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Writers Directory

By NA NA
  • Writer : NA NA
  • Isbn : 1349036501
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 1550
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Review Counts : 278
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn Code : 1408122715
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 161
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Fascinating, wide-ranging, hugely knowledgeable - an indispensable guide and a beguiling education William Boyd Packed with insights and advice - just the inspiration to start writing! Jenny Uglow Everyone has a story. This book shows how the best writers tell them, and offers advice on how to tell them yourself. Biographers Sally Cline and Carole Angier teach life writing - an area of creative writing that is exploding in popularity - at the world-famous Arvon Foundation. They have distilled the essence of their popular course on memoir, autobiography and biography into this wide-ranging book. The Arvon Book of Life Writing offers three fascinating ways into the genre. First, reflections on their trade by the authors, exploring its special challenges: truth, memory, ethics, evidence and interpretation. Second, personal tips and tales from 32 top British and American life writers - autobiographers and memoirists, literary, sports and celebrity biographers; plus a critic, an agent, a literary editor, two novelists, and a ghost writer. Third, a practical guide, complete with exercises, designed for use in creative writing courses or by individual writers at home.

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By Jo A. Cates
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Isbn Code : 9781563083747
  • Number of Pages : 317
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • Pdf File: journalism.pdf

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This critically annotated guide to reference literature of print and broadcast journalism features more than 800 descriptive and evaluative annotations. Nearly 90% of the entries are new or substantially revised, and there is a new chapter on commercial databases and Internet sources.

The Work of William Eastlake

By W. C. Bamberger,Boden Clarke,Daryl Furumi Mallett
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Isbn Code : 9780893704988
  • Number of Pages : 104
  • Category : Western stories
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  • Pdf File: the-work-of-william-eastlake.pdf

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A complete bibliographical coverage of all the author's works plus a comprehensive list of secondary sources and reviews.

Learning Python for Forensics

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  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn Code : 1789342767
  • Number of Pages : 476
  • Category : Computers
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  • Pdf File: learning-python-for-forensics.pdf

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Learning Python for Forensics, Second Edition begins by introducing you to the fundamentals of Python. You will learn how to develop Python scripts through an iterative design. This book will also help you strengthen your analysis skills and efficiency as you creatively solve real-world problems through instruction-based tutorials.

The Work of Ross Rocklynne

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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Isbn Code : 0809515113
  • Number of Pages : 70
  • Category : Reference
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  • Pdf File: the-work-of-ross-rocklynne.pdf

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Ross Rocklynne (1913-1988) was the pen name used by Ross Louis Rocklin, an American science fiction author active in the Golden Age of Science Fiction. Born in 1913 in Ohio, Rocklynne was a regular contributor to the science fiction pulps. He was a professional guest at the first World Science Fiction Convention in 1939. Despite his numerous appearances and solid writing, Rocklynne never quite achieved the fame of his contemporaries Robert A. Heinlein, L. Sprague DeCamp, and Isaac Asimov. His most well known story is probably "The Men and the Mirror," first published in 1938. Rocklynne partially retired from writing in the late 1950s, but made a notable return in the 1970s when his novelette "Ching Witch " was included in Harlan Ellison's original anthology, Again, Dangerous Visions (1972). "Ching Witch " was later nominated for a Nebula award. This volume contains an annotated bibliography of Ross Rocklynne's work. It features an introduction by Arthur Jean Cox, plus an index.

The Work of Katherine Kurtz

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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Isbn Code : 0893704865
  • Number of Pages : 128
  • Category : Fantasy fiction, American
  • Reviews : 343
  • Pdf File: the-work-of-katherine-kurtz.pdf

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An annotated bibliography of the writings of fantasy writer Katherine Kurtz, with an interview of Kurtz by Robert Reginald and Jeffrey M. Elliot. Complete with index.

Narratives of Community in the Black British Short Story

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn Code : 3319948601
  • Number of Pages : 327
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 368
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Narratives of Community in the Black British Short Story offers the first systematic study of black British short story writing, tracing its development from the 1950s to the present with a particular focus on contemporary short stories by Hanif Kureishi, Jackie Kay, Suhayl Saadi, Zadie Smith, and Hari Kunzru. By combining a postcolonial framework of analysis with Jean-Luc Nancy’s deconstructive philosophy of community, the book charts key tendencies in black British short fiction and explores how black British writers use the short story form to combat deeply entrenched notions of community and experiment with non-essentialist alternatives across differences of ethnicity, culture, religion, and nationality.

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2021

By Bloomsbury Publishing
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1472968158
  • Number of Pages : 816
  • Category : Reference
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  • Pdf File: writers-artists-yearbook-2021.pdf

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The latest edition of the bestselling guide to all you need to know about how to get published, is packed full of advice, inspiration and practical information. The Writers' & Artists' Yearbook has been guiding writers and illustrators on the best way to present their work, how to navigate the world of publishing and ways to improve their chances of success, for over 110 years. It is equally relevant for writers of novels and non-fiction, poems and scripts and for those writing for children, YA and adults and covers works in print, digital and audio formats. If you want to find a literary or illustration agent or publisher, would like to self-publish or crowdfund your creative idea then this Yearbook will help you. As well as sections on publishers and agents, newspapers and magazines, illustration and photography, theatre and screen, there is a wealth of detail on the legal and financial aspects of being a writer or illustrator.

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  • Publisher : Paul Lima
  • Isbn Code : 1927710189
  • Number of Pages : 145
  • Category : Authorship
  • Reviews : 508
  • Pdf File: business-of-freelance-writing.pdf

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Do you want to earn a living as a freelance writer? Can you imagine yourself working from home, selling your articles to newspapers, magazines, trade publications, and Web sites? If so, The Business of Freelance Writing , by Paul Lima, is for you. Business of Freelance Writing: How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines, by Paul Lima, shows you how to develop article ideas, write query letters, pitch your ideas to the right editor at the right publications, and follow up on your queries. It outlines everything you need to know to negotiate the sale of your work with editors who say "yes" to your ideas. It also reveals how to conduct effective interviews and shows you a variety of ways to write article leads.

Everything You Wanted to Know about Freelance Writing

By Paul Lima
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  • Publisher : Paul Lima
  • Isbn Code : 0986563099
  • Number of Pages : 306
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • Pdf File: everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-freelance-writing.pdf

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"Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing" combines two popular business of freelance writing books: "Business of Freelance Writing: How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines" and "The Six-Figure Freelancer: How to Find, Price and Manage Corporate Writing Assignments." "How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines" shows you how to develop article ideas, write query letters, pitch your ideas to the right editor at the right publications, and follow up on your queries. It outlines everything you need to know to negotiate the sale of your work with editors who say "yes" to your ideas. It also reveals how to conduct effective interviews and shows you a variety of ways to write article leads. Focusing on writing material for businesses, associations, government agencies, non-profits and other organizations, "The Six Figure Freelancer" demonstrates how to plan and market your way to freelance writing success in the lucrative corporate market. Review: "One of the best things I have purchased for my business (not counting my computer) is Paul Lima's book Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing, which is actually two books in one. I highly recommend this book for new freelance writers, to give them an idea of how to get started in freelance writing, and for seasoned veterans, because the tips in the book might trigger ideas that can have a positive impact on business..."

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By Paul Lima
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn Code : 1927710197
  • Number of Pages :
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  • Reviews : 849
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Business of Freelance Writing: How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines, Conduct Interviews and Write Article Leads -- Do you want to earn a living as a freelance writer? Can you imagine yourself working from home, selling your articles to newspapers, magazines, trade publications, and Web sites? If so, The Business of Freelance Writing , by Paul Lima, is for you. This book shows you how to develop article ideas, write query letters, pitch your ideas to the right editor at the right publications, and follow up on your queries. It also outlines everything you need to know to negotiate the sale of your work with editors who say "yes" to your ideas, reveals how to conduct effective interviews and shows you a variety of ways to write article leads.

Television and Screen Writing

By Richard A Blum
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Isbn Code : 1136050337
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 283
  • Pdf File: television-and-screen-writing.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Now in its fourth edition, Television and Screen Writing: From Concept to Contract is a classic resource for students and professionals in screenwriting and television writing. This book will teach you how to become a creative and marketable writer in every professional arena - including major studios, production companies, networks, cable and pay TV, animation, and interactive programs. Specific techniques and script samples for writing high-quality and producible "spec" scripts for theatrical motion pictures, the sitcom series, one-hour dramatic series, longform television, soaps, talk show, variety, animation, interactive and new media are provided. Television and Screen Writing: From Concept to Contract, Fourth Edition also offers a fully detailed examination of the current marketplace, and distinct strategies for marketing your scripts, from registering and copyrighting the script to signing with an agent. This new edition has been expanded to include the most up-to-date creative and professional script samples, marketing resources, and practical information possible. The companion website (www.focalpress.com/companions) offers a wide range of contacts and resources for you to explore, and Internet links to professional resources. There is also an Annotated and Selected Bibliography for your reference

The Little Style Guide to Great Christian Writing and Publishing

By Carolyn Stanford Goss,Leonard Goss
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Isbn Code : 1433670232
  • Number of Pages : 210
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 367
  • Pdf File: the-little-style-guide-to-great-christian-writing-and-publishing.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The Little Style Guide to Great Christian Writing and Publishing provides a fresh understanding and distinctively Christian examination of style and language. It covers all the basic rules of grammar, style, and editing and will be of immediate interest to Christian writers and editors. The Little Style Guide will be cross-referenced with the Chicago Manual of Style, Fifteenth Edition and will be a welcome companion to the CMS in handling concerns that are unique to Christian writing and editing.The burgeoning field of electronic publishing has greatly increased the number of Christian writers. In the U.S. alone, there are over 500 Christian writers conferences and guilds each year. The Little Style Guide will serve the needs of the largest publishing houses and their authors and editors along with the smallest churches who weekly publish a newsletter and communicate through a Web site.

Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish

By Joseph Bates
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 1440347581
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 272
  • Pdf File: writing-your-novel-from-start-to-finish.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Equip yourself for the novel-writing journey! Starting a novel is exciting, but finishing it--that's the real challenge. The journey from beginning to end is rife with forks in the road and dead ends that lead many writers off course. With Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish: A Guidebook for the Journey, you'll navigate the intricacies of crafting a complex work of fiction and complete the journey with confidence and precision. To maximize your creativity and forward momentum, each chapter offers: • Techniques to break down the elements of the novel--from character-building to plotting and pacing • Mile Markers to anticipate and overcome roadblocks like ineffective dialogue and "the unchanged protagonist" • Guidelines for Going Deeper to explore and implement more nuanced aspects of storytelling, such as finding your voice and the role of theme • Try-It-Out Exercises and 27 interactive worksheets that help elevate your writing. No matter your level of experience or where you are in your project, Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish provides the instruction, inspiration, and guidance you need to complete your journey successfully.

Silences

By Tillie Olsen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Isbn Code : 1558618791
  • Number of Pages : 370
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 254
  • Pdf File: silences.pdf

Book Excerpt:

First published in 1978, Silences single-handedly revolutionized the literary canon. In this classic work, now back in print, Olsen broke open the study of literature and discovered a lost continentthe writing of women and working-class people. From the excavated testimony of authors letters and diaries we learn the many ways the creative spirit, especially in those disadvantaged by gender, class and race, can be silenced. Olsen recounts the torments of Melville, the crushing weight of criticism on Thomas Hardy, the shame that brought Willa Cather to a dead halt, and struggles of Virginia Woolf, Olsens heroine and greatest exemplar of a writer who confronted the forces that would silence her. This 25th-anniversary edition includes Olsens now infamous reading lists of forgotten authors and a new introduction and author preface.

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication

By Susanna Hornig Priest
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Isbn Code : 145226578X
  • Number of Pages : 1144
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 100
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-science-and-technology-communication.pdf

Book Excerpt:

For a free 30-day online trial to this title, visit www.sagepub.com/freetrial In the academic world, the term "science communication" refers both to a set of professions (such as science journalism and public information work) and to an interdisciplinary scholarly research specialization. Much of this research is aimed at improving our understanding of the best ways to communicate complex information, especially to people who are not scientists. Science communication specialists are concerned with giving people useful information about health, environment, and technology – as well as science itself. In order to do this, we also need to improve our understanding of how people think, form opinions, and process information. Additionally, professional practitioners in science communication are engaged in strategic and ethical decisions every day, such as: How should reporters cover the issue of climate change? Should the views of scientists who do not believe that climate change has been caused by human activity be included alongside the views of those who do, in order to give a "balanced" story, or does this mislead the public into thinking that both of these positions are equally accepted within the scientific community? The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication provides information on the entire range of interrelated issues in this interdisciplinary field in one place, along with clear suggestions on where to begin the search for more. Geared towards undergraduate and graduate students in journalism, communication, mass communication, and media studies, as well as towards working journalists, public information officers, and public relations specialists, this encyclopedia introduces this vast, fascinating field while challenging the reader to question assumptions inherent in communication across disciplinary boundaries. Key Themes Associations and Organizations Audiences, Opinions, and Effects Challenges, Issues, and Controversies Changing Awareness, Opinion, And Behavior Critical Influences and Events Global and International Aspects Government Agencies (US) History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science Important Figures Journal Publications Key Cases and Current Trends Law, Policy, Ethics, and Beliefs Major Infrastructural Initiatives Practices, Strategies, and Tools Professional Roles and Careers Public Engagement Approaches Theory and Research Venues and Channels

Professional Feature Writing

By Bruce Garrison
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1135215472
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 596
  • Pdf File: professional-feature-writing.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Professional Feature Writing provides the basics of news media feature writing and establishes a solid foundation for students and writers making feature writing their career. This fifth edition offers a thorough and up-to-date look at newspaper, magazine, newsletter, and online publications, with emphasis on daily newspapers and consumer magazines. It serves as a comprehensive introduction to feature writing, emphasizing writing skills, article types, and the collegiate and professional writing life. With a wide variety of perspectives and experiences of both young and experienced writers, editors, publishers, and professors, the text is filled with practical guidance for writing a wide variety of features. Emphasizing writing values to strengthen a new writer's journalistic practices, author Bruce Garrison offers insights and expertise based on his own experience and the advice of professionals. He also includes lists of tips, observations, guidelines, sources, and story ideas, and gives a solid tour of the forms and approaches to feature writing. New for this edition are: Updated examples of feature writing, integrated throughout the text Profiles of young newspaper and magazine feature writers, highlighting their experiences and paths to success in the profession Coverage of computer-based research tools for writers, including discussion of on-line computer-based research tools with specific focus on the World Wide Web Discussion of online newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and original online publications and the role of feature writing for electronic publications. Each chapter includes excerpts and complete articles from the nation's leading publications. Building on introductory writing and reporting skills, this text is appropriate for upper-division journalism students learning feature writing and advanced writing topics. It will also serve as a valuable resource for freelance writers.

The Good Retirement Guide 2022

By Jonquil Lowe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
  • Isbn Code : 1398603465
  • Number of Pages : 296
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 236
  • Pdf File: the-good-retirement-guide-2022.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Are you feeling apprehensive as you approach retirement? Do you have concerns about the volatile pensions industry, Brexit, or simply about what retirement actually entails? Whatever your thoughts, this is the book to help you plan a retirement that is enjoyable and stress-free. In retirement, personal ambitions can be realized and new experiences enjoyed, yet with so much to consider in such turbulent times, people are often unsure how best to plan for their future. The Good Retirement Guide 2022 is here to help, offering clear and concise information to help readers navigate the uncertainty of pre-retirement planning in the UK. Updated for the new financial year, The Good Retirement Guide 2022 includes the latest information on finance (investments, pensions, annuities and drawdown, benefits and tax), housing and health, as well as advice on the impact of Brexit on retiring abroad, the challenges of early retirement, looking after elderly parents and best practice on starting a business. This is a book that will help you to save more, feel secure and retire happier.

Bringing the Arts into the Library

By Carol Smallwood
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Isbn Code : 0838994695
  • Number of Pages : 248
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 471
  • Pdf File: bringing-the-arts-into-the-library.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Smallwood has combed the country finding examples of programs implemented by a variety of different types of libraries to enrich, educate, and entertain patrons through the arts.

The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction

By Michael Martone
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 1476727368
  • Number of Pages : 672
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 711
  • Pdf File: the-scribner-anthology-of-contemporary-short-fiction.pdf

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Fifty remarkable short stories from a range of contemporary fiction authors including Junot Diaz, Amy Tan, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, and more, selected from a survey of more than five hundred English professors, short story writers, and novelists. Contributors include Russell Banks, Donald Barthelme, Rick Bass, Richard Bausch, Charles Baxter, Amy Bloom, T.C. Boyle, Kevin Brockmeier, Robert Olen Butler, Sandra Cisneros, Peter Ho Davies, Janet Desaulniers, Junot Diaz, Anthony Doerr, Stuart Dybek, Deborah Eisenberg, Richard Ford, Mary Gaitskill, Dagoberto Gilb, Ron Hansen, A.M. Homes, Mary Hood, Denis Johnson, Edward P. Jones, Thom Jones, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, David Leavitt, Kelly Link, Reginald McKnight, David Means, Susan Minot , Rick Moody, Bharati Mukherjee, Antonya Nelson, Joyce Carol Oates, Tim O’Brien, Daniel Orozco, Julie Orringer, ZZ Packer, Annie Proulx, Stacey Richter, George Saunders, Joan Silber, Leslie Marmon Silko, Susan Sontag, Amy Tan, Melanie Rae Thon, Alice Walker, and Steve Yarbrough.

The Nighttime Novelist

By Joseph Bates
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 1599632063
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 743
  • Pdf File: the-nighttime-novelist.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Make Every Creative Moment Count Franz Kafka was an insurance agent. William Faulkner was a postmaster. Stephen King taught high school English, John Grisham was an attorney, and Toni Morrison worked in publishing. Though romantic fantasies of the writing life don't often include a day job, the fact is that most writers have one. If you find yourself among them, stealing moments late at night, early in the morning, or on your lunch break to write, The Nighttime Novelist is your guide—on call any hour to help. Divided into quick mini lessons to make the most of your precious writing time, this book offers: • Technique instruction that breaks down the elements of the novel—from crafting your protagonist to successful plotting and pacing • Hurdle lessons that help you anticipate and overcome roadblocks, so you can keep your productivity and your story on track • Going Deeper explorations that provide guidance on the more nuanced aspects of storytelling, so you can take your work to the next level • Try It Out assignments and more than 25 interactive worksheets that help you apply the lessons to your own project Whether you're just beginning your novel, wondering how to navigate its middle, or bringing it to a close, you'll find the instruction, exercises, and support you need to keep your story moving forward every time you sit down to write.

The Professor and the Parson

By Adam Sisman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Isbn Code : 164009329X
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 854
  • Pdf File: the-professor-and-the-parson.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This “amusing and elegantly written” romp takes readers on a wild ride through the life of Robert Parkin Peters (The New York Times Book Review)—a liar, bigamist, and fraudulent priest who tricked some of the brightest minds of his generation. One day in November 1958, the celebrated historian Hugh Trevor–Roper received a curious letter. It was an appeal for help, written on behalf of a student at Magdalen College, with the unlikely claim that he was being persecuted by the Bishop of Oxford. Curiosity piqued, Trevor–Roper agreed to a meeting. It was to be his first encounter with Robert Parkin Peters: plagiarist, bigamist, fraudulent priest, and imposter extraordinaire. The Professor and the Parson is a witty and charming portrait of eccentricity, extraordinary narcissism, and a life as wild and unlikely as any in fiction. Motivated not by money but by a desire for prestige, Peters lied, stole, and cheated his way to academic positions and religious posts from Cambridge to New York. Frequently deported, and even more frequently discovered, he left a trail of destruction including seven marriages (three of which were bigamous) and an investigation by the FBI. "I was captivated from start to finish by this utterly mad, and wholly delightful story of chicanery and fantasy, and which involves a man who relentlessly duped our most cherished institutions of godly pursuit and higher learning. Plus I learned how to defrock a priest, always good to have on hand in these troubling times." —Simon Winchester, author of The Perfectionists

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2017

By Bloomsbury Publishing
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1472928660
  • Number of Pages : 816
  • Category : Reference
  • Reviews : 347
  • Pdf File: writers-artists-yearbook-2017.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how to get published. New articles in the 2017 edition on: Stronger together: writers united by Maggie Gee Life writing: telling other people's stories by Duncan Barrett (co-author of the Sunday Times bestseller GI Brides) The how-to of writing 'how-to' books by Kate Harrison (author of the 5:2 Diet titles) Self-publishing Dos and Dont's by Alison Baverstock The Path to a bestseller by Clare Mackintosh (author of the 2015 Let Me Go) Getting your lucky break by Claire McGowan Getting your poetry out there by Neil Astley (MD and Editor at Bloodaxe Books) Selling yourself and your work online by Fig Taylor Then and now: becoming a science fiction and fantasy writer - Aliette de Bodard Writing (spy) fiction - Mick Herron Making waves online - Simon Appleby All articles are reviewed and updated every year. Key articles on Copyright Law, Tax, Publishing Agreements, E-publishing, Publishing news and trends are fully updated every year. Plus over 4,000 listings entries on who to contact and how across the media and publishing worlds In short it is 'Full of useful stuff' - J.K. Rowling Foreword to the 2017 edition by Deborah Levy.

The Arvon Book of Literary Non-Fiction

By Sally Cline,Midge Gillies
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn Code : 1408175207
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 837
  • Pdf File: the-arvon-book-of-literary-non-fiction.pdf

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The Arvon Book of Literary Non-Fiction is an essential guide to writing in a wide range of genres, from travel writing to feminist polemic and writing on nature, history, death, friendship and sexuality. Part 1 explores the full range of genres and asks the question: what is literary non-fiction? Part 2 includes tips by such bestselling literary non-fiction writers as: Lisa Appignanesi, Rosemary Bailey, Gillian Beer, Bidisha, Lizzie Collingham, William Dalrymple, Stevie Davies, Colin Grant, Rahila Gupta, Philip Hoare, Siri Hustvedt, Alice Kessler-Harris, Barry Lopez, Richard Mabey, Robert Macfarlane, Sara Maitland, Neil McKenna, Caroline Moorehead, Susie Orbach, Jennifer Potter, Susan Sellers, Dava Sobel, Diana Souhami, Dale Spender, Francis Spufford, Daniel Swift, Colin Thubron, Natasha Walter, Sara Wheeler and Simon Winchester. Part 3 offers practical advice - from planning and researching to writing a proposal and finding an agent or a publisher when your work is complete.

Libraries Publish: How to Start a Magazine, Small Press, Blog, and More

By Stephanie Katz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn Code : 1440869448
  • Number of Pages : 262
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 322
  • Pdf File: libraries-publish.pdf

Book Excerpt:

In this book, author Stephanie Katz, founding editor of the award-winning literary journal 805 Lit + Art, shares practical tools and advice for starting successful creative publishing projects. Publishing benefits libraries by providing high-quality content to patrons, showcasing local writers and faculty, and creating buzz for the library. These endeavors can be launched at any type and size of library, often for little to no cost. Libraries Publish teaches libraries how to publish literary magazines, book review blogs, local anthologies, picture books, library professional journals, and even novels. You'll learn how to run a writing contest or writer-in-residence program, form community partnerships with other literary organizations, find funding, navigate legal considerations, market your publication, and more. Each chapter contains detailed information on how to start your project, including comprehensive checklists, recommendations for free software, and legal considerations. Social media strategies as well as tips for facilitating student or teen-run projects are also covered. If your library wants to start a publishing project, this book will be your go-to resource! Shows how each project fits into the mission of a library Offers legal information including publishing rights and author publishing agreements Reviews free and subscription software for websites, submissions management, layout, and communication with subscribers Contains marketing and social media strategies for promoting a publication locally and nationally Suggests ways to engage the community and build local partnerships

Chambers on Accounting

By R.J. Chambers,Graeme W. Dean
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 113571505X
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 133
  • Pdf File: chambers-on-accounting.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This volume is dedicated to the life work of Ray Chambers, who was continually seeking ways to stimulate and advance the development of a demonstrably rigorous and serviceable system of accounting. This search for an ideal led Chambers into myriad environments, an aspect of his life exhaustively illustrated in his "Aide Memoire," which forms part of this memorial volume.

The Writer's Bible

By Anne Hart
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn Code : 1532000553
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 437
  • Pdf File: the-writer-s-bible.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The Writer's Bible is a popular textbook, guide, and mentor to fiction, entertainment, and nonfiction writers in the new and print media. The book helps writers write their business plan as well as acquire skills. It's a career planning and writing-skills textbook and a popular book for authors headed for print-on-demand and traditional publishers as well as the electronic media. If you write fiction, nonfiction, drama, learning materials, multimedia, and digital media or for the Internet, you'll find the information in this book useful and timely. Here's how to be your own manuscript doctor and mentor, plan your writing career, acquire the skills to turn your writing into salable work, and acquire knowledge of how print-on-demand publishing works compared to traditional publishing, whether you write for the Internet and the new media (digital media) or for traditional publishing companies or yourself. Plan your writing career and get the skills you'll need to move ahead in the current atmosphere of the literary arena and the world of information dissemination and re-packaging. Every writer needs a Bible and role models as well as a map to navigate places that buy author's works.

African Literary NGOs

By Doreen Strauhs
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn Code : 1137330902
  • Number of Pages : 243
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 508
  • Pdf File: african-literary-ngos.pdf

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Proposing the novel concept of the "literary NGO," this study combines interviews with contemporary East African writers with an analysis of their professional activities and the cultural funding sector to make an original contribution to African literary criticism and cultural studies.

Who's Who in the Arab World 2007-2008

By Publitec Publications
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Isbn Code : 3110930048
  • Number of Pages : 1216
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 692
  • Pdf File: who-s-who-in-the-arab-world-2007-2008.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Who's Who in the Arab World 2007-2008 compiles information on the most notable individuals in the Arab world. Additionally, the title provides insight into the historical background and the present of this influential and often volatile region. Part I sets out precise biographical details on some 6,000 eminent individuals who influence every sphere of public life in politics, culture and society. Part II surveys the 19 Arab Countries, providing detailed information on the geography, history, constitution, economy and culture of the individual countries. Part III provides information on the historical background of the Arab world. Indexes by country and profession supplement the biographical section. A select bibliography of secondary literature on the Middle East is also included.

Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction

By Lex Williford,Michael Martone
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 9781416545118
  • Number of Pages : 576
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 480
  • Pdf File: touchstone-anthology-of-contemporary-creative-nonfiction.pdf

Book Excerpt:

From memoir to journalism, personal essays to cultural criticism, this indispensable anthology brings together works from all genres of creative nonfiction, with pieces by fifty contemporary writers including Cheryl Strayed, David Sedaris, Barbara Kingsolver, and more. Selected by five hundred writers, English professors, and creative writing teachers from across the country, this collection includes only the most highly regarded nonfiction work published since 1970. Contributers include: Jo Ann Beard, Wendell Berry, Eula Biss, Mary Clearman Blew, Charles Bowden, Janet Burroway, Kelly Grey Carlisle, Anne Carson, Bernard Cooper, Michael W. Cox, Annie Dillard, Mark Doty, Brian Doyle, Tony Earley, Anthony Farrington, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, Diane Glancy, Lucy Grealy, William Harrison, Robin Hemley, Adam Hochschild, Jamaica Kincaid, Barbara Kingsolver , Ted Kooser, Sara Levine, E.J. Levy, Phillip Lopate, Barry Lopez, Thomas Lynch, Lee Martin, Rebecca McCLanahan, Erin McGraw, John McPhee, Brenda Miller, Dinty W. Moore, Kathleen Norris, Naomi Shihab Nye, Lia Purpura, Richard Rhodes, Bill Roorbach, David Sedaris, Richard Selzer, Sue William Silverman, Floyd Skloot, Lauren Slater, Cheryl Strayed, Amy Tan, Ryan Van Meter, David Foster Wallace, and Joy Williams.

Imperialism and Theatre

By J. Ellen Gainor
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1134844301
  • Number of Pages : 284
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 186
  • Pdf File: imperialism-and-theatre.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Imperialism is a transnational and transhistorical phenomenon; it occurs neither in limited areas nor at one specific moment. In cultures from across the world theatrical performance has long been a site for both the representation and support of imperialism, and resistance and rebellion against it. Imperialism and Theatre is a groundbreaking collection which explores the questions of why and how the theatre was selected within imperial cultures for the representation of the concerns of both the colonizers and the colonized. Gathering together fifteen noted scholars and theatre practitioners, this collection spans global and historical boundaries and presents a uniquely comprehensive study of post-colonial drama. The essays engage in current theoretical issues while shifting the focus from the printed text to theatre as a cultural formation and locus of political force. A compelling and extremely timely work, Imperialism and Theatre reveals fascinating new dimensions to the post-colonial debate. Contributors: Nora Alter; Sudipto Chatterjee; Mary Karen Dahl; Alan Filewood; Donald H. Frischmann; Rhonda Garelick; Helen Gilbert; Michael Hays; Loren Kruger; Josephine Lee; Robert Eric Livingston; Julie S. Peters; Michael Quinn; Edward Said; Elaine Savory.