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  • 1. WRITING AND REVISION The art of rewriting
  • 2. WRITING BLURBS Writing and Isolation • “Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. It’s like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea.You can’t stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship.” • ― Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
  • 3. VOCAB • Consolidate • Cornucopia • Diffident • Paradox • Cogent • Eloquent • Articulate (n. & v.) • www.m-w.com
  • 4. 3 SPHERES Excellence in all areas
  • 5. PARAGRAPHS • Chunks of thought • Steps in argument • Stages of development • Topic sentences
  • 6. EDITING Concise Correct Strong Direct Clear
  • 7. “Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.” –Dave Barry
  • 8. REVISING • By ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH • I am not at all sure—convinced, certain, persuaded—that creative-writing courses are a good idea unless they prevent people from writing sentences like this one, where adjectives—useful, helpful, intensely descriptive words—are stacked upon one another as Pelion used to be piled upon Ossa. Phew! That sentence took some writing and ended, you will have noticed, with a rather useful classical allusion. Thank you.
  • 9. EXERCISE TIME!