The Art of Writing

The Art of Writing
Author: Peter Yang
Publsiher: TCK Publishing
Total Pages: 109
Release: 2019-12-01
ISBN 10: 1631610953
ISBN 13: 9781631610950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Writing Book Review:

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.

Art Write

Art Write
Author: Vicki Krohn Amorose
Publsiher: Luminare Press
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2013-01
ISBN 10: 9781937303129
ISBN 13: 1937303128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art Write Book Review:

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

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
ISBN 10: 022622788X
ISBN 13: 9780226227887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Persecution and the Art of Writing Book Review:

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.

The Art of Writing

The Art of Writing
Author: Qingzhi Wei
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 94
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106013175143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Writing Book Review:

Four essays provide spiritual and practical insight into the process of writing

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
ISBN 10: 1607747510
ISBN 13: 9781607747512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Comic Book Writing Book Review:

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.

The Art and Architecture of Academic Writing

The Art and Architecture of Academic Writing
Author: Patricia Prinz,Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2021-08-15
ISBN 10: 902726077X
ISBN 13: 9789027260772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art and Architecture of Academic Writing Book Review:

This book is a bridge to confident academic writing for advanced non-native English users. It emphasizes depth over breadth through mastery of core writing competencies and strategies which apply to most academic disciplines and genres. Tailored to students in EMI programs, the content was piloted and revised during a longitudinal writing study. The innovative approach prepares students to write for the academic community through the dual lenses of Art (developing a writer’s voice through choices in language, style, and topics) and Architecture (mastering norms of academic language, genre, and organization.) The user-friendly text maximizes time for writing practice and production by avoiding lengthy readings. Part 1 builds skills and confidence in writing by focusing on assignments that do not require research. Part 2 applies newly mastered principles, skills, and strategies to research-based writing. Students learn to incorporate thesis, research, and evidence into a process for academic writing by following the AWARE framework (Arranging to write, Writing, Assessing, Revising, and Editing.)


Author: Peter Schwenger
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-12-31
ISBN 10: 1452961077
ISBN 13: 9781452961071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asemic Book Review:

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.

The Art of Death

The Art of Death
Author: Edwidge Danticat
Publsiher: Graywolf Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-07-11
ISBN 10: 1555979696
ISBN 13: 9781555979690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Death Book Review:

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.

Zen in the Art of Writing

Zen in the Art of Writing
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publsiher: RosettaBooks
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 0795350511
ISBN 13: 9780795350511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zen in the Art of Writing Book Review:

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

The Haunted Computer and the Android Pope

The Haunted Computer and the Android Pope
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publsiher: Diversion Books
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2017-08-27
ISBN 10: 1635762189
ISBN 13: 9781635762181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Haunted Computer and the Android Pope Book Review:

“Let us now praise Ray Bradbury, the uncrowned poet laureate of science fiction.” —The Times One of the most well-known figures in modern fantasy and science fiction, often credited for heralding the genre into the mainstream, Ray Bradbury delights readers time and time again with writing that pushes the boundaries of reality. In this outstanding collection, Bradbury delivers poem after poem full of hope, fear, philosophy and faith. As in his work of speculative fiction, Bradbury’s unique perspective on humanity graces every page. From technology to Ty Cobb, strawberry shortcake and death, this selection delivers some of Bradbury’s best. Some of his most beloved poetry, including "They Have Not Seen the Stars," "This Attic Where the Meadow Greens," "There Are No Ghosts in Catholic Spain," "Farewell Summer," "Once the Years Were Numerous and the Funerals Few," "Doing Is Being, "We Are The Reliquaries of Lost Time," are featured. Humorous, thoughtful, and every bit as out of this world as readers have come to expect from the legend, this is a must-have for collectors and new readers alike.


Author: Frank Laurence Lucas
Publsiher: Harriman House Limited
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0857191888
ISBN 13: 9780857191885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Style Book Review:

"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.

Autotheory as Feminist Practice in Art Writing and Criticism

Autotheory as Feminist Practice in Art  Writing  and Criticism
Author: Lauren Fournier
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN 10: 0262362589
ISBN 13: 9780262362580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autotheory as Feminist Practice in Art Writing and Criticism Book Review:

Autotheory--the commingling of theory and philosophy with autobiography--as a mode of critical artistic practice indebted to feminist writing and activism. In the 2010s, the term "autotheory" began to trend in literary spheres, where it was used to describe books in which memoir and autobiography fused with theory and philosophy. In this book, Lauren Fournier extends the meaning of the term, applying it to other disciplines and practices. Fournier provides a long-awaited account of autotheory, situating it as a mode of contemporary, post-1960s artistic practice that is indebted to feminist writing, art, and activism. Investigating a series of works by writers and artists including Chris Kraus and Adrian Piper, she considers the politics, aesthetics, and ethics of autotheory.

How to Write About Contemporary Art

How to Write About Contemporary Art
Author: Gilda Williams
Publsiher: Thames & Hudson
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-10-14
ISBN 10: 0500772177
ISBN 13: 9780500772171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Write About Contemporary Art Book Review:

An essential handbook for students and professionals on writing eloquently, accurately, and originally about contemporary art How to Write About Contemporary Art is the definitive guide to writing engagingly about the art of our time. Invaluable for students, arts professionals and other aspiring writers, the book first navigates readers through the key elements of style and content, from the aims and structure of a piece to its tone and language. Brimming with practical tips that range across the complete spectrum of art-writing, the second part of the book is organized around its specific forms, including academic essays; press releases and news articles; texts for auction and exhibition catalogues, gallery guides and wall labels; op-ed journalism and exhibition reviews; and writing for websites and blogs. In counseling the reader against common pitfalls—such as jargon and poor structure—Gilda Williams points instead to the power of close looking and research, showing how to deploy language effectively; how to develop new ideas; and how to construct compelling texts. More than 30 illustrations throughout support closely analysed case studies of the best writing, in Source Texts by 64 authors, including Claire Bishop, Thomas Crow, T.J. Demos, Okwui Enwezor, Dave Hickey, John Kelsey, Chris Kraus, Rosalind Krauss, Stuart Morgan, Hito Steyerl, and Adam Szymczyk. Supplemented by a general bibliography, advice on the use and misuse of grammar, and tips on how to construct your own contemporary art library, How to Write About Contemporary Art is the essential handbook for all those interested in communicating about the art of today.

The Art of Writing Fiction

The Art of Writing Fiction
Author: Andrew Cowan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-11-19
ISBN 10: 1317861523
ISBN 13: 9781317861522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Writing Fiction Book Review:

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 Slow Writing

The Art of Slow Writing
Author: Louise DeSalvo
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN 10: 1466851988
ISBN 13: 9781466851986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Slow Writing Book Review:

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.

C S Lewis and the Art of Writing

C  S  Lewis and the Art of Writing
Author: Corey Latta
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2016-11-02
ISBN 10: 1498225357
ISBN 13: 9781498225359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

C S Lewis and the Art of Writing Book Review:

C. S. Lewis and the Art of Writing is written for readers interested in C. S. Lewis, the writing life, and in becoming better writers. Lewis stands as one of the most prolific and influential writers in modern history. His life in letters offers writers invaluable encouragement and instruction in the writing craft. In Lewis, writers don't just learn how to write, they also learn something about how to live. This volume explores Lewis's life in, as well as his practice of, writing. From his avid reading life, to his adolescent dreams to be a great poet, through his creative failures, to his brilliant successes, to his constant encouragement of other writers, C. S. Lewis and the Art of Writing celebrates one of the twentieth-century's greatest authors.

The Art of Writing Music

The Art of Writing Music
Author: John Cacavas
Publsiher: Alfred Music
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9781457438967
ISBN 13: 1457438968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Writing Music Book Review:

John Cacavas has written an extensive book on the techniques of composing, orchestrating and arranging. Includes chapters on each section of the band and orchestra, voicing techniques as well as special chapters on concert band writing, choral writing, electronic applications and writing for film and television.

Arts Based Research Methods in Writing Studies

Arts Based Research Methods in Writing Studies
Author: Kate Hanzalik
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN 10: 1000352455
ISBN 13: 9781000352450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arts Based Research Methods in Writing Studies Book Review:

As the arts become an increasingly popular pedagogical tool in writing studies, Arts-Based Research Methods in Writing Studies offers scholars and educators in the field ways to leverage the arts for their own scholarship through the practice of arts-based research (ABR). Tailored to the needs of writing studies scholars, this concise guide presents ways of exploring and addressing unresolved research questions from the past as well as new, pressing questions that are emerging in light of increasingly fraught and complicated current contexts. It explores motives and methods for taking up ABR, sheds light on the processes of representing research and the ethical imperative of methodological disclosure, and looks critically at the complexities of fully realizing ABR in writing studies while offering some pedagogical applications. Connecting theory to practice, this book also performs ABR through a co-created mixed-media text about the everyday and extraordinary stories woven into the fabric of new American artists’ composing processes. Arts-Based Research Methods in Writing Studies lends itself to insight that is at once personal for writing studies researchers, useful for research communities, and a catalyst for social change beyond institutional walls; as such, it will be an important resource for scholars, educators, and graduate students in writing studies and those interested in multimodal, multilingual, and translingual learning; equitable pedagogies and administrative practices; online writing instruction; transnational literacies; research methods; community-based research; and disability studies in composition.

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
ISBN 10: 9780393082333
ISBN 13: 0393082334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microstyle The Art of Writing Little Book Review:

“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.

Creative Journal Writing

Creative Journal Writing
Author: Stephanie Dowrick
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-02-05
ISBN 10: 1440659419
ISBN 13: 9781440659416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Journal Writing Book Review:

Winner of the COVR Award for Book of the Year (2007) From the #1 creativity publisher in the country comes our latest creativity bestseller—Creative Journal Writing—the ultimate book for those who are looking to use this powerful tool to heal, expand, and transform their lives. In this exceptionally positive and encouraging book, Stephanie Dowrick frees the journal writer she believes is in virtually everyone, showing through stories and examples that a genuine sense of possibility can be revived on every page. Creative journal writing goes way beyond just recording events on paper. It can be the companion that supports but doesn?t judge, a place of unparalleled discovery, and a creative playground where the everyday rules no longer count. Proven benefits of journal writing include reduced stress and anxiety, increased self-awareness, sharpened mental skills, genuine psychological insight, creative inspiration and motivation, strengthened ability to cope during difficult times, and overall physical and emotional well-being. Combining a rich choice of ideas with wonderful stories, quotes, and her refreshingly intimate thoughts gained through a lifetime of writing, Dowrick?s insights and confidence make journal writing irresistible?and your own life more enchanting. Included in Creative Journal Writing are: u stories of how people have used journal writing to transform their lives; · inspirational instructions, guidelines, and quotes; · key principles, practical suggestions, and helpful hints; · 125 starter topics, designed to help even the most reluctant journal writer; · more than forty powerful exercises; · and much more!