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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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


Get Published! Get Produced!Get Published! Get Produced! Tips on How to Sell Your Writing from America's #1 Literary Agent by Peter Miller
Drawing on more than 15 years as a top literary agent, Peter Miller offers advice on how to sell your unpublished fiction, how to structure a nonfiction book proposal, how to package your book so that it will become a feature film or a TV production, how to market a screenplay, how to get an agent, tips on contract negotiation, and more.


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."


Walking on AlligatorsWalking on Alligators: A Book of Meditation for Writers by Susan Shaughnessy
A daily motivator for people who write--and for all those who long to write--providing an insistent wake-up call for the creative urge, with insights on how to work against resistance, live with the loneliness, develop discipline, and dare to take deeper risks in their work.


Story StartersStory Starters: How to Jump-Start Your Imagination, Get Your Creative Juices Flowing, and Start Writing Your Story or Novel by Lou Willett Stanek
For authors who have the passion and energy to write fiction, but have trouble finding an idea and getting started, writing instructor and author Lou Willett Stanek shows how to get inspiration from neighbors and strangers, reshape classic tales, cull current events, and use other tricks of the writing trade so effectively that the reader will soon be brimming with ideas, imagination revved to its full potential.


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.


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.


Henry Miller on WritingHenry Miller on Writing by Henry Miller; Thomas H. Moore
Some of the most rewarding pages in Henry Miller's books concern his self-education as a writer. He tells, as few great writers ever have, how he set his goals, how he discovered the excitement of using words, how the books he read influenced him, and how he learned to draw on his own experience.


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.


Writing Down the BonesWriting Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
The secret of creativity, Natalie Goldberg makes clear, is to subtract rules for writing, not add them. Proof that she knows what she is talking about is abundant in the speed, grace, accuracy, and simplicity of her own sentences. Writing Down the Bones is "simply the best aid and comfort around today".--Judith Guest, author of Ordinary People.


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.


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.


On Becoming a NovelistOn Becoming a Novelist by John Gardner; Raymond Carver
On Becoming a Novelist contains the wisdom accumulated during John Gardner's distinguished twenty year career as a fiction writer and creative writing teacher. With elegance, humor, and sophistication, Gardner describes the life of a working novelist; warns what needs to be guarded against, both from within the writer and from without; and predicts what the writer can reasonably expect and what, in general, he or she cannot. "For a certain kind of person," Gardner writes, "nothing is more joyful or satisfying than the life of a novelist." But no other vocation, he is quick to add, is so fraught with professional and spiritual difficulties. Whether discussing the supposed value of writer's workshops, explaining the role of the novelist's agent and editor, or railing against the seductive fruits of literary elitism, On Becoming a Novelist is an indispensable, life affirming handbook for anyone authentically called to the profession.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Get Published! Get Produced!Get Published! Get Produced! Tips on How to Sell Your Writing from America's #1 Literary Agent by Peter Miller
Drawing on more than 15 years as a top literary agent, Peter Miller offers advice on how to sell your unpublished fiction, how to structure a nonfiction book proposal, how to package your book so that it will become a feature film or a TV production, how to market a screenplay, how to get an agent, tips on contract negotiation, and more.


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.


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