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Escaping Into the Open: The Art of Writing TrueEscaping Into the Open: The Art of Writing True by Elizabeth Berg
Both autobiography and primer, Escaping into the Open interweaves Elizabeth Berg's story of her own journey from working mother to published novelist with encouraging advice on how to create stories that spring from deep within the heart. With wit and honesty, Elizabeth Berg provides numerous exercises that will unleash individual creativity and access and utilize all of the senses. Most important, she tells how to fire passion -- emotion -- into writing itself; to break through personal barriers and reach one's own outer limits and beyond.


How to Make a Living as a Travel WriterHow to Make a Living as a Travel Writer by Susan Farewell
Veteran travel writer Susan Farewell begins with basic writing techniques, exercises, and tips for avoiding "roadblocks", before getting to the nitty-gritty of the travel-writing business. You'll learn not only how to write about travel but how to travel to write; how to pitch and sell stories, find assignments, research topics, network in the industry, make trips tax deductible, and travel for free or at press rates. This new edition provides a bibliography of travel writing, chapters on the World Wide Web and planning trips via the Internet, new tips for health and fitness while traveling, and an analysis of successful articles - what works and why.


The No-Experience-Necessary Writer`s CourseThe No-Experience-Necessary Writer's Course by Scott Edelstein
For anyone who has ever wanted to begin writing, or for practiced writers who want to improve their technique, this book offers a step-by-step, stress-free program to loosen and develop the creative urge.


Do the Write Thing: Seven Steps to Publishing SuccessDo the Write Thing: Seven Steps to Publishing Success by Kwame Alexander; Nina Foxx
This guide provides a definitive point-by-point instruction manual for getting into print whether users want to publish a family memoir, the next great American novel, or simply learn the ins-and-outs of the self-publishing world. Detailed worksheets provide a guide through the process.


Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can WriteNonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write: How to Get a Contract and Advance Before Writing Your Book by Elizabeth Lyon; Natasha Kern
Many writers, and aspiring writers, don't realize the opportunities that exist in the nonfiction book market. This book shows them how to take advantage, with topics including subject matter research, creating marketing plans, and writing a strong "About the Author" section. Also features two dozen actual proposals.


Too Lazy to Work, Too Nervous to StealToo Lazy to Work, Too Nervous to Steal: How to Have a Great Life as a Freelance Writer by John Clausen
Clausen's friendly, funny style -- a cross between a pep rally, a writer's workshop and stand-up comedy -- will get readers prepared for life as a freelance writer.


A Dangerous Profession: Writing as a RiskA Dangerous Profession: Writing as a Risk by Frederick Busch
With keen ruminations that recall the critics of yore--Edmund Wilson, Lionel Trilling, and Irving Howe--Busch, in this era of moral indirection, calls on his enduring love of great books to reveal how the literature of the past is the key to the future.


The Forest for the TreesThe Forest for the Trees: An Editor's Advice to Writers by Betsy Lerner
In this unusual and compelling book, an editor shares the wisdom and insights she's gained from that work. Far more than a how-to manual, this title offers inspiration, inside views, and a colorful, anecdotal look at the publishing world, all delivered in the humorous voice that has helped to make Lerner one of the most prominent names in the business.


Beyond the WordsBeyond the Words: The Three Untapped Sources of Creative Fulfillment for Writers by Bonni Goldberg
In "Beyond the Words, " Goldberg presents anecdotes, essays, examples, and exercises to help writers realize and maintain balance, flow, and health in their work by being mindful of the whole writing process.


Words Fail MeWords Fail Me by Patricia T. O'Conner
The author of the bestselling "Woe Is I" goes beyond grammar to offer witty, helpful advice for everyone who wants to write well. NPR sponsorship.


Getting Your Book Published For DummiesGetting Your Book Published For Dummies by Sarah Parsons Zackheim
Consider this friendly guide your tour of the publishing industry -- from understanding the business and its players to the art of negotiating advances, options, and rights. Take advantage of industry insider Sarah Parsons Zackheim's decades of experience and find out how to refine your book idea, submit winning queries, get an agent, and more!


How to Make a Living as a Travel WriterHow to Make a Living as a Travel Writer by Susan Farewell
Veteran travel writer Susan Farewell begins with basic writing techniques, exercises, and tips for avoiding "roadblocks", before getting to the nitty-gritty of the travel-writing business. You'll learn not only how to write about travel but how to travel to write; how to pitch and sell stories, find assignments, research topics, network in the industry, make trips tax deductible, and travel for free or at press rates. This new edition provides a bibliography of travel writing, chapters on the World Wide Web and planning trips via the Internet, new tips for health and fitness while traveling, and an analysis of successful articles - what works and why.


The Fast-Track Course on How to Write a Nonfiction Book ProposalThe Fast-Track Course on How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal by Stephen Blake Mettee
Mettee, a seasoned book editor and publisher, cuts to the chase and provides simple, detailed instruction that allows anyone to write a professional book proposal and hear an editor say "Yes!"


A Writer`s Book of DaysA Writer's Book of Days: A Spirited Companion and Lively Muse for the Writing Life by Judith Reeves
Practice makes perfect, and Reeves makes practice easy by providing would-be writers with 365 stimulating topics, helpful instruction, monthly guidelines, and dozens of inspiring quotes. 25 two-color illustrations.


Writing from the HeartWriting from the Heart: Tapping the Power of Your Inner Voice by Nancy Aronie
With warm, lively, often humorous anecdotes, advice, and lessons, this unique approach to creative writing as a path to healing the self shows how to reverse the damaging effects done to writers in school, where red pens disciplined grammar and taught them to mistrust their natural ability as storytellers--freezing them in their creative tracks.


The No-Experience-Necessary Writer`s CourseThe No-Experience-Necessary Writer's Course by Scott Edelstein
For anyone who has ever wanted to begin writing, or for practiced writers who want to improve their technique, this book offers a step-by-step, stress-free program to loosen and develop the creative urge.


Jump Start Your Book SalesJump Start Your Book Sales: A Money-Making Guide for Authors, Independent Publishers and Small Presses by Marilyn Ross; Tom Ross
The award-winning authors share their 20 years of industry knowledge to help readers boost their book sales through catalogs, book clubs, libraries, the Internet, and home shopping channels.


The Author`s ToolkitThe Author's Toolkit: A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing a Book by Mary Embree
From the germ of an idea through publication, everything aspiring authors need to know to produce a book manuscript of professional quality and see it through to the bookstore shelves is presented in this practical toolkit. A longtime literary consultant guides writers step by step through finding a hook that sells, basic writing and editing principles, properly formatting a manuscript, finding and communicating with the right agent, navigating copyright forms, writing book proposals and query letters, and deciphering a publishing contract. Tips on self publishing and a resource list of professional publications and organizations is provided.


The Writer`s Idea BookThe Writer's Idea Book by Jack Heffron
A proven winner in hardcover, this is the guide writers reach for time after time to jumpstart their creativity and develop ideas. Four distinctive sections, each geared toward a different stage of writing, offer dozens of unique approaches to "freeing the muse."


Too Lazy to Work, Too Nervous to StealToo Lazy to Work, Too Nervous to Steal: How to Have a Great Life as a Freelance Writer by John Clausen
Clausen's friendly, funny style -- a cross between a pep rally, a writer's workshop and stand-up comedy -- will get readers prepared for life as a freelance writer.


Thunder and LightningThunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's Craft by Natalie Goldberg
The sequel to Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind explains how to transform an initial inspiration--the thunder and lightning--into a finished essay, story, poem, novel, or memoir, discussing such topics as the structure of writing, what one can learn from another writer, character and plot development, and how to get the most out of a writing workshop.


Getting Your Book Published For DummiesGetting Your Book Published For Dummies by Sarah Parsons Zackheim
Consider this friendly guide your tour of the publishing industry -- from understanding the business and its players to the art of negotiating advances, options, and rights. Take advantage of industry insider Sarah Parsons Zackheim's decades of experience and find out how to refine your book idea, submit winning queries, get an agent, and more!


How to Make a Living as a Travel WriterHow to Make a Living as a Travel Writer by Susan Farewell
Veteran travel writer Susan Farewell begins with basic writing techniques, exercises, and tips for avoiding "roadblocks", before getting to the nitty-gritty of the travel-writing business. You'll learn not only how to write about travel but how to travel to write; how to pitch and sell stories, find assignments, research topics, network in the industry, make trips tax deductible, and travel for free or at press rates. This new edition provides a bibliography of travel writing, chapters on the World Wide Web and planning trips via the Internet, new tips for health and fitness while traveling, and an analysis of successful articles - what works and why.


Free Within OurselvesFree Within Ourselves: Fiction Lessons for Black Authors by Jewell Parker Rhodes
A "Bird by Bird" for the African-American market--a top-notch writer's guide filled with practical guidance, essays, and journal exercises, including advice from E. Lynn Harris, Charles Johnson, and Yolanda Joe.


The Writer`s LifeThe Writer's Life: Insights from the Right to Write by Julia Cameron
Exploring such issues as time, mood, inspiration, and support, the author reveals that writing is a natural and crucial part of life in a tiny, portable companion to help readers lead a writer's life more easily, joyfully, and powerfully.


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