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The journalist's craft : a guide to writing better stories

Author: Dennis Jackson; John Sweeney
Publisher: New York : Allworth Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays from veteran news writers who offer their perspective on becoming a good writer, along with practical tips on reporting, revising, using metaphors, and foreshadowing.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Jackson; John Sweeney
ISBN: 1581152221 9781581152227
OCLC Number: 48675597
Description: xxviii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface: Creative Insecurity / Jim Naughton --
Introduction: A "Few Words" for Fellow Writers / Dennis Jackson, John Sweeney --
The Writing Life --
Breaking Out from the Herd / Hugh A. Mulligan --
Finding Good Stories --
Testing Your Ideas: Ten Pre-Proposal Checks / Amanda Bennett --
Tammy Gaudette Wants Real Stories / Ken Fuson --
Are Plumbers News? --
What Makes a Story a Story? / John Sweeney --
Writing Nonfiction Narrative --
The Narrative Tool / Jon Franklin. Nonfiction Storytelling / Mark Bowden --
Narrative Writing / Donald Drake --
Developing Your Craft --
In Search of the Magic Bullet ... / Richard Aregood --
The Zen of Newswriting / Lucille S. deView --
Literary Theft: Taking Techniques from the Classics / Lynn Franklin --
Business Writing That Screams "Read Me!" / Tom Silvestri --
Managing the Murky Middle / Carl Sessions Stepp --
SpellCheck and Beyond: A Strategy for Revision / John Sweeney --
Working With Words. These Things We Can Count On / J. Taylor Buckley --
Speaking of Metaphor / Jeanne Murray Walker --
Rhythm's Cousin, Cadence / Dennis Jackson --
A "StyleCheck" for Your Writing / Dennis Jackson.
Responsibility: edited by Dennis Jackson & John Sweeney.
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A collection of essays from veteran news writers who offer their perspective on becoming a good writer, along with practical tips on reporting, revising, using metaphors, and foreshadowing.

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