If You Want To Write

Author: Brenda Ueland
ISBN: 9781555972608
Size: 19,98 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discusses writing and the creative process by encouraging freedom and truthfulness in written expression in order to avoid automatic, uninteresting compositions

So You Want To Write About American Indians

Author: Devon A. Mihesuah
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803204744
Size: 19,76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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So You Want to Write about American Indians? is the first of its kind an indispensable guide for anyone interested in writing and publishing a novel, memoir, collection of short stories, history, or ethnography involving the Indigenous peoples of the United States. In clear language illustrated with examples many from her own experiences Choctaw scholar and writer Devon Abbott Mihesuah explains the basic steps involved with writing about American Indians. So You Want to Write about American Indians? provides a concise overview of the different types of fiction and nonfiction books written about Natives and the common challenges and pitfalls encountered when writing each type of book. Mihesuah presents a list of ethical guidelines to follow when researching and writing about Natives, including the goals of the writer, stereotypes to avoid, and cultural issues to consider. She also offers helpful tips for developing ideas and researching effectively, submitting articles to journals, drafting effective book proposals, finding inspiration, contacting an editor, polishing a manuscript, preparing a persuasive résumé or curriculum vitae, coping with rejection, and negotiating a book contract.

So You Want To Write

Author: Ann McIndoo
ISBN: 1599320223
Size: 19,10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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I Want To Write Books

Author: Mary R. Dunn
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1404244743
Size: 12,70 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Describes what it is like to be a writer, discussing famous authors, the development of ideas, editing, illustrating, book-signing events, and special awards and honors for authors.

Writing For The Hollywood

Author: Tony Blake
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1425784194
Size: 15,48 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 185

Whenever I speak with aspiring Hollywood writers, the first question they ask is ¡§How do I break in? How do I get an agent and how do I get that first job.¡¨ But getting an agent and that first job isn¡¦t going to get you very far. What aspiring writers should be asking is ¡§How do I build a successful career in Hollywood?¡¨ The agent and the first job is just the beginning. Hollywood is full of writers who sold one or two scripts and were never heard from again. What it takes to succeed on your first job and then build on it to get the next job and the next is what separates the ¡§one script wonder¡¨ from the writer with a Hollywood career. Among the questions aspiring writers really need to ask are: « How Do I Know When My Spec Script Is Ready For Submission? « What Does An Agent Look For In A Writer Beyond Their Scripts? « Once I Have An Agent What Else Should I Be Doing? « When I Go To A ¡§Meet & Greet,¡¨ What Do I Say? « How Do I Prepare For The Different Types Of Pitch Meetings? « How Do I Handle Notes I Disagree With? « Do I Need A Lawyer And A Manager? Most writers discover the answers to these questions through trial and error. But in Hollywood, errors can be costly to a writer¡¦s career. More than one writer has seen his career thwarted due to a simple lack of awareness. The goal of ¡§Writing For The Hollywood $¡¨ is to arm aspiring writers with as much information as possible so not only will the road to their first agent and sale be easier, but they¡¦ll also be able to avoid costly mistakes and have a much better chance of turning that first job into a another and another. ¡§Writing For The Hollywood $¡¨ begins by asking the writer to do some serious self-examination as it lists the basic ¡§ingredients¡¨ beyond a good script that a writer will need if they expect to build a career as a Hollywood writer. From here it goes on to cover topics such as dealing with executives, the different types of pitch meetings, the script notes process, the realities of working on a television writing staff and avoiding potential land mines that can damage a writer¡¦s forward progress. ¡§Writing for The Hollywood $¡¨ provides invaluable information for anyone who¡¦s ever aspired to write for the screen, by someone who¡¦s actually been there and done it.

Arguing To Learn

Author: Jerry Andriessen
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401707812
Size: 10,59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book focuses on how new pedagogical scenarios, task environments and communication tools within Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) environments can favour collaborative and productive confrontations of ideas, evidence, arguments and explanations, or arguing to learn. The first to assemble the work of internationally renowned scholars, this book will be of interest to researchers in education, psychology, computer science, communication and linguistic studies

What Do Employers Want

Author: Priscilla K. Shontz
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598848283
Size: 15,16 MB
Format: PDF
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A candid, comprehensive, and insightful explanation of what library school students need to do in order to maximize their chances of getting a professional position immediately after graduation.

Writing Fiction For Dummies

Author: Randy Ingermanson
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470530707
Size: 20,84 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

Quick Guide To Writing Fiction

Author: Mark Stepp
Editor: Old American Publishing
Size: 13,80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is intended for beginning novelists. It is not designed to be an all inclusive guide for accomplished authors. If you employ the methods described in these pages, you will be well on your way to becoming an experienced professional.

How To Write Modern Poetry

Author: Geoff Tims
Editor: New Line Publishing
ISBN: 1844811018
Size: 16,92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Modern poetry has a way of putting feelings into words in a way that no other medium can. Geoff Tims' guide makes writing bad poetry almost impossible.