This book aims to guide student writers as they take on the responsibilities, challenges, and joys of authorship. As teachers who have been active participants in the “literacy revolution” brought on by changes in technologies and modes of communication, we’ve been learning with our students how best to engage such changes. As scholars, we have read widely in what many refer to as the “new literacies”; as researchers, we have studied the changing scene of writing with excitement.
Our goal in writing this new textbook has been to take some of the best ideas animating the field of rhetoric and writing and make them accessible to and usable by students and teachers. Everyone’s an Author attempts to meet those goals in several ways. (Everyone’s an Author with 2016 MLA Update: with Readings 2nd Edition; Andrea Lunsford, Beverly Moss, Carole Clark Papper, Lisa Ede, Michal Brody; W. W. Norton & Company ; Preface: Page 9)