Writing Creatively: A Guided Journal To Using Literary Devices by Nancy DafoeWriting Creatively: A Guided Journal To Using Literary Devices by Nancy Dafoe

Writing Creatively: A Guided Journal To Using Literary Devices

byNancy Dafoe

Spiral Bound | March 11, 2014

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Holding thought loops, metaphoric maneuvers, startling juxtaposition, and clever catachresis, a guided journal allows students of the art of discourse a place to test the waters before leaving safe harbor.Nancy Dafoe's guided journal is designed to complement her book Breaking Open the Box: A Guide for Creative Techniques to Improve Academic Writing and Generate Critical Thinking, but it may be used independently from that text by composition instructors and writing teachers interested in helping their students develop, practice, and master creative techniques and skills in order to advance and enliven writing. The design of Dafoe's guided journal-featuring teacher and student sides-is intended to make it easy for writing instructors to work with their students on individual concepts. This guided journal contains models and exemplars, as well as encourages explorations in language. Skilled academic writers, essayists, and novelists have long known that savvy application of poetic techniques and practice in language play makes for better writing in every genre and for more powerful rhetoric.
Nancy Dafoe is a published poet and fiction and non-fiction writer, in addition to being an English educator working and living in Central New York. Her book Breaking Open the Box: A Guide for Creative Techniques to Improve Academic Writing and Generate Critical Thinking was published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers in March 2013 an...
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Title:Writing Creatively: A Guided Journal To Using Literary DevicesFormat:Spiral BoundDimensions:68 pages, 10.01 × 7.31 × 0.17 inPublished:March 11, 2014Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1475808909

ISBN - 13:9781475808902

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Gwynn O'GaraIntroductionGuided Journal: A Side for TeachersGuided Journal: A Side for StudentsDialogic PoemsSuggested Poets Bibliography of Suggested ReadingsAbout the Authors

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In a time where creativity and practicality are needed in classroom writing practice more than ever, Writing Creatively: A Guided Journal to Using Literary Devices offers a refreshing approach to these needs. Whether you teach English or are looking to inspire students to write effectively in other disciplines, Writing Creatively will not disappoint.