Writing for Others, Writing for Ourselves: Telling Stories in an Age of Blogging

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Writing for Others, Writing for Ourselves: Telling Stories in an Age of Blogging

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Synopsis
Using a narrative thread that ties practical advice to his personal experience as reporter, blogger and professor, Jerry Lanson fills his new book on nonfiction writing with time-proven techniques to beat writer’s block and hone the skills necessary to write well. Examples from Lanson’s own work as well as that of other widely read reporters, bloggers and essayists make Writing for Others, Writing for Ourselves a practical guide for writers seeking to perfect their own work. From learning to frame ideas early, to developing the writer’s voice, the tips, tricks, and lessons that Lanson shares will enliven any writer’s work.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0742555348
ISBN-13 9780742555341

Key Details
Author Jerry Lanson
Number Of Pages 224 pages
Format Hardcover
Publication Date 2011-01-16
Language English
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication Year 20110000

Additional Details
Copyright Date 2010

Dimensions
Weight 16.5 Oz
Height 0.8 In.
Width 6.4 In.
Length 9.5 In.

Target Audience
Group Trade

Classification Method
LCCN 2010-028863
LC Classification Number PN145.L26 2010
Dewey Decimal 808/.02
Dewey Edition 22

Reviews
All of us deep inside believe we have something important to say. But writing is one of the most difficult challenges ever. Jerry Lanson provides the roadmap to make the journey easier. If you struggle with writer’s block, or if you work with people who struggle with writer’s block (and what writing teacher doesn’t?), this book is for you….In an age when motivating students to complete assigned readings is a challenge, Lanson offers an easy-to-read text that presents useful information in an inviting manner….While this book can help writers at any point in their career, the earlier they have a chance to employ the suggestions shared, the sooner their writing will improve. Jerry Lanson is a talented writer and an even more talented writing teacher. This book will be invaluable to anyone who wants to apply time-tested techniques to 21st century storytelling. Jerry Lanson’s Writing for Others, Writing for Ourselves shows exactly why journalism needs more mentors like him. He reminds us of the need to speak with our true literary and journalistic voice. Students and professional journalists alike need this guidance at a time when media organizations are pressing for the quick hit and the glib phrase. This book is a powerful reminder why we all need a trusted editor now more than ever. This book provides readers of all ages with a practical guide to perfecting their own work. From showing how to frame ideas early to how to gather and choose telling details for stories, the author shares tips, techniques, and lessons that will sharpen and enliven any writer’s work.

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