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Writing as Craft and Magic

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Writing as Craft and Magic, Second Edition, outlines a compelling approach to conceiving, reporting, organizing, and writing articles for today's media. The book revolves around the central idea that writers improve most quickly by combining the powers of technique ("craft") with creativity ("magic"). Applying this method to news and feature writing--both print and online- ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published February 2000)
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Jun 18, 2012 Jen Hirt rated it it was amazing
I taught this book in an advanced writing class this semester, and it is one of the few textbooks that I have ever brought home for my own summer use. The author is a professor and journalist who has the keenest eye for how essays and articles needs to begin, get the reader through the middle, and make an impact with an ending. He gives outstanding and brief examples and really encourages writers to pay attention to the storyline and nut graf at all times. Speaking of the "nut graf," as a ...more
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Cheesy, but informative. (But not pefect, as that three-word description might indicate.)
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