A Writer's Guide To Persistence: How to Create a Lasting and by Jordan Rosenfeld

By Jordan Rosenfeld

Perform. Polish. Persist.

Your writing trip can take you several areas: mountaineering via steep mountains, traversing unknown territory, hurdling either roadblocks and rejections. Even the siren music of popularity and fortune can distract you out of your actual objective: to precise your self in an actual and significant manner, and to percentage your phrases with others.

A Writer's consultant to Persistence is your street map during the rugged terrain of the writer's direction. You'll observe recommendation and methods for cultivating a fruitful, deeply significant writing existence by way of training your craft, sharpening your paintings, and persisting via even the hardest challenges.

Inside you'll find:

• useful how you can stability writing with the remainder of your existence: taming your busy time table, expanding your productiveness, and committing to a writing practice
• recommendation for constructing genuine paintings: discovering your voice, writing bravely, and breaking the blocks to inventive flow
• tools for stretching your abilities via craft and revision
• options on pushing via rejection and doubt, filing robust, nourishing your self to prevent burnout, and holding your brain and physique fit
choked with journaling workouts and much-needed motivation, in addition to insights from best-selling writers in quite a few genres, A Writer's advisor to Persistence may help you discover the enjoyment and objective inherent in a writer's existence. Your trip to book and good fortune might take an entire life, yet you could sow the rewards of writing with each step.

"A compassionate and clever advisor for any author who's simply beginning out or person who wishes the certainty and encouragement of a very good writing trainer. Rosenfeld bargains useful recommendations for each obstacle, from how to define the time to jot down to getting via writer's block." --Patricia V. Davis, best-selling writer

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Is my paragraph unified? • Do I have a clear, single point in the first sentence of the paragraph? • Does all my evidence support my opening point? 2. Is my paragraph supported? • Are there separate supporting points for the opening point? • Do I have specific evidence for each supporting point? • Is there plenty of specific evidence for the supporting points? 3. Is my paragraph organized? • Do I have a clear method of organizing my thoughts? • Do I use transitions and other connecting words? indd 27 9/4/09 12:26:39 PM 28 PART 1 Writing: Skills and Process Revising Sentences To revise individual sentences in your paragraph, ask the following questions: 1.

Writing the First Draft When you write a first draft, be prepared to put in additional thoughts and details that did not emerge during prewriting. And don’t worry if you hit a snag. Just leave a blank space or add a comment such as “Do later” and press on to finish the paper. Also, don’t worry yet about grammar, punctuation, or spelling. You don’t want to take time correcting words or sentences that you may decide to remove later. Instead, make it your goal to state your main idea clearly and develop the content of your paragraph with plenty of specific details.

All rights reserved. 2. ” He realizes that this sentence is not a relevant detail to support the idea that the work was physically hard. 3. To add more (unity, support, organization) _____________, he changes “heavy cartons” to “____________________”; he adds “_____________ ____________________” to his sentence about washing dishes. 4. ” 5. ” 6. ” 7. ” 8. ” 9. ” Editing and Proofreading The next-to-last major stage in the writing process is editing—checking a paper for mistakes in grammar, punctuation, usage, and spelling.

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