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The Writer S Home Companion

Author : Joan Bolker
ISBN : 0805048936
Genre : Reference
File Size : 52.28 MB
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Offers a collection of essays by a variety of poets, novelists, critics, and other writers on the process of writing, revision, finding a voice, seeking an audience, and other techniques of authorship
Category: Reference

The Writer S Home Companion

Author : James Charlton
ISBN : 0140110127
Genre : Humor
File Size : 25.45 MB
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This delightful treasury of stories about lost manuscripts, writer's block, bestsellers, rejections, and other facts of literary life are guaranteed to amuse every lover of books.
Category: Humor

A Writer S Book Of Days

Author : Judy Reeves
ISBN : 1577313127
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 45.97 MB
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First published a decade ago, A Writer's Book of Days has become the ideal writing coach for thousands of writers. Newly revised, with new prompts, up-to-date Web resources, and more useful information than ever, this invaluable guide offers something for everyone looking to put pen to paper — a treasure trove of practical suggestions, expert advice, and powerful inspiration. Judy Reeves meets you wherever you may be on a given day with: • get-going prompts and exercises • insight into writing blocks • tips and techniques for finding time and creating space • ways to find images and inspiration • advice on working in writing groups • suggestions, quips, and trivia from accomplished practitioners Reeves's holistic approach addresses every aspect of what makes creativity possible (and joyful) — the physical, emotional, and spiritual. And like a smart, empathetic inner mentor, she will help you make every day a writing day.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Online Writer S Companion

Author : P. J. Aitken
ISBN : 9781621535294
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Every year, millions of writers struggle to find work, and most make little more than spare change from the assignments they land. With the expansion of the online freelance marketplace, anyone with the right skills can learn to thrive and build a full-time career as a freelance writer. Author P. J. Aitken shares with readers what those skills are—the same skills that have earned him high levels of success on Upwork and other online freelance platforms. His tips include: Creating the perfect profile Writing winning proposals when bidding on writing jobs Garnering the rating system that will bring recognition and new clients Establishing long-term clients Outsourcing for the most efficient results Blogging—for pay! Navigating the best sites and avoiding pitfalls many writers fall into The Online Writer’s Companion is an unprecedented and indispensable guide for aspiring writers and authors of various materials and backgrounds, from bloggers to professional writers, students to retirees. It can even touch freelancers in other trades who want to hone their skills. By learning to make the most of a myriad of websites for freelance writers, readers will finally have the knowledge to succeed! Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing Historical Fiction

Author : Celia Brayfield
ISBN : 9781780935775
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Writing Historical Fiction: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an invaluable companion for a writer working in this challenging and popular literary genre, whether your period is Ancient Rome or World War II. PART 1 includes reflections on the genre and provides a short history of historical fiction. PART 2 contains guest contributions from Margaret Atwood, Ian Beck, Madison Smartt Bell, Ronan Bennett, Vanora Bennett, Tracy Chevalier, Lindsay Clarke, Elizabeth Cook, Anne Doughty, Sarah Dunant, Michel Faber, Margaret George, Philippa Gregory, Katharine McMahon, Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Hilary Mantel, Alan Massie, Ian Mortimer, Kate Mosse, Charles Palliser, Orhan Pamuk, Edward Rutherfurd, Manda Scott, Adam Thorpe, Stella Tillyard, Rose Tremain, Alison Weir and Louisa Young. PART 3 offers practical exercises and advice on such topics as research, plots and characters, mastering authentic but accessible dialogue and navigating the world of agents and publishers.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

How To Write Magical Words

Author : Edmund R. Schubert
ISBN : 1933523808
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"This is the best idea for a writing book that I've ever seen. It's like sitting in a room full of professional writers, and after each one delivers a riff on one aspect of writing, the others weigh in to buttress, amplify, refine, or add to what was said. It's an extended conversation with writers who know what they're talking about--and what matters in writing fiction that really communicates with readers." --Orson Scott Card . . . . . . "How To Write Magical Words: A Writer's Companion" is a compilation of essays originally published on MagicalWords.net, a popular writing blog with thousands of regular followers. Distilling three years worth of helpful advice into a single, portable volume, it contains nearly 100 essays covering such wide-ranging topics as: - Getting Started . . . Again - Creating Characters in Small Spaces - Storytelling Tropes: Belief - Binding Character and Narrative: Point of View - Word Choice and Pacing - Metaphors, Similes, and Analogies, Oh My . . . - Writing Action Scenes - The Beginning of the End - Developing Your Internal Editor - Artistic Choices and the Market - Business Realities for the Writer Many of these essays are accompanied by comments and questions from the blog's readers, along with the author's response, making this volume unique among how-to books on any subject. The core members of Magical Words--David B. Coe, A.J. Hartley, Faith Hunter, Stuart Jaffe, Misty Massey, C.E. Murphy, and Edmund R. Schubert--have experience writing and editing fantasy, mysteries, thrillers, romance, science fiction, non-fiction, and more. This group is uniquely qualified to cover the full spectrum of writing-related issues. "How To Write Magical Words: A Writer's Companion" is a book that belongs in the library of anyone interested in the craft of writing, the business of writing, and the writing life.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing Children S Fiction

Author : Linda Newbery
ISBN : 9781472535337
Genre : Reference
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Full of both inspirational and practical advice, Writing Children's Fiction: A Writers' and Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing for some of the most difficult and demanding readers of all: children and young people. Part 1 explores the nature, history and challenges of children's literature, and the amazing variety of genres available for children from those learning to read to young adults. Part 2 includes tips by such bestselling authors as David Almond, Malorie Blackman, Meg Rosoff and Michael Morpurgo. Part 3 contains practical advice - from shaping plots and creating characters to knowing your readers, handling difficult subjects and how to find an agent and publisher when your book or story is complete.
Category: Reference

Writing Your Dissertation In Fifteen Minutes A Day

Author : Joan Bolker
ISBN : 1429968885
Genre : Reference
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Expert writing advice from the editor of the Boston Globe best-seller, The Writer's Home Companion Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone to assure them that their struggles aren't unique. Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for the graduate-student writer. Using positive reinforcement, she begins by reminding thesis writers that being able to devote themselves to a project that truly interests them can be a pleasurable adventure. She encourages them to pay close attention to their writing method in order to discover their individual work strategies that promote productivity; to stop feeling fearful that they may disappoint their advisors or family members; and to tailor their theses to their own writing style and personality needs. Using field-tested strategies she assists the student through the entire thesis-writing process, offering advice on choosing a topic and an advisor, on disciplining one's self to work at least fifteen minutes each day; setting short-term deadlines, on revising and defing the thesis, and on life and publication after the dissertation. Bolker makes writing the dissertation an enjoyable challenge.
Category: Reference

The Business Writer S Companion

Author : Gerald J. Alred
ISBN : 9780312631321
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 29.24 MB
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An easy-access guide to the most common types of business writing and communication, The Business Writer's Companion places writing in real-world context with hundreds of business writing topics and more than sixty sample documents. Always anticipating the needs of today's business writers, the sixth edition includes updated information on the technologies that are integral to workplace writing and offers tips about professionalism. BOOK COVER.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines