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

by Jack Hart

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Publisher Comments:

Wise, practical, and smart, A Writer's Coach is an exceptional book, offering advice with good humor and great insight. Jack Hart's approach to the writing process will engage you while you're learning, console you when you're stuck, and, best of all, inspire you to be a better writer.

-Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief

A landmark book. A Writer's Coach gets behind the mystique and shows how the successful writer thinks his or her way through stories. It will remove much of the pain, fear, and confusion from a writer's life. With Jack Hart as your guide, the writing process just makes good sense.

-Jon Franklin, author of Writing for Story

Jack Hart is the nation's finest coaching editor and teacher, and his book towers above others of its kind. A hands-on guide remarkable for its completeness, its clarity, and its passion, A Writer's Coach is an instant classic.

-William E. Blundell, author of The Art and Craft of Feature Writing

No newspaper editor in America has done more to inspire good writing than Jack Hart. With this book, his wisdom is now available to writers of all ages.

-Roy Peter Clark, senior scholar, The Poynter Institute, and author of Writing Tools

At last, writers who have not had the opportunity to work with Jack Hart can benefit from his legendary skills as an editor. A Writer's Coach will be a godsend for reporters and editors.

-Stuart Warner, writing coach and enterprise editor, Chicago Tribune

No one has a better command of good writing than Jack Hart. He pays attention to the tiniest details as well as the large concepts-and no concept is too big or too complex. His coaching has producedgenerations of fine writers. His book will help generations more.

-Amanda Bennett, editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

A leading writing coach offers his innovative, step-by-step approach to the entire writing process, from gathering ideas and developing theme statements and outlines, to composing powerful, accessible, and varied writing samples, with practical tips on how to overcome procrastination, writer's block, and other obstacles to good writing. 17,500 first printing.

Synopsis:

Mystified over misplaced modifiers? In a trance from intransitive verbs? Paralyzed from using the passive voice? To aid writers, from beginners to professionals, legendary writing coach Jack Hart presents acomprehensive, practical, step-by-step approach to the writing process. He shares his techniques for composing and sustaining powerful writing and demonstrates how to overcome the most common obstacles such asprocrastination, writer's block, and excessive polishing. With instructive examples and excerpts from outstanding writing to provide inspiration, A Writer's Coach is a boon towriters, editors, teachers, and students.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

Jack Hart is a managing editor and writing coach at The Oregonian. Formerly a professor at the University of Oregon, he has also taught at several other universities, at Harvard’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism, at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, and at writers’ conferences throughout the United States. He lives in Portland.

Table of Contents

Method — Process — Structure — Force — Brevity — Clarity — Rhythm — Humanity — Color — Voice — Mechanics — Mastery.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375424397
Subtitle:
An Editor's Guide to Words That Work
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Author:
Hart, Jack
Author:
Hart, Jack R.
Author:
Jack Hart
Subject:
Reference-Writing Skills
Subject:
Reference : Writing Skills
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Reference-Writing Nonfiction
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060822
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
283

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Product details 283 pages Random House Incorporated - English 9780375424397 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A leading writing coach offers his innovative, step-by-step approach to the entire writing process, from gathering ideas and developing theme statements and outlines, to composing powerful, accessible, and varied writing samples, with practical tips on how to overcome procrastination, writer's block, and other obstacles to good writing. 17,500 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Mystified over misplaced modifiers? In a trance from intransitive verbs? Paralyzed from using the passive voice? To aid writers, from beginners to professionals, legendary writing coach Jack Hart presents acomprehensive, practical, step-by-step approach to the writing process. He shares his techniques for composing and sustaining powerful writing and demonstrates how to overcome the most common obstacles such asprocrastination, writer's block, and excessive polishing. With instructive examples and excerpts from outstanding writing to provide inspiration, A Writer's Coach is a boon towriters, editors, teachers, and students.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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