Writing to Change the World

Writing to Change the World

by Mary Pipher
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Writing to Change the World 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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D-Dawning More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book. I originally purchased it for hints regarding writing technique. That advice was covered to an extent in the book. However, it also covered the idea of why we want to write what we write, and the impact of that writing on the world. It really made me rethink how and what I may want to put on paper. Mary Pipher is a wonderful author. I also read her book "Reviving Ophelia" and she has an easy way of getting her point across.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The underlying premise to this self-help book is that the pen (computer?) is mightier than the sword (weapons of mass destruction?). Mary Pipher assumes most people want to write what is on their mind but want to do so with clarity and passion. WRITING TO CHANGE THE WORLD explains what to do and not do with the latter perhaps being most critical as simple avoidable pitfalls can devastate a product. Ms. Pipher also explains when to use which format from letters to essays to blogs with the key being some homage to Mcluhan in that the medium is key to the message. Finally the book provides a step by step primer into the writing process supplemented by exercises and instruction. Well written and easy to follow, this reviewer picked up some tips on presenting reviews (similar to Ms. Pipher¿s Op-ed comments) especially her affirmation of the writer as ¿a moral agent¿ while staying focused on your objective. As Robert Brent Toplin points out in his book MICHAEL MOORE'S 'FAHRENHEIT 9/11': HOW ONE FILM DIVIDED A NATION: 'the most important message of Fahrenheit 9/11 is that the war with Iraq was unnecessary.¿ was somewhat distracted by controversial anecdotal sidebars that took viewers away from the director¿s main theme. Ms. Pipher provides advice on how to avoid that easy to fall into trap with this fine self help primer. --- Harriet Klausner