Writing Alone and with Others

ISBN-10: 019516573X

ISBN-13: 9780195165739

Edition: 2003

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Description: For more than a quarter of a century, Pat Schneider has helped writers find and liberate their true voices. She has taught all kinds--the award winning, the struggling, and those who have been silenced by poverty and hardship. Her innovative methods have worked in classrooms from elementary to graduate level, in jail cells and public housing projects, in convents and seminaries, in youth at-risk programs, and with groups of the terminally ill. Now, in Writing Alone and with Others, Schneider's acclaimed methods are available in a single, well-organized, and highly readable volume. The first part of the book guides the reader through the perils of the solitary writing life: fear, writer's block, and the bad habits of the internal critic. In the second section, Schneider describes the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method, widely used across the U.S. and abroad. Chapters on fiction and poetry address matters oftechnique and point to further resources, while more than a hundred writing exercises offer specific ways to jumpstart the blocked and stretch the rut-stuck. Schneider's innovative teaching method will refresh the experienced writer and encourage the beginner. Her book is the essential owner's manual for the writer'svoice.

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/28/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
How to Use This Book
Introduction: A Writer Is Someone Who Writes
The Writer Alone
Feeling and Facing Fear
Getting Started (Again)
Toward a Disciplined Writing Life
Writing Practice: The Journal
Writing Practice: Developing Craft
Voice
Growing as a Writer
The Form Your Writing Takes
The Ethical Questions: Spirituality, Privacy, and Politics
Writing with Others
Introduction: Writing with Others
Basic Principles of a Healthy Workshop
Writing in a Classroom
Creating Your Own Workshop or Writing Group
Using Writing to Empower the Silenced
Additional Exercises
Additional Exercises
Afterword
List of Exercises
Recommended Resources and Reading List
Credits
Index
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