A Year of Writing Dangerously

“When you open Barbara Abercrombie's brilliant A Year of Writing Dangerously,
you are in a house full of writers, each of whom wants to march you over to a
corner to tell you something important about the writing life. The charm of this
book ...

Author: Barbara Abercrombie

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608680525

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 408

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In this collection of anecdotes, lessons, quotes, and prompts, author and writing teacher Barbara Abercrombie provides a delightfully varied cornucopia of inspiration —nuts-and-bolts solutions, hand-holding commiseration, and epiphany-fueling insights from fellow writers, including Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners and Abercrombie’s students who have gone from paralyzed to published.

Courage and Craft

In Courage and Craft, you'll find a nuts-and-bolts overview of the genre, exercises to keep the inner critic at bay, inspiration from writers who've been there and practical advice for getting your words on the page and out into the world.

Author: Barbara Abercrombie

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577316015

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 157

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This book offers lessons to embolden you as a writer and practical guidelines for working writing into your everyday life, giving and receiving feedback, and getting your work...

Cinderella s Secret Agent Mills Boon Intrigue A Year of Loving Dangerously Book 11

I enjoy writing novels of romantic suspense, so naturally I was thrilled when
Silhouette invited me to participate in Intimate Moments' twelve-book series, A
YEAR OF LOVING DANGEROUSLY. When I began to write Maggie and Del's
story in ...

Author: Ingrid Weaver

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781408946503

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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THE AGENT: Dashing sharpshooter Del Rogers. THE EMERGENCY MISSION: Saving the day when pregnant waitress Maggie Rice needed a helping hand - pronto!

The Story You Need to Tell

Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss Sandra Marinella ... Barbara
Abercrombie, author of A Year of Writing Dangerously and Courage & Craft “
Sandra Marinella brings keen research skills, a brilliant storytelling voice, and a ...

Author: Sandra Marinella

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608684847

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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A practical and inspiring guide to transformational personal storytelling, The Story You Need to Tell is the product of Sandra Marinella’s pioneering work with veterans and cancer patients, her years of teaching writing, and her research into its profound healing properties. Riveting true stories illustrate Marinella’s methods for understanding, telling, and editing personal stories in ways that foster resilience and renewal. She also shares her own experience of using journaling and expressive writing to navigate challenges including breast cancer and postpartum depression. Each of the techniques, prompts, and exercises she presents helps us “to unravel the knot inside and to make sense of loss.”

A Night of Living Dangerously

After their marriage she graduated from Kent State University with a degree in
English, and started writing books a year later. Jennie was a finalist in the
Romance Writers ofAmerica's Golden Heart contest in 2003 and won the award
in 2005.

Author: Jennie Lucas

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9780373130689

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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"Lilley's fairy-tale wish is about to be granted. She'll swap her gray suits for a fabulous dress and killer heels, and dance the night away with the man every other woman wants ... but only for one night. Alessandro Caetani does not do happy-ever-afters. In fact, his charm extends only as far as getting his Little Mouse secretary into bed. Lilley has never taken such a risk before, but this is her night of living dangerously."--P. [4] of cover.

The Year of Voting Dangerously

I continued to interview Trump occasionally over the years for features. But during
his 2016 campaign, when I was writing and talking about him in a more critical
way, he abruptly—and inevitably—turned on me, tweeting that I was “wacky” and

Author: Maureen Dowd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781455539246

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 524


Maureen Dowd's incendiary takes and takedowns from 2016--the most bizarre, disruptive and divisive Presidential race in modern history. Trapped between two candidates with the highest recorded unfavorables, Americans are plunged into The Year of Voting Dangerously. In this perilous and shocking campaign season, The New York Times columnist traces the psychologies and pathologies in one of the nastiest and most significant battles of the sexes ever. Dowd has covered Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton since the '90s. She was with the real estate mogul when he shyly approached his first Presidential rope line in 1999, and she won a Pulitzer prize that same year for her penetrating columns on the Clinton impeachment follies. Like her bestsellers, Bushworld and Are Men Necessary?, The Year of Voting Dangerously will feature Dowd's trademark cocktail of wry humor and acerbic analysis in dispatches from the political madhouse. If America is on the escalator to hell, then The Year of Voting Dangerously is the perfect guide for this surreal, insane ride.

Garner s Modern American Usage

Cynthia Ozick, “The Year of Writing Dangerously,” New Republic, 8 May 1995, at
31. • “His pro-choice and pro-death penalty provisions are congruent with
majority opinion in California.” Patrick Reddy, “Slim Pickings for Dole in California
,” ...

Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199874620

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1008

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Since first appearing in 1998, Garner's Modern American Usage has established itself as the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. Brimming with witty, erudite essays on troublesome words and phrases, GMAU authoritatively shows how to avoid the countless pitfalls that await unwary writers and speakers whether the issues relate to grammar, punctuation, word choice, or pronunciation. An exciting new feature of this third edition is Garner's Language-Change Index, which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from nonacceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistent standard throughout. GMAU is the first usage guide ever to incorporate such a language-change index. The judgments are based both on Garner's own original research in linguistic corpora and on his analysis of hundreds of earlier studies. Another first in this edition is the panel of critical readers: 120-plus commentators who have helped Garner reassess and update the text, so that every page has been improved. Bryan A. Garner is a writer, grammarian, lexicographer, teacher, and lawyer. He has written professionally about English usage for more than 28 years, and his work has achieved widespread renown. David Foster Wallace proclaimed that Bryan Garner is a genius and William Safire called the book excellent. In fact, due to the strength of his work on GMAU, Garner was the grammarian asked to write the grammar-and-usage chapter for the venerable Chicago Manual of Style. His advice on language matters is second to none.

The Year of Reading Dangerously How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life

Over the course of a year or so, the slow process of reading these fifty great
books, and the other two, gave me back my life. The actions I describe here,
inspired by a particular volume or a passage of writing, were often the direct
result of ...

Author: Andy Miller

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007375257

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 341


A working father whose life no longer feels like his own discovers the transforming powers of great (and downright terrible) literature in this laugh-out-loud memoir.

A Year in Beer

This year of writing about beer has been a constant search for my identity as a
beer writer. What did I have to say about beer and ... My year of drinking
dangerously was marked by lots of road and air travel. Not only did I write about
the Long ...

Author: Donavan Hall

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781105351105



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The Year of Eating Dangerously

Hey Chip, how's it going?' He nods to a Boss Hogg lookalike with twinkling blue
eyes. 'Then I started writing about chillies — which were a passion — and
launched Chile Pepper magazine in '82. Hi there John, all good? Great. We'll talk

Author: Tom Parker Bowles

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466852136

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

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Fugu. Dog. Cobra. Bees. Spleen. A 600,000 SCU chili pepper. All considered foods by millions of people around the world. And all objects of great fascination to Tom Parker Bowles, a food journalist who grew up eating his mother's considerably safer roast chicken, shepherd's pie and mushy peas. Intrigued by the food phobias of two friends, Parker Bowles became inspired to examine the cultural divides that make some foods verboten or "dangerous" in the culture he grew up with while being seen as lip-smacking delicacies in others. So began a year-long odyssey through Asia, Europe and America in search of the world's most thrilling, terrifying and odd foods. Parker Bowles is always witty and sometimes downright hilarious in recounting his quest for envelope-pushing meals, ranging from the potentially lethal to the outright disgusting to the merely gluttonous—and he proves in this book that an open mouth and an open mind are the only passports a man needs to truly discover the world.

The Year of Learning Dangerously

She'd spent five of her first eight years dusting rosin on her hands and she was
understandably burned out, but she was also a child ... Alice deserved some
activity in herlifewheremy only participation wasdriving thecarand writing

Author: Quinn Cummings

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101610718

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 314


A year of homeschooling. What could possibly go wrong? In this honest and wry memoir, popular blogger, author, and former child actor Quinn Cummings recounts her family’s decision to wade into the unfamiliar waters of homeschooling – the fastest-growing educational trend of our time -- despite a chronic lack of discipline, some major gaps in academic knowledge, and a serious case of math aversion. (And that’s just Quinn.) Quinn’s fearless quest includes some self-homeschooling – reading up on education reform, debating the need for “socialization,” and infiltrating conferences filled with Radical Unschoolers as well as Christian fundamentalists (and even chaperoning a homeschool prom). Part personal narrative, part social commentary, and part how-not-to guide, The Year of Learning Dangerously will make you laugh and make you think. And there may or may not be a quiz at the end. OK, there’s no quiz. Probably.

The Year of Dreaming Dangerously

item numbered PO 24.1999 in the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha is a simple
tenth-century circular earthenware dish from Iran or Central Asia (Nishapur or
Samarqand), its diameter 43 cm, decorated in black writing on a white slip
ground with ...

Author: Slavoj Zizek

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781781680421

Category: History

Page: 135

View: 476


2011 was the year of dreaming dangerously: we all witnessed (andparticipated in) a series of shattering events. Emancipatory dreamsmobilized protesters in New York, on Tahrir Square, in London andAthens – and there were the obscure destructive dreams propelling themass murderer Breivik and racist populists all around Europe, fromthe Netherlands to Hungary. The subterranean work of dissatisfactionis continuing: rage is accumulating and a new wave of revolts willfollow. Why? Because the events of 2011 were signs from the future: weshould analyze them as limited, distorted (sometimes even perverted)fragments of a utopian future which lies dormant in the present as itshidden potential.

The Year of Reading Dangerously

This book is Andy's inspirational and very funny account of his expedition through literature: classic, cult, and everything in between.

Author: Andy Miller

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062100627

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 610


An editor and writer's vivaciously entertaining, and often moving, chronicle of his year-long adventure with fifty great books (and two not-so-great ones)—a true story about reading that reminds us why we should all make time in our lives for books. Nearing his fortieth birthday, author and critic Andy Miller realized he's not nearly as well read as he'd like to be. A devout book lover who somehow fell out of the habit of reading, he began to ponder the power of books to change an individual life—including his own—and to the define the sort of person he would like to be. Beginning with a copy of Bulgakov's Master and Margarita that he happens to find one day in a bookstore, he embarks on a literary odyssey of mindful reading and wry introspection. From Middlemarch to Anna Karenina to A Confederacy of Dunces, these are books Miller felt he should read; books he'd always wanted to read; books he'd previously started but hadn't finished; and books he'd lied about having read to impress people. Combining memoir and literary criticism, The Year of Reading Dangerously is Miller's heartfelt, humorous, and honest examination of what it means to be a reader. Passionately believing that books deserve to be read, enjoyed, and debated in the real world, Miller documents his reading experiences and how they resonated in his daily life and ultimately his very sense of self. The result is a witty and insightful journey of discovery and soul-searching that celebrates the abiding miracle of the book and the power of reading.

The Veiled Monologues

LORI PARKS Year of writing Dangerously CIRQUE DU SOLEIL Transferms Las
Vegas PLUS . Lia D Amour The New ON Theatre facts 2005 NOVEMBER 2006 ...

Author: Tom Sellar

Publisher: Theater (Duke)

ISBN: UOM:39015074263891

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 135

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Features a special section dedicated to the first English translation of Adelheid Roosen's critically acclaimed and sensational play The Veiled Monologues

Sweet Chaos

I didn't get the grant, and it was four more years before I arrived, exhausted, at the
end of Writing Dangerously. The '60s book had refocused itself on Vietnam and
Cuba and their influence on my political generation, a grandiose project that I ...

Author: Carol Brightman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671011178

Category: History

Page: 368

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Extensive research into the band members and families of the Grateful Dead, as well as interviews with staff and Deadheads, enlivens this chronicle of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Reprint.

American Theatre

365 Suzan - Lori Parks ' s year of writing dangerously yields 365 plays BY
HAVE ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105123415213

Category: Theater


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Australian Writers 1950 1975

The Year of Living Dangerously A novel by C . J . Koch " No kingdom on earth
can equal this one , which is the Gate of the World . Its countless islands , from
the Moluccas to northern Sumatra , shield it from the store of the Indian Ocean
and ...

Author: Selina Samuels

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117953369

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 433

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Gives a picture of Australian literary production in the period from the accession of Robert Menzies through the dreary 1950s and the upsurge of the 1960s, to the years of Gough Whitlam and his removal from office with Kerr's coup.

Living Dangerously

She was still rather impressed by this self-confident seventy-six year old. Dora
Ivens ... Ivens had received mail from his old love, Anneke van der Feer, in
Australia in 1945, and they had gradually begun writing to each other more

Author: Hans Schoots

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053563885

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 443

View: 570


Highly prized biography of one of the Netherlands' most famous and controversial filmmakers.

Imaginary Friends

I began thinking about writing something about Lillian Hellman and Mary
McCarthy a few years ago, when I read two biographies of McCarthy, Writing
Dangerously by Carol Brightman, and Seeing Mary Plain by Frances Kiernan. I'd
never met ...

Author: Nora Ephron

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307486202

Category: Drama

Page: 144

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Although Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy probably only met once in their lives, their names will be linked forever in the history of American literary feuds: they were legendary enemies, especially after McCarthy famously announced to the world that every word Hellman wrote was a lie, “including ‘and’ and ‘the.’” The public battle, and the legal squabbling, that ensued ended, unsatisfactorily for all, with Hellman’s death. In Imaginary Friends, Nora Ephron brilliantly and hilariously resuscitates these two bigger-than-life women to give them a post-mortem second act, and the chance to really air their differences.