The Writer s Source Book

This is a technical manual ideal for any writer who needs to build, fix, polish or perfect their storyline. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story.

Author: Chris Sykes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473688483

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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LEARN NEW AND INSPIRING WAYS OF LIFTING YOUR CREATIVE WRITING. Is your creative writing in need of inspiration? Do you need confidence to create watertight plots and believable characters? The Writer's Source Book provides dozens of practical exercises to help you create storylines, craft people and generate ideas, with support and creative insight for every stage. It will give you support in identifying your genre and crafting your work around it, and help you to understand the complexities of plot and character before beginning to create your own. Inspired and inspiring exercises will help you master the structure of your book, story or play, while focused and innovative advise will help those who have run into trouble. This is a technical manual ideal for any writer who needs to build, fix, polish or perfect their storyline. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Italian Women Writers

"This important work, effectively presenting a wealth of new material, is suitable for all Italian literature and women's studies collections." ARBA

Author: Rinaldina Russell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313283478

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 476

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"This important work, effectively presenting a wealth of new material, is suitable for all Italian literature and women's studies collections." ARBA

Multicultural Writers from Antiquity to 1945

This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries for more than 100 world writers from antiquity to 1945, who were significantly influenced by cultures other than their own.

Author: Valeria Tocco

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313306877

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 497

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This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries for more than 100 world writers from antiquity to 1945, who were significantly influenced by cultures other than their own. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides a brief biography, a discussion of multicultural themes and contexts, a summary of the author's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies. The entries focus on the socio-historical circumstances that led to the author's exile, emigration, religious conversion, education, and travel or residence in a foreign country.

The Yahoo Style Guide

The rapid growth of the Web has meant having to rely on style guides intended for print publishing, but these guides do not address the new challenges of communicating online. Enter The Yahoo! Style Guide.

Author: Chris Barr

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429922168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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WWW may be an acronym for the World Wide Web, but no one could fault you for thinking it stands for wild, wild West. The rapid growth of the Web has meant having to rely on style guides intended for print publishing, but these guides do not address the new challenges of communicating online. Enter The Yahoo! Style Guide. From Yahoo!, a leader in online content and one of the most visited Internet destinations in the world, comes the definitive reference on the essential elements of Web style for writers, editors, bloggers, and students. With topics that range from the basics of grammar and punctuation to Web-specific ways to improve your writing, this comprehensive resource will help you: - Shape your text for online reading - Construct clear and compelling copy - Write eye-catching and effective headings - Develop your site's unique voice - Streamline text for mobile users - Optimize webpages to boost your chances of appearing in search results - Create better blogs and newsletters - Learn easy fixes for your writing mistakes - Write clear user-interface text This essential sourcebook—based on internal editorial practices that have helped Yahoo! writers and editors for the last fifteen years—is now at your fingertips.

The Screenwriter s Sourcebook

Written for both new and experienced writers, this comprehensive marketing guide offers advice and tips needed by writers to succeed in the film and television industries.

Author: Michael Haddad

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781569765166

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Written for both new and experienced writers, this comprehensive marketing guide offers advice and tips needed by writers to succeed in the film and television industries. Focusing on the business of writing, it gives writers the unabashed truth about the film industry, and advice on how to get scripts to the gatekeepers of the studios and read by agents. Comprehensive listings of contests, fellowships, grants, and development opportunities from an industry expert provide specific information on securing a healthy writing career. This extensive resource also includes guidelines regarding copyrights, sources for emergency funds, a listing of online resources, information on writers' colonies and retreats, and more.

Writers and Philosophers

Author: Edmund J. Thomas

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015018852742

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 269

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This book provides strong guidance to teachers and students of literature that gives them a greater understanding of the philosophical influences on more than 100 major literary figures. The text describes philosophical influences reflected in their writings as well as references to philosophical works that are known to have played a part in their intellectual and aesthetic development.

Spanish Women Writers

Author: Linda Gould Levine

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025183596

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 596

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"...The well-written essays represent a variety of viewpoints, and the work clearly fills a bibliographic gap in Spanish literature for both newer writers and established authors revisited. It deserves a place in all such collections, especially for English-reading audiences." RQ

French Women Writers

French Women Writers now becomes widely available in this Bison Book edition.

Author: Eva Martin Sartori

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803292244

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 632

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Marie de France, Mme. De Sävignä, and Mme. De Lafayette achieved international reputations during periods when women in other European countries were able to write only letters, translations, religious tracts, and miscellaneous fragments. There were obstacles, but French women writers were more or less sustained and empowered by the French culture. Often unconventional in their personal lives and occupied with careers besides writing?as educators, painters, actresses, preachers, salon hostesses, labor organizers?these women did not wait for Simone de Beauvoir to tell them to make existential choices and have "projects in the world." French Women Writers describes the lives and careers of fifty-two literary figures from the twelfth century to the late twentieth. All the contributors are recognized authorities. Some of their subjects, like Colette and George Sand, are celebrated, and others are just now gaining critical notice. From Christine de Pizan and Marguerite de Navarre to Rachilde and Häl_ne Cixous, from Louise Labe to Marguerite Duras?these women speak through the centuries to issues of gender, sexuality, and language. French Women Writers now becomes widely available in this Bison Book edition.

Romance Writer s Sourcebook

Offers advice on choosing agents, developing characters, and marketing your writing and includes lists of resources, conferences, organizations, and contests

Author: David H. Borcherding

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 0898797268

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 378

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Offers advice on choosing agents, developing characters, and marketing your writing and includes lists of resources, conferences, organizations, and contests

Modern Irish Writers

An opening essay surveys the critical response to Irish literature after 1885, and an extensive bibliography concludes the volume.

Author: Alexander G. Gonzalez

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313295573

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 457

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The Irish Renaissance began around 1885 and arguably has continued to the present day, with no apparent sign of coming to an end. The period has produced some of the richest literature in Irish history, and authors such as Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, and Seamus Heaney are among the leading writers of the twentieth century. This reference provides alphabetically arranged entries for more than 70 modern Irish writers. Each entry includes a brief biography, a discussion of the author's major works and themes, an overview of the writer's critical reception, and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources. An opening essay surveys the critical response to Irish literature after 1885, and an extensive bibliography concludes the volume.

Catholic Women Writers

The first reference of its kind, Catholic Women Writers provides biographical, critical, and bibliographical entries on 64 Catholic women writers from around the world and across the centuries.

Author: Mary R. Reichardt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313311471

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

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Women have been writing in the Catholic tradition since early medieval times, yet no single volume has brought together critical evaluations of their works until now. The first reference of its kind, Catholic Women Writers provides biographical, critical, and bibliographical entries on 64 Catholic women writers from around the world and across the centuries. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and is designed to acquaint the reader with the author, her major works, her Catholic and women's themes, and her critical reception. An introductory essay places the authors in the context and tradition of Catholic writing, and a selected, general bibliography lists works for further reading.

American Women Writers 1900 1945

The volume reflects the diversity of American culture through its coverage of African American, Native American, Mexican American, and Chinese American women writers.

Author: Laurie Champion

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313309434

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 407

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Women writers have been traditionally excluded from literary canons, not until recently have scholars begun to rediscover or discover neglected women writers and their works. This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries on 58 American women authors who wrote between 1900 and 1945, a period that embraces two major artistic movements, Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a review of the author's critical reception, and extensive primary and secondary bibliographies. The volume reflects the diversity of American culture through its coverage of African American, Native American, Mexican American, and Chinese American women writers.

The Crime Writer s Sourcebook

A reference book which examines a number of real-life crimes in order to provide ideas and inspiration for those wishing to write crime or criminology books. It is written by the author of CRIME WRITER'S HANDBOOK.

Author: Douglas Wynn

Publisher:

ISBN: 0749004614

Category: Reference

Page: 122

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A reference book which examines a number of real-life crimes in order to provide ideas and inspiration for those wishing to write crime or criminology books. It is written by the author of CRIME WRITER'S HANDBOOK.

Writers of the Indian Diaspora

A brief appendix lists writers with place of birth and places of domicle. The introduction to the volume discusses theoretical issues pertinent to Indian diasporic studies.

Author: Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:49015003018828

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 468

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The fifty-eight writers included in this new sourcebook have roots in India but represent diverse geographical areas of the Indian Diaspora: from the South Pacific to South America, from the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Singapore to the cities and suburbs of London, New York, Johannesburg, and Toronto. Their lives, works, and themes are examined individually but with attention to their shared diasporic consciousness as manifested in their literary productions. Included are major international figures such as V.S. Naipaul, and Salman Rushdie and talented emerging writers. Each entry begins with relevant biographical information, offers an interpretive summary of the major works, provides an overview of the critical reception, and concludes with primary and secondary bibliographies. A brief appendix lists writers with place of birth and places of domicle. The introduction to the volume discusses theoretical issues pertinent to Indian diasporic studies.

Postcolonial African Writers

This reference book surveys the richness of postcolonial African literature.

Author: Siga Fatima Jagne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136593970

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 525

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This reference book surveys the richness of postcolonial African literature. The volume begins with an introductory essay on postcolonial criticism and African writing, then presents alphabetically arranged profiles of some 60 writers, including Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Doris Lessing, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Tahbar Ben Jelloun, among others. Each entry includes a brief biography, a discussion of major works and themes that appear in the author's writings, an overview of the critical response to the author's work, and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources. These profiles are written by expert contributors and reflect many different perspectives. The volume concludes with a selected general bibliography of the most important critical works on postcolonial African literature.

Spanish American Women Writers

The other surveys Latina writers in the United States, an area not otherwise encompassed in the scope of this volume. Appendixes classify the writers in the main body of the work by birth date, country, and genre.

Author: Diane E. Marting

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313251940

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 645

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superb and indispensable. . . . this guide should serve to introduce a rich lode to scholarly miners of the Latin American literary tradition. Highly recommended. Choice Containing contributions by more than fifty scholars, this volume, the second of Diane Marting's edited works on the women of the literature of Spanish America, consists of analytical and biographical studies of fifty of the most important women writers of Latin America from the seventeenth century to the present. The writers covered in the individual essays represent most Spanish-speaking American nations and a variety of literary genres. Each essay provides biographical and career information, discusses the major themes in the body of work, and surveys criticism, ending with a detailed bibliography of works by the writer, works available in translation if applicable, and works about the writer. The editor's tripartite introduction freely associates themes and images with/about/for the works of Spanish American women writers; explains the history and process of the collaborative effort that this volume represents; and traces some feminist concerns that recur in the essays, providing commentary, analysis, suggestions for further research, and hypotheses to be tested. Two general essays complete the volume. The first examines the oral testimony of contemporary Indian women outside of the literary tradition, women whose words have been recorded by others. The other surveys Latina writers in the United States, an area not otherwise encompassed in the scope of this volume. Appendixes classify the writers in the main body of the work by birth date, country, and genre. Also included is a bibliography of reference works and general criticism on the Latin American woman writer, and title and subject indexes. This book addresses the needs of students, translators, and general readers, as well as scholars, by providing a general reference work in the area of Spanish American literature. As such, it belongs in the reference collections of all libraries serving scholars and students of Latin American and women's studies and literature.