Lessons from a writer"s life

readings and resources for teachers and students by Judith Ortiz Cofer

Publisher: Heinemann in Portsmouth, NH

Written in English
Published: Pages: 116 Downloads: 940
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Subjects:

  • Authorship,
  • Rhetoric,
  • Study and teaching,
  • English language,
  • Creative writing

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementJudith Ortiz Cofer
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPE1404 .C573 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 116 p. ;
Number of Pages116
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25255649M
ISBN 100325031460
ISBN 109780325031460
LC Control Number2010049805
OCLC/WorldCa692084779

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The Craft of Writing and Why It Matters Judith Ortiz Cofer’s Writing Tools for Students and Teachers How I Use Judith Ortiz Cofer’s Work in the Classroom. Samples. Read a sample chapter from this book; Download a flyer about this book; VIDEO: Find out how Lessons from a Writer's Life can energize your high school writers in this video clip.

Young-adult novelist Judith Ortiz Cofer will inspire your high school writers with stories and poems drawn from her childhood in Puerto Rico and her self-invention as an American writer and teacher.

And, in a practical Resource section a the back of the book, Judith speaks to the craft of writing and shares the tools she has forged to generate ideas and help her writing speak the truth more.

There were many valuable tips and lessons expressed in his book, which read more like a story than an educational book for writers. I walked away with many invaluable lessons that I will apply to my own writing from now on, such as reading my own words and finding the music hidden in my writing.

Thanks Terry for another great read!/5(86). I'm not a fantasy reader. I've never read Terry Brooks. Lessons from a writers life book I love reading artists and writers describe their art and their process, which is what drew me to Brooks' book on writing, Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life.

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Stop doing what you think you should do. The lessons are well-crafted, and progress in a way that brings you deeper into the writing craft each time. Inspirational as well, really gets you wanting to work at writing without it feeling like work.

If you've ever dreamed of being a writer but don't know where to start, this book shows you/5(51). Readers will be reminded of the energizing books of writer Natalie Goldberg and will be seduced by Lamott's witty take on the reality of a writer's life, which has little to do with literary parties and a lot to do with jealousy, writer's block and going for broke with each Reviews: 3K.

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Designed as a guide to help you discover your lessons, the Journal provides a framework for enriching your life with valuable insights. King takes a book with him everywhere he goes, and even reads during meals. “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.

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We all know and love her novels, which include Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Mansfield Park. In today’s post, I will explore six universal lessons she’s taught us from her novels. But as I wrote a book to share lessons I’d learned, the process itself taught me a host of other lessons too.

We are the authors of our own stories, and we can rewrite the ending. As a writer, one gets a unique perspective—like an artist with a blank canvas, we get to create the vision, redraft, re-edit and perfect it.

Part of the reason I return to this book is that it reminds me to take a second look. In books and in life, you need to read several pages before someone’s true character is revealed. Gail Carson Levine is the author of 20 children’s books and young-adult novels, including Ella Enchanted ($7, ) winner of the Newbery Honor Award.

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Going about life day to day is fine, but being able to escape into another world is a vacation that the soul. Writing has been my professional life. And naturally, I have a lot to say about it.

Like the twelve particularly important lessons that I learned, which I hope will guide you down a path to becoming a world-class writer.

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Find 6 lessons learned from Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro, that writers can apply to their own writing. If you haven't read the novel yet, we do talk about the plot and reveal things about the story.

So consider this your spoiler alert. The book is a mishmash of anecdotes about the author’s life and the lives of some of the people for whom she has written obituaries. She writes with empathy, humour and a few not too preachy life lessons. Nothing earth shattering, I got teary a few times and I laughed a but too.

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We’re going way back here, but this book about a two friends, an imaginary world and a sudden tragedy still haunts us as adults.

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TED: Ideas worth spreading. The books selected here have been chosen for several reasons: 1 The authors have all lived abroad 2 I really like their books and keep recommending them to my clients and students 3 I know the authors 4 These books illustrate a variety of ways to write about your life 5 They are well-written and worth reading.

Anne Lamott 12 truths I learned from life and writing A few days before she tur writer Anne Lamott decided to write down everything she knew for sure. She dives into the nuances of being a human who lives in a confusing, beautiful, emotional world, offering her characteristic life-affirming wisdom and humor on family, writing, the meaning of God, death and more.

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These are the life lessons you need to learn as soon as possible. Preferable before your twenties.We asked questions of the author (a great way to introduce this concept to the class). Then I wrote the student’s questions down. This book has about 8 opportunities to repeat this mini-lesson so this book is a GEM!

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