Writing can be a challenge, especially for artists and designers who tend to be more visual than verbal. Writing for Visual Thinkers: A Guide for Artists and Designers is designed to help people who think in pictures—a segment of learners that by some estimates includes almost 30 percent of the population—gain skills and confidence in their writing abilities.
Writing for Visual Thinkers approaches the craft of writing from many directions, all with the ultimate goal of unblocking the reader's verbal potential. It offers a guide to mind mapping, concept mapping, freewriting, brainwriting, word lists and outlines, as well as provides student examples, tips on writing grant proposals, reasons for keeping a blog and more. Critique methods, criticism, narrative and storytelling, hypertext, editing, graphic novels and comics, and many more topics round out this groundbreaking book. Both experimental and pragmatic, Andrea Marks's methods will result in stronger, more verbally confident artists and designers.
Developed in partnership with AIGA, this book is for the visual learners everywhere who have always wanted--or needed!--to improve their writing skills, whether they specialize in graphic design, web design, industrial design, interior design, allied design, or fashion design.
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Table of Contents
2 Thinking Words and Pictures
3 Verbal and Visual Connections
4 Narrative Structures; Verbal and Visual Working Together
5 Writing and Editing in the 21st Century
6 Writing in Practice Podcasts Resources Letter from Ric Grefe, Executive Director of AIGA