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noticed in the cutthroat publishing industry will benefit aspiring authors, struggling authors, or anyone with an unpublished manuscript.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


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.


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.


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 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.


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Drawing on more than 15 years as a top literary agent, Peter Miller offers advice on how to sell your unpublished fiction, how to structure a nonfiction book proposal, how to package your book so that it will become a feature film or a TV production, how to market a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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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!"


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.


The Writer`s WorkbookThe Writer's Workbook by Jenny Newman; Edmund Cusick; Aileen La Tourette
Whether you are taking a course in creative writing of making your first solitary steps in fiction, poetry or drama, this is the book you need. The Writer's Workbook provides a concise introduction to creative writing in the twentieth-first century with helpful tips on key points of good practice, warnings about the main pitfalls, and a variety of exercises to hone your skills. Readers will find advice on writing short stories, poetry, novels, plays, TV, radio and film scripts, song lyrics, travel writing, web writing, as well as suggestions for getting published. Written by a team of novelists, poets, and dramatists who are also experienced writing teachers, this book belongs on the shelf of anyone serious about getting started in creative writing.


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.


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 Writer`s WorkbookThe Writer's Workbook by Jenny Newman; Edmund Cusick; Aileen La Tourette
Whether you are taking a course in creative writing of making your first solitary steps in fiction, poetry or drama, this is the book you need. The Writer's Workbook provides a concise introduction to creative writing in the twentieth-first century with helpful tips on key points of good practice, warnings about the main pitfalls, and a variety of exercises to hone your skills. Readers will find advice on writing short stories, poetry, novels, plays, TV, radio and film scripts, song lyrics, travel writing, web writing, as well as suggestions for getting published. Written by a team of novelists, poets, and dramatists who are also experienced writing teachers, this book belongs on the shelf of anyone serious about getting started in creative writing.


How to Start a Home-Based Writing BusinessHow to Start a Home-Based Writing Business by Lucy Parker
Explains what it takes to run a successful home business, including finding clients, marketing, home office setup, and insurance.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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