She is also an accomplished poet whose creative work has appeared in White Pelican Review and the Graham House Review. Dr. Vanderlaan is a member of the Modern Language Association and the National Council for Teachers of English."
Author: Kim M. Vanderlaan
"Why We Read, Why We Write: An Anthology of Short Fiction features works of short fiction, primarily American, that provide a firm foundation in the study of literature, complete with a guide for writing research papers. Each chapter addresses an aspect of writing and highlights reading selections that serve as examples and prompts. Initially, students write on accessible topics such as character and setting. As their writing develops, they move on to explore symbolism, allegory, imagery, and descriptive language. Later chapters use literature to explore themes and motifs including realism, lost youth, and rites of passage. Students consider satirical writing and how literature may be viewed through different theoretical lenses. The final chapter prepares students to write formal research papers, with information on citing sample works and using secondary sources. The short fiction exposes students to the universal human qualities that good literature highlights. Each story instigates a personal response from readers. Why We Read, Why We Write includes author biographies and a comprehensive glossary of literary terms. It is suitable for courses in composition, introductory fiction, and responding to literature. Kim M. Vanderlaan earned her Ph.D. in English at the University of Delaware. Dr. Vanderlaan teaches courses in American literature and composition at California University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Vanderlaan's professional writing has appeared in the Journal of American Studies, The Explicator, and American Literary Realism. She is also an accomplished poet whose creative work has appeared in White Pelican Review and the Graham House Review. Dr. Vanderlaan is a member of the Modern Language Association and the National Council for Teachers of English."
“There is then creative reading as well as creative writing,” Emerson says in “The American Scholar.” “First we eat, then we beget; first we read, then we ...
Author: Robert D. Richardson
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Writing was the central passion of Emerson’s life. While his thoughts on the craft are well developed in “The Poet,” “The American Scholar,” Nature, “Goethe,” and “Persian Poetry,” less well known are the many pages in his private journals devoted to the relationship between writing and reading. Here, for the first time, is the Concord Sage’s energetic, exuberant, and unconventional advice on the idea of writing, focused and distilled by the preeminent Emerson biographer at work today. Emerson advised that “the way to write is to throw your body at the mark when your arrows are spent.” First We Read, Then We Write contains numerous such surprises—from “every word we speak is million-faced” to “talent alone cannot make a writer”—but it is no mere collection of aphorisms and exhortations. Instead, in Robert Richardson’s hands, the biographical and historical context in which Emerson worked becomes clear. Emerson’s advice grew from his personal experience; in practically every moment of his adult life he was either preparing to write, trying to write, or writing. Richardson shows us an Emerson who is no granite bust but instead is a fully fleshed, creative person disarmingly willing to confront his own failures. Emerson urges his readers to try anything—strategies, tricks, makeshifts—speaking not only of the nuts and bolts of writing but also of the grain and sinew of his determination. Whether a writer by trade or a novice, every reader will find something to treasure in this volume. Fearlessly wrestling with “the birthing stage of art,” Emerson’s counsel on being a reader and writer will be read and reread for years to come.
In this book she has created a menu of encouraging possibilities on how to overcome our fears and dig deep into our souls, so that our true voice can emerge.
Author: Joanne Fedler
Publisher: Hay House
We either think our lives are so special that everyone should be interested in what's happened to us, or so ordinary that we can't imagine anyone would care. The truth lies somewhere in between: yes, we are all special, and no, people will notcare--unless we write with them in mind. Joanne Fedler, a beloved writing teacher and mentor, has written Your Story to help all people, even those who don't necessarily identify as writers, value their life stories and write them in such a way that they transcend the personal and speak into a universal story. This book shows how to write from your life, but for the benefit of others. Each human life is unique, and the meaning we each make from our joys and suffering can, if written with a reader in mind, be an act of generosity and sharing. Filled with practical wisdom and tools, the book tackles: -mindset issues that prevent us from writing -ways to develop trust (in yourself, the process, the mystery) -triggers or prompts to elicit our own stories -Joanne's original techniques for lifewriting developed over a decade of teaching and mentoring -and much more Joanne understands the writer's loneliness, says one such writer whose life she's touched, the award-winning Israeli author Nava Semel. In this book she has created a menu of encouraging possibilities on how to overcome our fears and dig deep into our souls, so that our true voice can emerge.
Why We Read, Why We Write: Literature to Inspire Composition features works of short fiction, primarily American, that provide a firm foundation in the study of literature, as well as a complete guide to writing research papers.
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I found that as far as the art of writing in all languages is concerned , that the
Swedish is the most natural , because we write rarely more letters than we read ,
and we pronounce almost all the letters we write ; we do not as a rule write any ...
They do not buy any bad horse at all . Are you reading my long letter ? No , I am reading his old book . What do you read ? We do not read anything ; we write a
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And it's a power we all can wield. 'What a lovely thing this is: a book that delights in the sheer textural joy of good sentences . . .
Author: Joe Moran
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A style guide by stealth - how anyone can write well (and can enjoy good writing) 'Moran is a past master at producing fine, accessible non-fiction.' - Helen Davies, Sunday Times 'Joe Moran has a genius for turning the prosaic poetic' - Peter Hennessy Advanced maths has no practical use, and is understood by few. A symphony can be widely appreciated, but created only by a genius. Good writing, however, can be written (and read) by anyone if we give it the gift of our time. And a sentence might be as near as many of us will get to orchestrating beauty. Enter universally praised historian Professor Joe Moran. Using minimal technical terms, First You Write a Sentence. is his unpedantic explanation of how the most ordinary words can be turned into verbal constellations of extraordinary grace. With examples from the Bible and Shakespeare to Orwell and Diana Athill, and with support from scientific studies of what most fires people's minds, he shows how we can all write in a way that is vivid, clear and engaging. With chapters from tools of the trade (from typewriters to texting and the impact this has on the craft); and writing and the senses (how to make the world visible and touchable); to how to find the ideal word, build a sentence, and construct a paragraph, First You Write a Sentence. informs by light example. It's an elegant gem in praise of the English sentence.
Whether you are writing academic or popular history, you need to write it well, to grab your reader's attention and sustain it. That's the purpose of this ...
Author: A. Curthoys
Drawn from decades of experience, this is a concise and highly practical guide to writing history. Aimed at all kinds of people who write history academic historians, public historians, professional historians, family historians and students of all levels the book includes a wide range of examples from many genres and styles.
The approach is based on basic similarities between these two processes : • Reading and writing both require active thinking . We ... We need to have a clear
sense of what we are about when we write or read so that we will perform well .
Obeying the word will come later as He reveals to you your next step of faith. However, in order to believe it we must first read it, and if we do not read ...
Author: Benjamin Lee Vince
Generic versions of the Bible begat generic versions of Christians: If we frustrate the language of the King James Version of the Bible, we will frustrate the grace of God and the genetic codes that lead to eternal life. “We ought to preach the gospel, not as our views, but as the mind of God. If we have been entrusted with the making of the gospel, we might have altered it to suit the taste of the modest century, but never having been employed to originate the good news, but merely to repeat it, we dare not stir beyond the record”. Charles H. Spurgeon. (Used by permission)