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Main Title Writing about nature : a creative guide /
Author Murray, John A.,
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Murray, John A,Sierra Club nature writing handbook.
Publisher University of New Mexico Press,
Year Published 2003
OCLC Number 51968913
ISBN 0826330851 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780826330857 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Subjects Natural history--Authorship ; Natural history literature
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EIAM  QH14.M87 2003 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 09/12/2011
Edition University of New Mexico pbk. ed.
Collation xii, 202 p. ; 21 cm.
Rev. ed. of: The Sierra Club nature writing handbook. c1995. Includes bibliographical references (p. 188-191) and index.
Contents Notes
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.