The Art of Writing

The Art of Writing
Author: Peter Yang
Publsiher: TCK Publishing
Total Pages: 109
Release: 2019-12-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781631610950

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Rediscover the lost art of excellent writing—a valuable skill through the ages, and even more so in the twenty-first century. Since the invention of writing, the written word has fueled humanity’s astonishing progress. Thus, the ability to write effectively and beautifully has long been revered and rewarded. And yet in the digital age, people have begun to believe that this talent is somehow obsolete: that writing is something unworthy of study beyond the basic mechanics of vocabulary and syntax and grammar, that mediocre prose is acceptable in a world crying out for clear and precise communication. Peter Yang believes otherwise. The Art of Writing is Yang’s highly practical treatise on the four key principles of dazzling, effective writing—economy, transparency, variety, and harmony. Far from your garden-variety style guide, this book offers principles that apply to everyone, whether you’re writing an inauguration speech, a novel, or a letter home to Mom. Great writing is a skill, and this book gives you the tools to make your words shimmer on the page (or the screen). Packed with real-world insights and advice, The Art of Writing is your ultimate guide to transforming your writing and unleashing your inner artist.

Zen in the Art of Writing

Zen in the Art of Writing
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publsiher: RosettaBooks
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2017-05-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780795350511

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The celebrated author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles offers inspiration and insight on finding one’s muse and channeling it onto the page. Acclaimed writer of novels and short stories as well as screen- and stage plays, Ray Bradbury has established himself as one of the most legendary voices in science fiction and fantasy. In Zen in the Art of Writing, he shares how his unbridled passion for creating worlds made him a master of the craft. Part memoir, part philosophical guide, the essays in this book teach the joy of writing. Rather than focusing on the mechanics of putting words together, Bradbury’s zen is found in the celebration of storytelling that drove him to write every day. Bringing together eleven essays and a series of poems written with his own unique style and fervor, Zen in the Art of Writing is a must read for all prospective writers and Bradbury fans. “Bradbury lovers will find this a Bradbury feast.” —Kirkus Reviews


Author: Peter Schwenger
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-12-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781452961071

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The first critical study of writing without language In recent years, asemic writing—writing without language—has exploded in popularity, with anthologies, a large-scale art exhibition, and flourishing interest on sites like tumblr, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram. Yet this burgeoning, fascinating field has never received a dedicated critical study. Asemic fills that gap, proposing new ways of rethinking the nature of writing. Pioneered in the work of creators such as Henri Michaux, Roland Barthes, and Cy Twombly, asemic writing consolidated as a movement in the 1990s. Author Peter Schwenger first covers these “asemic ancestors” before moving to current practitioners such as Michael Jacobson, Rosaire Appel, and Christopher Skinner, exploring how asemic writing has evolved and gained importance in the contemporary era. Asemic includes intriguing revelations about the relation of asemic writing to Chinese characters, the possibility of asemic writing in nature, and explanations of how we can read without language. Written in a lively style, this book will engage scholars of contemporary art and literary theory, as well as anyone interested in what writing was and what it is now in the process of becoming.

Art Write

Art Write
Author: Vicki Krohn Amorose
Publsiher: Luminare Press
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2013-01
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1937303128

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Practical information for artists trying to sell their work. Formatted in a workbook style with fill exercises and examples.

The Art of Writing Fiction

The Art of Writing Fiction
Author: Andrew Cowan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-11-19
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781317861522

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The Art of Writing Fiction guides the reader through the processes of creative writing from journal-keeping to editing, offering techniques for stimulating creativity and making language vivid. Readers will master key aspects of fiction such as structure, character, voice and setting. Andrew Cowan provides an insightful introduction that brings his own well-crafted prose style to bear on the processes and pleasures of writing fiction, offering practical and personal advice culled from his own experience and that of other published writers. He lays open to the reader his own notes, his writing, and the experiences from his own life that he has drawn on in his fiction allowing the reader to develop their own writing project alongside the author as they go through the book.

The Art of Death

The Art of Death
Author: Edwidge Danticat
Publsiher: Graywolf Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-07-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781555979690

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A moving reflection on a subject that touches us all, by the bestselling author of Claire of the Sea Light Edwidge Danticat’s The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story is at once a personal account of her mother dying from cancer and a deeply considered reckoning with the ways that other writers have approached death in their own work. “Writing has been the primary way I have tried to make sense of my losses,” Danticat notes in her introduction. “I have been writing about death for as long as I have been writing.” The book moves outward from the shock of her mother’s diagnosis and sifts through Danticat’s writing life and personal history, all the while shifting fluidly from examples that range from Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude to Toni Morrison’s Sula. The narrative, which continually circles the many incarnations of death from individual to large-scale catastrophes, culminates in a beautiful, heartrending prayer in the voice of Danticat’s mother. A moving tribute and a work of astute criticism, The Art of Death is a book that will profoundly alter all who encounter it.

The Art of Slow Writing

The Art of Slow Writing
Author: Louise DeSalvo
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-10-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781466851986

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In a series of conversational observations and meditations on the writing process, The Art of Slow Writing examines the benefits of writing slowly. DeSalvo advises her readers to explore their creative process on deeper levels by getting to know themselves and their stories more fully over a longer period of time. She writes in the same supportive manner that encourages her students, using the slow writing process to help them explore the complexities of craft. The Art of Slow Writing is the antidote to self-help books that preach the idea of fast-writing, finishing a novel a year, and quick revisions. DeSalvo makes a case that more mature writing often develops over a longer period of time and offers tips and techniques to train the creative process in this new experience. DeSalvo describes the work habits of successful writers (among them, Nobel Prize laureates) so that readers can use the information provided to develop their identity as writers and transform their writing lives. It includes anecdotes from classic American and international writers such as John Steinbeck, Henry Miller, Virginia Woolf and D. H. Lawrence as well as contemporary authors such as Michael Chabon, Junot Diaz, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ian McEwan, and Salman Rushdie. DeSalvo skillfully and gently guides writers to not only start their work, but immerse themselves fully in the process and create texts they will treasure.


Author: Frank Laurence Lucas
Publsiher: Harriman House Limited
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2012
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780857191885

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"Style" is considered one of the greatest guides to writing well. Legendary among writers and critics, but lost for almost 40 years, "Style" is now back in a beautiful new edition, and remains as entertaining and informative as ever.

Persecution and the Art of Writing

Persecution and the Art of Writing
Author: Leo Strauss
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2013-05-10
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780226227887

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The essays collected in Persecution and the Art of Writing all deal with one problem—the relation between philosophy and politics. Here, Strauss sets forth the thesis that many philosophers, especially political philosophers, have reacted to the threat of persecution by disguising their most controversial and heterodox ideas.

Microstyle The Art of Writing Little

Microstyle  The Art of Writing Little
Author: Christopher Johnson
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-07-25
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 0393082334

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“A work of pop linguistics . . . [that] synthesizes . . . grammar, branding, cognitive science and Web theory . . . with intelligence and friendly wit.”—New York Times Welcome to the age of the incredible shrinking message. Your guide to this new landscape, Christopher Johnson reveals the once-secret knowledge of poets, copywriters, brand namers, political speechwriters, and other professional verbal miniaturists. Each chapter discusses one tool that helps short messages grab attention, communicate instantly, stick in the mind, and roll off the tongue. Piled high with examples from corporate slogans to movie titles to product names, Microstyle shows readers how to say the most with the least, while offering a lively romp through the historic transformation of mass media into the media of the personal.

The Art of Comic Book Writing

The Art of Comic Book Writing
Author: Mark Kneece
Publsiher: Watson-Guptill
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-09-08
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781607747512

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A practical guide for beginner and advanced comic book writers that outlines the steps needed to successfully craft a story for sequential art. With this latest book in the SCAD Creative Essentials series from the esteemed Savannah College of Art and Design, comics writer and instructor Mark Kneece gives aspiring comic book writers the essential tools they need to write scripts for sequential art with confidence and success. He provides a practical set of guidelines favored by many comic book publishers and uses a unique trial and error approach to show would-be scribes the potential pitfalls they might encounter when seeking a career in comics writing. Supported by examples of scripting from SCAD's students, faculty, and alumni,The Art of Comic Book Writing strips away the mysteries of this popular artform and provides real-world advice and easy-to-follow examples for those looking to write for the comics medium.


Author: Heather Darcy Bhandari,Jonathan Melber
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-03-24
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781416572381

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The definitive, must-have guide to pursuing an art career—the fully revised and updated edition of Art/Work, now in its fourteenth printing, shares the tools artists of all levels need to make it in this highly competitive field. Originally published in 2009, Art/Work was the first practical guide to address how artists can navigate the crucial business and legal aspects of a fine art career. But the rules have changed since then, due to the proliferation of social media, increasing sophistication of online platforms, and ever more affordable digital technology. Artists have never had to work so hard to distinguish themselves—including by making savvy decisions and forging their own paths. Now Heather Bhandari, with over fifteen years of experience as a director of the popular Chelsea gallery Mixed Greens, and Jonathan Melber, a former arts/entertainment lawyer and director of an art e-commerce startup, advise a new generation of artists on how to make it in the art world. In this revised and updated edition, Bhandari and Melber show artists how to tackle a host of new challenges. How do you diversify income streams to sustain a healthy art practice? How can you find an alternative to the gallery system? How do you review a license agreement? What are digital marketing best practices? Also included are new quotes from over thirty arts professionals, updated commission legal templates, organizational tips, tax information, and advice for artists who don’t make objects. An important resource for gallerists, dealers, art consultants, artist-oriented organizations, and artists alike, Art/Work is the resource that all creative entrepreneurs in the art world turn to for advice.

Essays in the Art of Writing

Essays in the Art of Writing
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 161
Release: 1912
Genre: English literature
ISBN: UIUC:30112074903078

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The Grove Book of Art Writing

The Grove Book of Art Writing
Author: Martin Gayford,Karen Wright
Publsiher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2000
Genre: Art
ISBN: 0802137202

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A single-volume anthology of acclaimed writings on the world of fine arts ranges from ancient times to the present day as it includes essays by Adolf Hitler on the degeneracy of modernism, Vasari and Freud on why the Mona Lisa smiles, and other works by art historians, critics, artists, and other notable authors. Original.

Philosophy and the Art of Writing

Philosophy and the Art of Writing
Author: Richard (Florida Atlantic University Shusterman, USA),Taylor & Francis Group
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2022-04-05
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 036735490X

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