Writing Your Way: Creating a Writing Process That Works for You

Writing Your Way: Creating a Writing Process That Works for You

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by Don Fry
     
 

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Writers write the way they were taught, which may not suit them at all, making their writing slow, painful, and not what they want to say. Writing Your Way shows you how to create your own unique writing process that magnifies your strengths and avoids your weaknesses. It shows you a multitude of ways to do the five key stages: Idea, Gather, Organize,

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Writers write the way they were taught, which may not suit them at all, making their writing slow, painful, and not what they want to say. Writing Your Way shows you how to create your own unique writing process that magnifies your strengths and avoids your weaknesses. It shows you a multitude of ways to do the five key stages: Idea, Gather, Organize, Draft, and Revise. You can then design your own collection of techniques that work for you. You'll write clearer, faster, and more powerfully, with less effort and suffering.

The second half of this book shows you how to create and modify your own voice, one that sounds like the real you, that sounds the way you want agents and publishers and readers to experience you.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599634104
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Don Fry has helped over 10,000 writers worldwide to write better and faster, with less agony. Don first taught Beowulf and Chaucer at the University of Virginia and at Stony Brook University. Later, he headed the writing faculty at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. As an independent writing coach, Don improves the writing and editing at newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, and non-profit organizations. He has coached over a thousand authors, helping them create writing processes that work for them. Don has published hundreds of articles and 17 books. His blog appears at www.donfry.wordpress.com, and he posts a daily writing tip on Twitter at @donaldkfry. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can not tell you exactly how I write, or in otherwords my style. I write a lot of fictional stories most of which are in first person. The rare time when I write in any form of third person is only for school and even that bugs the cr<_>ap out of me. For essays I pretty much have my style nailed down, you know the way teachers always tell you. I also write a ton of songs. Since there is no exact way to write a lyric they always vary depending on the type of song. Any other type of writing is done like this. A kind of talking to myself slash something else. <br> I really dont know why Im writing this it just kind of feels like I need to explain myself to someone or thing. Thinking about writing now I have relized that my speaking and writing is a tad bit formal. Which if Im not carefull can be taken the wrong way. Heres one common example: <p>Person; "Hey where were you yesterday. Everyone thought you were going to the movie." Me; "Well if you must know, I had to go help my gran." Person; "Gezze I was just asking. No need to be rude 'bout it." Me; -_- I just did it again, did I not. I also have tendency to say and write 'didnt' as 'did not', 'cant' as 'can not', and so on and so forth. Writing in this style I use both for a reason I do not know. My teachers have acaused me of lying to them before because of this. An example: <p>Me; "I did do my homework but I do not have it. I looked all over for it this morning but I think that my mother might have mixed it up with one of her work papers." Teacher; "Dont lie to me. Why dont you have your math?" Me; "I do not have it because my mothers has it at work. Maybe you could tell me how a paper can be in two places at once?" <br>If you didnt know already typicly a person who is telling the truth, like I was above, will use the form 'dont' instead of 'do not', the same with other conjuctions. Liars will use 'do not'. Experts belive liars will do that as a way to make up for telling their untruth. Vsause, I thats the right channel, on YouT<_>ube has a good video on this topic. <br>I also tend to tell myself information I already know when writing like this. What I acomplish in doing so is still a mystry to me. Maybe Im trying to prove to myself how smart am. Good thing theres no need for that when I am writting one of my stories. Speaking of which if you ever care to read some of my stories I have a few written on various nook books. I am the author of a semipopular fan-fic seris here too but thats something I would like to keep private. Locations of a few stories and or song lyrics might pop up in a later edtion to this seris, but I would not count on that happening. <br>I am a bit bored so I shall wrap up this entry for now. If you happen to stuble apon this by chance and want to read more I will post more, probably just when I feel like getting something off my chest. The search I will be using is 'the way i write'. There wont be any particular order to them so do not worry about that.<p> :!I Rina I!:.