9780838407158

The Craft of Revision

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  • ISBN13:

    9780838407158

  • ISBN10:

    0838407153

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/6/2003
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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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 students into the writer's studio.

Author Biography

Donald M. Murray is a Pulitzer Prize Winning Writer who publishes novels, poetry, a newspaper column, and textbooks on writing and teaching writing. Murray is a Professor Emeritus of English at the University of New Hampshire where he inaugurated a journalism program, helped establish a graduate program in Composition Studies, and served as director of Freshman English and English Department chairperson. He twice won awards for his teaching and was awarded honorary doctoral degrees by the University of New Hampshire in 1990, Fitchburg State College in 1992, and New Hampshire College in 1997. As a journalist, Murray won a number of awards including the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in the Boston Herald in 1954. He was an editor of Time and has served as writing coach for several newspapers, including the Boston Globe and the Providence Journal. In 1991 Boston magazine and in 1996 Improper Bostonian magazine selected him best columnist in Boston. In 1997 the University of New Hampshire opened the Donald M. Murray Journalism Library. He received recognition for Lifetime Achievement during the New Hampshire Literary Awards in 2001. In 2003 Writing on the Edge established the Donald M. Murray Prize. This award is given to the author of the best work of creative nonfiction on the subject of writing published the previous year.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition
1. REWRITE BEFORE WRITING
2. HOW TO GET THE WRITING DONE: TRICKS OF THE WRITER’S TRADE
3. READING FOR REVISION
4. REWRITE TO FOCUS
5. REWRITE WITH GENRE
6. REWRITE WITH STRUCTURE
7. REWRITE WITH DOCUMENTATION
8. REWRITE TO DEVELOP
10. REWRITE BY EAR
11. REWRITE WITH CLARITY
12. THE CRAFT OF LETTING GO
Index

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