The Book on Writing

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ISBN: 9781933338941
Release Date: 2003-09-01
Number of pages: 240
Author: Paula LaRocque
Publisher: Marion Street Press

Download and read online The Book on Writing in PDF and EPUB Teaches the elements of good writing through the use of essential guidelines, literary techniques, and proper writing mechanics.


The Book on Writing

Filename: the-book-on-writing.pdf
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173015343082
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 240
Author: Paula LaRocque
Publisher: Marion Street Press, Inc.

Download and read online The Book on Writing in PDF and EPUB Teaches the elements of good writing through the use of essential guidelines, literary techniques, and proper writing mechanics.


The Book on Writing

Filename: the-book-on-writing.pdf
ISBN: 9780966517699
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 240
Author: Paula LaRocque
Publisher: Marion Street Press

Download and read online The Book on Writing in PDF and EPUB Teaches the elements of good writing through the use of essential guidelines, literary techniques, and proper writing mechanics.


On Writing

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ISBN: 9780743455961
Release Date: 2002-06-25
Number of pages: 297
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online On Writing in PDF and EPUB The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.


Writing Dialogue

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ISBN: 1884910327
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 170
Author: Tom Chiarella
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

Download and read online Writing Dialogue in PDF and EPUB Describes how to develop original voices for fictional characters and create conversations that hold the reader's interest, illuminate character, and advance the plot, and discusses writing for performers and other issues


Bird by Bird

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ISBN: 0307424987
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Number of pages: 272
Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher: Anchor

Download and read online Bird by Bird in PDF and EPUB "A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles Times Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"


On Writing Well 30th Anniversary Edition

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ISBN: 9780060891541
Release Date: 2006-05-09
Number of pages: 336
Author: William Zinsser
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online On Writing Well 30th Anniversary Edition in PDF and EPUB On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.


Stein On Writing

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ISBN: 9781466864993
Release Date: 2014-02-11
Number of pages: 320
Author: Sol Stein
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Download and read online Stein On Writing in PDF and EPUB 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 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." You will find one of the great unspoken secrets of craftsmanship in Chapter 5, called "Markers: The Key to Swift Characterization." In Chapter 7, Stein reveals for he first time in print the wonderful system for creating instant conflict developed in the Playwrights Group of the Actors Studio, of which he was a founder. In "Secrets of Good Dialogue," the premier teacher of dialogue gives you the instantly useable techniques that not only make verbal exchanges exciting but that move the story forward immediately. You won't need to struggle with flashbacks or background material after you've read Chapter 14, which shows you how to bring background into the foreground. Writers of both fiction and nonfiction will relish the amphetamines for speeding up pace, and the many ways to liposuction flab, as well as how to tap originality and recognize what successful titles have in common. You'll discover literary values that enhance writing, providing depth and resonance. You'll bless the day you read Chapters 32 and 33 and discover why revising by starting at page one can be a serious mistake, and how to revise without growing cold on your manuscript. In the pages of this book, nonfiction writers 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.


On Writing

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ISBN: 9780062395986
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Number of pages: 240
Author: Charles Bukowski
Publisher: HarperCollins

Download and read online On Writing in PDF and EPUB Sharp and moving reflections and ruminations on the artistry and craft of writing from one of our most iconoclastic, riveting, and celebrated masters. Charles Bukowski’s stories, poems, and novels have left an enduring mark on our culture. In this collection of correspondence—letters to publishers, editors, friends, and fellow writers—the writer shares his insights on the art of creation. On Writing reveals an artist brutally frank about the drudgery of work and canny and uncompromising about the absurdities of life—and of art. It illuminates the hard-edged, complex humanity of a true American legend and counterculture icon—the “laureate of American lowlife” (Time)—who stoically recorded society’s downtrodden and depraved. It exposes an artist grounded in the visceral, whose work reverberates with his central ideal: “Don't try.” Piercing, poignant, and often hilarious, On Writing is filled not only with memorable lines but also with Bukowski’s trademark toughness, leavened with moments of grace, pathos, and intimacy.


Henry Miller on Writing

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ISBN: 0811201120
Release Date: 1964
Number of pages: 216
Author: Henry Miller
Publisher: New Directions Publishing

Download and read online Henry Miller on Writing in PDF and EPUB 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 Writing Book

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ISBN: 186448943X
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 192
Author: Kate Grenville
Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Download and read online The Writing Book in PDF and EPUB A workbook that offers down-to-earth ideas and suggestions for anyone interested in getting started or honing their creative writing skills.


You ve Got a Book in You

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ISBN: 9781599635569
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Number of pages: 282
Author: Elizabeth Sims
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

Download and read online You ve Got a Book in You in PDF and EPUB Writing a book is fun and easy--yes, FUN AND EASY--but it may not always feel that way. How do you find the time to write? How do you keep momentum? How do you deal with the horror of showing anyone a single sentence of your work-in-progress? The answers remain fun and easy, and author Elizabeth Sims will take your hand, dispel your worries, and show you how it's done in this stress-free guide to accomplishing your dream of writing your book. In You've Got a Book in You, Elizabeth is that encouraging voice guiding you through the entire process, from finding the right time and place to gathering all of your creative tools to diving right in and getting it done--page by page, step by step. It's easier than you think, and it all starts right here, right now. "This guide is witty, warm, and wise--and wonderfully down-to-earth as well. Elizabeth Sims doesn't just tell you that you've got a book in you, she shows you how to pour it out using your own creative spirit, common sense, and persistence." ~Lori L. Lake, author of The Gun Series and The Public Eye Mystery Series "If you're searching for the spark of inspiration to get started writing a book, and the nourishment to sustain you to THE END, Elizabeth Sims's You've Got a Book in You will show you how to find it in yourself." ~Hallie Ephron, award-winning author of There Was an Old Woman "You won't find an easier-to-follow or more inspirational writing guide." ~L.J. Sellers, author of the bestselling Jackson mysteries "By focusing the high beams of her intelligence (and humor!) on the twisty trail of book-writing, in You've Got a Book in You, Elizabeth Sims proves herself a true writer's friend. As she guides you from the creation of a "working title" through her (brilliant!) "Making-It-Better Process," this well-established pro plays her most impressive cards--stacking the deck in favor of YOU!" ~Jamie Morris, Director, Woodstream Writers "Elizabeth Sims packs a twelve-week writing course into 280 pages. Inspirational and yet extremely hands-on, You've Got a Book In You will give newbies confidence to forge ahead and will remind veteran writers why they began writing in the first place--for the joy of it. I won't be surprised when the brilliant terms 'stormwriting' and 'heartbrain' become part of every writer's lexicon." ~Julie Compton, author of Tell No Lies and Keep No Secrets "The book is encouraging and inspiring, practical and witty. As a seasoned writer, I appreciate the reminders about the importance of putting yourself on a writing schedule. No more excuses. The many 'writing blasts' are very helpful and will get any writer out of the starting blocks. I especially enjoyed the section, 'Writing with the Masters.' What better way to get inspired, get a feel for different styles, and get jump-started on your writing? Excellent advice that I plan to incorporate in my future classes. I concur with Sims that 'writer's block' is greatly exaggerated. Is there any other profession that claims such a phenomenon? 'Excuse, me, but I have 'book-keeping block,' 'playing music block,' or 'painting block' today? I don't think so. Get yourself on a schedule, read some Sims, write with the masters, and you'll be on your way. You'll be glad you met this friend on your journey to becoming a successful writer." ~Gesa Kirsch, Ph.D., Professor of English, Director of Valente Center for the Arts and Sciences, Bentley University


On Writing

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ISBN: 9781448130344
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Number of pages: 368
Author: A.L. Kennedy
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online On Writing in PDF and EPUB After six novels, five story collections and two books of non-fiction, and countless international prizes, A.L. Kennedy certainly has the authority to talk about the craft of writing books – it’s just a wonder she’s found the time. These are missives from the authorial front line – urgent and vivid, full of the excitement, fury and frustration of trying to make thousands of words into a publishable book. At the core of On Writing is the hugely popular blog that Kennedy writes for the Guardian – and we follow her during a three-year period when she finished one collection of stories and started another, and wrote a novel in between. Readers and aspiring writers will have almost everything they need to know about the complexities of researching, writing and publishing fiction, but they will be receiving this wisdom conversationally, from one of the funniest and most alert of our contemporary authors. Alongside the blogs are brilliant essays on character, voice, writers’ workshops and writers’ health and the book ends with the transcript of Kennedy’s celebrated one-person show about writing and language that she has performed round the world to huge acclaim. Read together, all these pieces add up to the most intimate master-class imaginable from one of the finest – and most humane – writers in our language.


How to Write Science Fiction Fantasy

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ISBN: 158297103X
Release Date: 2001-09-15
Number of pages: 140
Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

Download and read online How to Write Science Fiction Fantasy in PDF and EPUB Offers tips and advice on writing science fiction, discussing the rules of fiction, and how to structure a successful story.


Writing the Book of the World

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ISBN: 9780199697908
Release Date: 2011-11-24
Number of pages: 318
Author: Theodore Sider
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Writing the Book of the World in PDF and EPUB Theodore Sider presents a broad new vision of metaphysics centred on the idea of structure. To describe the world well we must use concepts that 'carve at the joints', so that conceptual structure matches reality's structure. This approach illuminates a wide range of topics, such as time, modality, ontology, and the status of metaphysics itself.