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A Self Made of Words
Contents

Preface: Crafting a Distinctive Self

Part I: Your Self in Writing

Your Self and Your Persona
Persona and Performance
Content, Purpose, and Persona
Self-Revelation and Self-Creation

Part II:  Elements of Writing and Your Self

Point of View
Levels of Style
Organization
Continuity/Discontinuity
Little Words
Nouns and Verbs versus Adjectives and Adverb
Concrete and Abstract Diction
Figurative Language
Sentence Structure
Parallelism
Balance
Serial Constructions
Periodic Sentences
Quotations

Coda: Reflections on Revision, Writing, and Your Self
Suggested Readings   
Acknowledgements