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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.


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.


Author Unknown: On the Trail of AnonymousAuthor Unknown: On the Trail of Anonymous by Don Foster
An English professor and literary detective describes his work in the field of literary forensics, explaining how his study of the use of language can help determine the writer behind a variety of anonymous documents, and discusses his successful efforts to identify the author of Primary Colors and his contributions to several high-profile criminal cases.


How to Write Irresistible Query LettersHow to Write Irresistible Query Letters by Lisa Collier Cool
In this book, successful literary agent Lisa Collier Cool shares professional, practical advice on how to craft powerfully persuasive letters that connect with an editor's imagination. Readers will learn how to develop their ideas, select the strongest slant for their article or book, hook an editor with a tantalizing lead, and more.


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.


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.


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.


Writing Under PressureWriting Under Pressure by Sanford Kaye
In Writing Under Pressure, Sanford Kaye, a renowned expert on the subject, presents a system he calls the Quick Writing Process that focuses on real-world writing tasks and demonstrates how to produce the clearest, most honest, most powerful work possible under the constraints of time and space.


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."


Handbook for Freelance WritingHandbook for Freelance Writing by Michael Perry
Straightforward and practical, the HANDBOOK FOR FREELANCE WRITING tells you everything you need to know to build a thriving business as a freelance writer. From sales brochures to short stories, you'll learn how to get assignments, get published, and get paid promptly. Throughout the book, you'll benefit from proven strategies and real-world advice on every aspect of a freelance writing career.


100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know by Scott Edelstein
An all-in-one guide for writers, this wide-ranging handbook combines artistic techniques and inspiration with practical, insider's advice on getting published.


How to Sell, Then Write Your Nonfiction BookHow to Sell, Then Write Your Nonfiction Book by Blythe Camenson
From idea to contract to execution, this is the first all-in-one guide for prospective nonfiction writers. "How to Sell, Then Write Your Nonfiction Book is uniquely structured to help you sell your ideas or yourself "before you invest time and effort in a lengthy book project. This comprehensive reference guide provides specific tips for pitching and writing various nonfiction categories, with suggestions from agents, editors, and published authors. With expert advice on the technical elements of voice and style, useful resource listings, and sample proposals, you will find all the tools necessary to ultimately earn a living from nonfiction writing.


Deep Writing: 7 Principles That Bring Ideas to LifeDeep Writing: 7 Principles That Bring Ideas to Life by Eric Maisel
A nationally recognized psychotherapist and creativity consultant shows writers how to overcome psychological blocks in order to create with passion, power, and ease.


Just WriteJust Write: An Essential Guide to Launching Your Writing Career by Susan Titus Osborne
There is nothing more valuable to a writer at the beginning of their career than a personal coach. In this book, Susan Titus Osborn takes that role and guides the writer through all the important aspects of the writing profession. How to do research, common grammatical pitfalls, writing for children, secrets of effective interviewing, and short stories are only a few of the numerous topics covered.


How to Sell, Then Write Your Nonfiction BookHow to Sell, Then Write Your Nonfiction Book by Blythe Camenson
From idea to contract to execution, this is the first all-in-one guide for prospective nonfiction writers. "How to Sell, Then Write Your Nonfiction Book is uniquely structured to help you sell your ideas or yourself "before you invest time and effort in a lengthy book project. This comprehensive reference guide provides specific tips for pitching and writing various nonfiction categories, with suggestions from agents, editors, and published authors. With expert advice on the technical elements of voice and style, useful resource listings, and sample proposals, you will find all the tools necessary to ultimately earn a living from nonfiction writing.


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.


Living the Writer`s Life: A Complete Self-Help GuideLiving the Writer`s Life: A Complete Self-Help Guide by Eric Maisel
Discusses the creativity process and the difficulties writers may encounter, including rejection, writer's block, and self-promotion.


Ernest Hemingway on WritingErnest Hemingway on Writing by Ernest Hemingway; Larry W. Phillips
Imbued with Hemingway's wit, wisdom, and humor, "Ernest Hemingway on Writing" offers essential advice from an author who has had an astounding impact on contemporary American fiction.


Facing the LionFacing the Lion by Kurt Brown
Facing the Lion, the third volume in the Writers on Life and Craft Series, presents some of the most provocative and inspiring talks delivered to select audiences at writers' conferences in the U. S. and abroad. Here Ellen Bryant Voigt, X. J. Kennedy, Francine Prose, and Marvin Bell, among others, give intimate accounts of the struggle to create something worthy of being published and read.


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.


How to Write and Get It PublishedHow to Write and Get It Published by David Strode Akens
This practical guide to strengthening writing skills and getting noticed in the cutthroat publishing industry will benefit aspiring authors, struggling authors, or anyone with an unpublished manuscript. Among the topics covered are how to read intelligently and carefully, understanding setting and characterization; how to write character biographies and characteristics lists; plotting, drafting, and writing; reasons why manuscripts are rejected; finding agents, publishers, and printers; and marketing and sales strategies. This complete set of start-to-finish tools puts the emphasis back on good writing as the surest means of getting published for profit.


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."


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.


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.


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.


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