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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Murray cautions us: ôStudents, first of all, must learn a positive attitude toward revision. The process of revision, for most students, has not been concerned with finding meaning, but it has focused ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

This is a classic for writers and writing teachers. Donald Murray's work may seem somewhat trite now, as many of his main ideas have been incorporated into standard teaching practice. But, in reading ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER I
1
How Do I Create a Discovery Draft?
9
Notes on Writing the Personal Essay
17
Copyright

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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 seacoastonline.com featuring Don Murray

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