The Sierra Club Nature Writing Handbook: A Creative Guide
This newest volume in the Sierra Club's acclaimed The series includes autobiographical writings, essays, short stories, and poetry that communicate a passion for nature which enhances our appreciation of a wide range of landscapes and wildlife. Diverse in mood and setting, the nineteen selections, including seven in print for the first time, represent the best of the genre.
Readers will delight in Chip Rawlins's memoir of life in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, Dan O'Brien's tale of falconry on the Great Plains, David Rains Wallace's exploration of the Darien, Barry Lopez's essay on the coral reefs of the Caribbean island of Bonaire, and Marybeth Holleman's evocative essay on St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea.
Other contributors are Rick Bass, SueEllen Campbell, Lisa Couturier, John Daniel, Jan Grover, Penny Harter, Adele Ne Jame, Homer Kizer, W. S. Merwin, David Petersen, April N. Rieveschl, Alianor True, Louise Wagenknecht, and Terry Tempest Williams.
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In the old days, when I worked on a portable Royal typewriter, there would be a
stack of discarded drafts of a first paragraph beside my typing table, and
sometimes that stack would resemble the manuscript of a novella. The opening
The composition of the first 1 17-page draft began as early as 1846, while
Thoreau was still at Walden Pond. ... This affirmation of life is at the heart of the
early drafts of Walden and remains intact, regardless of revisions, to the
Keep all of your drafts for an essay. Assuming they are of a manageable number,
arrange them on the living room floor. Study them closely. What sort of patterns
do you see emerging? How do the openings and closings change through ...