I SHOULD BE WRITING

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I Should Be Writing

Author : Mur Lafferty
ISBN : 9781631065637
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 81.73 MB
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I Should Be Writing is everything you'd hope to find in a writing workshop, condensed into one highly effective journal. It’s time to stop dreaming about what you want to write and finally do it! Let award-winning podcaster Mur Lafferty, who in the past has interviewed authors including John Scalzi, Neil Gaiman, Gail Carriger, Adam Christopher, and Kameron Hurley, guide you through the nuts-and-bolts process of honing your craft, including which writing myths to ignore, how to refine your creative process, listening to your inner muse while ignoring your inner bully, and more. This book also contains writing exercises that will help the blossoming writer strengthen the writer’s muscle of writing every day. These include everything from situational writer's prompts to lists of ideas writers should try to jot down between writing sessions. With this helpful guide, you can make the phrase, "I've always wanted to write a story..." a thing of the past. Because you should be writing!
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

You Should Be Writing

Author : Brenda Knight
ISBN : 9781642502565
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 65.27 MB
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Write Like an Expert From famous all-time-great poets like T.S. Eliot to modern creatives like Roxane Gay, the selected writing quotes in this journal aim to instruct and inspire you to become a better writer. Writing Inspiration from Incredible Authors. Gathered by Brenda Knight and writing coach Nita Sweeney, author of Depression Hates a Moving Target, You Should Be Writing provides you with writing wisdom from a variety of accomplished authors. Writing Practice on Every Page. This journal is a must-have for writers everywhere. With quotes from a diverse group of historical and modern authors to use as creative prompts on every page, you’ll be able to bring your writing inspiration with you wherever you go. You’ll find plenty of great advice, such as Toni Morrison’s encouragement, “As a writer, a failure is just information. It’s something that I’ve done wrong in writing, or is inaccurate or unclear. I recognize failure―which is important; some people don’t―and fix it.” Creative Writing Practice for Every Genre. This writing journal with prompts helps you practice a wide variety of writing skills. The excerpts and prompts include: • General advice: “Protect the time and space in which you write. Keep everybody away from it, even the people who are most important to you.” - Zadie Smith • Helpful instructions: “If you scribble your thoughts any which way, your reader will surely feel that you care nothing about them.” - Kurt Vonnegut • Genre-specific writing ideas and tips for particular areas of writing, such as poetry or storytelling: “For those whose bucket-list entails seeing their name on the spine of a book, it boils down to the power of persistence.” - Marlene Wagman-Geller If you were inspired by the creative writing prompts and advice in 642 Things to Write About, Complete the Story Journal, or Piccadilly 300 Writing Prompts, you’ll love Brenda's and Nita's You Should Be Writing: A Journal of Inspiration & Instruction to Keep Your Pen Moving.
Category: Self-Help

Novel Writing For Wanna Be S

Author : Sam McCarver
ISBN : 9780595350537
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 68.44 MB
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Novel Writing for Wanna-be's is just what you've been looking for: an easy-to-read and enjoyable practical guide in how to write a novel written by a published author and experienced instructor. With this one book, learn everything you need to know about putting your novel together in a professional manner and in a very readable and entertaining form. Learn how to turn your story idea into an intriguing plot and how to create memorable characters. Learn how to write compelling scenes and natural dialogue. Use the dozens of case studies and examples included in this guidebook in helping you to present your own novel in a format agents and editors prefer. And, finally, learn about the publication process and how to make that important good first impression on an agent or editor in achieving your goal, and living your dream, of having your novel published. Praise for Sam McCarver's John Darnell Mystery Novels: "Wonderful fun John and Penny are emerging as a formidable team that will have readers looking forward to their next adventure." -The Mystery Reader "Entertaining, fast-paced McCarver does a masterful job." -Romantic Times "The Case of the Ripper's Revenge is a superb historical mystery." -Harriet Klausner, Amazon.com "McCarver's descriptive prowess makes the world of 1916 England come to life in The Case of the 2nd Seance." -Romantic Times
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Tools Not Rules Teaching Grammar In The Writing Classroom

Author : Tommy Thomason
ISBN : 9781609110956
Genre : Education
File Size : 69.47 MB
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If you want to start an argument in a teachers' lounge, bring up the topic of how best to teach grammar. There is a wide spectrum of opinion. Traditionalists claim that we must explicitly teach grammar. Students drill the basics and diagram sentences. Sometimes their study and drills take the place of writing, but these teachers claim that good writing demands good grammar. At the opposite end of the spectrum are teachers who claim that the best way to learn grammar is to write, thereby being forced to use grammar in writing and editing. They reason that students will learn grammar in the context of actually using it, without all the drills and worksheets. They trust the writing process to instill an appreciation for grammar, instead of actually teaching it. Teachers on the write-to-learn-grammar side claim that students who are only taught grammar rules might pass tests, but since they didn't learn in the context of writing, they typically don't apply the rules when they write. Grammar traditionalists say students in writing classes never learn grammar at all, because it is not explicitly taught. In Tools, Not Rules, authors Tommy Thomason and Geoff Ward take the middle-ground position that grammar should be taught as part of the writing process. Tommy Thomason is a veteran journalist and university journalism professor at TCU. Geoff Ward is a well-known Australian professor and associate dean from James Cook University in Townsville. Both have written several books and work extensively with American teachers. Publisher's website: http: //www.eloquentbooks.com/ ToolsNotRules-TeachingGrammarInTheWritingClassroom.htm
Category: Education

I Should Be Dead By Now

Author : Ginny Fite
ISBN : 9780557511198
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 54.2 MB
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Beyond menopause there is an insufficiently chronicled passage that women must undertake with courage and what dignity they can muster. But mostly, Ginny Fite suggests in this new set of essays, what women need to take into old age is a strong sense of humor and the ability to concoct fruit juices.
Category: Self-Help