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A Writer's Coach: The Complete Guide to Writing Strategies That Work


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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 a comprehensive, 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 as procrastination, writers block, and excessive polishing. With instructive examples and excerpts from outstanding writing to provide inspiration, A Writers Coach is a boon to writers, editors, teachers, and students.

About the Author

Jack Hart is a managing editor of The Oregonian and has served as the newspaper's writing coach and staff development director. Formerly a professor of journalism at The University of Oregon, he has often lectured at Harvard's Niemann Conference for Narrative Journalism, and he teaches at writers' conferences throughout the country.

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Even if you don't think of yourself as a writer, some part of your life likely requires you to write. This book is that perfect combination of inspiration and practical advice for anyone who writes anything-- newsletters, memos, articles, novels, even lectures or screenplays. I've flagged and dog-eared this book. It will definitely go on my permanent reference shelf.
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Hart, Jack
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Hart, Jack R.
Writing Skills
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Journalism -- Authorship.
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