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Journalist's Craft A Guide to Writing Better Stories

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ISBN-10: 1581152221

ISBN-13: 9781581152227

Edition: 2002

Authors: Dennis Jackson, John Sweeney

List price: $24.95
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This manual by journalists for journalists aims to illustrate fresh ways to write stories. Containing 19 essays it takes the reader through the process of reporting, writing and revising to show the improvements that can be made at each level.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Dennis Jackson has taught writing for 35 years and serves as Director of Journalism at the University of Delaware. He has edited six books on literature and writing and served as editor for three scholarly journals. He has written extensively for books, journals, newspapers, and magazines, and works as a writing coach for various media groups.�

Preface: Creative Insecurity
Introduction: A "Few Words" for Fellow Writers
The Writing Life
Breaking Out from the Herd
Finding Good Stories
Testing Your Ideas: Ten Pre-Proposal Checks
Tammy Gaudette Wants Real Stories
Are Plumbers News?--What Makes a Story a Story?
Writing Nonfiction Narrative
The Narrative Tool
Nonfiction Storytelling
Narrative Writing
Developing Your Craft
In Search of the Magic Bullet ...
The Zen of Newswriting
Literary Theft: Taking Techniques from the Classics
Business Writing That Screams "Read Me!"
Managing the Murky Middle
SpellCheck and Beyond: A Strategy for Revision
Working With Words
These Things We Can Count On
Speaking of Metaphor
Rhythm's Cousin, Cadence
A "StyleCheck" for Your Writing
Books about Writing
Contributors Notes
Index