Workshop on The Oxford Essential Guide to Writing by Thomas S Kane Please Read This Post First This is the discussion thread for the workshop on the above named book. The workshop originator (WO) is responsible for the organisation of the workshop. The WO is unlikely to be an authority on the subject; after all he/she is trying to learn as well. The WO is ONLY the organiser.
All are welcome to join this workshop but it is probably best to join at the beginning rather than half way through. Initially please post NO discussions here but post your intention of taking part and roughly when you would expect to receive the book (assuming you haven’t got it yet). When you have the book please post that fact. When everyone who has posted their intention of taking part and has indicated that they have the book the WO will post to announce the discussion on the first chapter/section open. Please understand that some people on the forum may have to wait longer than others for books to be delivered. Discussion of a chapter will continue for a week. Please only discuss the current or preceding chapters. Whilst that discussion takes place you may post your submission for the exercises associated with that chapter but please post no reviews of those exercises until everyone has submitted or the week has elapsed. On occasion the exercises may be considered too large or otherwise inappropriate for this forum and this discussion may then include ideas for more appropriate exercises. Once review has started on the submission, a week will be given for the review before the next chapter discussion is opened. This should give two weeks spent on each chapter. The exercise submission thread is here. Please ensure you read the first post of that thread. It is not obligatory to do the exercises, though you are likely to get much more from the workshop if you do. If you are not going to do the exercise please post to that effect so we all know. Note on timings. Particularly on this first attempt at these workshops the timings will be considered flexible. In other words let’s see how long we actually need for each chapter. Remember some people have less time and/or naturally work more slowly than others. Also we may find some chapters need to be given more time than others.