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Chance particulars : a writer's field notebook for travelers, bloggers, essayists, memoirist, novelists, journalists, adventurers, naturalists, sketchers, and other note-takers and recorders of life

Author: Sara Mansfield Taber
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A writer's goal--whether they are a traveler, memoirist, journalist, novelist, or blogger--is to live with the keenness of the foreigner, that is, to experience the sensations and events offered up by their surroundings and evoke them so thoroughly on the page that readers are transported to a rich and miraculous world. A time-honored way this may be accomplished is through a field notebook. For many years Sara  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Electronic books
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Mansfield Taber
ISBN: 9781421425092 1421425092
OCLC Number: 1031090872
Description: 1 online resource (pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Elements of fine writing --
Purpose of the notebook --
Goal, quest, story --
Chance particulars --
Use of the senses --
Specificity and concrete detail --
Place --
Landscape and nature --
Towns, streets and buildings --
People --
Portraits and interviews --
Encounters, observations and activities --
Facts, history and culture --
Basic facts, history and culture --
Technical and other pertinent information --
Informational notes --
Chronicle --
Record of daily activities and travels --
Personal responses --
Emotional responses --
Commonplace notes: perspectives of others, and miscellanea --
Quotations and thoughts from experts, scholars and literary forebears-and other miscellanea --
Reflections --
Thoughts and musings --
Associations and figurative language --
Metaphor and simile --
Writing notes --
About the author.
Responsibility: Sara Mansfield Taber.

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With this book in hand, you will be able to recreate times and places, conjure up intricate character portraits, and paint pictures of particular landscapes, cultures, and locales.  Read more...

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The book also looks at the art of good journaling and how one can mine its information to enrich all other kinds of writing. * Y.S. Stephen *

 
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