To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction

By Phillip Lopate

A long-awaited new booklet on own writing from Phillip Lopate—celebrated essayist, the director of Columbia University’s nonfiction application, and editor of The paintings of the private Essay.

Distinguished writer Phillip Lopate, editor of the distinguished anthology The artwork of the non-public Essay, is universally acclaimed as “one of our greatest own essayists” (Dallas Morning News). the following, combining greater than 40 years of classes from his storied occupation as a author and professor, he brings us this hugely expected nuts-and-bolts advisor to writing literary nonfiction. a beautiful grasp category formed by means of Lopate’s informative, obtainable tone and gigantic present for storytelling, To exhibit and to inform reads like a protracted stroll with a favourite professor—refreshing, insightful, and inspiring in usually unforeseen methods.

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Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction

By Andrew Robinson

Writing is the defining marker of civilization, with out which there should be no documents, no background, no books, no accumulation of data. but if did this crucial a part of our lives commence? Why can we all write in a different way and the way did writing evolve into what we use this day? All of those questions are replied during this Very brief advent. Andrew Robinson tells the interesting tale of the historical past of writing, laying off gentle on its improvement and analyzing the big number of writing and scripts we use this present day. beginning with the origins of writing 5 thousand years in the past, with cuneiform and Egyptian hieroglyphs, Robinson explains how those early kinds constructed into 1000s of scripts, together with the Roman alphabet and chinese language characters. He finds how the fashionable writing symbols and abbreviations we take without any consideration today--including airport signage and textual content messaging--resemble old ones even more heavily than we would imagine. The booklet additionally encompasses a chronology of occasions from 3300 BC to advert 2000, a listing of titles for additional interpreting, and an index.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and elegance, Very brief Introductions provide an advent to a couple of life's finest subject matters. Written by means of specialists for the newcomer, they show the best modern brooding about the critical difficulties and matters in 1000s of key subject matters, from philosophy to Freud, quantum thought to Islam.

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Blueprint for Screenwriting: A Complete Writer's Guide to Story Structure and Character Development

By Rachel Ballon

Blueprint for Screenwriting demystifies the writing procedure through constructing a "blueprint" for writers to stick with for every new screenplay--from unique thought to accomplished script. writer and foreign script advisor Dr. Rachel Ballon explores the writing craft and emphasizes creativity within the writing procedure. She blends her services in script research and writing training together with her own adventure as a screenwriter to assist writers build their tales and characters.

Starting with the story's framework, Dr. Ballon is helping readers to appreciate the main "building blocks" of tale constitution and personality improvement, together with characters' emotional and mental states, tale conflicts, and scene and act constitution. She additionally covers the fundamental elements within the script writing technique, corresponding to outlines, script remedies, synopses, and codecs. Dr. Ballon devotes a bankruptcy to overcoming writer's block--the writer's maximum obstacle--and bargains advice for taking the subsequent steps as soon as a script is completed.

A functional software for any author, this designated resource:
*offers a blueprint for writers to stick to, breaking the writing method down into particular, easy-to-follow steps;
*stresses the psychology of the characters in addition to that of the author; and
*offers first-hand wisdom of the screenwriting technique and offers useful suggestion for finishing and advertising and marketing scripts.

With its special and insightful method of the writing approach, this publication could be integral for scriptwriters, fiction writers, writers, and it'll function an invaluable textual content in screenwriting classes.

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Metaphor and Knowledge: The Challenges of Writing Science (Suny Series, Studies in Scientific and Technical Communication) (Suny Series, Studies in Scientific & Technical Communication (Hardcover))

By Ken Baake

Analyzing the ability of metaphor within the rhetoric of technological know-how, this e-book examines using phrases to specific advanced medical concepts.

Metaphor and Knowledge deals a sweeping historical past of rhetoric and metaphor in technological know-how, delving into questions on how language constitutes wisdom. Weaving jointly insights from a gaggle of scientists on the Santa Fe Institute as they form the recent interdisciplinary box of complexity technology, Ken Baake indicates the trouble of writing technology while note meanings are unsettled, and he analyzes the ability of metaphor in technology.

"A genuine glory during this ebook is Baake's enticing presentation. . . he's in a position to write in ways in which interact and propel the reader alongside on a hugely stress-free expedition. . . The textual content is populated with the voices and views of his matters, consistently displaying them [to be] considerate and complicated, at the same time they take diametrically hostile positions." — from the Foreword via Stephen A. Bernhardt

"Whenever scientists are desirous about interdisciplinary initiatives to simulate phenomena of complicated physico-chemical, biotic, or socio-economic structures, they're certain to face verbal exchange difficulties whereas using simple disciplinary phrases and utilizing metaphors for his or her conceptual types. the placement at Santa Fe Institute given here's consultant for any technology study staff engaged on the 'frontier.'" — Charlotte Kaempf, collage of Karlsruhe

"The suggestion of metaphor harmonics represents an unique and efficient frame of mind. those and several other findings and ideas tend to make an enormous splash. No books tackle the matter of metaphor within the rhetoric of technology relatively like this one." — M. Jimmie Killingsworth, coauthor of Information in motion: A advisor to Technical verbal exchange, moment Edition

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Invention in Rhetoric and Composition (Reference Guides to Rhetoric and Composition)

By Janice M. Lauer

Invention in Rhetoric and Composition examines concerns that experience surrounded ancient and modern theories and pedagogies of rhetorical invention, bringing up a wide range of positions on those matters in either fundamental rhetorical texts and secondary interpretations. It offers theoretical disagreements over the character, function, and epistemology of invention and pedagogical debates over such matters because the relative significance of paintings, expertise, imitation, and perform in educating discourse. After a dialogue of remedies of invention from the Sophists to the 19th century, Invention in Rhetoric and Composition introduces quite a number early twentieth-century multidisciplinary theories and demands invention's awakening within the box of English reviews. It then showcases inventional theories and pedagogies that experience emerged within the box of Rhetoric and Composition during the last 4 a long time, together with the consequent examine, reviews, and implementations of this inventional paintings. As a reference consultant, the textual content bargains a thesaurus of phrases, an annotated bibliography of chosen texts, and an intensive bibliography. Janice M. Lauer is Professor of English, Emerita at Purdue college, the place she used to be the Reece McGee individual Professor of English. In 1998, she got the varsity Composition and conversation Conference's Exemplar Award. Her guides contain 4 Worlds of Writing: Inquiry and motion in Context, Composition study: Empirical Designs, and New views on Rhetorical Invention, in addition to essays on rhetorical invention, disciplinarity, writing as inquiry, composition pedagogy, ancient rhetoric, and empirical examine.

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What We Really Value: Beyond Rubrics in Teaching and Assessing Writing

By Bob Broad

What we actually Value lines the origins of conventional rubrics in the theoretical and ancient situations out of which they emerged, then holds rubrics up for severe scrutiny within the context of modern advancements within the box. as a substitute to the general personality and decontextualized functionality of scoring publications, he deals dynamic standards mapping, a sort of qualitative inquiry through which writing courses (as good as person teachers) can painting their rhetorical values with extra moral integrity and extra pedagogical software than rubrics allow.

To illustrate the advanced and fundamental insights this technique can supply, wide information findings from his research of eighty-nine unique and giant standards for evaluate at paintings within the introductory composition software at "City University." those chapters are jam-packed with the voices of composition teachers debating and reflecting at the nature, interaction, and relative value of the various standards in which they judged scholars' texts. huge concludes his e-book with particular options which could aid writing teachers and courses to find, negotiate, map, and convey an improved fact approximately what they price in their scholars' rhetorical performances.

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The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (Oxford Landmark Science)

By Richard Dawkins

Boasting nearly 100 articles and booklet excerpts, The Oxford ebook of recent technology Writing is a wide ranging get together of the best writing through scientists--the top such assortment in print--packed with scintillating essays on every little thing from "The Discovery of Lucy" to "The Terror and Vastness of the Universe."

Edited via best-selling writer and well known scientist Richard Dawkins, this sterling assortment brings jointly exhilarating items via a who is who of scientists and technology writers, together with Stephen Pinker, Stephen Jay Gould, Martin Gardner, Albert Einstein, Julian Huxley, and plenty of dozens extra. Readers will locate excerpts from bestsellers resembling Douglas R. Hofstadter's Godel, Escher, Bach, Francis Crick's Life Itself, Loren Eiseley's The monstrous Journey, Daniel Dennett's Darwin's harmful Idea, and Rachel Carson's The Sea round Us. There are vintage essays starting from J.B.S. Haldane's "On Being the perfect measurement" and Garrett Hardin's "The Tragedy of the Commons" to Alan Turing's "Computing equipment and Intelligence" and Albert Einstein's famed New York Times article on "Relativity." And readers also will detect lesser-known yet enticing items equivalent to Lewis Thomas's "Seven Wonders of Science," J. Robert Oppenheimer on "War and Physicists," and Freeman Dyson's memoir of learning less than Hans Bethe.

A must-read quantity for all technological know-how buffs, The Oxford e-book of contemporary technological know-how Writing is a wealthy and colourful anthology that captures the poetry and pleasure of medical suggestion and discovery.

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Longer Views: Extended Essays

By Samuel R. Delany

"Reading is a many-layered procedure -- like writing," observes Samuel R. Delany, a Nebula and Hugo award-winning writer and a tremendous commentator on American literature and tradition. during this selection of six prolonged essays, Delany demanding situations what he calls "the hard-edged obstacles of which means" via going past the regularly occurring limits of the style during which he is writing. by way of extensively remodeling the essay shape, Delany can discover and exhibit the various layers of his considering the character of artwork, the workings of language, and the injustices and ironies of social, political, and sexual marginalization. hence Delany connects, in occasionally unforeseen methods, issues as diversified because the origins of contemporary theater, the context of lesbian and homosexual scholarship, the theories of cyborgs, how metaphors suggest, and the narrative buildings within the big name Wars trilogy.

"Over the process his career," Kenneth James writes in his broad advent, "Delany has time and again thrown into query the world-models that each one too many folks unknowingly dwell by." certainly, Delany demanding situations a magnificent checklist of world-models right here, together with low and high artwork, sanity and insanity, mathematical good judgment and the mechanics of mythmaking, the distribution of wealth in our society, and the constraints of our sexual vocabulary. additionally integrated are essays that illustrate Delany's distinct chrestomathic process, the grouping of textual fragments whose associative interrelationships a reader needs to actively hint to learn them as a resonant argument. even if writing approximately Wagner or Hart Crane, Foucault or Robert Mapplethorpe, Delany combines a fierce and infrequently piercing imaginative and prescient with a strong honesty that beckons us to percentage within the point of view of those Longer perspectives.

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First Person Squared: A Study of Co-Authoring in the Academy

By Kami Day

In (First Person)2, Day and Eodice supply one of many few book-length reports of co-authoring in educational fields seeing that Lunsford and Ede released theirs over a decade in the past. The principal examine the following comprises in-depth interviews with ten profitable educational collaborators from a number of disciplines and settings. The interviews discover the narratives of those informants' experience—what introduced them to collaborate, what cognitive and logistical methods have been concerned as they labored jointly, what's the prestige of collaborated paintings of their box, and so on—and situate those informants in the broader dialogue of collaboration conception and learn because it has been articulated over the past ten years.

As the examine develops, Day and Eodice develop into so much drawn to the affective area of co-authorship, and so they locate the main promising explorations of that area within the paintings of feminist theorists in composition. opposed to a heritage of feminist idea, the reflections of those informants and authors not just supply a window into the procedures of present scholarship in writing, but additionally come to face as a critique of conventional perform in English departments. in the course of the ebook, the 2 co-authors interrupt themselves with reflections in their personal, at the rejection some time past in their thought to co-author a dissertation, on their presuppositions approximately their examine, on their constructing dedication to the framework of feminist idea to account for his or her findings, and on their lonesome tactics and demanding situations in scripting this publication. the result's a well-centered quantity that's disciplined and constrained in its presentation of analysis, yet that is layered and multivocal in presentation, and which results with a few provocative conclusions.

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