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Writing With Power: Techniques for Mastering the Writing Process Paperback – 9 Jul 1998

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, U.S.A.; 2 edition (9 July 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780195120189
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195120189
  • ASIN: 0195120183
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 2.3 x 13.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 176,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Writing with Power is a guide for the student writing an essay, the professional writer working on a story, or the manager writing a memo for a tight deadline. As Elbow explains, "Writing with power doesn't just mean getting power over readers. It means getting power over yourself and over the writing process: knowing what you are doing as you write; figuring out what you really mean; being in charge, having control; not feeling stuck or helpless or intimidated. I am particularly interested in this second kind of power in writing, and I have found that without it you seldom achieve the first kind". For the second edition, Elbow has written a new introduction in which he discusses in detail the "mysterious" dimensions of "Writing with Power" - voice, quality and bad writing, wrongness and felt sense, and sharing written work with others.

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Peter Elbow is Professor of English and Director of the writing program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


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