The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing Nonfiction

This guide will define narrative nonfiction, list the literary building blocks and teach you how to research your desired subject.

Author: Christina Boufis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781615642984

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing Nonfiction gives narrative nonfiction writers the tools they need to elevate their storytelling to the next level. This guide will define narrative nonfiction, list the literary building blocks and teach you how to research your desired subject. Next, you'll find tricks for remembering details of events to use later, how to conduct interviews, how to craft several types of narrative stories and how to create captivating prose. Plus, you'll learn how to find inspiration and overcome obstacles such as stalled motivation or inhibitions and finally, how to find markets to get your work published. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing Nonfiction provides tips and tricks to help you get started on your writing journey.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing for Young Adults

This comprehensive guide introduces aspiring storytellers to the ins and outs of writing fiction and nonfiction for young adults.

Author: Deborah Perlberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440696831

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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This comprehensive guide introduces aspiring storytellers to the ins and outs of writing fiction and nonfiction for young adults. Information includes an overview of writing, from dialogue and point of view to plot, setting, and character construction; choosing an agent and publisher; marketing the finished work, and more. Written by an experienced author who has written, edited, and published books for young adults. Features writing exercises, anecdotes, and insider information. According to a 1998 survey report of the National Center for Education Statistics, young adults between the ages of 12 and 18 represent 25% of all public library patrons. YA is a popular and lucrative genre for aspiring and seasoned authors alike, both in fiction and nonfiction.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Christian Mysteries

Explains various Christian mysteries and theological concepts such as the Incarnation, the Virgin Birth, the dual nature of Christ, the miracles of Jesus, and the Trinity.

Author: Ron Benrey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592577620

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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Explains various Christian mysteries and theological concepts such as the Incarnation, the Virgin Birth, the dual nature of Christ, the miracles of Jesus, and the Trinity.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Creative Writing 2nd edition

Survey nonfiction ◇ Explore creative nonfiction ◇ Discover four types of
personal essays ◇ Learn techniques for writing personal essays ◇ Write a
personal essay Nonfiction can take many forms: articles, autobiographies,
biographies, ...

Author: Laurie Rozakis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781615644643

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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A creative writing class in a book -REVISED. Major revisions take this popular Complete Idiot's Guide to a new level, offering readers a better way to unlock their creativity from the first page. Exercises help them explore their talents and experiment with different genres and forms of writing, including short stories, narrative fiction, memoirs, magazine articles, poetry, drama, blogging, and freewriting.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Organizing Your Life

When stuff rules a person's life, it's Georgene Lockwood to the rescue. Her revised handbook shows how to organize paperwork, food, clothing, and shelter systems and how to win the money wars.

Author: Georgene Muller Lockwood

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0028643186

Category: Self-Help

Page: 434

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When stuff rules a person's life, it's Georgene Lockwood to the rescue. Her revised handbook shows how to organize paperwork, food, clothing, and shelter systems and how to win the money wars.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Getting Published

"Don't lose your way! The complete idiots guide to getting published, third edition, helps you to navigate the publishing process, from submitting a proposal to promoting your book." -- Cover.

Author: Sheree Bykofsky

Publisher: NAL

ISBN: 1592571212

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 353

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"Don't lose your way! The complete idiots guide to getting published, third edition, helps you to navigate the publishing process, from submitting a proposal to promoting your book." -- Cover.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Ultimate Reading List

Author: Shelley Mosley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592576451

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 293

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A resource designed to help busy people find the best in fiction and nonfiction reads includes a host of recommendations for books that cover such subjects as mystery and suspense, romance, chick lit, science fiction, biography, business, true crime, art, and more, along with summaries of each book and critical commentary. Original.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Taoism

'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Taoism' will show you exactly why Taoist principles appeal to people from every walk of life! in this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -The history of the Daode Jing, the world's shortest core religious text ...

Author: Brandon Toropov

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440695735

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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You're no idiot, of courser. You know Taoism is one of the world's oldest religions, based on simplicity and balance. However, you may not know it has important parallels with modern Western faith; health, ecology, even in pop culture icons as Luke Skywalker and The Beatles. But you don't have to sit at the feet of a Taoist master to learn how the Taoist tradition has enlightened seekers throughout the centuries! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Taoism' will show you exactly why Taoist principles appeal to people from every walk of life! in this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -The history of the Daode Jing, the world's shortest core religious text, and Laozi, it's mysterious author. -The teachings of Zhuangzi, the often-overlooked master sage of Taoism. -An explanation of ying-yang and what it represents. -Taoism's relationship to Zen Buddhism.

Complete Idiot s Guide to Publishing Science Fiction

Offers advice on how to get a science fiction novel or short story published, including tips on the basic elements of a work of science fiction to getting an agent, and signing a contract.

Author: Cory Doctorow

Publisher:

ISBN: 0028639189

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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Offers advice on how to get a science fiction novel or short story published, including tips on the basic elements of a work of science fiction to getting an agent, and signing a contract.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Book Proposals and Query Letters

?The most comprehensive information on query letters found in any book on writing ?The only book on book proposals that also targets a fiction audience ?Author is an agent who also blogs to a readership of about 1,500 daily

Author: Coleen O'Shea

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101478615

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 336

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Tips for catching and holding an agent's attention. Essential reading for any fiction or nonfiction writer seeking publication, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Book Proposals & Query Letters provides in-depth information on composing a successful query letter as well as detailed suggestions on how to craft each element of a book proposal - from author bio to marketing and competition information to a synopsis for fiction writers. By following the same guidelines an agent uses when submitting her client's book proposals to editors (and selling them), writers are given proven techniques for creating winning submissions. ?The most comprehensive information on query letters found in any book on writing ?The only book on book proposals that also targets a fiction audience ?Author is an agent who also blogs to a readership of about 1,500 daily

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Publishing Children s Books

Detailing the differences between picture books, juvenile fiction, and the young adult novel, the book also covers branding, series, and licensing, discusses writing styles and character development, and explains forming illustrator ...

Author: Harold D. Underdown

Publisher: Alpha Books

ISBN: 9780028639758

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 341

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Practical advice on getting started as a children's author; basics of writing--and selling--books for children; tips on the publishing process--Cover.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Filmmaking

On a non - fiction film , although you may have an actor as a narrator or actors
doing reenactments , you will primarily be ... from the number of shooting days
and other factors , and a final budget can be prepared as soon as the script is
written .

Author: Joanne Parrent

Publisher: Alpha Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110285124

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 341

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The most comprehensive introduction to film making. -- Some how-to books on filmmaking focus on making specific types of films, such as short dramatic films or documentaries. Others focus on one aspect of filmmaking, such as directing or editing. Still others focus on a particular medium, such as digital filmmaking. The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Film Making covers all of these topics -- and more! -- This book will appeal to film students, wannabe film students, and writers tired of trying to get their own work sold/distributed, and want to go it alone. The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Film Making will do for aspiring filmmakers what The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Screenwriting is doing for aspiring screenwriters. In fact, this book should have the added luxury of also appealing to aspiring screenwriters, especially those who have struggled to get their work purchased, who have considered trying to produce and direct their own screenplays. Regardless of motivation for picking up The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Film Making readers will find it to be the most comprehensive book on the subject -- and on two different levels. First, it will cover every aspect of the filmmaking process, from script to pre-production, to directing, to post-production, to distribution. Secondly, it will cover virtually every form of filmmaking, including independent features, Hollywood films, television movies, documentaries, corporate and educational films, "reality films, " digital/Internet films, and music videos.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Irish History and Culture

There are approximately 40 million people of Irish descent in America today, and they are not the only ones who have made books such as How the Irish Saved Civilization and Angela's Ashes international best sellers.

Author: Sonja Massie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101198650

Category: History

Page: 288

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There are approximately 40 million people of Irish descent in America today, and they are not the only ones who have made books such as How the Irish Saved Civilization and Angela's Ashes international best sellers. This Complete Idiot's Guide® contains exhaustive, easy-to-follow coverage of all of Irish history-from the Celts to the Dark Ages to the crucial role of Christianity to conflicts with England to the vital Irish assimilation into American culture. Includes concise biographies great Irish leaders, as well as profiles of famous poets, novelists, playwrights, short story writers, artists, actors, and more.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Critical Reading

The essential guide to looking at literature with your own two eyes.

Author: Amy Wall

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440696428

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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The essential guide to looking at literature with your own two eyes. What students know about Shakespeare, Orwell, Dickens, and Twain is primarily what their instructors tell them. Here's a book that teaches the students how to move on to the next level-evaluate and read critically on their own, trust their own opinions, develop original ideas, analyze characters, and find a deeper appreciation for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and more. * Ideal companion for college students and accessible for the casual reader as well * Covers fiction, poetry, narrative nonfiction, biographies and memoirs, essays and editorials, and newspapers, magazines, and journals * Features examples from published writing * Includes a reading list and a glossary of literary terms

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Friendship for Teens

This bok can help you choose, make, and keep friends. It gives you hands-on tools and techniques for making new friends and improving the friendships you already have.

Author: Ericka Lutz

Publisher:

ISBN: 0028641809

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 132

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This bok can help you choose, make, and keep friends. It gives you hands-on tools and techniques for making new friends and improving the friendships you already have.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to World Conflicts

An objective, comprehensive, and easy-to-read reference to the 50 most significant conflicts around the world.

Author: Steven D. Strauss

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0028643666

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

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An objective, comprehensive, and easy-to-read reference to the 50 most significant conflicts around the world. For those who want to learn why there is so much hate in the world, and why much of it seems to be directed at the United States.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Book Proposals Query Letters

?The most comprehensive information on query letters found in any book on writing ?The only book on book proposals that also targets a fiction audience ?Author is an agent who also blogs to a readership of about 1,500 daily

Author: Coleen O'Shea

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101470275

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 528

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Tips for catching and holding an agent's attention. Essential reading for any fiction or nonfiction writer seeking publication, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Book Proposals & Query Letters provides in-depth information on composing a successful query letter as well as detailed suggestions on how to craft each element of a book proposal - from author bio to marketing and competition information to a synopsis for fiction writers. By following the same guidelines an agent uses when submitting her client's book proposals to editors (and selling them), writers are given proven techniques for creating winning submissions. ?The most comprehensive information on query letters found in any book on writing ?The only book on book proposals that also targets a fiction audience ?Author is an agent who also blogs to a readership of about 1,500 daily

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Koran

Taking the same approach as the bestselling The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Bible, this book presents a balanced overview of the Koran, explaining not only the 'flow' of the Koran, but also what it has to say about Allah and humanity, ...

Author: Brandon Toropov

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440696091

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Taking the same approach as the bestselling The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Bible, this book presents a balanced overview of the Koran, explaining not only the 'flow' of the Koran, but also what it has to say about Allah and humanity, virtue, justice, life on earth, the afterlife, women, love, unbelievers, faith, and tradition.

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

Provides advice on writing different types of children's books, working with publishers, the importance of illustrators, and building a career.

Author: Harold D. Underdown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592577504

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 355

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Provides advice on writing different types of children's books, working with publishers, the importance of illustrators, and building a career.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Search Engine Optimization

Provides a comprehensive, easy-to-follow summary of how search engines work, along with helpful techniques for fundamental Web site optimization, including techniques of analysis and ongoing maintenance, search engine marketing tools, and ...

Author: Michael Miller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592578357

Category: Computers

Page: 324

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Provides a comprehensive, easy-to-follow summary of how search engines work, along with helpful techniques for fundamental Web site optimization, including techniques of analysis and ongoing maintenance, search engine marketing tools, and more. Original.