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Writing as Craft and Magic By Carl Sessions Stepp (Professor of Journalism, Professor of Journalism, University of Maryland)

Writing as Craft and Magic
by Carl Sessions Stepp (Professor of Journalism, Professor of Journalism, University of Maryland)

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Writing as Craft and Magic, Second Edition, outlines a compelling approach to conceiving, reporting, organizing, and writing articles for today's media. The book revolves around the central idea that writers improve most quickly by combining the powers of technique ("craft") with creativity ("magic").
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Writing as Craft and Magic by Carl Sessions Stepp (Professor of Journalism, Professor of Journalism, University of Maryland)

Writing as Craft and Magic, Second Edition, outlines a compelling approach to conceiving, reporting, organizing, and writing articles for today's media. The book revolves around the central idea that writers improve most quickly by combining the powers of technique ("craft") with creativity ("magic"). Applying this method to news and feature writing-both print and online-it focuses on leads, organization, transition, clarity, drama, and other elements that drive good writing toward excellence. Aimed at students in upper-level undergraduate writing and reporting courses, Writing as Craft and Magic provides a clear and succinct instructional system-with practical models, a wealth of examples, and step-by-step guides-to help students understand and apply craft and magic to daily assignments. Author Carl Sessions Stepp, a seasoned journalist at the national level, structures his system in three parts. He first evokes the art of writing, then applies that art to standard journalistic writing, and concludes with a strong section on advanced writing techniques for features. He also offers advice and tips on how newsrooms currently operate in the age of multimedia journalism. This revised edition includes an expanded exercise section at the end of each chapter, more coverage of the demands of multimedia journalism (convergence), and updated chapters on incorporating the Internet into research and writing for the daily news cycle.

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Writing as Craft and Magic Reviews


FINALLY * a textbook on writing that's not a textbook but a real source of practical advice! *
I'm a huge fan of this book. . . . Stepp's work manages to communicate the more mysterious nature of creativity in writing in a coherent, readily accessible way. * Kim Walsh-Childers, University of Florida *
The lessons are straightforward, clear, and well-reasoned. . . . Stepp's categorization of the yin and the yang of journalism as 'craft' and 'magic' is brilliant, hitting just the right note for my students. * John Lenger, Harvard University Extension School *
FINALLY * a textbook on writing that's not a textbook but a real source of practical advice! *
I'm a huge fan of this book. . . . Stepp's work manages to communicate the more mysterious nature of creativity in writing in a coherent, readily accessible way. * Kim Walsh-Childers, University of Florida *
The lessons are straightforward, clear, and well-reasoned. . . . Stepp's categorization of the yin and the yang of journalism as 'craft' and 'magic' is brilliant, hitting just the right note for my students. * John Lenger, Harvard University Extension School *

Table of Contents


Preface to the Second Edition ; 1. Journalism in a Time of Change ; 2. Writing as Craft ; 3. Writing as Magic ; 4. The Three Qualities of Great Journalism ; 5. The Very Beginning: Ideas and Reporting ; 6. Beginning to Write: Focus and Leads ; 7. Managing the Murky Middle ; 8. Models and Common Story Types ; 9. Mastering the Feature ; 10. Writing for Clarity ; 11. Writing for Drama ; 12. Polishing Your Work ; 13. Multimedia Packaging and Presentation ; 14. Reaching Higher Levels ; 15. Learning with Others

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Writing as Craft and Magic by Carl Sessions Stepp (Professor of Journalism, Professor of Journalism, University of Maryland)
Carl Sessions Stepp (Professor of Journalism, Professor of Journalism, University of Maryland)
Used - Like New
Hardback
Oxford University Press Inc
2006-10-01
272
0195305779
9780195305777
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.