A Writer's Coach An Editor's Guide to Words That Work

A practical innovative step by step approach to the writing process from one of the most acclaimed writing coaches in the country In A Writer's Coach Jack Hart a managing editor at The Oregonian shares the wisdom with which he has coached reporters to Pulitzer Prize winning success He gives invaluable advice on gathering ideas writing theme statements and outlines and using the ladder of abstraction to add variety and texture to writing He provides a lexicon of lead sentences He shares his ideas for composing and sustaining powerful writing and for ensuring that what you write will be accessible to your audience Discussing the ways writers can trip themselves up procrastination writer's block and excessive polishing to name just a few Hart demonstrates how to overcome each obstacle Excerpts from writers such as Ernest Hemingway and Joan Didion and from articles gathered from magazines and newspapers provide inspiration and instructive examples of both inadequate and exemplary writing Like a personal portable writing coach A Writer's Coach will be a boon to writers editors teachers and students


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