Writing Hard Stories

A unique compilation of authentic stories about the death of a partner, parent, or child; about violence and shunning; and about the process of writing, the book will serve as a tool for teachers of writing and give readers an intimate look ...

Author: Melanie Brooks

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807078815

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 248

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"Acclaimed memoirists describe the process of writing their most painful memories In her attempt to write a memoir about her father's death from a secret AIDS infection in 1985, Melanie Brooks was left with some painful questions: What does it take to write an honest memoir? And what happens to us when we embark on that journey? Would she manage it? Brooks sought guidance from the memoirists who most moved her--including Andre Dubus III, Joan Wickersham, Mark Doty, Marianne Leone, Richard Hoffman, Edwidge Danticat, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Richard Blanco, Abigail Thomas, Sue Silverman, Kate Bornstein, Jerald Walker, and Kyoko Mori--to answer these questions. Writing Hard Stories encourages all writers as they work through their challenging stories. It features some of the country's most admired writers discussing their treks through dark memories and breakthrough moments, and it demonstrates the healing power of putting words to experience. A unique compilation of authentic stories about the death of a partner, parent, or child; about violence and shunning; and about the process of writing, the book will serve as a tool for teachers of writing and give readers an intimate look into the lives of the authors they love"--

Hard times and other stories

Still , allowing for the prepossessions of Dickens in writingHard Times , ” and
forgetting Adam Smith , Ricardo , and John Stuart Mill , – looking at him only as a
humorous satirist , profoundly disgusted with some prominent evils of his day , we
 ...

Author: Charles Dickens

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ISBN: NYPL:33433067293765

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The Writings of Charles Dickens Hard times and other stories

Still , allowing for the prepossessions of Dickens in writing " Hard Times , " and
forgetting Adam Smith , Ricardo , and John Stuart Mill , — looking at him only as
a humorous satirist , profoundly disgusted with some prominent evils of his day ...

Author: Charles Dickens

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ISBN: WISC:89001881408

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The Magic of Memoir

This collection has something for anyone who's on the journey or about to embark on it. If you're looking for inspiration, The Magic of Memoir will be a valuable companion.

Author: Linda Joy Myers

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 9781631521485

Category: Reference

Page: 280

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The Magic of Memoir is a memoirist’s companion for when the going gets tough. Editors Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner have taught and coached hundreds of memoirists to the completion of their memoirs, and they know that the journey is fraught with belittling messages from both the inner critic and naysayers, voices that make it hard to stay on course with the writing and completion of a book. In The Magic of Memoir, 38 writers share their hard-won wisdom, stories, and writing tips. Included are Myers's and Warner's interviews with best-selling and widely renown memoirists Mary Karr, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dr. Azar Nafisi, Dani Shapiro, Margo Jefferson, Raquel Cepeda, Jessica Valenti, Daisy Hernández, Mark Matousek, and Sue William Silverman. This collection has something for anyone who's on the journey or about to embark on it. If you're looking for inspiration, The Magic of Memoir will be a valuable companion. Contributors include: Jill Kandel, Eanlai Cronin, Peter Gibb, Lynette Charity, Lynette Charity, Roseann M. Bozzone, Carol E. Anderson, Bella Mahaya Carter, Krishan Bedi, Sarah Conover, Leza Lowitz, Nadine Kenney Johnstone, Lynette Benton, Kelly Kittel, Robert W. Finertie, Rita M. Gardner, Robert Hammond, Marina Aris, LaDonna Harrison, Jill Smolowe, Alison Dale, Vanya Erickson, Sonvy Sammons, Laurie Prim, Ashley Espinoza, Jing Li, Nancy Chadwick-Burke, Dhana Musil, Crystal-Lee Quibell, Apryl Schwab, Irene Sardanis, Jude Walsh, Fran Simone, Rosalyn Kaplus, Rosie Sorenson, Rosie Sorenson, Jerry Waxler, and Ruthie Stender.

A Hard Day s Write

Includes over two hundred photographs and background information on individual situations, and events that inspired the Beatles' lyrics

Author: Steve Turner

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 0062736981

Category: Music

Page: 224

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Includes over two hundred photographs and background information on individual situations, and events that inspired the Beatles' lyrics

Telling Stories Writing Songs

... who are out in the world making a difference in the quality of our lives by telling
their stories and singing their songs. ... And through hard work and community
support, I soon found myself showcasing the talents of these Texas songwriters ...

Author: Kathleen Hudson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292788718

Category: Music

Page: 320

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Willie Nelson, Joe Ely, Marcia Ball, Tish Hinojosa, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lyle Lovett...the list of popular songwriters from Texas just goes on and on. In this collection of thirty-four interviews with these and other songwriters, Kathleen Hudson pursues the stories behind the songs, letting the singers' own words describe where their songs come from and how the diverse, eclectic cultures, landscapes, and musical traditions of Texas inspire the creative process. Conducted in dance halls, dressing rooms, parking lots, clubs-wherever the musicians could take time to tell their stories-the interviews are refreshingly spontaneous and vivid. Hudson draws out the songwriters on such topics as the sources of their songs, the influence of other musicians on their work, the progress of their careers, and the nature of Texas music. Many common threads emerge from these stories, while the uniqueness of each songwriter becomes equally apparent. To round out the collection, Hudson interviews Larry McMurtry and Darrell Royal for their perspectives as longtime friends and fans of Texas musicians. She also includes a brief biography and discography of each songwriter.

Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories 1904

“Not that I expect ever to write books like hers,” she said hurriedly, “and I know it
must be a long while before I can write anything worth while at all. But do you
think—if I try hard and work hard—that I might do something in this line some day
?

Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Publisher:

ISBN: 9783752436143

Category:

Page: 120

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Reproduction of the original: Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904 by Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Bodleys Telling Stories

He is a young man who tells me stories . ... Will you help me write a valentine
after I ' ve learnt my lessons ? ... Ned pushed his spectacles on hard , and said he
would try to write a valentine for Lucy to send to Nathan : and if she would study ...

Author: Horace Elisha Scudder

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4517757

Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 236

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The Bodleys telling stories by the author of Doings of the Bodley family in town and country

He is a young man who tells me stories . " “ No , he is n ' t this morning . ... Will
you help me write a valentine after I ' ve learnt my lessons ? I want to write one to
... Ned pushed his spectacles on hard , and said he would try to write a valentine
 ...

Author: Horace Elisha Scudder

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590892013

Category: Children

Page: 236

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Writing Juvenile Stories and Novels

If you write all kinds of books , you will not find readers who wait for each of your
books to come off the press . ... There are times when a hard stint of sitting at a
typewriter will leave you as worn out , mentally and physically , as if you had put
in ...

Author: Phyllis A. Whitney

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: UOM:49015000646001

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

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Novel Writing for Wanna be s

If hard-boiled detective was a metaphor of the hard-boiled egg, then in a corollary
, soft-boiled detectives, and the stories they appear in, may be a little softer inside
. In any case, they were convenient terms, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, when the ...

Author: Sam McCarver

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595350537

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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Novel Writing for Wanna-be's is just what you've been looking for: an easy-to-read and enjoyable practical guide in how to write a novel written by a published author and experienced instructor. With this one book, learn everything you need to know about putting your novel together in a professional manner and in a very readable and entertaining form. Learn how to turn your story idea into an intriguing plot and how to create memorable characters. Learn how to write compelling scenes and natural dialogue. Use the dozens of case studies and examples included in this guidebook in helping you to present your own novel in a format agents and editors prefer. And, finally, learn about the publication process and how to make that important good first impression on an agent or editor in achieving your goal, and living your dream, of having your novel published. Praise for Sam McCarver's John Darnell Mystery Novels: "Wonderful fun John and Penny are emerging as a formidable team that will have readers looking forward to their next adventure." -The Mystery Reader "Entertaining, fast-paced McCarver does a masterful job." -Romantic Times "The Case of the Ripper's Revenge is a superb historical mystery." -Harriet Klausner, Amazon.com "McCarver's descriptive prowess makes the world of 1916 England come to life in The Case of the 2nd Seance." -Romantic Times

The Write to Happiness

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.

Author: Samantha Shad

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781642798104

Category: Self-Help

Page: 287

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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)

The Best American Mystery Stories 2001

Short stories , for most of us , are hard to write and hard to sell , and the ones that
sell don ' t pay much . So why write them ? Some of us don ' t . When I began
writing professionally , shortly after the invention of movable type , most aspiring ...

Author: Lawrence Block

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618124926

Category: Fiction

Page: 349

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Presents a collection of mystery stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada

Ri Im New Writing and Reporting

Writing and Organizing Feature Stories A. Guidelines in Organizing a Feature
Story 1. Find the theme and develop the ... How do the two papers differ in their
mix of hard news and feature stories on the front page ? Did one use more
features ...

Author: ITULE

Publisher:

ISBN: 0072492139

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The Art of Writing

A complete kit designed to help readers develop their writing skills and stimulate new ideas includes The Art of Writing, a guide designed to help writers get started that includes tips on writing techniques, avoiding creative blocks, and ...

Author: Sandra Bark

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 1585423645

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 90

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A complete kit designed to help readers develop their writing skills and stimulate new ideas includes The Art of Writing, a guide designed to help writers get started that includes tips on writing techniques, avoiding creative blocks, and other essential skills; thirty cards with daily writing exercises; and a blank book and pen. Original. 17,500 first printing.

The Bodley Head Scott Fitzgerald The beautiful and the damned Short stories The rough crossing Babylon revisited

Writing hard . Short stories . ' ' Well , that's fine , that's fine . ... You on this train
often ? ' ' About once a week . We live in Marietta . ' ' Is that so ? Well , well ! I live
near Cos Cob myself . Bought a place there only recently . We're only five miles ...

Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald

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ISBN: OSU:32435030737456

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The Writing Life

A portion of the collection discusses the delicate balance between an artistic life and family commitments, especially the daily pressures and frequent compromises faced by a young mother.

Author: Ellen Gilchrist

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604739118

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 226

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Celebrated author Ellen Gilchrist has played many roles-writer and speaker, wife and lover, mother and grandmother. But she never tackled the role of teacher. Offered the opportunity to teach creative writing at the University of Arkansas, she took up the challenge and ventured into unknown territory. In the process of teaching more than two hundred students since her first class in 2000, she has found inspiration in their lives and ambitions and in the challenge of conveying to them the lessons she has learned from living and writing. The Writing Life brings together fifty essays and vignettes centered on the transforming magic of literature and the teaching and writing of it. A portion of the collection discusses the delicate balance between an artistic life and family commitments, especially the daily pressures and frequent compromises faced by a young mother. Gilchrist next focuses on the process of writing itself with essays ranging from "How I Wrote a Book of Short Stories in Three Months" to "Why Is Rewriting so Hard?" Several essays discuss her appreciation of other writers, from Shakespeare to Larry McMurtry, and the lessons she learned from them. Eudora Welty made an indelible impact on Gilchrist's work. When Gilchrist takes on the task of teaching, her essays reveal an enriched understanding of the role writing plays in any life devoted to the craft. Humorous and insightful, she assesses her own abilities as an instructor and confronts the challenge of inspiring students to attain the discipline and courage to pursue the sullen art. Some of these pieces have been previously published in magazines, but most are unpublished and all appear here in book form for the first time.

The Seventh Omni Book of Science Fiction

Good hard-science stories—those with depth of character as well as strong
themes and interesting ideas—may be the most difficult kind of' science fiction to
write. But anyone who says hard-science-fiction stories are boring just hasn't
been ...

Author: Ellen Datlow

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: PSU:000018825046

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

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Culled from the pages of "Omni" magazine, these seventeen science fiction short stories include masterworks by such noted authors as John Crowley, Robert Zelazny, and Alfred Bester

Writing Suspense and Mystery Fiction

I will just tell you briefly what the hard way is on the off chance that you might care
to follow it . The hard way to write detective stories is to treat every book you write
as a separate entity in the way that an ordinary novelist usually does . Charles ...

Author: Abraham Saul Burack

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007491991

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 341

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Successful novelists and short-story writers offer advice on writing mystery and suspense fiction, covering plot, characterization, setting, and other essential elements