Thinking Like a Writer

This is a different kind of book about legal writing.

Author: Stephen V. Armstrong

Publisher: Practising Law Inst

ISBN: 1402403186

Category: Law

Page: 415

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This is a different kind of book about legal writing. It assumes its readers are good writers who have already absorbed most of the usual advice about legal writing. But they may lack the intellectual framework for 'thinking like a writer' with the same incisiveness with which they think like a lawyer. This book provides that framework. It focuses on the underlying principles for communicating complicated information clearly and for establishing your credibility with demanding audiences. As a result, it helps to transform good writers into first-rate ones, and to make them far more efficient and powerful editors of their own writing and of others' drafts. Its unique approach will benefit supervising lawyers who do more editing than writing, as well as lawyers who do their own drafting.

How to Think Like a Writer

Using this book, you will to learn more about the habit of writing.

Author: Louise Tondeur

Publisher:

ISBN: 1999805496

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 130

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Using this book, you will to learn more about the habit of writing. You will think about how to write, and how to create, and you'll to try out you lots of practical activities along the way. You will end up with your own writers' toolkit - a set of tools you can use again and again in your writing life.

Words Into Flesh

Focusing on the deep essentials common to all good writing, . this text provides a psychological and philosophical dis-. covery of how writers think.

Author: Kevin Hall

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Primis Custom Pub

ISBN: 0072892005

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

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Focusing on the deep essentials common to all good writing, . this text provides a psychological and philosophical dis-. covery of how writers think. It teaches students how to. use their creativity and imagination to generate endless. ideas for true stories worth telling

Borderlands of Science

Charles Sheffield, an internationally respected scientist and an equally renowned science fiction writer, whom The Washington Post and others have compared to Arthur C. Clarke, surveys with an expert eye the current state of physics, ...

Author: Charles Sheffield

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000044136048

Category: Science

Page: 367

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The science fiction writer explores the territories that science is just beginning to penetrate, in a prescient book about the future of scientific inquiry

Think Like a Writer

It's not that I want successful writers to die; perhaps just contract gangrene. Still
working on that. So I am working on it. It's among my New Year's resolutions. It
might sound like pabulum, but I am going to remind myself to congratulate those
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Author: Tom Bentley

Publisher: The Write Word Publishing

ISBN: 9781927967461

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

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How to Read Like a Writer

What is it about the way this text is written that makes you feel and respond the way you do?

Author: Mike Bunn

Publisher: The Saylor Foundation

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 17

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When you Read Like a Writer (RLW) you work to identify some of the choices the author made so that you can better understand how such choices might arise in your own writing. The idea is to carefully examine the things you read, looking at the writerly techniques in the text in order to decide if you might want to adopt similar (or the same) techniques in your writing. You are reading to learn about writing. Instead of reading for content or to better understand the ideas in the writing (which you will automatically do to some degree anyway), you are trying to understand how the piece of writing was put together by the author and what you can learn about writing by reading a particular text. As you read in this way, you think about how the choices the author made and the techniques that he/she used are influencing your own responses as a reader. What is it about the way this text is written that makes you feel and respond the way you do?

Thinking Like Your Editor

Filled with insider and trade secrets, explains how to tailor academic writing to a general readership without losing ideas and offers tips on how to get a book published.

Author: Susan Rabiner

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393038920

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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Filled with insider and trade secrets, explains how to tailor academic writing to a general readership without losing ideas and offers tips on how to get a book published.

Writing Analytically

Rosenwasser and Stephen emphasize analysis as a mode of enriching understanding that precedes and in some cases supplants argument. Materials in the eighth edition are better integrated, more contextualized and--when possible--condensed.

Author: David Rosenwasser

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337672429

Category: Education

Page: 384

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WRITING ANALYTICALLY treats writing as a tool of thought, offering prompts that lead students through the process of analysis and help them to generate original, well-developed ideas. The authors of this brief, popular rhetoric believe that learning to write well requires learning to use writing as a tool to think well. Rosenwasser and Stephen emphasize analysis as a mode of enriching understanding that precedes and in some cases supplants argument. Materials in the eighth edition are better integrated, more contextualized and--when possible--condensed. A new chapter, Thinking Like a Writer, contains a broad array of strategies for integrating opportunities for writing into a course. It makes explicit a subtext that pervades the book: that to think of yourself as a writer is to see more, to think differently and to engage the meaning of things more earnestly. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Act Like an Author Think Like a Business

Your answer, intentions, and actions are what play a major role in making a living
as a writer and achieving financial literary success. This goes beyond
mindfulness and positive thinking. But just know that whether you want to make a
living as ...

Author: Joylynn M. Ross

Publisher: PTP Press

ISBN: 9780970672667

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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There’s literary success and there’s financial literary success . . . and you can have them both! Do you want to make money with your book? Do you want to make a living as an author? There’s more to doing so than simply writing and publishing your book. Many authors dive into the literary industry without taking time to learn the business side of being an author. This could dramatically hinder your book sales and the money you can make as an author. Without a guide such as this, mastering the art of financial literary success can take you years, and you’ll be sure to make mistakes during the learning phase. Some mistakes could cost you money; other mistakes will keep you from making money. This tool will allow you to avoid those mistakes altogether as well as: - Shorten your learning curve on how to make money as an author - Start making money with your book and literary business . . . now - Provide tips to maximize and monetize your role as an author - “Think outside the book” to make money other ways than book sales This book will not only put you on the path of monetary opportunities, but by following the author’s systems and strategies, you can fund your literary success. To understand the difference between literary success and financial literary success, crack open this remarkable book. You’ll also crack the code to discovering what it feels like to achieve your literary dreams, visions, and goals!

Authorize It

Media executive and author Deborah Burns shares her five breakthrough storytelling lessons and their key takeaways, prompts, and real-world Q & A-along with her proprietary story-shaping tool that pulls it all together so you can authorize ...

Author: Deborah Burns

Publisher:

ISBN: 1736858025

Category:

Page:

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Success in the transitioning world of work-where all companies and all business conversations are dramatically changing-demands original thinking, fresh approaches, and storytelling muscle. Enter Authorize It!-an insightful new method that will have you thinking like a writer and winning.The good news is that you don't need to be a writer-you just need to think like one. Media executive and author Deborah Burns shares her five breakthrough storytelling lessons and their key takeaways, prompts, and real-world Q & A-along with her proprietary story-shaping tool that pulls it all together so you can authorize the stories you need to tell for success.Transform into a more effective storyteller today and take the reins of the career you'd like to live. Whether you're an in-office or remote corporate employee, a manager or manager of a side-gig, a solopreneur, freelancer, or contract worker, these storytelling principles will help you to clarify your actions and reactions, remain centered on your goals, better understand yourself and others, improve your creative problem-solving, stay open to the new and to the possible-and most importantly, to live up to your true potential.

Thinking Like a Romance Writer

This reference book is filled to the brim with words and phrases gathered from hundreds of bestselling romance novels. Using this book you will be able to describe intimate encounters of every kind without breaking a sweat.

Author: Dahlia Evans

Publisher:

ISBN: 1499760108

Category: Romance fiction

Page: 100

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"This invaluable resource is a must have for any aspiring romance writer!" In the world of romance writing, one of the most important components in an author's repertoire is their use of descriptive words and phrases. This aspect of romance writing is so often neglected, usually with disastrous results; a novel that reads like a badly written script. Fortunately, there's now a way for any writer, regardless of their experience, to get a huge head-start writing in this profitable genre. It's a secret resource that romance writers don't want you to know about! Dahlia Evans has compiled a romance writing thesaurus unlike anything ever published. This reference book is filled to the brim with words and phrases gathered from hundreds of bestselling romance novels. Using this book you will be able to describe intimate encounters of every kind without breaking a sweat. Inside You'll Discover: # 8,500 words and phrases sorted into 37 categories. # Thousands of words you can use to describe each part of the body. # Words that describe each of the five senses; taste, touch, sight, sound, smell. # Words to describe feelings and emotions. # Words that describe facial expressions. # Hundreds of words to describe intimacy. 'Thinking Like A Romance Writer' is the culmination of hundreds of hours of research and is a book destined to become a classic in the field of romance writing instruction.

You Should Really Write a Book

Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold—conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir—while dealing with the complicated emotions that arise during the creation of ...

Author: Regina Brooks

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250015662

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold—conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir—while dealing with the complicated emotions that arise during the creation of your work. If you've ever been told that "You should really write a book" and you've decided to give it a try, this book is for you. It hones in on the three key measures necessary for aspiring authors to conceptualize, sell, and market their memoirs. Written especially for those who don't happen to be celebrities You Should Really Write a Book reveals why and how so many relatively unknown memoirists are making a name for themselves. With references to more than four hundred books and six memoir categories, this is essential reading for anyone wanting to write a commercially viable memoir in today's vastly changing publishing industry. The days are long gone when editors and agents were willing to take on a manuscript simply because it was based on a "good" idea or even because it was well written. With eyes focused on the bottom line, they now look for skilled and creative authors with an established audience, too. Brooks and Richardson use the latest social networking, marketing, and promotional trends and explain how to conceptualize and strategize campaigns that cause buzz, dramatically fueling word-of-mouth and attracting attention in the publishing world and beyond. Full of current examples and in-depth analysis, this guide explains what sells and why, teaches writers to think like publishers, and offers guidance on dealing with complicated emotions—essential tools for maximizing memoir success.

How to Think Like an Officer

This is a deeply learned and insightful book, one that cites Lincoln, Grant, Patton, Eisenhower, Marshall, and Churchill as easily as Sun Tzu and Clausewitz, not to mention Homer, Plato, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Wilfred Owen, Robert ...

Author: Reed Bonadonna

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780811769372

Category: History

Page: 316

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The U.S. military invests heavily in time and resources to train its officers to be leaders in the broadest sense – forming them not only in military art and science (strategy, tactics, command, etc.), but also in humanistic knowledge, character, and values, as well as how to apply this education on a lightning-fast battlefield or within an inertially slow bureaucracy. The military develops its leaders, at the service academies and in ROTC programs, through very specific but also broad and deep education – a way of thinking that also has wide application in the civilian world, not only in various professional fields that need leaders and thinkers, but also among military history enthusiasts who want to understand how officers have thought across time and among American citizens who want – and, really, need – to understand how our military leaders think, how they advise presidents, how they lead on the battlefield. In a genre-busting book that spans Stackpole’s two longstanding military programs – reference and history – Reed Bonadonna describes how officers think, how they ought to think, how they develop their skills, and how they can improve these skills, as well as how average civilians and citizens can learn from the example of military officers and their program of education. Bonadonna draws from military history, from military arts and science, from literature and science and more, to show how officers develop their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. A military officer is often called upon to be not only fighter and leader, but also negotiator, organizer, planner and preparer, teacher, writer, scientist, and advisor, and needs broad learning. This is a deeply learned and insightful book, one that cites Lincoln, Grant, Patton, Eisenhower, Marshall, and Churchill as easily as Sun Tzu and Clausewitz, not to mention Homer, Plato, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, George Orwell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Joseph Heller, Phil Klay, and even Jane Austen. The book is descriptive as well as prescriptive and should find eager readers inside the military (where officers take seriously their professional education and their professional reading lists) as well as outside, where many look to the military, to military reading lists, and to military history, to glean lessons for life and work.

Writing for Magazines

A practical introduction to what a magazine writer does. The book explores the best magazines for beginning writers, how to get ideas, finding the time to write, setting goals, how to defeat writer's block, and more.

Author: Cheryl Sloan Wray

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 0844259616

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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A practical introduction to what a magazine writer does. The book explores the best magazines for beginning writers, how to get ideas, finding the time to write, setting goals, how to defeat writer's block, and more. The author gives you examples of effective magazine articles, covers the basics of grammar and style, and provides "Jumpstart" exercises to get a writer going.

How To Write A Children s Fiction Book

How to Write A Children's Fiction Book is filled with advice and tips, from writing the story while adhering to industry standards, to editing and revising, finding a publisher, and building your author online platform.

Author: Karen Cioffi

Publisher: Writers on the Move Publishing

ISBN: 0999294911

Category:

Page: 262

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You can write your own children's book and you can get started today! How to Write A Children's Fiction Book is filled with advice and tips, from writing the story while adhering to industry standards, to editing and revising, finding a publisher, and building your author online platform.

Think Like a Freak

From the rule-breaking authors of international bestsellers Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, this is the ultimate guide to how to Think Like a Freak The Freakonomics books have come to stand for something: challenging conventional wisdom ...

Author: Steven D. Levitt

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781846147562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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From the rule-breaking authors of international bestsellers Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, this is the ultimate guide to how to Think Like a Freak The Freakonomics books have come to stand for something: challenging conventional wisdom; using data rather than emotion to answer questions; and learning to unravel the world's secret codes. Now Levitt and Dubner have gathered up what they have learned and turned it into a readable and practical toolkit for thinking differently - thinking, that is, like a Freak. Whether you are interested in the best way to improve your odds in penalty kicks, or in major global reforms, here is a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems. Along the way, you'll learn how the techniques of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion can help you, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they're from Nigeria, and why Van Halen's demanding tour contract banning brown M&Ms was really a safety measure. You'll learn why sometimes it's best to put away your moral compass, and smarter to think like a child. You will be given a master class in incentives-because for better or worse, incentives rule our world. And you will learn to quit before you fail, because you can't solve tomorrow's problem if you aren't willing to abandon today's dud. Levitt and Dubner see the world like no one else. Now you can too. Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing - and so much fun to read.

Think Like a White Man

A bold, satirical humour book on how to achieve success like a Great White Male, which Benjamin Zephaniah called "the work of a true mastermind"

Author: Boulé Whytelaw, III

Publisher:

ISBN: 1786894408

Category: Humor

Page: 256

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'This book rewarded me with dark, dry chuckles on every page' Reni Eddo-Lodge'Hilarious . . . This original approach to discussing race is funny, intellectual and timely' Independent'The work of a true mastermind' Benjamin ZephaniahI learned early on that, for me as a black professional, to rise through the ranks and really attain power, I needed to adopt the most ruthless of mindsets possible: the mindset of the White Man who would tear your cheek from your face before he even considered turning his one first.

Think Like a Molecule

Chuck Champlin, a writer, journalist, and former Walt Disney Co. communications executive, seeks inspiration via deep imaginative journeys into the infinitely vast and invisibly tiny realms of the cosmos in this small book with a big ...

Author: Chuck Champlin

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480865617

Category: Self-Help

Page: 108

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Despite their complex structures, molecules most likely do not take time to ponder the ways they fit into the big scheme of things. They just are. But when zillions of molecules bond into organized, functional systems, we get everything, including you and me—and some seven billion others. Chuck Champlin, a writer, journalist, and former Walt Disney Co. communications executive, seeks inspiration via deep imaginative journeys into the infinitely vast and invisibly tiny realms of the cosmos in this small book with a big message. In observing molecular assemblies, we can see that physical matter came together, possibly all on its own, to create life and thinking minds. It is profound that our minds, perhaps born from accidental creativity, can intentionally assemble marvelous new things. To think like a molecule is to be aware of the physical foundations in matter that have given rise to our thoughts—and from there, it's onward into the realm of pure imagination and the twinkling stars of our infinite potential.

How to Think Like Churchill

In How to Think Like Churchill, author Daniel Smith looks at defining moments in Churchill's life and reveals the key principles, philosophies and decisions that made him the man we remember him as: leader, visionary and national hero.

Author: Daniel Smith

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781782433316

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 243

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Prime Minister of the UK from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955, Winston Churchill will always be remembered for his leadership of his country during the Second World War. His commitment to 'never surrender', as well as his stirring speeches and radio broadcasts, helped inspire British resistance to the Nazi threat when Britain stood alone against an occupied Europe. As well as a hugely successful politician, Churchill was an officer in the British Army, a journalist, historian and a writer, winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. However, his political career did not always show a continual upwards trajectory. After the First World War, he left government and spent the 1930s in the political 'wilderness'. But, as one of the few voices warning about Nazi Germany he returned to government to play his part in defeating Nazism and becoming one of the defining figures of the twentieth century. In How to Think Like Churchill, author Daniel Smith looks at defining moments in Churchill's life and reveals the key principles, philosophies and decisions that made him the man we remember him as: leader, visionary and national hero. Studying how and why he accomplished what he did, how he overcame adversity and stood strong in the face of overwhelming odds, with quotes and passages by and about the great man, you too can learn to think like Churchill.