Algernon Charlie and I

Now, in Algernon, Charlie, and I, Keyes reveals his methods of creating fiction as well as the heartbreaks and joys of being published.

Author: Daniel Keyes

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547564081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

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In Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes created an unlikely duo-a laboratory mouse and a man-who captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world. Now, in Algernon, Charlie, and I, Keyes reveals his methods of creating fiction as well as the heartbreaks and joys of being published. With admirable insight he shares with readers, writers, teachers, and students the creative life behind his classic novel, included here in its original short-story form. All those who love stories, storytelling, and the remarkable characters of Charlie and Algernon will delight in accompanying their creator on this inspirational voyage of discovery.

The Successful Author Mindset

This book collects the mindset issues that writers experience, that I have been through myself over the last ten years and that perhaps you will experience at different times on the creative journey.

Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher: Curl Up Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: PKEY:6610000094615

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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Being a writer is not just about typing. It’s also about surviving the roller-coaster of the creative journey. Self-doubt, fear of failure, the need for validation, perfectionism, writer’s block, comparisonitis, overwhelm, and much more. When you’re going through these things, it can feel like you’re alone. But actually, they are part of the creative process, and every author goes through them too. This book collects the mindset issues that writers experience, that I have been through myself over the last ten years and that perhaps you will experience at different times on the creative journey. Each small chapter tackles a possible issue and then offers an antidote, so that you can dip in and out over time. It includes excerpts from my own personal journals as well as quotes from well-known writers. I hope it helps you on the road to becoming a successful author. The book includes: Part 1: Mindset Aspects of Creativity and Writing Self-doubt and imposter syndrome Need for validation Fear of failure Fear of rejection and criticism Your inner critic Fear of judgment Perfectionism Writer’s block and procrastination “I’m not creative. I don’t have any ideas” “My writing isn’t original” “Why write? There are too many books in the world already” “I don’t have the time or self-discipline to write” “I’m not finding writing much fun. It’s hard work.” “I keep starting things and not finishing them” Dealing with friends, family and writer’s groups “How do I find my voice?” Comparisonitis or “Everyone is better than me” Part 2: Mindset Aspects after Publishing Anti-climax and creative dissatisfaction What is your definition of success? What happens when you tell people that you’re an author? “I’m overwhelmed” Dealing with fans, authenticity and drawing the line Haters gonna hate Ambition, fame and fortune Giving up Part 3: Tips for Success on the Author Journey Know thyself Understand and hone your creative process Develop professional habits Manage professional relationships Take control of your writing career Find your community Keep learning Schedule rest and take time off Think long term. Create a body of work

The Writer s Journey

This book demystifies the world of publishing and helps non-fiction writers seeking publication understand what agents and publishers are looking for so that they can present their work in the right way to the right people.

Author: Julia McCutchen

Publisher:

ISBN: 0954884809

Category: Authorship

Page: 174

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This book demystifies the world of publishing and helps non-fiction writers seeking publication understand what agents and publishers are looking for so that they can present their work in the right way to the right people.

Latin America

Fascinating series of conversations between the author, an Australian journalist and traveller, and a clutch of noted Latin American writers.

Author: Greg Price

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

ISBN: UOM:39015019654238

Category: Authors, Brazilian

Page: 281

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Fascinating series of conversations between the author, an Australian journalist and traveller, and a clutch of noted Latin American writers. Interviews with novelists such as Isabel Allende, Mario Vargas Llosa, Octavio Paz and Manuel Puig range over literary theory, culture and cultural conflict, politics and imperialism, and a host of other interesting subjects. Includes notes on each author and a select bibliography.

The Quest

In an effort to defeat the evil schemes of her half-brother, Roderick, and to free her mother from captivity in Edinburgh, Ana de Dannon uses her magical powers to summon the legendary Irish warrior Cuchulain to her side, but instead she ...

Author: Pam Binder

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 0671774514

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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In an effort to defeat the evil schemes of her half-brother, Roderick, and to free her mother from captivity in Edinburgh, Ana de Dannon uses her magical powers to summon the legendary Irish warrior Cuchulain to her side, but instead she finds herself stuck with Kenneth MacKinnon, quarterback for the Seattle Warriors. Original.

Shackleton s Folly

He was 43 years old, but he looked 50, his body showing signs of the stress he was putting it through as he danced to the Koty's military march. This is a story 11,000 years in the making.

Author: Todd Yunker

Publisher: Bookbaby

ISBN: 194361203X

Category:

Page: 422

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It is the year 2305, life on Earth died 38 years ago⦠But for the 18,528 survivors living with the human hunts was only the first problem⦠With mankind's extinction is nearly at hand, two partners must unravel the secrets of legend⦠And find deliverance for humanity. Alec Shackleton's mission is spurred on by a legend, a theory, his murdered father taught him as a small lad: a human tribe, long before their time, had ventured to the stars in search of a new home. The lost tribe was the key to humanities salvation. If discovered, it would save the last vestiges of humanity from extermination. Dancer, a cobalt-blue alien-android-centaur with an entertainer background and a propensity for playing the alto sax, has a life debt he wants to pay. Alec's father Jack Shackleton had befriended him and helped him to attain his freedom. He blamed himself for the Jack's murder and felt an obligation to save Jack's people. Electra, who is stunning, but elusive. She knows far too much to simply be a peasant girl taken hostage. Her shadowy past includes a dark secret of a stolen technology that could ultimately save or destroy the world. The mysterious beauty's mission continues, but to what end, only time will tell. The galaxy has been ripped apart by feuding factions, including and the rancorous Koty horde lead by a traitor to the human race, Wolfgang Gray. He was 43 years old, but he looked 50, his body showing signs of the stress he was putting it through as he danced to the Koty's military march. This is a story 11,000 years in the making. Alec's mission to save humanity might come at a terrible cost, is the world worth saving if he loses Electra?

The Great Northern Express

Full of high and low comedy and rollicking adventures, this is part travel memoir, part autobiography, and pure, anarchic fun.

Author: Howard Frank Mosher

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307450951

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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From bestselling, nationally celebrated author Howard Frank Mosher, a wildly funny and deeply personal account of his three-month, 20,000-mile sojourn to discover what he loved enough to live for. Several months before novelist Howard Frank Mosher turned sixty-five, he learned that he had prostate cancer. Following forty-six intensive radiation treatments, Mosher set out alone in his twenty-year-old Chevy Celebrity on a monumental road trip and book tour across twenty-first-century America. From a chance meeting with an angry moose in northern New England to late-night walks on the wildest sides of America's largest cities, The Great Northern Express chronicles Mosher's escapades with an astonishing array of erudite bibliophiles, homeless hitchhikers, country crooners and strippers, and aspiring writers of all circumstances. Full of high and low comedy and rollicking adventures, this is part travel memoir, part autobiography, and pure, anarchic fun. From coast to coast and border to border, this unforgettable adventure of a top-notch American writer demonstrates that, sometimes, in order to know who we truly are, we must turn the wheel towards home.

A Writer s Journey

Appearing in Redford's movie led to writing for national magazines, and then to selling her first nonfiction book to a major New York publisher. Now Carren Strock lays out her improbable journey from ""not a writer"

Author: Carren Strock

Publisher:

ISBN: 1515423271

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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Go Teen Writers

We can’t make the process easy for you, but it’s our hope that this book will be a tool you can turn to time and time again when you’re thinking, “Okay … what’s next?” Includes tips for: -Getting published -Finding the right ...

Author: Stephanie Morrilll, Jill Williamson

Publisher: Novel Teen Press

ISBN: 9780988759428

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

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The question we hear most from new writers is, “How do I get published?” And the answer is: Respect your dream Every writer’s journey is different, yet as we’ve reflected on our experiences and those of the writers around us, we've seen time and time again that those who are successful are the ones who had the patience and endurance to stick with this writing thing. They didn't look for shortcuts (at least, not for long), nor did they quit after five, ten, or one hundred rejections. We can’t make the process easy for you, but it’s our hope that this book will be a tool you can turn to time and time again when you’re thinking, “Okay … what’s next?” Includes tips for: -Getting published -Finding the right agent -Book surgery -Thicker plots -Deeper characters -Richer settings -Weaving in theme -Dealing with people who don't get your writing

A Stranger s Journey

For writers of color, race and consciousness of their racial Other has always been an issue. This was not the case, as Morrison observes, for white writers, ...

Author: David Mura

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820353463

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Long recognized as a master teacher at writing programs like VONA, the Loft, and the Stonecoast MFA, with A Stranger's Journey, David Mura has written a book on creative writing that addresses our increasingly diverse American literature. Mura argues for a more inclusive and expansive definition of craft, particularly in relationship to race, even as he elucidates timeless rules of narrative construction in fiction and memoir. His essays offer technique-focused readings of writers such as James Baldwin, ZZ Packer, Maxine Hong Kingston, Mary Karr, and Garrett Hongo, while making compelling connections to Mura's own life and work as a Japanese American writer. In A Stranger's Journey, Mura poses two central questions. The first involves identity: How is writing an exploration of who one is and one's place in the world? Mura examines how the myriad identities in our changing contemporary canon have led to new challenges regarding both craft and pedagogy. Here, like Toni Morrison's Playing in the Dark or Jeff Chang's Who We Be, A Stranger's Journey breaks new ground in our understanding of the relationship between the issues of race, literature, and culture. The book's second central question involves structure: How does one tell a story? Mura provides clear, insightful narrative tools that any writer may use, taking in techniques from fiction, screenplays, playwriting, and myth. Through this process, Mura candidly explores the newly evolved aesthetic principles of memoir and how questions of identity occupy a central place in contemporary memoir.

George s Run

Our story is told mainly through the journey of one writer, George Clayton Johnson.Throughout this book, you follow along as comics journalist Henry Chamberlain patiently connects the dots in order to unravel the mystery behind the real ...

Author: Henry Chamberlain

Publisher:

ISBN: 1735315702

Category:

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GEORGE'S RUN is a graphic novel that tells the engaging story of George Clayton Johnson's pivotal role in the core group of science fiction and fantasy writers who wrote for The Twilight Zone and Star Trek, as well as his amazing novel, Logan's Run, co-written with William F. Nolan. George's story requires no prior knowledge but a happy leap of faith for anyone interested in a good story. This is a book about the art of storytelling and features some of the very best writers, including Ray Bradbury and Rod Serling. You will learn about these highly ambitious writers and how they found inspiration, especially their never-ending search for "a touch of strange." This book is a fun offbeat story about storytellers, the ones who worked on the original Twilight Zone, Star Trek, and beyond. This is a certain group of writers who blossomed in the 1950s and 1960s in and around Hollywood and redefined science fiction and dark fantasy. Our story is told mainly through the journey of one writer, George Clayton Johnson.Throughout this book, you follow along as comics journalist Henry Chamberlain patiently connects the dots in order to unravel the mystery behind the real George Clayton Johnson and his unlikely adventure going from a life of poverty and adversity to landing his big break as the co-writer of the Rat Pat classic, Ocean's Eleven. How did a scrawny kid from Wyoming end up friends with Frank Sinatra and then go on to secure a significant place in pop culture? This book will appeal to any age and be of great interest to numerous fans of pop culture. George was a firm believer in people power and grass roots fandom and was one of the early supporters of Comic-Con in San Diego.Follow the author at comicsgrinder.com and get updates at twilightzonegraphicnovel.com. George's Run offers a wealth of insight and facts in a madcap ride with a freewheeling zest. As Jeff Smith, the creator of Bone, has said, "It clearly is an act of passion!" File Under: Science Fiction, Young Adult, and Pop Culture.

Writes of Passage

In Writes of Passage, fifty-nine mystery authors offer the secrets that helped them navigate their success.

Author: Margaret Maron

Publisher:

ISBN: 194196222X

Category: Authorship

Page: 205

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COMPASSION, CONNECTION, AND INSPIRATION... The path of a writing career can be rocky and twisty and full of dead ends. But it's also well-traveled-and in Writes of Passage, fifty-nine mystery authors offer the secrets that helped them navigate their success. When you're in need of an author's roadmap, "pick up this book," as Hank Phillippi Ryan says in the introduction. "Open it to any page. The sisters of SinC have shared their personal journeys-and they have many tales to tell." These tales reveal the "Writes of Passage" every author encounters, and Sisters in Crime hopes these beautifully told experiences will guide you along your way. Praise for WRITES OF PASSAGE: "Every writer-beginner or bestseller-gets lost sometimes. Some days words don't flow and the path is hidden. Writes of Passage is a magic-box of wise words for those cloudy days. Like a lunch-date with all your funniest, kindest friends, this book will remind you of the joy of writing, inspire you to stick at it and remind you that you're not alone." - Catriona McPherson, Agatha, Macavity and Bruce-Winning Author of the Dandy Gilver Series and the Anthony-Nominated As She Left It "Writes of Passage is that centering book every author needs, whether multi-published or still striving, the one that captures our collective experience as writers with compassion, connection, and inspiration. Its insightful essays will surprise you and renew you every time you open it, for as long as your writer's journey continues." - Laura DiSilverio, 2014 President, Sisters in Crime; Author of the Lefty-Nominated Swift Investigations Series, the Mall Cop Series, and The Reckoning Stones (2015) Books in the Sisters in Crime The Writing Life Collection: WRITES OF PASSAGE: Adventures on the Writer's Journey BREAKING AND ENTERING: The Road to Success SHAMLESS PROMOTION FOR BRAZEN HUSSIES Part of the Henery Press Non-Fiction Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...

Internal Journey of a Writer

This book is unlike any other writing book you have read.

Author: Alysia Seymour

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781982238391

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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This book is unlike any other writing book you have read. Instead of talking about all the things you “should” do to write your novel, or “how-to” write your novel, Internal Journey of a Writer explores just that—the inner journey one must take if they want to find true wealth and success as an author. What does this look like? It’s a deeply spiritual journey that takes you within where you will discover the limitations you place on yourself—not only as a writer, but as a human-being—and how to break free from those limitations so that you can begin to see yourself as the author you want to be, RIGHT NOW. This book is a guide for those who have tried using tools and methods, no matter how great, to write their novel, only to find themselves spinning their wheels and never writing the book. Here, you will find no tools or checklists, but a clear understanding that everything you need to write your novel is within you already . . . and that’s exactly what this book will guide you in doing—writing your novel from the inside, out.

Perilous Path

You'll find the answers to these questions and many others in this book. SC Skillman offers valuable insight into the faith and hope that is vital for one who walks the perilous path into the 'promised land' of the writing profession.

Author: S. C. Skillman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 153732005X

Category:

Page: 126

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How do you find courage and motivation when your novel sinks in the middle? How do you stay focused as a writer through success and disappointment? How can great artists, musicians and psychologists give you inspiration? You'll find the answers to these questions and many others in this book. SC Skillman offers valuable insight into the faith and hope that is vital for one who walks the perilous path into the 'promised land' of the writing profession. Every chapter is an article previously published on the author's blog Inside the mind of a writer, in answer to FAQs aspiring writers type into search engines.

How Writers Journey to Comfort and Fluency

A Psychological Adventure Robert Boice. * How Writers Journey to Comfort and Fluency How Writers Journey.

Author: Robert Boice

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: UCSC:32106010424882

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 251

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Shows how a program of education, discussion, and therapy works for many writers in mastering ideas such as patience, pacing, motivation, and resilience.

The Successful Author Mindset Companion Workbook

This book collects the mindset issues that writers experience and offers antidotes to help you along the way. This WORKBOOK edition has places for you to write your answers to the questions inside.

Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher:

ISBN: 1912105764

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Being a writer is not just about typing. It's also about surviving the roller-coaster of the creative journey. This book collects the mindset issues that writers experience and offers antidotes to help you along the way. This WORKBOOK edition has places for you to write your answers to the questions inside.

Writer s Coffee House

Pull up a chair at the Writer's Coffee House, where 22 published authors share their experience and encouragement with fellow travelers on the writer's journey. By writers, for writers.

Author: Writing Academy

Publisher: Infinity Pub

ISBN: 0741496542

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Pull up a chair at the Writer's Coffee House, where 22 published authors share their experience and encouragement with fellow travelers on the writer's journey. By writers, for writers.

A Story Teller s Story

The autobiography of the great American author of Winesburg, Ohio explores his imaginative world and inner self as he describes growing up in the American Heartland and the Midwestern life and culture that informed his literary work.

Author: Sherwood Anderson

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472030833

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 442

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The autobiography of the great American author of Winesburg, Ohio explores his imaginative world and inner self as he describes growing up in the American Heartland and the Midwestern life and culture that informed his literary work. Reprint.

Discourse and the Other

First , in arguing that Afro - American writers can preserve in language the Afro ... Second , in assuming that the black writer's " journey back " and his ...

Author: W. Lawrence Hogue

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 082230676X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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The central thesis of Lawrence Hogue's book is that criticism of Afro-American literature has left out of account the way in which ideological pressures dictate the canon. This fresh approach to the study of the social, ideological, and political dynamics of the Afro-American literary text in the twentieth century, based on the Foucauldian concept of literature as social institution, examines the universalization that power effects, how literary texts are appropriated to meet ideological concerns and needs, and the continued oppression of dissenting voices. Hogue presents an illuminating discussion of the publication and review history of "major" and neglected texts. He illustrates the acceptance of texts as exotica, as sociological documents, or as carriers of sufficient literary conventions to receive approbation. Although the sixties movement allowed the text to move to the periphery of the dominant ideology, providing some new myths about the Afro-American historical past, this marginal position was subsequently sabotaged, co-opted, or appropriated (Afros became a fad; presidents gave the soul handshake; the hip-talking black was dressing one style and talking another.) This study includes extended discussion of four works; Ernest J. Gaines's The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Alice Walker's The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Albert Murray's Train Whistle Guitar, and Toni Morrison's Sula. Hogue assesses the informing worldviews of each and the extent and nature of their acceptance by the dominant American cultural apparatus.

Writers Rehab

A 12-Step Program For Writers Who Can't Get Their Acts Together D.B. Gilles ... in his classic work, The Writer's Journey, Mythic Structure for Writers, ...

Author: D.B. Gilles

Publisher: D.B. Gilles

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Writer’s Rehab is filled with tough love and unvarnished truths about the business of writing. D.B. Gilles gobsmacks both experienced and aspiring writers past self-delusion and towards productivity. "D.B. Gilles has discovered the eerie correspondences among the 12 stages of the Hero's Journey, the 12 steps of AA recovery, and the sometimes challenging experience of becoming a professional writer. In his earthy, human and extremely lucid style, he spells out how you can find much greater satisfaction and success in your writing through a 12-step approach. It's a must-read for writers who struggle with their art, which would be all of us." -Christopher Vogler, author, The Writers Journey “D.B Gilles offers tough, practical advice about the craft of writing. He gives a loving kick in the ass to help get the writer started and encouragement to keep the writer on track throughout the creative process. He identifies the many hurdles a writer faces and offers solutions to overcome those hurdles” -Matt Williams, Creator, Rosanne, co-creator, Home Improvement "Trust me, there isn't a writer alive -- a veteran or a newcomer -- who hasn't had to wrestle with the inner demons that DB Gilles neatly identifies, skewers, and exorcises in this compact but indispensable book. I will keep it at my elbow for the next time I am laid low by any one of these persistent little bastards, which will probably be sometime this afternoon. We writers are a highly neurotic and fragile bunch, and we need all the help we can get!" -Robert Masello, bestselling author, The Romanov Cross "One of the first great reliefs of becoming a working TV writer was seeing those days when even a room of talented comedy vets hit the occasional wall. It meant that it sometimes happens to the best of us and made me feel better when it’d later happen to me on my own. Writers Rehab is an amazing new tool at conquering the one thing that frightens every writer -- the blank page. Welcome to rehab!" -Scott Marder, co-executive producer, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia “Using a fiercely honest, psychological approach, DB shares his own experiences and knowledge about the creative and personal struggles that writers go through. Writers Rehab will surely become a must-have bible that writers will turn to for inspiration and guidance during periods of stagnation and self-doubt.” -Donna Rothstein, Psychotherapist and writer “D.B. Gilles has done it again by taking all writers to..."Writers Rehab"! I was convinced after hundreds of screenwriting and how-to writing books on The Writers Store shelves, there was nothing left to say. Wrong!!! D.B. beams a new spotlight on writing disciplines by giving us new tricks of the trade for all wordsmiths. Speaking from a forty year career of writing and professing, with my right hand palm in the air, I tell you D.B. Gilles and his "Writers Rehab" is better than as good as it gets! Applause, applause!! " -Dr. Lew Hunter, screenwriter, author of Lew Hunter’s Screenwriting 434, Chairman UCLA Screenwriting Department “In every page there's a real nugget of information to not only improve the work but make the work possible. Anyone who is struggling with the pain of dependency on script writing, Writers Rehab is for you This is one of the few books I've read that I can wholeheartedly recommend to my students and know that they will be better writers because of reading it.” -Mick Casale, Graduate Film Department, Tisch School of the Arts