How I Write

Lots of times I'm not crazy about the writing, but I keep moving ahead and somehow it gets better. The important thing is to move forward. When you finish the story, you can put it through one or two edits. If the story doesn't fly, ...

Author: Janet Evanovich

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 142991601X

Category: Reference

Page: 272

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How many people would kill to be a bestselling novelist? Especially one like Janet Evanovich.Writers want to know how a bestselling author thinks, writes, plans, and dreams her books. And they are primed for a book from Janet Evanovich that tells, in a witty Q&A format: - How she comes up with such remarkable characters - How she nails the perfect name every time - How she finds out insider details - Just how she sets up those masterful plots - What the life of a full-time writer is really like - What she'd tell an aspiring author about the publishing industry - And much, much more! This book details the elements of writing and publishing a novel, and addresses all categories of fiction-from mystery/thriller/action titles to romance; from stand-alone narratives to series. It offers practical and inspiring advice on such subjects as structuring a plot and handling rejection. And it combines one of today's most successful fiction writers with Ina Yalof, a published non-fiction writer who teaches creative fiction. HOW I WRITE is the perfect reference for anyone looking to improve their writing, and for those fans who are hungry to find out more about just how Janet Evanovich ticks.

Except When I Write

Obviously, the life sheds light on the work; just as obviously there is an element of the work that springs from the writer's innermost self, which exists apart from that other, more superficial self. Writers tend to keep the Id at home ...

Author: Arthur Krystal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199782628

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

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When cultural critics with such wildly divergent views as Jacques Barzun, Christopher Hitchens, Joseph Epstein, Dana Gioia, and Morris Dickstein all agree about the merits of one contemporary essayist, shouldn't you find out why? "I never think except when I sit down to write." -- Attributed to Montaigne by Edgar Allan Poe From Montaigne in the sixteenth century to Orwell, Eliot, and Trilling in the twentieth, the best literary essayists combine a gift for observation with an abiding commitment to books. Although it may seem that books are becoming less essential and that a revolution in sensibility is taking place, the essays of Arthur Krystal suggest otherwise. Companionable without being chummy, engaged without being didactic, erudite without being stuffy, he demonstrates that literature, even in the digital age, remains the truest expression of the human condition. Covering subjects as diverse as aphorisms, dueling, the night, and the 1960s, the essays gathered here offer the common reader uncommon pleasure. In prose that is both vibrant and elegant, Krystal negotiates among myriad subjects-from historical writing as exemplified by Jacques Barzun to the art of screenwriting as not so happily represented by F. Scott Fitzgerald. His cardinal rule as a writer? William Hazlitt's "Confound it, man, don't be insipid." No fear of that. Except When I Write is thoughtful in the most joyful sense-brimming with ideas in order to give us the flow and cadence of someone actually thinking. Keenly observant and death on pretension, Krystal examines the world of books without ever losing sight of the world beyond them. Literature may be the bedrock on which these essays rest, but as F. R. Leavis aptly noted, "One cannot seriously be interested in literature and remain purely literary in interests." Except When I Write is a reminder of both the pleasure and the power of a well-tuned essay.

Proposal Writing for Clinical Nursing and DNP Projects Second Edition

Reflective clinicians, as self-directed writers, follow steps that guide the proposal write-up, taking ideas and meshing them with project guidelines or templates for quality projects. A written proposal is the first formal step of a ...

Author: Dr. Wanda Bonnel, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826144430

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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Amazon, 11 reviews for 5-star average: "Excellent, very helpful, to the point, concise without leaving out important details." "Really helps and is easy to understand." This practical, concise, and accessible guide for graduate students and advanced clinicians delivers step-by-step guidelines for integrating research and best evidence to produce concise, well-written project proposals. Health care professionals in advanced practice are increasingly being asked to be able to deliver clinical project proposals using best evidence for advancing quality patient care. With the same “must know” clinical scholarship tools of the first edition, this revision provides practical guidelines of common project models for developing and writing a tight proposal from start to finish while leaving room for the unique nature of most clinical project topics. The second edition includes a completely new chapter on quality improvement concepts, new project proposal abstracts, and new information specific to the DNP project from the AACN. Using the same three-part organization to walk through the intricacies of planning, writing, and completing scholarly project proposals, this new edition also adds new key features to keep readers engaged with the text and their own ongoing or forthcoming proposal. Chapters have been updated to include websites for additional learning, as well as advice from DNP students who have themselves successfully completed project proposals. Reflective questions, tips for completing proposals, exemplars, and reader activities throughout the book facilitate readers’ greater understanding of projects and subsequent proposals. New to the Second Edition: A new chapter on quality improvement concepts Advice from DNP students who have themselves completed proposals Chapter updates and edits for enhanced clarity Websites for additional learning New information specific to the DNP project based on guidance from the AACN Increased emphasis on the Project Triangle, an important foundational structure Key Features: Provides topflight guidance in proposal writing for DNP and other nursing clinical projects Details parameters for integrating scholarship with clearly communicated professional objectives Contains numerous writing prompts and questions that guide students in reflective scholarly writing Offers examples of good writing, reflective questions, and tools for self-assessment Offers helpful tips for making proposals concise yet complete

Goals for Academic Writing

Like before, in the ESL course, I don't know what I wrote wrong, but now I feel writing is not complicated. Before, I might think in Chinese and then translate it into English, so there might be problems with expressions and grammar, ...

Author: Alister H. Cumming

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027219695

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 217

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This book documents the results of a multi-year project that investigated the goals for writing improvement among 45 students and their instructors in intensive courses of English as a Second Language (ESL) then, a year later, in academic programs at two Canadian universities. The researchers present a detailed framework to describe these goals from the perspectives of the students as well as their instructors. The goals are analyzed for groups of students from particular backgrounds internationally, for changes over time, and in relation to the ESL and academic courses. The authors use activity theory, goal theory, various sociolinguistic concepts, and multiple data sources (interviews, observations, stimulated recalls, questionnaires, and text analyses) to provide a contextually-grounded perspective on learning, teaching, writing, second-language development, and curriculum policy. The book will interest researchers, educators, and administrators of ESL, university, college, and literacy programs around the world.

Robert s Rules of Writing Second Edition

At every public event I do, I get asked, as most writers do, something about inspiration, and about why I write. Usually I brush it off with some dumb joke about the mortgage payment being due, or by quoting that famous old saw of ...

Author: Robert Masello

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621537847

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Bestselling author Robert Masello guides working and aspiring writers alike with the hard-won advice, tricks of the trade, and indispensable encouragement that only a seasoned professional can provide. Although there’s no shortage of books on writing and publishing, there’s none quite like Robert’s Rules of Writing: 111 Unconventional Lessons Every Writer Needs to Know. Drawing on his many years of experience as an award-winning journalist, TV writer, and the author of over twenty books published by mainstream houses and translated, to date, into nineteen languages, Robert Masello addresses all the issues that confront, and all the problems that beset, writers of all stripes. Whether you’re working on a novel or a script, a memoir or a blog, an epic poem or a newspaper piece, you’re going to have to find the best way to express yourself clearly, persuasively, and entertainingly. You’ll have to find your own personal voice (much harder than it sounds) and use that unique voice to convey your story, your thoughts, and your opinions, to the many readers out there that you’re eager to reach; with complete candor and welcome irreverence, Robert’s Rules of Writing offers the inside knowledge that will help you do just that. As provocative as they are amusing, these rules are purposely designed to challenge the old axioms and get you thinking afresh about your work. In well over a hundred short but pithy takes, Masello guides you over hurdles, around obstacles, and through the seemingly insurmountable barriers to completion and ultimately publication—hooray!—of your writing. It’s a lively, thought-provoking, and often downright funny addition to any veteran, or fledgling, writer’s shelf.

Fear Truth Writing

Cixous Writing Herself to Herself For Herself In Herself This title gives the wrong impression. She writes herself to herself for herself in herself but is not in the least narcissistic. Using the title would imply that perhaps she, ...

Author: Alison Leigh Brown

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9780791497746

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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This book describes and examines the fear of exposure one faces when creating for cultural consumption. Examining the work of Cixous, Foucault, Irigaray, Spinoza, Hegel, Hakim Bey, Heidegger, Kathy Acker, Derrida, and Kierkegaard, the author finds spaces where fear and anxiety give way to connection and community.

One Night in Monaco

I had fun writing that.) I've been thinking seriously about the Maxence books ever since I started writing Casimir's book, Working Stiff. He developed as I wrote Arthur's books, Stiff Drink and Hard Liquor. I have loved the little peeks ...

Author: Blair Babylon

Publisher: Malachite Publishing

ISBN: 9781950220069

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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One night in Monaco, my best friend, Maxence, disappeared. I have no idea what Maxence was doing in Monaco that night. Yeah, he loves the Monte Carlo casino—the venue of British spy movies, billionaires, Russian mafia, and roulette. But too many people in Monaco think he might be a danger to them. He never should have been there. But he was. So was Simone. She's trouble from our past at boarding school. Her husband is a good friend of some of the people who would be happier if Maxence wasn’t around anymore. They tell me Maxence was here in the casino, and then a few minutes later, he was gone. Like he dropped off the face of the Earth. Or like he was dropped off a cliff and into the blue Mediterranean Sea, which was just a few feet from where he was standing. Arthur and I are here to find Maxence, no matter what it takes. But we're afraid we'll end up finding his body. Google Subjects: series or anthology, billionaire millionaire rich wealthy, nobility royalty aristocrat, rock star, comedy humor, office workplace, new adult, billionaire, rich wealthy, royalty, aristocrat, prince, millionaire, women's fiction, historical, 21st century, quick read, short, serial, romance, suspense, thriller, erotic romance, free romance books, free romance book, college, suspense, funny, billionaire, rich, wealthy, romance, erotic romance, female protagonist, racy, free, freebie, free book, free ebook, free romance ebook, free romance book, free romance novel, secret, love triangle, suspense, thriller, free book, free romance books, alpha male, erotic literature, free, free ebooks, free ebook, billionaire romance, romance, free romance ebooks, rock star, musician, rock god, Billionaires in Disguise

Coach Yourself to Writing Success

Boost Motivation, Increase Creativity and Achieve Your Writing Goals Bekki Hill. someone else for me to achieve it? Is this goal truly what I want? Having considered these questions, ask yourself, 'Do I still want to keep this goal in ...

Author: Bekki Hill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444145731

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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You know how to woo publishers. You know how to write. But do you know how to overcome the things that prevent you being published? This book is the first personal coach for writers. If you write, whether professionally, for fun, or with dreams of doing both, it will help you to change your relationship with your writing, to be more motivated, to be more creative, less challenged and, ultimately, to be more successful. It will help you create strong strategies to ensure you succeed and will address such timeless writing challenges as writers' block, lack of time and even rejection.

Writing Across the Curriculum

The goal is to build students' confidence as writers and to give them a sense of the impression that their writing is making on their audience. You may need to show students how to provide constructive suggestions to other writers.

Author: Shelley S. Peterson

Publisher: Portage & Main Press

ISBN: 9781553792390

Category: Education

Page: 191

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As the amount of curriculum in today’s classrooms expands and teaching time seems to shrink, teachers are looking for ways to integrate content area and writing instruction. In this revised and expanded edition of Writing Across the Curriculum, Shelley Peterson shows teachers how to weave writing and content area instruction together in their classrooms. The author provides practical and helpful ideas for classroom teachers and content-area specialists to easily incorporate writer’s workshop while teaching in their subject area. New features in this second edition include: • Websites that can be used to teach writing (e.g., wiki’s, weblogs, and digital storytelling) • Examples from grades 4-8 classrooms that show how science, social studies, health, and mathematics teachers can also be teachers of poetry, narrative, and non-narrative writing • New assessment scoring guides • Information on working with struggling writers and supporting English Language Learners • Graphic organizers, templates, and mini-lessons that engage students in learning

Strategies for Teaching Writing

“If I really want to know how I feel about a thing, I write about it. I can't lie when I sis. Society does not raise taxes with- start to write. I can't fudge Publishing The writer proudly displays the finished product. This is.

Author: Roger Caswell

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9780871208286

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 395

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Writing is the vehicle for communication. In addition to promoting the need for good communication skills, the teaching of the writing process provides opportunities for students to develop clear thinking skills. Writing is also a developmental process that each student can successfully experience at different levels when approached systematically. Based upon this premise, this Action Tool presents the five stages of writing: prewrite, write, revise, edit, and publish in a manner that allows writing to be taught as a process. Strategies for Teaching Writing: An ASCD Action Tool makes writing in the classroom manageable. The tools provide a step-by-step approach to teaching the writing process. The tools include complete how-to-use instructions, suggestions, classroom examples and cross-curricular activities. Using the tools, teachers can grant students time to write, to process their thoughts and develop a way to analyze their thinking using cognitive reasoning instead of impromptu thought. The Action Tool also provide teachers with assessment strategies to assess students participation and progress at each stage of the writing process.