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ISBN:0316339776
Author: Donald Hall
ISBN13: 978-0316339773
Title: Writing Well
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Language: English
Category: Writing Research and Publishing Guides
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (1973)
Pages: 352

Writing Well by Donald Hall



Besides poetry, Donald Hall wrote books on baseball, the sculptor Henry Moore, and the poet Marianne Moore. He began writing as an adolescent and attended the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference at the age of sixteen-the same year he had his first work published. Donald Hall published numerous books of poetry. Besides poetry, Donald Hall wrote books on baseball, the sculptor Henry Moore, and the poet Marianne Moore. He was also the author of children's books.

I love Donald Hall, and when I read about his book on writing, I looked for it at the local college library. Writing Well has taught me more about writing than almost any other book. I use ideas and examples from it in teaching my freshman composition class. Rereading it is always a joy.

Donald Andrew Hall Jr. was born in New Haven, Connecticut on September 20, 1928. He received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1951. His first collection of poetry, Exiles and Marriages, was published in 1955. His other collections included Without, The Museum of Clear Ideas, and The Painted Bed. He received several awards including the National Book Critics Circle Award for The One Day, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for The Happy Man, the Poetry Society of America's Robert Frost Silver medal, and the Ruth Lilly Prize for poetry.

In the comparison of the college student’s two expressions of his first impression of his dorm, Hall disregards the first passage as sloppy – slangy and fragmentary. Fortunately, Chan manages to turn her story around by writing a stellar climax and falling action in paragraphs 7-13.

Co-authored by two esteemed writers, Writing Well, is a beautifully-written and thoroughly readable guide to the craft of writing prose. Co-authored by two esteemed writers, "Writing Well," is a beautifully-written and thoroughly readable guide to the craft of writing prose. This concise, lively text covers all aspects of writing but is best known for its signature chapters on words, sentences, and paragraphs. Going beyond the basics of composition, the text teaches originality and elegance in writing encouraging students to develop their own written voice.

Verbs give energy, if we use them with energy. If we don’t use them with energy, they sound dull or flat: Verbs are action. Used well, modifiers create distinctions in meaning. In the fall the war was always there, but we did not go to it any more. Sample student papers Ð including several works-in-progress - allow students to learn the writing process through the work of their peers. A brief handbook section rounds out.

Donald Hall on Growing Old and Our Cultural Attitude Toward the Elderly. James Baldwin’s Advice on Writing. Hall goes on to offer some practical advice on composition and structure: As I work over clauses and commas, I understand that rhythm and cadence have little connection to import, but they should carry the reader on a pleasurable journey. Sentences can be long, three or more complete clauses dancing together, or two clauses with one leaning on the other, or an added phrase of only a few syllables. Avoid the personal pronoun when you can - but not the personal. My first book of poems said I, but the word was distant, a stiff and poetic I. In my best poems and prose I’ve become steadily more naked, with a nakedness that disguises itself by wearing clothes.