Essential Don Murray Lessons from America's Greatest Writing Teacher
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Description: Lessons from America's Greatest Writing TeacherDon Murray's mission was to demystify writingby revealing as much as possible about the habits, processes, and practices of writers. This book carries on his work and shows the evolution of his thinking by collecting his most influential pieces as well as unpublished essays, entries from his daybook, drawings, and numerous examples of his famous handouts.KEY WORKS ON WRITING IN ONE COLLECTIONWriting as Process: How Writing Finds Its Own Meaning The Listening Eye: Reflections on the Writing Conference Teaching the Other Self: The Writer's First Reader Write Before Writing Writing Badly to Write Well: Searching for the Instructive Line All Writing is Autobiography and more60 years of work and wisdom: THE ESSENTIAL DON MURRAYDon Murray on...teaching writing as process, not product"Instead of teaching finished writing, we should teach unfinished writing, and glory in its unfinishedness. We work with language in action. We share with our students the continual excitement of choosing one word instead of another, of searching for the one true word. This is not a question of correct or incorrect, of etiquette or custom. This is a matter of far higher importance."understanding the writing process"The process of making meaning with written language can not be understood by looking backward from a finished page. Process can not be inferred from product any more than a pig can be inferred from a sausage. It is possible, however, for us to follow the process forward from blank page to final draft and learn something of what happens."knowing the writer within"There is always magic in this for me, and wonder because I do not know what I am going to say until it is said. The writer within is always a stranger, with a grin, a top hat and long, quick fingers which produce what was not there before. I shall never know this magic man well, although he has been with me for sixty years. He entices me with his capacity for surprise."doing the work of writing"Writing is primarily not a matter of talent, of dedication, of vision, of vocabulary, of style, but simply a matter of sitting. The writer is a person who writes."To request this title as a Desk/Exam copy, click here.
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Copyright year: 2009
Publication date: 9/28/2009
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall