You'll Love This Book If:
- You want to discover the writing methods that work best for you
- You want to improve your writing
- You are an aspiring writer of any genre
Most writers only know one way to write: the way they were taught. So many writers use somebody else's writing process instead of one suited to them. But no one process leads to great writing. You can use many different writing methods and techniques to get your ideas on the page and screen to inform and move your readers.
Writing Your Way shows you how to break the traditional rules within writing and create a writing practice that works specifically for you. This unique book guides you through the five stages of the creative process: idea, gather, organize, draft, and revise. Author and writing coach Don Fry shows you multiple ways to do all five stages, so you can customize your own writing process.
In the idea stage, you decide what you want to write about. Once you know this, you move onto the gather stage where you do your research - whether that be searching online for information or collecting documents, conducting interviews, or photocopying pages from books. In the next stage, organize, you decide what you want to say and how to say it. Once you have done your research and have a clear idea of what you want to write, you'll enter the draft and revise stages where you will begin writing a first draft and then revise it.
You answered the call to be a writer; now you can take full control of your own writing life. Let Writing Your Way help you create your own writing process, and develop your own unique writing voice that engages readers and makes your writing compelling. As Don Fry has said in a recent interview with Writer's Digest, "Writing doesn’t have to be agonizing, and can be fun." Buy Writing Your Way to learn how!
In This Book You'll Learn:
- The 5 step writing process: idea, gather, organize, draft, and revise
- 6 simple ways to improve your writing
- Writing techniques suited to you
- How to find your writing voice that mirrors your inner self
BONUS ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: "Get It Down, Get It Right" checklist available at www.writersdigest.com/write-your-way-download
About the Author:
Don Fry has taught over 10,000 writers worldwide to write better and faster with less agony. He has taught at the University of Virginia, Stony Brook University, and the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg. In 1994, Don became an independent writing coach, working with newspapers and magazines, radio and television stations, and non-profit organizations. He is the author of hundreds of articles and seventeen books.
A Word From Chapter Two:
"In this book, you'll discover how to create your own writing process, your individual collection of techniques, habits, and attitudes. You'll learn how to create your own voice to match your new writing process.
This book is for writers like you who want to improve, to make your writing easier and faster and more compelling. Beginners can learn from it, but it's not a primer. I assume that you already write, and the fact that you're reading this sentence suggests you want to change the way you do things, that you want to improve.
This book has two parts: techniques for writing and devices that create voice, or how you sound to your readers. You can sample things that interest you, perhaps skipping around the book and trying things out, but reading the book from start to finish first will help you understand how readers read, how writing works, and how different devices produce difference effects." —Don Fry
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