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Life Writes

Author : Suzanne Ruthven
ISBN : 9781846948534
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The second most common question a writer is asked is, 'where do your ideas come from?' (The first is, 'Do you make any money from it?') Experienced writers don't go looking for ideas; ideas come to them. An experienced writer just has the knack of spotting what makes a good story or what will make a good story once it's been given the right spin, because none of us, if we're honest, will let reality get in the way of a saleable piece of work. Editors are looking for an element of action, drama or surprise, even in non-fiction. It's what catches their attention and makes them pause to read further; and the key to any editor's heart is originality. Not necessarily a new departure in style or genre, but a refreshing and original slant on a popular theme. Life-Writes helps you to find and develop ideas with editor appeal.

Anatomy Of A Premise Line

Author : Jeff Lyons
ISBN : 9781317558958
Genre : Art
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If a story is going to fail, it will do so first at the premise level. Anatomy of a Premise Line: How to Master Premise and Story Development for Writing Success is the only book of its kind to identify a seven-step development process that can be repeated and applied to any story idea. This process will save you time, money, and potentially months of wasted writing. So whether you are trying to write a feature screenplay, develop a television pilot, or just trying to figure out your next story move as a writer, this book gives you the tools you need to know which ideas are worth pursuing. In addition to the 7-step premise development tool, Anatomy of a Premise Line also presents a premise and idea testing methodology that can be used to test any developed premise line. Customized exercises and worksheets are included to facilitate knowledge transfer, so that by the end of the book, you will have a fully developed premise line, log line, tagline, and a completed premise-testing checklist. Here is some of what you will learn inside: Ways to determine whether or not your story is a good fit for print or screen Case studies and hands-on worksheets to help you learn by participating in the process Tips on how to effectively work through writer’s block A companion website ( with additional worksheets, videos, and interactive tools to help you learn the basics of perfecting a killer premise line

The Composition Of Everyday Life Concise 2016 Mla Update

Author : John Mauk
ISBN : 9781337280792
Genre : Education
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Showing students that the act of writing is connected to everyday living, THE COMPOSITION OF EVERYDAY LIFE, CONCISE, emphasizes invention while helping student writers rediscover concepts, uncover meaning, and rethink the world around them. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The True Writer S Life

Author : William Lee Ballard
ISBN : 9781460244180
Genre : Religion
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This book has the potential to transform aspiring writers into published authors! Inside every reader is a writer, and inside every writer is a spiritual being, but even deeper than that, every spiritual being has the ability to tap into the mind and heart of God. Where does writing come from? Where do the ideas come from? How can you, as a writer, never worry about where your next idea, book, or blog is going to come from? This book answers those questions with profound insight and wisdom. There is a way to discover an endless vast of ideas and thoughts that can heal the world and change lives. The True Writer’s Life: Discovering the Author and Finisher of Our Faith is more than just discovering that you are a writer. It is discovering the Spirit of writing that dwells within you.

The Surprise Of My Life

Author : Claire Drainie Taylor
ISBN : 9781554586721
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“It’s an autobiography! If I tell you what’s in it you won’t read the book.” — Claire Drainie Taylor Or would you? Maybe you’d be intrigued by the progression of a life begun as an unexceptional little girl born to a middle-class Jewish Canadian couple in a small prairie town who, at age sixteen, married a refined Englishman, and survived the Great Depression, partly alone in a shack in the woods of Vancouver Island. Or how, only a few months after returning to Vancouver, with no training and minimal education, this same young woman walked on stage at one of Canada’s finest old theatres, and went on to a successful thirty-year career as an actress and radio dialogue writer. Having been compelled by her family to write her memoir, it wasn’t until she’d finished and reread her manuscript that Claire Drainie Taylor realized what an extraordinary life she’d led. Her descriptions of the many fascinating incidents that make up her story, and how she dealt with them, revealed herself to herself in a way that illuminates what she calls “The Surprise of My Life.”

Write Fantastic Non Fiction And Get It Published

Author : Claire Gillman
ISBN : 9781444136517
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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""Write Fantastic Non-fiction and get it Published"" is designed specifically for you, if you want to turn your idea into a book. If you're wondering where to start, this book clearly explains how to select a subject, hone your research skills, explore different genres and styles and edit your work. It does more than simply review the different genres, however - it will, crucially, help you to master the skill of assessing your own work objectively - essential for any would-be writer. With your confidence strengthened through practical tips, insights and exercises, it will also give you the crucial insider information on and how to approach a publisher or find an agent. Written by an author with a track record of helping new writers secure agents and publishing deals, it will take you from 'would-be writer' to 'writer' quickly and painlessly

Life Writing

Author : William J. Hofmann
ISBN : 9781469103976
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Why Life Writing? How many times have you looked through the family album and wished there were more pictures of the good old days? William Hofmanns message in Life Writing is that there are more pictures, thousands of them just waiting to be pulled from your memory and written down. Hofmanns clear advice on how to get fresh ideas, how to write a rough draft, or how to use the basic principles of rewriting would be useful to any writer. But his book is specifically for those people who would like to use writing as a tool for preserving their past, for recording their own memories and the memories of their parents and grandparents. From the first sentence to the last page, Life Writing is at once supportive and practical, a comprehensive step-by-step guide to gathering your familys folklore and keeping it alive.

You Write It

Author : John Hamilton
ISBN : 9781617146534
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses format, organization, and development needed for writing a horror book.

Education For Life And Work

Author : Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills
ISBN : 9780309256506
Genre : Education
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Americans have long recognized that investments in public education contribute to the common good, enhancing national prosperity and supporting stable families, neighborhoods, and communities. Education is even more critical today, in the face of economic, environmental, and social challenges. Today's children can meet future challenges if their schooling and informal learning activities prepare them for adult roles as citizens, employees, managers, parents, volunteers, and entrepreneurs. To achieve their full potential as adults, young people need to develop a range of skills and knowledge that facilitate mastery and application of English, mathematics, and other school subjects. At the same time, business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management - often referred to as "21st century skills." Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century describes this important set of key skills that increase deeper learning, college and career readiness, student-centered learning, and higher order thinking. These labels include both cognitive and non-cognitive skills- such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, effective communication, motivation, persistence, and learning to learn. 21st century skills also include creativity, innovation, and ethics that are important to later success and may be developed in formal or informal learning environments. This report also describes how these skills relate to each other and to more traditional academic skills and content in the key disciplines of reading, mathematics, and science. Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century summarizes the findings of the research that investigates the importance of such skills to success in education, work, and other areas of adult responsibility and that demonstrates the importance of developing these skills in K-16 education. In this report, features related to learning these skills are identified, which include teacher professional development, curriculum, assessment, after-school and out-of-school programs, and informal learning centers such as exhibits and museums.

Who Needs A Boyfriend Life Happiness And Other Thoughts

Author : Carol Lynn Lustgarten
ISBN : 9781491821435
Genre : Poetry
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A self help, humurous inspiring book which includes sections of poetry. The highlight of the book is money is a girl's bestfriend. (Not your Daddy’s, Mama’s, Boyfriend’s or Husband’s, but your own) An interesting poem that stands out is the The Wilderness and the Paradise. It inlcudes "Some Things To Do In Your Life (Take Chances)", What Annoys the Author and What She is Grateful For. She also wrote a poem dedicated to her mother which is titled, Survive. “You can never hide from the truth, it’s always there” - C.L.L.

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