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The Nighttime Novelist: Finish Your Novel in Your Spare Time
Joseph Bates

Writers Digest Books, 2010

Make Every Creative Moment Count Franz Kafka was an insurance agent. William Faulkner was a postmaster. Stephen King taught high school English, John Grisham was an attorney, and Toni Morrison worked in publishing. Though romantic fantasies of the writing life don?t often include a day job, the fact is that most writers have one. If you find yourself among them, stealing moments late at night, early in the morning, or on your lunch ...


How to Be a Writer: Building Your Creative Skills Through Practice and Play

Writers Digest Books, 2010


Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing: A Novelist Looks at His Craft
David Morrell

Writers Digest Books, 2003

Bestselling novelist David Morrell provides insights and advice learned during thirty years of writing and selling novels--insider secrets that are sure to help writers achieve the next level of literary success, whether they're just beginning or already published! With captivating anecdotes and thoughtful discussion, Morrell explores the basics of the writing craft, from structure and character to dialogue and style, allowing readers to look ...


Publish Your Nonfiction Book: Strategies for Learning the Industry, Selling Your Book, and Building a ...
Sharlene Martin, Anthony Flacco

Writers Digest Books, 2009

"Publish Your Nonfiction Book" goes beyond query letter and proposal basics to give readers a broader insider understanding of what the publishing industry is really like and how to navigate it successfully in order to ensure a long-term career. To this end, the book explores: how to determine if you have the skills, background, and unique 'it' factor necessary to successfully write and sell a nonfiction book; how to target your audience; how to ...


2007 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

Writers Digest Books, 2006

This is the ultimate go-to resource for anyone who creates material for children. Writers and illustrators will find hundreds of outlets for their work, whether it's aimed at toddlers, young adults or somewhere in between. The opportunities include book publishers, magazines, play publishers, and more. There's also an exhaustive section covering conferences, workshops, contests, grants, and clubs. Plus, readers will gain advice and insight from ...


The Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers & Rogues
George Choundas

Writers Digest Books, 2007

Ebbry-blastin'-theng ye needs must know-oo to lay tongue liker aargh-thentic pirate, by the devil's twisted tail. Take a tour through the world of piracy with the only authoritative work on the pirate language. A comprehensive course in pirate vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax, The Pirate Primer contains three centuries of distinctive terms and usages uttered by (and attributed to) pirates in film, TV, literature, and ...


Writing the Christian Romance
Gail Gaymer Martin

Writers Digest Books, 2007

Writing the Christian Romance provides readers with detailed instruction for creating a storyline that is reflective of Christian values with authentic well constructed principled characters. This comprehensive book shows writers how to develop an engaging, passionate, conflict-driven romantic storyline without the use profanity, gratuitous violence, or sexually explicit content. Writers will learn to construct stories using the three threads ...


The Craft and Business of Songwriting
John Braheny

Writers Digest Books, 1995

This book teaches everything you need to know about successful songwriting; answers to questions and problems, anecdotes, exercises, and even examples from songwriters including Harry Chapin, and Paul McCartney. Covers everything from writing lyrics, to songwriting subjects, to protecting songs.


Poetry Dictionary
John Drury

Writers Digest Books, 2005

The language of poetry is rich and complex - from abstract language to voice , with all the enjambment , Nashers and sprung rhythm in between. The Poetry Dictionary illuminates and unravels it all with clear, working definitions. In addition, you'll find vivid and thorough descriptions, along with examples from classic and contemporary poetry, Greek to avant-garde, to illustrate the terms. In many cases, several different poems are ...


Writing Articles About the World Around You
Marcia Yudkin

Writers Digest Books, 1998

Get Started Writing for Magazines - and Learn to Make a Living At It Through examples, explanations and tips, Writing Articles About the World Around You demonstrates how to generate original and saleable article ideas using information that is part of your everyday life. Even if you live in Nowheresville, you'll learn how to recognize topics and angles that can interest editors at magazines and newspapers. Use your experience, on-the-job ...


On Writing Fiction: Rethinking conventional wisdom about the craft
David Jauss

Writers Digest Books, 2011

Possibilities and Paradoxes in the Craft of Fiction The pieces of a satisfying novel or story seem to fit together so effortlessly, so seamlessly, that it's easy to find yourself wondering, "how on earth did the author do this?" The answer is simple: He sat alone at his desk, considered an array of options, and made smart, careful choices. In On Writing Fiction , award-winning author and respected creative writing professor David ...


Writer's Market Guide to Getting Published
Editors of Writers Digest Books

Writers Digest Books, 2010

Everything you need to succeed in the business of writing! You have the ideas and the desire—but how do you get your writing published? Find out here! Writer?s Market Guide to Getting Published gives you the inspiration and instruction you need to achieve long-term success in an ever-changing industry. This authoritative guide explores the ins and outs of the business of writing to provide you with: an exclusive look at the latest ...


2002 Novel & Short Story Writers Market (Novel and Short Story Writer's Market)
Anne Bowling

Writers Digest Books, 2001

If you write fiction, the 2002 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the first, crucial step to your publishing success. Inside you'll find completely updated market entries for book publishers, magazines, literary agents and contests, plus brand new information on e-publishers, including interviews with industry experts, editors of e-magazines and more! Whether you write literary short stories or whodunit mysteries, other-worldly science ...


Watercolor Workbook
Bud Biggs

Writers Digest Books, 1979

Biggs and Marshall present 31 practical, inviting watercolor lessons, divided into four sections: color & value, space & shape, line & form, and texture.


1999 Poet's Market (Poet's Market, 1999)

Writers Digest Books, 1998

"A winning combination for poets who want to break into print".--"American Reference Book Annual".


The Daily Writer: 366 Meditations to Cultivate a Productive and Meaningful Writing Life
Fred White

Writers Digest Books, 2008

This devotional for all writers emphasizes the importance of deep thinking in the context of writing and cultivating a meaningful writing life. Action-oriented entries prompt writers to integrate practice into their daily life and dedicate meaningful thought to their writing pursuits. From getting in a creative frame of mind to maintaining good writing habits to breaking through writer's block, this helpful guide is every writer's key to ...


Confessions of a Happily Organized Family: Hundreds of Practical, No-Nag Ways to Have a Neat House, Happy ...
Deniece Schofield

Writers Digest Books, 1985

How to be organized and have more time to spend with the family. Written by Deniece Schofield


2005 Photographers Market

Writers Digest Books, 2004

2005 Photographer's Market provides photographers with the key guidelines they need to sell their work and build a career. This updated edition provides: 2,000 listings covering every possible opportunity, including magazines, stock agencies, ad firms, book publishers, newspapers, businesses and galleries; Fresh business advice, from the latest developments in the stock photography market to new information on how to break into book publishing ...


Beginnings, Middles and Ends (Elements of Fiction Writing)
Nancy Kress

Writers Digest Books, 1993

By demonstrating effective solutions for potential problems at each stage of story writing, Nancy Kress helps novice authors write stories with a roaring start and a grand finale. She also helps them hook the editor in the first three paragraphs, make and keep a story's "implicit promise", build drama and credibility by controlling prose, and many other techniques.


You Can Write a Cookbook
J. Kevin Wolfe

Writers Digest Books, 2000

Whether readers want to create a family cookbook or the next culinary bestseller, this guide to writing, marketing and publishing cookbooks is their recipe for success.



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