Tell It Slant, Second Edition

Author: Brenda Miller,Suzanne Paola

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071781781

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 6279

Five stars for Tell It Slant ... An enlightening, comprehensive, and very satisfying text on writing and shaping creative nonfiction." --Sheila Bender, editor and publisher of writingitreal.com and author of Writing and Publishing Personal Essays When the poet Emily Dickinson wrote, "Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant," she provided today’s writers of creative nonfiction some sound advice: tell the truth but don’t become mere transcribers of day-to-day life. Whether you are writing a memoir or researched essay, the award-winning authors will guide you along the journey, using intensive instruction and an abundance of writing exercises. You will learn how to find a distinctive voice, use prompts to get started and keep writing, discover stories in impossible places, tackle (and enjoy) background research, and more. This second edition includes a new chapter on publication--print, digital; an update on “The Particular Challenges of Creative Nonfiction” chapter to include references to James Frey and other controversies regarding nonfiction ethics; and an expanded resource section and bibliography.
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Kids at Work

Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor

Author: Russell Freedman,Lewis Wickes Hine

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395797266

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 7601

Briefly traces the life of Lewis Hine, school teacher and photographer, and explains how he became involved in documenting child labor conditions
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Tell It Slant

Author: Brenda Miller,Suzanne Paola

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071458603

Category: Reference

Page: 195

View: 1558

Creative nonfiction is the fastest-growing segment in the writing market. Yet, the majority of writing guides are geared toward poetry and fiction writers. Tell It Slant fills the gap. Designed for aspiring nonfiction writers, this much-needed reference provides practical guidance, writing exercises, and a detailed discussion of the range of subcategories that make up the genre, including memoir, travel writing, investigative reporting, and more.
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The Craft of Research, Third Edition

Author: Wayne C. Booth,Gregory G. Colomb,Joseph M. Williams

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226062643

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 711

With more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices. Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic handbook, whose first and second editions were written in collaboration with the late Wayne C. Booth. The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, “So what?” The third edition includes an expanded discussion of the essential early stages of a research task: planning and drafting a paper. The authors have revised and fully updated their section on electronic research, emphasizing the need to distinguish between trustworthy sources (such as those found in libraries) and less reliable sources found with a quick Web search. A chapter on warrants has also been thoroughly reviewed to make this difficult subject easier for researchers Throughout, the authors have preserved the amiable tone, the reliable voice, and the sense of directness that have made this book indispensable for anyone undertaking a research project.
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Public Relations For Dummies

Author: Eric Yaverbaum,Ilise Benun

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118052792

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 2389

Proven techniques that maximize media exposure for your business A seasoned PR pro shows you how to get people talking When it comes to public relations, nothing beats good word of mouth. Want to get customers talking? This friendly guide combines the best practical tools with insight and flair to provide guidance on every aspect of PR, so you can launch a full-throttle campaign that'll generate buzz -- and build your bottom line. Discover how to * Map a winning PR strategy * Grab attention with press releases, interviews, and events * Cultivate good media relations * Get print, TV, radio, and Internet coverage * Manage a PR crisis
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Distinction Through Discovery

A Research-Oriented First Year Experience

Author: Jeffrey L. Buller

Publisher: Orange Groove Books

ISBN: 9781616101640

Category: Education

Page: 657

View: 1594

Posted in Education

The Microblading Bible

A Microblading Reference Book

Author: Corinne Asch

Publisher: Corinne Asch

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 142

View: 2412

The Microblading Bible is everything you need to know about the newest technology in permanent make up, called microblading. This book will take you to in-depth discussions about important topics like which blades to use, numbing creams, skin pigment and undertones, brow measurements and much more. It is a great companion to any course.
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The Career Architect Development Planner

An Expert System Offering 103 Research-based and Experience-tested Development Plans and Coaching Tips For: Learners, Managers, Mentors, and Feedback Givers

Author: Michael M. Lombardo,Robert W. Eichinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933578019

Category: Career development

Page: 1035

View: 9897

Posted in Career development

Low Voltage Wiring: Security/Fire Alarm Systems

Author: Terry Kennedy,John E. Traister

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007138958X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 406

View: 3743

Best-of-the-best guidelines for handling low voltage wiring The A-Z reference on designing, installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting modern security and fire alarm systems is now fully up-to-date in a new edition. Prepared by Terry Kennedy and John E. Traister, authors with over three decades of hands-on experience apiece in the construction industry, Low Voltage Wiring: Security/Fire Alarm Systems, Third Edition provides all the appropriate wiring data you need to work on security and fire alarm systems in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. A CD-ROM packaged with the book conveniently puts at your fingertips sample forms, checklists, a fully-searchable glossary, and hot-linked industry reference URLs. In addition, you get: *Important safety tips * Lists of regulations * Explanations of emerging technologies *Useful treatments of estimating and bidding * Much more
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A Writer's Reference with Exercises

Author: Diana Hacker,Nancy Sommers

Publisher: Bedford

ISBN: 9781319106966

Category: Education

Page: 608

View: 6608

For more than 25 years, this bestselling handbook has allowed students to build confidence and take ownership of their college writing experience. Emphasizing critical reading and writing, this how-to manual provides quick-access to the key answers, which helps students target their needs and see their successes. This is an ideal text for English Composition courses, foundation year modules, or English degree programmes. A Writer’s Reference is available with LaunchPad. LaunchPad combines an interactive ebook with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. See ‘Instructor Resources’ and ‘Student Resources’ for further information.
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Mass Communication

Living in a Media World

Author: Ralph E. Hanson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506358578

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 488

View: 9263

Transform your students into smart, savvy consumers of the media. Mass Communication: Living in a Media World (Ralph E. Hanson) provides students with comprehensive yet concise coverage of all aspects of mass media, along with insightful analysis, robust pedagogy, and fun, conversational writing. In every chapter of this bestselling text, students will explore the latest developments and current events that are rapidly changing the media landscape. This newly revised Sixth Edition is packed with contemporary examples, engaging infographics, and compelling stories about the ways mass media shape our lives. From start to finish, students will learn the media literacy principles and critical thinking skills they need to become savvy media consumers.
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The Letter of James

Author: Douglas J. Moo

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802837301

Category: Religion

Page: 271

View: 3267

Few books in the New Testament are better known or more often quoted as the Letter of James. Because James is so concise, so intensely practical, and so filled with memorable metaphors and illustrations, it has become one of the two or three most popular New Testament books in the church. This highly original commentary seeks to make the Letter of James clear and applicable to Christian living today. Interacting with the latest views on James but keeping academic references to a minimum, Douglas Moo first introduces the Letter of James in its historical context and then provides verse-by-verse comments that explain the message of James both to its first readers and to today's church.
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The Pen and the Bell

Mindful Writing in a Busy World

Author: Brenda Miller,Holly J. Hughes

Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 1558966544

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

View: 6799

Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Losing Control

Freedom of the Press in Asia

Author: Louise Williams,Roland Rich

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1925021440

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

View: 8332

‘A free press is not a luxury. A free press is at the absolute core of equitable development’ according to World Bank President James Wolfensohn. A free press is also the key to transparency and good governance and is an indispensable feature of a democracy. So how does Asia rate? In Losing Control, leading journalists analyse the state of play in all the countries of North Asia and Southeast Asia. From the herd journalism of Japan to the Stalinist system of North Korea, Losing Control provides an inside look at journalism and freedom of the press in each country. One conclusion—a combination of new technology and greater democracy is breaking the shackles that once constrained the press in Asia. ‘Brings together Asia’s best and brightest observers of the press.’ Hamish McDonald, Foreign Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald ‘A rare insiders’ view exposing the real dynamics behind social and political change in Asia.’ Evan Williams, Foreign Correspondent, ABC TV ‘A timely and necessary contribution to the debate over the quality of freedom in Asia.’ Geoffrey Barker, The Australian Financial Review
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You Can't Make This Stuff Up

The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction--from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between

Author: Lee Gutkind

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738215864

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 4056

From rags-to-riches-to-rags tell-alls to personal health sagas to literary journalism everyone seems to want to try their hand at creative nonfiction. Now, Lee Gutkind, the go-to expert for all things creative nonfiction, taps into one of the fastest-growing genres with this new writing guide. Frank and to-the-point, with depth and clarity, Gutkind describes and illustrates each and every aspect of the genre, from defining a concept and establishing a writing process to the final product. Offering new ways of understanding genre and invaluable tools for writers to learn and experiment with, You Can't Make This Stuff Up allows writers of all skill levels to thoroughly expand and stylize their work.
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Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction

Work from 1970 to the Present

Author: Lex Williford,Michael Martone

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416545118

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 576

View: 4107

From memoir to journalism, personal essays to cultural criticism, this indispensable anthology brings together works from all genres of creative nonfiction, with pieces by fifty contemporary writers including Cheryl Strayed, David Sedaris, Barbara Kingsolver, and more. Selected by five hundred writers, English professors, and creative writing teachers from across the country, this collection includes only the most highly regarded nonfiction work published since 1970. Contributers include: Jo Ann Beard, Wendell Berry, Eula Biss, Mary Clearman Blew, Charles Bowden, Janet Burroway, Kelly Grey Carlisle, Anne Carson, Bernard Cooper, Michael W. Cox, Annie Dillard, Mark Doty, Brian Doyle, Tony Earley, Anthony Farrington, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, Diane Glancy, Lucy Grealy, William Harrison, Robin Hemley, Adam Hochschild, Jamaica Kincaid, Barbara Kingsolver , Ted Kooser, Sara Levine, E.J. Levy, Phillip Lopate, Barry Lopez, Thomas Lynch, Lee Martin, Rebecca McCLanahan, Erin McGraw, John McPhee, Brenda Miller, Dinty W. Moore, Kathleen Norris, Naomi Shihab Nye, Lia Purpura, Richard Rhodes, Bill Roorbach, David Sedaris, Richard Selzer, Sue William Silverman, Floyd Skloot, Lauren Slater, Cheryl Strayed, Amy Tan, Ryan Van Meter, David Foster Wallace, and Joy Williams.
Posted in Literary Collections

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 7731

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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Storycraft

The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction

Author: Jack Hart

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226318168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 266

View: 4485

A former managing editor of the "Oregonian" who guided several Pulitzer Prize-winning narratives to publication shares guidelines for writers of nonfiction that encompass such topics as story theory, scene establishment, and preparing work for submission.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Smash

Strategies for Market Shaping

Author: Kaj Erik Storbacka,Suvi Nenonen

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787437981

Category:

Page: 240

View: 3043

Market shaping is a powerful strategy that unleashes value gains from greater market size, efficiency and profitability. This book, written by experts in the field, presents a universal, teachable, and actionable framework for understanding and shaping markets.
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