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Writing alone, writing together : a guide for writers and writing groups

Author: Judy Reeves
Publisher: Novato : New World Library, [2002].
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judy Reeves
ISBN: 1577312074 9781577312079
OCLC Number: 1101050292
Description: xx, 171 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Writing Alone --
A Writer Is Someone Who Writes --
Claim Yourself As Writer --
Make Time to Write --
Write --
The Candle, the Prayer, the Morning Light: Rites and Rituals, Methods and Disciplines of the Writer --
The Magic Key: Routines and Eccentricities --
Disciples of Writing --
Surrender to the Page --
Why Practice? --
Give Us This Day --
Writing Together --
Kindred Spirits Speaking a Common Language --
Essentials for a Group Member --
Taming the Beast --
The Fears and Joys of Being a Member (and a Writer) --
A Place at the Table --
The Construction of Community: Start Your Own Group --
Moving On: When You Outgrow Your Group --
Writing Groups --
Steering the Course --
A Dark and Stormy Night or a Tranquil Beach at Dawn: The Emotional Landscape of a Group --
Strengthening the Ties --
Tempests in Teapots and Other Containers --
When Trouble Rides In --
Calming the Waters --
What to Do with the Bores, Whiners, and Thugs --
From Idea to Final Draft: The Life Stages of a Writing Group --
The Idea --
The First Draft --
Rewriting --
Final Draft --
Completion --
Earthquake or Erosion: The Disintegration of a Group --
When Members Go Missing --
Profile: Alliance of Writers --
Read and Critique Groups --
Road Testing Your Manuscript --
The Difference between Critique and Criticism Is Like the Difference between a Crystal Ball and a Wrecking Ball --
Take One from Column A --
Styles and Structures of Read and Critique Groups --
The Mathematics of Read and Critique --
Again with the Steering --
Finding a Home --
Mixed Genre versus Focused Genre --
At a Read and Critique Session --
The How and What of Critique --
Elements of Critique --
Preparing a Manuscript for Group Read and Critique --
Profile: One Day at a Time Writers' Group --
Writing Practice Groups --
The Muse Works a Crowd --
The Unexpected Rhythm of Different Drummers --
Every Tuesday at 2:00 --
Just among Friends --
And a Few Invited Others --
At a Writing Practice Session --
Giving Voice to the Writing --
An Indissoluble Time --
Write About a Day Moon: Prompts for the Writing Practice Group --
Perfume Bottles and Darning Needles --
Profile: Thursday Writers Group --
Writing Workshop Groups --
Defining the Term --
Show, Don't Tell --
Building a Workshop Group --
What Workshop Works? --
How Many? --
How Often? --
And for How Long? --
Responding to the Work --
Types of Workshop Groups --
Elements of Craft --
Exploring Your Voice --
Project Groups --
Common Grounds --
Profile: A Woman's Place --
Stories, Poems, and Tall Tales of Women on the Road --
Beyond Groups --
The Writer and the Larger Community --
Writing Conferences and Retreats --
Communities, Residencies, and Colonies --
Professional Associations and Groups --
Open Readings --
"Come on Kids, Let's Put On a Show" --
"Everyone Is Talented, Original, and Has Something Important to Say" --
Writing Groups in Shelters, Treatment Centers, and Other Closed Communities --
Putting Moonbeams in a Jar --
Tales from the Long Highway --
Gifts to the Community --
Profile: Recovering Alone, Recovering Together --
Online Groups.
Responsibility: Judy Reeves.

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