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Word Painting: A Guide to Writing More Descriptively
     

Word Painting: A Guide to Writing More Descriptively

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by Rebecca Mcclanahan
 

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Let Rebecca McClanahan guide you through an inspiring examination of description in its many forms. With her thoughtful instruction and engaging exercises, you'll learn to develop your senses and powers of observation to uncover the rich, evocative words that accurately portray your mind's images. McClanahan includes dozens of descriptive passages written by master

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Let Rebecca McClanahan guide you through an inspiring examination of description in its many forms. With her thoughtful instruction and engaging exercises, you'll learn to develop your senses and powers of observation to uncover the rich, evocative words that accurately portray your mind's images. McClanahan includes dozens of descriptive passages written by master poets and authors to illuminate the process. She also teaches you how to weave writing together using description as a unifying thread.

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Author, poet, and teacher McClanahan combines direct instruction with exercises for sharpening sensory perceptions, describing characters and bringing them to life, establishing point of view, developing a setting, and shaping plot and pace with description. As examples, she uses passages from such classic and contemporary masters as Gustave Flaubert, Virginia Woolf, Truman Capote, and Toni Morrison. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599634517
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
03/15/1999
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
790,635
File size:
440 KB

Meet the Author

Rebecca McClanahan's tenth book, The Tribal Knot, a multi-generational memoir, is forthcoming from Indiana University Press in 2013. Other books include The Riddle Song and Other Rememberings, winner of the Glasgow Prize in nonfiction, and Deep Light: New and Selected Poems. Her work has appeared in Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize anthology, The Kenyon Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Sun, and numerous anthologies. Recipient of a Pushcart Prize in fiction and the Wood Prize from Poetry, McClanahan teaches in the MFA programs of Queens University and Rainier Writing Workshop.

Please visit her website at www.mcclanmuse.com

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Word Painting: A Guide to Writing More Descriptively 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MargaretWL More than 1 year ago
This title is an excellent addition to a creative writing collection for high school students. The text is readable with interesting examples and significant exercises that appeal to a wide audience of budding young writers.