A Writer's Coach

A Writer's Coach

An Editor's Guide to Words That Work

Book - 2006
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A practical, innovative step-by-step approach to the writing process from one of the most acclaimed writing coaches in the country InA Writer's Coach, Jack Hart--a managing editor atThe Oregonian--shares the wisdom with which he has coached reporters to Pulitzer Prize--winning success. He gives invaluable advice on gathering ideas, writing theme statements and outlines, and using the "ladder of abstraction" to add variety and texture to writing. He provides a lexicon of lead sentences. He shares his ideas for composing and sustaining powerful writing, and for ensuring that what you write will be accessible to your audience. Discussing the ways writers can trip themselves up--procrastination, writer's block, and excessive polishing, to name just a few--Hart demonstrates how to overcome each obstacle. Excerpts from writers such as Ernest Hemingway and Joan Didion, and from articles gathered from magazines and newspapers, provide inspiration and instructive examples of both inadequate and exemplary writing. Like a personal, portable writing coach,A Writer's Coachwill be a boon to writers, editors, teachers, and students.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2006.
ISBN: 9780375423277
Characteristics: xi, 283 p. ;,25 cm.


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Jan 27, 2017

Though mostly related to journalistic reporting, this book nevertheless contains useful information that can be brought to bear on all kinds of writing.

kid_bean Apr 04, 2011

This book presents a lot of useful information, but most material is specific to journalism, and most chapters are dedicated to polishing an existing draft. Only one chapter deals with the writing process.

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