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This manual by journalists for journalists aims to illustrate fresh ways to write stories that will enchant and compel readers. Nineteen essays from veteran professional news and feature writers bridge the worlds of classroom and newsroom to provide inspiration and instruction to everyone from students to professionals. Readers are taken through the entire process of writing, as essays break down the various stages of reporting, writing and revising to show the improvements that can be made at each level. Particular aspects of writing are also illuminated, such as finding story ideas; structuring stories; creating cadence, rhythm and voice; using metaphor, foreshadowing or symbol to enrich stories; or developing effective strategies for revisions. The guide should be useful for anyone who writes for newspapers, magazines, public relations, in-house publications, scientific or business sources, or anyone simply interested in learning sharper ways to write non-fiction narrative.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781581152227
ISBN-10: 1581152221
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dennis Jackson

Dennis Jackson is Director of Journalism and Professor of English at the University of Delaware John Sweeney is the Public Editor for The News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware.

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