Writing With Power
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Writing With Power

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 134.62 x 203.2 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195120183
  • 9780195120189
  • 89,300

About Peter Elbow

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

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