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Analyzing Writer’s Craft. Presented by: Kelly Philbeck. Craft of Artists. Look following two paintings and jot down some similarities and some differences that you see. What do you notice about the artists’ techniques? What differences do you see?. Compare and Contrast.

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analyzing writer s craft

Analyzing Writer’s Craft

Presented by: Kelly Philbeck

craft of artists
Craft of Artists
  • Look following two paintings and jot down some similarities and some differences that you see.
  • What do you notice about the artists’ techniques?
  • What differences do you see?
compare and contrast
Compare and Contrast

Grant Wood’s American Gothic

Edvard Munch’s The Scream

what is writer s craft
What is Writer’s Craft?

Craft is the art of writing. It is the writer’s intentional use of the following to create an effect on the reader:

  • figurative language
  • snapshots/imagery/details
  • thoughtshots
  • word choice/word placement
  • sound/dialogue
  • sentence structure/stylistic devices
  • text features
  • text structure
writer s craft encompasses
Writer’s Craft Encompasses:
  • Style
  • Tone
  • Voice
  • Audience Awareness
  • Structure/Organization
  • Technique
categories of craft
Categories of Craft
  • Word Craft—careful, deliberate word choice
  • StructuralCraft—organizational features
  • AudibleCraft—sound choices
  • VisualCraft—print features
          • Laminack & Ray
word craft
Word Craft
  • Deliberate, artful choice of words [Ray 1999]
    • Figurative language
    • Word Choice
    • Vivid verbs
    • Imagery
    • Details
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