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Writing about nature : a creative guide

Author: John A Murray
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : University of New Mexico pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"A practical and inspirational guide, this handbook will help and encourage aspiring writers, scholars, students, or weekend backpackers - anyone who has experienced nature and the outdoors and is moved to express that experience and share it with others. Using exercises and examples, the author covers genres, techniques, and publication issues. He uses examples from such masters as Barry Lopez, Annie Dillard, Larry  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Murray
ISBN: 0826330851 9780826330857
OCLC Number: 51968913
Notes: Revised edition of: The Sierra Club nature writing handbook. c1995.
Description: xii, 202 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Journal --
Ch. 2. Essay --
Ch. 3. Writing Process --
Ch. 4. Opening --
Ch. 5. Closing --
Ch. 6. Word Pictures --
Ch. 7. Figurative Language --
Ch. 8. Character and Dialogue --
Ch. 9. Story-Telling --
Ch. 10. Style --
Ch. 11. Fiction and Poetry --
Ch. 12. Revision --
Ch. 13. Research --
Ch. 14. Workshopping --
Ch. 15. Publication --
Ch. 16. Nature Writing and Environmental Activism.
Responsibility: John A. Murray.
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Originally published by the Sierra Club in 1995, this handbook has already helped thousands of aspiring writers, scholars, and students share their experiences with nature and the outdoors. Using  Read more...

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