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Writing Successful Self Help And How To Books

Author : Jean Marie Stine
ISBN : 0471037397
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 61.31 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

How To Write A Bestselling Self Help Book

Author : Jean Marie Stine
ISBN :
Genre : Reference
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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

Professors As Writers

Author : Robert Boice
ISBN : 091350713X
Genre : Education
File Size : 48.21 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

Self Help Books

Author : Sandra K. Dolby
ISBN : 9780252090998
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 47.93 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 : 87.64 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 : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Getting Published

Author : Gina Wisker
ISBN : 9780230392113
Genre : Reference
File Size : 89.96 MB
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Getting Published provides a complete guide for all who need to write effectively and share their work with others through MA26 publication. The book focuses on how to develop a successful MA26 writing voice, and introduces practices, techniques and guidance to support all aspects of the writing process.
Category: Reference

Self Discipline For Writers

Author : Martin Meadows
ISBN :
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 51.48 MB
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You Too Can Become a Successful Writer—If You’re Willing to Develop This Trait Do you know that it’s almost impossible to find a successful writer who has published only one book? Virtually every widely acclaimed author has an extensive catalog of books. To join the elite ranks of those who write consistently, you need to learn how to stay prolific over the long term. And for that, the number one ingredient is self-discipline. In Self-Discipline for Writers, bestselling author Martin Meadows shares his philosophy and strategies on how to build self-discipline as a writer and how to keep writing over the long term. Here are some of the most important ideas you’ll discover: - 3 foundations of self-discipline for writers (avoid a common mistake that almost always leads to failure), - 3 steps to a strong work ethic as a writer (learn how to develop a strategy for consistently hitting your word counts), - 5 types of self-doubt common among writers and how to overcome them (if you don’t believe in yourself as a writer, how are your readers supposed to believe in you?), - 7 tips on how to manage your energy as a writer—including not only the most fundamental advice, but also intricacies like discussing your projects with other people, capturing fleeting ideas, and reading your reviews (learn why optimizing your energy is key to consistent results), - why control is essential for any writer (and how to claim it), - 5 good business practices for more self-discipline (this includes some surprising thoughts on how to run your writing business to reduce frustration and increase productivity). Writing doesn’t have to be burdensome. You too can write with more ease, and most importantly, write and publish consistently so that you can enjoy a flourishing writing career. Let’s learn together how to accomplish this exciting goal. Keywords: self-discipline for writers, self-discipline for authors, success for writers, motivation for writers, willpower for writers, discipline for writers, writing productivity
Category: Self-Help

Sehnsucht The C S Lewis Journal

Author : Grayson Carter
ISBN : 9781610973243
Genre : Religion
File Size : 63.47 MB
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Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, established by the Arizona C. S. Lewis Society in 2007, is the only peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of C. S. Lewis and his writings published anywhere in the world. It exists to promote literary, theological, historical, biographical, philosophical, bibliographical and cultural interest (broadly defined) in Lewis and his writings. The journal includes articles, review essays, book reviews, film reviews and play reviews, bibliographical material, poetry, interviews, editorials, and announcements of Lewis-related conferences, events and publications. Its readership is aimed at academic scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as learned non-scholars and Lewis enthusiasts. At this time, Sehnsucht is published once a year.
Category: Religion