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The writer's practice : building confidence in your nonfiction writing / John Warner.

Warner, John, 1970- (author.).
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  • 5 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 808.02 War (Text) 32604000205754 DCTPLD AD New Non-Fiction Available -
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Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 808.02 Warner (Text) 31208912635374 non-fiction Checked out 06/25/2019
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 808.02 WAR (Text) 30032010746250 NEW ADULT Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780143133155
  • ISBN: 0143133152
  • Physical Description: xiii, 242 pages ; 19 cm
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Penguin Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Getting started. Before we begin ... -- Writing experiences -- Questions about this book -- Who are you? (as a writer) -- Section I: introduction to the writer's practice. How do I...? (instructions) -- The writing process -- Should I...? (review) -- Reading like a writer -- Section II: skills drills. Who are they? (profiling) -- Making inferences from observations -- Where did you go? (sense memory) -- Bringing the world to the page -- You did what? (adventure report) -- Is it true? Did it really happen? (experience vs. memory) -- Section III: analytical writing. What's the right thing to do? (ethical dilemma) -- Titles -- If it isn't true, why do people believe it? (conspiracy theory analysis) -- Who are we? (rhetorical analysis of a commercial) -- Writing is thinking -- What's so funny? (rhetorical analysis of a work of humor) -- What's going to happen? (playing the pundit) -- Why proofreading is so difficult -- What if...? (alternate history) -- Procrastination -- How's it all going to end? (judging the apocalypse) -- Section IV: research and argument. What do they mean? (argument summary and response) -- Huh? Say what? (research translation) -- The perils of "objectivity" -- Why should I trust this? (understanding sources) -- Hey, whaddaya know? (trivia questions and annotated bibliography) -- Is a hot dog a sandwich? (impossible argument) -- Using sources -- You've got to do this! (passion argument) -- Why am I so angry and what can I do about it? (problem/solution argument) -- Version 1: school edition -- Version 2: life edition -- Failure -- What do you want to say? (finding your own argument) -- Section V: other writing experiences. May I...? (proposal) -- Make me laugh (jokes) -- Collaboration -- Are you trying to make me angry? (conflict letter) -- How can I help you help me? (solution letter) -- If I knew then what I know now (advice to your former self) -- Feedback -- What should I do? (advice to someone else) -- No, seriously, make me laugh (short imagined monologue) -- Who is this stranger? (profile) -- Who is this special person? (tribute) -- The right word vs. the almost right word (thinking about sentences) -- Section VI: this is the end. Who are you now? (as a writer).
Summary, etc.:
"For anyone aiming to improve their skill as a writer, a new approach to establishing robust writing practices inside and outside the classroom"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Creative nonfiction > Authorship.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing.
REFERENCE / Writing Skills.

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