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: Social Science

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.

So, You Want to Be a Writer?

How to Write, Get Published, and Maybe Even Make It Big!

Author: Vicki Hambleton,Cathleen Greenwood

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1582703531

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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A comprehensive guide to becoming a published author outlines step-by-step guidelines for everything from generating ideas and improving technique to getting published and promoting one's work, in a reference complemented by tips from such famous writers as Michael Crichton and Amanda Hocking. Simultaneous.

Tin House: Summer 2012

Summer Reading Issue

Author: Win McCormack,Rob Spillman,Holly MacArthur

Publisher: Tin House Magazine

ISBN: 9780985046989

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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A quarterly anthology of short writings, the only one of the year's four issues to be unrestricted by theme, offers insights into each contributing writer's passions, in a collection consisting of profiles, interviews, food writing, and more. Original.

Writing a Romance Novel For Dummies

Author: Leslie Wainger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0764525549

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Offers guidance in writing a romance novel and getting it published, from plot mapping and writing love scenes to finding an agent and putting together a winning submission.

How to Read a Book

The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476790159

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.

Making Your Own Days

The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry

Author: Kenneth Koch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684824388

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Selections from the work of sixty-five poets, from Homer and Ovid to Frank O'Hara and John Ashberry, accompany a discussion of poetry, including meter, line division, rhyme, and poetic forms

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.

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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.

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.