Writing Better Requirements

Addressing systems engineers, this book introduces techniques for discovering and expressing systems requirements.

Author: Ian F. Alexander

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321131630

Category: Computers

Page: 159

View: 880


Addressing systems engineers, this book introduces techniques for discovering and expressing systems requirements. The authors treat requirements as simple pieces of text, supported by operational scenarios and informal diagrams. They present the information in a step-by-step format addressing capturing requirements from users, organizing them into a clear message, techniques for requirement writing, and informal review processes. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Write Better Stories and Essays Topics and Techniques to Improve Writing Skills for Students in Grades 6 8

The second objective of these workbook exercises is to provide tools in the form of techniques that middle school student authors in grades 6 through 8 can use to improve the content of their narrative, persuasive, expository and ...

Author: George Smith

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1479142573

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 594


Mr. George Smith, a children's book author, has been conductingwriting workshops at schools since 2004.Write Better Stories and Essays is his writing workshop published in the form of a workbook. It is designed to help students in middle school improve their writing skills. Key Benefits Explore different writing techniques Recognize common mistakes in writing Master creative techniques to improve writing Expand ideas into full length stories or essays Key Topics Covered Four Ways to Expand a Story Idea into a Story Creative Techniques for Using Words and Paragraphs Identifying Illogical or Incomplete Content, Inconsistent Voice (active or passive), Inconsistent Verb Tense (present and past) and Incorrect grammar Expressing the Emotions of a Character: Show, Don't Tell!! Using the Personification Technique Using the Flashback and Story Within a Story Techniques Using the Circular Text Technique Using the Five Senses Using the Persuasion Technique The Role of the Setting in a Story Presenting and Supporting Theories Techniques in Action: Stories and Essays Written by Middle School Students Detailed Answers Common Core State Standards Correlation Grading Rubrics Online Resources (QuillPad.org) Objectives The workbook has three objectives: The first objective of these workbook exercises is to give student authors practice in writing techniques that meet the standards for writing and language included in the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI). The second objective of these workbook exercises is to provide tools in the form of techniques that middle school student authors in grades 6 through 8 can use to improve the content of their narrative, persuasive, expository and descriptive writing. The third objective of this program is to create a platform for students to easily publish their writing online and get feedback from peers and educators. Writing is a skill that requires practice and mentoring. Children can become good writers through guided practice and constructive feedback. Please visit QuillPad.org to create an account and start publishing your stories and essays!

Writing Better Books the Agile Way

When writing my previous book, I already wanted to write about project management. After finishing the first 150 pages, though, I decided to release it as Better Books with LaTeX and move the topic project management into a separate ...

Author: Clemens Lode

Publisher: Clemens Lode Verlag e.K.

ISBN: 9783945586815

Category: Computers

Page: 122

View: 634


The craft of writing and marketing a book has changed significantly over the past 10 years. It is no longer enough to just write a good book; you have to write for a specific audience and connect to your readers long before the book hits the shelves. Releasing part of your work early allows you to make adjustments to your book—or even discard your project entirely in order to invest your time into a better book idea. Using modern project management methods, you can organize your work into individual steps ("user stories"), and reuse them to market your book. Organizing the book into logical sections helps you to create preview materials for blog posts or newsletters. In addition, this will ensure that you make steady progress, avoid getting lost in the details and achieve high quality consistently throughout your book. --- Do you recognize yourself in one of these people? This book is for "Peter." - First-time author. - Has a "complete" script, "had a friend look at it," and now wants to publish it. - Might need (unsolicited) advice to properly edit it instead of just going through a "self-edit." - Needs to be reminded about the difficulties of selling a book. Has no idea about marketing. - Has not worked with an editor. - Creates his own book covers. - Would benefit from a "pep talk." This book is for "Mary." - Writes novels in Word but now wants to write a non-fiction book. - Undecided about what tools to use. - Works with an editor, but she and her editor have no real work structure. - Does not know how to market, find market niches, etc. Her past successes were random, and she never knew if her latest novel would sell or not. This book is for "John." - Professional editor seeking to expand his services from merely editing Word files to helping release books online. - Also is looking for better project management techniques to help guide an author along the way. - Often works in scientific fields and thus has to manage a lot of bibliographical references. - Spends lots of time indexing books. - Is OK with a LaTeX template but seeks to get a head start by making adjustments to it. This book is for "George." - LaTeX expert who wants to publish his work as an e-book. - Needs basic direction and then figures out the rest on his own. - Plans to do a series with a glossary and often needs to reuse blocks of text. - Needs some help in terms of book design, polishing, and graphics. - Loves to share work and collaborate with others. This book is for "Tina." - Professional self-publisher who is seeking additional ideas to improve her publishing process. - Looks for ways to establish herself as a brand and create a network of readers. This book is for "Clara." - Wants to write a book about her profession in order to establish herself as an expert but has no idea where to start. --- Table of Contents: - Great Expectations - Incorporate Books into Your Professional Career - Starting a New Book - What to Keep and What to Remove - Selecting Personas - How to Organize Your Ideas - How to Organize Your Ideas (Fiction Books) - The Rules of Your Book - How to Optimize the Work Process - How to Get Early Feedback from Readers - How We Can Help with Project Management

Flash Feedback Grades 6 12

The chapters in the proposed book walk us through manageable, replicable strategies for giving feedback that actually teaches kids how to improve their writing"--

Author: Matthew M. Johnson

Publisher: Corwin Literacy

ISBN: 1544360495

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 142


Beat Burnout with Time-saving Best Practices for Feedback For ELA teachers, the danger of burnout is all too real. Inundated with seemingly insurmountable piles of papers to read, respond to, and grade, many teachers often find themselves struggling to balance differentiated, individualized feedback with the one resource they are already overextended on--time. Flash Feedback seeks to alleviate these struggles by taking teachers to the next level of strategic feedback by sharing: How to craft effective, efficient, and more memorable feedback Strategies for scaffolding students through the meta-cognitive work necessary for real revision A plan for how to create a culture of feedback, including lessons for how to train students in meaningful peer response Downloadable online tools for teacher and student use

52 Dates for Writers

If you're a new writer looking for new ways to find ideas, or an experienced writer wanting a new way to approach your storytelling, you'll find a lot of value in this book

Author: Claire Wingfield


ISBN: 0957527918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 138

View: 319


This essential creative writing guide will take you away from your desk, to return with new ideas, fresh insight, better writing skills, and a renewed passion for your novel. Suitable for both those who are seeking tried-and-tested strategies for revising a novel draft, and those who would like to generate a store of ideas before starting to write.

How to Write Better Book Reports

How to Use this Book Book reports can be an exciting addition to your reading curriculum . ... How to Write Better Book Reports is divided into the following three parts : Part 1 : Discovering the Elements of a Good Book Sequenced ...

Author: Lee Canter

Publisher: Canter & Assoc

ISBN: 0939007363

Category: Book reviewing

Page: 64

View: 205


The Magic Words Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults

But even with so many possibilities, we can find insights to share with each other, stories to tell one another, that can help us live better lives or write better books. And with time, heart, and hard work, I know writers can find ...

Author: Cheryl Klein

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393292251

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 827


This master class in writing children’s and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book. The best children’s and young adult novels take readers on wonderful outward adventures and stirring inward journeys. In The Magic Words, editor Cheryl B. Klein guides writers on an enjoyable and practical-minded voyage of their own, from developing a saleable premise for a novel to finding a dream agent. She delves deep into the major elements of fiction—intention, character, plot, and voice—while addressing important topics like diversity, world-building, and the differences between middle-grade and YA novels. In addition, the book’s exercises, questions, and straightforward rules of thumb help writers apply these insights to their own creative works. With its generous tone and useful tools for story analysis and revision, The Magic Words is an essential handbook for writers of children’s and young adult fiction.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing Business Books

It's here that the better business writer has the advantage. Write better than the others in your field, and when the other marketing mavens contradict one another, your eloquence will make the difference. If you doubt this, ...

Author: Bert Holtje

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101133583

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 482


The great idea is only the beginning. The typical business book author often lacks style, voice, pace, or focus. This guide takes the reader on a virtual tour of business book publishing, providing all the information essential to a successful book, from shaping the idea to writing the proposal to approaching an agent and beyond. ?Covers the essentials of marketing and publicity ?Addresses self-publishing, for those business book writers who simply look to sell their books at conferences ?The Complete Idiot's Guides® dedicated to writing and publishing continue to do well

Building Blocks of Writing Skills

This is a must book for both students and teachers who have the drive to master the skills of writing and become better at it.

Author: Robert Iki Leso

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479711765

Category: Education

Page: 188

View: 632


Building Blocks of Writing Skills has been purposely written to meet the writing skills need for the Schools in Papua New Guinea. It is designed to be user-friendly and simplified to meet the teaching and learning needs of the students and teachers in the classroom. This book is a rich material for students and teachers who wish to prepare for National Written Expression Examinations that is organized annually across the country. In five well written chapters, the author swiftly takes the student how to write good narrative, descriptive, expository argumentative papers and letter writing. Each chapter is carefully blended with a step by step direction on how a student should prepare and present a well constructed paper. Indeed, the author has systematically arranged this book in order for the students to easily define, recall and display the different types of writings. It is equipped with useful, handy and practical activities to test the students' knowledge and skills in writing. In all, it is a well written book for students who need it. Without a doubt, this book is not only about helping the students to write clearly and logically to present their narrative, descriptive, expository, argumentative accounts and letter writing but also to develop the knowledge and skill levels of the students to become better person in the future. Those who begin to use this book will acclaim it as a gift from someone who has seen the need for good writing and has given some thoughts and time to come up with this resourceful book. This is a must book for both students and teachers who have the drive to master the skills of writing and become better at it.

The Little Red Writing Book

Brimming with clever advice, this book offers writers, students, and business professionals a concise guide to penning strong and effective work for all occasions. The Little Red Writing Book is designed for visual appeal and ease of use.

Author: Brandon Royal

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582975214

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 637


For Writers from All Walks of Life! There's no need to fear the big, bad world of writing with The Little Red Writing Book in hand. Brimming with clever advice, this book offers writers, students, and business professionals a concise guide to penning strong and effective work for all occasions. The Little Red Writing Book is designed for visual appeal and ease of use. Elegant yet practical, it will be an intriguing, inviting reference you'll turn to again and again. Author Brandon Royal offers concise explanations and nonintimidating instruction based on the four pillars of sound writing: structure, style, readability, and grammar. His discussion centers on 20 immutable writing principles as well as 30 commonly encountered rules of grammar. A wealth of examples, charts, and engaging exercises make The Little Red Writing Book an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to master those skills that will make a good writer even better.

Writing In InDesign CC 2014 Producing Books

InDesign CS5.5 can produce validated ePUBs: but your book layouts take a lot of work. InDesign CS6 did quite a bit to write better code: but it still takes a lot of setup on your part. The ePUBs validate, but lists are compromised and ...

Author: David Bergsland

Publisher: David Bergsland


Category: Computers

Page: 474

View: 528


This is a major update for me. The ePUB production techniques have changed quite a bit: both for fixed layout and for reflowable ePUBs. Many of the changes I've been waiting for with ePUB production have been implemented. InDesign now stands at the top of the heap for book production in general and ePUB production in particular. You do not need to know code, though understanding how HTML and CSS works will aid your conceptual understanding. I was lukewarm about FXL until I realized that the new fixed layout ePUBs would show gradient paragraph rules, gradient strokes and fills in tables, and much more. The only major things we're missing are justification and hyperlinked test does not work in FXL. The exported ePUBs upload flawlessly to the iBooks Store and Kobo Writing Life. Finally, the 21st century book publishing software we need is within our grasp. There's still more to come, but this version is very good.

How To Write Dialogue That Sparkles

NEW AND UPDATED FOR 2019 Reviews of Previous Editions: "This is a great how to on dialogue. This author clearly knows his stuff. I'm writing a book for Kindle as a first time author and this book was very helpful.

Author: Jim Driver

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1079696059


Page: 146

View: 831


The surefire way to improve any novel or screenplay... Dialogue must never be dull, or else your novel or screenplay will fail. Is your dialogue holding you back? As you know, every bestselling novel or blockbuster screenplay has a great story. The other most important aspect is dazzling dialogue. Let editor, author, publisher and critic, Jim Driver show you how writing great dialogue can be fun and simple. Among the topics covered in this concise 26,000 word book: Why dialogue is so important What dialogue is, and what it shouldn't be Four tricks to let your reader know who's speaking... The correct ways to format dialogue (and some interesting ideas you might not have heard of) 8 tricks to make your dialogue instantly more appealing How to tell a story through what people say to each other How to make each and every character sound individual and interesting Ten tips that will improve any dialogue Don't struggle with dialogue any longer. You'll find all the answers you need in this entertaining and concise book. Illustrated with examples from hit screenplays and novels, ranging from Graham Greene, F. Scott Fitzgerald and P.G. Wodehouse via pulp fiction classics, to modern icons such as Breaking Bad, J.K. Rowling, and James Patterson. NEW AND UPDATED FOR 2019 Reviews of Previous Editions: "This is a great how to on dialogue. This author clearly knows his stuff. I'm writing a book for Kindle as a first time author and this book was very helpful." JJ, Amazon.com "I learnt loads from this book. I'm glad that many points and improvements were what I'd been doing already, but there's never any harm in learning more. Definitely recommending this to others!" Amazon Customer, Amazon.co.uk What are you waiting for? Make the move to drastically improve your dialogue writing skills today.

Improve Writing Skills

If you are looking to gain a better understanding of the publishing world and would like to learn about what it takes to publish a successful book, then this book is for you.

Author: Finance Mentor


ISBN: 9798537147510


Page: 234

View: 949


If you are looking to gain a better understanding of the publishing world and would like to learn about what it takes to publish a successful book, then this book is for you. It is designed to help those who have been paralyzed by the thought of writing, editing and publishing their own book. Those who have always wanted to write a book, but never had time or weren't sure how. Those who want a roadmap on how they can profit from writing and selling their own books. Our group FinanceMentor is selling books since 2014 as a full time activity and we will share with you our process step-by-step.

Writing Children s Books For Dummies

Every children's book author — even the most successful and famous — knows rejection and what it'sliketo wonderwhether ... There's no better way to succeed at writing than to write, and no betterwaytoget better at submitting your ...

Author: Lisa Rojany Buccieri

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118460023

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 160


Everything aspiring authors need to write, publish, and sell achildren's book Everyone loves a children's book—and many dream aboutwriting one. But is it actually possible for an unpublishedwriter—armed with a good story idea and a love ofkids—to write, sell, publish, and promote a book? Yes, itis! Clearly and concisely written with straightforward advice and aplethora of specific up-to-date recommendations, WritingChildren's Books For Dummies provides step-by-step informationon everything aspiring children's book authors need toknow—from researching the current marketplace to developingstory ideas, strengthening writing skills, dealing with editors,and submitting proposals and manuscripts to agents andpublishers. Updated and improved writing exercises All new content on social media and establishing an onlinepresence as an author Fresh, updated content on publishing via hard copy and all thee- platforms From setting down that first word on paper to doing a successfulpublicity tour, Writing Children's Books For Dummies givesyou the confidence and the insiders' know-how to write and sell thestory you've always wanted to write.

Writing Bestselling Children s Books

Do I need to plan out a picture book using an outline, or can Ijust wing it? A It's still useful to make a rough plan. Write down the name of your character, his problems or goals, the various setbacks he meets in the course of the ...

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 9781905940073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 851


Provides hints, tips and exercises to create books that will capture children's hearts.

Writing Great Books for Young Adults

Pick out a few obvious things that you can improve and fire up the word processor. ... Constantly hawking the same failed book is only taking time away from your writing. ... write, the better your writing becomes.

Author: Regina L Brooks

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402293535

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 272


Break into the Bestselling Young Adult Market with this IndispensableGuide! Whether you're just getting started or are on the hunt foran agent or publisher, Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your completeinsider source on how to succeed in the flourishing world of YA fiction andnonfiction. In this updated and revised edition, veteran literary agent ReginaL. Brooks offers invaluable advice for YA writers on everything from shapingyour novel to crafting the perfect pitch for your book. Learn How To: •Develop an authentic, engaging voice and writing style •Construct dynamic plots that will resonate with readers •Avoid common pitfalls related to tone and point of view •Navigate the emerging genres of YA nonfiction and New Adult •Create an exceptional query letter and proposal that willgrab the attention of agents and publishers You'll also discover how successful film adaptations like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games have broadened the market for your book.Filled with tips and advice from agents, editors, and popular YA authors,Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your ticket to an incredible YA career! "Brooks offers writers who are serious about attractingteen readers solid guidance through the creation process of writing YA fiction."—LibraryJournal

Secrets of writing and selling books

(I am writing for more than 10 years in journals, about 3 years ago I selfpublished my first book, by now I have selfpublished 37 books and some boxsets or ... Also by continus writing continous practise you will become a better writer.

Author: Jasmin Hajro

Publisher: Jasmin Hajro


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

View: 481


If you think that from just reading this book your life will change... Don't bother to read it... If you understand that you get results from taking action on what you learn... and you are a starting author or just have a book or 2 finished... And want to reach more people with your work and sell more books... Then this book is for you.. some strategies on writing and selling your books from real life experience. No false promises, because like Brian Tracy says : ''it takes 7 years to master a skill or build a successfull business'' You wanna do both, so it will take time and practise a lot of time and practise... But this book will help you get ahead with writing and selling books.

The Everything Guide to Writing Children s Books

How to Write, Publish, and Promote Books for Children of All Ages! ... Getting that first book published is every writer's goal. ... if not better than, the first or you risk losing your audience for any future books you write.

Author: Luke Wallin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440505492

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 686


Writing for kids can be fun and rewarding-- if you can break into the competitive world of children's book publishing. Learn how to write and promote a children's book that will impress any publisher.

The Everything Guide To Writing Children s Books

This means that the second book has to be just as good, if not better than the first, or you risk losing your audience for any future books you write. In either of these scenarios, the temptation to give up can be hard to resist.

Author: Lesley Bolton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781605505626

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 184


A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Comics Writing Communicating with Comic Books

Even better (to me anyway) was the opportunity I got to talk with one of my favorite authors. Now, to be fair, I have experienced disappointment outside of comics writing. In 1996 author Ed Gorman (the Sam McCain series, Sleeping Dogs, ...

Author: Steven Philip Jones

Publisher: Caliber Comics


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 158

View: 657


Comics Writing: Communicating With Comic Books unveils the basics in comics writing from Steven Philip Jones, a professional comic book writer and instructor. Comics Writing shows you the step-by-step process of creating a comics script and how it is turned into a finished comics page. With the help of examples and comic book illustrations, this book will introduce you to: the different styles of comic book scripts; the tools of cartoon communications like panels, borders, and speech balloons; how to write a story as a comics script; the collaborative process between writer and artists; how to find and develop ideas for your comics stories; tips on creating characters; how to avoid common mistakes new comics writers often make; and other tips of the trade. If you're a writer wanting to find out how to write comic books, or if you are any kind of communicator wanting to learn the basics of communicating by using the comics medium Comics Writing can be a valuable tool. A Caliber Comics release.