Still Writing

Author: Dani Shapiro
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802121403
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Examines the process of creative writing and storytelling through the author's personal stories and experiences of living a writer's life and offers lessons and insights to aspiring authors.

Writing Picture Books Revised And Expanded Edition

Author: Ann Whitford Paul
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440353778
Size: 73.25 MB
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Master the Art of Writing Enthralling Tales for the Youngest pre-and emerging readers! Fully updated and thoroughly revised, Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition is the go-to resource for writers crafting stories for children ages two to eight. You'll learn the unique set of skills it takes to bring your story to life by using tightly focused text and leaving room for the illustrator to be creative. Award-winning author Ann Whitford Paul helps you develop the skills you need by walking you through techniques and exercises specifically for picture book writers. You'll find: • Instruction on generating ideas, creating characters, point-of-view, beginnings and endings, plotting, word count, rhyme, and more • Unique methods for using poetic techniques to enrich your writing • Hands-on revision exercises (get out your scissors, tape, and highlighters) to help identify problems and improve your picture book manuscripts • Updated tips for researching the changing picture book market, approaching publishers, working with an agent, and developing a platform • All new quizzes and examples from picture books throughout • New chapters cover issues such as page turns, agents, and self-publishing Whether you're just starting out as a picture book writer or have tried unsuccessfully to get your work published, Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition is just what you need to craft picture books that will appeal to young children and parents, and agents and editors.

Becoming An Academic Writer

Author: Patricia Goodson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483376273
Size: 75.58 MB
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With its friendly, step-by-step format, Becoming an Academic Writer by Patricia Goodson helps writers improve their writing by engaging in deep and deliberate practice—a type of practice adopted by expert performers in areas such as sports or music. Featuring 50 exercises, this practical, self-paced guide is flexibly organized so readers can either work their way through all of the exercises in order or focus on the specific areas where they need additional practice building their skills. The Second Edition is enhanced by a new appendix on literature review, new feature boxes, and new chapter summaries.

Daily Writing Resilience

Author: Bryan Robinson
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 073875479X
Size: 37.24 MB
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Chances are, whether you're a seasoned author or an aspiring scribe, you've grappled with your share of rejection, setbacks, and heartbreak. However, literary agents say the number one key to writing success is perseverance in the face of disappointment. Daily Writing Resilience provides advice, inspiration, and techniques to help you turn roadblocks into steppingstones. You'll find tips and support through exercises such as meditation, breath work, yoga, stress management, gratitude, de-cluttering, sleep, exercise, mindful eating, and more. These 365 meditations will help you navigate the ups-and-downs of your writing practice, creating positive habits that will guide you toward the success and fulfillment that you've been seeking. Praise: "This must-have collection of inspirational nuggets will nudge you free of writer's block. Even if you're not blocked, a morning commune with some of writing's great minds will put you in the right creative space."—Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants "Every person with that little voice in their head—the one that tells them to write everyday—must own this book. Every page is full of hope and reality, just what we all need to keep us going."—Steve Berry, New York Times and # 1 Internationally bestselling author of The Patriot Threat "For every type of writer—new, old, fresh, tired, impassioned, cynical, hopeful . . . this gem is flat out inspiring."—M.J. Rose, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Language of Stones "Bryan Robinson's Daily Writing Resilience is not only wise but also marvelously practical. The daily mantras he offers, taken from the experiences of those who've kept to the path, will provide much needed encouragement along the way. Take this book to heart, and then take it with you wherever you go."—William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author of the multi-award winning Ordinary Grace and the Cork O'Connor series "You don't have to be a writer to treasure Daily Writing Resilience, a unique and uplifting meditation book. It's chock-full of insights so profound you'll be tempted to gobble it up in one bite!"—Cassandra King, author of The Sunday Wife and Moonrise "I urge both fledgling and experienced writers to get their hands on Daily Writing Resilience and keep it nearby for handy reference. Bryan Robinson knows his way around the head and heart of the working writer, and this book is a wonderful companion and a balm to the writer's soul."—John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author "At last! A real tool for real writers, a reference book that should be on every writer's desk next to their Thesaurus and Strunk & White Elements of Style. A practical guide that can be used as a daily devotional or motivational tool to hold your hand, to guide you, to encourage you, and to pull you back from the ledge."—Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of Flight Patterns A 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award Finalist A 2018 Top Shelf Magazine Indie Book Award Finalist

The Last Supper

Author: Rachel Cusk
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429930598
Size: 67.54 MB
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A vivid and elegant account of a family's season abroad by one of our finest contemporary authors Casting off a northern winter and an orderly life, a family decides to sell everything and go to Italy to search for art and its meanings, for freedom from routine, for a different path into the future. The award-winning writer Rachel Cusk describes a three-month journey around the Italy of Raphael and rented villas, of the Piero della Francesca trail and the tourist furnace of Amalfi, of soccer and the simple glories of pasta and gelato. With her husband and two children, Cusk uncovers the mystery of a foreign language, the perils and pleasures of unbelonging, and the startling thrill of discovery -- at once historic and intimate. Both sharp and humane in its exploration of the desire to travel and to escape, of art and its inspirations, of beauty and ugliness, and of the challenge of balancing domestic life with creativity, The Last Supper is an astonishing memoir.

What Is A Kiss Anyway

Author: Susan Lewis
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469100584
Size: 36.64 MB
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Why does my six year old son hate kisses? Why does my three year old daughter want to wear the equivalent of ball gowns to the playground? Why does my husband limp when he has a sore throat? What is a Kiss, Anyway? is a collection of humorous and poignant stories about one womans attempt to make sense of family life.

The Pleasures And Perils Of Genius

Author: Peter F. Ostwald
Publisher: International Universities PressInc
ISBN:
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Few subjects have been more intriguing and more puzzling than that of genius, a very rare but very powerful human phenomenon: From time immemorial people have suddenly come on the scene who have incredibly superior mental capacities and the ability to see things in a totally new way, to contribute useful and original things and ideas, and to change the course of history. To be such a person, endowed with highly unusual gifts and so noticeably different from ordinary or normal people, imposes great responsibility as well as stress not only on these individuals themselves but also on those who are close to them, interested in them, or affected by them: their parents, siblings, friends, teachers, co-workers, spouses, and children. Although geniuses may have serious psychiatric problems, little has been done to study them psychologically. An interdisciplinary conference was the foundation of this work. There was a desire to explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of being a genius, and to bring things to a more concrete level by focusing on one particular genius, viz. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He was a highly successful child prodigy, and was encouraged, taught, and controlled by his musician-father. Despite his amazing capacities as a boy, he ran into serious difficulty as an adult, partly because of his complicated and rather ambivalent relationship with his father, partly because of his unlucky marriage, and partly because of changing socioeconomic circumstances in eighteenth-century Vienna. Contributions are from psychologists, physicians, historians, musicologists, psychiatrists, and musicians and range from fairly extensive surveys (e.g.. the special characteristic of geniuses: the genius-madness controversy) to some quite specific problems (e.g. the limitations of medical practice in Vienna at Mozart's time: the psychodynamics of his family). In addition to the issues mentioned here, the volume also features a panel of outstanding performing artists who talk about their own childhood and professional experience as highly gifted and somewhat exploited people. This collection will appeal to parents, teachers, psycho-therapists, artists, musicians, scholars, and others who are curious about what it means to be a genius and what it was like to be Mozart. The book may also stimulate some thinking about how to help people who have the qualities of genius and run into subsequent difficulties as a consequence.

The Writer S Portable Therapist

Author: Rachel Ballon
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 9781593375447
Size: 33.44 MB
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Drawing on Dr Ballon's years of experience in psychotherapy and proven writing exercises, 'The Writer's Portable Therapist' is a must have for writer's facing all kinds of creative challenges.

Design Your Life

Author: Ellen Lupton
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429994231
Size: 11.17 MB
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Design Your Life is a series of irreverent and realistic snapshots about objects and how we interact with them. By leading design thinker Ellen Lupton and her twin sister Julia Lupton, it shows how design is about much more than what's bought at high-end stores or the modern look at IKEA. Design is critical thinking: a way to look at the world and wonder why things work, and why they don't. Illustrated with original paintings of objects both ordinary and odd, Design Your Life casts a sharp eye on everything from roller bags, bras, toilet paper, and stuffed animals to parenting, piles, porches, and potted plants. Using humor and insight Ellen and Julia explore the practical side of everyday design, looking at how it impacts your life in unexpected ways and what you can do about it. Speaking to the popular interest in design as well as people's desire to make their own way through a mass-produced world, this thoughtful book takes a fresh and humorous approach to make some serious points about the impact of design on our lives. Find out what's wrong with the bras, pillows, potted plants, and the other hopeless stuff you use, buy, clean, water, or put away everyday. Discover how to secretly control the actions of those around you by choosing and placing objects carefully. Find out how roller bags are threatening civilization, and how the layout of your own house might be making you miserable. Use the tools of self-publishing to take the power of branding into your own hands. Taking a fresh, funny look at parenthood, housekeeping, entertaining, time management, crafting, and more, Design Your Life shows you how to evaluate the things you use, and how to recognize forms of order that secretly inhabit the messes of daily life, be it a cluttered room or a busy schedule. Use this book to gain control over your environment and tap into the power of design to communicate with friends, family, and the world.

Pleasures And Perils

Author: Debra Curtis
Publisher:
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Pleasures and Perils follows a group of young girls living on Nevis, an island society in the Eastern Caribbean. Curtis shows that girls are often caught between conflicting discourses of Christian teachings about chastity, public health cautions about safe sex, and media enticements about consumer delights. Sexuality's contradictions are exposed: power and powerless-ness, self-determination and cultural control, violence and pleasure.