Stein On Writing

A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies

Author: Sol Stein

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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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.
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Der Rabbi und der CEO

Was Führungskräfte von den Zehn Geboten lernen können

Author: Thomas D. Zweifel,Aaron L. Raskin

Publisher: Linde Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3709402344

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 8989

Business unusual Viele Führungskräfte haben in den aktuellen wirtschaftlichen Turbulenzen die Orientierung verloren. Welche Prinzipien haben heute noch Gültigkeit? Und was macht eine gute Führungskraft im 21. Jahrhundert aus? Die Antwort dieses Buches kommt von einer überraschenden Quelle – dem Judentum. Torah, Talmud und Kabbala enthalten erstaunlich hilfreiche Lektionen für Manager des 21. Jahrhunderts. Das ungewöhnliche Autorenteam – CEO und Rabbi – verbindet modernes Leadershipwissen mit der Weisheit der jüdischen Tradition und zeigt, wie man sich zu einer guten Führungskraft entwickeln und gleichzeitig materiell wie spirituell erfolgreich sein kann.
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Will Write for Food

The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes, and More

Author: Dianne Jacob

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0738218065

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 4957

For more than 15 years, writing coach, editor, and blogger Dianne Jacob has taught food lovers how to take their passion from the plate to the page. Now, Jacob has revised and updated her award-winning guide. Whether you've been writing for years or are just starting out, Will Write for Food offers what you need to know to succeed and thrive, including: - A new chapter dedicated to making an income from food writing - Updated information about self-publishing and cookbook production - Tips on creating and sustaining an irresistible blog with gorgeous photos - The keys to successful freelancing and reviewing - Advice from award-winning writers, editors, and agents - Engaging, fun writing exercises to get the juices flowing
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The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel

From writing the perfect love scene to finding the right publisher--All you need to fulfill your dreams

Author: Christie Craig,Faye Hughes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 160550792X

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 9117

Every year, thousands of romance manuscripts are submitted to publishers, but only the best are eventually published. This simple guide—written by two awardwinning romance novelists—will show readers what it takes to break into this highly competitive market and will provide them the information they need to get their manuscript out of the slush pile and onto the bookshelf. Readers will learn how to do the following techniques: build a story from premise to plot; add a fresh twist to a classic storyline; create compelling characters; write sizzling sex scenes that carry an emotional punch; research agents and markets; write a story that an editor can’t reject; and promote themselves and their work. New writers, and even experienced writers, will find the solid howto information here invaluable. This is a musthave for aspiring writers who want to write the perfect love story.
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Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 8649

„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
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Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1434

View: 8277

Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.
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Rutgers Law Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 6941

Posted in Law

Public Library Core Collection

A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction

Author: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210946

Category: Public libraries

Page: 1856

View: 2702

Posted in Public libraries

Defense Law Journal

Author: Richard M Patterson,Welcome D. Pierson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780327016816

Category: Torts

Page: 235

View: 4929

Posted in Torts

Job Hunter's Sourcebook

Where to Find Employment Leads and Other Job Search Resources

Author: Bohdan Romaniuk

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414407845

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1389

View: 9321

Here is the essential, updated resource job seekers need to develop a complete strategy for their job searches. Alphabetically arranged by career, the Sourcebook lists sources of help wanted ads, employer directories, employment agencies, placement services, electronic resources, and other information sources for 216 specific careers. New profiles on careers such as event planner, forensic scientist and tissue engineer have been added as well. Also included are helpful e-mail and Web site addresses, along with new information on networking to further assist users in their searches.
Posted in Business & Economics

Composition And/or Literature

The End(s) of Education

Author: Linda S. Bergmann,Edith M. Baker

Publisher: Urbana Free Library

ISBN: 9780814108079

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 3425

This Collection of essays focuses on the rift between literature and composition in English departments, examining the extent to which this division affects teaching practices in colleges and universities of various Kinds.
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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 5550

Posted in Libraries

Job Hunters Sourcebook

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787659349

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1000

View: 6579

Job Hunter's Sourcebook pulls together all the research and resources needed for a successful job hunt into one central place. Included in this edition are 13,867 entries -- entries may appear in multiple sections. Part One profiles 216 high-interest professional and vocational occupations, from accountant and aircraft mechanic to sports official and stockbroker. A Master List of Profiled Professions lists alternate, popular, synonymous, and related job titles and links them to the jobs profiled, providing quick access to information sources on specific occupations by all their variant names. Entries contain complete contact information and are arranged by type of resource. Part Two serves as a clearinghouse in organizing the wide-ranging information available to today's job seeker. It features such topics as resume resources, alternative ways to work, and opportunities for a diverse work force. Sources of Essential Job-Hunting Information addresses 32 employment topics, such as resume writing, interviewing skills, employment issues for disabled workers, working from home, and electronic job search information. Each category features a multitude of sources, including reference works, online and database services, software programs, and more. Entries contain complete contact information.Also included is The Index to Information Sources which alphabetically lists all of the publications, organizations, electronic resources, and other sources of job-hunting information.
Posted in Business & Economics

Wie man einen verdammt guten Roman schreibt

Anleitungen zum spannenden Erzählen für Fortgeschrittene / übers. von Ellen Schlootz

Author: James N. Frey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783897051287

Category:

Page: 197

View: 5801

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Briefe an junge Autoren

Mit praktischen und philosophischen Ratschlägen

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644401799

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

View: 2259

Inspirierend, ermutigend, provokant: Ratschläge für Nachwuchsautoren Wie muss die erste Zeile eines Buches aussehen? Wie stellt man sich der leeren weißen Seite? Wie erschafft man Figuren? Colum McCann gibt angehenden Schriftstellern Anregungen für den Schreibprozess und praktische Tipps: wie man einen Agenten findet, wie viele Schreibpausen man einlegen sollte und wie man am besten mit Kritikern umgeht. Er notiert Überlegungen zur Einstellung, die zum Schreiben nötig ist, und geht auf die mentalen und philosophischen Herausforderungen ein, die jedem Autor irgendwann begegnen. So entsteht ein zugleich empathischer wie pragmatischer Ratgeber für Schreibbegeisterte.
Posted in Literary Collections

Schriftsteller werden

der Klassiker über das Schreiben und die Entwicklung zum Schriftsteller

Author: Dorothea Brande

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866710696

Category:

Page: 132

View: 9736

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Love is a Mix Tape

Eine Geschichte von Liebe, Leid und lauter Musik

Author: Rob Sheffield

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462412558

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 4108

Als das erste Tape zu Ende ist, wissen wir, dass Renée an einer Lungenembolie gestorben ist. Rob Sheffield hat die ganze Nacht nicht geschlafen, sondern diese Kassette gehört, die seine Frau ihm hinterlassen hat. Es ist ihr letztes Date, nur Rob, Reneé und ein paar Songs. In »Love is a Mix Tape« erzählt Rob Sheffield, Redakteur beim amerikanischen »Rolling Stone«, entlang von 15 Kassetten die Geschichte seiner kurzen Beziehung zu Renée, einem Mädchen, das eigentlich viel zu cool für den schüchternen Rob war, das sich aber trotzdem in ihn verliebte. Ein Punkrock-Girl, wie es sie nur in den neunziger Jahren gab, als Pavement, Nirvana und R.E.M. eine Musik-Explosion auslösten. Aber auch Elvis, die Rolling Stones, Missy Elliott, Yo La Tengo gehören zum Soundtrack ihrer gemeinsamen Geschichte. Sie heiraten, leben zusammen, kaufen sich einen Hund, und dann stirbt Renée. Rob schafft es nicht, in der Wohnung zu bleiben, meidet Restaurants und Lokale, die er mit Renée besucht hat. Er schläft nicht und sucht Antworten in der Musik. Dabei ist es unwichtig, ob es sich um gute oder schlechte Songs handelt. Rob Sheffield gelingt es, unprätentiös, leicht und ohne falsche Hemmungen über den Verlust eines geliebten Menschen zu schreiben.
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