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Writing Successful Self Help And How To Books

Author : Jean Marie Stine
ISBN : 0471037397
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 20.41 MB
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"If you follow only a third of Jean's advice, you'll have a successful book." --Jeremy Tarcher, Publisher Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc. "After Jean reworked my first draft, paperback rights sold for $137,000." --Timmen Cermak, M.D., author of A Time to Heal: The Road to Recovery for Adult Children of Alcoholics Mastering the craft and understanding the mechanics of writing self-help and how-to books is the key to getting publishers to take notice of your work. Now, in the first guide to writing self-help and how-to books, Jean Stine offers an insider's view of this growing genre. Her easy-to-follow program takes you step-by-step through the complete writing process. You'll learn the importance of: * Structure and Style * Clear, easy-to-understand exercises * Creating catchy and compelling titles, subtitles, and chapter headings * Using lists, charts, and graphs to maximum effect * Checklists and other interactive elements * Writing a proposal that sells * Negotiating permissions for quotations, photos, and illustrations * Preparing your manuscript for presentation to a publisher
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Professors As Writers

Author : Robert Boice
ISBN : 091350713X
Genre : Education
File Size : 75.78 MB
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Here is a proven book to help scholars master writing as a productive, enjoyable, and successful experience -- Author, Robert Boice, prepared this self-help manual for professors who want to write more productively, painlessly, and successfully. It reflects the author's two decades of experiences and research with professors as writers -- by compressing a lot of experience into a brief, programmatic framework. Like the actual sessions and workshops in which the author works with writers, this book admonishes and reassures. In the innovative book lies the path for sustained, highly productive scholarly writing!
Category: Education

How To Write A Bestselling Self Help Book

Author : Jean Marie Stine
Genre : Reference
File Size : 42.22 MB
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The "must have" book by the acknowledged expert for self-help/how-to business, recovery, sports, health, self-improvement, hobby, crafts, health, and New Age writers. "If you follow only a third of her advice, you'll have a successful book." Jeremy Tarcher. In this unique book, author-editor Jean Marie Stine shows writers how to avoid the errors that keep most self-help books from finding publishers and off the bestseller lists if they are published. From the author: "Before starting this book, I carefully reviewed stacks of rejected self-help manuscripts from aspiring authors. I also looked at first drafts which publishers had asked me to rewrite before they were deemed suitable for publication. I kept a running list of the defects I noted. Altogether, I found 68 key mistakes most inexperienced authors seemed to make. "In this book I describe each of the 68 key mistakes so that you can recognize them when you see them in your own work. Then I explain how you can avoid or correct the problem. The result should be a zero-defect manuscript and book proposal that will sail through the editorial and publishing committees to acceptance."
Category: Reference

Self Help Books

Author : Sandra K. Dolby
ISBN : 9780252090998
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 24.75 MB
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Based on a reading of more than three hundred self-help books, Sandra K. Dolby examines this remarkably popular genre to define "self-help" in a way that's compelling to academics and lay readers alike. Self-Help Books also offers an interpretation of why these books are so popular, arguing that they continue the well-established American penchant for self-education, articulate problems of daily life and supposed solutions for them, and present their content in an accessible rather than arcane form and style. Using methods associated with folklore studies, Dolby then examines how the genre makes use of stories, aphorisms, and a worldview that is at once traditional and contemporary. The overarching premise of the study is that self-help books, much like fairy tales, take traditional materials, especially stories and ideas, and recast them into extended essays that people happily read, think about, try to apply, and then set aside when a new embodiment of the genre comes along.
Category: Social Science

Coach Yourself To Writing Success

Author : Bekki Hill
ISBN : 9781444145731
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 52.7 MB
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You know how to woo publishers. You know how to write. But do you know how to overcome the things that prevent you being published? This book is the first personal coach for writers. If you write, whether professionally, for fun, or with dreams of doing both, it will help you to change your relationship with your writing, to be more motivated, to be more creative, less challenged and, ultimately, to be more successful. It will help you create strong strategies to ensure you succeed and will address such timeless writing challenges as writers' block, lack of time and even rejection.
Category: Self-Help

Persuasion In Self Improvement Books

Author : Jeremy Koay
ISBN : 9783030121495
Genre : Discourse analysis
File Size : 35.7 MB
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'Positioned at the interface between ideology, discourse and text, Jeremy Koays exploration of self-improvement books provides a scholarly examination of the genre, scrutinising both the communicative intentions and textual means used by its writers. —Ian Bruce, Senior Lecturer, University of Waikato, New Zealand 'In his book, Koay provides theoretically well-grounded inside view of self-improvement books based on both substantial and thoughtful analyses. A fascinating read. —Brian Paltridge, Professor of TESOL, University of Sydney, Australia This book investigates how persuasion relates to values in self-improvement literature, revealing the discursive practices used to persuade and engage their readers, and construct a credible persona. The author adopts a corpus-driven approach that encompasses an examination of genre analysis and linguistic features such as narrative, pronoun, grammar and structure. The book further draws on insights from original interviews with writers and readers of self-improvement books, as well as people who do not read the genre. It begins by providing a helpful overview of the concepts of ideology and genre. A brief history of self-improvement books and their values and assumptions provide the context for the analysis. Where relevant, linguistic features in self-improvement books are compared with other genres (e.g. academic text, conversation, news). This book will be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of linguistics, culture and media studies. Jeremy Koay is a New Zealand-based independent researcher and an education consultant at EduMaxi. His research interests include discourse analysis, English for specific purposes, genre studies, functional linguistics and applied linguistics.
Category: Discourse analysis


Author : Tamar Kasriel
ISBN : 9781408156971
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 64.1 MB
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Futurescaping is an engaging guide to making better life decisions by adapting the best elements of business planning for personal success. So many people manage brilliantly at work, making smart and accountable decisions, yet let their personal lives slide into gentle chaos. Futurescaping reveals the truths of corporate future planning, outlining the importance and benefit of accountability and a clear bottom line. It focuses on the enigmatic technique of scenario planning which enables organisations to plan decades in advance, and shows how individuals can use the same technique to plan for their own futures. Building on interviews with business leaders, life coaches and behavioural economists, this engaging, clear-sighted book will allow you to build a model of your future to help you make smarter choices in your career, family life, health and personal finances. Presented with a dry wit, not only will Futurescaping help you to organise your life, it will help you free yourself from entrenched thinking patterns by getting you to think in a whole new way. If you've never believed planning could be liberating, prepare to be wrong.
Category: Business & Economics

Psychological Foundations Of Success

Author : Stephen Kraus
ISBN : 9780972554015
Genre : Success
File Size : 72.29 MB
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In Psychological Foundation of Success, Stephen Kraus synthesizes decades of research on success and well-being, creating one of the most sophisticated and entertaining self-improvement books ever written. The result is a scientifically-valid five-step system for personal achievement that anyone can use.
Category: Success

Mastering Scientific And Medical Writing

Author : Silvia M. Rogers
ISBN : 9783540345084
Genre : Medical
File Size : 65.93 MB
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“If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him frst be clear in his thoughts. ” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe You may ask why anyone would want to write yet another book about scientifc writing. Tere are many books on the subject, some more useful than others, and the abundance of literature on this topic may confuse rather than guide. I felt that this book was necessary for several reasons. During the past years, I have learnt much about the needs of scientifc communicators, both through my personal experience as a pharmacologist and, later, through teaching scientifc writing at universities, pharmaceutical companies, and other institutions. In today’s busy world, guidance on scientifc writing must be focused and to the point. Our constraints no longer permit the ti- consuming search for the “correct” word or formulation. Moreover, the speed by which we produce a manuscript has become increasingly important, be it in academia or the pharmaceutical industry. Scientists ofen fnd it difcult to accept that their professional success essentially depends on their skill and efciency to communicate their research results. Without any doubt, the rapid exchange of pertinent information is critical to scientifc advancement and should therefore be regarded with due respect. A second, perhaps even more important reason for writing this book is my personal concern for everyone challenged to write high-quality texts in a language that is not his or her native tongue.
Category: Medical

Self Help

Author : Rahul Badami
ISBN : 9781641869393
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 51.62 MB
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Category: Self-Help