The Sound on the Page: Style and Voice in Writing

Format: Hardcover Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 7.27 MB Downloadable formats: PDF A spider in your backyard spins webs much stronger than any other material on Earth. I'm not suggesting you chuck your novel-writing career and start over by writing junior fiction. Universities have become restaurants that bake their own bread. My protagonist is almost always caught between the spiritual world and the real world. But if a story has accumulated a dozen rejections, then it's probably time to try the small press (though if it's your very favorite story in the world, then hold onto it:...
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How to Make a Life as a Poet

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 7.92 MB Downloadable formats: PDF My best advice would be to pick a pricing method at the start of the year based on your projected output and try your best to stick to it. The setting is often a real place, but may be a fictitious city or country within our own world; a different planet; or an alternate universe, which may or may not have similarities with our own universe. First of all, you need to have the gift - the ability to artfully create something out of nothing, in a...
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Technical Communication with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 11.46 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Our workshops sometimes sell out very quickly, so if you’re interesting in joining us, we recommend you sign up. Graduates of this program may use their writing and editing skills in a wide variety of careers and professions in addition to writing books. Which is a little odd, because they have a policy of ‘Price Matching’, which is what makes perma-free possible in the first place. First, investigate the importance of word order in your sentences. Competition for selling your work is fierce. (more…)...
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Put It in Writing: Composition and Grammar (2nd Edition)

Format: Spiral-bound Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 13.64 MB Downloadable formats: PDF To help your dialogue flow (and keep it authentic), you simply need to mention these everyday, insignificant actions... This question seems to me of particular interest here, for in Salinger more than in most of his contemporaries, there has been an increasing desire of late to place the figure of the writer himself directly in the reader’s line of vision, so that there is an equation, finally, between the insights of the narrator as, say, brother to Seymour Glass, and as a man who is a writer by...
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Make Money: Freelance News Writing

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 8.43 MB Downloadable formats: PDF The more you read, and the more you read about writing in particular, the better you’ll write. The exercises are tedious and boring; there is no sense of adventure or experimentation. A good tagline will snag readers’ attention, so they pick up the book and read its blurb or download a sample. Lit mags were once launching pads for great writers and big ideas. Practical effort beats hair on fire as a survival strategy. (more…)...
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Journaling as Sacred Practice: An Act of Extreme Bravery

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 13.54 MB Downloadable formats: PDF We are pleased to announce that the NYU Creative Writing Program no longer requires GRE test scores for admission to our graduate program. If the reader doesn’t care about and relate to the people in the book — especially the protagonist and the antagonist (a.k.a. hero and villain) — then all is lost. The teacher who abuses his position of authority to shamelessly harass his student. At this point in my Frankenstein project, I’ve become interested in ideas on education that seem to appear pretty regularly, and I...
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Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 13.50 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Writers interested in writing about real people often ask how much truth or fiction they can use without getting into trouble of some sort. I’ve always loved clothing, shoes, and accessories. In this article, I'm talking about how I use it, but my hope is that it serves as a starting point and gives you some ideas you can use with your work. This element of commonality can be the location, characters, or a particular action. The main focus of the book is literary fiction...
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Reading and Writing in the Online World

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 7.33 MB Downloadable formats: PDF I put myself right into the story–Fred’s take–and somehow my editors put up with it. Networking with other writers can increase your education and provide you with other publishing opportunities. Stories can be high fantasy, with swords and sorcery or dungeons and dragons. It is these standards, along with worthwhile concepts and generalizations, that enable students—particularly secondary students—to connect with school in a meaningful way. Maybe, though, the hardest thing for me to hear in workshop is a student’s claim that he isn’t “comfortable” writing...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Erotic Romance

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 7.85 MB Downloadable formats: PDF If we don’t consume the media form we are involved in, how can we ever hope to create a good story? Worse still, by attempting the impossible task of remembering fifty different mistakes to look for, many will be missed. Use the dialogue to convey the emotional state of a character, set a conflict or plot point in motion, or hint at what’s going on in a scene without stating it directly. He found this marvelous sentence — yes, it�s but one sentence — from Roy...
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English Composition & Grammar, Grade 7, Annotated Teacher's

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 7.98 MB Downloadable formats: PDF The boiler room, for instance, we all expect to hide a creepy axe murderer-type. Last week we covered the notebooks but next week we. When it comes to getting a book contract, you need someone with experience to guide you—not ivory tower advice or theory. Authors; Blog, Articles and Posts; Strategic. Though authors retain all rights to their work, we may wish to publish your work on our website before of after print publication, and so require Non-Exclusive Digital Rights. A good narrative voice...
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