I Should Be Writing:A Writer’s Workshop

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Rock Point #ad - I should be writing is everything you'd hope to find in a writing workshop, condensed into one highly effective journal. Because you should be writing! These include everything from situational writer's prompts to lists of ideas writers should try to jot down between writing sessions. With this helpful guide, you can make the phrase, "I've always wanted to write a story.

I Should Be Writing:A Writer's Workshop #ad - . A thing of the past. It’s time to stop dreaming about what you want to write and finally do it! let award-winning podcaster mur Lafferty, listening to your inner muse while ignoring your inner bully, how to refine your creative process, who in the past has interviewed authors including John Scalzi, Adam Christopher, Gail Carriger, including which writing myths to ignore,  guide you through the nuts-and-bolts process of honing your craft, and Kameron Hurley, Neil Gaiman, and more.

This book also contains writing exercises that will help the blossoming writer strengthen the writer’s muscle of writing every day.

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Write the Book You're Meant to Write: A Guide for First-time Authors

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Dudley Court Press #ad - Impart your wisdom and experience. Ignore them at your peril. Brian jud, make a place on your bookshelf for this all-important book!” - lynn wiese Sneyd, How to Make Real Money Selling Books”Whether you recently have felt the call to write a book or have completed a manuscript and are seeking a publisher, award-winning author and owner of LWS Literary Services .

Step by step, gail woodard helps you explore the different avenues for your book, understand what’s possible and make conscious choices right from the beginning. Writing a book can help you:• Share your ideas and expertise with others. Whether you’re writing fiction, nonfiction or memoir, Write the Book You’re Meant to Write: A Guide for First-time Authors provides the critical advice you need for a successful transition from aspiring writer to respected author.

Position yourself as an authority in your field. Generate leads for your business. If you've ever thought about writing a book you can be proud of and that audiences will love, then Write the Book You're Meant to Write can help. It will dispel your fears and build your confidence about the book process, from coming up with the initial idea to selling your book for years to come.

Write the Book You're Meant to Write: A Guide for First-time Authors #ad - So what are you waiting for? will you start writing the book you're meant to write today?”Woodard's description of the four myths about book publishing alone is worth the price. Many aspiring authors commit mistakes, but you don't have to, and you don't have to go on this journey alone. Enjoy a well-earned sense of accomplishment.

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The Big Ten of Grammar: Identifying and Fixing the Ten Most Frequent Grammatical Errors

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Beaufort Books #ad - The big ten of grammar is the perfect guide for students, teachers, and professionals to use in brushing up on their grammar. In this practical and easy-to-understand handbook, Dr. William B. Have you ever hesitated when choosing between “i” or “me”? have you had trouble figuring out tricky pronouns like “who” or “whom”? What about those always-troublesome commas–do they go before or after the quotation marks?If you’re anything like the rest of us, you struggle with these age-old grammatical issues.

The Big Ten of Grammar: Identifying and Fixing the Ten Most Frequent Grammatical Errors #ad - Bradshaw identifies the ten most common errors in English grammar and helps you to recognize and correct these mistakes, enabling you to write and speak with greater clarity in your personal and professional life.

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Booklife: Strategies and Survival Tips for the 21st-Century Writer

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Tachyon Publications #ad - This has forever altered the relationship between writers and their readers, their publishers, and their work. The world has changed, and with it the craft of writing. In addition to the difficulties of putting pen to paper, authors must now contend with a slew of new media. In an era when authors are expected to do more and more to promote their own work, publicists, youtube, and im -effectively networking in the modern era why it’s not all about you -understanding the lifecycle of a book and your role in the publication process -finding balance between your public and private lives and personas -Creating a brand and identity tied to your strengths and your writing -Working with your publisher: editors, podcasts, Booklife steers readers through the bewildering options: -What should authors avoid doing on the Internet? -How does the new paradigm affect authors, and the fundamentals of book publication? -What’s the difference between letting Internet tools use you and having a strategic plan? -How do authors protect their creativity while still advancing their careers? -How do you filter out white noise and find the peace of mind to do good work?Award-winning author, marketing, Twitter, editor, Facebook, MySpace, and Web-entrepreneur Jeff VanderMeer shares his twenty-five years of experience to reveal how writers can go about: -Using new media: blogs, readers, and sales -Taking the long view: establishing short- and long-term professional goals -Getting through rejection and understanding the importance of persistence -Enjoying and enhancing your creative process and more.

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If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: The Graduation Speeches and Other Words to Live By

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RosettaBooks #ad - A collection of commencement speeches and other wit and wisdom from the New York Times–bestselling literary icon and author of Slaughterhouse-Five. This expanded second edition also includes more than sixty pages of further thoughts from Vonnegut whose good advice wasn’t limited to graduation speeches.

Edited by dan wakefield, ” “how to have something most billionaires don’t, ” and “somebody should Have Told Me Not to Join a Fraternity, and including such pieces as “How to Make Money and Find Love!, ” this book reads like a narrative in the unique voice that made Vonnegut a hero to readers everywhere.

If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: The Graduation Speeches and Other Words to Live By #ad - Like mark Twain, Mr. For each occasion, vonnegut’s words were unfailingly insightful and witty, and they stayed with audience members long after graduation. Vonnegut used humor to tackle the basic questions of human existence. The new york Times. Master storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most in-demand commencement speakers of his time.

Hilarious, razor-sharp, freewheeling, and at times deeply serious, these reflections are ideal not just for graduates but for anyone undergoing what Vonnegut would call their “long-delayed puberty ceremony”—marking the long and challenging passage to full-time adulthood.

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The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the Story Beneath the Surface

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Writer's Digest Books #ad - That's where the Emotional Craft of Fiction comes in. The emotional craft of Fiction shows you how to make that happen. Topics covered include:   • emotional modes of writing   • beyond showing versus telling   • your story's emotional world   • moral stakes   • connecting the inner and outer journeys   • plot as emotional opportunities   • invoking higher emotions, symbols, and emotional language   • cascading change   • story as emotional mirror   • positive spirit and magnanimous writing   • the hidden current that makes stories moveReaders can simply read a novel.

The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the Story Beneath the Surface #ad - . Or they can experience it. Engage your readers with emotion while writers might disagree over showing versus telling or plotting versus pantsing, none would argue this: If you want to write strong fiction, you must make your readers feel. The reader's experience must be an emotional journey of its own, discoveries, one as involving as your characters' struggles, and triumphs are for you.

Veteran literary agent and expert fiction instructor Donald Maass shows you how to use story to provoke a visceral and emotional experience in readers.

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Capturing the Stars

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Voyageur Press #ad - To gaze at the stars is one thing; to capture that gaze in photographs is something else, a tantalizing scientific art that many attempt and few master. That rare mastery is on full display in this beautiful volume of space photography from thirty of the most accomplished astrophotographers in the world, both professional and amateur.

Galaxies, star clusters, nebulae, and other deep-sky treasures fill the pages. Along with the marvels of the night sky--the andromeda and Whirlpool galaxies, the Orion and Crab nebulae, techniques, and many more--each section features a profile of the photographer’s work, philosophy, the Pleiades and the Praesepe, and experiences.

Capturing the Stars #ad - Compiled by the world's leading amateur astrophotographer, with an introduction to the history of space photography, this spectacular volume is an essential for every stargazer’s bookshelf.

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Modern Drawing: A contemporary exploration of drawing and illustration Modern Series

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Walter Foster Publishing #ad - The modern series from Walter Foster Publishing offers a fun, fresh approach to working with traditional art media. Aspiring pencil artists and illustrators will also learn how to “see” a subject and render a personal yet modern interpretation of their observations on paper. This isn’t a dry instruction manual; it’s a contemporary guide filled with instruction, encouragement, and tips.

Modern Drawing: A contemporary exploration of drawing and illustration Modern Series #ad - Modern drawing shows artists, illustrators, art students, and art hobbyists how to use basic drawing principles and techniques to create fresh, expressive pieces of art.  . From expressive architecture and landscapes to nature motifs, Modern Drawing provides a fresh, animals, contemporary, and people, and enjoyable approach to learning how to draw.

You’ll enjoy a dynamic, easy-to-follow exploration of drawing mediums and tools as you work through creative exercises and projects.

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Keys to Drawing

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North Light Books #ad - Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw. In this book, bert dodson shares his complete drawing system—fifty-five "keys" that you can use to render any subject with confidence, even if you're a beginner. These keys, along with dozens of practice exercises, will help you draw like an artist in no time.

Keys to Drawing #ad - You'll learn how to:   • restore, then learn to control it   • convey the illusions of light, map, focus, depth, and intensify   • Free your hand action, and texture   • Stimulate your imagination through "creative play".

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No Plot? No Problem! Revised and Expanded Edition: A Low-stress, High-velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days

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Chronicle Books LLC #ad - Chris baty, founder of the wildly successful literary marathon known as National Novel Writing Month, has completely revised and expanded his definitive handbook for extreme noveling. Chris pulls from over 15 years of results-oriented writing experience to pack this compendium with new tips and tricks, ranging from week-by-week quick reference guides to encouraging advice from authors, and much more.

His motivating mix of fearless optimism and practical solutions to common excuses gives both first-time novelists and results-oriented writers the kick-start they need to embark on an exhilarating creative adventure.

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The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why

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Harmony #ad - Then it leads us home, smarter and stronger than we were before. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. Most unexpectedly, much better, she discovers the brain’s ability to do much, with just a little help. The unthinkable escorts us into the bleakest regions of our nightmares, flicks on a flashlight, and takes a steady look around.

Then, to understand the science behind the stories, Ripley turns to leading brain scientists, and other disaster experts, formal and informal, trauma psychologists, from a Holocaust survivor who studies heroism to a master gunfighter who learned to overcome the effects of extreme fear. It lurks in the corner of our imagination, upending a house, almost beyond our ability to see it: the possibility that a tear in the fabric of life could open up without warning, a skyscraper, or a civilization.

The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why #ad - In this magnificent work of investigative journalism, from the explosion of the mont blanc munitions ship in 1917–one of the biggest explosions before the invention of the atomic bomb–to a plane crash in England in 1985 that mystified investigators for years, to the journeys of the 15, Ripley retraces the human response to some of history’s epic disasters, 000 people who found their way out of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Today, tornadoes, hurricanes, nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, terrorism, or other disasters. Ripley comes back with precious wisdom about the surprising humanity of crowds, the elegance of the brain’s fear circuits, and the stunning inadequacy of many of our evolutionary responses.

Finally, ripley steps into the dark corners of her own imagination, having her brain examined by military researchers and experiencing through realistic simulations what it might be like to survive a plane crash into the ocean or to escape a raging fire.

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