Reading Like a Writer

A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

Author: Francine Prose

Publisher: Union Books

ISBN: 1908526149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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DIV In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humour and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart – to take pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; to look to John le Carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue and to Flannery O’Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail; to be inspired by Emily Brontë’s structural nuance and Charles Dickens’s deceptively simple narrative techniques. Most importantly, Prose cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which all literature is crafted, and reminds us that good writing comes out of good reading. /div

The Demise of the Library School

Personal Reflections on Professional Education in the Modern Corporate University

Author: Richard J. Cox

Publisher: Library Juice Press, LLC

ISBN: 1936117452

Category: Education

Page: 359

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In The Demise of the Library School, Richard J. Cox places the present and future of professional education for librarianship in the debate on the modern corporate university. The book is a series of meditations on critical themes relating to the education of librarians, archivists, and other information professionals, playing off of other commentators analyzing the nature of higher education and its problems and promises.

Get Between the Covers

Leave a Legacy by Writing a Book

Author: Neil Shulman, M.D.,Eric Spencer

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1425975070

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

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What publishing experts have to say: "You can die with the book inside you or you can discover how to leave your legacy with Get Between the Covers. Many people in the world need to know what you've learned and experienced." -Dan Poynter, author of The Self-Publishing Manual, http: //ParaPublishing.com "Shulman and Spencer have put together an incredible book...it's a must read if you feel that you have 'a book in you' and would like to write it in your lifetime." -Rick Frishman, President of Planned TV Arts, co-author AUTHOR 101 book series, WWW.AUTHOR101.COM "Get Between the Covers is chock-full of sound advice from all the notables in the field, plus inspiring success stories. It's concise. Readable. Motivational. Every aspiring author needs this book! What an impressive contribution to the existing body of literature on book writing and publishing." -Marilyn Ross, co-author of The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing, The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Companion, Jump Start Your Book Sales, and founder of SelfPublishingResources.com From the Authors: Get Between the Covers is a user-friendly and motivational tool designed to inspire the masses to write at least one book in their lifetime. Unlike others, we believe that everyone CAN write their own book, and the book takes you through the process from day 1 all the way to your publication options and even what to do once the book is out...with plenty of author success stories (coming from authors of all levels of readership), anecdotes, and humor along the way. It is completely updated for 2007 and builds on the groundwork of the 100+ books that have been written in this market over the past 20 years by packaging it into aninteresting read that is highly informative and concise for the millions who would like to write a book.

Cart's Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults

Two Decades in Review

Author: Michael Cart

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838911587

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 126

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Author of the bestseller Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism, Cart applies his considerable expertise as columnist and critic for Booklist to identifying 200 exceptional adult books that will satisfy a variety of young adults recreational reading tastes. Features only the best of the best no cheesy star bios or chick lit lite here. Makes finding a great book easy, with multiple indexes and thorough annotation .

The Maeve Binchy Writers' Club

Author: Maeve Binchy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409106209

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Fascinating and informative - advice to inspire budding writers as well as entertaining Maeve Binchy fans the world over. 'The most important thing to realise is that everyone is capable of telling a story. It doesn't matter where we were born or how we grew up' Maeve Binchy THE MAEVE BINCHY WRITERS' CLUB gives a unique insight into how a No. 1 bestselling author writes. Inspired by a course run by the National College of Ireland, it comprises twenty letters from Maeve offering advice, tips and her own wonderfully witty take on the life of a writer, in addition to contributions from top writers, publishers and editors. Whether you want to write a saga or a thriller, comedy or journalism, or write for the radio or stage, the book also gives advice on the best way to get started, and what editors, publishers and agents are looking for.

Find Your Story, Write Your Memoir

Author: Lynn C. Miller,Lisa Lenard-Cook

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299293130

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

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Every person has a story to tell, but few beginners know how to uncover their story's narrative potential. And despite a growing interest among students and creative writers, few guides to the genre of memoirs and creative nonfiction highlight compelling storytelling strategies. Addressing this gap, authors Lynn C. Miller and Lisa Lenard-Cook provide a compact, accessible guide to memoir writing that shows how an aspiring memoir writer can use storytelling tools and tactics borrowed from fiction to weave personal experiences into the shape of a story. Find Your Story, Write Your Memoir offers an overview of the building blocks of memoir writing. Individual chapters focus on key issues and challenges, such as the balance between the remembering narrator and the experiencing narrator, the capacity to honor the subjective voice, the occasion of telling (why does this narrator tell this story now?), creating an organically functional structure for a particular story, and taking the next steps with a written memoir. Drawing on their combined years of experience teaching memoir writing, authoring works of fiction and nonfiction, and working in autobiographical performance, Miller and Lenard-Cook provide a practical guide whose core philosophy is motivated by a key word: story. Bronze winner, Foreword Book of the Year, Writing Guides

Engaging Crystallization in Qualitative Research

An Introduction

Author: Laura L. Ellingson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483343499

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Engaging Crystallization in Qualitative Research, the first "how to" book to both explain and demonstrate crystallization methodology, offers a framework for blending grounded theory and other social scientific analyses with creative representations of data, such as narratives, poetry, and film. Author Laura L. Ellingson explores relevant epistemological questions that arise when crossing methodological boundaries, provides detailed steps for design and planning, offers guidelines for improving both social scientific and creative/artistic writing, and suggests strategies for targeting publication outlets for multigenre representations.

Gluttony

The Seven Deadly Sins

Author: Francine Prose

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190288949

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

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In America, notes acclaimed novelist Francine Prose, we are obsessed with food and diet. And what is this obsession with food except a struggle between sin and virtue, overeating and self-control--a struggle with the fierce temptations of gluttony. In Gluttony, Francine Prose serves up a marvelous banquet of witty and engaging observations on this most delicious of deadly sins. She traces how our notions of gluttony have evolved along with our ideas about salvation and damnation, health and illness, life and death. Offering a lively smorgasbord that ranges from Augustine's Confessions and Chaucer's Pardoner's Tale, to Petronius's Satyricon and Dante's Inferno, she shows that gluttony was in medieval times a deeply spiritual matter, but today we have transformed gluttony from a sin into an illness--it is the horrors of cholesterol and the perils of red meat that we demonize. Indeed, the modern take on gluttony is that we overeat out of compulsion, self-destructiveness, or to avoid intimacy and social contact. But gluttony, Prose reminds us, is also an affirmation of pleasure and of passion. She ends the book with a discussion of M.F.K. Fisher's idiosyncratic defense of one of the great heroes of gluttony, Diamond Jim Brady, whose stomach was six times normal size. "The broad, shiny face of the glutton," Prose writes, "has been--and continues to be--the mirror in which we see ourselves, our hopes and fears, our darkest dreams and deepest desires." Never have we delved more deeply into this mirror than in this insightful and stimulating book.

The Complete Guide to Studio Cycling

Author: Rick Kiddle

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408196565

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 164

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The Complete Guide to Studio Cycling has been written for people who want to know how to train effectively on indoor stationary bikes, from instructors, personal trainers and coaches, to sportspeople and anyone who just wants to get fit. Studio cycling, or 'spinning' should be fun and motivating, and this book promotes focus and concentration techniques, including an individual training programme that can be adapted as your fitness levels improve. The Complete Guide to Studio Cycling answers key questions about studio cycling, from what it is and what it aims to achieve, to how to set your bike up to suit your needs. It highlights dos and don'ts, confronts the myths and presents the facts, and allows everyone to benefit from one of the most effective exercise classes available.

Infinite Words

A Comprehensive Guide to Writing and Publishing

Author: Zane

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476766975

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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New York Times bestselling author Zane shares the lessons she’s learned over the years about successful book publishing, filmmaking, and TV production. Drawing on decades of experience as a mega-bestselling novelist, successful publisher, and executive producer of two TV shows, Zane offers practical advice on writing and publishing to aspiring writers across all media, including books, TV, and film. With her signature wit and straightforward style, Zane tells it like it is, emphasizing hard work, discipline, and commitment as the keys to a successful writing career. Part One covers the writing and creative process, including how to define your writing style, how to outline a story, how to develop characters, typical mistakes to avoid, writing for your medium, and the revision process. Part Two covers the book publishing process, from finding a literary agent who best understands your work, to getting your work in the hands of publishers, to building an audience for your work. Zane also shares wisdom from her early years as a self-published author for those seeking an alternative to traditional publishing. Infinite Words isn’t just a reference guide; it’s an essential companion for writers facing the unique challenges and opportunities of today’s ever-evolving world.

Art Lessons

A Life Guide For Creatives

Author: Samantha Cursley

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452597251

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

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Art Lessons is a book seeking to inspire creatives and creative problem-solvers. Inside are twelve lessons from a lifetime of creating art that can serve as useful pointers in how to live a full life. Included are simple exercises that can help you to examine your life, develop strategies to move out of creative blocks, and open up to new possibilities you may not normally try. This book is a practical resource for artists, writers, counsellors and anyone who is interested in creative approaches to self-development.

Everybody Writes

Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content

Author: Ann Handley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111890561X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Finally a go-to guide to creating and publishing the kind ofcontent that will make your business thrive. Everybody Writes is a go-to guide to attracting andretaining customers through stellar online communication, becausein our content-driven world, every one of us is, in fact, awriter. If you have a web site, you are a publisher. If you are onsocial media, you are in marketing. And that means that we are allrelying on our words to carry our marketing messages. We are allwriters. Yeah, but who cares about writing anymore? In a time-challengedworld dominated by short and snappy, by click-bait headlines andTwitter streams and Instagram feeds and gifs and video and Snapchatand YOLO and LOL and #tbt. . . does the idea of focusing on writingseem pedantic and ordinary? Actually, writing matters more now, not less. Our online wordsare our currency; they tell our customers who we are. Our writing can make us look smart or it can make us lookstupid. It can make us seem fun, or warm, or competent, ortrustworthy. But it can also make us seem humdrum ordiscombobulated or flat-out boring. That means you've got to choose words well, and write witheconomy and the style and honest empathy for your customers. And itmeans you put a new value on an often-overlooked skill in contentmarketing: How to write, and how to tell a true story really,really well. That's true whether you're writing a listicle or thewords on a Slideshare deck or the words you're reading right here,right now... And so being able to communicate well in writing isn't justnice; it's necessity. And it's also the oft-overlooked cornerstoneof nearly all our content marketing. In Everybody Writes, top marketing veteran Ann Handleygives expert guidance and insight into the process and strategy ofcontent creation, production and publishing, with actionable how-toadvice designed to get results. These lessons and rules apply across all of your online assets— like web pages, home page, landing pages, blogs, email,marketing offers, and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and othersocial media. Ann deconstructs the strategy and delivers apractical approach to create ridiculously compelling and competentcontent. It's designed to be the go-to guide for anyone creating orpublishing any kind of online content — whether you're a bigbrand or you're small and solo. Sections include: How to write better. (Or, for "adult-onset writers": How tohate writing less.) Easy grammar and usage rules tailored for business in a fun,memorable way. (Enough to keep you looking sharp, but not too muchto overwhelm you.) Giving your audience the gift of your true story, told well.Empathy and humanity and inspiration are key here, so the bookcovers that, too. Best practices for creating credible, trustworthy contentsteeped in some time-honored rules of solid journalism. Becausepublishing content and talking directly to your customers is, atits heart, a privilege. "Things Marketers Write": The fundamentals of 17 specific kindsof content that marketers are often tasked with crafting. Content Tools: The sharpest tools you need to get the jobdone. Traditional marketing techniques are no longer enough.Everybody Writes is a field guide for the smartestbusinesses who know that great content is the key to thriving inthis digital world.

The Couple's Guide to Love and Money

Author: Jonathan Rich

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 160882828X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

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We all have expectations about how to spend money, where it should come from, how much is needed for financial security, how important it is, and whether or not we can trust other people to be responsible about money. When these expectations come up against a partner's competing ideas, serious trouble can result. Money conflict is, after all, the most common factor cited as grounds for divorce. This practical and insightful guide helps you and your partner understand your individual money personalities. Its techniques will teach you to successfully negotiate and communicate about money, merge your money management styles, and implement the right money management techniques to achieve financial freedom together.

Time Travel and Warp Drives

A Scientific Guide to Shortcuts Through Time and Space

Author: Allen Everett,Thomas Roman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226224988

Category: Science

Page: 268

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Discusses what people understand about space and time and how science fiction is becoming less fictional as time goes on.

366 Days of Recovery, My First Year in Recovery

A Guide for the Recovering Person

Author: Rozelle F. White

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434394530

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 388

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I thank God for the ability to write from my heart,something I have never been able to do before. The death of my son,John,has definitely given me a whole different perspective about life and death.So many emotions I've had to deal with these last five years, so draining, mentally and physically. By publishing my poetry and messages from God, I call my "GodWinks" I'm sharing my heart with the world.This book is about my love for my son, my heartbreak from his death,my healing and what I have gained in my life because of the love from my son and God.My relationship with God is so wonderful and I give to him all the Praise and Glory to where I am today.God continues to direct my path, he has shown me that I still have my son but in a different way. I pray that "WORDS FROM GOD THROUGH A GRIVING MOTHER'S HEART" will show you that "time" and "God" will give your heart comfort,peace and joy once again in your life.

The Essential Guide to Home Computer Security

Author: Robert Rowlingson

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute

ISBN: 1906124698

Category: Computers

Page: 119

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For the non-technical home and small-office internet user, this guide teaches "digital commonsense." The reader will learn easy-to-implement, cost-effective ways of protecting their children, finances, privacy, and data. By improving their awareness and protection, readers are far less likely to suffer the consequences of internet insecurity.

Capturing Nursing History

A Guide to Historical Methods in Research

Author: Sandra B. Lewenson, EdD, RN, FAAN,Eleanor Krohn Herrmann, EdD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826115652

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Winner of the 2008 AJN Book of the Year Award! Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2008 byChoice! "This well written and well edited book fills a unique gap....[one of the] precious few [books] that focus on science or medicine and [one of] even fewer that cover the history of nursing."(Three Stars)--Doody's Book Review Service While there have been many research texts in the nursing literature, and nursing history is both taught in courses and of popular interest to practicing nurses, there has never been a hands-on text that describes the process of doing historical research in nursing. This book, contributed by well-known and respected nurse historians, provides the necessary direction, guidance, and examples needed to conduct historical research. It covers such topics as historiography, biographical research, using artifacts in historical research, doing archival and other data searches, doing international historical research, and locating funding sources for historical research. Case studies will be used throughout to illustrate various methods and describe how, why, when, and where historical research is used in nursing. Features of this edition: Provides direction and tools for conducting historical research Describes types of research, including biographical and oral histories Covers frameworks used to study historical events, such as social, political, feminist, intellectual, and cultural Addresses contemporary issues such as preserving and storing digitalized and tape-recorded data and obtaining institutional review board (IRB) approval for research, and addressing ethical and legal issues in historical research Includes case studies that provide a "how-to" guide to conducting research

Smart Self-publishing

An Author's Guide to Producing a Marketable Book

Author: Linda Grotke Salisbury,Jim Salisbury

Publisher: Tabby House

ISBN: 9781881539308

Category: Self-publishing

Page: 238

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Use Your Words

A Writing Guide for Mothers

Author: Kate Hopper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1936740222

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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USE YOUR WORDS introduces the art of creative nonfiction to women who want to give written expression to their lives as mothers. Written by award-winning teacher and writer, Kate Hopper, this book will help women find the heart of their writing, learn to use motherhood as a lens through which to write the world, and turn their motherhood stories into art. Each chapter of USE YOUR WORDS focuses on an element of craft and contains a lecture, a published essay, and writing exercises that will serve as jumping-off points for the readers’ own writing. Chapter topics include: the importance of using concrete details, an overview of creative nonfiction as a genre, character development, voice, humor, tense and writing the “hard stuff,” reflection and back-story, structure, revision, and publishing. The content of each lecture is aligned with the essay/poem in that chapter to help readers more easily grasp the elements of craft being discussed. Together the chapters provide a unique opportunity for mother writers to learn and grow as writers. USE YOUR WORDS takes the approach that creative writing can be taught, and this underscores each chapter. When students learn to read like writers, to notice how a piece is put together, and to question the choices a writer makes, they begin to think like writers. When they learn to ground their writing in concrete, sensory details and begin to understand how to create believable characters and realistic dialogue, their own writing improves. USE YOUR WORDS reflects Kate’s style as a teacher, guiding the reader in a straightforward, nurturing, and passionate voice. As one student noted in a class evaluation: “Kate is a born writer and teacher, and her enthusiasm for essays about motherhood and for teaching the nuts and bolts of writing so that ordinary mothers have the tools to write their stories is a gift to the world. She is raising the value of motherhood in our society as she helps mothers build their confidence and strengthen their game as writers.”