aDo you like my story?a aDid I write my personal essay right?a aWhat do you think of my poem?a aWhy is my work being rejected?a If youare asking these questions and not getting helpful, constructive answers, try asking the only question that Glenda Baker and the editors of New England Writersa Network ask: does it work? Because It Works! is a compilation of over 40 articles and exercises on the elements of writing fiction, personal essays, and poetry. Originally published in NEWN magazine, these articles are designed to help you determine if your writing worksaand if it doesnat, how you can make it work. Because it Works! shows you: 8 ways to characterize When not to use description Point of viewasimplified! What to show; what to tell The 10 dialogue commandments How and where to begin How to prop up the sagging middle The 8 awful endings Youall also learn how to critique and be critiqued, the writing process will be demystified, and youall understand that writeras block is not a writing problem! www.newnmag.net aIave just read your article on point of view. WOW. Clear, concise, to the point, and in no way confusing . . . this is the best and easiest explanation Iave seen.a aArline Chase, author and instructor for Writeras Digest School.fiction writing techniques such as dialogue and sensory detail to dramatically relate the anecdote. ... Herea#39;s an example ofthe personal essay structure: I wrote an essay titled aThe Truth About Santa Clausa in which I described exactlywhat ... Personal essays are not simply anecdotesathe narration of an incident with noreflection or conclusion containing a lesson learned or new awareness gained .
|Title||:||Because It Works!|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2008-04-17|