Your Life Matters

Your Life Matters helps professional women honor their truth and embrace all that they have lived by teaching them to write their memoir.

Author: Junie Swadron


ISBN: 1642799513

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

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Your Life MattersM helps professional women honor their truth and embrace all that they have lived by teaching them to write their memoir. Author, psychotherapist, and writing coach Junie Swadron has guided men and women to write their life stories for more than twenty-five years. Her books, Re-Write Your Life and Write Where You Are, have assisted thousands of writers to move through fear and writer's block. In Your Life Matters women learn how to: Achieve their life-long dream of writing their memoir Bust through their blocks to write with confidence and ease Free themselves from their painful past by writing their truth Allow the hard lessons life has given them to become their greatest gift Realize the wisdom they have attained over their lifetime can inspire others

Story Matters

Contemporary Short Story Writers Share the Creative Process Margaret-Love
Denman, Barbara Shoup. preface . Stories matter . We hear them all around us
from the moment we ' re born , tell them as soon as we are able to speak , write
them ...

Author: Margaret-Love Denman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123857208

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 494

View: 618


Story Mattersoffers students an inspiring and insightful approach to writing short fiction with 21 short stories and in-depth, in-person conversations with their accomplished authors. Each writer describes his or her source of ideas, motivation, and writing strategies, to give a personal perspective on the book's narrative of the elements of short fiction. Throughout the book, writing prompts offer ideas, advice, and jumping-off points for workshop or individual writing exercises. The writers, from Dave Eggers to Jamaica Kincaid, explain and explore the intent, technique, and meaning of their fiction, offering expert insight into the craft of writing stories. Part One: Writing Matters:This series of brief chapters provides an introduction to writing short fiction, from the spark that starts a story to the finishing touches of revision. Writing prompts integrated throughout invite readers to exercise and expand their writing muscles to create the best story possible. Part Two: Stories and Conversations:A showcase for 21 acclaimed writers, this section combines a short story, a conversation with that story's author, and related writing prompts. By reading the stories and listening to the writers talk about the joys and frustrations of the creative process, students will come to understand the challenge and satisfaction of writing well. Appendicesinclude a set of questions a writer may want to ask when approaching a short story; a list of favorites of the authors interviewed in this book; and a bibliography of further resources in creative writing.

What Matters in America

Chapter titles posed as questions invite students to read and write critically about 10 high-interest topics including media and the culture of fear, campus speech codes, gay marriage, and the role of privacy in our lives.

Author: Gary Goshgarian

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UVA:X004898084

Category: Social Science

Page: 361

View: 509


Chapter titles posed as questions invite students to read and write critically about 10 high-interest topics including media and the culture of fear, campus speech codes, gay marriage, and the role of privacy in our lives. Compact in both page count and trim size, In Brief¿s themes examine popular culture topics and provide a sufficient number of selections to make sure topics are given with adequate depth.

The Write to Happiness

Why does that matter? Why did we say that paying deep attention mattered? Because that level of concentration is inherent in writing. It matters because ...

Author: Samantha Shad

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781642798104

Category: Self-Help

Page: 287

View: 977


The author of Write Through the Crisis teaches how to craft better stories and how writing can improve the writer’s mind and their life. The Write to Happiness is a miraculous tool that helps writers change their lives in the direction they choose. With this book, author Samantha Shad teaches self-help enthusiasts and writers how to create great stories and how writing can change their life for the better, whether it is the main focal point or not. Samantha shows writers how the process for positively changing the brain and the process for writing a great story are the same. The Write to Happiness teaches story structure from the professionals to help writers understand the power of storytelling, while also teaching them: · why gossiping is central to their existence · how forgetting gives meaning · why memory is a myth · what happens in your brain when you read and when you write Now you will be able to simultaneously change your life and tell your story. Praise for The Write to Happiness “Put Samantha Shad’s book at the top of your reading list. Not just because of the masterfully delivered scientific data that demonstrates how the act of writing can provide solace for heart, body, and soul, but especially for the hard-won wisdom that teaches how we can all manifest the confidence to create conscious choice in our lives.”—Georgia Jeffries, author, screenwriter, and professor, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts “An intelligent, thoughtful, and thoroughly entertaining presentation of the best strategies and tactics for crafting the best stories.”—Carl Nordgren, author of Becoming a Creative Genius (again)

Why Write

A Master Class on the Art of Writing and Why it Matters Mark Edmundson. exposes the smallest version of himself. Despite its marvelous prose, the undersong ...

Author: Mark Edmundson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781632863065

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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From one of America's great professors, author of Why Teach? and Why Read?--an inspiring exploration of the importance of writing well, for creators, educators, students, and anyone who writes. Why write when it sometimes feels that so few people really read--read as if their lives might be changed by what they're reading? Why write, when the world wants to be informed, not enlightened; to be entertained, not inspired? Writing is backbreaking, mindbreaking, lonely work. So why? Because writing, as celebrated professor Mark Edmundson explains, is one of the greatest human goods. Real writing can do what critic R. P. Blackmur said it could: add to the stock of available reality. Writing teaches us to think; it can bring our minds to birth. And once we're at home with words, there are few more pleasurable human activities than writing. Because this is something he believes everyone ought to know, Edmundson offers us Why Write?, essential reading--both practical and inspiring--for anyone who yearns to be a writer, anyone who simply needs to know how to get an idea across, and anyone in between--in short, everyone.

Family Matters

Writing Family Matters required me to “ take a giant step outside my mind , " as
the saying goes . Timid ol ' me had to delve into the psyche of Marc Wilde , whose
greatest thrill is meeting physical danger head - on . When Marc ends up in a ...

Author: Joan Kilby

Publisher: Harlequin Books

ISBN: 0373712243

Category: Fiction

Page: 299

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Mark Wilde was a respected foreign war correspondent until a bomb landed him in a wheelchair. He becomes cynical and turns to drinking. Fiona Gordon comes into Marc's life and he decides to choose life or risk losing Fiona forever.

How to Write Law Essays Exams

Therefore, the process of identifying the claim will require you to gather all the relevant facts whilst keeping in the back of your mind all the matters ...

Author: S. I. Strong

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199684557

Category: Law

Page: 296

View: 652


How to Write Law Essays and Exams provides law students with a practical and proven method of analyzing and answering essay and exam questions. The book focuses on those questions that give students the most trouble, namely problem questions, but its techniques are equally applicable to other types of essays. In addition to providing a framework for analyzing and writing law essays, the book teaches students how to identify relevant legal authorities, distinguish and harmonize conflicting legal precedents and evaluate the applicability of the law to the facts of the question at hand. The book also contains specific law-related revision techniques and general writing tips. Designed for law students of all levels, including those on A-level, university, conversion, and vocational courses, the text helps students understand their substantive courses while at the same time teaching vital writing and analytical skills.

Write it Right

The Secrets of Effective Writing John Peck, Martin Coyle ... In a sense this sums up the whole secret of effective writing: every word matters because every ...

Author: John Peck

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137054579

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

View: 438


Shows students how to make their writing effective and grammatically correct. Organised into mini units and easy to read, it deals with everyday tasks and problems. This second edition adds further guidance on common questions raised by students, for example 'When does one use italics and/or underlining?'

Shut Up and Write

Writing rarely happens as easily as we'd like. A. Manette Ansay said that ... who knew what it was like to write no matter what. The Most Terrifying Thing ...

Author: Judy Bridges

Publisher: Redbird Studio

ISBN: 9780976474203

Category: Reference

Page: 176

View: 120


Country Matters

on an occasional important book — one like Walden West , which he worked on
for fourteen years , and its sequel , Return to Walden West , which took him eight
years to write . These two books were more important , in his mind , than all the ...

Author: August Derleth

Publisher: Shelburne, Ont. : Hawk & Whippoorwill

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028938590


Page: 304

View: 344


Here are 35 rolicking misadventures of Sac Prairie's most engaging characters, Gus Elker, Great-aunt Lou and Great-uncle Joe Stoll. Nineteen of these stories have never appeared in any book or anthology. Since this collection was released, 17 additional unpublished stories have been found and will be published in the near future. Chicago Tribune: Derleth is a far more important writer than is generally granted. In him, regional writing has come to something very close to full flower.

How to Write Effective Business English

Why it really matters to get your writing right You need to get your business English writing right, first time and every time.

Author: Fiona Talbot

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749458478

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 255


How to Write Effective Business English gives guidance to both native and non-native English speakers on how to express yourself clearly and concisely. With case studies and real-life examples that demonstrate how English is used internationally in business, and full of ideas to help you get your communications right first time, How to Write Effective Business English sets the scene for describing the benefits of good Business English, ideal for multinational companies where communication is a priority. For native English speakers, it may mean un-learning things you were taught at school and learning how to save time by getting to the point more quickly in emails; for elementary to immediate English speakers, it focuses on the areas that are easy to get wrong. How to Write Effective Business English draws on the author's wealth of experience, using real-life international business scenarios to develop your skills and provide you with some answers that even your boss might not know. You will learn a system to help you quickly and easily write emails, letters, CVs and more. Featuring sections on punctuation and grammar, and checklists to help you assess how you are getting on before moving on to the next stage, How to Write Business English has been praised by both native and non-native writers of English as an indispensable resource.

Royal Commission with Respect to Certain Matters Relating to Drugs

Write them down " ? That's it . and found that on the date nominated two horses
had 57123. Then you write down Saturday the 30th , the ivon , one of the feature
doubles , it would be a very day on which they both raced , and they both won
and ...

Author: Royal Commission of Inquiry into Drug Trafficking


ISBN: WISC:89045624210

Category: Drug control

Page: 2849

View: 597


Learning to Read and Write in the Multilingual Family

Bristol: Multilingual Matters. This multilingual competency continuum should not be confused with Nancy Hornberger's Continua of Biliteracy (see Hornberger, ...

Author: Dr. Xiao-lei Wang

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847694993

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 998


This book is a guide for parents who wish to raise children with more than one language and literacy. Drawing on interdisciplinary research, as well as the experiences of parents of multilingual children, this book walks parents through the multilingual reading and writing process from infancy to adolescence. It identifies essential literacy skills at each developmental stage and proposes effective strategies that facilitate multiliteracy, in particular, heritage-language literacy development in the home environment. This book can also be used as a reference for teachers who teach in community heritage language schools and in school heritage (or foreign) language programmes.

Matters Mathematical

one economy in writing . However , we still have wastage . The first row can
always be taken to be 123 . . . n . Why not get rid of one row ? Better still , we shall
produce an even more condensed way of writing permutations . This we do now .

Author: I. N. Herstein


ISBN: UOM:39015017286702

Category: Mathematics

Page: 246

View: 971


Investigation of Whitewater Development Corporation and Related Matters

... and Related Matters, Administered by the Committee on Banking, Housing, ... which is the standard way we write up 18 interviews , outside the ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee to Investigate Whitewater Development Corporation and Related Matters


ISBN: STANFORD:36105019650600

Category: Governmental investigations


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What Matters Blood

The written word had always been Eldon Wessell ' s passion . He loved to read ,
and had from the time he was a very small boy . Books of any type , any subject .
Fiction , non - fiction . . . it mattered not . Famous author or first - time writer . . . he

Author: Tom Wallace

Publisher: Behler Publications

ISBN: 1933016086

Category: Fiction

Page: 337

View: 817


Legendary homicide detective Jack Dantzler has never failed to solve a murder. Thirty-three killers apprehended, tried, convicted. Perfect -- like God's soul. But Dantzler's perfection ends when three college women are brutally murdered, victims of a serial killer who strangles his prey, decorates their bodies with a St. Jude medal and a photo of Michelangelo's Pieta', then lacerates the jugular post-mortem. The series of murders reawaken Dantzler's memories of his own mother's murder when he was still a young boy. As he delves deeper into the case, haunted by thoughts of his mother, Dantzler edges closer to the abyss. To catch the serial killer, he must first regain control of his own emotions. What Matters Blood presents Dantzler with his ultimate challengeentering into the dark and twisted mind of a cunning adversary who will stop at nothing to prevail in what he calls this Waltz of Death with the great detective.

Write to TV

It matters. You are a writer. This means that everything you write — outlines included — must be written well. FORMAT MATTERS When it comes to writing ...

Author: Martie Cook

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240808765

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 323

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Learn to craft smart, original scripts and teleplays for a variety of television formats, including comedy, animation, drama, movies of the week, pilots, reality television, TV news magazine, and children's programming. Using the tools the author provides: checklists, sample outlines and treatments for each format, sample script pages, war stories from writers and executives, and a sample query letter to introduce finished script pages to agents, you'll avoid common pitfalls and come across as an industry veteran. Benefit from the experience of pros: 45 luminaries contribute their experience and wisdom, including Jay Leno, Mike Wallace, Norman Lear, Paul Haggis, writers for "Grey's Anaatomy," "Desperate Housewives," and more! With twenty-five years of industry experience as a television writer and producer, Martie Cook teaches you not only how to hone your craft but also how to break into the industry. Guiding you through the often confusing television hierarchy, Write to TV offers practical advice on important issues such as how to get an agent, how to write a query letter, how to network, even how to "do lunch". By learning how to craft smart scripts for a variety of television formats and how to get your foot in the door and keep it there, this invaluable book will help you get that big idea out of your head, onto the page, and then to the top of the heap. Learn how to craft smart scripts for a variety of television formats and break into the business through: * Examples: In addition to examples of common pitfalls, book includes sample outlines for various formats. * Industry wisdom: Benefit from the advice of an experienced writer. But you don't have to take her word for it--the book is filled with advice, stories, and examples from people currently working in the TV industry. * Practical advice: Business section offers practical advice on important issues like getting an agent, how to write a query letter, and how to network your way into a job.

Twenty One Genres and How to Write Them

... writing matters, of course, and I have a responsibility to demand it from students. But first I am far more interested in encouraging thinking than ...

Author: Brock Dethier

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9780874219128

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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In this classroom-tested approach to writing, Brock Dethier teaches readers how to analyze and write twenty-one genres that students are likely to encounter in college and beyond. This practical, student-friendly, task-oriented text confidently guides writers through step-by-step processes, reducing the anxiety commonly associated with writing tasks. In the first section, Dethier efficiently presents each genre, providing models; a description of the genres’ purpose, context, and discourse; and suggestions for writing activities or “moves” that writers can use to get words on the page and accomplish their writing tasks. The second section explains these moves, over two hundred of them, in chapters ranging from “Solve Your Process Problems” and “Discover” to “Revise” and “Present.” Applicable to any writing task or genre, these moves help students overcome writing blocks and develop a piece of writing from the first glimmers of an idea to its presentation. This approach to managing the complexity and challenge of writing in college strives to be useful, flexible, eclectic, and brief—a valuable resource for students learning to negotiate unfamiliar writing situations.

Does Happiness Write Blank Pages On Stoicism and Artistic Creativity

Since the latter is solely what matters. Epictetus writes as follows on this: For how do we proceed in the matter of writing? Do I wish to write the name of ...

Author: Piotr Stankiewicz

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622734467

Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

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Stoicism is coming back in a big way. Seen as a remedy for the craziness of the times we live in, it is experiencing a great surge in academic and cultural interest. Yet, can one live stoically and be a creative artist at the same time? Delving into its underlying tenets, obscure restrictions and limits of applicability, Stankiewicz critically explores Stoicism and its complex association with artistic creativity. Stoicism and artistic creativity are two great displays of the human spirit. Yet, there are multiple reasons to suspect that they are at odds with each other. Popular culture encapsulates this problem in the figure of the rational, yet emotionally remote Stoic, who achieves serenity through withdrawal, and the contrasting figure of the “cursed poet,” “tormented artist,” or simply a rock star, who lives in a whirl of creative energy, yet falls short of quietude. Is this contrast valid? Other disciplines, including psychology, have explored this problem. But it has never been done philosophically. Pioneering in its philosophical approach, this book discusses how artistic creativity and its problems of identity, expression and self-creation serve as a great testing ground for Stoicism, as well as its theoretical challenges and practical limits. Stankiewicz presents a detailed investigation into the stereotypes of Stoic life that seeks to explain the cause of Stoicism’s modern revival. This book is an essential read for anyone captivated by Stoicism’s complex allure.