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The Big Book of Writing: The Only Comprehensive Guide To Master Writing in All Fields

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Pages: 384

Language: English

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform: 1 edition (28 Jan. 2013)

By: Charles Euchner (Author)

'Without peer.' 'Trust me -- it works.' 'Just the right blend of rigor, encouragement, and fun.' 'Both useful and a pleasure.' 'A bounty of usable information.' Those are just a handful of raves for The Big Book of Writing (previously published as The Writing Code), the only comprehensive system for writing well. Building on the latest research on learning and the brain, The Big Book offers a complete apprenticeship on writing. Every skill in this book has been tested in college and high school classrooms, business and nonprofit seminars, and coaching sessions with authors. The Big Book of Writing is filled with case studies. In each one, a master of writing shows you a 'trick of the trade.' So this book is really a group effort, with contributions from the ancients (Homer, Aristotle), timeless writers (Shakespeare, Twain, Charlotte Bronte, Crane, Miller, Hemingway, Henry Roth, Robert Penn Warren), modern masters (Capote, Kundera, Caro, Updike, McPhee, Martin Amis, Tom Wolfe, Gladwell, Agassi, O'Brien, and Zadie Smith, Mernissi), historic figures (Lincoln, Martin Luther King), and classic films ('Casablanca,' 'Vertigo,' and 'Hannah and Her Sisters'), and more. People in all fields -- high school, higher education, journalism and publishing, business and government -- have discovered the power of this unique system. Whether you're in business, school, government or nonprofit agencies, or journalism/blogging or publishing, The Big Book offers a powerful to improve your writing right away. Developed by author and teacher Charles Euchner, The Big Book of Writing draws lessons from the masters to show the skills and 'tricks of the trade' you need to write with clarity and power. The Big Book also uses the latest research on learning and the brain to help you manage the creative process. Euchner is the author or editor of ten books, most recently the acclaimed 'Nobody Turn Me Around:' A People's History of the 1963 March on Washington' (Beacon Press, 2010). Euchner has also written a trilogy of the world of modern sports ('Playing the Field,' 'The Last Nine Innings,' and 'Little League, Big Dreams'), studies of grassroots politics ('Urban Policy Reconsidered,' with Steve McGovern, and 'Extraordinary Politics'), and works on regional policy and planning (the two-part 'Governing Greater Boston' series). Euchner has taught or directed research institutes at Harvard. Yale, Holy Cross, and St. Mary's. He also directed Boston's comprehensive planning process and served as a staff writer for Education Week. He earned his B.A. at Vanderbilt and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins.


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