The Craft of Revision

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Harcourt College Publishers, 2001 - Editing - 267 pages
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Pulitzer Prize winning author Donald M. Murray takes a lively and inspiring approach to writing and revision that does not condescend but invites the student into the writerAEs studio. This revision guide covers the entire writing process and is inexpensive enough to supplement any writing course."

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Exceptional, for sure. Essential, I dare say. This book has profoundly improved my technique of writing poems -- revision being 99% of writing -- even though poetry is only one of many forms treated ... Read full review

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A truly autonomous approach to writing. This book is great for people who struggle to understand the process of developing a well written piece of work. Murray uses the scientific method of trial and error to conquer any writing task with just a few guidelines to follow in the process. Read full review


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About the author (2001)

For nearly 60 years Donald Murray was a tireless explorer, chronicler, and advocate of writers, writing, and the teaching of writing. "We are coaches, encouragers, developers, creators of environments in which our students can experience the writing process for themselves," he wrote in 1972. Through the years and over numerous books, academic articles, newspaper columns, classroom handouts, writing conferences, and warm collegial conversations, thousands of students, writers, and teachers benefited from Don's work. Millions more continue to benefit by the wide circle of his influence over the fields of writing, writing instruction, journalism. Some of Don's most important insights about writing and teaching writing are collected in the Heinemann's The Essential Don Murray (edited by Thomas Newkirk and Lisa Miller). A Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, Don was a columnist for The Boston Globe and Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire. He was also a writing coach for several national newspapers, wrote poetry for many journals, including Poetry, and authored several books on the craft of writing and teaching writing, including Learning by Teaching, Expecting the Unexpected, Shoptalk, and Crafting a Life in Essay, Story, Poem, and Writing to Deadline. Read article on featuring Don Murray

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