Haven's breakthrough approach to creative writing begins with an improbable technique that does not involve writing. Coaching students to "start with storytelling," the author and storyteller shares a vital but often forgotten step of the creative process. His practical and detailed guide provides directions for 38 writing exercises that help students create powerful and dynamic fiction. All the steps - from finding inspiration and creating believable characters to making the final edit - are covered. Activities, coded for grades from primary through high school, can easily be adapted to other levels.
Author: Jan Venolia
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: 2011-02-09
The newest edition of Jan Venolia’s best-selling guide, Write Right! is an essential resource for writers with 500,000+ copies sold since publication. In this age of electronic correspondence and self-produced documents, we need a useful and reliable writing guide more than ever. Write Right! covers the essentials of good writing in a concise and easy-to-follow format. The new edition of this classic handbook takes you through the entire writing process, from understanding the parts of speech to constructing a correct sentence to fine-tuning the mechanics. And with clever drawings and amusing quotations to illustrate its points, Write Right! shows that language can be fun as well as an effective communication tool. Whether it's used to find a quick answer to a nagging question or to develop stronger writing skills, this handy reference is the ideal resource for writers of all levels. Includes a resource section with a list of helpful websites and a glossary to quickly define difficult terms. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Pat Grayson
Publisher: Molten Mango Pty Ltd
Release Date: 2010-11
Genre: Business & Economics
Become the writer you have always wanted to be! Pat is a writer, a writing coach and a publisher. As you read 'How to Write - Right!' you will see that is also a teacher - and so, your book and writing skill are waiting for you at the end of the book.
Author: Frank Gerace
Publisher: LeerEsPoder Books/Libros
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Writing for advanced ESL (English as Second Language) learners. An exploration of the Grammar, Spelling, Usage, and Method that will give them information, skills, and confidence. The book contains extensive cross referencing among related topics. Most of the chapters have exercises and answers. You know some English. The next two steps are: 1. to write right, and 2. to speak right! Poor writing is not only an embarrassment for you; it can affect the view other people have of your intelligence and competence. You may be better than the next person, but your poor writing will always hold you back. If you are using English as an adult, sooner or later you will have to write English. I know it is difficult to have the confidence to phrase a written sentence. You are afraid of your choice of words, of your grammar, of your spelling. But you must learn that the worst writing IS THE WRITING THAT YOU DON'T DO! Before getting to a practical method of starting to write, the author reviews basic grammar and spelling, followed by a look at style and usage. This book will give the adult learner of English the confidence to write in English. The book is loaded with exercises and answers. It is also a reference book with useful lists of roots, suffixes and prefixes, common spelling errors, irregular verbs, basic vocabulary, common idioms, etc. After the review of grammar the book achieves its final objective of inspiring the learner to write by presenting a simple method of organizing the content and process of composition. All the content of the book is cross referenced with related topics and there is a complete index. These aids make it easy for you to find the information that you need.
Author: John Peck
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date: 2012-07-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Shows students how to make their writing effective and grammatically correct. Organised into mini units and easy to read, it deals with everyday tasks and problems. This second edition adds further guidance on common questions raised by students, for example 'When does one use italics and/or underlining?'
Author: John Peck
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Release Date: 2005-08-04
Feedback from users of the Student's Guide to Writing suggested that some students find it hard to make time to read a book from cover to cover, and need a quick, problem-solving approach to improving their writing. This is what is offered in Peck and Coyle's new book Write it Right. Write it Right offers advice in short 'modules' which target particular tasks (such as applications or essays) or common problems (like punctuation). It will be ideal for students who are short of time, but nevertheless want to improve their writing.