Writing about Nature

Writing about Nature

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Originally published by the Sierra Club in 1995, this handbook has already helped thousands of aspiring writers, scholars, and students share their experiences with nature and the outdoors. Using exercises and examples, John Murray covers genres, techniques, and publication issues. He uses examples from such masters as Barry Lopez, Annie Dillard, Larry McMurtry, Edward Abbey, Ernest Hemingway, and Henry David Thoreau. Also included are recommended readings, a directory of creative writing programs, professional organizations for writers, and a directory of environmental organizations. This revised edition includes a new chapter on nature writing and environmental activism. qNature is our grandest and oldest home, older than language, grander than consciousness. John Murray knows that in his bones, and he shares his knowledge generously with anyone who opens this book. Whether you write about the earth for publication or only for deepening your perceptions, you will find keen-eyed guidance here.q--Scott Russell Sanders, author ofStaying PutFor example, if you were to choose aquot;Wild Applesaquot; as a model, and you lived in Montana, you could write an essay entitled ... Thoreau divided his essay aquot;Wild Applesaquot; into the following components: aquot;The History of the Apple Tree, aquot; aquot;The Wild anbsp;...

Title:Writing about Nature
Author:John A. Murray
Publisher:UNM Press - 2003


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