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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.


Damn! Why Didn`t I Write That?Damn! Why Didn't I Write That? How Ordinary People Are Raking in $100,000,00...or More Writing Nonfiction Books & How You Can Too! by Marc McCutcheon
More nonfiction books are breaking the 100,000-copy sale barrier than ever before. Amateur writers, housewives, and even high school dropouts have cashed in with astonishingly simple best-sellers. This guide, by best-selling author Marc McCutcheon, shows the reader how to get in on the action by identifying lucrative publishing niches and filling them, not once, not twice, but year after year.


Advice to WritersAdvice to Writers by Jon Winokur
Perhaps the best bon mots ever penned about literature have come from the minds of its greatest creators. Take Faulkner's rhapsodies on the author's moral duties, Nabokov's unapologetic reference to characters as galley slaves, E. B. White's time-honored tenets of grammar and style. The advice is sometimes contradictory, but it always offers a glimpse at genius and a chance for every wordsmith to improve his craft.


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.


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.


For WritersFor Writers by Rosemary Guiley; Janet Frick
This popular, in-depth guide is ideal for aspiring writers or those who are ready for a career change. Readers will find job descriptions and salary ranges for more than 100 positions in such fields as the media, public relations, advertising, book publishing, arts and entertainment, federal government, scholastic, and freelance services and self-publishing.


Discovering the Writer WithinDiscovering the Writer Within by Bruce Ballenger; Barry Lane
Discover the writer inside you who only needs encouragement to turn the secret thoughts and special moments of your life into enduring words on a page. This 40-day "workout program" of imagination-stretching exercises will let you throw open all your inner doors, release your creativity, discover surprising connections and spark fresh ideas. By turns sober, off-the-wall, deeply emotional, thoughtful and playful, these exercises will nudge your originality into stimulating explorations.


Discovering the Writer WithinDiscovering the Writer Within by Bruce Ballenger; Barry Lane
Discover the writer inside you who only needs encouragement to turn the secret thoughts and special moments of your life into enduring words on a page. This 40-day "workout program" of imagination-stretching exercises will let you throw open all your inner doors, release your creativity, discover surprising connections and spark fresh ideas. By turns sober, off-the-wall, deeply emotional, thoughtful and playful, these exercises will nudge your originality into stimulating explorations.


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.


Hired Pens: Professional Writers in Americas Golden Age of PrintHenry Miller on Writing by Ronald Weber
Just as mass-market magazines and cheap books have played important roles in the creation of an American identity, those skilled craftsmen (and women) whose careers are the subjects of Ronald Weber's narrative profoundly influenced the outlook and strategies of the high-culture writers who are generally the focus of literary studies. Hired Pens, a history of the writing profession in the United States, recognizes the place of independent writers who wrote for their livelihood, from the 1880s and' 40s, with the first appearance of a broad-based print culture, to the 1960s.


The Sell Your Novel Tool KitThe Sell Your Novel Tool Kit: Everything You Need to Know about Queries, Synopses, Marketing & Breaking In by Elizabeth Lyon
Lyon offers novelists the wisdom of her experience as an author, book editor, writing instructor, and marketing consultant. Step-by-step, she details what editors want, what questions to ask them, and how to develop a marketing strategy.


Opportunities in Writing CareersOpportunities in Writing Careers by Elizabeth Foote-Smith
Offers advice on writing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and describes writing careers in newspapers, magazines, television, advertising, and science.


Freelancing Later in LifeFreelancing Later in Life by Kimberly Ripley
Freelancing Later in Life is filled with professional tips and advice for anyone pursuing a career as a freelance writer. It is especially helpful for those starting a freelance writing career a little later in life.


Hired Pens: Professional Writers in Americas Golden Age of PrintHenry Miller on Writing by Ronald Weber
Just as mass-market magazines and cheap books have played important roles in the creation of an American identity, those skilled craftsmen (and women) whose careers are the subjects of Ronald Weber's narrative profoundly influenced the outlook and strategies of the high-culture writers who are generally the focus of literary studies. Hired Pens, a history of the writing profession in the United States, recognizes the place of independent writers who wrote for their livelihood, from the 1880s and' 40s, with the first appearance of a broad-based print culture, to the 1960s.


Leaving a Trace: On Keeping a JournalLeaving a Trace: On Keeping a Journal by Alexandra Johnson
The author of "The Hidden Writer: Diaries and the Creative Life" now presents an inspirational and practical guide to starting and keeping a journal and transforming it into a larger creative work: a family chronicle, a memoir, or a novel.


Freelancing Later in LifeFreelancing Later in Life by Kimberly Ripley
Freelancing Later in Life is filled with professional tips and advice for anyone pursuing a career as a freelance writer. It is especially helpful for those starting a freelance writing career a little later in life.


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.


The Spirit of WritingThe Spirit of Writing by Mark Robert Waldman
A collection of essays by such notable authors as Joseph Campbell, Gail Godlwin, Janet Fitch, Anne Lamott, and Octavio Paz shares their thoughts on what it means to be a writer, from the difficulty of creating a first draft to the mystery and language of words. Original.


Stein on WritingStein on Writing by Sol Stein
Your future as a writer is in your hands. Whether you are a newcomer or an accomplished professional, a novelist, story writer, or a writer of nonfiction, you will find in this book a wealth of immediately useful guidance not available anywhere else. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of useable solutions - how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place." In the pages of this book, nonfictionwriters will find a passport to the new revolution in journalism and a guide to using the techniques of fiction to enhance nonfiction. Fresh, useful, informative, and fun to read and reread, Stein on Writing is a book you will mark up, dog-ear, and cherish.


How to Write a Book ProposalHow to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen
Written by a literary agent who has successfully placed authors' manuscripts with more than 60 publishers, this revised edition of a successful resource clearly addresses every step of writing a nonfiction book proposal, including choosing the best editors and publishers for a particular proposal.


The Sell Your Novel Tool KitThe Sell Your Novel Tool Kit: Everything You Need to Know about Queries, Synopses, Marketing & Breaking In by Elizabeth Lyon
Lyon offers novelists the wisdom of her experience as an author, book editor, writing instructor, and marketing consultant. Step-by-step, she details what editors want, what questions to ask them, and how to develop a marketing strategy.


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 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.


1001 Ways to Market Your Books1001 Ways to Market Your Books by John Kremer
Kremer, editor of the "Book Marketing Update", describes more than 1,000 ideas, tips and suggestions for marketing books--all illustrated with real-life examples showing how other authors and publishers have marketed their books. "1001 Ways to Market Your Books" also includes a chapter on how authors can capitalize on the increased recognition a book gives their work.


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