Thinking Like a Writer

This is a different kind of book about legal writing.

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.

How to Think Like a Writer

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

Author: Louise Tondeur


ISBN: 1999805496

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 130

View: 206


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.

Think Like A Publisher

I do not write any fiction, venting this need instead through verse, which I write in
the form of short stories. ... this as my first book and as a novice writer. If I am to
attempt ... Another E-Guide from The Author's Friend 16 Think Like A Publisher?-

Author: Jonathan Drane

Publisher: Greenshoot Investments Pty




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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 Publisher

First, find someone who will tell you what they think about your writing without
any inhibitions. ... They are not in love with you, and they are not concerned
about stroking your ego; they are only interested in helping you get better as a

Author: Randy Davila

Publisher: Hierophant Publishing

ISBN: 9781938289170

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 473


Straight Talk from a Publisher The publishing world has changed! An explosion in printed books, E-books, and self-publishing has contributed to more new titles coming to market than ever before. With so much happening, how does a new author stand out from the crowd? Not to mention turn a profit. In Think Like a Publisher: 33 Essential Tips to Write, Promote, and Sell Your Book, Randy Davila, President of Hampton Roads Publishing & Hierophant Publishing, explains the nuances of the publishing industry in plain English, and gives authors all the tools necessary to be successful in today’s rapidly changing publishing world. Broken down into three easy to follow categories of Editorial, Marketing, and Business specific tips, Think Like a Publisher offers invaluable insight into how publishers think about manuscripts, marketing, and their partnership with the author. You will also learn: What publishers (and readers!) look for in a manuscript The most common new author writing mistakes—and how to avoid them The makings of a great book title and cover The pros and cons of self-publishing vs. traditional publishing How to build your author platform and gain a following The ins and outs of the business side of publishing—contracts, royalties, agents, and more! For any writer who has felt intimidated by the prospect of bringing a book into the world, Think Like a Publisher offers a one-stop guide to understanding the publishing industry and what it takes to make your book a success!

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


ISBN: 1499760108

Category: Romance fiction

Page: 100

View: 518


"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.

Writing Like Writers

Guiding Elementary Children Through a Writer's Workshop Kay Johnson, Pamela
K. Westcott, Pamela V. Westkott. • Does it make a connection to ... Ask students to
think,“Who are these people in the picture? What might they be thinking or ...

Author: Kay Johnson


ISBN: 9781593630003

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 671


Build a classroom of excited, talented young writers. This wonderful teaching resource offers a complete approach to creating a classroom of enthusiastic, skillful student writers. The authors provide a comprehensive approach to teaching writing in the classroom. This book offers the strategies teachers need to teach writing skills that meet national standards and produce excellent results from children. Topics addressed in this guidebook include: creating the writing classroom, teaching the writing process, teaching effective writing strategies, teaching elements of story structure, teaching the advanced craft of writing, and using a writers' workshop to teach good writing. Writing is a great differentiator. During the writers' workshop, each student is engaged in meaningful ways. Pulling together more than three decades of practical experience and research on the best strategies for teaching writing, Writing Like Writers offers a friendly, easy-to-use guide for any teacher seeking to build a classroom of successful writers.

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


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

Then came SuperFreakonomics, a documentary film, an award-winning podcast, and more. Now, with Think Like a Freak, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have written their most revolutionary book yet.

Author: Steven D. Levitt

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062218360

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 388


The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics changed the way we see the world, exposing the hidden side of just about everything. Then came SuperFreakonomics, a documentary film, an award-winning podcast, and more. Now, with Think Like a Freak, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have written their most revolutionary book yet. With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, they take us inside their thought process and teach us all to think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally—to think, that is, like a Freak. Levitt and Dubner offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems, whether your interest lies in minor lifehacks or major global reforms. As always, no topic is off-limits. They range from business to philanthropy to sports to politics, all with the goal of retraining your brain. Along the way, you’ll learn the secrets of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, and why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they’re from Nigeria. Some of the steps toward thinking like a Freak: First, put away your moral compass—because it’s hard to see a problem clearly if you’ve already decided what to do about it. Learn to say “I don’t know”—for until you can admit what you don’t yet know, it’s virtually impossible to learn what you need to. Think like a child—because you’ll come up with better ideas and ask better questions. Take a master class in incentives—because for better or worse, incentives rule our world. Learn to persuade people who don’t want to be persuaded—because being right is rarely enough to carry the day. Learn to appreciate the upside of quitting—because you can’t solve tomorrow’s problem if you aren’t willing to abandon today’s dud. Levitt and Dubner plainly 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.

Act Like a Label Think Like a Manager

(b) Writer acknowledges that Publisher may retitle, arrange and otherwise edit,
translate, revise and adapt the words and music of the Composition. In the event
that Publisher shall create or cause to be created a separately copyrightable ...

Author: CEO Sid

Publisher: CEO Sid

ISBN: 9781484988756


Page: 138

View: 279


The Rap game is the new American Dream. Opportunity doesn't always come knocking, so aspiring rappers must take the bull by the horns and learn how to be in charge of their own rodeo show. CEO Sid explains how an unsigned rapper can start a company, build a buzz, get radio airplay and lots more all by acting like a label and thinking like a manager. Included in this book are sample contracts and a listing of record companies.

Scaffolding Literacy

By contrast, the learner writing about 'last Thursday night, with the wind howling
like wolves ...' is clearly beginning to creatively play with ... This learner is already
beginning to 'think like a writer'. The high level of integration of literacy tasks ...

Author: Beverley Axford

Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research

ISBN: 9780864318367

Category: Education

Page: 106

View: 601


Scaffolding Literacy describes an alternative approach to literacy teaching in primary schools based on the principles of explicit teaching regarding how authors use words to convey meaning. The book provides a detailed description of the scaffolding literacy teaching sequence and related strategies developed at the University of Canberra (Australia) over two decades. It explains why the scaffolding literacy approach enables learners to understand the reading, language studies, and writing tasks assigned to them in schools better.

The Positively Productive Writer

Friends and family don't think like writers, so they can't judge like a writer. As a
result, they don't give feedback like a writer. I still go to that same writers' group
now and I also go to another one. I enjoy the regular fix with my fellow writing ...

Author: Simon Whaley

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846948527

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

View: 207


‘My piece was rejected. I should give up writing, yes?’ NO! The Positively Productive Writer offers practical techniques to help writers reject rejection and fulfil their writing dreams. It's not a how to write book, but a motivational how to be a positively-thinking writer. The more positive a writer is, the more productive they can be, and it is productive writers who become successful writers. Drawing upon this bestselling author's own experiences, The Positively Productive Writer guides writers in how to: Identifying their own goals and break them down into achievable steps. Learn how to cope with, and overcome, rejection. Use techniques to create a positive frame of mind before starting to write. Find more time to write. Understand the difference between right brain and left brain activity. Discover which setting, time or environment helps them to be more productive as a writer. Try techniques for quick, positive ways to publication. Try different networking methods. There are some days when writers find it easier to sit down and write, than others. The Positively Productive Writer is for those other days.

How to Think Like Einstein

A tantalising mixture of biography-cum-self-help book, this is an accessible, if unusual, analysis of Einstein's thinking- Good Book Guide.

Author: Daniel Smith

Publisher: Michael O'Mara

ISBN: 9781782432692

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 556


A tantalising mixture of biography-cum-self-help book, this is an accessible, if unusual, analysis of Einstein's thinking- Good Book Guide. Best known as the creator of the world's most famous equation, E=mc2, Albert Einstein's theories of relativity challenged centuries of received wisdom dating back to Newton. Without his groundbreaking work in relativity and quantum physics, our knowledge of the cosmos might lag decades behind where it is today. But Einstein was not only an extraordinary scientific thinker. He was a humanitarian who detested war and tried to stem the proliferation of hitherto unimaginably destructive weapons that his work had in part made possible. He spent a lifetime fighting authoritarianism and promoting personal freedom, selflessly standing up to those who posed a threat to those ideals. He was also a bona fide superstar and was instantly recognizable to millions who had not the least understanding of the intricacies of his scientific theories. Even now, the image of the tussled-hair 'mad professor' poking his tongue out at the camera is familiar across the globe. In How to Think Like Einstein, you can explore his unique approach to solving the great scientific mysteries of his age and trace the disparate

Missionary Writing

When you are writing something that you want to put in someone's hands, you
have to also think like a reader. The story may be compelling to you as a writer,
but will it be as equally compelling to you as reader? This is contextualizing.

Author: Jeff Calloway

Publisher: Missional Publishing

ISBN: 9780989095020

Category: Religion

Page: 40

View: 692


Missionary Writing focuses on the writers pursuit of passion to write much like the passion a missionary has to abandon all. This short eBook looks at a writer's calling of spreading the message they have to share that must be heard. Think about a missionary, the first image I described above. That person has a calling and acts on it knowing that there will be sacrifice, but in the end it will be worth it. A Christian missionary’s job is to spread the good news and love of Jesus Christ. They are willing to do so at a great cost. Some at the cost of their own life. They believe have a message worth dying for and will do whatever it takes to spread that message. Is this the kind of writer you are or want to become? Do you have a message that you believe people need to hear regardless of the cost or do you want to write for the sake of writing to please yourself? Do you believe so strongly in your message that you are willing to sacrifice for it to be heard? If not, you will not reach the masses and your message will be drowned out with the thousand others who do not have this writers passion I am describing. What I am going to describe to you in this eBook in regard to becoming a missionary writer might take you by surprise.


It means that you think like a writer. You work at being perceptive and look for
beauty wherever you can find it, even when that beauty is hideous. Writers travel
through the world with their eyes open not just looking for material to write about,

Author: Amorak Huey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350020177

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

View: 203


Poetry: A Writers' Guide and Anthology is a complete introduction to the art and craft of writing poetry. The authors map out more than 25 key elements of poetry including image, lyric, point of view, metaphor, and movement and use these elements as starting points for discussion questions and writing prompts. The book guides the reader through a range of poetic modes including: - Elegy - Found poems - Nocturne - Ode - Protest poems - Ars Poetica - Lyric - Narrative Poetry also offers inspiring examples of contemporary poetry covering all the modes and elements discussed by the book, including poems by: Billy Collins, Sherman Alexie, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Natalie Diaz, Traci Brimhall, Terrance Hayes, Richard Blanco, Danez Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Mark Halliday, Eileen Myles, Mary Jo Bang, Tracy K. Smith, Ocean Vuong, and many others.

Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists

In this case, the writing needs to be concise and to the point, with terms that are
precise, technical, and academic in nature. Because science lab writing is devoid
of flowery explanations and descriptive adjectives, it typically incorporates ...

Author: Maria C. Grant

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 9781936765409

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 581


It is essential that students learn to examine, review, and evaluate knowledge and ideas through a process of scientific investigation and argumentation. Using these instructional methods and lesson scenarios, teachers of all disciplines will gain the tools needed to offer students a richer, lasting understanding of science, its concepts, and its place in their lives and the global community.

The Writing Class

“Let's think about this,” she said, emptying the bottle into Carla's glass. “What
sortof person writes a letterlike that?” “A scumbag.” “No.Think like a writer, Carla.
Think from the writer's point of view.” “The poison pen letter writer?” “Yes.

Author: Jincy Willett

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466806238

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 684


Amy Gallup is gifted, perhaps too gifted for her own good. Published at only twenty-two, she peaked early and found critical but not commercial success. Now her former life is gone, along with her writing career and beloved husband. A reclusive widow, her sole companion a dour, flatulent basset hound who barely tolerates her, her daily mantra Kill Me Now, she is a loner afraid to be alone. Her only bright spot each week is the writing class that she teaches at the university extension. This semester's class is full of the usual suspects: the doctor who wants to be the next Robin Cook, the overly enthusiastic repeat student, the slacker, the unassuming student with the hidden talent, the prankster, the know-it-all.... Amy's seen them all before. But something is very different about this class---and the clues begin with a scary phone call in the middle of the night and obscene threats instead of peer evaluations on student writing assignments. Amy soon realizes that one of her students is a very sick puppy, and when a member of the class is murdered, everyone becomes a suspect. As she dissects each student's writing for clues, Amy must enlist the help of everyone in her class, including the murderer, to find the killer among them. Suspenseful, extremely witty, brilliantly written, unexpectedly hilarious, and a joy from start to finish, The Writing Class is a one-of-a-kind novel that rivals Jincy Willett's previous masterpieces.

Follow the Story

This may seem paradoxical, since one of the primary goals of nonfiction writing is
to inform. But I strongly believe that good writing begins in the mind, long before
pen touches paper, or fingers a keyboard. Writers must learn to think like writers.

Author: James B. Stewart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439127568

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 329


An indispensable guide to nonfiction writing from the Columbia Journalism School professor and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist behind the bestsellers Blind Eye, Blood Sport, and Den of Thieves. In Follow the Story, bestselling author and journalist James B. Stewart teaches you the techniques of compelling narrative writing, from nonfiction books to articles, feature stories, or memoirs. Stewart provides concrete directions for conceiving, reporting, structuring, and writing nonfiction—techniques that he has used in his own successful books and stories. By using examples from his own work, Stewart illustrates systematically a way of thinking about and executing stories, a method that has helped numerous reporters and Columbia students become better writers. Follow the Story examines in detail: How an idea is conceived How to “sell” ideas to editors and publishers How to report the nonfiction story Six models that can be used for any nonfiction story How to structure the narrative story How to write introductions, endings, dialogue, and description How to introduce and develop characters How to use literary devices Pitfalls to avoid Learn from this book a clear way of looking at the world with the alert curiosity that is the first indispensable step toward good writing.

Composition Theory for the Postmodern Classroom

In contrast, says Gass, the article "represents itself as the latest cleverness, a
novel consequence of thought, skill, labor, and ... The most important thing we
learn about belletristic writing from doing it is to think like a writer, an essayist in
Gass's ...

Author: Gary A. Olson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791423050

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 726


Composition Theory for the Postmodern Classroom is a collection of the most outstanding articles published in the Journal of Advanced Composition over the last decade. Together these essays represent the breadth and strength of composition scholarship that has fruitfully engaged with critical theory in its many manifestations. In drawing on the critical discourses of philosophers, feminists, literary theorists, African Americanists, cultural theorists, and others, these compositionists have enriched discourse in the field, broadened intellectual conceptions of the multiple roles and functions of discourse, and opened up an infinite number of questions and new possibilities for composition theory and pedagogy.

How to Think Like Churchill

In How to Think Like Churchill, author Daniel Smith looks at defining moments in Churchill's life and reveals the key principles, philosophies and decisions that made him the man we remember him as: leader, visionary and national hero.

Author: Daniel Smith

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781782433316

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 243

View: 535


Prime Minister of the UK from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955, Winston Churchill will always be remembered for his leadership of his country during the Second World War. His commitment to 'never surrender', as well as his stirring speeches and radio broadcasts, helped inspire British resistance to the Nazi threat when Britain stood alone against an occupied Europe. As well as a hugely successful politician, Churchill was an officer in the British Army, a journalist, historian and a writer, winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. However, his political career did not always show a continual upwards trajectory. After the First World War, he left government and spent the 1930s in the political 'wilderness'. But, as one of the few voices warning about Nazi Germany he returned to government to play his part in defeating Nazism and becoming one of the defining figures of the twentieth century. In How to Think Like Churchill, author Daniel Smith looks at defining moments in Churchill's life and reveals the key principles, philosophies and decisions that made him the man we remember him as: leader, visionary and national hero. Studying how and why he accomplished what he did, how he overcame adversity and stood strong in the face of overwhelming odds, with quotes and passages by and about the great man, you too can learn to think like Churchill.

Think Like a Futurist

A good friend of mine often reminds me of the old axiom—true in all aspects of
life, including, I have found, writing a book. My view was ... write a book. I will
always be thankful to him for acting as my guide and advocate in the publishing

Author: Cecily Sommers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118239179

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 687


Push past resistance to discover and own new business territories Think Like a Futurist shows how to track changes, explore questions, and engage in new thinking that connects today's pressures with tomorrow's realities. Cecily Sommers shows how to apply long-term focus and strategies to needs as diverse as industry forecasts, innovation challenges, leadership development, or future-proofing a brand. By understanding intersecting potentials that one day may impact your organization, you can readily spot emerging trends and market shifts, uncovering opportunities on the horizon. Think Like a Futurist explores such questions as: Where will new markets emerge over the next 5-10-25 years? What will be the big issues of the day? How will lifestyle, social mores, and policy adapt? And what role do we play in that future? Offers a clear framework for thinking like a futurist, and direction for how to integrate it in high-pressure corporate environments Explains how the social, economic, and environmental crises of our time spring from just four constant and predictable forces Reveals the three dramatic disruptions on the horizon that should be a part of every strategic conversation Written by Cecily Sommers the Founder and President of The Push Institute, a non-profit think tank that tracks significant global trends and their implications for business, government, and non-profit. Filled with tools and models for a new world, this book should be required reading for strategists and innovators across disciplines. "Refreshing. A book that does not follow today’s push to be ‘innovative’ just to snag attention because of the current hot trending keyword. Matter of fact, Cecily Sommers’ book works to get us away from simply identifying and going for a ride on the latest trend(s) in our respective industries. Quite the contrary, rather than avoid a scientific or tactical discussion of trend identification, she works to give us the ability to go beyond trends and into the future. Cecily has drafted a book providing a nice blend of practical reality, philosophy, and practical execution. It speaks well to current discussions about how to drive ‘innovation’ or, better, creativity within your businesses—however large or small. All in, this is a book 254 pages long, including index, that is written at a practical level that, after closer study following an initial read-through, provides a methodology for anticipating the future and taking action to meet it. Provides a methodology for anticipating the future and taking action to meet it. Think Like a Futurist is a good read for anyone struggling with how to move their organization forward. Business leaders, product and program managers, service providers will all find the concepts Cecily introduces to be well laid-out with a reasonable amount of supporting content."—The source is a blog: