The Literary Handyman

Success in publishing is equal parts skill, determination, knowledge, and pure, simple luck. If you have the drive and the skill, but you're missing that little bit of insight into the industry, this book is the edge you're looking for.

Author: Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Publisher:

ISBN: 1942990650

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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Success in publishing is equal parts skill, determination, knowledge, and pure, dumb luck. If you have the drive, and you have the skill, but you're missing that little bit of insight into the industry, this book might just be the edge you're looking for.

More Tips From the Handyman

Drawing on decades of publishing experience, More Tips from the Handyman is a collection of articles aimed at helping those new to the industry navigate the literary world.

Author: Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Publisher: Paper Phoenix Press

ISBN: 1949691659

Category:

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Do you have tales to tell? Have you actually typed 'The End'? Are you ready to clean up that manuscript? Writing can be a daunting task, polishing your work even more so. But nothing is as hard to figure out, it seems, as selling your work once you're done. Drawing on decades of publishing experience, More Tips from the Handyman is a collection of articles aimed at helping those new to the industry navigate the literary world. AUTHOR'S NOTE: The topics covered in this book are basic and more likely to help those just starting out on their publishing journey, rather than experienced authors.

Build A Book Workshop

The Literary Handyman: Build-A-Book Workshop takes decades of experience in book design and layout and parses it into an easy-to-understand blueprint for constructing a book that will only stand out for the best reasons.

Author: Danielle Ackley-Mcphail

Publisher:

ISBN: 1949691195

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 110

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The Literary Handyman: Build-A-Book Workshop takes decades of experience in book design and layout and parses it into an easy-to-understand blueprint for constructing a book that will only stand out for the best reasons.

Follow the Handyman

So I decided to explore his world: his clients, colleagues and work, and life in general." - Alexis

Author: Alexis Lawrence

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1496073096

Category:

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Join Matthew, the handyman in his various callouts in Gat County as he restores order to his clients' houses - from fixing a burst pipe to patching a drywall, and partake in his musings from his astute observations of and interesting interactions with his quirky clients, including a cross-dresser, and his lovable colleagues. "I was reading a press report about a handyman and realized there aren't many stories in the literary world that feature a handyman as a hero/protagonist in a novel. I thought his work - restoring order to clients' houses by fixing their malfunctioning stuff to patching up walls - would be a nice metaphor for him bringing about changes in people's lives through his interactions with them. So I decided to explore his world: his clients, colleagues and work, and life in general." - Alexis

Seasons the Mysterious Woman

Winter, the season this book is set in, is associated with one of the coldest and dreariest times of the year, but it is also a time of introversion and contemplation, allowing the mind to work on purifying and recharging itself as it waits ...

Author: Alexis Lawrence

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 150100560X

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

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The protagonist is Matthew, a handyman contracted to Pete's Handyman Services, and he has been working for Pete for almost four years. During his free time, he is an aspiring musician, which sees him performing at Brewer's Pub with his band mates, Keith and Dan. Winter, the season this book is set in, is associated with one of the coldest and dreariest times of the year, but it is also a time of introversion and contemplation, allowing the mind to work on purifying and recharging itself as it waits for a happier and chirpier spring. It is against this cold wintry backdrop that Matthew, having taken a callout on his colleague's behalf, arrives at Aster Cottage located at the remote outskirts of Gat County. There, he encounters a reclusive client, whom he tries to draw out of her shell with his patience and empathy. Through their brief interactions, he uncovers the mystery behind her isolation and reticence and the truth about Aster Cottage. " I was reading a press report about a handyman and realized there aren't many stories in the literary world that feature a handyman as a hero/protagonist in a novel. I thought his work - restoring order to clients' houses by fixing their malfunctioning stuff to patching up walls - would be a nice metaphor for him bringing about changes in people's lives through his interactions with them. So I decided to explore his world: his clients and colleagues - this will be further developed in my next book 'Follow The Handyman', dreams, work and life. In this book, however, I place more emphasis on his interactions with a particular client - a reclusive woman living in the outskirts of the county. She is supposed to be under his colleague's charge, but by a twist of fate, her account lands on his lap, and he ends up doing most of the repairs for her instead. This book will also focus on a little on his life and aspiration as a singer."

Follow the Handyman

So I decided to explore his world: his clients, colleagues and work, and life in general." - Alexis Lawrence

Author: Alexis Lawrence

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1501015001

Category:

Page: 114

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Matthew, the handyman, is back!"I was reading a press report about a handyman and realized there aren't many stories in the literary world that feature a handyman as a hero/protagonist in a novel. I thought his work - restoring order to clients' houses by fixing their malfunctioning stuff to patching up walls - would be a nice metaphor for him bringing about changes in people's lives through his interactions with them. So I decided to explore his world: his clients, colleagues and work, and life in general." - Alexis Lawrence

The Handyman

A twenty-eight-year-old aspiring painter, Bob Hampton is discouraged by his lack of artistic vision, drops out of art school, and sets out to earn money as a handyman, but he soon discovers his real talent lies in repairing the mixed-up ...

Author: Carolyn See

Publisher:

ISBN: 0786220783

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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A twenty-eight-year-old aspiring painter, Bob Hampton is discouraged by his lack of artistic vision, drops out of art school, and sets out to earn money as a handyman, but he soon discovers his real talent lies in repairing the mixed-up lives of his clients

Literary Theory

... to little more than a kind of literary handyman, pottering around and filling in the odd indeterminacy. Iser is a much more liberal kind of employer, ...

Author: Terry Eagleton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118306291

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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A quarter of a century on from its original publication,Literary Theory: An Introduction still conjures thesubversion, excitement and exoticism that characterized theorythrough the 1960s and 70s, when it posed an unprecedented challengeto the literary establishment. Eagleton has added a new preface tothis anniversary edition to address more recent developments inliterary studies, including what he describes as “the growthof a kind of anti-theory”, and the idea that literary theoryhas been institutionalized. Insightful and enlightening,Literary Theory: An Introduction remains the essential guideto the field. 25th Anniversary Edition of Terry Eagleton’s classicintroduction to literary theory First published in 1983, and revised in 1996 to includematerial on developments in feminist and cultural theory Has served as an inspiration to generations of students andteachers Continues to function as arguably the definitive undergraduatetextbook on literary theory Reissue includes a new foreword by Eagleton himself, reflectingon the impact and enduring success of the book, and on developmentsin literary theory since it was first published

The Kindly One

Guilt, the venom running through humanity's veins, The cancer eating mankind's soul.

Author: Danielle Ackley-Mcphail

Publisher:

ISBN: 1949691756

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

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Guilt, the venom running through humanity's veins, The cancer eating mankind's soul. Death, both courted and earned, well-fed upon denial. Balanced on the delicate edge between madness and damnation, clarity comes to us all. There is one thing more terrifying than the darkness at the edge of your vision staring back. The seed of that darkness peering from within your heart. What is real? What is imagined? Right, or wrong, the price of your answer is your soul. Includes the Stories: The Kindly One Skippy Ruby Red The Carrier The Forest of a Thousand Lost Souls Uncast Shadows In the Dying Light Burning Conviction Purgatory

The Handyman

A twenty-eight-year-old aspiring painter, Bob Hampton is discouraged by his lack of artistic vision, drops out of art school, and sets out to earn money as a handyman, but he soon discovers his real talent lies in repairing the mixed-up ...

Author: Carolyn See

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345426606

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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A twenty-eight-year-old aspiring painter, Bob Hampton is discouraged by his lack of artistic vision, drops out of art school, and sets out to earn money as a handyman, but he soon discovers his real talent lies in repairing the mixed-up lives of his clients.

The Homicidal Handyman of Oak Park Morris Solomon Jr

During this process, the attorneys used material from a literary novel and poem to ... Gutowsky stated that the handyman, at times a goodhearted individual, ...

Author: Tony Ray Harvey

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456745455

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 380

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AS FAR AS FITTING the STEREOTYPES bestowed to infamous chain-link murderers that exist outside African American culture, there was a time when black serial killers were recognized, to some extent, implausible by purported experts who probably cared not to explore the primary nature of the slayers' transgressions. Nevertheless, the obscured story of handyman Morris Solomon Jr. has to be one of the most interesting tales untold as it is one of the most horrific yarns in the annals of American crime. the handyman's misdeeds, when briefly brought to the public's attention, virtually reminded society that killers continuously come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. Solomon was convicted of killing six young women, ages 16 to 29, in the Sacramento, California, neighborhood of Oak Park between 1986 and 1987. the handyman's grisly method of murder left detectives and medical examiners mystified. the identification process of his victims' remains was distinctly a laborious assignment, too. the victims --drug addicts, prostitutes, and devout mothers -- were stuffed in closets, hidden under debris, and arguably, one court judge strongly considers, buried alive. In retrospect, the handyman was first accused of murder in the mid-1970s; and authorities suspect him to be linked to four more homicides in Sacramento. Solomon -- once declared as a "Mentally Disordered Sex Offender"-- is now on death row in Northern California's San Quentin State Prison awaiting execution. the unassuming handyman's 18-year reign of terror includes a record of sexual assaults, attempted kidnappings, and separate despicable sex acts performed strictly for humiliation. In the Homicidal Handyman of Oak Park: Morris Solomon Jr., author and journalist Tony Ray Harvey recounts the black serial killer's dysfunctional upbringing, atrocious crimes, and hardly noticeable court trial. Harvey's book also provides explicit crime scene photos, the history of the death penalty system in the state of California, the city of Sacramento's drug culture in the mid-1980s, and exclusive prison interviews of the mild-mannered handyman.

Russian Romantic Criticism

Pletnyov was an academic and scholarly critic who believed that literary taste ... and Ukrainian folk tales, poet, and general all-around literary handyman.

Author: Lauren G. Leighton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313255849

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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This scholarly work contains the best and most representative critical essays by leading Russian Romantic writers from the period 1815 to 1835, with the information needed to make them meaningful. The editor has provided names, dates, events, literary and critical subjects, and heretofore unknown facts about the Romantic movement in Russia and the influence of European thought on the development of Russian culture.

The Intellectual Handyman On Art

... Analyzer—Gary R. Peterson, (iUniverse, 2004) * * * Letter to the Editor Here's a letter I wrote to one of my favorite literary publications about art.

Author: Gary R. Peterson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462056880

Category: Art

Page: 184

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The Intellectual Handyman On Art is a compilation of Gary Peterson essays pertaining to the arts and sciences, mostly. Being an author, artist, and musician, Peterson has the tools to construct elaborate mental scenarios whether he's waxing analytic about art aesthetics or just tinkering with wordplay. He can turn a phrase with a pipe wrench or warp your perspective with a french curve. His essays are tributes to critical thinking, each one crafted like a top-forty pop song with the rigor of a doctoral thesis. These ruminations provide high-grade literary nourishment for your left brain, supplemented with enough humor, passion and warm fuzzy sentiment to tickle your right cortex as well. And illustrations aplenty. You don't need a PhD to enjoy these philosophical anecdotes, but it couldn't hurt. You can read The Intellectual Handyman On Art at the beach, bus stop, or in the staid ambience of your estate library, all with the same result: edutainment of the first order.

The Cheap Handyman

I would like to thank my US editor, Hannah Robinson, for her tireless assistance in bringing The Cheap Handyman to fruition. Hannah spent countless hours ...

Author: B.S. Harris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982150990

Category: Humor

Page: 224

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This Old House meets #HomeImprovementFails in this collection of laugh-out-loud essays, perfect for fans of Nick Offerman, CarTalk, or The Red Green Show. “This book is all the fix-it you need for your hurt home improvement ego.” —Harrison Scott Key, Thurber-prize winning author of The World's Largest Man Meet Brian Harris, a (mostly) retired, self-proclaimed jack of all trades with a penchant for DIY and inventive money-saving schemes. Armed with a soldering gun, his trusty nine-foot ladder, and of course the handyman’s secret weapon—duct tape—Brian’s projects start out as simple chores: trim a tree branch, stain the cedar siding on his home...but all too often they end in costly disaster. Sometimes he’s trying to do the right thing, like the time he wrecked his pool while saving some baby ducks. Often, he channels his inner MacGyver: he once taped his hockey skate back together so he could finish his rec-league game, only to get suspended for falling on the referee when it broke (again). But usually he’s just being, well, cheap! Like the time he inadvertently destroyed a $295 car key fob because he wouldn’t pay the (outrageous) $10 fee to have the battery professionally replaced. In The Cheap Handyman, Brian anthologizes his hard-won wisdom, teaching us how (not) to cut down a tree, what to do if a stray cat has kittens in your HVAC system, three very incorrect uses for duct tape, the manifold hazards of pool maintenance, and more. Filled with unforgettable true stories from the everyday life of an average guy just trying to save a few bucks, The Cheap Handyman is a delightful tribute to anyone who has ever thought, “Sure! I can do that!”

A History of German Literary Criticism

It is a continuation of the literary conversation , now completed by ... And for the whole of literature , either as smelter , or handyman , or as the ...

Author: Peter Uwe Hohendahl

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803272324

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 479

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First published in Germany in 1985, Geschichte der deutschen Literaturkritik was quickly recognized as the most original and comprehensive study to date of a proud critical tradition including such giants as Lessing, Goethe, and Heine. Now translated into English, it will serve as a model for a new approach to literary history in America and elsewhere, one emphasizing the connections of criticism with other public discourse. The editor, Peter Uwe Hohendahl, has provided an introduction and a chapter, "Literary Criticism in the Epoch of Liberalism,"translated by Jeffrey S. Librett. Filling in the history of German criticism from the Enlightenment to the present are Klaus L. Berghahn of the University of Wisconsin, "From Classicist to Classical Literary Criticism, 1730-1806," translated by John R. Blazek; Jochen Schulte-Sasse, University of Minnesota, "The Concept of Literary Criticism in Romanticism"; Russell A. Berman, Stanford University, "Literary Criticism from Empire to Dictatorship, 1870-1933,"; translated by Simon Srebrny; and Bernhard Zimmerman, University of Tübingen, "Developments in German Literary Criticism from 1933 to the Present," translated by Franz Blaha.

John Payne Collier

... but promised him all the assistance in my power' (Literary Gazette, ... of co-authorship at more than one literary handyman before settling down to ...

Author: Arthur Freeman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300096613

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1483

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John Payne Collier (1789–1883), one of the most controversial figures in the history of literary scholarship, pursued a double career. A prolific and highly influential writer on the drama, poetry, and popular prose of Shakespeare's age, Collier was at the same time the promulgator of a great body of forgeries and false evidence, seriously affecting the text and biography of Shakespeare and many others. This monumental two-volume work for the first time addresses the whole of Collier's activity, systematically sorting out his genuine achievements from his impostures. Arthur and Janet Freeman reassess the scholar-forger's long life, milieu, and relations with a large circle of associates and rivals while presenting a chronological bibliography of his extensive publications, all fully annotated with regard to their creditability. The authors also survey the broader history of literary forgery in Great Britain and consider why so talented a man not only yielded to its temptations but also persisted in it throughout his life.

The Fox s Fire

But well worth the risk, for those looking for something more... Includes the Stories: The Fox's Fire The Promise of Death The Devil in the Details A Moment Out of Time Forever and a Day Crossroads and Curses Mis En Place Mama Bear

Author: Danielle Ackley-Mcphail

Publisher:

ISBN: 194969173X

Category: Fiction

Page: 104

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Dance Among the Embers, But Don't Get Burned... From a kitsune slinking through the mists... to an elven champion tied to every crossroad in the moment of Midnight... to the heir of Underhill ruling the road on a Harley, the mystical and magical intersect nearly unrealized with the world of man. Do you dare to walk among them with open eyes? Do you seek a glimpse of their power? Take care and proceed with soft steps among the folk of magic and moonlight. Fickle is the least of what is said of them. But well worth the risk, for those looking for something more... Includes the Stories: The Fox's Fire The Promise of Death The Devil in the Details A Moment Out of Time Forever and a Day Crossroads and Curses Mis En Place Mama Bear