Joy Write

Joy Write Author Ralph Fletcher
ISBN-10 0325088802
Year 2017-04-06
Pages 120
Language en

Nothing helps writers grow like practice. But not just any kind of practice will do. You've got to bring the joy! In Joy Write, beloved writer and teacher Ralph Fletcher shows you how. "A writer needs wide latitude so she can bring all her intelligence to the task," Ralph observes. "Assigning a particular format-a hamburger essay, for instance-would curtail this play, if not eliminate it entirely." That's why, instead of teacher-driven assignments, Joy Write shares the whys and the how of giving students time and autonomy for the playful, low-stakes writing that leads to surprising, high-level growth. First Ralph makes the case for carving out classroom time for low-stakes writing, despite pressure to focus on persuasive essays and test prep. Then he shares five big ideas for choice-driven, authentic, informal writing-deeply engaging work that kids want to do. He also provides numerous suggestions for helping students build and flex their writing muscles, increase their stamina, and develop passion for expressing themselves with the written word. "We don't teach students to write," Ralph Fletcher advises, "so much as create a safe space where they can teach themselves by doing." Trust Ralph and find out how to bring the joy to your writers.

The Joy of Writing

The Joy of Writing Author Pierre Berton
ISBN-10 9780385673563
Year 2010-04-30
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Anchor Canada

Drawing on his fifty years as an award-winning journalist and author of some of the finest books on Canadian history, Pierre Berton has written a witty and practical guide for writers. With almost every book a bestseller, clearly this writer knows what it takes to succeed in the publishing world. From the all-important rule of “knowing your audience” and other essential writing tips to down-to-earth advice on dealing with agents, publishers, and editors, The Joy of Writing covers every aspect of non-fiction writing and includes interviews with twenty-seven of Canada’s leading writers. Illustrated with more than thirty manuscript pages from Pierre Berton’s own works. Includes Interviews With: Alex Barris • Ted Barris • Jack Batten • Fred Bodsworth • June Callwood • Stevie Cameron • Robert Collins • Elaine Dewar • Will Ferguson • Trent Frayne • Bob Fulford • Charlotte Gray • Richard Gwyn • Stephen Kimber • Ken McGoogan • Roy McGregor • Linda McQuaig • Farley Mowat • Knowlton Nash • Peter Newman • Stephanie Nolen • John Sawatsky • Russell Smith • Edna Staebler • Walter Stewart • Betty Jane Wylie • Jan Wong From the Hardcover edition.

Joy Writing

Joy Writing Author Kenn Amdahl
ISBN-10 0962781525
Year 2002-03-01
Pages 164
Language en
Publisher Clearwater Publishing Company

Joy writing will make you want to write. Beginning writers, people considering writing, and experienced writers will all find encouragement and painless tips on improving. Employing examples from over four dozen fine writers to make its point.

The Joy of Writing Sex

The Joy of Writing Sex Author Elizabeth Benedict
ISBN-10 9781466851290
Year 2013-08-06
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Holt Paperbacks

Twelve years after it was first published, The Joy of Writing Sex remains the classic writer's resource on creating compelling sex scenes. Elizabeth Benedict covers all the issues, from the first time, to married sex and adultery, to sex in the age of AIDS. Her instruction, supported with examples from the works of today's most respected writers—among them, Dorothy Allison, Russell Banks, Alan Hollinghurst, Joyce Carol Oates, Carol Shields, and John Updike—focuses on crafting believable sex scenes that hinge on freshness of character, dialogue, mood, and plot. In this revised edition, Benedict addresses the latest sexual revolution, intimacy on the Internet; adds new interviews with Edmund White, Darren Strauss, Stephen McCauley, and other writers; and updates her selections to include examples from the best fiction of the past few years.

The Power of Poems

The Power of Poems Author Margriet Ruurs
ISBN-10 9780929895444
Year 2000
Pages 113
Language en
Publisher Maupin House Publishing, Inc.

A common-sense approach to teaching your students how to write poetry, with lots of classroom-proven strategies and activities that free you to fit poetry into just about any part of your day. Activities are adaptable for high-school students. Encourages creativity while teaching solid writer's craft techniques.

Write Your Own Pleasure Prescription

Write Your Own Pleasure Prescription Author Paul Pearsall
ISBN-10 0897932293
Year 1997
Pages 197
Language en
Publisher Hunter House

Offers sixty suggestions for bringing back small, everyday pleasures into one's life to restore it's balance, and describes the five Polynesian keys to a happy life

The Write Path

The Write Path Author Lauren Kessler
ISBN-10 0976764946
Year 2015-10-15
Pages 158
Language en

Best-selling author Lauren Kessler offers insights on the art of writing and the joys of reading that are provocative and heartening, thoughtful and funny, reassuring and real. Kessler distills lessons from a 25-year career to inspire writers to embrace challenges, push through the tough stuff and love the life they've chosen.

Earth Joy Writing

Earth Joy Writing Author Cassie Premo Steele
ISBN-10 9781618220394
Year 2015-04-15
Pages 226
Language en
Publisher Ashland Creek Press

A seasonal journey to creative and joyful writing In Earth Joy Writing, Cassie Premo Steele draws upon her life’s work as a teacher of writing, literature, and mindfulness to help writers foster a greater connection between the natural world and their own creativity. Earth Joy Writing is a writer’s guide to reconnecting to the earth. In chapters divided by seasons and months of the year, this book will guide you through reflections, exercises, meditations, and journaling prompts—all designed to help you connect more deeply with yourself, others, and your natural surroundings. Weaving together poetry, stories, and cultural wisdom, Earth Joy Writing invites us to consider our connection to the earth and offers hands-on exercises that will help us meaningfully reconnect with our creative selves and with the planet we all share.

The Joy of Writing

The Joy of Writing Author Ralph Hipps
ISBN-10 1539322246
Year 2016-12-12
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

The Joy of Writing is an exploration of the art of prose. Assessing writing in terms of style and substance, it discusses both how to write and what to write, as well as why to write, offering balanced overviews of key issues along the way. It is a book for those who have lost their way, and forgotten why they started in the first place. It is addressed to you, the struggling writer, who have forgotten how to get a tune out of your instrument. This book is designed to help you remember.

Choosing Joy

Choosing Joy Author Angela Thomas
ISBN-10 9781451628876
Year 2011-12-06
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

National speaker and bestselling author Angela Thomas now offers a beautiful, 52-week devotional on joy. Joy often seems illusive and impossible to maintain, but this inspirational devotional combines practical steps to finding joy as well as solid biblical teaching and a deep connection with the heart of women. This 52-week devotional helps readers discover the ever-illusive quality of joy. Bestselling author Angela Thomas draws from her vast experience in teaching and speaking to women all over the country. In this four-page per devotion format, Angela shares an inspirational message, including personal antecdotes; biblical teachings; questions to guide reader into self exploration, with blank lines for personal answers; encouraging quotes; and Bible scriptures for meditation. This book is the perfect choice for the many readers who work through a devotional book each year.

Season of Joy

Season of Joy Author Miss Ava
ISBN-10 1449728405
Year 2011-10-21
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher WestBow Press

Season of Joy is a collection of inspirational short stories that recount God’s blessings that poured out on author Miss Ava during a forty-day period. You will find yourself “happy tearing” over these stories about Miss Ava’s family members, friends, acquaintances, and students. God empowered Miss Ava to write these twenty-one stories in just three days. She says, “I am not a professional writer. I wrote these stories down for His Glory. It’s like God made me a writer, and because I believe in Him, I can write. Writing Season of Joy was and is above my ability.”

The Joy of Laughter

The Joy of Laughter Author Norman Barasch
ISBN-10 1440167109
Year 2009-11-24
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher iUniverse

In this memoir, rich with humor, a comedy writer guides us on his personal journey from the impoverished depths of the Great Depression to the top of his profession. Despite the ups and downs, the joys and sorrows, he helped produce laugh lines for performers from the gagster, Henny Youngman, to sketch writing for the brilliant comedienne, Carol Burnett. He also wrote for the Benson and Rhoda television series as well as numerous weekly variety shows and sitcoms, featuring such stars as Danny Kaye, Dom DeLuise, Fred Allen, Herb Shriner, Alan King, Nathan Lane, and countless others. As a Playwright, he wrote Broadway-produced plays in collaboration with his long-time partner, the late Carroll B. Moore, Jr. One such play, Send Me No Flowers, became a hit movie, starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day. He later wrote the bittersweet off-Broadway comedy Standing By, as a tribute to the courage of his daughter, Emily, in her battle against a serious disease. The Joy of Laughter also provides an intimate peek into some of the more hilarious behind-the-scenes professional and personal shenanigans of the Broadway/Hollywood/Beverly Hills show business community.

Dining with Joy

Dining with Joy Author Rachel Hauck
ISBN-10 9781401684860
Year 2010-11-15
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc

"Chef" Joy Ballard longs for a simpler life. But when a good-looking outsider arrives and spices things up, life becomes deliciously complicated. Host of a regionally syndicated cooking show, Joy Ballard has a little secret: she can't cook. But when her show is picked up by a major network and given a prime time slot, her world heats up faster than a lowcountry boil. Enter Luke Redmond: handsome, creative, and jobless after having to declare bankruptcy of his Manhatten restaurant. When her producers ask him to co-host the show, Joy sees Luke as her way out. But Luke sees much more than just a co-host in Joy. Their relationship begins to simmer on and off set. Until Joy's secret is revealed and her reputation is ruined on national television by her rival, Wenda Devine. But could Devine's cruelty be a divine gift? Losing Luke--and her sister--forces Joy to consider where her worth really comes from. Could God be cooking up an even bigger adventure from the mess? And will Joy hang on long enough to find out?