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The Craft of Revision

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780155069558

ISBN10:
0155069551
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/13/2000
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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This is the 4th edition with a publication date of 7/13/2000.
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  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.

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Summary

Pulitzer Prize winning author Donald M. Murray takes a lively and inspiring approach to writing and revision that does not condescend but invites the student into the writer's studio. This revision guide covers the entire writing process and is inexpensive enough to supplement any writing course.

Author Biography

Donald M. Murray is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of New Hampshire

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Write to Rewrite
1(31)
Why Do We Fear Rewriting?
2(1)
Write to Rewrite
3(1)
How Do I Find Something to Write About?
4(5)
How Do I Create a Discovery Draft?
9(5)
How Do I Make an Instructor's Idea My Own?
14(3)
Notes on Writing the Personal Essay
17(4)
How to Get the Writing Done: Tricks of the Writer's Trade
21(5)
Interview with a Published Writer
26(6)
Elizabeth Cooke
Rewrite to Collect
32(32)
Diagnosis: Too Little Information
34(4)
The Importance of Information
38(1)
The Qualities of Effective Information
39(6)
The Basic Forms of Information
45(1)
Where Do You Find Information?
46(8)
Writing with Information
54(3)
Interview with a Student
57(7)
Jennifer Erin Bradley-Swift
Rewrite with Voice
64(21)
What Is Voice?
65(1)
Hearing Your Own Voice
66(3)
Diagnosis: No Voice
69(1)
Hearing the Writer's Voice
70(4)
Hearing Your Voice
74(6)
Case History of a Professional Writer
80(5)
Rewrite to Focus
85(18)
Diagnosis: No Focus
86(3)
Say One Thing
89(5)
Frame Your Meaning
94(2)
Set the Distance
96(2)
The Importance of Focus
98(1)
Interview with a Published Writer
98(5)
Christopher Scanlan
Rewrite for Form
103(37)
Form Is Meaning
105(5)
Diagnosis: Ineffective Form
110(1)
Form Communicates Meaning
111(1)
Discovering the Form of the Draft
112(4)
Design Your Own Form
116(3)
Case History of a Student Writer
119(21)
Maureen Healy
Rewrite for Order
140(14)
Diagnosis: Disorder
141(3)
Answer the Reader's Questions
144(2)
Outline after Writing
146(2)
Interview with a Student Writer
148(6)
Kathryn S. Evans
Rewrite to Develop
154(31)
Diagnosis: Superficial
155(1)
Techniques of Development
156(4)
Rewriting Starts with Rereading
160(2)
Read What Isn't Written
162(6)
Rewrite within the Draft
168(1)
Emphasize the Significant
169(2)
Pace and Proportion
171(2)
A Professional Case History
173(6)
Interview with a Student Writer
179(6)
Karen R. Emmerich
Rewrite to Edit
185(33)
Twenty Ways to Unfinal a Draft
186(2)
The Attitude of the Editing Writer
188(2)
Interview Your Draft
190(4)
Solutions to Common Editing Problems
194(6)
The Craft of Editing
200(1)
A Student Case History
201(17)
Roger LePage Jr.
Reading Your Reader
218(12)
Why We Need Readers
219(2)
The Danger of Readers
221(2)
Reading the Writer in Process
223(1)
Reading Writing in Process
223(7)
Rewrite at Work
230(26)
Tips for Completing Common Workplace Writing Tasks
232(15)
Interview with a Published Writer
247(9)
Dana Andrew Jennings
The Craft of Letting Go
256(7)
Why Writers Don't Let Go
257(2)
How to Let Go
259(1)
When You Let Go
260(3)
Index 263


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