Ernest Hemingway on Writing
An assemblage of reflections on the nature of writing and the writer from one the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. Throughout Hemingway's career as a writer, he maintained that it was bad luck to talk about writing--that it takes off "whatever butterflies have on their wings and the arrangement of hawk's feathers if you show it or talk about it." Despite this belief, by the end of his life he had done just what he intended not to do. In his novels and stories, in letters to editors, friends, fellow artists, and critics, in interviews and in commissioned articles on the subject, Hemingway wrote often about writing. And he wrote as well and as incisively about the subject as any writer who ever lived... This book contains Hemingway's reflections on the nature of the writer and on elements of the writer's life, including specific and helpful advice to writers on the craft of writing, work habits, and discipline. The Hemingway personality comes through in general wisdom, wit, humor, and insight, and in his insistence on the integrity of the writer and of the profession itself. --From the Preface by Larry W. Phillips
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The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication
With its clear, concise writing and easy-to-navigate chapters, The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication is easily the most engaging and readable book on the market. While offering essential coverage and analysis, the authors complement substantive discussion of case law with an abundance of photographs, hypothetical situations, contextual timelines, a handy marginal glossary and a colorful interior design.
- hypothetical cases at the start of each chapter situate legal issues and get students thinking critically
- timelines show landmark cases within the backdrop of important historical events
- real world law boxes illustrate contemporary examples and emerging topics
- points of law boxes underscore key points through legal tests or useful checklists
- two excerpted cases for study - complete with case facts, an explanatory headnote and questions - conclude every chapter, eliminating the need for a separate casebook.
Unlike many revisions that simply tack on new content - adding length and undermining clarity - the updates here are fully integrated, offering the current state of media law in one comprehensive (and comprehensible) discussion.
New coverage includes:
- implications of the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing corporations and unions the right to spend unlimited amounts on political ads
- late-breaking court decisions on violence in video games and broadcast indecency
- perspectives on free speech on campus and expanded coverage of the Freedom of Information Act
- WikiLeaks' impact on a potential federal shield law
- the latest FCC guidelines on radio station ownership
- more on the laws governing online and social media publishing
- the use of new media to report from courtrooms
- new excerpted cases - Marbury v. Madison, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, City of Ontario v. Quon and Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. Federal Communications.
The Write-Brain Workbook 10th Anniversary Edition
Banish the Blank Page! You're seated at your desk, fingers poised above the keyboard, ready to write...but the words aren't coming. You're tapped out--or worse, burnt out. The blank page strikes again. Never fear. If you're battling writer's block, or if you're just looking for ways to flex your creative writing muscles, The Write-Brain Workbook Revised & Expanded will ensure that you never have to face another wordless day. Brimming with 400 stimulating writing prompts--including more than 60 exercises new to this edition--you'll create quirky characters, discover fresh twists on classic word games, sample new forms, and generate scores of ideas for poems, short stories, articles, and even novels. Write, scrawl, scribble, and dream on each page--the possibilities for creativity are endless! The Write-Brain Workbook will help you: * Write without the pressure of preconceived expectations.* Tailor your unique writing process.* Build the momentum of a quick, daily writing practice.* Apply the breakthroughs from your daily practice to your "real" writing.* Expand how you see yourself as a writer.* Experiment with different ways to approach writing.*
Affirm your commitment to being a writer.With "Take the Next Step" prompts for each exercise, "repeating" exercises you can return to again and again, and creativity-jolting illustrations, The Write-Brain Workbook is bigger and better than ever. Whether you love the pure joy of writing or are just getting started, these vibrant pages give you the means to hone your writing skills, conquer writer's block--and have fun in the process! "The Write-Brain Workbook is chock-a-block with exercises to limber a writer's imagination and shake loose dust bunnies from the brain. Hard work isn't usually this much fun." --Hallie Ephron, New York Times best-selling author of Night, Night, Sleep Tight "Writers who struggle with daily practice or making time to write will find The Write-Brain Workbook a joyful solution." --Jane Friedman, author and professor
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From the inimitable New Yorker journalist Lillian Ross-"a collection of her most luminous New Yorker pieces" (Entertainment Weekly, grade: A).
A staff writer for The New Yorker since 1945, Lillian Ross is one of the few journalists who worked for both the magazine's founding editor, Harold Ross, and its current editor, David Remnick. She "made journalistic history by pioneering the kind of novelistic nonfiction that inspired later work" (The New York Times).
Reporting Always is a collection of Ross's iconic New Yorker profiles and "Talk of the Town" pieces that spans forty years. "This glorious collection by a master of the form" (Susan Orlean) brings the reader into the hotel rooms of Ernest Hemingway, John Huston, and Charlie Chaplin; Robin Williams's living room and movie set; Harry Winston's office; the tennis court with John McEnroe; Ellen Barkin's New York City home, the crosstown bus with upper east side school children; and into the lives of other famous, and not so famous, individuals.
"Millennials would do well to study Ross and to study her closely," says Lena Dunham. Whether reading for pleasure or to learn about the craft, Reporting Always is a joy for readers of all ages.
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