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Writing and Personality
Finding Your Voice, Your Style, Your Way

ISBN 9781855755079
Published November 1, 2007 by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

'We cannot separate the writer from the writing. Nor should we try. Both our writing process and our writing products need to carry our unique signature, a bit of our personality.' - From Writing and Personality How you write - what works for you and what makes sense to you - depends on who you are, your personality, your preferences, your style of thinking and feeling. If you're extraverted and grounded in your senses, your natural writing style will be far different from the person who tends to be introverted and intuitive. Not only that, how you learn to write will be different as well. Here's a book that taps into the natural strengths of your personality and helps you use those strengths in your writing. Whether you're a student, businessperson, or professional writer, this book will help you: engage your natural writing voice; adapt to styles that are less natural; overcome writer's block; and find the right words for communicating effectively, whatever your assignment.

Table of Contents

Prologue -- How Writing Works For You -- Your Beginnings as a Writer -- Your Present as a Writer -- Writing Through Personality -- Your Preferred Way of Writing -- Getting Started: Extraversion and Introversion -- Knowing What to Say: Sensing and Intuition -- Deciding How to Say It: Thinking and Feeling -- Getting It Done: Judging and Perceiving -- Sixteen Approaches to Writing -- Four Sensing Thinking Approaches to Writing -- Four Sensing Feeling Approaches to Writing -- Four Intuitive Feeling Approaches to Writing -- Four Intuitive Thinking Approaches to Writing -- Practical Applications -- Your Natural Style and Its Consequences -- Drafting and Revising -- Growing as a Writer -- Getting Past Anxiety and Writer’s Blocks -- Writing for Different Audiences -- Collaboration: Writing With Friends and Enemies -- Epilogue: Types, Stereotypes, and Book Reports -- Appendix -- Credits

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