginning writers."--Teachers and Writers
"A practical handbook for anyone who needs to write."--The Boston Globe
"A valuable aid for those who need to write who are hindered by lack of tools needed to successfully complete such a task on a day-to-day basis."--Gary Douglas, WITC
# 416 pages
# Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 2 edition (July 9, 1998)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0195120183
# ISBN-13: 978-0195120189
----One Step Ahead: Writing for the Internet
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One Step Ahead: Writing for the Internet (One Step Ahead Series)
By Jane Dorner * Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
* Number Of Pages: 128
* Publication Date: 2002-12-12
* ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0198662858
* ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780198662853
* Binding: Paperback
This is a practical guide for those wishing to write copy for websites as well as for those who commission others to do it. The book is set in two parts, the first gives learning objectives based on key ideas, techniques, and resources, and the second summarizes these objectives, explains technical terms, and gives pointers to useful sites and references.
----Effective Writing Skills For Public Relations
Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: Kogan Page; 3rd ed. edition (June 1, 2005)
Endorsed by the Institute of Public Relations
John Foster is a specialist freelance journalist writing on management and technical issues in the printing industry. He has held public relations positions with Pira International and is an honorary member of the IPR
----The Poets Companion:A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry
Paperback: 284 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st ed edition (September 1997)
"We wanted to create a book," say poets Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux in their introduction to The Poet's Companion, "that would focus on both craft and process." The book they have created is an impassioned exploration of poetry writing that addresses subject matter, craft, and the writing life. The reigning wisdom is that poets, like other creative writers, should write what they know. "The trick," say the authors, "is to find out what we know, challenge what we know, own what we know, and then give it away in language." Elsewhere they add that, while "as poets, we need to write from our experience ... that experience may be mental, emotional, and imaginative as well as physical."
Addonizio and Laux are lively spokespersons for the poet's life; they pepper their thoughts with well-chosen poems from their contemporaries--including David Bottoms, Jack Gilbert, Linda Gregg, and Jane Kenyon--and they conclude each short chapter with an invigorating collection of ideas for writing. These "ideas" culminate in a terrific section of writing exercises at book's end: write a poem describing "your most acutely embarrassing moment"; "write a poem of praise for an unlikely group of people, things, ideas"; "write a poem about the last time you saw a loved one you lost." I found myself a bit frustrated by the brevity of the discussions (most chapters are under 10 pages) and a bit put off by the first person plural narrative (do Addonizio and Laux really agree on everything they say they agree on?), but these are mere quibbles. This is a fine book indeed. --Jane Steinberg
From Library Journal
Poets Addonizio and Laux warn against cliche, and although textbooks on writing come a dime a dozen these days, theirs is head and shoulders above the rest. There are three main sections: "Subjects for Writing" (e.g. death, the erotic), "The Poet's Craft" (metaphor, rhyme), and "The Writing Life" (self-doubt, writer's block); four separate appendixes list other writing texts, anthologies, marketing tips, and electronic resources. The many exercises offered emerge largely from the intensive one-day workshops conducted by Addonizio and Laux. Both knowledgeable and practical in their approach, the authors offer everything a poet needs, including one feature more necessary than ever in the postliterate age yet absent from other writing texts: a gentle yet insistent lesson on grammar. Highly recommended for all libraries.?David Kirby, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee
----The New Oxford Guide To Writing
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (April 28, 1994)
There is an apparently endless supply of books about writing. Very few of those books, surprisingly, offer a thorough and scholarly approach to the basics: words, sentences, and paragraphs. The New Oxford Guide to Writing does. According to author Thomas S. Kane, writing is "an exercise of mind requiring the mastery of techniques anyone can learn." Kane's not claiming he can create a genius, but, as he says in his introduction, "you don't have to be a genius to write clear, effective English." The writing that Kane refers to here is expository and persuasive in nature--writing most likely to be required in day-to-day life. In great detail Kane explores the building of an essay, the development of paragraphs, the styling of sentences, the use of diction, and, finally, issues of punctuation. It is unlikely that very many writers have scrutinized the building blocks of language the way Kane has, but it's never too late. Rare is the sourcebook that can offer so much both to beginners and experts alike. And anyone who loves words will thrill to encounter--if he or she hasn't done so already--the freight-train sentence, parataxis, the triadic sentence, polysyndeton, asyndeton, collocation, and zeugma. --Jane Steinberg
From Library Journal
Kane, who also wrote the earlier Oxford Guide to Writing (1983), leads the student in some detail through such fundamentals as planning the writing project, grammar, style, and things to avoidall with a view to developing command over the niceties of proper expository prose. The early chapters conclude with short practice exercises. Throughout, excerpts from distinguished authors are offered as examples. Major sections are devoted to the essay, paragraph, sentence, diction, description and narration, and punctuation. A bit stuffy for general readers, and aspiring creative and professional writers might not buy into all this self-conscious correctness. Still, suited for use in college English courses or as an extra reference in libraries not overstocked on this subject. William A. Donovan, Chicago P.L.
----On Writing Well
By William Knowlton Zinsser - Quill (2001) - Paperback - 308 pages - ISBN 0060006641
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.
----How to unlock your imagination, develop your writing skills and get published
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: How To Books Ltd; 7th edition (December 15, 2007)
'This is a book which merits a place on every writer's bookshelf' - Writer's Bulletin --Writer's Bulletin
Intended for writers who are looking for ways to improve their output. This guide focuses on: fiction writing and the world of genre fiction; ways of drawing on personal experience in order to write non-fiction articles on a variety of topics in a number of different styles; and, writing for children. This book is a first-rate guide for writers who are looking for ways to improve their output. It focuses on: fiction writing and the world of genre fiction - science, romance, horror and crime; ways of drawing on personal experience in order to write non-fiction articles on a wide variety of topics in a number of different styles; and, writing for children which requires specialist skills that, once mastered, bring enormous satisfaction to both the writer and the reader. Crucially, there is also a chapter on presenting your work to a publisher and getting it into print.Download:
----501 Grammar & Writing Questions, 2nd Edition
Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: Learning Express (NY); 2nd edition (January 4, 2002)
501 Grammar and Writing Questions helps students build writing skills and master the rules of grammar and writing to communicate ideas clearly and effectively. This book teaches through questions about the mechanics of capitalization and punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, paragraph development, and essay questions. Utilizing a mix of multiple choice and essay questions, just like what students see on many placement and state assessment tests, this book is a helpful aid for preparing for tests of many kinds. The questions come along with examples of essays that range from poor to superior and explanations that provide a clear understanding of how to write the best essay.
Second edition helps build writing skills fast. Students will master the rules of grammar and writing to communicate their ideas clearly and effectively. Newly updated questions have been added. Softcover.Download:rapidshare.com 501GramWritingQuestions_linuxtrance.rar
----Academic Writing and Publishing
Do you struggle with submission notes and grapple with guidelines for authors?
This lively and readable guide will be invaluable for postgraduates, lecturers and researchers new to academic writing and publishing.
James Hartley calls upon his wealth of knowledge accrued over many years to help seasoned writers too, with practical suggestions based on up-to-date research.
Academic Writing and Publishing guides the reader through the process of writing and publishing. Packed with examples and evaluations of recent work, the book is presented in short chapters to re?ect the writing and publishing process. Written in a lively and personal style, the advice is direct and practical. Divided into four parts, this accessible text:
• discusses the nature of academic writing and examines how different individuals tackle the task;
• dissects the journal article and outlines research ?ndings on how to write its constituent parts;
• examines other types of academic writing: books, theses, conference papers, letters to the editor etc.;
• describes other aspects of academic writing – dealing with publishing delays, procrastination and collaborating with others.
James Hartley is Research Professor at the School of Psychology, The University of Keele, UK.Download
----Grammar Practice - Elementary
----Grammar Practice - Pre-Intermediate
Grammar Practice - Pre-IntermediateDownload:rapidshare.com Grammar_Practice_for_Pre-intermediate_Students.pdf
----Grammar Practice - Intermediate
----Grammar Practice - Upper-Intermediate
Grammar Practice - Upper-IntermediateDownload:rapidshare.com Grammar_Practice_for_Upper_Intermediate_Students.pdf