Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

Joining an established group Joining a critique group that's been in operation for
a while lets you get in with people who've already worked out the kinks of how a
critique group works. You can tap in to established groups in a number of ways: ...

Author: Deborah Halverson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118092903

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the style that appeals to young readers? Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricks of the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a YA book, from developing an idea to publication. Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authentic teen voice Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts How to break into the flourishing young adult market With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all the skills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.

The Critique of Work in Modern French Thought

What unites these groups is precisely the central role that the critique of wage
labour played in their critique of capitalism. It was, moreover, primarily their
opposition to wage labour, and with it the whole metaphysics of the first and
second ...

Author: Alastair Hemmens

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030125868

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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What is work? Why do we do it? Since time immemorial the answer to these questions, from both the left and the right, has been that work is both a natural necessity and, barring exploitation, a social good. One might criticise its management, its compensation and who benefits from it the most, but never work itself, never work as such. In this book, Alastair Hemmens seeks to challenge these received ideas. Drawing on the new ‘critique-of-value’ school of Marxian critical theory, Hemmens demonstrates that capitalism and its final crisis cannot be properly understood except in terms of the historically specific and socially destructive character of labour. It is from this radical perspective that Hemmens turns to an innovative critical analysis of the rich history of radical French thinkers who, over the past two centuries, have challenged the labour form head on: from the utopian-socialist Charles Fourier, who called for the abolition of the separation between work and play, and Marx’s wayward son-in-law, Paul Lafargue, who demanded The Right to Laziness (1880), to the father of Surrealism, André Breton, who inaugurated a ‘war on work’, and, of course, the French Situationist, Guy Debord, author of the famous graffito, ‘never work’. Ultimately, Hemmens considers normative changes in attitudes to work since the 1960s and the future of anti-capitalist social movements today. This book will be a crucial point of reference for contemporary debates about labour and the anti-work tradition in France.

Access to work for disabled persons in South Africa A rights critique

rights of members of non-designated groups.76 The EEA itself implicitly
acknowledges this tension and seeks to mediate it by prohibiting quotas and any
other advancement of measures non-designated that would groups. constitute77
an ...

Author: Meryl Candice du Plessis

Publisher: PULP

ISBN: 9781920538675

Category: Discrimination in employment

Page: 253

View: 215


Assumptions of inability and the perceived costs of employing disabled persons are two of the primary reasons why it has been impossible or difficult for many capable disabled persons to access work and to continue working. This book considers the South African legal framework that seeks to promote such access and critiques it with particular reference to the intersections of the rights to equality and access to social security. One of the primary arguments is the need for a more active conception of social security in which access to work for disabled persons is recognised as an integral component of promoting both social security and substantive equality.

Beyond Critique

If the class is larger, there will be more than five groups but the model is best
suited to mid-sized classes of around twelve to fifteen students. A timer is set to
around seven-minutes and one student per group presents their work to the

Author: Pamela Fraser

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501323454

Category: Art

Page: 232

View: 448


Critique has long been a central concept within art practice and theory. Since the emergence of Conceptual Art, artists have been expected by critics, curators, and art school faculty to focus their work on exposing and debunking ideologies of power and domination. Recently, however, the effectiveness of cultural critique has come into question. The appearance of concepts such as the "speculative," the "reparative," and the "constructive" suggests an emerging postcritical paradigm. Beyond Critique takes stock of the current discourse around this issue. With some calling for a renewed criticality and others rejecting the model entirely, the book's contributors explore a variety of new and recently reclaimed criteria for contemporary art and its pedagogy. Some propose turning toward affect and affirmation; others seek to reclaim such allegedly discredited concepts as intimacy, tenderness, and spirituality. With contributions from artists, critics, curators and historians, this book provides new ways of thinking about the historical role of critique while also exploring a wide range of alternative methods and aspirations. Beyond Critique will be a crucial tool for students and instructors who are seeking to think and work beyond the critical.

The Writer s Guide to Critique Groups

One of those consequences is that , if you ask other writers to critique your work ,
they will expect you to critique their work . If you join a critique group , you will not
only have several people critiquing your work , but you ' ll be critiquing the work ...

Author: Linda Griffin

Publisher: Imajinn Books

ISBN: 1893896005

Category: Authorship

Page: 88

View: 577


Writing and Publishing

CRITIQUE GROUPS When looking for a critique group, try to find people who are
at the same level you are in your ... you might want to ask one of them to mentor
you or ask if one might be willing to give you a private review of your work some ...

Author: Tina P. Schwartz

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810869365

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 282

View: 614


In this book, author Tina Schwartz discusses many matters that are not often presented in guides to writing and publishing, such as the importance of mentors and critique groups, as well as courses and extracurricular activities that can be of great help to the up-and-coming teen author. The book explores various writing careers and the basics of publishing and marketing, including how to write query letters. Schwartz also provides tips on writing both fiction and nonfiction, as well as genres a new author can explore, like poetry and songwriting.

Qualitative Research in Social Work

Focus group methods grew out of the work of Paul Lazarsfeld, Robert Merton,
and colleagues at the Bureau of Applied ... of focus groups increases, it will
become more important that social workers be able to conduct and critique focus
group ...

Author: Anne E. Fortune

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231535441

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 725


In this volume, progressive experts survey recent trends in qualitative study, which relies on small sample groups and interview data to better represent the context and complexity of social work practice. Chapters address different approaches to qualitative inquiry, applications to essential areas of research and practice, integration of qualitative and quantitative methods, and epistemological issues. This second edition brings even greater depth and relevance to social work qualitative research, including new material that tackles traditional research concerns, such as data quality, ethics, and epistemological stances, and updated techniques in data collection and analysis. To increase the usefulness for students and researchers, the editors have reorganized the text to present basic principles first and then their applications, and they have increased their focus on ethics, values, and theory. New and revised illustrative studies highlight more than ever the connection between effective research and improved social functioning among individuals and groups. The collection continues to feature scholars and practitioners who have shaped the social work research practice canon for more than twenty years, while also adding the innovative work of up-and-coming talent.

Small Group Teaching

Some of these tasks are done outside Merlin (e.g. reading might include links to
web sites) while others are hosted within Merlin (e.g. discussions and peer
critique of work). We can be flexible in how the groups choose to work, for
example by ...

Author: Reg Dennick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134398553

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 399


This indispensable guide for new university or college teachers brings together straightforward and practical advice on small group teaching as well as examples of practice across disciplines and a sprinkling of sound educational theory. Written in a highly accessible jargon-free style, this book comprehensively covers critical areas such as: the underpinning foundations and dynamics of small group teaching the role and skills of the effective tutor tried and tested small group teaching methods and techniques guidance on problem-based learning, student-led and tutor-less tutorials up-to-date advice on inclusive and non-discriminatory practice a review of assessment criteria and methods. The book offers much needed support and guidance for new and part-time teachers in further and higher education, covering a wide range of teaching scenarios. It will also be critical reading for all those who wish to refresh or invigorate their teaching.

Perception and Imaging

Bruce Davidson In the interactive group critique, a large class of students is first
segmented into several small groups to ... The most common group work in a
photography course is the class critique, which can be very challenging, even fer

Author: Richard D. Zakia

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240824536

Category: Photography

Page: 424

View: 968


When you look at an image, what do you see and feel? What do you want your audience to see and feel when they view your work? In today's digital age, it has become all too easy to randomly click away, without really focusing on what exactly it is that you are trying to capture in your shot. For over fifteen years, Professor Richard Zakia has been helping thousands of photographers hone in on their creative vision through the inspirational, informative text and images included in his classic book, Perception and Imaging. In this updated fourth edition, Professor Zakia continues to share his wisdom in what is so much more than a step-by-step, technical photography instruction manual. Instead, it explores the fundamental act of photography - in other words, seeing - through a combination of technique, history, visual perception, philosophy, and psychology. Photographers of all levels will benefit from the information in this book, because it will help you to think more clearly about what it is that you want to convey in your images, no matter what level you are at in terms of technical skill. Includes inspirational images from some of the world's most well-known photographers, like Henri Cartier-Bresson and Man Ray All new sections on what perception means for your photography in the digital age New coverage of the Rule of Thirds and Contemplative Photography; how can these tools work for you?

Problem Based Learning in Middle and High School Classrooms

Now student groups review each other's work, using the checklists of criteria to
critique their chapter drafts. They must prepare a written critique of their peers'
work using a specified format. Intended objectives in this problem include
defending ...

Author: Ann Lambros

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483362656

Category: Education

Page: 136

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Lambros gives teachers all the tools they need for PBL instruction to boost reading comprehension, social skill development, content retention, and student motivation.

The Elements of Photography

At its best, everyone (those critiquing and those whose work is being critiqued)
learns and grows as a result of active ... Smaller groups of, say, three to five
people work very well; it creates a good dynamic and allows ample time to
discuss ...

Author: Angela Faris Belt

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136103414

Category: Photography

Page: 404

View: 547


The greatly revised and expanded edition of The Elements of Photography is a new kind of textbook for a new generation of photographers. Moving far beyond the usual technical manual, Angela Faris Belt dives deep into merging technique and vision, allowing you to master craft while adding meaning to your images. Here you'll really learn to see photographically, expand your creative and conceptual use of apertures and shutter speeds, and choose the right media to create the look and feel you want.

Writer s Guide to Nonfiction

Unless you do the equivalent of winning the lottery—you find the perfect critique
group—expect to put out effort. Like building a good marriage, becoming a high-
functioning critique group also takes work. Because so many writers are ...

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101153505

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 619


A WRITER’S COMPASSDirection for your writing career Don’t get lost on the publishing path. Just forge ahead with the Writer’s Compass. Drawing on decades of professional experience as an author, editor, writing instructor, mentor, and marketing consultant, Elizabeth Lyon helps you navigate the art and craft of writing—with clear, easy-to-follow directions: NORTH Getting Your Bearings Understand your purpose and your audience; learn to refine your ideas, select effective titles, and find the best method of organization for any piece SOUTH Troubleshooting Use checklists and guidelines to spot weaknesses and problems in leads, organization, conclusions, and style—and find out how to correct them EAST Learning to Market Map a successful cover letter, query letter, or proposal, and discover a four-step process to facilitate publication and sales WEST Refining Your Vision Brainstorm to gain perspective on your writing—and how it fits with your values, goals, and dreams

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Publishing Children s Books 3rd Edition

KnowItAlls: Critique. Groups. Every writer, from the novice to the expert, knows
the merits of joining a writer's group and receiving critiques on her work. I highly
recommend that you seek out a ...

Author: Harold D. Underdown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101460801

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 262


'Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know.' Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", plus revision and updates throughout. - Offers practical advice on getting started and on dealing with out-of-print books. - Covers picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, middle-grade and young novels, and common formats and genres. - Reveals what happens inside a children's publishing company, and provides guidance in working with an editor. - Sample cover and query letters, manuscript format, glossary, and recommended resources in an extensive appendix. - Plus information on agents, contracts, copyright, marketing and more.

Curriculum Construction and Critique

(An English working group was not appointed at the same time, probably
because the Kingman Committee — appointed by Baker in January 1987 to
inquire into the teaching of the English Language — was still at work (DES,
1988e).) ...

Author: Prof Alistair Ross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135714994

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Although curriculum is central to the schooling process, debates about it are rarely well informed. Over the past ten years there has been a dearth of books that have informed the debate by examining curriculum in a broader context, beyond the National Curriculum. Ross, in this refreshing re-examination of the area, opens up a more general debate on how the curriculum is shaped and the compromises made between different ideologies of the nature and purpose of education.

Writing Alone Writing Together

Your group may decide to include read and critique of pieces that find their way
out of notebook and into manuscripted ... the need for feedback on the work, you
may want to include the practices of a read and critique group (see chapter 4).

Author: Judy Reeves

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577318242

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 616


The lonely life of a writer need not be. There are ways to break that isolation and find encouragement and support within groups of like-minded people. Sections in Writing Alone, Writing Together include Writing Practice Groups, Creating Writing Prompts, Group Leadership, and even What to Do with the Bores, Whiners, Control Junkies, and Thugs. Whether the group is oriented toward writing the great American novel or a family memory book, this useful book offers an array of effective techniques to help writers achieve their goals.

Effective Learning in the Life Sciences

Blogs and wikis are used in some departments to stimulate group work ... online
access to 23 case studies, accompanied by lecture material and references, and
each student was expected to post a critique of a single study to the group blog.

Author: David J. Adams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119977636

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 155


Effective Learning in the Life Sciences is intended to help ensure that each student achieves his or her true potential by learning how to solve problems creatively in laboratory, field or other workplace setting. Each chapter describes state of the art approaches to learning and teaching and will include case studies, worked examples and a section that lists additional online and other resources. All of the chapters are written from the perspective both of students and academics and emphasize and embrace effective scientific method throughout. This title also draws on experience from a major project conducted by the Centre for Bioscience, with a wide range of collaborators, designed to identify and implement creative teaching in bioscience laboratories and field settings. With a strong emphasis on students thinking for themselves and actively learning about their chosen subject Effective Learning in the Life Sciences provides an invaluable guide to making the university experience as effective as possible.

Fast Ideas for Busy Teachers Language Arts Grade 2

Critique Groups It is always easier to spot errors on someone else's paper.
Professional writers often belong to critique groups. Other writers help them spot
mistakes in their work. Divide the class into groups of three to five students. Tell
them ...

Author: Linda Armstrong

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 9780742419728

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 756


Add extra literacy to everyday teaching! Fast Ideas for Busy Teachers: Language Arts has hundreds of ideas that will fit into a hectic schedule and enliven every aspect of second-grade language arts instruction. The book includes lessons for comprehension, expressive reading, listening, writing, word usage, capitalization, and punctuation. It also includes tips for managing a classroom, getting organized, getting to know students, and implementing behavior management. This 80-page book includes reproducibles and aligns with Common Core State Standards, as well as state and national standards.

7th Grade Technology

Keyboard 45 minutes, 15 minutes at a time Select ebook topic Know who will be
in your critique group ... view Prologue Rhetoric Setting Share Tense Theme •
Voice Academic Applications Writing, researching, working in groups, reading • •
• • ...

Author: Ask a Tech Teacher

Publisher: Structured Learning

ISBN: 9780989369008

Category: Education

Page: 231

View: 307


Eighth in a series designed to teach technology by integrating it into classroom inquiry. The choice of hundreds of school districts, private schools and homeschoolers around the world, this nine-volume suite is the all-in-one solution to running an effective, efficient, and fun technology program for kindergarten-eighth grade (each grade level textbook sold separately) whether you're the lab specialist, IT coordinator, or classroom teacher. The 32-week 7th-grade technology curriculum is designed with the unique needs of middle school technology IT classes in mind. Textbook includes: * 121 images * 26 assessments * 20 articles * Grade 6-8 wide-ranging Scope and Sequence * Grade 6-8 technology curriculum map * 32 weeks of lessons, taught using the 'flipped classroom' approach * monthly homework (3rd-8th only) * articles that address tech pedagogy * posters ready to print and hang on your walls Each lesson is aligned with both Common Core State Standards and National Educational Technology Standards and includes: * Common Core Standards * ISTE Standards * essential question * big idea * materials required * domain-specific vocabulary * problem solving for lesson * time required to complete * teacher preparation required * steps to accomplish goals * assessment strategies * class warmups * class exit tickets * how to extend learning * additional resources * homework (where relevant) * examples * grading rubrics * emphasis on comprehension/problem-solving/critical thinking/preparing students for career and college * focus on transfer of knowledge and blended learning, collaboration and sharing Learning is organized into units that are easily adapted to the shorter class periods of Middle School. They include: · * Coding/Programming · * Differentiated Learning · * Digital Citizenship · * Digital Tools · * Gamification of Ed. · * Google Earth · * Internet Search/Research · * Keyboarding · * Logical thinking · * Making an Ebook Trailer · * Online Image Legalities · * Programming · * Problem Solving · * Robotics · * Search/Research · * Spreadsheets · * Visual Learning · * Web Communication Tools · * Word Processing Options · * Writing/Publishing an Ebook

Will Write for Shoes

“Crit groups” are groups of writers, usually no fewer than three and no more than
six. They meet on a regular basis, exchange writing samples, and provide
feedback on one another's work. When I initially started writing, I joined my first
critique ...

Author: Cathy Yardley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466850200

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 937


* What is Chick Lit exactly? * How do I write a Chick Lit novel? * What are the steps I need to take to get published? Once dismissed as a fad by the popular press and literary community, the women's fiction genre called Chick Lit is now one of the hottest growing markets for new writers. In Will Write for Shoes, veteran Chick Lit and romance author Cathy Yardley addresses the common questions (and misconceptions) about the genre. Based on years of teaching about commercial women's fiction, this definitive guide provides invaluable tips and step-by-step methods for writing and selling a successful Chick Lit novel. Features include: * The history of Chick Lit * A blueprint for writing a Chick Lit novel * New trends in the genre * Tips and tools for breaking into the market * FAQs and miscellanea A directory of agents and publishers who acquire Chick Lit, sample submission materials, and online resources make this fun and comprehensive manual a must-have for all women who want to write a Chick Lit novel.

Writing Alone and with Others

Unlike workshops for the general population, it is not a good idea to do group
critiques of written work. There is too much history of public embarrassment and
shame in adults who have dropped out of school. Manuscript critique here should

Author: Pat Schneider

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199840243

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 138


For more than a quarter of a century, Pat Schneider has helped writers find and liberate their true voices. She has taught all kinds--the award winning, the struggling, and those who have been silenced by poverty and hardship. Her innovative methods have worked in classrooms from elementary to graduate level, in jail cells and public housing projects, in convents and seminaries, in youth at-risk programs, and with groups of the terminally ill. Now, in Writing Alone and with Others, Schneider's acclaimed methods are available in a single, well-organized, and highly readable volume. The first part of the book guides the reader through the perils of the solitary writing life: fear, writer's block, and the bad habits of the internal critic. In the second section, Schneider describes the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method, widely used across the U.S. and abroad. Chapters on fiction and poetry address matters of technique and point to further resources, while more than a hundred writing exercises offer specific ways to jumpstart the blocked and stretch the rut-stuck. Schneider's innovative teaching method will refresh the experienced writer and encourage the beginner. Her book is the essential owner's manual for the writer's voice.