Ch. 1. Journal -- Ch. 2. Essay -- Ch. 3. Writing Process -- Ch. 4. Opening -- Ch. 5. Closing -- Ch. 6. Word Pictures -- Ch. 7. Figurative Language -- Ch. 8. Character and Dialogue -- Ch. 9. Story-Telling -- Ch. 10. Style -- Ch. 11. Fiction and Poetry -- Ch. 12. Revision -- Ch. 13. Research -- Ch. 14. Workshopping -- Ch. 15. Publication -- Ch. 16. Nature Writing and Environmental Activism. "A practical and inspirational guide, this handbook will help and encourage aspiring writers, scholars, students, or weekend backpackers - anyone who has experienced nature and the outdoors and is moved to express that experience and share it with others. Using exercises and examples, the author covers genres, techniques, and publication issues. He uses examples from such masters as Barry Lopez, Annie Dillard, Larry McMurtry, Edward Abbey, Ernest Hemingway, and Henry David Thoreau. Also included are recommended readings, a directory of creative writing programs, professional organizations for writers, and a directory of environmental organizations. The Sierra Club published the first edition of this book. This reissue includes a new chapter on nature writing and environmental activism."--Jacket.