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Craft of Revision / Edition 5
     

Craft of Revision / Edition 5

by Donald M. Murray
 

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ISBN-10: 0838407153

ISBN-13: 2900838407157

Pub. Date: 03/06/2003

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Pulitzer Prize winning author Donald M. Murray takes a lively and inspiring approach to writing and revision that does not condescend but invites the student into the writer¦s studio. This revision guide covers the entire writing process and is inexpensive enough to supplement any writing course.

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Pulitzer Prize winning author Donald M. Murray takes a lively and inspiring approach to writing and revision that does not condescend but invites the student into the writer¦s studio. This revision guide covers the entire writing process and is inexpensive enough to supplement any writing course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900838407157
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/06/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
280

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Chapter 1Write to Rewrite1
Why Do We Fear Rewriting?2
Write to Rewrite3
How Do I Find Something to Write About?4
How Do I Create a Discovery Draft?9
How Do I Make an Instructor's Idea My Own?14
Notes on Writing the Personal Essay17
How to Get the Writing Done: Tricks of the Writer's Trade21
Interview with a Published Writer: Elizabeth Cooke26
Chapter 2Rewrite to Collect32
Diagnosis: Too Little Information34
The Importance of Information38
The Qualities of Effective Information39
The Basic Forms of Information45
Where Do You Find Information?46
Writing with Information54
Interview with a Student Writer: Jennifer Erin Bradley-Swift57
Chapter 3Rewrite with Voice64
What Is Voice?65
Hearing Your Own Voice66
Diagnosis: No Voice69
Hearing the Writer's Voice70
Hearing Your Voice74
Case History of a Professional Writer80
Chapter 4Rewrite to Focus85
Diagnosis: No Focus86
Say One Thing89
Frame Your Meaning94
Set the Distance96
The Importance of Focus98
Interview with a Published Writer: Christopher Scanlan98
Chapter 5Rewrite for Form103
Form Is Meaning105
Diagnosis: Ineffective Form110
Form Communicates Meaning111
Discovering the Form of the Draft112
Design Your Own Form116
Case History of a Student Writer: Maureen Healy119
Chapter 6Rewrite for Order140
Diagnosis: Disorder141
Answer the Reader's Questions144
Outline after Writing146
Interview with a Student Writer: Kathryn S. Evans148
Chapter 7Rewrite to Develop154
Diagnosis: Superficial155
Techniques of Development156
Rewriting Starts with Rereading160
Read What Isn't Written162
Rewrite within the Draft168
Emphasize the Significant169
Pace and Proportion171
A Professional Case History173
Interview with a Student Writer: Karen R. Emmerich179
Chapter 8Rewrite to Edit185
Twenty Ways to Unfinal a Draft186
The Attitude of the Editing Writer188
Interview Your Draft190
Solutions to Common Editing Problems194
The Craft of Editing200
A Student Case History: Roger LePage Jr.201
Chapter 9Reading Your Reader218
Why We Need Readers219
The Danger of Readers221
Reading the Writer in Process223
Reading Writing in Process223
Chapter 10Rewrite At Work230
Tips for Completing Common Workplace Writing Tasks232
Interview with a Published Writer: Dana Andrew Jennings247
Chapter 11The Craft of Letting Go256
Why Writers Don't Let Go257
How to Let Go259
When You Let Go260
Index263

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