Shoptalk: Learning to Write with Writers / Edition 1

Shoptalk: Learning to Write with Writers / Edition 1

by Donald Murray
     
 

ISBN-10: 0867092580

ISBN-13: 9780867092585

Pub. Date: 01/01/1990

Publisher: Heinemann

Both practicing and would-be writers are endlessly fascinated by what other writers have to say about the demands of their craft and their own methods of writing. In Shoptalk, Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Murray has collected quotations from over 450 classic and contemporary writers that reveal the myriad stages writers pass through to completion of a work.

Overview

Both practicing and would-be writers are endlessly fascinated by what other writers have to say about the demands of their craft and their own methods of writing. In Shoptalk, Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Murray has collected quotations from over 450 classic and contemporary writers that reveal the myriad stages writers pass through to completion of a work. But this is more than a book of quotations; Murray has organized the writers' testimony into sixteen thematic categories and provided introductory essays that offer his own point of view and experiences to give direction and framework to the collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867092585
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
207
Sales rank:
996,958
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
5 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Why Write

The Writer's World

Out of Silence, Words

Write for Yourself, Then Others

The Writing Habit

Waiting for Writing

Being Found by a Subject

Planning for Surprise

The Beginning Line

The Voice from the Text

Riding the Flow

Recognizing Form

At Play with Language

The Closing Line

The Pleasures of Revision

The Feel of Writing

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