Keys to Great Writing Revised and Expanded

In this edition, you'll find: • Self-assessments to strengthen your sentences and paragraphs, evaluate your goals, and approach your writing with confidence. • Practical and easy-to-understand techniques for utilizing economy, precision ...

Author: Stephen Wilbers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440345821

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Transform your writing! If you're ready to empower your writing but are unsure of where to start, let Keys to Great Writing Revised and Expanded show you the way. Award-winning author and veteran writing coach Stephen Wilbers provides invaluable instruction on every aspect of the craft, from word choice and sentence structure to organization and revision. In this edition, you'll find: • Self-assessments to strengthen your sentences and paragraphs, evaluate your goals, and approach your writing with confidence. • Practical and easy-to-understand techniques for utilizing economy, precision, action, music, and personality. • Helpful tips and techniques for the writing process, including advice on prewriting, drafting, revising, and proofreading. • Exercises, checklists, and more to refine your writing skills. For more than a decade, Keys to Great Writing has helped writers of all experience levels infuse their work with clarity, grace, and style. With the revised and expanded edition at your fingertips, you'll have the tools to invigorate your prose and develop a unique and effective voice.

Keys to Great Writing Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition

In this edition, you'll find: Self-assessments to strengthen your sentences and paragraphs, evaluate your goals, and approach your writing with confidence.

Author: Stephen Wilbers

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1105792483

Category: Career development

Page: 280

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Transform your writing! If you're ready to empower your writing but are unsure of where to start, let Keys to Great Writing Revised and Expanded show you the way. Award-winning author and veteran writing coach Stephen Wilbers provides invaluable instruction on every aspect of the craft, from word choice and sentence structure to organization and revision. In this edition, you'll find: Self-assessments to strengthen your sentences and paragraphs, evaluate your goals, and approach your writing with confidence. Practical and easy-to-understand techniques for utilizing economy, precision, action, music, and personality. Helpful tips and techniques for the writing process, including advice on prewriting, drafting, revising, and proofreading. Exercises, checklists, and more to refine your writing skills. For more than a decade, Keys to Great Writing has helped writers of all experience levels infuse their work with clarity, grace, and style. With the revised and expanded edition at your fingertips, you'll have the tools to invigorate your prose and develop a unique and effective voice.

Keys to Great Writing

Keys to Great Writing Empower your writing! Keys to Great Writing covers every aspect of the craft, showing you how to develop a writer's voice that is unique, precise, and effective.

Author: Stephen Wilbers

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582974926

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Keys to Great Writing Empower your writing! Keys to Great Writing covers every aspect of the craft, showing you how to develop a writer's voice that is unique, precise, and effective. From grammar rules to revision strategies, you'll find the crucial information you need in short, easy-to-browse sections that enable you to hone your own signature writing approach. No more wading through dry style manuals. No more guesswork. Just clear, proven guidance, including: Four Myths of Great Writing The Elements of Style Checklist The Elements of Composition Checklist The Four-Step Writing Process Glossary of Grammatical Terms Proofreading Checklist Four Common Errors in Word Choice (and How to Avoid Them) Five Ways to Bring Music to Your Writing Fourteen Techniques to Eliminate Wordiness And much more! Keys to Great Writing is like having your own desktop writing coach. Use it, learn from it, and give the voice to the great writer within you.

Writing Voice

His most recent book is Keys to Great Writing, Revised and Expanded Edition: Mastering the Elements of Composition and Revision (September 2016).

Author: Writer's Digest Books

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440349157

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Develop a voice that captures readers' attention! All writers bring a unique set of skills to their work: One author might write outstanding characters, while another might dazzle with dialogue. You don't have to master every aspect of the craft in order to succeed, but the one quality required of every writer is a compelling, original voice. Your voice, which is often difficult to define and even more difficult to master, can transform your writing from pedestrian to powerful. In Writing Voice, you'll discover effective instruction and advice from best-selling authors and instructors like Donal Maass, Adair Lara, Paula Munier, Dinty W. Moore, James Scott Bell, and many others, plus exercises, techniques, and examples for making your prose stand out, be it fiction or memoir. You'll learn how to: • Explore the unique way you write • Study the distinctive styles of other writers to create your own voice • Understand the nuances of voice, including the importance of word choice • Develop the right voice for your genre • Craft excellent narration that will keep readers coming back • Choose the proper voice for your nonfiction Constructing the voice that fits your style and your audience is paramount to crafting memorable, original work. Writing Voice gives you the tools to not only create that voice but perfect it.

Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition

Those who attended writing workshops with Richard Peck might have heard ... As you can see, stirring curiosity is key, which is why good first lines ...

Author: Ann Whitford Paul

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440353772

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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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.

Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel Revised and Expanded Edition

Red flags should go up in your mind if you start writing about quarters and halves, ... The spare key was there, hanging from the hook by the door.

Author: Hallie Ephron

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440347221

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

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A Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award Finalist for Best Critical/Biographical Work Discover the secrets to crafting an unforgettable mystery! To piece together the puzzle of your mystery novel, you need patience, resilience, a solid understanding of the craft, and a clear blueprint for combining the plot, characters, setting, and more. And while patience and resilience must come from you, the essentials of craft and the plan to execute them are right at your fingertips with Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel. This completely revised and updated edition features solid strategies for drafting, revising, and selling an intriguing novel that grips your readers and refuses to let them go. New York Times best-selling author Hallie Ephron shows you how to: • Create a compelling sleuth and a worthy villain • Construct a plot rich in twists, red herrings, and misdirection • Bring the story to a satisfying conclusion • Sharpen characters and optimize pace during revision • Seek publication through both traditional and indie paths Filled with helpful worksheets and exercises for every step of the process, Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel Revised and Expanded reveals the keys to writing a memorable story that will have fans of mystery, suspense, and crime clamoring for more.

No Plot No Problem Revised and Expanded Edition

The key to writing a novel is to realize that you are in the best hands possible: your own. Ray Bradbury said it best: “Your intuition knows what it wants ...

Author: Chris Baty

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452132402

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Chris Baty, founder of the wildly successful literary marathon known as National Novel Writing Month, has completely revised and expanded his definitive handbook for extreme noveling. Chris pulls from over 15 years of results-oriented writing experience to pack this compendium with new tips and tricks, ranging from week-by-week quick reference guides to encouraging advice from authors, and much more. His motivating mix of fearless optimism and practical solutions to common excuses gives both first-time novelists and results-oriented writers the kick-start they need to embark on an exhilarating creative adventure.

Your First Novel Revised and Expanded Edition

You want your creative brain to write at a full sprint for as long as it can. ... Listen to music that brings up key emotions and moods from your story.

Author: Ann Rittenberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440351921

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Your Expert Guide to Writing and Publishing a Novel In this revised and expanded edition of Your First Novel, novelist Laura Whitcomb, seasoned literary agent Ann Rittenberg, and her knowledgeable assistant, Camille Goldin, team up to provide you with the essential skills needed to craft the best novel you can--and the savvy business know-how to get it published. Complete with updated references, analysis of new best-selling novels, and the same detailed instruction, Whitcomb will show you how to: • Practice the craft of writing, using both your right- and left-brain • Develop a flexible card system for organizing and outlining plot • Create dynamic characters that readers love--and love to hate • Study classic novels and story structure to adapt with your ideas Featuring two new chapters on choosing your path as an author and understanding the world of self-publishing, Rittenberg and Goldin dive into the business side of publishing, including: • What agents can--and should--do for your future • Who you should target as an agent for your burgeoning career • How the mysterious auction for novels actually goes down • Why you should learn to work with your agent through thick and thin Guiding your first novel from early words to a spot on the bookshelf can be an exciting and terrifying journey, but you're not alone. Alongside the advice of industry veterans, Your First Novel Revised and Expanded also includes plenty of firsthand accounts from published authors on their journeys, including Dennis Lehane, C.J. Box, Kathleen McCleary, David Kazzie, and more.

The Great Cholesterol Myth Revised and Expanded

(This idea of saturated fat as villain is so ingrained in the minds of health writers that the words “saturated fat” are almost never written alone but ...

Author: Jonny Bowden

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 9781631598388

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

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The best-selling book on heart disease, updated with the latest research and clinical findings on high-fat/ketogenic diets, sugar, genetics, and other factors. Heart disease is the #1 killer. However, traditional heart disease protocols—with their emphasis on lowering cholesterol—have it all wrong. Emerging science is showing that cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart disease and that standard prescriptions for lowering it, such as ineffective low-fat/high-carb diets and serious, side-effect-causing statin drugs, obscure the real causes of heart disease. Even doctors at leading institutions have been misled for years based on creative reporting of research results from pharmaceutical companies intent on supporting the $31-billion-a-year cholesterol-lowering drug industry. The Great Cholesterol Myth reveals the real culprits of heart disease, including: inflammation, fibrinogen, triglycerides, homocysteine, belly fat, triglyceride to HDL ratios, and high glycemic levels. Best-selling health authors Jonny Bowden, PhD, and Stephen Sinatra, MD, give readers a four-part strategy based on the latest studies and clinical findings for effectively preventing, managing, and reversing heart disease, focusing on diet, exercise, supplements, and stress and anger management. Myths vs. Facts Myth: High cholesterol is the cause of heart disease. Fact: Cholesterol is only a minor player in the cascade of inflammation which is a cause of heart disease. Myth: Saturated fat is dangerous. Fact: Saturated fats are not dangerous. The killer fats are the transfats from partially hydrogenated oils. ​ Myth: The higher the cholesterol, the shorter the lifespan. Fact: Higher cholesterol protects you from gastrointestinal disease, pulmonary disease, and hemorrhagic stroke. Myth: High cholesterol is a predictor of heart attack. Fact: There is no correlation between cholesterol and heart attacks. Myth: Lowering cholesterol with statin drugs will prolong your life. Fact: There is no data to show that statins have a significant impact on longevity. Myth: Statin drugs are safe. Fact: Statin drugs can be extremely toxic including causing death. Myth: Statin drugs are useful in men, women, and the elderly. Fact: Statin drugs do the best job in middle-aged men with coronary disease. Myth: Statin drugs are useful in middle-aged men with coronary artery disease because of its impact on cholesterol. Fact: Statin drugs reduce inflammation and improve blood viscosity (thinning blood). Statins are extremely helpful in men with low HDL and coronary artery disease.

Management Of Professionals Revised And Expanded

Usually a good objective begins in writing with the word to followed by an action verb, and specifies one key result to be obtained by a specific target ...

Author: Richard Shell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203911059

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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"Considers the common functions of managers, such as effective planning and decision-making, organizational design and staffing, directing and controlling, and delegating. Offers methods to strengthen and enhance personal leadership stule, communication skills, and workplace motivation and involvement to improve individual and organizational productivity and increase business revenues."

Handbook of Organizational Behavior Second Edition Revised and Expanded

2 Although many key concepts of postmodernism have implications for organizational theory, it has a much broader reach: therefore most writers in the field.

Author: Robert T. Golembiewski

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824703936

Category: Political Science

Page: 828

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Building upon the strengths of the first edition while continuing to extend the influence and reach of organizational behavior (OB), the Second Edition of this groundbreaking reference/ text analyzes OB from a business marketing perspective-offering a thorough treatment of central, soon-to-be central, contiguous, and emerging topics of OB to facilitate greater viability and demand of OB practice. New edition incorporates more comparative perspectives throughout! Contributing to the dynamic, interdisciplinary state of OB theory and practice, the Handbook of Organizational Behavior, Second Edition comprehensively covers strategic and critical issues of the OB field with descriptive analyses and full documentation details the essential principles defining core OB such as organizational design, structure, culture, leadership theory, and risk taking advances solutions to setting operational definitions throughout the field comparatively discusses numerous situations and variables to provide clarity to mixed or inconclusive research findings utilizes cross-cultural approaches to examine recent issues concerning race, ethnicity, and gender reevaluates value standards and paradigms of change in OB investigates cross-national examples of OB development, including case studies from the United States and India and much more! Written by 45 worldwide specialists and containing over 3500 references, tables, drawings, and equations, the Handbook of Organizational Behavior, Second Edition is a definitive reference for public administrators, consultants, organizational behavior specialists, behavioral psychologists, political scientists, and sociologists, as well as a necessary and worthwhile text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students taking organizational behavior courses in the departments of public administration, psychology, management, education, and sociology.

The Write Track

... Revised and Expanded Betty Jane Wylie. Writing Grants, Senior Fellowships, Travel Grants and Author Residencies. • Creative Writing Grants provide ...

Author: Betty Jane Wylie

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781554880294

Category: Reference

Page: 216

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The Write Track is a personal and practical look at the author’s freelance experience as she tells how she made it from uncertain early days to the growing confidence of a veteran. This guide is packed with the information a freelance writer needs to know, including: a writer’s self-evaluation profits from brainwaves details of the writing life and the writing business a writer’s rights and responsibilities and those important "first steps" into the freelance world If you want to make a living as a freelance writer in Canada, you need to read The Write Track.

The New Chosen People Revised and Expanded Edition

... of Election Taking “corporate solidarity'' as a key construct gives great ... The NT perspective is corporate, and the writers do not ask this question ...

Author: William W. Klein

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498209359

Category: Religion

Page: 376

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Controversy rages on about God's choosing people for salvation. Are only the few elect? Rather than typically beginning with the preconceptions of systematic theologies, Dr. William Klein takes up this question by searching for a biblical theology of election. He surveys the OT contexts of God's choosing individuals--prophets, priests, kings--to serve divine purposes, and considers God's election of the nation of Israel as his special people. This OT study proposes that God's election is both individual and corporate, but not always determinative. Individuals entered the people of God by birth, but not all the people found salvation. Faith in Yahweh was required. This book traces these elective understandings through the intertestamental literature, identifying continuities and shifts. The bulk of the study, and the heart of the argument, focus on the New Testament. Klein identifies concepts of election, and relationships between writers in the gospels, the Lucan material, Paul's writings, and the rest. The new covenant, God choosing the church in Christ, emphasizes election as corporate, while the individual election of Jesus' disciples and of Paul raises the question whether such chosenness is necessarily salvific. In closing, Klein discusses the most engaging and divisive questions around God's election, and offers a real challenge to today's church.

How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition

Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time Nina Amir ... men who were interested in good, oldfashioned, wholesome manliness.

Author: Nina Amir

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599638928

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Transform Your Blog into a Book! The world of blogging changes rapidly, but it remains one of the most efficient ways to share your work with an eager audience. In fact, you can purposefully hone your blog content into a uniquely positioned book--one that agents and publishers will want to acquire or that you can self-publish successfully. How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition is a completely updated guide to writing and publishing a saleable book based on a blog. Expert author and blogger Nina Amir guides you through the process of developing targeted blog content that increases your chances of attracting a publisher and maximizing your visibility and authority as an author. In this revised edition you'll find: • The latest information on how to set up, maintain, and optimize a blog • Steps for writing a book easily using blog posts • Advice for crafting effective, compelling blog posts • Tips on gaining visibility and promoting your work both online and off • Current tools for driving traffic to your blog • Strategies for monetizing your existing blog content as a book or other products • Profiles of bloggers who received blog-to-book deals and four new "blogged-book" success stories Whether you're a seasoned blogger or have never blogged before, How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition offers a fun, effective way to write, publish, and promote your book, one post at a time.

Prayers that Heal the Heart Revised and Expanded

We weren't perfect and we didn't solve all of her issues, but because I ... The four simple keys that the Lord showed me from Habakkuk have been used ...

Author: Mark Virkler

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 9780768459487

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Prayer counseling that breaks every yoke by Mark & Patti Virkler Have you ever prayed for healing of a heart wound and found that you experienced only partial healing, or perhaps no healing at all? If so, this book brings you hope! The heart has its own language that we must use if we want to bring healing to it. The language of the mind will not touch the deep places of the heart. And since a heart wound usually has multiple contributing causes, we need to use the right prayers to address each of these roots. The synergy of seven different prayers working together provides the spiritual energy necessary to release full, complete healing to the heart. This prayer counseling model has proven effective in thousands of lives. Biblical training on each of the seven prayers is given, along with worksheets which guide you easily through each prayer. These become a coach at your side. Extremely practical teaching on how to hear the voice of the Wonderful Counselor is included.

Organizational Behavior and Public Management Revised and Expanded

... in the form of high grades for writing good essay examinations . ... A key concept in the organizational application of Skinner's theory is the ...

Author: Michael L. Vasu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351555586

Category: Political Science

Page: 430

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Organizational Behavior and Public Management reveals how organizational behavior enables managers to direct resources that advance the programs and policies of public and government. This edition offers a public sector perspective of core topics, such as communication, decision-making, leadership, management ethics, motivation, organizational change, participation and performance appraisal. Contemporary Psychology called this book "skillful and comprehensive...There is a need for a text like this...the device of juxtaposing theory and application is a sound one." The authors discuss such topics as communication, decision making, worker participation and total quality management, organizational change, management systems, information, computers and organization theory in public management.

3 Minute Motivators Revised and Expanded Edition

... Props: One piece of paper and one writing tool per group 157. Cloze-it objective: To generate creative endings for sentences. ... Creativity is the key.

Author: Paterson, Kathy

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551382951

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This jam-packed new edition offers practical strategies that will develop a number of important life skills to help defuse negative situations, encourage classroom participation, and instill the joy of learning. With over 75% new material, the 200 activities in this remarkable resource will guide students through a myriad of challenging situations, from understanding technology, to defusing anger and stress, to giving a controlled escape for excess energy, to practicing cooperation and collaboration. This practical book has everything teachers and students need to cope with frustration and boredom, have fun, and get back to learning!

Make a Scene Revised and Expanded Edition

Writing a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time Jordan Rosenfeld ... Key. Character. Information. Here's one from Tana French's mystery novel The Trespasser.

Author: Jordan Rosenfeld

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440351471

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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The definitive guide to writing scenes--now revised and expanded! Scenes are the building blocks for any work of fiction--the DNA sequence that makes a novel un-put-downable and unforgettable. When writers are able to craft effective, engaging scenes, they can develop a complete, cohesive story--and a mesmerizing experience for readers. Make a Scene Revised and Expanded Edition takes you step-by-step through the elements of strong scene construction and demonstrates how the essential aspects of a compelling story--including character, plot and dramatic tension--function within the framework of individual scenes to give momentum to the whole narrative. You'll learn how to: • Craft an opening scene that hooks readers and foreshadows conflict. • Develop various scene types--from contemplative to suspenseful to flashback--that are distinct and purposeful. • Establish characters' intentions within a scene that drive the plot. • Transition into new scenes by clearly establishing details of setting, character, and point of view. • Create resonating climactic and final scenes that stay with readers long after they've finished your story. The revised and expanded edition includes brand-new examples, an increased focus on advancing plot and character development, and the same knowledge and clarity that writers have come to expect from Jordan Rosenfeld. Make a Scene is an essential part of any novelist's library--make sure it's in yours.