The Writer s Field Guide to the Craft of Fiction

Encompassing everything from micro (how to "write pretty") to macro (how to "move through time space"), and even how to put all together on page one, this a field guide for anyone who wants to start writing now (or get some shiny new gear ...

Author: Michael Noll

Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing

ISBN: 9780998518428

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Writers Field Guide to the Craft of Fiction offers a refreshing approach to the craft of fiction writing. It takes a single page from forty contemporary novels and short stories, identifies techniques used by the writers, and presents approachable exercises and prompts that allow anyone to put those techniques to immediate use in their own work. Encompassing everything from micro (how to "write pretty") to macro (how to "move through time space"), and even how to put all together on page one, this a field guide for anyone who wants to start writing now (or get some shiny new gear for their fiction toolbox.)

The Craft of Professional Writing

For the professional, this book is the ultimate reference work—offering practical tips and advice they can return to again and again to help them through various phases of their career.

Author: Michael S. Malone

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783088317

Category: Reference

Page: 332

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The Craft of Professional Writing is the most complete book ever written about the real-life work of being a writer. Covering topics ranging from business writing (advertising, PR) to commercial work (news reporting, feature writing, blogging, non-fiction books) to creative writing (screenplays and novels), as well as advice on pitching, rejection and leading a writer’s life, the narrative is filled with anecdotes and illuminating stories, as well as tricks of the trade in each form of writing. For the student, The Craft of Professional Writing is the most wide-ranging and practical textbook on the subject. Designed to be an instructional text for producing professional-level work, it is also a survey of the various writing professions to enable budding writers to make career decisions. For the professional, this book is the ultimate reference work—offering practical tips and advice they can return to again and again to help them through various phases of their career.

Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction

This guide is a must for anyone in the field of short fiction who teaches, writes, and is interested in its genesis and practice.

Author: Tara L. Masih

Publisher: Rose Metal PressInc

ISBN: 0978984862

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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Literary Nonfiction. Literary Criticism and History. Reference. With its unprecedented gathering of 25 brief essays by experts in the field, THE ROSE METAL PRESS FIELD GUIDE TO WRITING FLASH FICTION meets the growing need for a concise yet creative exploration of the re-emerging genre popularly known as flash fiction. The book's introduction provides, for the first time, a comprehensive history of the short short story, from its early roots and hitherto unknown early publications and appearances, to its current state and practice. This guide is a must for anyone in the field of short fiction who teaches, writes, and is interested in its genesis and practice.

A Field Guide to Writing Fiction

A forty-year veteran of the writing profession offers his view of the fundamentals of good fiction writing in thirty-six short, practical chapters illustrated with examples

Author: Alfred Bertram Guthrie (Jr.)

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: UOM:39015021495471

Category: Fiction

Page: 99

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A forty-year veteran of the writing profession offers his view of the fundamentals of good fiction writing in thirty-six short, practical chapters illustrated with examples

A Field Guide to the Classroom Library

... and Writing Project community often regard this as one of Cynthia Rylant ' s
best pieces of fiction , and it is often used as a touchstone text in Writing
Workshops . For example , children who are trying to write short fiction have
studied the craft ...

Author: Lucy Calkins

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: UVA:X004742764

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Noted teacher/author Lucy Calkins and a team from The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Community have created the most comprehensive and accessible leveled lists and guides for nearly 1,200 children's trade books.

Empire of Defense

That ideal counterinsurgent studies the cultural terrain of the state's wars and
distills it into a single narrative that contains the stories of people living under
occupation. Field Manual 3-24 instructed the white military man to author a
definitive account of the counterterror wars—to write what ... fiction issue, and
filmmaker Richard Robbins adapted the book into an 171 the craft of
counterinsurgent whiteness.

Author: Joseph Darda

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780226632926

Category: History

Page: 264

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Empire of Defense is an extensive and multilayered critique of the past seventy years of American military engagement. Joseph Darda exposes how the post-World War II formation of the Department of Defense and the subsequent Korean War set a course for decades of permanent conflict. Conflict, which the United States, he argues, ingeniously reframed as the defense of humanity from illiberal beliefs and behaviors. Empire of Defense shows how a string of rationales for war from the 1940s to the present--anticommunism, crime control, humanitarianism, and counterterrorism--paved the way for unprecedented military growth that secured rather than dismantled the existing racial order. A wide range of writers, filmmakers, and journalists--from I. F. Stone and Ishmael Reed to Stanley Kubrick and June Jordan--have struggled to tell the story of war without end, and Darda reveals how that struggle itself tells the bigger story. He draws a clear line from the Cold War to the war on terror and makes sense of our collective cultural efforts to recognize the not-so-new normal of nonstop military empire-building.

The Craft of Research 2nd Edition

A completely revised, updated edition of the classic guide to conducting research discusses the motivations behind research and outlines the tools necessary to become a master at researching a topic. Simultaneous.

Author: Wayne C. Booth

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226065685

Category: Reference

Page: 329

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A completely revised, updated edition of the classic guide to conducting research discusses the motivations behind research and outlines the tools necessary to become a master at researching a topic. Simultaneous.

The Poets Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer

Anthony Trollope, “On Novels and the Art of Writing Them,” An Autobiography (
1883). Dantiel W. Moniz ... Robin Hemley, A Field Guide for Immersion Writing:
Memoir, Journalism, and Travel (University of Georgia Press, 2012). Maya
Angelou ...

Author: Kevin Larimer

Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781982123079

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

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The definitive source of information, insight, and advice for creative writers, from the nation’s largest and most trusted organization for writers, Poets & Writers. For half a century, writers at every stage of their careers have turned to the literary nonprofit organization Poets & Writers and its award-winning magazine for resources to foster their professional development, from writing prompts and tips on technique to informative interviews with published authors, literary agents, and editors. But never before has Poets & Writers marshaled its fifty years’ worth of knowledge to create an authoritative guide for writers that answers every imaginable question about craft and career—until now. Here is the writing bible for authors of all genres and forms, covering topics such as how to: -Harness your imagination and jump-start your creativity -Develop your work from initial idea to final draft -Find a supportive and inspiring writing community to sustain your career -Find the best MFA program for you -Publish your work in literary magazines and develop a platform -Research writing contests and other opportunities to support your writing life -Decide between traditional publishing and self-publishing -Find the right literary agent -Anticipate what agents look for in queries and proposals -Work successfully with an editor and your publishing team -Market yourself and your work in a digital world -Approach financial planning and taxes as a writer -And much more Written by Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon, the two most recent editors of Poets & Writers Magazine, this book brings an unrivaled understanding of the areas in which writers seek guidance and support. Filled with insider information like sample query letters, pitch letters, lists of resources, and worksheets for calculating freelance rates, tracking submissions, and managing your taxes, the guide does more than demystify the writing life—it also provides an array of powerful tools for building a sustainable career as a writer. In addition to the wealth of insights into creativity, publishing, and promotion are first-person essays from bestselling authors, including George Saunders, Christina Baker Kline, and Ocean Vuong, as well as reading lists from award-winning writers such as Anthony Doerr, Cheryl Strayed, and Natalie Diaz. Here, at last, is the ultimate comprehensive resource that belongs on every writer’s desk.

The Writer

THE WRITING OF MODERN FICTION is a problem - solving book — a guide to
better writing , revision , and self - editing ... She was so beautiful that we were all
hopelessly smitten on the spot , and after reading in our field guide that she was ...

Author: William Henry Hills

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067425069

Category: Authorship

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Songwriters Market 86

Music The Craft of Lyric Writing, by Sheila Davis $16.95 Making Money Making
Music, by James Dearing (paper) $12.95 The ... $18.95 Wildlife & Nature
Photographer's Field Guide, by Michael Freeman $14.95 General Writing The
Complete Guide to Writing Nonfiction, ... edited by Kirk Polking $19.95 Writer's
Market, $19.95 Writer's Resource Guide, $16.95 Fiction Writing Fiction Is Folks:
How to Create ...

Author: Rand Ruggeberg

Publisher:

ISBN: 0898792010

Category: Music

Page: 432

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Writing Fiction

The book also discusses key issues including writing workshops, using autobiography as a basis for fiction, using action in stories, using dialogue, and maintaining point of view.

Author: Janet Burroway

Publisher: Little Brown

ISBN: UCSC:32106010756663

Category: Creative writing

Page: 396

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The most widely used and respected book on writing fiction, Writing Fiction guides the writer from first inspiration to final revision. Supported by an abundance exercises, this guide/anthology explores and integrates the elements of fiction while offering practical techniques and concrete examples. A focus on the writing process in its entirety provides a comprehensive guide to writing fiction, approaching distinct elements in separate chapters while building on what has been covered earlier. Topics include free-writing to revision, plot, style, characterization, dialogue, atmosphere, imagery, and point of view. An anthology of diverse and contemporary short stories followed by suggestions for discussion and writing exercises, illustrates concepts while offering variety in pacing and exposure to this increasingly popular form. The book also discusses key issues including writing workshops, using autobiography as a basis for fiction, using action in stories, using dialogue, and maintaining point of view. The sixth edition also features more short short stories than any previous edition and includes quotation boxes that offer advice and inspirational words from established writers on a wide range of topics--such as writing from experience, story structure, openings and endings, and revision. For those interested in developing their creative writing skills.

The Elfquest Gatherum

... Field Guides " ; I find the complete collection the single most important set of
references for Elfquest writing , art or ... the single most helpful reference book for
use in writing Elfquest stories , it would probably be Tom Brown ' s Field Guide to
 ...

Author: Richard Pini

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 0936861037

Category: Elfquest

Page: 144

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American Mystery and Detective Novels

ularity of mystery and detective novels was such that it became increasingly
difficult to ignore, even though attention to it could be ... This section provides an
introduction to critical work beginning with a sample of authors' writing guides
and commentary on the craft, then general studies, and ... mystery and detective
novels and along with fan organizations provided recognition to the work done in
the field.

Author: Larry Landrum

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313213879

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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A guide to research on American mystery and detective novels emphasizing the historical development of the genre and major critical approaches to the literature.

The Craft of Research Fourth Edition

Conceived by seasoned researchers and educators Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams, this fundamental work explains how to find and evaluate sources, anticipate and respond to reader reservations, and integrate these ...

Author: Wayne C. Booth

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226239873

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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With more than three-quarters of a million copies sold since its first publication, The Craft of Research has helped generations of researchers at every level—from first-year undergraduates to advanced graduate students to research reporters in business and government—learn how to conduct effective and meaningful research. Conceived by seasoned researchers and educators Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams, this fundamental work explains how to find and evaluate sources, anticipate and respond to reader reservations, and integrate these pieces into an argument that stands up to reader critique. The fourth edition has been thoroughly but respectfully revised by Joseph Bizup and William T. FitzGerald. It retains the original five-part structure, as well as the sound advice of earlier editions, but reflects the way research and writing are taught and practiced today. Its chapters on finding and engaging sources now incorporate recent developments in library and Internet research, emphasizing new techniques made possible by online databases and search engines. Bizup and FitzGerald provide fresh examples and standardized terminology to clarify concepts like argument, warrant, and problem. Following the same guiding principle as earlier editions—that the skills of doing and reporting research are not just for elite students but for everyone—this new edition retains the accessible voice and direct approach that have made The Craft of Research a leader in the field of research reference. With updated examples and information on evaluation and using contemporary sources, this beloved classic is ready for the next generation of researchers.

A Field Guide to Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

One of the hallmarks of FIELD magazine has always been its attention to what
poets have to say about poetry . ... about the craft and values of poetry in the latter
part of the twentieth century , and more broadly on the creative process itself . ...
of contemporary poetics was relatively rare ; the explosion of interest in literary
theory tended to focus on narrative fiction or on ... history , politics , and writing
as indicated by the success of recent collections of essays by Robert Hass ,
Adrienne ...

Author: Stuart Friebert

Publisher: Field Editions

ISBN: UOM:39015051894544

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

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One of the hallmarks of FIELD magazine has always been its attention to what poets have to say about poetry. Many of these essays--by William Stafford, Denise Levertov, Gary Snyder, Adrienne Rich, Donald Hall, Robert Bly, and Sandra McPherson, among others--have become classics. This revised and expanded collection of essays from the magazine provides a rich and stimulating perspective on the state of contemporary poetry, as seen through the eyes of the poets themselves.

Fiction

COMM The field of how-to-write books is crowded, but if you want to beef up your collection, this is a good choice. Author and editor Seidman writes about the practical aspects of the craft in a straightforward and clever way.

Author: Michael Seidman

Publisher: Pomegrante Press (CA)

ISBN: UVA:X004375945

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 319

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COMM The field of how-to-write books is crowded, but if you want to beef up your collection, this is a good choice. Author and editor Seidman writes about the practical aspects of the craft in a straightforward and clever way. As an editor, he is well versed in what publishing houses are looking for, and he is also familiar with the major stumbling blocks authors face when submitting work. Seidman's first section on writing includes many good hints and exercises for getting work into shape. Part 2, on networking, discusses writers' groups, conferences, and professional readers and how to use them. Part 3, 'The Business of Publishing,' is a guide to the business end of writing. The section on contract negotiation alone is worth the price of the book.

Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 2003 2004

Knopf also publishes the National Audubon Field Guides and the illustrated
culture and travel companions , the Knopf Guides and the Knopf City Guides . ...
The Reel Civil War : Mythmaking in American Film by Bruce Chadwick ; Art : A
Field Guide by Robert Cumming . Representative fiction titles include Century ' s
Son by Robert Boswell ; The Dive from Clausen ' s Pier by Ann Packer ; All I
Could Get by ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 076153735X

Category: Reference

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A comprehensive directory for aspiring writers lists names, addresses, phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web sites for hundreds of North American publishing figures and companies, along with helpful advice on the writing and publishing process. Original. 10,000 first printing.