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Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Writing Strategies. My typification of composing strategies is based on an extensive review of the published self- reports of writers.

Writing Strategies

For obvious reasons, such reports tend to be mainly those of ‘literary' writers: novelists, poets, playwrights, essayists and biographers, although I have also assembled a collection of the rather more scattered accounts of academic writers. I have also surveyed 107 academic writers, 86% of whom reported frequent use of one or more of the strategies derived from these sources (Chandler 1992 & 1993). Architectural strategy The metaphor of the writer as 'architect' is prominent in Neo-Classical literary theory, emphasizing, of course, conscious planning and design (Abrams 1953, pp. 166-7, 201).

Academic writers in my study who used this very common plan-write-edit strategy reported that they consciously chose their writing strategies. Bricklaying strategy I encountered examples of the metaphor of bricklaying in my review of writers' accounts of their composing styles. Main Page - Wikibooks. A Candid Look at Books and the Book Industry. Like many editorial consultants, I’ve been concerned about the amount of time I’ve been spending on easy fixes that the author shouldn’t have to pay for.

A Candid Look at Books and the Book Industry

Sometimes the question of where to put a comma, how to use a verb or why not to repeat a word can be important, even strategic. But most of the time the author either missed that day’s grammar lesson in elementary school or is too close to the manuscript to make corrections before I see it. So the following is a list I’ll be referring to people *before* they submit anything in writing to anybody (me, agent, publisher, your mom, your boss). From email messages and front-page news in the New York Times to published books and magazine articles, the 10 ouchies listed here crop up everywhere. They’re so pernicious that even respected Internet columnists are not immune. REPEATS Just about every writer unconsciously leans on a “crutch” word. Publishers Marketplace. Writerisms and other Sins: A Writer's Shortcut to Stronger.

To celebrate Sir Terry Pratchett as The London Book Fair’s (LBF) Author of the Day on Tuesday 8 April, the International Authors Forum, in association with LBF, has designated Tuesday 8 April International Sir Terry Pratchett Day, to mark his phenomenal international publishing success.

Writerisms and other Sins: A Writer's Shortcut to Stronger

To launch the day, authors from around the world will be asked to vote for their favourite character from one of his books choosing from a list of Sir Terry’s Official Top 10 Favourites. Bog House Miscellany 1. Heritage Book Shop: Rare Books & First Editions. Welcome to the William Blake Archive. Anne Sexton. "All my pretty ones?

Anne Sexton

Did you say all? O hell-kite! All? What! All my pretty chickens and their dam At one fell swoop?... Another quote at the opening of this second Sexton volume (1962), read: ...the books we need are the kind that act upon us like a misfortune, that make us suffer like the death of someone we love more than ourselves, that make us feel as though we were on the verge of suicide, or lost in a forest remote from all human habitation - a book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us. - from a letter of Franz Kafka to Oskar Pollak CLICK on any IMAGE or use arrows BELOW menu | contact | ari CV.