How to Write It, Third Edition

A Complete Guide to Everything You'll Ever Write

Author: Sandra E. Lamb

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607740486

Category: Reference

Page: 432

View: 2182

Write personal and professional communications with clarity, confidence, and style. How to Write It is the essential resource for eloquent personal and professional self-expression. Award-winning journalist Sandra E. Lamb transforms even reluctant scribblers into articulate wordsmiths by providing compelling examples of nearly every type and form of written communication. Completely updated and expanded, the new third edition offers hundreds of handy word, phrase, and sentence lists, precisely crafted sample paragraphs, and professionally designed document layouts. How to Write It is a must-own for students, teachers, authors, journalists, bloggers, managers, and anyone who doesn’t have time to wade through a massive style guide but needs a friendly desk reference. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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How to Write It, Third Edition

A Complete Guide to Everything You'll Ever Write

Author: Sandra E. Lamb

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9781607740483

Category: Reference

Page: 432

View: 4668

Write personal and professional communications with clarity, confidence, and style. How to Write It is the essential resource for eloquent personal and professional self-expression. Award-winning journalist Sandra E. Lamb transforms even reluctant scribblers into articulate wordsmiths by providing compelling examples of nearly every type and form of written communication. Completely updated and expanded, the new third edition offers hundreds of handy word, phrase, and sentence lists, precisely crafted sample paragraphs, and professionally designed document layouts. How to Write It is a must-own for students, teachers, authors, journalists, bloggers, managers, and anyone who doesn’t have time to wade through a massive style guide but needs a friendly desk reference. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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How To Say It

Author: Rosalie Maggio

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101215518

Category: Reference

Page: 512

View: 8677

This practical guide features comprehensive lists of words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs that allow you to express yourself on any subject in your own voice and style. It teaches what to include and what to leave out when writing. Whether you want to sound formal or casual, traditional or contemporary, businesslike or lighthearted, distant or intimate, you’ll find here the words for every letter writing occasion, including: - Business letters - Personal letters - Get-well cards - Invitations - Resumes - And more! With helpful grammatical appendices and sample letters, say goodbye to your writing etiquette worries!
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Personal Notes

How to Write from the Heart for Any Occasion

Author: Sandra E. Lamb

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250026460

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 6273

Do you dread writing notes to say “Thank you,” “I’m sorry,” or “Congratulations”? When’s the last time you sent a handwritten letter to a faraway friend, just to catch up? What should you write to a grieving friend or colleague? How do you let friends know you’re getting a divorce? As our lives get busier and faster-paced, the old-fashioned art of personal correspondence is becoming sadly lost. In this upbeat, wise, and witty guide, journalist and lifestyle expert Sandra Lamb offers a wealth of advice, inspiration, and examples for anyone who wants to add flair, voice, and plain old fun to their letters and notes—as well as anyone who wants to know the etiquette of when and what to write. Using colorful examples and practical advice, the book covers thank yous, congratulations, engagements and weddings, birthdays and anniversaries, births and adoptions, appreciation, love notes, illness and accidents, divorce, condolence, regrets, apologies, and forgiveness. This delightful, indispensable guide helps us rediscover the joy of connecting with others through the simple act of putting pen to paper.
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Writing Well for Business Success

A Complete Guide to Style, Grammar, and Usage at Work

Author: Sandra E. Lamb

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 146689041X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7400

So much of success in business depends on writing well. From résumés to reports, proposals to presentations,Writing Well for Business Success will help you communicate your ideas clearly, quickly and effectively. It will help you: -Distill your message into a well-targeted statement -Ace the elements of style -Write what you want to say in emails, business plans and more -Master the tricks of editing yourself Presented in author Sandra Lambs lighthearted and easy accessible style, this little book is an essential desk reference guide for the modern working world.
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The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully

Author: Arielle Eckstut,David Henry Sterry

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761163980

Category: Reference

Page: 544

View: 4614

Now updated for 2015! The best, most comprehensive guide for writers is now revised and updated, with new sections on ebooks, self-publishing, crowd-funding through Kickstarter, blogging, increasing visibility via online marketing, micropublishing, the power of social media and author websites, and more—making The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published more vital than ever for anyone who wants to mine that great idea and turn it into a successfully published book. Written by experts with twenty-five books between them as well as many years’ experience as a literary agent (Eckstut) and a book doctor (Sterry), this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every step of the publishing process: how to come up with a blockbuster title, create a selling proposal, find the right agent, understand a book contract, and develop marketing and publicity savvy. Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders and authors, including Seth Godin, Neil Gaiman, Amy Bloom, Margaret Atwood, Leonard Lopate, plus agents, editors, and booksellers; sidebars featuring real-life publishing success stories; sample proposals, query letters, and an entirely updated resources and publishers directory.
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How to Write a Children's Book and Get It Published

Author: Barbara Seuling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118045874

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Your one-stop guide to writing and selling books for children Get the tools you need to: * Develop story ideas that work * Strengthen your writing skills * Improve your work habits * Write for different age groups * Look at your work critically * Submit proposals and manuscripts * Find the right publisher for your work * Understand and negotiate contracts * Work with agents and editors * Join the writing community Do you dream of becoming the next J. K. Rowling? Are you excited about writing for children but have no idea how to begin or where to send your material? Now, respected children's writer Barbara Seuling gives you the essential steps to getting published in the competitive, exciting world of children's literature. From finding story ideas and creating character sketches to plotting, writing dialogue, editing, and revising your work, you'll learn how to complete a manuscript and prepare it for submission. Whether you want to write picture or chapter books, fiction or nonfiction, poetry or plays, Seuling helps you master the different genres and capture a child's interest and imagination, from the early years to young adult. Her fully revised guide also covers the major developments in book publishing, including vital information about using the Internet to research the market and contact publishers. Seuling even discusses recent successes such as the Harry Potter series, as well as the growth of Amazon.com. Complete with updated lists of writing organizations, marketing information, and recommended reading, this is the only guide you need to start writing, get published, and touch the lives of children.
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Great Letters for Every Occasion

Author: Rosalie Maggio

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press

ISBN: 9780735200814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 568

View: 966

A very special handbook for letter writing offers model letters fit for any occasion, including e-mails, faxes, and memos, giving advice on how to shape letters to accentuate the personal, and discussing the basic principles of skillful and sophisticated letters. Original. 20,000 first printing.
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Will Write for Food

The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes, and More

Author: Dianne Jacob

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738218065

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

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For more than 15 years, writing coach, editor, and blogger Dianne Jacob has taught food lovers how to take their passion from the plate to the page. Now, Jacob has revised and updated her award-winning guide. Whether you've been writing for years or are just starting out, Will Write for Food offers what you need to know to succeed and thrive, including: - A new chapter dedicated to making an income from food writing - Updated information about self-publishing and cookbook production - Tips on creating and sustaining an irresistible blog with gorgeous photos - The keys to successful freelancing and reviewing - Advice from award-winning writers, editors, and agents - Engaging, fun writing exercises to get the juices flowing
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Business Grammar, Style & Usage

Author: Alicia Abell

Publisher: Aspatore Books

ISBN: 9781587620263

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 117

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Focusing on the art of business writing and speaking--based on how executives actually write and speak--this text's topics include misused punctuation and spelling, misused terms, and the top ten rules for writing and speaking articulately.
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How to Read a Book

Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439144831

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

View: 518

With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.
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HT WRITE LETTERS (FORMERLY THE

Author: Mary Owens Crowther

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9781366464934

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 1110

And perhaps this attitude of getting the thing over with at all costs is not so bad after all. There are those who lament the passing of the ceremonious letter and others who regret that the -literary- letter-the kind of letter that can be published-is no longer with us. But the old letter of ceremony was not really more useful than a powdered wig, and as for the sort of letter that delights the heart and lightens the labor of the biographer-well, that is still being written by the kind of person who can write it. It is better that a letter should be written because the writer has something to say than as a token of culture.
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How to Write Anything

A Complete Guide

Author: Laura Brown

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393355185

Category:

Page: 608

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With more than two hundred how-to entries and easy-to-use models organized into three comprehensive sections on work, school, and personal life, How to Write Anything covers a wide range of topics that make it an essential guide for the whole family. You want your boss to fund a special project. How can you write a persuasive email that will win his approval? It's time to apply to college. How can you write an essay that will stand out? The mother of one of your co-workers has died. What's the best way to express your condolences?Grounded in a common-sense approach, friendly and supportive, How to Write Anything is Internet-savvy, with advice throughout about choosing the most appropriate medium for your message: e-mail or pen and paper. At once a how-to, a reference book, and a pioneering guide for writing in a changing world, this may be the only writing resource you'll ever need.
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Writing Effective Letters and Memos

Author: Arthur H. Bell

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780812098242

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

View: 4005

Discusses voice, layout, clarity, expressing ideas, preparing reports and proposals, revision, and handling specific situations, and provides examples
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On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 9287

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.
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Writing at Work

How to write clearly, effectively and professionally

Author: Neil James

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741762448

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 1540

Effective writing is a key to professional success.
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JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual

Author: David Sawyer McFarland

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491948612

Category: Computers

Page: 686

View: 3895

JavaScript lets you supercharge your HTML with animation, interactivity, and visual effects—but many web designers find the language hard to learn. This easy-to-read guide not only covers JavaScript basics, but also shows you how to save time and effort with the jQuery and jQuery UI libraries of prewritten JavaScript code. You’ll build web pages that feel and act like desktop programs—with little or no programming. The important stuff you need to know: Pull back the curtain on JavaScript. Learn how to build a basic program with this language. Get up to speed on jQuery. Quickly assemble JavaScript programs that work well on multiple web browsers. Transform your user interface. Learn jQuery UI, the JavaScript library for interface features like design themes and controls. Make your pages interactive. Create JavaScript events that react to visitor actions. Use animations and effects. Build drop-down navigation menus, pop-ups, automated slideshows, and more. Collect data with web forms. Create easy-to-use forms that ensure more accurate visitor responses. Practice with living examples. Get step-by-step tutorials for web projects you can build yourself.
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The Complete Guide to Option Selling, Second Edition

Author: James Cordier,Michael Gross

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071713672

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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The growing popularity of selling options is undeniable, yet it remains one of the least understood concepts in the trading world. This clear and engaging guide helps you enter the market with the confidence you need and generate profits with a consistency that may surprise you. Now in its second edition, The Complete Guide to Option Selling is the only book that explores selling options exclusively. Since its original publication in 2004, much has changed in the world of options, and the authors have provided key updates to help you take advantage of these changes. You’ll find all the information you’ll need to start writing options profitably in equities, stock indexes, and commodities and maximize your returns, minimize your risk, and even manage “black swan” events. With more than 38 years combined experience in options trading, the authors explain: Basic mechanics of how professionals sell time premium The misunderstood subject of margins on short options Myths about option writing— and why they still circulate Key factors to consider when building an optionselling portfolio How to control risk—the right way Effective, time-tested strategies for selling premium Common mistakes beginners make and how to avoid them Option selling provides a high probability of success that is difficult, if not impossible, toachieve in any other investment. The Complete Guide to Option Selling illustrates how to take full advantage of this unique approach and make it a profitable, high-yield component of your overall portfolio. Don’t listen to the popular myth that option selling is only for professionals. The secret is out, and individual investors can now run with it. Read The Complete Guide to Option Selling and learn how you can level the playing field with the big guys. It’s a lot easier than you may think.
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How to Self-Publish Your Book

Author: Carla King

Publisher: Public Broadcasting Service

ISBN: 1627640010

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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Did you ever consider self-publishing your own book but were daunted by the complex process of actually doing it? Self-published author and expert Carla King gives a simple step-by-step guide to self-publishing your book as an e-book or print book. Plot your success by choosing the reputable tools and services recommended here, along with techniques that will help your book succeed in the market that you choose.
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