Thinking Like a Writer

Author: Stephen V. Armstrong

Publisher: Practising Law Inst

ISBN: 1402403186

Category: Law

Page: 415

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This is a different kind of book about legal writing. It assumes its readers are good writers who have already absorbed most of the usual advice about legal writing. But they may lack the intellectual framework for 'thinking like a writer' with the same incisiveness with which they think like a lawyer. This book provides that framework. It focuses on the underlying principles for communicating complicated information clearly and for establishing your credibility with demanding audiences. As a result, it helps to transform good writers into first-rate ones, and to make them far more efficient and powerful editors of their own writing and of others' drafts. Its unique approach will benefit supervising lawyers who do more editing than writing, as well as lawyers who do their own drafting.

Think Like a Writer

Think Like a Writer will corral your writing ideas—and saddle up the stories you've always wanted to write.

Author: Tom Bentley

Publisher:

ISBN: 1927967473

Category: Electronic books

Page: 169

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Think Like a Writer will corral your writing ideas—and saddle up the stories you've always wanted to write. Do you love language, and how words work to thrill, convince, dazzle, excite? Every writer, whether a beginner or a veteran, has a combination of perspective, experience and ability that produces a point of view that's theirs alone. Think Like a Writer supplies tools, strategies and prompts that will bring your unique perspective to life on the page. Whether you tell your stories to your children, your business partners, your customers or the world, this book can help you tell them with eloquence, power and persuasion. And in the voice that's uniquely your own. With humor and clarity, Think Like a Writer will jump-start your writing work and writing play. Writing should be an exploration, a drawing from your well, not some clotted drudgery! (And sometimes you can even make a living doing that exploring.).

How to Think Like a Writer

Using this book, you will to learn more about the habit of writing.

Author: Louise Tondeur

Publisher:

ISBN: 1999805496

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 130

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Using this book, you will to learn more about the habit of writing. You will think about how to write, and how to create, and you'll to try out you lots of practical activities along the way. You will end up with your own writers' toolkit - a set of tools you can use again and again in your writing life.

Words Into Flesh

Focusing on the deep essentials common to all good writing, . this text provides a psychological and philosophical dis-. covery of how writers think.

Author: Kevin Hall

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Primis Custom Pub

ISBN: 0072892005

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

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Focusing on the deep essentials common to all good writing, . this text provides a psychological and philosophical dis-. covery of how writers think. It teaches students how to. use their creativity and imagination to generate endless. ideas for true stories worth telling

Borderlands of Science

Charles Sheffield, an internationally respected scientist and an equally renowned science fiction writer, whom The Washington Post and others have compared to Arthur C. Clarke, surveys with an expert eye the current state of physics, ...

Author: Charles Sheffield

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000044136048

Category: Science

Page: 367

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The science fiction writer explores the territories that science is just beginning to penetrate, in a prescient book about the future of scientific inquiry

How to Read Like a Writer

What is it about the way this text is written that makes you feel and respond the way you do?

Author: Mike Bunn

Publisher: The Saylor Foundation

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 17

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When you Read Like a Writer (RLW) you work to identify some of the choices the author made so that you can better understand how such choices might arise in your own writing. The idea is to carefully examine the things you read, looking at the writerly techniques in the text in order to decide if you might want to adopt similar (or the same) techniques in your writing. You are reading to learn about writing. Instead of reading for content or to better understand the ideas in the writing (which you will automatically do to some degree anyway), you are trying to understand how the piece of writing was put together by the author and what you can learn about writing by reading a particular text. As you read in this way, you think about how the choices the author made and the techniques that he/she used are influencing your own responses as a reader. What is it about the way this text is written that makes you feel and respond the way you do?

Think Like a Freak

From the rule-breaking authors of international bestsellers Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, this is the ultimate guide to how to Think Like a Freak The Freakonomics books have come to stand for something: challenging conventional wisdom ...

Author: Steven D. Levitt

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781846147562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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From the rule-breaking authors of international bestsellers Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, this is the ultimate guide to how to Think Like a Freak The Freakonomics books have come to stand for something: challenging conventional wisdom; using data rather than emotion to answer questions; and learning to unravel the world's secret codes. Now Levitt and Dubner have gathered up what they have learned and turned it into a readable and practical toolkit for thinking differently - thinking, that is, like a Freak. Whether you are interested in the best way to improve your odds in penalty kicks, or in major global reforms, here is a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems. Along the way, you'll learn how the techniques of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion can help you, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they're from Nigeria, and why Van Halen's demanding tour contract banning brown M&Ms was really a safety measure. You'll learn why sometimes it's best to put away your moral compass, and smarter to think like a child. You will be given a master class in incentives-because for better or worse, incentives rule our world. And you will learn to quit before you fail, because you can't solve tomorrow's problem if you aren't willing to abandon today's dud. Levitt and Dubner see the world like no one else. Now you can too. Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing - and so much fun to read.

Thinking Like a Romance Writer

This reference book is filled to the brim with words and phrases gathered from hundreds of bestselling romance novels. Using this book you will be able to describe intimate encounters of every kind without breaking a sweat.

Author: Dahlia Evans

Publisher:

ISBN: 1499760108

Category: Romance fiction

Page: 100

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"This invaluable resource is a must have for any aspiring romance writer!" In the world of romance writing, one of the most important components in an author's repertoire is their use of descriptive words and phrases. This aspect of romance writing is so often neglected, usually with disastrous results; a novel that reads like a badly written script. Fortunately, there's now a way for any writer, regardless of their experience, to get a huge head-start writing in this profitable genre. It's a secret resource that romance writers don't want you to know about! Dahlia Evans has compiled a romance writing thesaurus unlike anything ever published. This reference book is filled to the brim with words and phrases gathered from hundreds of bestselling romance novels. Using this book you will be able to describe intimate encounters of every kind without breaking a sweat. Inside You'll Discover: # 8,500 words and phrases sorted into 37 categories. # Thousands of words you can use to describe each part of the body. # Words that describe each of the five senses; taste, touch, sight, sound, smell. # Words to describe feelings and emotions. # Words that describe facial expressions. # Hundreds of words to describe intimacy. 'Thinking Like A Romance Writer' is the culmination of hundreds of hours of research and is a book destined to become a classic in the field of romance writing instruction.

Author And Selling Books Online

It’s easy, by thinking like a property developer!! Award winning author Jonathan Drane reveals his adventure into the world of writing from a thirty year background in property development and multi-million dollar corporate deals.

Author: Jonathan Drane

Publisher: Greenshoot Investments Pty

ISBN:

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Think Like a Publisher The truth is that if you think like a writer you may never see your manuscript as publishers would see it. If you think like a publisher you may never have written the manuscript in the first place. How do you act out both these parts? It’s easy, by thinking like a property developer!! Award winning author Jonathan Drane reveals his adventure into the world of writing from a thirty year background in property development and multi-million dollar corporate deals. He finds the way to publish his works is not to think like a publisher and certainly not like a writer. Learn Jonathan’s secrets in a process he calls ’book development’ which will help you to self publish your own books, become the master of your own destiny and attract attention to your book and your brand. Through his e-book 'Think Like a Publisher', Jonathan introduces you to the key principles he uses in his business model, as well as an introduction to his on-line knowledge base ‘The Author’s Friend’ which helps you to build your own model step by step, at a minimal cost.

Think Like a White Man

A bold, satirical humour book on how to achieve success like a Great White Male, which Benjamin Zephaniah called "the work of a true mastermind"

Author: Boulé Whytelaw, III

Publisher:

ISBN: 1786894408

Category: Humor

Page: 256

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'This book rewarded me with dark, dry chuckles on every page' Reni Eddo-Lodge'Hilarious . . . This original approach to discussing race is funny, intellectual and timely' Independent'The work of a true mastermind' Benjamin ZephaniahI learned early on that, for me as a black professional, to rise through the ranks and really attain power, I needed to adopt the most ruthless of mindsets possible: the mindset of the White Man who would tear your cheek from your face before he even considered turning his one first.

How to Think Like an Officer

This is a deeply learned and insightful book, one that cites Lincoln, Grant, Patton, Eisenhower, Marshall, and Churchill as easily as Sun Tzu and Clausewitz, not to mention Homer, Plato, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Wilfred Owen, Robert ...

Author: Reed Bonadonna

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780811769372

Category: History

Page: 316

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The U.S. military invests heavily in time and resources to train its officers to be leaders in the broadest sense – forming them not only in military art and science (strategy, tactics, command, etc.), but also in humanistic knowledge, character, and values, as well as how to apply this education on a lightning-fast battlefield or within an inertially slow bureaucracy. The military develops its leaders, at the service academies and in ROTC programs, through very specific but also broad and deep education – a way of thinking that also has wide application in the civilian world, not only in various professional fields that need leaders and thinkers, but also among military history enthusiasts who want to understand how officers have thought across time and among American citizens who want – and, really, need – to understand how our military leaders think, how they advise presidents, how they lead on the battlefield. In a genre-busting book that spans Stackpole’s two longstanding military programs – reference and history – Reed Bonadonna describes how officers think, how they ought to think, how they develop their skills, and how they can improve these skills, as well as how average civilians and citizens can learn from the example of military officers and their program of education. Bonadonna draws from military history, from military arts and science, from literature and science and more, to show how officers develop their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. A military officer is often called upon to be not only fighter and leader, but also negotiator, organizer, planner and preparer, teacher, writer, scientist, and advisor, and needs broad learning. This is a deeply learned and insightful book, one that cites Lincoln, Grant, Patton, Eisenhower, Marshall, and Churchill as easily as Sun Tzu and Clausewitz, not to mention Homer, Plato, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, George Orwell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Joseph Heller, Phil Klay, and even Jane Austen. The book is descriptive as well as prescriptive and should find eager readers inside the military (where officers take seriously their professional education and their professional reading lists) as well as outside, where many look to the military, to military reading lists, and to military history, to glean lessons for life and work.

Writing Analytically

Rosenwasser and Stephen emphasize analysis as a mode of enriching understanding that precedes and in some cases supplants argument. Materials in the eighth edition are better integrated, more contextualized and--when possible--condensed.

Author: David Rosenwasser

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337672429

Category: Education

Page: 384

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WRITING ANALYTICALLY treats writing as a tool of thought, offering prompts that lead students through the process of analysis and help them to generate original, well-developed ideas. The authors of this brief, popular rhetoric believe that learning to write well requires learning to use writing as a tool to think well. Rosenwasser and Stephen emphasize analysis as a mode of enriching understanding that precedes and in some cases supplants argument. Materials in the eighth edition are better integrated, more contextualized and--when possible--condensed. A new chapter, Thinking Like a Writer, contains a broad array of strategies for integrating opportunities for writing into a course. It makes explicit a subtext that pervades the book: that to think of yourself as a writer is to see more, to think differently and to engage the meaning of things more earnestly. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Journal of Developmental Education

What sorts of information or data must be collected or analyzed to solve the
problems that writers face ? 3. What kinds of judgments or assessments are
made by writers ? 4. What key assumptions underlie thinking like a writer ? 5.
What kinds ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006083445

Category: College teaching

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Think Like a Molecule

Chuck Champlin, a writer, journalist, and former Walt Disney Co. communications executive, seeks inspiration via deep imaginative journeys into the infinitely vast and invisibly tiny realms of the cosmos in this small book with a big ...

Author: Chuck Champlin

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480865617

Category: Self-Help

Page: 108

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Despite their complex structures, molecules most likely do not take time to ponder the ways they fit into the big scheme of things. They just are. But when zillions of molecules bond into organized, functional systems, we get everything, including you and me—and some seven billion others. Chuck Champlin, a writer, journalist, and former Walt Disney Co. communications executive, seeks inspiration via deep imaginative journeys into the infinitely vast and invisibly tiny realms of the cosmos in this small book with a big message. In observing molecular assemblies, we can see that physical matter came together, possibly all on its own, to create life and thinking minds. It is profound that our minds, perhaps born from accidental creativity, can intentionally assemble marvelous new things. To think like a molecule is to be aware of the physical foundations in matter that have given rise to our thoughts—and from there, it's onward into the realm of pure imagination and the twinkling stars of our infinite potential.

How to Get a Break as a Writer

I do feel that a lot of people who fancy themselves as writers aren't prepared to
lock themselves away day in day out, year in year out, and wrestle with their work
long enough or hard enough. To me it's like training to be an athlete – you aren't
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Author: Neil Nixon

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781848765641

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

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How to Get a Break as a Writer deals with an area of writing for a living that remains virtually untouched by most other titles. This is a book about getting breaks, making your own luck and getting hopeful writers to the stage of being taken seriously. It is not a book that tells you how to write your novel, but instead focusses on the range of paid writing opportunities that exist for budding writers. Honest, insightful and challenging, How To Get a Break as a Writer tells it like it is, pulls no punches and delivers a series of chapters setting out the problems faced by aspiring writers. Packed with examples of success and failure, How to Get a Break as a Writer could be your ticket to a new dimension in your writing life.

Thinking Like Your Editor

Filled with insider and trade secrets, explains how to tailor academic writing to a general readership without losing ideas and offers tips on how to get a book published.

Author: Susan Rabiner

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393038920

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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Filled with insider and trade secrets, explains how to tailor academic writing to a general readership without losing ideas and offers tips on how to get a book published.

Think Like a Breadwinner

And if women do end up the main breadwinners, they've been conditioned to feel reluctant and unprepared to manage the role. In Think Like a Breadwinner, financial expert Jennifer Barrett reframes what it really means to be a breadwinner.

Author: Jennifer Barrett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593327906

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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A new kind of manifesto for the working woman, with tips on building wealth and finding balance, as well as inspiration for harnessing the freedom and power that comes from a breadwinning mindset. Nearly half of working women in the United States are now their household's main breadwinner. And yet, the majority of women still aren't being brought up to think like breadwinners. In fact, they're actually discouraged--by institutional bias and subconscious beliefs--from building their own wealth, pursuing their full earning potential, and providing for themselves and others financially. The result is that women earn less, owe more, and have significantly less money saved and invested for the future than men do. And if women do end up the main breadwinners, they've been conditioned to feel reluctant and unprepared to manage the role. In Think Like a Breadwinner, financial expert Jennifer Barrett reframes what it really means to be a breadwinner. By dismantling the narrative that women don't--and shouldn't--take full financial responsibility to create the lives they want, she reveals not only the importance of women building their own wealth, but also the freedom and power that comes with it. With concrete practical tools, as well as examples from her own journey, Barrett encourages women to reclaim, rejoice in, and aspire to the role of breadwinner like never before.

You Should Really Write a Book

Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold—conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir—while dealing with the complicated emotions that arise during the creation of ...

Author: Regina Brooks

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250015662

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold—conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir—while dealing with the complicated emotions that arise during the creation of your work. If you've ever been told that "You should really write a book" and you've decided to give it a try, this book is for you. It hones in on the three key measures necessary for aspiring authors to conceptualize, sell, and market their memoirs. Written especially for those who don't happen to be celebrities You Should Really Write a Book reveals why and how so many relatively unknown memoirists are making a name for themselves. With references to more than four hundred books and six memoir categories, this is essential reading for anyone wanting to write a commercially viable memoir in today's vastly changing publishing industry. The days are long gone when editors and agents were willing to take on a manuscript simply because it was based on a "good" idea or even because it was well written. With eyes focused on the bottom line, they now look for skilled and creative authors with an established audience, too. Brooks and Richardson use the latest social networking, marketing, and promotional trends and explain how to conceptualize and strategize campaigns that cause buzz, dramatically fueling word-of-mouth and attracting attention in the publishing world and beyond. Full of current examples and in-depth analysis, this guide explains what sells and why, teaches writers to think like publishers, and offers guidance on dealing with complicated emotions—essential tools for maximizing memoir success.

Think Like an Entrepreneur

This book will act as a personal coach for entrepreneurs. Discover the psychology behind starting your own business and how to overcome the psychological difficulties that can arise as the business grows.

Author: Robbie Steinhouse

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 027371838X

Category: Entrepreneurship

Page: 188

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This book will act as a personal coach for entrepreneurs. Discover the psychology behind starting your own business and how to overcome the psychological difficulties that can arise as the business grows.