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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] ©2002
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This inspiring collection of 19 essays from veteran news writers explains how to weave storytelling skills into nonfiction narratives. Journalists of all backgrounds and levels of experience will discover dozens of exercises that have been tested successfully in newsrooms, workshops, and classrooms, and will cover everything from the fundamentals of reporting, writing and revising to more specialized elements like  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Journalist's craft.
New York : Allworth Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001007895
(OCoLC)48675597
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Jackson; John Sweeney
ISBN: 9781581159752 1581159757
OCLC Number: 861510184
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Creative Insecurity; A "Few Words" for Fellow Writers; Breaking Out from the Herd; Section I: The Writing Life; Testing Your Ideas: Ten Pre-Proposal Checks; Tammy Gaudette Wants Real Stories; Are Plumbers News?-What Makes a Story a Story?; Section II: Finding Good Stories; The Narrative Tool; Nonfiction Storytelling; Narrative Writing; Section III: Writing Nonfiction Narrative; 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; Section IV: Developing Your Craft; These Things We Can Count On; Speaking of Metaphor; Rhythm's Cousin, Cadence; A "StyleCheck" for Your Writing; Section V: Working With Words; Books about Writing; Contributors Notes; Index; Books From Allworth Press.
Responsibility: edited by Dennis Jackson & John Sweeney.

Abstract:

This inspiring collection of 19 essays from veteran news writers explains how to weave storytelling skills into nonfiction narratives. Journalists of all backgrounds and levels of experience will discover dozens of exercises that have been tested successfully in newsrooms, workshops, and classrooms, and will cover everything from the fundamentals of reporting, writing and revising to more specialized elements like creating rhythm, cadence, and voice; employing dialogue and scene-building; and such devices as foreshadowing, symbols, and metaphors. Contributors are all veteran journalists.

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