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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noticed in the cutthroat publishing industry will benefit aspiring authors, struggling authors, or anyone with an unpublished manuscript.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.


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.


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.


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.


Achieving Financial Success as a Freelance WriterAchieving Financial Success as a Freelance Writer by Raymond Dreyfack
A successful professional writer points the way to a prosperous freelance writing career by showing how to identify lucrative markets and find comfortable writing niches in magazines and trade publications, advertising and corporate arenas, and nontraditional markets.


Formatting & Submitting Your ManuscriptFormatting & Submitting Your Manuscript by Jack Neff; Glenda Tennant Neff
Throughout this easy-to-use guide, dozens of charts, lists, models and sidebars show writers everything they need to know to submit their work correctly and enhance their chances of being published. From screenplays and novels to articles and children's books, writers will find comprehensive, up-to-date information for creating effective query letters, proposals, outlines, synopses and follow-up correspondence.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


Publish or Perish - The Educator`s ImperativePublish or Perish - The Educator's Imperative by Allan A. Glatthorn
Glatthorn guides education professionals through the basics of the writing process, empowering them with the tools to create and enhance their own professional submissions and writings.


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.


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.


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.


The Shortest Distance Between You and a Published BookThe Shortest Distance Between You and a Published Book by Susan Page
Publishers buy new book ideas every week. Why not yours? Whether your book consists of a few notes on the back of a napkin or a completed manuscript, Susan Page's proven system will make your dream of successful publication come true. A bestselling author and leading consultant to other writers, Susan Page knows the difference between common industry wisdom that doesn't work and the precise, easy-to-follow strategies that actually get results. In this breakthrough book, she leads you away from the obstacles that often delay and frustrate writers and introduces the twenty essential steps for success.


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 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 First Five PagesThe First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile by Noah T. Lukeman
Using examples from actual manuscripts and query letters he's received, a publishing professional illuminates principles that can be applied to virtually any type of writing--fiction, nonfiction, journalism, and even poetry.


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.


Chicken Soup for the Writer`s SoulChicken Soup for the Writer's Soul by Jack Canfield; Bud Gardner; Mark Victor Hansen
Whether one is a beginning writer or a seasoned pro, these stories of purpose, passion, endurance, and success will uplift and inspire. Following their trademark style, the authors have collected important lessons on perseverance, the value of being yourself, the need for mentors, and the power of following heartfelt dreams.


Secrets of a Freelance WriterSecrets of a Freelance Writer: How to Make $85,000 a Year by Robert W. Bly
Dozens of high-paying, commercial writing projects are available. These include ads, annual reports, brochures, catalogs, newsletters, direct-mail packages, audiovisual presentations, and other promotional pieces. This new, fully revised edition of Bob Bly's invaluable resource tells how to tap these lucrative but lesser known markets.


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.


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.


The Everything Gets Published BookThe Everything Gets Published Book by Peter Rubie
With dozens of sample cover letters, book proposals and contracts, this guide is the one source writers need to exchange an impressive collection of rejection letters into a well-published book. Two-color illustrations throughout.


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