Writing Journal A Year In The Life Of A Self Published Author

Author: Scott Haworth
Publisher: Scott Haworth
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One year ago I had six novels self-published that were starting to get good reviews from the people who read them. After a decade of working hard to make a career out of writing, I finally felt like I was on the cusp of success. I decided to start a journal to chronicle my journey. Whether you are an author who is thinking about self-publishing or you are simply curious about how the process works, this journal will give you insight on what it is like to try to break out in one of the hardest professions known to man. Everyone has heard about the success stories of a handful of self-published authors, but they are the exception to the rule. Even if you work hard, have talent and take advantage of every marketing and promotional opportunity that is available, the chances of making it big are astronomically low. Read my story and experience the highs, the lows, the more lows and the holy crap I didn’t think it could get any lowers of self-publishing. The journal highlights my efforts to write and self-publish four novels in less than a year. It also delves into the strategies I implemented to convince lovely folks like yourself to actually pay me money to read them. Finally, I also talk about how I got started as a writer and how the publishing industry has dramatically changed since then. Keywords: self publishing, novels, marketing, money, how to, success, books

Young Adult Literature And Culture

Author: Harry Edwin Eiss
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144380732X
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This book offers a multifaceted approach to the world of young adults, everything from Ray Schrock’s use of Walter Dean Myers’ sports stories to discuss race relations and cultural politics to Joyce Litton’s analysis of the highly popular Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Quartet. The cover illustration is done by Joel Rudinger based on his experiences with the Inuit where he learned many of their legends and myths, resulting in his own excellent work on Sedna, the creation goddess, a story filled with deep tragedy, mystery and the world of the spirits. This mythic world slides into the discussion of Harry Eiss, one that focuses on The Isis Trilogy, best known of Monica Hughes many works, who writes, “Science fiction and fantasy in particular are valid carriers of myth for the 20th century, and most especially for young people.” Margaret Best and Susann deVries also give us literature that uses science. They begin, “The science fair project is the central metaphor and the reality in Paul Zindel’s The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1970), Christopher Paul Curtis’s Bucking the Sarge (2004), and Joyce Maynard’s The Cloud Chamber (2005). After providing an overview science fiction, Sally Sugarman offers a study of the entire genre. “For this study two hundred and thirty-nine high school students from two schools in Vermont and Massachusetts were surveyed.” Alethea K. Helbig provides an overview of her important activities promoting literature for the young. She was a seminal scholar and educator when colleges and universities were just beginning to take the study of such literature seriously, when English departments were initiating serious undergraduate and graduate classes in what previously had been seen as inferior literature. Her life itself provides us with an entertaining and historically valuable autobiographical account of a person at the center of the change that has taken and continues to take place. Jerry Loving expands the horizons of the entire collection of essays, providing a firsthand account of how the young are educated in China, including a detailed history. It begins: “I have been traveling to mainland China at least 4 to 6 times a year as a teacher or education evaluator since 2002. As the visits and years passed, I watched the education system of China slowly improve to the level my schools were like when I went to school in the 50’s and 60’s

The Critical Merits Of Young Adult Literature

Author: Crag Hill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113405467X
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This examination of the literary effectiveness of young adult literature from a critical, research-oriented perspective answers two key questions asked by many teachers and scholars in the field: Does young adult literature stand up on its own as literature? Is it worthy of close study? The treatment is both conceptual and pragmatic. Each chapter discusses a topical text set of YA novels in a conceptual framework—how these novels contribute to or deconstruct conventional wisdom about key topics from identity formation to awareness of world issues, while also providing a springboard in secondary and college classrooms for critical discussion of these novels. Uncloaking many of the issues that have been essentially invisible in discussions of YA literature, these essays can then guide the design of curriculum through which adolescent readers hone the necessary skills to unpack the ideologies embedded in YA narratives. The annotated bibliography provides supplementary articles and books germane to all the issues discussed. Closing "End Points" highlight and reinforce cross-cutting themes throughout the book and tie the essays together.

Queer Theory And Communication

Author: Gust Yep
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317953614
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Get a queer perspective on communication theory! Queer Theory and Communication: From Disciplining Queers to Queering the Discipline(s) is a conversation starter, sparking smart talk about sexuality in the communication discipline and beyond. Edited by members of “The San Francisco Radical Trio,” the book integrates current queer theory, research, and interventions to create a critical lens with which to view the damaging effects of heteronormativity on personal, social, and cultural levels, and to see the possibilities for change through social and cultural transformation. Queer Theory and Communication represents a commitment to positive social change by imagining different social realities and sharing ideas, passions, and lived experiences. As the communication discipline begins to recognize queer theory as a vital and viable intellectual movement equal to that of Gay and Lesbian studies, the opportunity is here to take current queer scholarship beyond conference papers and presentations. Queer Theory and Communication has five objectives: 1) to integrate and disseminate current queer scholarship to a larger audience-academic and nonacademic; 2) to examine the potential implications of queer theory in human communication theory and research in a variety of contexts; 3) to stimulate dialogue among queer scholars; 4) to set a preliminary research agenda; and 5) to explore the implications of the scholarship in cultural politics and personal empowerment and transformation. Queer Theory and Communication boasts an esteemed panel of academics, artists, activists, editors, and essayists. Contributors include: John Nguyet Erni, editor of Asian Media Studies and Research & Analysis Program Board member for GLAAD Joshua Gamson, author of Freaks Talk Back: Tabloid Talk Shows and Sexual Nonconformity Sally Miller Gerahart, author, activist, and actress Judith Halberstam, author of Female Masculinity David M. Halperin, author of How to Do the History of Homosexuality E. Patrick Johnson, editor of Black Queer Studies Kevin Kumashiro, author of Troubling Education: Queer Activism and Antioppressive Pedagogy Thomas Nakayama, co-editor of Whiteness: The Communication of Social Identity A. Susan Owen, author of Bad Girls: Cultural Politics and Media Representations of Transgressive Women William F. Pinar, author of Autobiography, Politics, and Sexuality, and editor of Queer Theory in Education Ralph Smith, co-author of Progay/antigay: The Rhetorical War over Sexuality Queer Theory and Communication: From Disciplining Queers to Queering the Discipline(s) is an essential addition to the critical consciousness of anyone involved in communication, media studies, cultural studies, gender studies, and the study of human sexuality, whether in the classroom, the boardroom, or the bedroom.

In The Beginning

Author: Michael Farris Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501102540
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In this short story prequel to Michael Farris Smith’s widely acclaimed novel Rivers (a Best Book of 2013 in BookRiot, Daily Candy, and Hudson Booksellers), a series of catastrophic hurricanes along the Gulf Coast prompts the government to institute “The Line,” a boundary between the coastal region and the rest of the country, effectively creating a lawless no-man’s land without electricity, resources, or basic services. Those left behind include Aggie, a snake-handling preacher with a questionable past; Bub and Ava, who live in a FEMA trailer held down by cinderblocks; and Cohen, who refuses to evacuate and leave behind the graves of his late wife and child. As all four struggle to survive below The Line, their stories intersect with violent and unexpected consequences.

Storytelling

Author: Norma J. Livo
Publisher: Littleton, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited
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Examines the nature of storytelling, explains how to prepare, develop, and deliver a story, and discusses audiences, resources, and special programs

Mind Control Bundle 1 Four Hot Mind Control Erotic Short Stories

Author: Emma Thrust
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ISBN: 8826044716
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This Bundle Contains the following short stories: Imagine You Are A Pleasure Exhibitionist - My father told me that the pocket watch can't make anyone do things they don't want to do, but people have many, many secret desires that they trap under inhibitions. Katrina wanted to have sex with wild abandon in public, a plaything for a crowd. Well, I suppose that she wanted to since that's exactly what she did. Imagine You Are a Virgin Bride - Josh's revenge plot quickly turns all to real as he realizes that he can impregnate Heather and claim her forever as she submits to his desires. Imagine You Are An Anal Slut - My name is Stone Banner, and I am a traveling stage hypnotist. I travel all over the world to perform feats of mind control over susceptible people that pay my ticket price for a chance to be on my stage so I can humiliate them in front of a crowd. Seems crazy, doesn't it? You think that's crazy, you should see what happens in my hotel room after the show. Imagine You Are Completely Paralyzed - Stone Banner is back and he's doing his hypnotism show in another town. When a giggling, fidgety girl hits on him after the show, he decides to show her what life could be like if she just stopped talking and sat still.

Imagine You Are Two Pack Two Mind Control Erotic Short Stories

Author: Emma Thrust
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ISBN: 8826040559
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This two-pack contains Emma's hot mind control stories: Imagine You Are A Pleasure Exhibitionist - My father told me that the pocket watch can't make anyone do things they don't want to do, but people have many, many secret desires that they trap under inhibitions. Katrina wanted to have sex with wild abandon in public, a plaything for a crowd. Well, I suppose that she wanted to since that's exactly what she did. Imagine You Are An Anal Slut - My name is Stone Banner, and I am a traveling stage hypnotist. I travel all over the world to perform feats of mind control over susceptible people that pay my ticket price for a chance to be on my stage so I can humiliate them in front of a crowd. Seems crazy, doesn't it? You think that's crazy, you should see what happens in my hotel room after the show. Get two stories for one discounted price!

Imagine You Are A Pleasure Exhibitionist A Mind Control Erotic Short Story

Author: Emma Thrust
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ISBN: 8822893824
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When my father gave me the pocket watch and winked about its "powers," I laughed. "It'll get you more ass than you ever thought you could get, son," he told me in his gruff voice, raspy from years of cigarette smoking and whiskey. "Just tap the top, and whatever woman you want will do whatever you say. My Daddy gave it to me, and now I'm passing it to you." My father told me that the pocket watch can't make anyone do things they don't want to do, but people have many, many secret desires that they trap under inhibitions. Katrina wanted to have sex with wild abandon in public, a plaything for a crowd. Well, I suppose that she wanted to since that's exactly what she did.