Writing With Power: Techniques for Mastering the Writing Process / Edition 2

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Overview

A classic handbook for anyone who needs to write, Writing With Power speaks to everyone who has wrestled with words while seeking to gain power with them. Here, Peter Elbow emphasizes that the essential activities underlying good writing and the essential exercises promoting it are really not difficult at all. Employing a cookbook approach, Elbow provides the reader (and writer) with various recipes: for getting words down on paper, for revising, for dealing with an audience, for getting feedback on a piece of writing, and still other recipes for approaching the mystery of power in writing. In a new introduction, he offers his reflections on the original edition, discusses the responses from people who have followed his techniques, how his methods may differ from other processes, and how his original topics are still pertinent to todays writer.

Acknowledging that writing calls on the opposing skills of creativity and critical thinking, Elbow recommends students separate the two skills to enhance each other.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195120172
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Lexile: 1130L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Elbow is Professor of English and Director of the writing program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition
I Some Essentials 3
II More Ways of Getting Words on Paper 47
III More Ways to Revise 121
IV Audience 177
V Feedback 237
VI Power in Writing 279
A Select Annotated Bibliography on Publishing 375
Index 379
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    This book is perfect as far a material but lacks any sense of en

    This book is perfect as far a material but lacks any sense of entertainment. To me it is a rather boring read but it does offer some great advice for mastering the writing process. I would not recommend this book to any of my peers because if they're anything like me they will find themselves skimming sentences and dozing off as they turn pages. However if you can see past the monotony, then you might find this book extremely helpful.     

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