Blake's Writer's Guide

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Blake’s Writer’s Guide will provide you with the tools you need to be a successful writer. It will help you gain knowledge about the use of the different text types for different purposes and develop concepts about meeting the needs of your audience.

This guide contains:

  • Sections on each key element for developing good writing skills.
  • A comprehensive examination of the three broad groups of texts: imaginative, informative and argumentative.
  • Annotated text examples accompanied by easy-to-follow lists of structure and language features.
  • A step-by-step guide through the writing process
  • Helpful hints for note-taking and researching topics
  • Guidelines for proofreading and editing your own texts
  • A glossary with concise definitions for all the major terms (includes examples)
  • Tools every author needs to have and how to use them
  • Handy ideas for enhancing your texts with graphics and creative layouts

This guide is split up into two parts.

Part 1: The Writing Process

Provides step-by-step instructions on the five stages of the writing process:

  • Pre-writing
  • Drafting revising
  • Editing/ Proofreading
  • Publishing

The traits of good writing and the tools of an author are also examined in detail.

Part 2: Text Types

Explains what text types and genres are and features several samples of imaginative, informative and argumentative texts. Each text sample is shown with annotations that highlight their specific language and structure features.

The text types examined in the guide are:

Imaginative/ Narrative texts:

  • Science-fiction
  • Fairytales
  • Poetry
  • Dramatic plays
  • Anecdotes

Argumentative texts:

  • Expositions (arguments)
  • Letters to the editor
  • Advertisements
  • Reviews
  • Discussions

Informative texts:

  • Factual recounts
  • Reports
  • Explanations
  • News
  • Articles
  • Procedures
  • Biographies
  • Descriptions

Author: Merryn Whitfield


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250 mm (h) x 180 mm (w)
Blake's Guides
Merryn Whitfield
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