"Writing itself becomes the subject of the writing course..."

 — Michael Carter       

About the Author

Thomas Allbaugh has taught composition, rhetoric, and creative nonfiction at Azusa Pacific University since 2001. His short fiction, essays, and poems have appeared in a variety of publications, both online and in print, including Pedagogy, Writing on the Edge, Mars Hill Review, In Touch Magazine, and Relief. He has a story forthcoming in 67Press Anthology 2017. His first novel, Apocalypse TV, about an English professor who goes on a reality TV show in an attempt to reverse his fortunes, is available from eLectio Publishers, Amazon.com, and Barnes&Noble.com.

What Others are Saying about Pretexts for Writing…

“This writing textbook includes excellent instruction for college students. Its approach is fresh, the sample essays are well-chosen, and the writing is lively. Although I teach writing, I also found it helpful and inspiring in my own work as a writer. I think students and other writers will respond well to the direct, approachable style.” -Joseph Bentz, professor and author of eight books, including A Son Comes Home and Pieces of Heaven. (From Amazon.com)

“…My students’ favorite section of the book relates to scholarly research and ‘entering the conversation’ that is ongoing. It helps them begin to understand that researched arguments have a context, and a writer’s voice is one among many.” Karen Strovas, professor. (From Amazon.com)

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