Grammar and Style

Grammar and Style

On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft. New York: Scribner, 2010. Lammot, Anne. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. New York: Anchor, 1995. Lanham, Richard A. Revising Prose, Fifth Edition.

Author: Mark Peters PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781615644506

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Writing and speaking with correct grammar and style is the key to getting ahead in business and life. For many, however, mastering the details of grammar is a slow and painful process. The Idiot's Guide®: Grammar and Style makes learning and using proper grammar clear and easy. In this book, readers get: Clear, no-nonsense explanations and examples that make learning the finer points of English grammar easy. An easy way to remember the parts of speech-including nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections-and how to assemble them into clear clauses, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs. Help with the mechanics of writing, including proper punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. Tips on avoiding and fixing the most common errors. Plentiful in-book exercises to reinforce learning for each topic. A review of the various references and style guides available and how and when to use them. A thorough guide to writing with clarity and conciseness, which gives more impact to letters, emails, and other documents.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Weekend Book Proposal

The Weekend Book Proposal

How to Write a Winning Proposal in 48 Hours and Sell Your Book Ryan G. Van Cleave ... Here's what appears in Amazon's book description for Stephen King's On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft.

Author: Ryan G. Van Cleave

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599637631

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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Write Better Proposals Faster to Accelerate Your Writing Career! Whether you are a true beginner or a seasoned writer looking to secure more book contracts, The Weekend Book Proposal shows you how to take your best ideas and create powerful proposals--quickly and professionally. No need to spend months laboring over a proposal when in just a few days you can write one that will ignite the interest of agents and editors. Ryan G. Van Cleave presents the tools you need to craft an eye-grabbing proposal for your nonfiction, memoir, anthology, textbook, novel, and more. Jam-packed with proven strategies, nuts-and-bolts advice, sample queries and proposals, interviews with publishing experts, and "Hit the Gas" tips for speeding up the proposal process, The Weekend Book Proposal will show you how to succeed and prosper as a writer--and sell your books before you've even written them! The Weekend Book Proposal explains how to: • Write a catchy title and book description. • Create a compelling author bio and chapter outline. • Develop a targeted, engaging concept statement. • Build a strong marketing plan and endorsements list. • Structure your proposals based on those crafted by successful authors.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Writing and Blogging

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Writing and Blogging

Boston, MA: Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2012. King, Stephen. On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft. New York, NY: Scribner, 2010. Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. New York, NY: Anchor, ...

Author: Rebecca Pelos

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508175469

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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All wordsmiths, both technically savvy and not, will find a foothold in this inclusive writing careers guide. Every chapter provides a specific career path and all of the information a job seeker would need to pursue it, including websites, organizations, additional reading materials, and first-person accounts from working writing professionals. And every included career path can be pursued without college, giving students of all types access to an interesting and satisfying career without the worry of paying off college loans.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Speak for a Living 2nd Edition

Speak for a Living  2nd Edition

... Edition) • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published (Alpha) • Stephen King | On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft (Scribner). This is Anne's favorite book on writing; even though she does not read ...

Author: Anne Bruce

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 9781562860936

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Get into the business of speaking and training. There are dozens of books on public speaking. But only Speak for a Living will show you how to launch, build, and sustain a successful speaking and training career. Wondering whether making the leap into this industry is for you? In this revised and expanded edition, authors Anne Bruce and Sardék Love offer updated strategies for navigating the public-speaking business. Their new material on social media and website marketing will help you find your niche and create a unique brand that reaches the right audience. They’ll show you how to diversify your services in an increasingly globalized industry, whether through booking international gigs, getting published, or developing new products. And they’ll use their years of experience to help you avoid the mistakes so many speakers and trainers make. Speak for a Living also has field-tested tools and checklists that all speakers and trainers will find valuable, whether they’re new to the profession or old pros. Use them to identify ideal clients, prepare for any presentation, and become a meeting or event planner’s dream speaker. And if you want to sharpen your performance skills, the book has a whole chapter on how to take your abilities to the next level. Speak for a Living is the ultimate insider’s guide. Use it to gain insight into the professional speaking lifestyle and become the speaker or trainer people request again and again.
Categories: Business & Economics

All the Words

All the Words

A Year of Reading about Writing Kristen Tate ... The Way of the Writer: Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling. New York: Scribner, 2016. Week 43 King, Stephen. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft: 10th Anniversary Edition.

Author: Kristen Tate

Publisher: The Blue Garret

ISBN: 9781734574203

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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If you read one book about writing every week for a year, what would you learn? Thanks to the self-publishing revolution and events like National Novel Writing Month, the genre of writing craft books has exploded in recent years. Book editor Kristen Tate set out to read and review one writing advice book each week for a year, from classics like E. M. Forster’s Aspects of the Novel and Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird to newer works like Jane Alison’s Meander, Spiral, Explode and Jessica Brody’s Save the Cat! Writes a Novel. What she discovered was a dizzying array of approaches to writing: plotters who know even the smallest details about characters before they write a word; pantsers who blithely dive right into a draft without a plan; anti-adverb crusaders and advocates for complex sentences; and, always, that the best way to learn is to read the kinds of books you want to write. All the Words is also a meditation on the challenges and pleasures of starting and sustaining a weekly practice of reading, thinking, and writing. It’s an optimistic, encouraging book that will motivate you to keep reading and, most importantly, keep writing.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

What They Didn t Teach You in Film School

What They Didn t Teach You in Film School

On Writing On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft Stephen King Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting Robert McKee Dialogue: The Art of Verbal Action for the Page, Stage, ...

Author: Miguel Parga

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781781577530

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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In the cut-throat world of the film industry, you need every advantage you can get to rise above the competition and make a name for yourself. This essential guide combines a practical, no-nonsense approach with a lifetime of insider knowledge, giving you the competitive edge to jump-start your career. Packed with hard-working tips and advice, this book shows you how to get the best out of your film-school education, how to navigate some of the most frustrating moments in an artist's life, and how to keep the inspiration going as you battle your way through the filmmaking world.
Categories: Performing Arts

Integrating Postmodern Therapy and Qualitative Research

Integrating Postmodern Therapy and Qualitative Research

Writing down the bones: Freeing the writer within. Boston: Shambhala. King, S. (2000). On writing: 10th anniversary edition: A memoir of the craft. New York: Pocket Books. Lamott, A. (1994). Bird by bird: Some instructions on writing ...

Author: Carlos Perez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000081169

Category: Psychology

Page: 190

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This book integrates postmodern theories of therapeutic research and practice to demonstrate how these approaches can be effectively integrated into methods of data collection and analysis. Drawing from theories of counseling, and marriage and family therapy, the book thoroughly explores the similarities between therapy and qualitative research. Chapters consider therapies which offer a humanistic "way of being," such as collaborative language systems, narrative therapy, and solution-focused brief therapy, and identify complementary philosophies and traits that can be used to guide the qualitative researcher’s practice. Transcripts and vignettes of the author’s practice as both a therapist and a researcher further help to illuminate how readers might enrich their processes of research and data analysis. Suitable for use on graduate-level qualitative research courses, as well as an adjunct to marriage and family therapy courses, Integrating Postmodern Therapy and Qualitative Research innovatively encourages readers to reflect on and develop their personal practice and approach to analyzing key information.
Categories: Psychology

Make Money Self Publishing Romance with Friends

Make Money Self Publishing Romance with Friends

RESOURCES Writing Resources Gotham Writing Workshop Resources for Writers Stephen King: On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft Jeff VanderMeer: Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction The ...

Author: AJ Tipton

Publisher: Savvy Storytelling, LLC


Category: Computers


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Are you ready to have fun and make money self-publishing with friends? Writing can be difficult, lonely work when done alone. But it doesn't have to be that way. We offer a method of self-publishing that is collaborative and fun. If you’re breaking into the self-publishing world or just starting out, this is the guide for you! How to Self-Publish Romance with Friends is an indispensable blueprint for evolving your story ideas into published works. We want to save you from the frustration and loneliness of trying to do everything yourself. AJ Tipton is a highly successful self-publishing team, and we’re willing to let you in on the secrets, hard-earned lessons, and tips we’ve learned about this exciting world. This book includes: + The best way to choose your co-author + How to pick a genre and subgenre + A fail proof method to create a story that sells + An inside guide to hiring freelancers for editing, cover art creation, translations, and more + Formatting and editing tips + Publishing platforms and questions to ask: Amazon, Kindle Unlimited, Nook, etc. + The pros and cons of translating your book + How to create—and use—your budget + Tips to successfully market your books + The power of social media + How to keep your partnership sustainable, share tasks, and continue to write together And so much more! If you're ready to get creative and write with friends, read this step-by-step guide to start your journey to successful self-publishing now!
Categories: Computers

The Would Be Medium

The Would Be Medium

On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft. Scribner, 2010. Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. Anchor, 1995. Loftus, Myrna. A Spiritual Approach to Astrology. Vantage Press, 1980.

Author: Rena Huisman

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504345279

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 222

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The Would-Be Medium is the story of Rena Huisman and her journey into the world of metaphysics. She shares her experiences attending dozens of classes in psychic and mediumship development, healing, psychokinesis, and more. Her colorful stories encourage readers to work their intuitive muscles, think outside the box, and imagine the possibilities. Whether you are at the beginning of your journey or a seasoned professional, this book will inspire you to keep learning. Rena grew up in Mesa, Arizona, having supernatural experiences from the time she was six. Those never-forgotten events are what placed her on this path of discovery.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context 4 volumes

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context  4 volumes

On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft. New York: Scribner. Magistrale, Tony, ed. 1988. Landscape of Fear: Stephen King's American Gothic. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Press.

Author: Linda De Roche

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440853593

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1348

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This four-volume reference work surveys American literature from the early 20th century to the present day, featuring a diverse range of American works and authors and an expansive selection of primary source materials. Bringing useful and engaging material into the classroom, this four-volume set covers more than a century of American literary history—from 1900 to the present. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context profiles authors and their works and provides overviews of literary movements and genres through which readers will understand the historical, cultural, and political contexts that have shaped American writing. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context provides wide coverage of authors, works, genres, and movements that are emblematic of the diversity of modern America. Not only are major literary movements represented, such as the Beats, but this work also highlights the emergence and development of modern Native American literature, African American literature, and other representative groups that showcase the diversity of American letters. A rich selection of primary documents and background material provides indispensable information for student research. Covers significant authors, as well as those neglected by history, and their works from major historical and cultural periods of the last century, including authors writing today Situates authors' works not only within their own canon but also with the historical and cultural context of the U.S. more broadly Positions primary documents after specific authors or works, allowing readers to read excerpts critically in light of the entries Examines literary movements, forms, and genres that also pay special attention to multi-ethnic and women writers
Categories: Literary Criticism