Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Professional Journals on Writing 27

Writing exercise. Talk to another person for 20 minutes. Then write a portrait of your partner. A Bloom. The Writer (Apr. 07), p. 29.

Pre-writing. Before beginning, decide on where and with whom and how you are going to do your research. S Gruen. The Writer (Apr. 07), pp. 30-33.

Form for writing. There is a difference between reports and stories. RP Clark, The Writer (Apr. 07), p. 42.

Organization for writing. Build your work around a key question. RP Clark. The Writer (Apr. 07), p. 44.

Publishing. “In some cases, writing the book is the easy part—selling it is what is truly challenging.” K. James-Enger, The Writer (Apr. 07), p. 50.

Teaching writing. Writing can be taught. The desire to write cannot be taught. R Rendell, The Writer (Apr. 07), p. 55.

Writing reviews. End a review of a book with the “best line” from the book. J Broderick, The Writer (Apr. 07), pp. 59-61.

How To write. “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all—that’s read a lot and write a lot.” Stephen King, The Writer (Apr. 07), p. 60.

Pre-writing. Pay attention to letters to the editor of magazines—they’re your audience. H Hoff, The Writer (Apr. 07), p. 63.

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