How To Talk About Writing: A Fundamental Shift in Perspective

How To Talk About Writing: A Fundamental Shift in Perspective

by Barbara Turner-Vesselago, Nicola-Jane le Breton

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Overview

With insight and clarity, Barbara Turner-Vesselago distils the essentials of ‘How To Talk About Writing’ into six revolutionary discoveries. This book provides invaluable advice for all who long to respond constructively to writers who seek their input, but who don’t know how or where to begin.

Seasoned writing mentors and editors will be inspired to abandon old paradigms of editorial criticism. Those new to giving feedback will find straightforward tips—easy to comprehend and instantly rewarding to apply.

Barbara Turner-Vesselago is the author of two successful writing books and a mentor to hundreds of published authors worldwide. Informative and user-friendly, this is a vital guide for writers’ groups, university seminars, and even for frank and informal one-on-one discussions between friends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781925952179
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 68
Sales rank: 494,201
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Since 1990, Barbara Turner-Vesselago has led highly effective Freefall Writing workshops throughout the English-speaking world. An expert in modern literature, she has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and has taught at universities in England, Canada, the USA, Australia and Nigeria.

Barbara’s novel, No News But Kindness, was chosen as a finalist for the Chapter/Robertson Davies Book Prize. Her comprehensive book about writing, Writing Without a Parachute: The Art of Freefall, was published by Finch Publishing and is available here in Australia. The sequel, Freefall Into Fiction: Finding Form, was published by Jessica Kingsley in 2017.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD BY NICOLA-JANE LE BRETON 7

WE NEED TO KNOW HOW TO TALK ABOUT WRITING

THE SIX DISCOVERIES

1. SILENCE IS NOT GOLDEN

2. GIVE ENERGY TO WHAT’S WORKING

3. SUIT YOUR COMMENTS TO THE STAGE OF

THE WRITING

i. The Early Stage

ii. The Middle Stage

iii. The Revision Stage

iv. Post-publication

4. READ AS IF YOU WROTE IT

5. KNOW WHEN YOU’RE HOOKED AND TAKE CARE

OF THAT FIRST

6. TREAT AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITING AS WRITING

A FUNDAMENTAL SHIFT IN PERSPECTIVE

QUICK DISCOVERY GUIDE

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO FREEFALL WRITING

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT FREEFALL WRITING

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