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5-minute daily writing prompts : 501 prompts to unleash creativity and spark inspiration / by Wilson, Tarn,author.;
"Make writing an enjoyable daily habit with inspiring 5-minute prompts...Carving out a few minutes of writing time every day can help you become a better writer--but coming up with topics to write about is often easier said than done. That's where 5-Minute Daily Writing Prompts comes in. Filled with 501 prompts to get your creative juices flowing, this book encourages you to practice your writing every day. What sets this writing book apart: a mix of prompts--experiment with a variety of genres--from adventure and fantasy to memoir and mystery--as well as different story elements and formats; ideas for expanding your writing--with each prompt, you'll find an expansion prompt that invites you to spend more time writing and dive deeper into the story; and an easy-to-use index--complete the prompts in order or search for a topic that excites you with a convenient index that organizes the prompts by genre and story element. Spark fresh ideas and build up confidence in your writing with this 5-minute prompt journal." --
Subjects: Authorship.; Creative writing.;
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The practice of creative writing : a guide for students / by Sellers, Heather,1964-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-483) and index.
Subjects: English language; Creative writing; College readers.;
© [2013], Bedford/St.Martins,
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Barron's painless writing / by Strausser, Jeffrey.;
Includes bibliographical references (page 259) and index.Clean up preposition clutter -- Spice up your writing -- Silence the passive voice -- Reduce nominalizations and activate your writing -- Smooth out your writing -- Harness the power of the comma -- Add rhythm to your writing -- Gremlins in your writing -- The framework for success.A guide for improving students' writing skills and technique.
Subjects: Writing.; English language; Creative writing;
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Writing fiction : a guide to narrative craft / by Burroway, Janet.; Stuckey-French, Elizabeth.; Stuckey-French, Ned.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Whatever works: the writing process -- Seeing is believing: showing and telling -- Building character: characterization, part 1 -- The flesh made word: characterization, part 2 -- Far, far away: fictional place -- Long ago: fictional time -- The tower and the net: story form, plot, and structure -- Call me Ishmael: point of view -- Play it again, Sam: revision -- Appendix: kinds of fiction.'Writing Fiction' explores the elements of fiction, providing practical writing techniques & examples. Written in a tone that is personal & non-prescriptive, this book encourages students to develop proficiency through each step of the writing process. It also integrates diverse, contemporary short stories in every chapter.
Subjects: Fiction; Fiction; Narration (Rhetoric); Creative writing.;
© c2011., Longman,
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I was told to write a poem : creative visions from the North Woods. / Steven L. Berg, editor. by Berg, Steven L.;
Subjects: High school students' writings, American.;
© c1995.,
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Critical approaches to literature : moral / by Evans, Robert C.,1955-editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.About this Volume -- On Moral Criticism: A Feminist Approach to Caring -- The Morality of Renaissance Love Poetry: The Case of Sir Thomas Wyatt -- Ethics, Literature, and Theory: A Sampling of Various Views -- The Genius of the Saint: Harriet Beecher Stowe's Moral Artistry -- Moral Approaches and Other Approaches to Jack London's "In a Far Country" -- Moral Irony in John Donne's "To His Mistress Going to Bed" -- "These hard hearts": Aristotelian Morality and Peter Brook's King Lear -- The Blinding of Gloucester: Trauma and Morality in Some Films of Shakespeare's King Lear -- Poe's Ethics: A Reading of "The Man of the Crowd," "Landor's Cottage," and "Hop-Frog" -- The Man That Corrupted Huckleberry-Making Greed a Driving Force -- "A practice for falling in love": Ethical Criticism in Anton Chekhov's "Lady with the Pet Dog" -- One from Many: Morality in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath -- Arthur Miller as the Moral Voice of America -- The Ethics of Care in Zadie Smith's The Embassy of Cambodia -- Sympathy for the Devil Inside -- The Ethics of Creative Nonfiction -- Moral Pluralism: A Variety of Possible Moral Approaches to Literature and Film Chronology -- Additional Works on Psychological Approaches to Literature -- Bibliography -- About the Editor -- Contributors -- Glossary -- Index.Provides a collection of essays that concern moral approaches to literature, film, television, and even creative writing.10-A.Mode of access: Internet.
Subjects: Ethics in literature.; Literature; Literature and morals.; Ethics in literature.; Literature; Literature;
On-line resources: http://online.salempress.com/doi/book/10.3331/CAMoral -- Available online. Click here to access.;
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A man without a country / by Vonnegut, Kurt.; Simon, Daniel,1957-;
As a kid I was youngest -- Do you know what a twerp is? -- Here is a lesson in creative writing -- I'm going to tell you some news -- Okay, now let's have some fun -- I have been called a Luddite -- Iturned eighty-two on November 11 -- Do you know what a humanist is? -- Do unto others -- A sappy woman from Ypsilanti -- Now then, I have some good news -- I used to be the owner and manager of an automobile dealership -- Requiem.In a collection of brief autobiographical essays, the renowned novelist offers his views on art, politics, and everyday life in America. A Man Without a Country is Kurt Vonnegut's hilariously funny and razor-sharp look at life "If I die-God forbid-I would like to go to heaven to ask somebody in charge up there, Hey, what was the good news and what was the bad news?"), art ("To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it."), politics ("I asked former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton what he thought of our great victory over Iraq and he said, Mohammed Ali versus Mr. Rogers."), and the condition of the soul of America today ("What has happened to us?"). Gleaned from short essays and speeches composed over the last five years and plentifully illustrated with artwork by the author in full color throughout, A Man Without a Country gives us Vonnegut both speaking out with indignation and writing tenderly to his fellow Americans, sometimes joking, at other times hopeless, always searching.
Subjects: Vonnegut, Kurt.; Authors, American; Vonnegut, Kurt, 1922-2007.;
© 2007., Random House Trade Paperbacks,
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Who wrote this? : how AI and the lure of efficiency threaten human writing / by Baron, Naomi S.,author.aut;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-300) and index."Would you read this book if a computer wrote it? Would you even know? And why would it matter? Today's eerily impressive artificial intelligence writing tools present us with a crucial challenge: As writers, do we unthinkingly adopt AI's time-saving advantages or do we stop to weigh what we gain and lose when heeding their siren call? To understand how AI is redefining what it means to write and think, linguist and educator Naomi Baron leads us on a journey connecting the dots between human literacy and today's technology. From nineteenth century lessons in composition, to mathematician Alan Turing's work creating a machine for deciphering war-time messages, to contemporary engines like ChatGPT, Baron gives readers a spirited overview of the emergence of both literacy and AI, and a glimpse of their possible future. As the technology becomes increasingly sophisticated and fluent, it's tempting to take the easy way out and let AI do the work for us. Baron cautions that such efficiency isn't always in our interest. As AI plies us with suggestions or full-blown text, we risk losing not just our technical skills but the power of writing as a springboard for personal reflection and unique expression. Funny, informed, and conversational, Who Wrote This? urges us as individuals and as communities to make conscious choices about the extent to which we collaborate with AI. The technology is here to stay. Baron shows us how to work with AI and how to spot where it risks diminishing the valuable cognitive and social benefits of being literate"--
Subjects: Authorship; Authorship; Writing; Artificial intelligence.; Technology;
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Being a writer : a community of writers revisited / by Elbow, Peter.; Belanoff, Pat.;
pt. I : Creativity and the writing process. Discovering yourself as a writer: an introduction to the variety of writing processes ; Getting experience into words: image and story ; Moving from private writing to public writing: exploring the relationship between content and genre ; Writing as a social and collaborative process: using dialogue, loop writing, and the collage. -- pt. II : Revising. Drafting and revising ; Revision through purpose and audience: writing as doing things to people ; Exploring voice. -- pt. III : Important intellectual and academic tasks. Reading as the creation of meaning: interpretation as response ; Persuading and arguing ; Interviewing as research: How do writers write? ; Research ; Reflecting on your writing: portfolios. -- Sharing and responding. Cover letter ; Summary of kinds of responses ; Procedures for giving and receiving responses ; Full explanations of kinds of responses -- with samples ; Final word: taking charge of the feedback process by choosing among these techniques ; Sample sssays. -- Appendix: Writing under pressure.
Subjects: English language; Report writing.;
© c2003., McGraw-Hill,
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Library mouse / by Kirk, Daniel.;
Sam, a shy but creative mouse who lives in a library, decides to write and illustrate his own stories which he places on the shelves with the other library books but when children find the tales, they all want to meet the author.
Subjects: Picture books for children.; Children's stories; Authorship; Libraries; Mice; Authorship; Libraries; Mice;
© 2007., Abrams Books for Young Readers,
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