Writing Without a Parachute

Author: Barbara Turner-Vesselago
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784504432
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Writing Without a Parachute: The Art of Freefall shows both beginning and experienced writers how to get the thinking mind to step aside, so that writing becomes truly creative - a vulnerable and open-hearted engagement with the moment. Here for the first time, writing teacher Barbara Turner-Vesselago shares in print the method by which, for almost 30 years, she has helped hundreds of writers to publish fiction, memoir, non-fiction and poetry worldwide. By means of five simple precepts, she leads the writer step by step into real trust in writing through the art of Freefall: invoking the courage to fall without a parachute into the words as they come. This book can be used for inspiration, as a reference, or as a sustained, twelve-month course in writing. It will help all writers to connect with their deepest intention in writing, and to write with greater authority and grace.

First Person Action Research

Author: Judi Marshall
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473984815
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In First Person Action Research Judi Marshall invites her reader to join her in the rich world of first person inquiry: a reflexive approach to life and to one’s own participation in research and learning. Written as a collage of interrelated chapters, fragments and voices, this is an important meditation on the nature of inquiring action. Judi Marshall’s book provides an accessible introduction to self-reflective practice; exploring its principles and practices and illustrating with reflective accounts of inquiry from the author’s professional and personal life. The book also considers action for change in relation to issues of ecological sustainability and corporate responsibility. Writing is reviewed as a process of inquiry, and as a way to present action research experiences. Connections are made with the work of the literary authors Nathalie Sarraute and Kazuo Ishiguro to expand the scope of typical academic writing practices. First Person Action Research is an important and practical resource for students, teachers and practitioners of action research alike. It is a thoughtful and sensitive account of an emerging field in Research Methods.

Freefall into Fiction

Author: Barbara Turner-Vesselago
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784504424
Format: PDF
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Barbara Turner-Vesselago's first book, Writing Without a Parachute, showed writers how to fall in love with writing. This new book builds on this experience and encourages writers to pursue their work with intention and without inhibition. Freefall into Fiction: Finding Form is designed to help writers, step-by-step, to create publishable short stories, novels and memoirs by finding their own unique balance between the exploration offered by Freefall Writing and the requirements of each particular genre. This book penetrates deep inside the writing process where that balancing act takes place.

Unblock Writer s Block

Author: Paul Lima
Publisher: Paul Lima
ISBN: 0987871196
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If you have writer’s block, or are having difficulty writing, then this book should help you beat back whatever is blocking you, get you writing and keep you writing. The exercises in this book--there are over 70 of them--will help you move beyond your block, and write, write, write. If you feel as if you are stuck in a prisoner’s block, then consider this book a set of tools baked in a cake and delivered to your cell. They will help you break out of the block, so you will be free to write again. If you use the tools in this book and put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, letters will appear. And some of those letters will form words. And some of those words will form sentences. And some of those sentences will form paragraphs. And so on and so on... And here you thought you were blocked! So get ready to buckle down and write!

The Sports Writing Handbook

Author: Thomas Fensch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136689869
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Completely revised and updated in a second edition, this volume represents the only book ever written that analyzes sports writing and presents it as "exceptional" writing. Other books discuss sports writers as "beat reporters" in one area of journalism, whereas this book shows aspiring sports writers a myriad of techniques to make their writing stand out. It takes the reader through the entire process of sports writing: observation, interviewing techniques, and various structures of articles; types of "leads;" transitions within an article; types of endings; use of statistics; do's and don'ts of sports writing; and many other style and technique points. This text provides over 100 examples of leads drawn from newspapers and magazines throughout the country, and also offers up-to-date examples of sports jargon from virtually every major and minor sport played in the U.S.

Freefall

Author: Wendy A. Lewis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781554700134
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Aspiring-writer Airin thrills in her new friendship and budding romance with skydiver Truman, yet as their bond begins to develop, secrets emerge and ghosts from past relationships make it difficult for Airin to move ahead.

I Hate the Dallas Cowboys

Author: Thomas R. Pryor
Publisher: YBK Publishers
ISBN: 9781936411351
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In the author's 1960s working class neighborhood on New York's Upper East Side, Devil Dogs were a nickel, hydrants were often open, and the street game called Ringalario let boys put their arms around girls for the first time. Nuns slugged you for humming baseball beer jingles in class. Junkies scrambled up fire escapes with stolen TVs. And, like other fathers, Tommy's took him to saloons all day, and no one thought it strange. In this funny and bittersweet portrait of his first 18 years, Tommy relives his adventures and misadventures-the day Yogi Berra stepped on his toe, the mystery behind Dad's vanished pants, and the airborne manhole cover that crushed Pete Palermo's cherished Patrician Green Thunderbird. With ample photographs, the author revisits a world that echoes TV's "The Wonder Years"-just add taverns, subways and Checker cabs. Thomas R. Pryor is a writer, storyteller, and photographer living in New York City. His work can be found on his blog: "Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts." "Thomas R. Pryor has written a sweet, funny, loving memoir of growing up old-school in a colorful New York neighborhood. A story of sports, family, and boyhood, you'll be able to all but taste, smell, and feel this vanished world." Kevin Baker, author of the novels "Dreamland," "Paradise Alley," and "Strivers Row," as well as other works of fiction and nonfiction "Tommy Pryor's New York City boyhood was nothing like mine, a few miles and a borough away, and yet in its heart, tenderness, and tough teachable moments around Dad and ball, it was the mid-century coming of age of all of us. A rousing read." Robert Lipsyte, former city and sports columnist, "The New York Times" "Pryor could take a felt hat and make it funny." Barbara Turner-Vesselago, author of "Writing Without A Parachute: The Art of Freefall" "Pryor burrows into the terrain of his childhood with a longing and obsessiveness so powerful it feels like you are reading a memoir about his first great love." Thomas Beller, author of "J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist"

World Authors 1970 1975

Author: John Wakeman
Publisher: H. W. Wilson
ISBN:
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Offers biographical sketches of more than three hundred writers who have recently come to prominence, and brief commentary on their works