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Language Networks on LiveJournal (pdf)

Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience (pdf)

A Longitudinal Analysis of Weblogs: 2003-2004 (pdf)

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If everything goes well with qualifying I will again be submitting articles for publication. I hope to submit as follows:

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The Performativity of Naming: Adolescent Weblog Names as Metaphor

Buxom Girls and Boys in Baseball Hats: Adolescent Avatars in Graphical Chat Spaces

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New books are added but reading status is rarely accurate.

January 22, 2008

A good book on writing

I seem to always be on the look out for good books on writing. It's probably my own insecurity looking for the key to unlock the easy way to write, when I know intellectually there is no easy way. When, as we all know oh too well, -

There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. ~Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith [p. 7, No More Rejections: 50 Secrets to Writing A Manuscript That Sells, by Alice Orr, Writer's Digest, Cincinnati, 2004]

Well I've found a good book on writing that is giving me some of the encouragement I needed as I get back into the daily writing grove. Check out the link to Amazon above. While "The Writer's Book of Hope" says it focuses on fiction writing, I think most of what is said is applicable to any writing career...not just to those who make stuff up. LOL As though academics never cross into "fiction" writing...when we qualitative researchers often do through the use of composite characters or fictionalized narratives.

I recommend the book to anyone who is writing or wants to write in any genre...can't hurt to know how others wee the profession.

Posted by prolurkr at January 22, 2008 08:00 PM

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I don't know any good books on writing that I've read yet, but I do want to tell you about a book read recently, that would help you I think.
This book is called shades of darkness, shades of grace, and the reason why i'm posting this here, is because it's based on a true story. The true story is so juicy and good - it could happen to me, it could happen to you, it could happen to anyone and honestly to me - that makes such a good book. If you could take a part of your life and write about it - depending on how interesting your life is - your book would be brilliant. You should check it out - Hope this could help you!

Posted by: Chrissy at January 30, 2008 10:39 PM

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