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How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency

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Pdf:How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency.Review “Coming upon [HOW TO DISAPPEAR] was like finding the Advil bottle in the medicine cabinet after stumbling about with a headache for a long time…For [Busch], invisibility is not simply a negative, the inverse of visibility. Going unseen, undetected, overlooked: These are experiences with their own inherent ‘meaning and power’; what we need is a ‘field guide’ for recognizing them. And this is what Busch offers, roaming from essay to essay in a loose, associative style, following invisibility where it takes her…Inconspicuousness can be powerful—this may be Busch’s most radical point, especially at a moment when we’re conditioned to think power means yelling louder than everyone else in your Twitter feed, or showing the world in Instagram how you’re living your best life…Silence and invisibility, [Busch insists], are part of our everyday lives—the place our mind wanders when we’re in the shower or out jogging, the feeling we get looking out the window of an airplane, the pleasure of becoming a stranger on a bustling city street. We take these pauses, these moments of exhalation, for granted, but we should clutch them close. They are our armor against the onslaught.” –Gal Beckerman, The New York Times Book Review (cover review)  “Akiko Busch’s How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency serves as a gentle reminder…[to] stop confusing what is most obvious or distracting for what is genuinely important. Almost everything that actually matters in life happens beneath the surface. Ms. Busch, who has rightly been compared to Annie Dillard and Edward Abbey, has dedicated nearly 30 years to sounding this message, one that our age seems intent on ignoring…It is precisely Ms. Busch’s subtle contrarianism that deserves our sustained attention….How to Disappear is, at least in part, a description of how the world might reappear to us if we weren’t so hellbent on overwhelming it…On the surface, How to Disappear is a palliative for the alienation that modern overexposure begets. Ms. Busch would like to save us from ourselves, from the lonely fate that afflicts Narcissus, his eyes forever locked on the only person he has ever truly loved—himself. But in its deeper moments, the book touches on an abiding, but easily forgotten, truth: Disappearing, the act of losing our selves, is a precondition of selflessness. Ms. Busch’s deeper concern is to save not Narcissus but rather the wider world his selfishness affects.” —John Kaag, Wall Street Journal “An impressive look at myriad, diverse examples of invisibility.”—Library Journal “As the world grows ever more connected, it's imperative that voices preaching caution without hyperbole come to the fore. How refreshing, then, to read Akiko Busch's How to Disappear, which perfectly threads the needle…[The book] isn't interested in providing a roadmap for getting off the grid, but in exploring the various ways humans do disappear, whether it's from view or simply into themselves…Philosophical and thoughtful, How to Disappear beautifully illuminates the ways we choose to hide.” —Shelf Awareness for Readers, starred review“In this provocative series of essays, Busch examines how social media and the surveillance economy have redefined the way we live….Throughout, she asks important questions about the consequences of hypervisibility.” –BBC Culture, Ten Books to Read this February   “These are by no means ‘notes’ but rather fully formed and often powerful explorations of the many realms and levels of invisibility to which one might aspire or withdraw…With a tone that is more evocative than provocative, Busch meaningfully celebrates value where it goes unseen by others.” —Kirkus   “Busch’s exploration of her subject is free-associative, wide-ranging, and poetic in its own right…Busch offers a path to quiet dignity that is rich and enlightening.” —Publishers Weekly“What a mesmerizing, unexpected, and hopeful book this is. A wondrous magic hat of revelations on the power of the unseen – to disappear into, lose oneself in, and emerge transformed, with new hope for the possibility of a surer, quieter, more humane way of being.” —Jennifer Ackerman, author of The Genius of Birds “What a stunning, intelligent book! And timely in these times of endless exposure. Akiko Busch leaves no pebble unturned in her contemplation of invisibility in all of its myriad guises, many of which will surprise you, and in the course of things her contemplation becomes a search for one’s place in nothing less than the flow of life itself.” —Mary Ruefle, author of My Private Property and Madness, Rack, and Honey  “Kafka dreamt of being a waiter. He wanted to be present but invisible. Akiko Busch has illuminated this essential part of being. Examining with a clear lyricism, what it means to protect yourself from too much visibility. Her work offers a much needed sense of balance in a time of turmoil.  A reminder that we can shift and change and that there is such a thing as privacy.” —Maira Kalman, author and illustrator of Beloved Dog and The Principles of Uncertainty   “What a perfect moment for this beautiful and affecting book. Aki Busch writes with grace, humor and breathtaking precision about the unsung virtues of blending in rather than standing out, of finding our most essential selves by losing our need to be perpetually seen. Weaving together science, myth and storytelling, anecdotes from Iceland to Grand Cayman Island, the Bay of Fundy to a virtual reality studio in Brooklyn, she reminds us that it is often in those all-consuming moments of losing ourselves—in love, in work, in the natural world—that we see and feel most acutely, that how to be depends on knowing both how to be fully present and how to disappear. This is a book that will be passed from friend to friend like a secret handshake--a must read.”  —Andrea Barnet, author of Visionary Women Read more About the Author Akiko Busch is the author of several essay collections, including Nine Ways to Cross a River, a series of linked essays about swimming across American rivers and The Incidental Steward, published by Yale University Press in 2013 and awarded an Honorable Mention in the Natural History Literature category of 2013 National Outdoor Book Awards. She was a contributing editor at Metropolis magazine for twenty years, and her work has appeared in numerous national magazines, newspapers, and exhibition catalogues. She is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Read more

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Comickers Art 3: Write Amazing Manga Stories

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Pdf:Comickers Art 3: Write Amazing Manga Stories.About the Author Published quarterly in Japan, Comickers Magazine is the authoritative guide to the Japanese comics trade and provides unique information on the worlds of manga, anime, illustration, games, fashion, and cinema. Read more

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BLUE HIGHWAYS Revisited

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Pdf:BLUE HIGHWAYS Revisited.Review “For three decades, it has been our honor to publish William Least-Heat Moon's Blue Highways. The Ailors' Blue Highways Revisited is a spectacular companion piece to that American classic. Their photos are breathtaking, perfectly synchronized not just to Heat Moon's American odyssey, but our deepest need to see the world anew. I've read Blue Highways a dozen times, and yet it is now, thanks to this beautiful, heartfelt volume, that I feel I've most closely connected with it. Blue Highways Revisited is a magnificent celebration—and worthy of magnificent celebration itself.”—Geoff Shandler, Editor in Chief, Little, Brown and Company“Blue Highways evoked powerful images through words, and now we get to see the pictures. Like America, much has changed, and like America, much has not. Either way, these photos and commentary show the fragile beauty of our land, the unending cycles of life, the indomitable passage of time. This book is as richly revealing of America, today, as was William Least Heat-Moon’s spirited story three decades ago.”—Tim Palmer, award-winning author and photographer of Rivers of America and Trees and Forests of America Read more About the Author Edgar I. Ailor III began his photography career on a high school yearbook staff. With a camera always nearby, he honed his skills through several decades of practicing otolaryngology. On retirement in March of 2005 he started Ailor Fine Art Photography in Columbia, Missouri, with Edgar I. Ailor IV. Edgar I. Ailor IV was born to the flash of a camera and he quickly learned no milestone was complete without photographic documentation – so his love for photography began at an even younger age than his father’s. Edgar IV and his family settled in Schenectady, New York, where he worked for several years serving youth through not-for-profits before forming his own company, Ailor Photography New York. The Ailors’ portfolio of Blue Highways Revisited images was accepted in 2011 as one of a hundred worldwide photography projects for the Santa Fe Review, a prestigious juried review with participants from thirteen countries and twenty-three states. Read more

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Photoshop for Photographers: Training for Photographers to Master Digital Photography and Photo Editing

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Pdf:Photoshop for Photographers: Training for Photographers to Master Digital Photography and Photo Editing.This is the Photoshop tutorial workflow for photographers. This audiobook covers features essential for photographers in Photoshop. A portion of this book is for beginner photographers learn about the basics of photography so that everybody can benefit from the methods in this book. Photographs have been in fashion since they were known to the common man. People use photographs to capture and store their special moments. These photos help in reliving those precious moments that they spent with their loved ones, friends, or family. But, it is not the 1940s or 1980s now. With time, people have developed various methods of processing images. Today, they capture images not only to remember their moments, but to share them with people on social media platforms like Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and many others. Capturing amazing images with the help of your camera is not enough. You need to produce some appealing images from those digital copies of yours as well. If you spend more than 30 seconds studying an image that you took, you will often notice that something is not presented the way you wanted it to be. You can always open such images in Photoshop to correct them and artificially improve them to make them better looking. Once you are done with the photography lessons in this book, you will continue learning about Photoshop and how you can use the same to make your images wow! What's included in this book: Basics of photography (aperture, focus, continuous focus, shutter speed, etc.) How to capture images like a professional Using perspective to add dynamism to your images Photography filters Introduction to Photoshop Basic Photoshop Color grading Photo manipulation Combining two images

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Daniels' Orchestral Music (Music Finders)

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Pdf:Daniels' Orchestral Music (Music Finders).Review The fifth edition of the venerable resource by Daniels, issued by Rowman and Littlefield (and formerly by Scarecrow) in their ‘Music Finders’ series, adds considerable content while updating and revising about one-third of entries from the previous edition. Formatting and layout is somewhat improved over the previous edition, making the text easier to scan. Dates of composition are now incorporated, and more detail has been added to the instrumentation formula. Twelve appendixes enable access from a variety of points, including instrumentation, composer anniversaries, and thematic programming. An ‘Orchestralogy’ section lists bibliographic and web resources for identifying orchestral music. The print content of the fourth edition is captured in the Orchestral Music Online website, available by subscription at http://orchestralmusic.com/. . . .The latest edition offers enough new content and updated legacy content to perhaps merit purchase of both versions for libraries and organizations that support orchestras and their programming. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-level. (CHOICE)While many orchestra librarians use this important reference work solely for looking up compositions and their timing information, I urge everyone to also utilize the comments in the Preface, as well as the many appendices. . . .I have often said a silent 'thank you' to David Daniels for his lifelong commitment to researching orchestral repertoire and making his information available to those of us in the orchestra world. Now I offer up a public ' thank you': well done, David, and much appreciated! (Newsletter of the Major Orchestra Librarians' Association (MOLA))The 5th edition of this staple of music libraries has increased by one third in its number of pages, entries, and updates from the 4th edition, but its purpose and format remain basically unchanged. The work is an alphabetical listing by composer and work that includes information to help orchestras schedule rehearsals and plan concerts. . . .A gem of this work has always been the appendixes. Where else can one find programmable works that are under five minutes? One appendix will assist planners of tie-ins to local ethnic programming events, another to celebrate the significant anniversaries of composers through 2026, and yet another of works intended for young audiences. . . .Besides the obvious target audience of music librarians, conductors, and orchestra programmers, it will also be useful for critics, concertgoers, and music collectors. (American Reference Books Annual)A sizable public—both within and beyond the music library community—has relied on the information contained in the Daniels books. They will not only be pleased with the present edition but will applaud the fact that the publisher has managed to increase the size of the book by 25 percent while retaining the price of the fourth edition. (Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association)[T]his hefty print edition (900 pages) remains an extremely useful option for orchestra librarians and conductors who for one reason or another prefer to work offline, or who prefer to own rather than merely rent the valuable information contained therein. . . . This 2015 fifth edition is expanded once again. It now includes approximately 8,500 individual detailed work entries, which is a third more than the previous edition. Dates of composition and revision have been added to the entries, making this book a more useful resource for music students. (The succinct summary of the convoluted publication history surrounding Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring could have saved me many hours in the library, thirty-five years ago.) Also new are enhanced listings of individual movements, and timings that were previously lacking. The level of supplementary detail accumulated by Daniels as well as contributed by orchestra librarians over the years is remarkable. (CAML Review)The newest edition of Orchestral Music continues the tradition of offering orchestra librarians as complete a compositional reference as is possible. It has been ten years since the fourth edition was published, and this edition has expanded from 6,400 entries to over 8,500 entries, and includes several new features…. There are two items that immediately caught my attention. The first was the inclusion of more movement titles/ designations in addition to the movement timings, even of large choral works, and the second was the addition of the date of the composition or revision…. I have often said a silent ‘thank you’ to David Daniels for his lifelong commitment to researching orchestral repertoire and making his information available to those of us in the orchestra world. Now I offer up a public ‘thank you’: well done, David, and much appreciated! (Marcato)Daniels’ Orchestral Music is the gold standard among orchestra conductors, music programmers, symphony directors, and any other music professional—or student—seeking to research an orchestral program for a recital or a full season. Compositions cover the standard repertoire for American orchestra and this latest editions, nearly a decade since the previous, contains 7,700 entries. Daniels’ Orchestral Music organize works alphabetically by composer and then work and contains year, duration and instrumentation. Additional sections address works for chorus, solo voices (including speaker or narrator), and solo instruments. Separately offered are orchestral works listed by instrumentation and by duration; works intended for youth concerts; significant anniversaries of composers; and composer groups for thematic programming; extended notes, a title index and list of publishers also appear, rounding out this monumental work. Read more About the Author David Daniels is Emeritus Professor of Music at Oakland University and Conductor Emeritus of the Warren Symphony, both in Michigan. He is coauthor with John Yaffé of Arias, Ensembles & Choruses (Scarecrow Press, 2012), and editor of two series of books: Music Finders, and Dictionaries for the Modern Musician. In 2016, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award by the College Orchestra Directors' Association. Read more

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Up Front

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Pdf:Up Front.From Library Journal Speaking of Americana . With the memory of the war as fresh as the ink on the pages, Mauldin's text and drawings of the American dogface GI in combat became a classic the minute it rolled off the press in 1945 and remains an essential title for libraries. This edition contains a new foreword by Stephen Ambrose. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more Review The best book about war and life in an army...a classic of both prose and pictures. -- R.C. Harvey, The Comics Buyers Guide, 5 January 2001 Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities (Architecture Briefs)

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Pdf:Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities (Architecture Briefs).Review 'In Writing About Architecture, Lange recognizes the stakes inherent in the act of describing place. While she certainly is pushing writers, readers and her students to aim for clarity in criticism, Lange goes much further, arguing that architecture critics be invested intellectually and emotionally in the world that surrounds them. The iconic critics Lange celebrates enliven the spaces they write about - whether they love them or hate them. They notice things. They're steeped in history, in context and provenance. They take their time. They make the reader want to experience the spaces described.' --- Allison Arieff, The New York Times'It's not only a delight to read - Jacobs' vivid 1961 description of the everyday ballet on Manhattan's Hudson Street alone is worth the $24.95 price of admission - but an instructive treatise on how great criticisms come to be.' -- Architects + Artisans'Nothing short of miraculous.... Lange's book goes into the 'nuts-and bolts' level of wordsmithing architectural experiences with a poetic lyricism and technical precision as no book before it. Use it often and you'll never think of the word 'critic' pejoratively again.' ---ArchNewsNow'Lange analyzes her key texts with great care and perceptiveness, and happily she is wide ranging in her taste... She understands that the purpose of writing about architecture is to build a constituency for better design, to help people see, to help them feel more agency over the built environment-and to help them take joy in architecture's great moments. She's good at doing that herself, and this book will help others do it, too.' --- Paul Goldberger, The Architect's Newspaper Read more

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My Daily Journal: Blank Lined Notebook Journal

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Pdf:My Daily Journal: Blank Lined Notebook Journal.About the Author Blank Book Billionaire is the creative force behind many different types of blank books or utility books as some people call them. They focus on creating books that help people express themselves or simply keep track of things. The sky is the limit for what you can create with these blank books. Not all the books are blank, of course. There are lined journals, gratitude journals, travel journals, pregnancy journals and many others. Some have prompts while others have sections that are designated for specific information. Our mission is to provide you with every type of blank book you might need. If they don’t have it now, they will soon. Journaling is their passion and hope to inspire people to make it a part of their daily life. Essentially journaling to them is the act of writing down everything a person wants to remember or reference back to. Whether that is emotions, life events, recipes, pregnancies or your to do list, writing it down is the most powerful way of ensuring it never gets forgotten. What you can do with a blank book is only limited by the amount of imagination you put into it. Make it a diary, a meal planner, a diet journal or just doodle in it. The point is to get one or seven and use them. Make life easier by unleashing the hidden power of a blank book. Read more

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Photography Exposure: 9 Secrets to Master the Art of Photography Exposure in 24h or Less

Pdf Reference Photography Exposure: 9 Secrets to Master the Art of Photography Exposure in 24h or Less

Pdf:Photography Exposure: 9 Secrets to Master the Art of Photography Exposure in 24h or Less.Learn How to Take Stunning Photos Effortlessly! Ever wonder what exposure is? Well, this audiobook will make it all clear. It will also teach you how to make a proper exposure time and time again. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: A general overview of what exposure is The components it's made up of: ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. ISO: the speed at which light is allowed into the camera Shutter speed: the amount of time that light is allowed into the camera How much light is coming into the lens I also explain how to make proper use of them and how they work, being systems based on fractions I explain how aperture controls depth of field and the concept of depth of field Camera modes can help you figure out where you need to be with your exposure. I explain the four most common and their uses as well as the concept of equivalent exposure. Finally, if you do need to fix your exposure for any reason, I give tips for both underexposure and overexposure. This book will give you a rounded and complete idea of how to control exposure. The book isn't DSLR or analog specific and covers aspects of both. It explains the three components to exposure, which are ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. Concepts such as depth of field and a quick overview of Ansel Adams' zone system are also covered. The focus is mainly on how to get a great exposure from the start, but there are also tips on how to fix an overexposed or underexposed photo. At the end of the book, you should feel more at ease with your camera and be able to take a technically solid photograph. Hurry! Take action now, and download your very own copy today!

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Blank Comic Book (Draw Your Own Comics): A Large Notebook and Sketchbook for Kids and Adults to Draw Comics and Journal

Pdf Reference Blank Comic Book (Draw Your Own Comics): A Large Notebook and Sketchbook for Kids and Adults to Draw Comics and Journal

Pdf:Blank Comic Book (Draw Your Own Comics): A Large Notebook and Sketchbook for Kids and Adults to Draw Comics and Journal.17 GIFT IDEAS | ART BOOKS FOR KIDS | BLANK COMIC BOOKS Unleash your inner creativity in this blank comic book journal that is perfect for both kids and adults! This high quality journal comes with over 100 pages of blank comic book scenes ready for you to fill. The paper is high quality 60# grade and is printed on a fun matte cover. This also serves as the perfect holiday gift or a fun white elephant present. Grab one for yourself or a few for friends!

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The Lost Art of Handwriting: Rediscover the Beauty and Power of Penmanship

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Pdf:The Lost Art of Handwriting: Rediscover the Beauty and Power of Penmanship.Review “Brenna captures the art of handwriting in such a beautiful way, from explaining the history and breaking down the basics to discussing her signature style of flourishing in this book. I was blown away by the information and topics covered in the book allowing me to see handwriting in another perspective. Such an amazing book that answers the ‘why’ and getting started.” (Shelly Kim of Letters By Shells, author of Learn to Create Modern Calligraphy Lettering and Learn to Create Art Deco Lettering)“I am absolutely blown away by the vast amount of information there is in this book, and at how wonderfully detailed it is. From diving into the history of handwriting to being able to successfully learn by practicing different types of styles with clear and beautiful examples, there is no doubt this book will help anyone improve—and thoroughly enjoy—their handwriting.” (Chrystal Elizabeth, modern letterer and author of Brush Lettering Made Simple)“A wonderful resource for anyone who is interested in penmanship! Brenna not only brings you into the rich history behind handwriting; she guides you through beautiful scripts and styles that will inspire you to put pen to paper.” (Younghae Chung of Logos Calligraphy + Design)“Brenna is a master of her craft and she doesn’t hold back in these abundant pages full of instruction and inspiration. She has an effortless way of guiding you to fall in love with your unique handwriting—how to embrace it, mold it, and really own it—showing you the priceless value it has. This book is experimental yet timeless!” (Peggy Dean, author and art educator) Read more About the Author Brenna Jordan lives in Duluth, Minnesota, where she owns a calligraphy and hand lettering business, Calligraphy by Brenna, which provides wedding and event calligraphy, certificates, logo design, and commission work. She is a member of IAMPETH® (International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting©) and The Colleagues of Calligraphy and offers private or small group lessons. Read more

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Cursive Handwriting Workbook for Kids: Cursive Writing Practice Book (Cursive for Beginners)

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Pdf:Cursive Handwriting Workbook for Kids: Cursive Writing Practice Book (Cursive for Beginners).This book is perfect for kids of all ages who want to learn cursive and improve their handwriting skills. These essential letter drills will help with cursive letter recognition and muscle memory. It also includes exercises using sight words. The Book Contains: Premium matte cover design Printed on high quality 60# interior stock Perfectly sized at 8.5" x 11"

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Aston Martin

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Pdf:Aston Martin.About the Author Sir Stirling Moss is considered one of the greatest all-around racing drivers in the history of motor sport. Racing from 1948 to 1962, he won 212 of the 529 races he entered, including 16 Formula 1 Grands Prix. Nick Trott is the editor of Evo, a magazine dedicated to performance cars. Simon de Burton is a journalist and author of the New Motorcycle Year Book series. Jonathan Bell writes about design, architecture, and technology. Josh Sims is a lifestyle journalist and editor.' Read more

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Advancing Your Photography: Secrets to Amazing Photos from the Masters

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Pdf:Advancing Your Photography: Secrets to Amazing Photos from the Masters.Take your photography to a whole new level.I'll help you take your photography to new levels with my easy-to-understand and easy-to-use handbook that is packed with tips from some of the world's best photographers. Find out how you can apply their secrets for capturing outstanding photos. With my audiobook, you will understand all steps needed to advance your photography and capture amazing photos.   Learn how to capture stunning images.I've interviewed some of the world's best photographers and found their secrets for stunning composition and pass their wisdom along to you in an easy-to-understand way. Imagine that you now have trusted mentors to help guide your photography. Gain top tips for making outstanding photographs from iconic photographers and many other leading professional photography masters of today.   Find out how to photograph in many lighting conditions.I show you how to find the best light to really make your images pop. You'll be able to instantly improve your lighting with these tips.   Are your photos not getting the love you want?We all want to be proud of our photographs, but what if they are boring to others? I'll show you how to use simple tools to make your images come to life, with great lighting and composition.   Don't know how to get inspired? You might know there's something missing in your photography, but how do you get inspired? I tell you this simple but powerful way to expand your ability to imagine a photograph in new ways, giving you guidance on training your eye to see composition with emotional impact.  Stop being confused about camera settings.I demystify and make very clear and easy all settings on your camera so you can get out and shoot with confidence, without being distracted by your camera! You'll get tips on mastering the key points of operating your camera like a pro.  Don't be stuck in a rut with your photography.Unfortunately, too many photographers get to a certain level and find it hard to advance. Don't get bored or stuck with your own photography. I show you many ways to break out, get inspired, and advance to whole new levels. Confused about how to process your images? Learning all those sliders and adjustments can be confusing, but I simplify the process and make it easy to learn the secrets to processing your images to professional standards.Don't get overwhelmed with too much data.We're bombarded with so many videos, books, and people telling you what to do, it can be overwhelming. I created Advancing Your Photography so you could have one easy-to-listen-to handbook you can carry with you for easy use. All my tips are based on my decades of photography and the deep wisdom of the fantastic photographers I've interviewed. I give numerous step-by-step examples.

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Scribes and Illuminators (Medieval Craftsmen Series)

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Pdf:Scribes and Illuminators (Medieval Craftsmen Series).From the Back Cover More manuscripts survive than any other artifact from the Middle Ages. They are often beautifully preserved, enabling us to appreciate the skilled design and craftsmanship of the men who created them. Read more About the Author Christopher de Hamel is the Head of the Department of Manuscripts at Sotheby's London and author of Scribes and Illuminators (Medieval Craftsmen Series). Read more

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How to Sell Your Art Online: Live a Successful Creative Life on Your Own Terms

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Pdf:How to Sell Your Art Online: Live a Successful Creative Life on Your Own Terms.Review “...Huff...teaches readers how they can do the same. He provides details on effective business strategies, including: how to find your niche; what makes an effective artist website; email marketing; blogging; social media marketing; and paid advertising--then explains how to tie all these online activities into offline efforts.” (ArtDaily)“...Huff also helps readers articulate the stories of their creations as a way of connecting with potential buyers. VERDICT Any artist who is ready to treat their art career seriously will want to check this guide out.” (Library Journal) Read more From the Back Cover An essential guide for every kind of artist that teaches you how to find your niche, connect directly with collectors, and sell what you make.With the explosion of the Internet, a new generation of savvy, independent artists is connecting with collectors and making a substantial living doing what they love in any medium—fine art, photography, mixed media, crafts, design, and more. Now with the help of this book, you can too.How to Sell Your Art Online shows you how to:Make a successful living from your workUse effective business strategies necessary to make artistic creations payFind your nicheBuild an effective websiteMarket yourself using e-mail, blogging, social media, and paid advertising—and how to tie all these online activities into offline successMost important, Huff shares the secret to overcoming the biggest challenge that artists face when self-marketing: learning how to tell your unique story. Every artist has a reason for making art but can’t always find the right way to express it. Huff provides exercises you can use to clarify the intellectual and emotional process behind your art, and teaches you how to turn that knowledge into stories you can tell online and in person—and how to expand your reach through blogs and social media to build your art business. Take control of your creative career—and sell your work without selling out. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Heart to Start: Win the Inner War & Let Your Art Shine

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Pdf:The Heart to Start: Win the Inner War & Let Your Art Shine.Review 'The Heart to Start is solid advice from David Kadavy. It's not too late.' --Seth Godin'Here's the thing. You need to start something, and you already know what it is. But you're afraid. You don't have enough time. You can think of a million reasons to not do this. And that's what this book will help you overcome. Read it, then share it with a friend. I loved it.' --Jeff Goins, bestselling author of Real Artists Don't Starve'I wish this was the book I started with. I desperately needed it. Fortunately, I can start again. By reading this book!' --James Altucher, entrepreneur and bestselling author of Choose Yourself'All change starts with a single step. In The Heart to Start, David generously shares his hard-earned wisdom about how to take that first step. If you want to do more work that matters this book will show you how to begin.'--Bernadette Jiwa Author of Story DrivenFrom Publisher's Weekly:In this encouraging guide, Kadavy (Design for Hackers), shows how to jump-start one's creativity. Kadavy uses material from his podcast, Love Your Work; entertaining metaphors; and vignettes from his life and those of a myriad of others such as a behavioral scientist, a board game creator, a singer-songwriter, and a chef to highlight the obstacles that prevent people from starting their creative projects.Original terms, such as 'the Fortress Fallacy' (imagining one's project in its most ambitious possible form before even starting) and 'Inflating the Investment' (overestimating how much time and energy projects will take) clearly illustrate the thinking that leads to procrastination. The practical advice and techniques that Kadavy provides for circumventing distorted thinking and ego-driven insecurities, such as 'motivational judo,' in which 'you use the force of your own ego to kickstart your project,' make it sound relatively easy to start creating, but Kadavy is careful to keep expectations realistic.Reassuring reminders not to be defeated by discomfort, perfectionism, and the fear of others' judgments, and to follow one's curiosity and passion, round out this lively, motivating entry into the self-help genre. Read more

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Artist's Market 2018: How and Where to Sell Your Art

Pdf Reference Artist's Market 2018: How and Where to Sell Your Art

Pdf:Artist's Market 2018: How and Where to Sell Your Art.A successful art career at your fingertips! Do you want to establish or expand a career for yourself in fine art, illustration, or design? Artist's Market 2018 is the must-have reference guide you need. Thousands of successful artists have relied on us to help develop their careers and navigate the changing business landscape. Artist's Market 2018 includes the most up-to-date, individually verified market contacts possible. Grow your art business with these resources:Up-to-date contact information for more than 1,800 art market resources, including galleries, magazines, book publishers, greeting card companies, ad agencies, syndicates, art fairs, and moreArticles on the business of freelancing--from basic copyright information to tips on promoting your workInformation on grants, residencies, organizations, publications, and websites that offer support and direction for visual artists of all typesNEW! Articles on social media marketing, monitoring your copyright, how to get your work into a gallery, what art students need to know to prepare for a successful career, and a look at whether art loan programs might be right for you. In addition, read great interviews with successful artists Aaron Becker, Brianna Scharstein, and Katherine Chang Liu.

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Art-Write: The Writing Guide for Visual Artists

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Pdf:Art-Write: The Writing Guide for Visual Artists.Review 'I will be recommending this book to all the artists I coach. It takes the fear out of writing a statement by breaking the task down into doable and even fun steps.'- Gigi Rosenberg, author of The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing'This charming book will help to jump-start those who need more words and more tools to get their statement going.'- Brainard Carey, author of Making It in the Art World'Art-Write is a terrific resource for artists. The writing prompts and 'Word Coffee' are worth the price of the book alone.' - Alyson B. Stanfield, author of I'd Rather Be in the Studio!' Solid advice in a no bullshit form.Vicki Krohn Amorose covers all of the major types of written artist/public, artist/media, artist/gallery-collector-critic communications now required of both beginning and mid-career artists. This is a book that I now have added to required reading for all of my students in the Fine Arts Department at Pratt Institute. This is a book to read and keep in any artist's library for future reference.' -Professor Jos. A Smith, Pratt Institute Read more From the Back Cover For today's artist, writing skills are essential to self-promotion, connection, and ongoing career opportunity.ART-WRITE guides you to:Convey what you do and who you are as an artistConnect with the viewerWrite to represent yourself for funding, exhibition materials, proposals, and websitesGet over your fears of writing to promote our artDescribe your work with confidence and clarity Read more

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Calligraphy and Hand Lettering Practice Journal: Alphabet, Dot Grid and Lined Guide Practice Sheets Workbook

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Pdf:Calligraphy and Hand Lettering Practice Journal: Alphabet, Dot Grid and Lined Guide Practice Sheets Workbook.This Hand Lettering Practice Journal contains over 100 pages to guide you as you develop your own hand lettering style! The practice workbook includes alphabet practice sheets, lined guide sheets and dot grid sheets to assist with practice. This book can be used for all styles of hand lettering and calligraphy.

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Foundations in Comic Book Art: SCAD Creative Essentials (Fundamental Tools and Techniques for Sequential Artists)

Pdf Reference Foundations in Comic Book Art: SCAD Creative Essentials (Fundamental Tools and Techniques for Sequential Artists)

Pdf:Foundations in Comic Book Art: SCAD Creative Essentials (Fundamental Tools and Techniques for Sequential Artists).About the Author JOHN PAUL LOWE began teaching at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2002. He has served as the school’s chair of the Sequential Art Department and as dean of the School of Communication Arts. In 2013, he happily returned to the classroom and his art studio. His career in comics began in 1991 with DC Comics. Lowe has also worked for Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Archie Comics, and Dark Horse Comics. Lowe is the creator of the award-winning annual Sequential Arts Anthology, and the author of Working Methods: Creators Detail their Storytelling and Artistic Processes. The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is a recognized leader in art and design education. SCAD’s talented faculty members are drawn from around the world and have exceptional credentials and valuable professional experience. Professors and alumni have worked for companies such as Marvel Comics and DC Comics, Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilm Ltd., Pixar, Electronic Arts, and many more. For more information on SCAD and its programs, visit www.scad.edu. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. FOREWORDOne of the saddest lessons you will learn when you go to art school is that your art is not very good. One day in sophomore year you will look down at your Dali-inspired colored pencil drawing of anthropomorphic lizards, and you won’t be able to ignore it any longer. You’ll look up at your professor and see it in her eyes: she thinks you’re a bad artist. She thinks you’re a bad artist, and she doesn’t think you’re ever going to get better.  “Very creative,” she’ll say.  “Thanks,” you’ll say. John Lowe thinks you can get better. In fact, he’s sure you can get better. He’s sure you can get good. This is what makes John Lowe a great teacher and an unusual one. If you are his student, he is interested in you and he is interested in your art. He finds out what your goals are, and he doesn’t let you forget them. He finds out what your comfort zone is, and he jabs and teases you out of it. He finds out what tools you’re used to using, and he doesn’t let you use them anymore. He finds out how much homework you’re used to doing, and he assigns twice as much. He takes artwork you were up all night working on and tells you to change everything. He tells you to change everything, and you squawk in disbelief, and John laughs and say, “Nothing’s precious.” And it’s true: nothing you put on paper is precious. You have something else that’s precious, and it’s something John will find for you when you can’t find it yourself anymore. It’s why you started drawing in the first place. It’s in your hand, your eyes, your heart. Don’t lose it. Don’t let it get away. Eleanor Davis SCAD Alumna Eleanor Davis a cartoonist and illustrator. She created the graphic novels The Secret Science Alliance and The Copycat Crook. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators and Print. She has won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor and the Russ Manning Award. Originally from Arizona, Davis now lives in Georgia. Read more

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The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics

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Pdf:The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics.For any writer who wants to become an expert comic-book storyteller, The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics is the definitive, one-stop resource!In this valuable guide, Dennis O’Neil, a living legend in the comics industry, reveals his insider tricks and no-fail techniques for comic storytelling. Readers will discover the various methods of writing scripts (full script vs. plot first), as well as procedures for developing a story structure, building subplots, creating well-rounded characters, and much more. O’Neil also explains the many diverse formats for comic books, including graphic novels, maxi-series, mega-series, and adaptation. Of course, there are also dozens of guidelines for writing proposals to editors that command attention and get results.

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The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics

Pdf Reference The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics

Pdf:The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics.Amazon.com Review There must be dozens of books on how to draw comics, but even the best artists need to tell a good story. Who can teach them? Dennis O'Neil. A comics writer and editor for more than 20 years, O'Neil oversees DC Comics' Batman titles--one of the most successful comics franchises ever. In addition, he's a bestselling novelist, a screenwriter, and a writing teacher. So when it comes to storytelling, O'Neil knows his stuff. In this guide he delivers his knowledge in a succinct, no-nonsense style. O'Neil explains three-act story structure and examines subplots, characterization, and methods for developing drama and suspense. He then applies these concepts to comics' specific forms: graphic novels, miniseries, maxiseries, and the rare megaseries (such as Batman: No Man's Land, a year-long über-narrative played out across five comics titles). As in good comics, words and images work together in this book. Every idea is illustrated by panels or pages from great moments in DC Comics lore. Especially illuminating are the script excerpts that come paired with the comic book pages they describe. Strangely, the book ignores the visual side of comics writing. Modern comics scripts specify shots, angles, and blocking in movie-director fashion, but that craft is never addressed. (DC has a good opportunity here for a second volume.) However, what this book sets out to teach--storytelling--it does quite well. Aspiring comics writers won't just learn theory, they'll be empowered, because O'Neil provides a framework for crafting new tales. --J.B. Peck Read more From School Library Journal Adult/High School-This witty, clear, and concise guide is tailored to those who want to create comics. O'Neil is adamant that there is no One True Way, although he stresses the importance of practice. He discusses story structure, characterization, script preparation, and other general writing topics. He also covers those more specific to comics writing such as miniseries, maxiseries, and continuity. O'Neil addresses the visual component of the art, the importance of page layout, and the relationship between the writer and the artist. He concludes with a short essay, 'Writing Humor Comics,' by Mark Evanier. The book is lavishly illustrated with black-and-white examples from various DC comics. In addition, the author includes many pages of scripts, which are usually juxtaposed with the finished page. He provides excellent advice and guidance for beginners. Although the examples focus on DC characters and stories, the content should have broad appeal. This is a nice balance to the many how-to-draw-comics books in most collections. Even for nonwriters, the book is interesting for the background look it provides into how comics are created.Susan Salpini, Fairfax County Public Schools, VACopyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Comics Experience Guide to Writing Comics: Scripting Your Story Ideas from Start to Finish

Pdf Reference Comics Experience Guide to Writing Comics: Scripting Your Story Ideas from Start to Finish

Pdf:Comics Experience Guide to Writing Comics: Scripting Your Story Ideas from Start to Finish.Review 'For anyone who ever loved my work on Madrox and his X-Factor, you should knwo it wouldn't have existed without my editor, Andy Schmidt...and now that he has taken the time to produce a book on comic writing, you owe it to yourself to grab it up immediately to help your own endeavors. He sees possibilities that others can't even grasp, and you owe it to yourself to jump on board with his work.' ~Peter David 'Comics educator Andy Schmidt has finally collected his invaluable how-to knowledge. If you want to get into comics, you cannot pass this book up.' ~Mark Waid 'Invaluable insight and practical application from one of the best darn comics educators in the business!' ~Fred Van Lente Read more From the Back Cover Unlock the secrets to comic-writing success!'You have a story tell. It's your story... These are ways to help you get your story out, to help you become the writer inside of yourself.'This is the book on writing you've been waiting for, a nuts-and-bolts guide to writing fiction for comics. While it is true that there is no set way to write a comic book script, no set format, no industry standard, it is equally true that someone learning to write comics needs structure. That's where Comics Experience© Guide to Writing Comics can help. Comics veteran Andy Schmidt offers sage advice and practical instruction for everything from writing realistic dialogue to communicating your ideas to other comics professionals. Inside you'll find:23 exercises to help you put fundamental writing principles into practiceSample script formats, page-by-page outlines, scene-by-scene outlines and short pitches that show you exactly how to create these important components of the writing processDiagrams and pages from published comics to illustrate key conceptsTips on professional development, networking and navigating the comics industryThese pages include all the tools you need to write great comics, but where do you begin? Begin with yourself. You have to know--not believe--know: You can do this, and this guide will help. Now, begin with Chapter 1... Read more

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A Christian Colouring Book: All I Need is a Little Coffee and a Whole Lot of Jesus (Bible Verse Coloring) (Volume 9)

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Pdf:A Christian Colouring Book: All I Need is a Little Coffee and a Whole Lot of Jesus (Bible Verse Coloring) (Volume 9).GIFT IDEAS | CHRISTIAN BOOKS & BIBLES | COLOURING This unique & modern Christian coloring book takes you on an exploration of your faith and God's love. Each single-sided page features beautiful coloring patterns and designs with quotes for you to fill with color. This coloring book for everyone has a premium matte-finish cover, and 60 pound paper stock. The back of each page is black with whimsical patterns to minimize bleed-through.Product Details:Printed single sided on bright white paperPremium matte-finish cover designPerfect for all coloring mediumsHigh quality 60# (90gsm) paper stockLarge format 8.5"x11.0" (22x28cm) pages

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Pyramid

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Pdf:Pyramid.Review 'David Macaulay's brilliant Pyramid shows, detail by detail, how the great pharaohs' burial places were conceived and constructed . . . His draftsmanship is unexcelled, and his book is pharaonic in opulence and design.' Time Magazine Read more About the Author David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post–Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given “to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations.” Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont. Read more

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The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire

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Pdf:The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire.Review 'Which is best: interpretation or song? In any case, jazz and standards are forever locked in loving embrace. A finely researched work.' --Sonny Rollins'A monument to taste and scholarship' --The Atlantic'If you look up just one title in The Jazz Standards, before you realize it you will have spent an intriguing hour or two learning fascinating and new things about old songs that you have known most of your life.' --Dave Brubeck'This history is fascinating, a reminder that jazz is at heart a vernacular medium in which the most essential skill for a musician may be the ability to think on his or her feet...What makes 'The Jazz Standards' so engaging is just this sort of anecdotal texture, Gioia's ability to write as an inhabitant of both the tradition and the songs.....to read 'The Jazz Standards,' then, is not unlike listening to Gioia play his way through this music, sharing not just what he likes (and dislikes) but also what he knows.' -- The Los Angeles Times'This excellent and entertaining resource would be a fine addition to any library's music collection. It serves as an informative guide to the standard jazz repertoire and would be useful for both novices and aficionados of jazz history. Its best place, however, may not necessarily be on the reference shelves but, rather, out for circulation.' --Booklist'This book should be in the library of every gigging jazz musician and every serious jazz fan; to the extent that these 250-plus pieces remain in the repertory, it will be relevant for years to come.' --Library Journal'Warning: this book is addicitive.' --Dallas Morning News'Gioia writes with an endearing blend of erudition and opinionating...that makes the book both a delightful browse and a handy reference and roadmap for jazzophiles.' --Publishers Weekly'What a useful and informative book The Jazz Standards is! Explaining the jazz repertory in a way that is accessible for the jazz beginner yet stimulating for the aficionado, Ted Gioia shows once again why he is one the best jazz writers around today.' --Gerald Early, Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters, Washington University in St. Louis; Editor of Miles Davis and American Culture'It's a book to be browsed and enjoyed at leisure. The facts are illuminating, and so are the opinions....The book is wise, often funny--and it always accomplishes the highest mission of writing about music, which is to send you back to the music with wide-open ears.' --Kansas City Star Read more About the Author Ted Gioia is a musician, author, jazz critic and a leading expert on American music. His previous books The History of Jazz and Delta Blues were both selected as notable books of the year in The New York Times. He is also the author of West Coast Jazz, Work Songs, Healing Songs and The Birth (and Death) of the Cool. Read more

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The Last Fifty Pages: The Art and Craft of Unforgettable Endings

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Pdf:The Last Fifty Pages: The Art and Craft of Unforgettable Endings.“The first page of a book sells that book. The last page sells your next book.” –– Mickey SpillaneWhat are the secrets for writing a great ending for your novel? How do you leave readers so satisfied that they'll want another book by you—right now? What tools and techniques can shape your last fifty pages into a powerful, unforgettable experience?In this book, International Thriller Writers Award winner and #1 bestselling writing teacher James Scott Bell reveals:• The five types of endings.• What needs to happen in Act 3.• How to use the Ah and Uh-Oh emotional wallops.• A simple technique for crafting twist endings. • The most important secret of all—resonance. • The Stew, Brew, Accrue, Do brainstorming method.• The best way to tie up loose ends.• The most common ending mistakes, and how to avoid them.And more. Read this book and you will come away with a thorough knowledge of why great endings work and how to create them for every novel you write.

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A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook

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Pdf:A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook.Review 'The combination of headnotes and recipes [in A Feast of Ice and Fire] almost reaches the Elizabeth David level of 'put down this book, get out of bed and start cooking.' ... And with their adherence to the imagined geography of Westeros, the authors also might actually outdo Alice Waters in local and seasonal cooking.' -Newsweek Read more About the Author Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer co-run Inn at the Crossroads, a popular food blog based on A Song of Ice and Fire. Both avid fans of the fantasy genre, they bring to the table a unique combination of artistry, historical knowledge, and love of food. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone

Pdf Reference Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone

Pdf:Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone.Within the last couple of years, the usage of drones in both the public and private (military) sector has exploded. People are talking about drones, building drones, and something most people didn’t know of a few years ago is now a household name.Build a Drone will not only teach you how to build your very own drone, but will explain their history in the military and the impact they will have—and are starting to have—on our everyday lives.Author Barry Davies has built drones for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and AAI (one of America’s largest drone manufacturers), as well as six experimental ones for MIT. He not only understands their use in the world, but knows the ins-and-outs of how they can be created and handled.Explained in simple terms with full-color step-by-step directions, Davies will explain how to build your very own drone from ones created specifically for this book.Whether you plan on using drones for recreation or a more serious purpose (from search and rescue through farming to scanning construction work on a high-rise apartment buildings), Build a Drone will make sure that you not only understand how to construct a drone, but the proper and safe ways to maintain and handle them.

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Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone

Pdf Reference Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone

Pdf:Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone.About the Author Barry Davies, BEM spent eighteen years in the British Special Air Service serving around the globe. He participated in the storming of the hijacked Lufthansa plane at Mogadishu in 1977 and was awarded the British Empire Medal. He is also the author of Soldier of Fortune Guide to How to Become a Mercenary, Soldier of Fortune Guide to How to Disappear and Never Be Found, The SAS Self-Defense Handbook, and Modern Survival. Read more

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Living Color: Painting, Writing, and the Bones of Seeing

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Pdf:Living Color: Painting, Writing, and the Bones of Seeing.Review “It is worth noting that Living Color is a gorgeous art book. The production quality of this book is so finely crafted . . . makes an excellent gift or addition to any book collection . . . speckled with many gems that will brighten anyone’s fearful mind.” (The Taos News) Read more About the Author Natalie Goldberg is the author of the bestselling Writing Down the Bones, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies since publication in 1986, as well as nine other books, including Wild Mind and Long Quiet Highway. She regularly leads workshop retreats at the Mabel Dodge House in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and other locales worldwide. Her paintings are exhibited throughout the country. Read more

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How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency

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Pdf:How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency.Vivid, surprising, and utterly timely, Akiko Busch's HOW TO DISAPPEAR explores the idea of invisibility in nature, art, and science, in search of a more joyful and peaceful way of living in today's increasingly surveilled and publicity-obsessed worldIn our increasingly networked and image-saturated lives, the notion of disappearing has never been both more enchanting and yet fanciful. Today, we are relentlessly encouraged, even conditioned, to reveal, share, and self-promote. The pressure to be public comes not just from our peers, but vast and pervasive technology companies, which want to profit from patterns in our behavior. A lifelong student and observer of the natural world, Busch sets out to explore her own uneasiness with this arrangement, and what she senses is a widespread desire for a less scrutinized way of life--for invisibility. Writing in rich painterly detail about her own life, her family, and some of the world's most exotic and remote places--from the Cayman Islands to Iceland--she savors the pleasures of being unseen. Discovering and dramatizing a wonderful range of ways of disappearing, from virtual reality goggles that trick the wearer into believing her body has disappeared and to the way Virginia Woolf's fictional Mrs. Dalloway feels a flickering of personhood as an older woman, Busch deliberates on subjects new and old with equal sensitivity and incisiveness.A unique and exhilarating accomplishment, HOW TO DISAPPEAR is a shimmering collage of poetry, cinema, memoir, myth, and much more, which overturns the dangerous modern assumption that somehow fame and visibility equate to success and happiness. Busch presents a field guide to invisibility, reacquainting us with the merits of the inconspicuousness, and finds genuine alternatives to the typical life of perpetual exposure. Accessing timeless truths in order to speak to our most urgent contemporary problems, she inspires us to develop a deeper appreciation for personal privacy in a vast and invasive world.

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Here Is Real Magic: A Magician's Search for Wonder in the Modern World

Pdf Reference Here Is Real Magic: A Magician's Search for Wonder in the Modern World

Pdf:Here Is Real Magic: A Magician's Search for Wonder in the Modern World.Amazon.com Review An Amazon Best Book of January 2018: For a memoir about a life spent performing magic, Here Is Real Magic is wonderfully grounded in real life. Nate Staniforth, magician and former host of the Discovery Channel's TV show Breaking Magic, takes us along his journey from wide-eyed kid trying to convey his sense of wonder to the adults around him, to young magician trying to get a break in LA, to the demands and drudgery of constant touring, to finally feeling that he’s lost the sense of awe that originally set him on his course. And that’s just the first part of the book. In the second part, Staniforth travels to India to try to redeem that lost sense of wonder. What results is a thoughtful, often moving memoir about a man who truly understands (and loves and respects) his craft, even more so for the struggles he has had with it. It seems like every few years a memoir about magic comes along—this one does the trick. —Chris Schluep, Amazon Book Review Read more Review 'A personal story that conjures up the wonder and magic of life without any trickery or deceit.' - Publishers Weekly'A passionate and eloquent call to seek to renew one's purpose in life.' - Booklist'A vivid, deeply compelling, startlingly personal account of life on the far side of the illusion.' - Lev Grossman, New York Times bestselling author of the MAGICIANS Trilogy'This book is real magic. It performs the most wonderful trick: when you read it, you feel both entertained and hopeful.' - Chris Guillebeau, New York Times bestselling author of SIDE HUSTLE and THE HAPPINESS OF PURSUIT'An assured and thoughtful work about finding true 'awe and wonder.'' - Kirkus Reviews'Magician Nate Staniforth's memoir is a frank and enjoyable exploration of his quest to recapture a sense of wonder.' - Shelf Awareness'With a beautiful bit of literary hocus-pocus, author Nate Staniforth lets readers watch the birth of a magician, right from the beginning. Like a good magic trick, you have to wait for the pay-off which, in this case, is so incredibly lovely, a bit humorous, and woven with a plea that readers won't be able to resist. In the end, Staniforth lets you in on the wonder and for that, Here is Real Magic will wow you.' - The Fayette Tribune'A real gem; a great read that belongs on the shelf of creative inspiration right next to Art & Fear. As irresistible as his quest for magic is, it's Staniforth's urgent feeling for the craft, and the meaning behind it, that should make all artists―writers, actors, musicians, everyone―take note. He's exactly the travel companion you've always wanted.' - Glen David Gold, bestselling author of CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL and SUNNYSIDE'A fascinating, expertly wrought and absorbing pursuit of the essence of wonder. Staniforth proves he is not only a magician by trade, but a tender writer with real talent.' - Signe Pike, author of FAERY TALE'Nate is one of my favorite magicians in the world. This is a beautiful, original book from a beautiful and original mind.' - Derren Brown'The Bob Dylan of Magic.' - Ozy.com'If magic has a poet, it's Nate Staniforth.' - Brian Brushwood, author of SCAM SCHOOL'On par with David Blaine.' - Artscene'If you've seen this guy, you're a fan. If you haven't, you will be.' - Cultural Corridor Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Here Is Real Magic: A Magician's Search for Wonder in the Modern World

Pdf Reference Here Is Real Magic: A Magician's Search for Wonder in the Modern World

Pdf:Here Is Real Magic: A Magician's Search for Wonder in the Modern World.An extraordinary memoir about finding wonder in everyday life, from magician Nate Staniforth.Nate Staniforth has spent most of his life and all of his professional career trying to understand wonder--what it is, where to find it, and how to share it with others. He became a magician because he learned at a young age that magic tricks don't have to be frivolous. Magic doesn't have to be about sequins and smoke machines--rather, it can create a moment of genuine astonishment. But after years on the road as a professional magician, crisscrossing the country and performing four or five nights a week, every week, Nate was disillusioned, burned out, and ready to quit. Instead, he went to India in search of magic. Here Is Real Magic follows Nate Staniforth's evolution from an obsessed young magician to a broken wanderer and back again. It tells the story of his rediscovery of astonishment--and the importance of wonder in everyday life--during his trip to the slums of India, where he infiltrated a three-thousand-year-old clan of street magicians. Here Is Real Magic is a call to all of us--to welcome awe back into our lives, to marvel in the everyday, and to seek magic all around us.

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Yellow River Odyssey

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Pdf:Yellow River Odyssey.Bill Porter is the ideal travel companion. His depth of knowledge of Chinese history and culture is unparalleled. His wit is ever-present. And his keen eye for the telling detail consistently reminds us that China is not what you think it is. Yellow River Odyssey, already a best-seller in China, reveals a complex, fascinating, contradictory culture like never before.

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Yellow River Odyssey

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Pdf:Yellow River Odyssey.About the Author Bill Porter: Bill Porter is an award-winning author and translator who uses the pen name Red Pine for his translations. He is considered one of the foremost translators of Chinese texts, especially Buddhist and Taoist poetry and sutras. Porter was born in Los Angeles in 1943 and grew up in the Idaho Panhandle. After a tour of duty in the US Army, Porter graduated from the University of California with a degree in anthropology, and attended graduate school at Columbia University. However, he left academia, moved to Taiwan and joined a Buddhist monastery, where he stayed for four years. After his stint in a monastery, Porter produced thousands of radio programs for stations in Taiwan and Hong Kong about his travels in China.Porter's translation work includes major Buddhist texts such as The Platform Sutra, The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra as well as best-selling poetry collections Taoteching and Collected Songs of Cold Mountain. He is also the author of Zen Baggage and Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits. Porter lives in Port Townsend, Washington. Read more

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Photography: Landscape Photography: 10 Essential Tips to Take Your Landscape Photography to The Next Level

Pdf Reference Photography: Landscape Photography: 10 Essential Tips to Take Your Landscape Photography to The Next Level

Pdf:Photography: Landscape Photography: 10 Essential Tips to Take Your Landscape Photography to The Next Level.Do you want to learn how to take stunning landscape photos? Look no further! Landscape Photography - 10 Essential Tips to Take Your Landscape Photography to The Next Level is exactly what you need to take your landscape photography skills through the roof! This audiobook is a fabulous tool for any photographer just starting out in the genre of landscape photography. While the audiobook does offer some technical insights and guidelines on how to get the most out of your camera, it is focused on the art of seeing, and how beautiful landscapes can be created using the elements and principles of design. In this way, anyone, at any level, whether they shoot on manual or auto, can create a captivating landscape. Here is a preview of what you'll learn... A brief history on landscape photography and its movements The perfect time of day to capture beautiful landscape photos The #1 mistake all beginner photographers make and how to easily fix it An in-depth look at the conceptual side of landscape photography How to use settings like aperture, shutter speed, and ISO speed to capture amazing scenes The best ways to capture panoramic photos The basics of composition and color theory The importance of light in every single shot you take All the important tools needed for a successful shoot Photoshop tricks to get the most out of a body of work And much, much more! For anyone that has been wondering how and when to begin making panoramas and HDR pictures, it's so simple. Instructions as well as insight are discussed. To finish off, there is a list of daily things to do to get into the habit of landscape photography.

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Landscape Photography: The Ultimate Guide to Landscape Photography at Night

Pdf Reference Landscape Photography: The Ultimate Guide to Landscape Photography at Night

Pdf:Landscape Photography: The Ultimate Guide to Landscape Photography at Night.Discover the secrets to mastering photography at night! Night photography and astrophotography can be two of the most frustrating subgenres of landscape. A lot of the reason for this is because: 1. It really is a hard subject to master due to the lack of light. 2. People don't understand how to go about mastering it. It's very technical, math based, and has a lot of steps. While this can put a lot of people off, I'm here to break it down for you. Planning is absolutely key, and I'll walk you through every step you need to make your shoot successful. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: Tips and tricks for photographing in low light: Before diving right into night photography, I think it's best to get your feet wet with a little introduction to the world of low-light photography. If you can master this, night photography is the next logical step. The tips include information on the importance of selecting ISO and using a tripod to reduce shake. Astrophotography and night photography: I explain the difference; inclusion of landscape along with the sky or without. How dark does it need to be? This chapter discusses how to figure out the light pollution in your area and a few tips on how to combat it or use it to your advantage if need be. The gear: This comprehensive list breaks down the essential gear you need to make it work. Planning your shoot and composition: Talks about all the steps you need to take to make your shoot successful Getting star trails: how to make beautiful star trails in your image. Getting point stars: provides opposite techniques to the previous tip, including how to determine exposure time for this style. Editing: Night photography has its own kind of retouching that you have to do to get the perfect image, and I break down all the steps and how to make them work for you.

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Photography for Beginners: Master the Art and Business of Digital Photography from Light to Composition

Pdf Reference Photography for Beginners: Master the Art and Business of Digital Photography from Light to Composition

Pdf:Photography for Beginners: Master the Art and Business of Digital Photography from Light to Composition.Photography for beginners is an audiobook directed to anyone who is interested in learning how to take amazing photographs. It can be used whether you take photos as a hobby, as an aspiring professional photographer, or if you've simply never picked up a camera in your life. This audiobook highlights the main concepts required to consciously start taking great photographs. Everything is explained simply to make them useful for both complete beginners and already initiated photographers.Everything from exposure to correct use as well as care and maintenance of your digital camera will be explained in this audiobook. It should provide the beginner photographer with a solid knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of photography. Not only are the technical ideas explained in Photography for Beginners, but an overview of the philosophy and understanding of photography as an art form will be discussed. Even the idea of photography as a profession and a mean for expression is given in this audiobook. Photographic genres, composition, and basic post-processing are explained as well to give you a rounded understanding of the art of photography in all its beauty.It doesn't matter if you own a high-end DSLR camera, a traditional film camera, or you shoot with the camera integrated into your smartphone. Most of the knowledge you will obtain in this audiobook is valuable for photographers shooting with any kind of camera.Photography for Beginners is the perfect first step into the sometimes complicated understanding of modern photography.Don't wait any longer! Get started today and see how good you can get fast! This audiobook will provide you with everything you need to know to get started immediately.

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Photoshop Box Set: 3 Books in 1

Pdf Reference Photoshop Box Set: 3 Books in 1

Pdf:Photoshop Box Set: 3 Books in 1.Audiobook one: PhotoshopHere is a preview of what you'll learn:Different versions of PhotoshopBasic operations in PhotoshopLayers in PhotoshopWorking with images in PhotoshopPhotoshop shortcutsAudiobook two: Photoshop for PhotographersHistory of PhotoshopBasic layoutDifferent file formatsInitial setup for PhotoshopPicture licensing rulesBest picture file formats to useMost common photo-manipulation techniquesComplete toolbar descriptionAdvanced description of picture adjustmentsSeveral examples of picture adjustments and photo manipulationAudiobook three: Photo Manipulation TechniquesHistory of PhotoshopBasic layoutDifferent file formatsInitial setup for PhotoshopPicture licensing rulesBest picture file formats to useMost common photo-manipulation techniquesComplete toolbar descriptionAdvanced description of picture adjustmentsSeveral examples of picture adjustments and photo manipulationScroll up and download now.

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John Christian Bach - Mozart's Friend and Mentor

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Pdf:John Christian Bach - Mozart's Friend and Mentor.The youngest surviving son of Johann Sebastian Bach, John Christian (born Johann, he adopted the English form of his name in maturity) represents a unique link between the baroque and classical worlds. His early musical training was with his father but his own musical preferences led him to Italy and study with Padre Martini. He abandoned the Lutheranism of his youth, becoming a Roman Catholic and composing much sacred music as organist of Milan Cathedral. He became Mozart's friend and mentor, having met him when the child prodigy visited London in 1764. During his lifetime he was the most successful of the musical Bachs, although he died deeply in debt, and until quite recent years his music has been largely ignored. This impeccably researched biography of the man and his times is evidence that his true stature is now being recognized. HARDCOVER.

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The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

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Pdf:The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics.Review 'In this book are insights to the songs we have lived with and loved all of these years. This is really a treat for me.' -- Mickey Hart'The words of our songs always gave the Heart a good place to land. Many a tough night was made easy by the songs and how they related perfectly right in time to soothe the spirit of whatever was going on. Like old friends they comforted you.' -- Bill Kreutzmann'Through all the years of playing and singing these songs, I could always find illuminating insights on the 'Annotated' website. Now, to all who hunger for knowledge, those nuggets of accumulated wisdom are available in this eagerly awaited new book.' -- Phil Lesh'This book is great. Now I'll never have to explain myself.' -- Bob Weir Read more About the Author David Dodd is the author of The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics. The founder of The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics website and coeditor of The Grateful Dead Reader and The Grateful Dead and the Deadheads: An Annotated Bibliography, he is the city librarian of San Rafael, California. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Brick Bible: The Complete Set (Brick Bible Presents)

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Pdf:The Brick Bible: The Complete Set (Brick Bible Presents).Review 'Captivates the most grumpy of teenagers' Jeffrey Toots, Religious Studies educator, Yorkshire, UK'One of my 10-year-old sons gave the boxed set to my husband as a birthday present — and then promptly sat down and read Book I himself. I actually had to say, 'Stop reading the Bible and come in here and eat some (birthday) cake!''-Nara Schoenberg, The Chicago Tribune'The greatest toy story ever told.'-Rolling Stone'What Brendan Powell Smith has done with LEGOs goes beyond remarkable; it borders on genius.'-The Chicago Tribune Read more About the Author Brendan Powell Smith is the author of the bestselling Brick Bible series for adults and two children's books in the Brick Bible for Kids series: Noah's Ark and The Christmas Story. He has produced nearly five thousand illustrations retelling over four hundred Bible stories. His work can be seen on his website at www.thebrickbible.com. Read more

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Color the Words of Jesus: A Christian Coloring Book: A Scripture Coloring Book for Adults & Teens (Bible Verse Coloring) (Volume 6)

Pdf Reference Color the Words of Jesus: A Christian Coloring Book: A Scripture Coloring Book for Adults & Teens (Bible Verse Coloring) (Volume 6)

Pdf:Color the Words of Jesus: A Christian Coloring Book: A Scripture Coloring Book for Adults & Teens (Bible Verse Coloring) (Volume 6).GIFT IDEAS | COLORING BOOKS FOR GROWN-UPS | CHRISTIAN Color the Words of Jesus is a beautifully curated collection of bible verses for Christians centered on the words of Jesus. This Christian coloring book for everyone lets you enjoy the relaxing act of coloring while also deepening your relationship with the Lord. This book is perfect for Christians of all ages and makes a wonderful gift for special Christians in your life. Each single-sided page features a scripture verse in beautiful calligraphy & lettering for meditation and inspiring designs for coloring. The back of each page is black to minimize any potential bleed-through. The back pages also feature calming patterns and the full length bible verses for each coloring page. Celebrate your Christianity by grabbing your colored pencils and spending some time with the Lord! Product Details: Premium matte-finish cover design Printed single-sided on bright white paper Perfect for all coloring mediums High quality 60# (90gsm) paper stock Large format 8.5"x11.0" (22x28cm) pages

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Inspired To Grace Verses For Women: A Christian Coloring Book: A Scripture Coloring Book for Adults & Teens (Bible Verse Coloring) (Volume 7)

Pdf Reference Inspired To Grace Verses For Women: A Christian Coloring Book: A Scripture Coloring Book for Adults & Teens (Bible Verse Coloring) (Volume 7)

Pdf:Inspired To Grace Verses For Women: A Christian Coloring Book: A Scripture Coloring Book for Adults & Teens (Bible Verse Coloring) (Volume 7).GIFT IDEAS | COLORING BOOKS FOR GROWN-UPS | CHRISTIAN Verses for Women is a beautifully curated collection of bible verses for Christian women centered on womanhood and femininity. This Christian coloring book for everyone lets you enjoy the relaxing act of coloring while also deepening your relationship with the Lord. This book is perfect for women of all ages and makes a wonderful gift for wives, daughters, mothers, sisters & friends, and any other special women in your life. Each single-sided page features a scripture verse in beautiful calligraphy & lettering for meditation and inspiring designs for coloring. The back of each page is black to minimize any potential bleed-through. The back pages also feature calming patterns and the full length bible verses for each coloring page. Celebrate your Christianity by grabbing your colored pencils and spending some time with the Lord!Product Details:Premium matte-finish cover designPrinted single-sided on bright white paperPerfect for all coloring mediumsHigh quality 60# paper stockLarge format 8.5" x 11.0" pages

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Q&A a Day for Writers: 1-Year Journal

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Pdf:Q&A a Day for Writers: 1-Year Journal.About the Author Clarkson Potter, an imprint of the Crown Publishing group, is a lifestyle gift imprint, specializing in design, health, humor, stationery, and other gift books and paper products. Read more

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Complete GMAT Strategy Guide Set (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides)

Pdf Reference Complete GMAT Strategy Guide Set (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides)

Pdf:Complete GMAT Strategy Guide Set (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides).About the Author In 2000, Teach for America alumnus and Yale graduate Zeke Vanderhoek had a radical idea: students learn better from better teachers. His vision of what test prep could be if written and taught by great educators led him to start Manhattan Prep. Since we began, Manhattan Prep has grown from a boutique tutoring company to one of the world’s leading test prep providers, offering GMAT, GRE, LSAT, ACT, and SAT courses and tutoring worldwide.We believe test prep should be real education. From our instructors to our materials, we work to teach you the skills you’ll need to succeed on the test, in school, and beyond. Read more

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GMAT Advanced Quant: 250+ Practice Problems & Bonus Online Resources (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides)

Pdf Reference GMAT Advanced Quant: 250+ Practice Problems & Bonus Online Resources (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides)

Pdf:GMAT Advanced Quant: 250+ Practice Problems & Bonus Online Resources (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides).About the Author In 2000, Teach for America alumnus and Yale graduate Zeke Vanderhoek had a radical idea: students learn better from better teachers. His vision of what test prep could be if written and taught by great educators led him to start Manhattan Prep. Since we began, Manhattan Prep has grown from a boutique tutoring company to one of the world’s leading test prep providers, offering GMAT, GRE, LSAT, ACT, and SAT courses and tutoring worldwide.We believe test prep should be real education. From our instructors to our materials, we work to teach you the skills you’ll need to succeed on the test, in school, and beyond. Read more

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GMAT Sentence Correction (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides)

Pdf Reference GMAT Sentence Correction (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides)

Pdf:GMAT Sentence Correction (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides).About the Author In 2000, Teach for America alumnus and Yale graduate Zeke Vanderhoek had a radical idea: students learn better from better teachers. His vision of what test prep could be if written and taught by great educators led him to start Manhattan Prep. Since we began, Manhattan Prep has grown from a boutique tutoring company to one of the world’s leading test prep providers, offering GMAT, GRE, LSAT, ACT, and SAT courses and tutoring worldwide.We believe test prep should be real education. From our instructors to our materials, we work to teach you the skills you’ll need to succeed on the test, in school, and beyond. Read more

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Business Plan: QuickStart Guide - The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Writing a Business Plan

Pdf Reference Business Plan: QuickStart Guide - The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Writing a Business Plan

Pdf:Business Plan: QuickStart Guide - The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Writing a Business Plan.Writing a Business Plan, Made Simple Are you serious about launching your dream business? You need a plan. Your business plan isn't just a roadmap for you as an entrepreneur - it is also a presentation to investors and an assurance that you will be able to provide a return on their investment. There can be a lot of pressure to get things just right (this is your dream business, after all). The Business Plan QuickStart Guide from CydeBank Business lays out the exact methods for writing a comprehensive, successful business plan. You don’t need an MBA to start a successful business—or to read this book. The critical components of a successful business plan are laid out in plain language. Simplified and designed for fast, easy, self-paced learning, the Business Plan QuickStart Guide has everything you need to transform your business from a dream to a detailed investor pitch. This book gets right to the core of what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. You have the motivation, the drive, and the vision. The missing piece is the investor-friendly plan that will transform your vision into reality-and that's where the Business Plan QuickStart Guide comes in. Highly actionable and easily digestible, this guide hits the ground running. **New** Your purchase comes with free lifetime access to our collection of relevant digital assets. These guides, summaries, checklists, and cheat sheets enhance your learning journey and supplement this QuickStart Guide. You’ll Learn... How to get money to start your business—the ways in which business plans influence decisions by banks and other outside investors Time-saving hacks to create a Compelling Business Plan in Less Time Than You Ever Imagined How to effectively and efficiently research your target markets How to showcase financial projections that will excite investors The Top Mistakes to Avoid that beginners make with their first business plan Scroll Up to the Top of the Page and Click the Orange “Buy Now” Button to Join Thousands of Other Satisfied Readers and Self- Paced Learners. ClydeBank Media LLC All Rights Reserved

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GMAT Verbal Strategy Guide Set (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides)

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Pdf:GMAT Verbal Strategy Guide Set (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides).About the Author In 2000, Teach for America alumnus and Yale graduate Zeke Vanderhoek had a radical idea: students learn better from better teachers. His vision of what test prep could be if written and taught by great educators led him to start Manhattan Prep. Since we began, Manhattan Prep has grown from a boutique tutoring company to one of the world’s leading test prep providers, offering GMAT, GRE, LSAT, ACT, and SAT courses and tutoring worldwide.We believe test prep should be real education. From our instructors to our materials, we work to teach you the skills you’ll need to succeed on the test, in school, and beyond. Read more

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GMAT Fractions, Decimals, & Percents (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides)

Pdf Reference GMAT Fractions, Decimals, & Percents (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides)

Pdf:GMAT Fractions, Decimals, & Percents (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides).About the Author In 2000, Teach for America alumnus and Yale graduate Zeke Vanderhoek had a radical idea: students learn better from better teachers. His vision of what test prep could be if written and taught by great educators led him to start Manhattan Prep. Since we began, Manhattan Prep has grown from a boutique tutoring company to one of the world’s leading test prep providers, offering GMAT, GRE, LSAT, ACT, and SAT courses and tutoring worldwide.We believe test prep should be real education. From our instructors to our materials, we work to teach you the skills you’ll need to succeed on the test, in school, and beyond. Read more

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Columbia 1000 Words You Must Know for ESL: Book One with Answers (Volume 1)

Pdf Reference Columbia 1000 Words You Must Know for ESL: Book One with Answers (Volume 1)

Pdf:Columbia 1000 Words You Must Know for ESL: Book One with Answers (Volume 1).About the Author Dr. Richard Lee is a professor of English and distinguished publishing scholar with numerous books published under his name. His books are available on Amazon, other online stores, and in bookstores worldwide. He pursued his doctoral education at the University of Rochester in New York and the University of British Columbia and received his Ph.D. in English. Read more

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Columbia 1000 Words You Must Know for PSAT/NMSQT: Book Two with Answers (Volume 2)

Pdf Reference Columbia 1000 Words You Must Know for PSAT/NMSQT: Book Two with Answers (Volume 2)

Pdf:Columbia 1000 Words You Must Know for PSAT/NMSQT: Book Two with Answers (Volume 2).About the Author Dr. Richard Lee is a professor of English and distinguished publishing scholar with numerous books published under his name. His books are available on Amazon, other online stores, and in bookstores worldwide. He pursued his doctoral education at the University of Rochester in New York and the University of British Columbia and received his Ph.D. in English. Read more

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GMAT Roadmap: Expert Advice Through Test Day (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides)

Pdf Reference GMAT Roadmap: Expert Advice Through Test Day (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides)

Pdf:GMAT Roadmap: Expert Advice Through Test Day (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides).About the Author In 2000, Teach for America alumnus and Yale graduate Zeke Vanderhoek had a radical idea: students learn better from better teachers. His vision of what test prep could be if written and taught by great educators led him to start Manhattan Prep. Since we began, Manhattan Prep has grown from a boutique tutoring company to one of the world’s leading test prep providers, offering GMAT, GRE, LSAT, ACT, and SAT courses and tutoring worldwide.We believe test prep should be real education. From our instructors to our materials, we work to teach you the skills you’ll need to succeed on the test, in school, and beyond. Read more

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Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond

Pdf Reference Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond

Pdf:Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond.Gene Kranz was present at the creation of America's manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. As a flight director in NASA's Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and the United States seemed to fall further behind the Soviet Union in the space race. He helped to launch Alan Shepard and John Glenn, then assumed the flight director's role in the Gemini program, which he guided to fruition. With his teammates, he accepted the challenge to carry out President John F. Kennedy's commitment to land a man on the moon before the end of the 1960s. Kranz was flight director for both Apollo 11, the mission in which Neil Armstrong fulfilled President Kennedy's pledge, and Apollo 13. He headed the Tiger Team that had to figure out how to bring the three Apollo 13 astronauts safely back to Earth. (In the film Apollo 13, Kranz was played by the actor Ed Harris, who earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance.) In Failure Is Not an Option, Gene Kranz recounts these thrilling historic events and offers new information about the famous flights. What appeared as nearly flawless missions to the moon were, in fact, a series of hair-raising near misses. When the space technology failed, as it sometimes did, the controllers' only recourse was to rely on their skills and those of their teammates. Kranz takes us inside Mission Control and introduces us to some of the whiz kids - still in their twenties, only a few years out of college - who had to figure it all out as they went along, creating a great and daring enterprise. He reveals behind-the-scenes details to demonstrate the leadership, discipline, trust, and teamwork that made the space program a success.

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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Pdf Reference The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Pdf:The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.Audie Award Finalist, Business/Educational, 2014 The definitive story of Amazon.com, one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its driven, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos. Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now. Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, giving listeners the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon. Compared to tech's other elite innovators - Jobs, Gates, Zuckerberg - Bezos is a private man. But he stands out for his restless pursuit of new markets, leading Amazon into risky new ventures like the Kindle and cloud computing, and transforming retail in the same way Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing. The Everything Store will be the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read.

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Facing Your Giants: The God Who Made a Miracle Out of David Stands Ready to Make One Out of You

Pdf Reference Facing Your Giants: The God Who Made a Miracle Out of David Stands Ready to Make One Out of You

Pdf:Facing Your Giants: The God Who Made a Miracle Out of David Stands Ready to Make One Out of You.Giants. We must face them. Yet we need not face them alone. This profound look at the life of the biblical figure David digs deeply into the defeats he suffered, and the victories he won, as he faced the giants in his life. When David focused on God, giants tumbled. But when David focused on giants, he stumbled. Goliaths still roam in our world: Debt. Disaster. Dialysis. Divorce. Deceit. Disease. Depression. These super-sized challenges swagger and strut into our lives, pilfering our sleep, embezzling our peace, and robbing us of our joy. And while these giants try to dominate our lives, we know what to do! We've learned what David learned, and we do what David did. We become God focused. We pick up five stones. We make five decisions. And we take a swing.

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Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting (11th Edition)

Pdf Reference Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting (11th Edition)

Pdf:Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting (11th Edition).About the Author Robert J. Freeman, PhD, CPA, is the Distinguished Professor of Accounting Emeritus at Texas Tech University. He served on the Governmental Accounting Standards Board from 1990 to 2000 and on its predecessor, the National Council on Governmental Accounting, from 1974 to 1980. Dr. Freeman has received the Enduring Lifetime Contributions Award from the American Accounting Association Government and Nonprofit Section, the Louisiana Tech University Tower Medallion Award, and the AICPA Elijah Watt Sells Silver Medal Award. Prior to joining the Texas Tech faculty, Dr. Freeman was on the faculties of the University of Alabama and Louisiana Tech University, and served as national director of State and Local Government Activities at Arthur Young & Company. The extensive governmental accounting, financial reporting, and auditing seminars that he has offered each summer for the past 35 years have been attended by over 20,000 participants, including some of today’s leaders whose first introduction to governmental accounting and financial reporting was in his 3-day Governmental Accounting and Financial Reporting seminar. Dr. Freeman has contributed numerous articles to professional journals, including The Journal of Accountancy, Accounting Horizons, The Government Accountants Journal, Government Finance Review, The International Journal of Governmental Auditing, and The Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management. He has served on the editorial boards of The Journal of Accountancy, Research in Governmental Accounting, The Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and The Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management. Also, Dr. Freeman and Dr. Shoulders were co-authors of multiple editions of Practitioners Publishing Company’s three-volume practice guide, Preparing Governmental Financial Statements. Craig D. Shoulders, PhD, is a professor of accounting at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He served on the accounting faculty at Virginia Tech for the first 22 years of his career and also taught for 3 years at Western Carolina University. In addition to being the recipient of the Cornelius E. Tierney/Ernst & Young Research Award from the Association of Government Accountants, Dr. Shoulders has been recognized twice by the AICPA as an Outstanding Discussion Leader. He prepares and teaches continuing education courses and seminars on governmental accounting and auditing across the country and is a past president of the Roanoke Area Chapter of the Virginia Society of CPAs. Dr. Shoulders has conducted research for the GASB on the financial reporting entity and has served on GASB task forces on other projects. Dr. Shoulders coauthors several continuing education courses and for many years authored the government and not-for-profit sections of the ExamMatrix CPA Review. His articles have appeared in such journals as Issues in Accounting Education, The Journal of Accountancy, Government Finance Review, and The Journal of Government Financial Management. He received his bachelor’s degree from Campbellsville University, his master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his PhD from Texas Tech University. Dwayne N. McSwain, PhD, CPA, is an Associate Professor of accounting at Sam Houston State University. He previously served on the accounting faculties at Appalachian State University and Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. McSwain’s research has been published in Internal Auditing, Journal of Accounting Literature, Journal of Government Financial Management, and The CPA Journal, among others. He is a member of the American Accounting Association, American Institute of CPAs, Association of Government Accountants, Government Finance Officers Association, and the Texas Society of CPAs. Dr. McSwain has been teaching governmental and nonprofit accounting since 1999. He has more than 14 years of governmental accounting experience in practice, working as a staff auditor, payroll specialist, internal auditor, finance director, and accounting information systems specialist in Texas school districts. In addition to co-authoring several academic and practitioner articles related to governmental and nonprofit accounting, Dr. McSwain co-authored annual updates to Applying Government Accounting Principles for 8 years. He received his associate’s degree from Gaston College, his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, his master’s degree from Tarleton State University, and his PhD from the University of Texas at Arlington. Robert B. Scott is the chief financial officer/assistant city manager for the city of Carrollton, Texas. He earned a master’s degree in accounting and a bachelor of science degree in political science from Texas Tech University. Today, he combines his extensive knowledge of governmental accounting with practical knowledge of what works in practice. Mr. Scott began his career in public accounting and has served both as a Practice Fellow at the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and as a representative to the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Committee. He serves as a reviewer during revisions of Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (the “Blue Book”), is a past chair of GFOA’s Committee for Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting (CAAFR), and has served on the GFOA’s Executive Board. Mr. Scott serves on the AICPA State and Local Government Expert Panel, and in 2008 the AICPA named him the Outstanding CPA in Local Government. Read more

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Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting

Pdf Reference Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting

Pdf:Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting.This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in governmental and nonprofit accounting.   A practice-approach that prepares you for professional government and nonprofit accounting Written through the eyes of the learner, Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting prepares you for professional government, not-¿for-¿profit accounting practice, and the CPA exam. This comprehensive, up-to-date textbook covers state and local government, federal government, and not-for-profit organization accounting, financial reporting, and auditing, and prepares you well for real-world practice. The 11th Edition emphasizes that what you learn in the accounting classroom should correlate highly with what you must understand and apply on the CPA exam and as professional accountants. Its updated content reflects recent changes that have had significant impact on the world of accounting today. 

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Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor

Pdf Reference Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor

Pdf:Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor.From Publishers Weekly Hine photographed underprivileged child laborers from 1908-1918; their depleted faces look out from almost every page. 'Freedman does an outstanding job of integrating historical photographs with meticulously researched and highly readable prose,' said PW in a starred review. Ages 10-up. Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more Review 'In 1908 Lewis Hine left his teaching position for a full-time job as an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee, then conducting a major campaign against the exploitation of children. Hine's photographs serve as a visual accompaniment to Freedman's narrative, which not only documents the abuses of the times but also traces the chronology of Hine's development as a crusader.' Horn Book'Readers will not only come to appreciate the impact of his groundbreaking work, but will also learn how one man dedicated and developed his skill and talents to bring about social reform.' School Library Journal, Starred Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

Pdf Reference On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

Pdf:On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction.About the Author William Zinsser is a writer, editor and teacher. He began his career on the New York Herald Tribune and has since written regularly for leading magazines. During the 1970s he was master of Branford College at Yale. His 17 books, ranging from baseball to music to American travel, include the influential Writing to Learn and Writing About Your Life. He teaches at the New School in New York. Read more

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Rapid Release: How to Write & Publish Fast For Profit

Pdf Reference Rapid Release: How to Write & Publish Fast For Profit

Pdf:Rapid Release: How to Write & Publish Fast For Profit.Whether you're a novice or a veteran author, if you're aiming to rapid release a profitable series, this book is for you.When novelist Jewel Allen's earnings tapered to a buck per month for each of her 11 books on her back list, she knew she had to change her self-publishing model. Applying the principles of rapid release, where an author publishes fast to keep readers’ interest before the dreaded 30-day cliff, she started a to-market series and recouped five times her investment in 30 days. She repeated it, not just once, but six times on her way to energizing her publishing career. In this book, learn how Jewel: *spotted a hot publishing trend for a series*wrote and published quality 50k-word novels monthly*overcame the mind games that shut down productivity*launched a series with a bang despite a small fan base*earned a profit from a series immediatelyWith special guest commentary: Q&A with bestselling author Bree LivingstonRapid Releasing a Regency Series by Sally BrittonRapid Releasing a Multi-Author Series by Jo NoelleRapid Releasing by stockpiling manuscripts by Eliza BoydRapid Releasing a Sports Romance Series by Brittney Mulliner

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The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need

Pdf Reference The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll  Ever Need

Pdf:The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need.Review 'The best current thinking.... The quotes from funders alone are worth the price of admission. A must-have money reference.' ―Booklist Read more About the Author Ellen Karsh was the director of the New York City's Mayor's Office of Grants Administration for more than seven years under both Mayor Giuliani and Mayor Bloomberg, and previously developed and wrote grants for the New York City Department of Education for five years. She received her doctorate in special education from Teachers College, Columbia University and has written for Newsweek and the New York Times, among other publications. She lives in New York City. Arlen Sue Fox was director of research, planning, and evaluation for the New York City Commission on Human Rights for ten years and consultant to nonprofit organizations, from small grassroots groups to national organizations including AARP, for twelve years. Recently retired from a position as executive director for development at Sunnyside Community Services, she is currently writing and editing. Fox lives in New York City. Read more

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Publish. Promote. Profit.: The New Rules of Writing, Marketing & Making Money with a Book

Pdf Reference Publish. Promote. Profit.: The New Rules of Writing, Marketing & Making Money with a Book

Pdf:Publish. Promote. Profit.: The New Rules of Writing, Marketing & Making Money with a Book.In 2008, Rob Kosberg faced the biggest business test of his life. Like many others he had to start over after the financial crisis and build a business in the worst economy of our generation. He did this with his own bestselling book and has gone on to help thousands of other authors to replicate his success. In Publish. Promote. Profit. he tells you exactly how they are doing it. How some clients are earning over $100,000 per month with their books, getting booked on massive stages, getting press and media on demand and becoming the hunted in their industries. Publish. Promote. Profit. explains the current self-publishing environment and covers the ins and outs of what it means to be an author, expert and thought leader in your field. Far beyond "how to self publish" or “book marketing” Publish. Promote. Profit. explains how to create compelling content quickly and become a true bestselling author even if you have no list, no following and no platform. It contains many real life examples and case studies of the successful systems his authors are using to attract an endless flow of leads, clients, speaking opportunities and media.Praise for Rob Kosberg and Publish. Promote. Profit.I first met Rob and Best Seller Publishing 3 years ago when I was looking for a publisher and marketing expert for my book anthology series, “Put a Shark in your Tank”. Rob became a friend, trusted adviser and later a partner with me on our new book series. The strategies and tactics Rob teaches in this book are truly cutting edge and what’s working right now with him and his clients, including me. Rob outlines the strategies necessary to not just have great content but to get your content into the hands of your ideal client and build yourself a platform and legacy with it. In this book Rob shows you how to go from hunting for clients to being The Hunted. I am thrilled to see this content get into the hands of those with a message that the world needs to hear. As I was once told I now tell you. It’s time to leave the shadows and make an impact with your message. Here’s to building your legacy. – KEVIN HARRINGTON Inventor of the Infomercial and original Shark on ABC’s Shark TankRob has a system that works, he takes a personal interest in his authors and to me it is a one stop shop that was a savings of time, energy and money and also helped move this project forward in a very efficient way. My thanks go out to Rob and BSP because they did help make my book a BEST SELLER. - DELANO LEWIS Former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, Best Selling Author of It All Begins With SelfSection One: PublishS’mores Anyone? (Laying the Foundation of a great book)Lions, Tigers, and Bears? No—Titles, Subtitles, and Contents: Now That’s ScaryThe Problem with Writing Is the WritingSection Two: PromoteRocket Man (or Woman) Book Launch SuccessThe 800-Pound GorillaLaunch Party – How to Launch Your Book to SuccessSection Three: ProfitFiesta (Birthday) Time – How To Really Make A Profit With Your BookOptions, Options, and More Options – Examples of Clients SuccessesThe Power of Speaking – How To Use Your Book To Get Speaking EngagementsMedia Fame, Shall We? – How To Use Your Book To Get MediaThe Lifeblood of Business – Generate Leads With Your Book

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On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction

Pdf Reference On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction

Pdf:On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction.On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

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Writing That Works; How to Communicate Effectively In Business

Pdf Reference Writing That Works; How to Communicate Effectively In Business

Pdf:Writing That Works; How to Communicate Effectively In Business.Review Effective writing skills are invaluable in today's business world-- but they're also in short supply. In this concise book, Kenneth Roman and Joel Raphaelson offer an abundance of practical tips for helping your written and oral communications get the results you want. -- William C. Steere, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Pfizer, Inc. Clear, concise communications that make the right point will launch your career or business to new heights. This book will show you how. -- Robert Seelert, Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi PLCIn advertising, the challenge is to find the one simple, inspired thought that makes a consumer buy a product. This book helps all of us in the business world use the same discipline when we communicate our own thoughts to each other. -- Peter Georgescu, Chairman Emeritus, Young & Rubicam Inc.'Ken Roman and Joel Raphaelson's 'Writing That Works' works. Whether you arewriting a brief e-mail, or a lengthy report, it provides clear and concreteideas for improving your written communications!' -- Jay W. Lorsch, Louis E. Kirstein Professor of Human Relations, Harvard Business School Read more From the Back Cover Writing That Works will help you say what you want to say, with less difficulty and more confidence. Now in its third edition, this completely updated classic has been expanded to included all new advice on e-mail and the e-writing world, plus a fresh point of view on political correctness. With dozens of examples, many of them new, and useful tips for writing as well as faster on a computer, Writing That Works will show you how to improve anything you write:Presentations that move ideas and actionMemos and letters that get things donePlans and reports that make things happenFund-raising and sales letters that produce resultsResumes and letters that lead to interviewsSpeeches that make a point Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Grant Writing For Dummies 6e

Pdf Reference Grant Writing For Dummies 6e

Pdf:Grant Writing For Dummies 6e.From the Back Cover Discover enterprising ways to get grants Write compelling applications for grant funding Find budgets, sample letters and more online Find and win grant money Grant writing can be daunting, but this book gives you everything you need to get started with your application right away! This all-encompassing guide helps you move through the grant-writing process and apply for some of the billions of dollars available from public and private sector sources. Get your piece of the pie! Inside... Get to know the funders Create a strategic plan Tap into online databases Know what funders expect Keep readers' attention Rack up peer-review points Apply for e-grants Practice current protocol Read more About the Author Dr. Beverly Browning (Dr. Bev) is a 40+ year grantwriting consultant and also the Director of her own nonprofit, the GrantWriting Training Foundation.  She hasassisted clients and event attendees in strengthening the capacity of theirprofessional acumen and organizational capacity.  As a high profile grants consultant, Dr. Bevis credited with more than $430 million in contract and grant awards.  She is the author of 43 publications and isin high demand for facilitating training programs and delivering keynotespeeches nationwide and internationally.Dr. Bev is a 16-year member of the Grants Professional Association andhas taught grant writing and consulting courses online for Ed2Go since 2001.  In 2015, Dr. Bev trademarked Bethe Shining Light™, a motivational keynote speech theme that evolved intoa journaling workbook and workshops for individuals seeking personal andprofessional life-changes.  Read more

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The Copywriter's Handbook, Third Edition: A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Copy That Sells

Pdf Reference The Copywriter's Handbook, Third Edition: A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Copy That Sells

Pdf:The Copywriter's Handbook, Third Edition: A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Copy That Sells.This is a book for everyone who writes or approves copy: copywriters, account executives, creative directors, freelance writers, advertising managers...even entrepreneurs and brand managers. It reveals dozens of copywriting techniques that can help you write ads, commercials, and direct mail that are clear, persuasive, and get more attention - and sell more products. Among the tips revealed are:Eight headlines that work-and how to use them11 ways to make your copy more readable15 ways to open a sales letterThe nine characteristics of successful print adsHow to build a successful freelance copywriting practice15 techniques to ensure your e-mail marketing message is opened  This thoroughly revised third edition includes all new essential information for mastering copywriting in the Internet era, including advice on Web- and email-based copywriting, multimedia presentations, and Internet research and source documentation, as well as updated resources. Now more indispensable than ever, The Copywriter's Handbook remains the ultimate guide for people who write or work with copy.

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The Copywriter's Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide To Writing Copy That Sells

Pdf Reference The Copywriter's Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide To Writing Copy That Sells

Pdf:The Copywriter's Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide To Writing Copy That Sells.Review “This book succeeds on two levels. For beginners, it offers a clear, comprehensive guide to the business of and techniques used in advertising copywriting. And for the professionals behind the typewriter, this book is a valuable back-to-basics tool that should be given a prominent slot on the bookshelf.” ―Los Angeles Times Read more About the Author Robert W. Bly is a freelance copywriter specializing in business-to-business, high-tech, and direct advertising. He is the author of more than sixty books and has appeared on CNBC and CBS's Hard Copy. He lives in Dumont, New Jersey. Read more

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Outlining Your Novel Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises for Planning Your Best Book (Helping Writers Become Authors 2)

Pdf Reference Outlining Your Novel Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises for Planning Your Best Book (Helping Writers Become Authors 2)

Pdf:Outlining Your Novel Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises for Planning Your Best Book (Helping Writers Become Authors 2).About the BookLearn How to Make Your First Draft Easy! Award-winning author K.M. Weiland’s previous book, the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, showed writers how to embrace outlines in a way that makes the writing process fun, inspiring, and easy. Now it’s time to put those lessons to use! Building upon the principles you’ve already learned, the Outlining Your Novel Workbook presents a guided approach to getting the bones of your story down on paper, identifying plot holes, and brainstorming exciting new possibilities. Containing hundreds of incisive questions and imagination-revving exercises, this valuable resource will show you how to: Create your own personalized outlining process Brainstorm premise and plot ideas Discover your characters Choose and create the right settings Organize your scenes And so much more! This accessible and streamlined workbook will empower you to create a powerful outline—and an outstanding novel. Start writing your best book today!

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How to Earn a Living as a Content Writer

Pdf Reference How to Earn a Living as a Content Writer

Pdf:How to Earn a Living as a Content Writer.A Writing Career that Let's You Travel the WorldOr Stay At Home! Your ChoiceRachel Presser has built a writing career that fits her perfectly and she wants to share her formula for success with you. If you want a flexible job that fits you perfectly, whether you want to work just a few hours a week, or travel the world and earn a full-time living, then this book is for you.Rachel created this book to give back to the writing community. She's sold six figures worth of content, working at home, Ikea, friends' houses, fancy resorts, and budget hotels. She's traveled to Asia and Europe, paying her way as a content writer. All with a $200 Chromebook. This book gives you an insider's view of exactly how to succeed as a content writer.

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Write Short Kindle Books: A Self-Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors (Indie Author Success Series Book 1)

Pdf Reference Write Short Kindle Books: A Self-Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors (Indie Author Success Series Book 1)

Pdf:Write Short Kindle Books: A Self-Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors (Indie Author Success Series Book 1).Write SHORTER books. Write books FASTER. Write BETTER books. Write MORE books.#1 Kindle Bestseller in Authorship, Writing Skills, and Business Writing - Jan. 2015!The Kindle self-publishing revolution is here! Are you in?Why spin your wheels struggling to write bulky, bloated books the traditional publishing way when you can turbo-charge your Kindle author platform with greater freedom, flexibility, and chances for success?This game-changing guide is for aspiring authors AND established publishing pros alike who want to shake-up their routine and embrace a powerful new approach to self-publishing non-fiction. Are you ready to Write Short Kindle Books?You'll learn:Why writing shorter Kindle books is the best approach for many non-fiction authorsThe benefits of boosting your volume with many shorter, high-quality books How to price your short ebooks for maximum successIdeal word counts for Kindle booksHow to break larger book ideas down into numerous smaller booksHow to brainstorm, outline, and write books faster and more efficientlyHow to save money on covers, editing, and Kindle book formattingWhy building a team of Beta Readers is crucialHow to bring your book from final draft to launchAnd much more!Click on "Look Inside" to Learn More!

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Write to Market: Deliver a Book that Sells (Write Faster, Write Smarter 3)

Pdf Reference Write to Market: Deliver a Book that Sells (Write Faster, Write Smarter 3)

Pdf:Write to Market: Deliver a Book that Sells (Write Faster, Write Smarter 3).Many authors write, then market. Successful authors write TO marketHave you written a book that just isn’t selling? Would you like to write a book that readers eagerly devour?Many authors write, then market. Successful authors write TO market. They start by figuring out how to give readers what they want, and that process begins before writing word one of your novel.This book will teach you to analyze your favorite genre to discover what readers are buying, to mine reviews for reader expectations, and to nail the tropes your readers subconsciously crave.Don’t leave the success of your novel up to chance. Deliver the kind of book that will have your fans hounding you for the next one.

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Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts

Pdf Reference Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts

Pdf:Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts.The definitive report on the disruption of the news media over the last decade. With the expert guidance of former executive editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson, we follow two legacy (The New York Times and The Washington Post) and two upstart (BuzzFeed and VICE) companies as they plow through a revolution in technology, economics, standards, commitment, and endurance that pits old vs new media.Merchants of Truth is the groundbreaking and gripping story of the precarious state of the news business told by one of our most eminent journalists.Jill Abramson follows four companies: The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and Vice Media over a decade of disruption and radical adjustment. The new digital reality nearly kills two venerable newspapers with an aging readership while creating two media behemoths with a ballooning and fickle audience of millennials. We get to know the defenders of the legacy presses as well as the outsized characters who are creating the new speed-driven media competitors. The players include Jeff Bezos and Marty Baron (The Washington Post), Arthur Sulzberger and Dean Baquet (The New York Times), Jonah Peretti (BuzzFeed), and Shane Smith (VICE) as well as their reporters and anxious readers.Merchants of Truth raises crucial questions that concern the well-being of our society. We are facing a crisis in trust that threatens the free press. Abramson's audiobook points us to the future.

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Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue

Pdf Reference Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue

Pdf:Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue.An NPR Book Concierge best book of 2018! A stunning story about how power works in the modern age - the book the New York Times called "one helluva page-turner" and The Sunday Times of London celebrated as "riveting...an astonishing modern media conspiracy that is a fantastic read." Pick up the book everyone is talking about.In 2007, a short blogpost on Valleywag, the Silicon Valley vertical of Gawker Media, outed PayPal founder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel as gay. Thiel's sexuality had been known to close friends and family, but he didn't consider himself a public figure, and believed the information was private. This post would be the casus belli for a meticulously plotted conspiracy that would end nearly a decade later with a $140 million dollar judgment against Gawker, its bankruptcy and with Nick Denton, Gawker's CEO and founder, out of a job. Only later would the world learn that Gawker's demise was not incidental - it had been masterminded by Thiel. For years, Thiel had searched endlessly for a solution to what he'd come to call the "Gawker Problem". When an unmarked envelope delivered an illegally recorded sex tape of Hogan with his best friend's wife, Gawker had seen the chance for millions of page views and to say the things that others were afraid to say. Thiel saw their publication of the tape as the opportunity he was looking for. He would come to pit Hogan against Gawker in a multi-year proxy war through the Florida legal system, while Gawker remained confidently convinced they would prevail as they had over so many other lawsuit - until it was too late. The verdict would stun the world and so would Peter's ultimate unmasking as the man who had set it all in motion. Why had he done this? How had no one discovered it? What would this mean - for the First Amendment? For privacy? For culture? In Holiday's masterful telling of this nearly unbelievable conspiracy, informed by interviews with all the key players, this case transcends the narrative of how one billionaire took down a media empire or the current state of the free press. It's a study in power, strategy, and one of the most wildly ambitious - and successful - secret plots in recent memory. Some will cheer Gawker's destruction and others will lament it, but after listening to this audiobook - and seeing the access the author was given - no one will deny that there is something ruthless and brilliant about Peter Thiel's shocking attempt to shake up the world. 

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Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue

Pdf Reference Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue

Pdf:Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue.An NPR Book Concierge Best Book of 2018!A stunning story about how power works in the modern age--the book the New York Times called "one helluva page-turner" and The Sunday Times of London celebrated as "riveting...an astonishing modern media conspiracy that is a fantastic read." Pick up the book everyone is talking about.In 2007, a short blogpost on Valleywag, the Silicon Valley-vertical of Gawker Media, outed PayPal founder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel as gay. Thiel's sexuality had been known to close friends and family, but he didn't consider himself a public figure, and believed the information was private. This post would be the casus belli for a meticulously plotted conspiracy that would end nearly a decade later with a $140 million dollar judgment against Gawker, its bankruptcy and with Nick Denton, Gawker's CEO and founder, out of a job. Only later would the world learn that Gawker's demise was not incidental--it had been masterminded by Thiel.For years, Thiel had searched endlessly for a solution to what he'd come to call the "Gawker Problem." When an unmarked envelope delivered an illegally recorded sex tape of Hogan with his best friend's wife, Gawker had seen the chance for millions of pageviews and to say the things that others were afraid to say. Thiel saw their publication of the tape as the opportunity he was looking for. He would come to pit Hogan against Gawker in a multi-year proxy war through the Florida legal system, while Gawker remained confidently convinced they would prevail as they had over so many other lawsuit--until it was too late. The verdict would stun the world and so would Peter's ultimate unmasking as the man who had set it all in motion. Why had he done this? How had no one discovered it? What would this mean--for the First Amendment? For privacy? For culture?In Holiday's masterful telling of this nearly unbelievable conspiracy, informed by interviews with all the key players, this case transcends the narrative of how one billionaire took down a media empire or the current state of the free press. It's a study in power, strategy, and one of the most wildly ambitious--and successful--secret plots in recent memory.Some will cheer Gawker's destruction and others will lament it, but after reading these pages--and seeing the access the author was given--no one will deny that there is something ruthless and brilliant about Peter Thiel's shocking attempt to shake up the world.

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Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue

Pdf Reference Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue

Pdf:Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue.Review “...a profound masterwork by a talented young writer...one helluva page-turner'—The New York Times   “In this age when people compete to be contrarian, it’s rare to encounter a genuinely startling proposition. That’s what makes the premise of Ryan Holiday’s ‘Conspiracy’ such a delight...’” —The Washington Post“Brilliant and terrifying.” —Rich Cohen, author of The Fish That Ate the Whale and contributing editor of Vanity Fair'Startlingly deep cultural history of conspiracies, examined through the lens of the brutally effective Gawker takedown, with full access to the main players.' --Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz“An artful examination of how true power really works and how it affects all of us.”—Michael Lombardi, host of GM Street on The Ringer and former Cleveland Browns general manager“Every one of Ryan Holiday’s books is appointment reading for me. If he writes it, I make the time to read it.”—Brian Koppelman,producer and creator of Billions“CONSPIRACY will captivate you, terrify you, intrigue you, and piss you off. It’s a sizzling, can’t-put-down, read-it-in-one-sitting story. Ryan Holiday has crafted a hell of a book!”  -Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of SPYMASTER“Ryan Holiday is one of his generation’s finest thinkers.”—Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of Gates of Fire“This book is the Art of War for any twenty-first century conspirator....A brilliant meditation on strategy, with numerous lessons.”—Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power and Mastery'Riveting...an astonishing modern media conspiracy...that is a fantastic read. Holiday is a fine writer. He brilliantly elucidates... [with] a reporter's eye for detail.' --The Sunday Times of London  “More than mere business history, Holiday elevates the story into something far more lasting, casting Thiel's actions into the timeless mold of the conspirator: the man who, armed with patience and an indignant urge to reshape the world, co-opts allies, musters resources, lulls adversaries, and ultimately strikes when the time is right, changing everything. 'Conspiracy' will be the last word, the veil-lifting exposé, on that Gawker/Thiel war all of us read about, but none of use really understood, until now.” – Antonio Garcia Martinez, author of Chaos Monkeys Read more About the Author RYAN HOLIDAY is the bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m Lying; The Obstacle Is the Way; Ego Is the Enemy; Conspiracy and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition. His work has been translated into over thirty languages and has appeared everywhere from the New York Times to Fast Company. His company, Brass Check, has advised brands such as Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as multiplatinum musicians and some of the biggest authors in the world. He lives in Austin, Texas. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

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Pdf:The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation.In The Idea Factory, New York Times Magazine writer Jon Gertner reveals how Bell Labs served as an incubator for scientific innovation from the 1920s through the 1980s. In its heyday, Bell Labs boasted nearly 15,000 employees, 1200 of whom held PhDs and 13 of whom won Nobel Prizes. Thriving in a work environment that embraced new ideas, Bell Labs scientists introduced concepts that still propel many of today's most exciting technologies.

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The Book You Were Born to Write: Everything You Need to (Finally) Get Your Wisdom onto the Page and into the World

Pdf Reference The Book You Were Born to Write: Everything You Need to (Finally) Get Your Wisdom onto the Page and into the World

Pdf:The Book You Were Born to Write: Everything You Need to (Finally) Get Your Wisdom onto the Page and into the World.A guide to writing a full-length transformational nonfiction book, from an editor with two decades' experience working with authors from all walks of life."I know I have a book in me.""I've always wanted to be an author.""People always ask me when I'm going to write my book.""I have a story to tell, but I never seem to make time to write."These are just a sampling of the messages Kelly Notaras hears every day from would-be authors around the globe. Life coaches with new methodologies for living on purpose . . . energy workers who've discovered new ways to prevent disease and teach self-healing . . . everyday heroes and heroines who have made it through difficult circumstances and want to inspire others to do the same. In today's tumultuous world, we need these voices in the marketplace. Moreover, publishing a book has never been so simple, accessible, or affordable as it is today. So why are so many thought leaders, healers, and change-agents stuck at the starting line?This book will light the way--offering a simple, step-by-step path that takes authors from concept to finished book. In it, publishing veteran Kelly Notaras demystifies the publishing process and gives writers the tools, insider information, and inspiration to start strong, keep going, and get across the finish line as quickly as possible.

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Cracking the AP Economics Macro & Micro Exams, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf Reference Cracking the AP Economics Macro & Micro Exams, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf:Cracking the AP Economics Macro & Micro Exams, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Dictionary of Real Estate Terms (Barron's Business Dictionaries)

Pdf Reference Dictionary of Real Estate Terms (Barron's Business Dictionaries)

Pdf:Dictionary of Real Estate Terms (Barron's Business Dictionaries).Need to know real estate jargon? This quick-reference guide can help.Home buyers and sellers, as well as real estate professionals, investors, and attorneys can rely on this quick-reference source. More than 3,000 terms and definitions cover topics that include appraisal, architectural styles, brokerage, construction, development, environmental finance, mortgage types, zoning regulations, and much more. Includes graphs, charts, and line art.

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The Grand Surprise: The Journals of Leo Lerman

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Pdf:The Grand Surprise: The Journals of Leo Lerman.A remarkable life and a remarkable voice emerge from the journals, letters, and memoirs of Leo Lerman: writer, critic, editor at Condé Nast, and man about town at the center of New York’s artistic and social circles from the 1940s until his death in 1994.Lerman’s contributions to the world of the arts were large and varied: he wrote on theater, dance, music, art, books, and movies for publications as diverse as Mademoiselle and The New York Times. He was features editor at Vogue and editor in chief of Vanity Fair. He launched careers and trends, exposing the American public to new talents, fashions, and ideas.He was a legendary party host as well, counting Marlene Dietrich, Maria Callas, and Truman Capote among his intimates, and celebrities like Cary Grant, Jackie Onassis, Isak Dinesen, and Margot Fonteyn as part of his larger circle. But his personal accounts and correspondence reveal him also as having an unusually rich and complex private life, mourning the cultivated émigré world of 1930s and 1940s New York City, reflecting on being Jewish and an openly homosexual man, and intimately evoking his two most important lifelong relationships.From a man whose literary icon was Marcel Proust comes an unparalleled social and emotional history. With eloquence, insight, and wit, he filled his journals and letters with acute assessments, gossip, and priceless anecdotes while inimitably recording both our larger cultural history and his own moving private story.

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Attitude Overhaul: 8 Steps To Win The War On Negative Self-Talk

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Pdf:Attitude Overhaul: 8 Steps To Win The War On Negative Self-Talk.While researching books on “Attitude”, it won’t take long to see there are endless options. Attitude Overhaul shows you how to identify the strengths and weakness of yourself and those around you. Attitude Overhaul is the first personal development book you will read that challenges you to think deeply on a personal and friendship level that has never been done before!In Attitude Overhaul, you will:•Create a true understanding of what ‘Attitude’ means to you•Understand the two teams battling for your attention and energy, Positive and Negative Attitude•Identify who is influencing your decision making•Develop a strategy to defeat, ‘The Fearful Five’•Overhaul your pre-existing beliefs•Install new thinking that allows you break through any attitudinal growth barriers holding you back from achieving the best version of yourselfFollow the 8 steps this book lays out, and I promise results. These results will not be “Quick Fix” results but results that change your life forever; personally, financially, and relationally.

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Steve Jobs. La biografía

Pdf Reference Steve Jobs. La biografía

Pdf:Steve Jobs. La biografía.La biografía definitiva de Steve Jobs, el fundador de Apple, escrita con su colaboración.Tras más de cuarenta entrevistas con Steve Jobs y con un centenar de personas de su entorno, familiares, amigos, adversarios y colegas, esta es la biografía definitiva de uno de los iconos indiscutibles de nuestro tiempo, del genio cuya creatividad, energía y perfeccionismo revolucionaron seis industrias: informática, películas de animación, música, teléfonos, tabletas y edición digital. Cuando el mundo buscaba cómo construir las bases de una economía digital, Jobs fue un símbolo de la inventiva. Consciente de que la mejor manera de crear valor en el siglo XXI era conectar la creatividad con la tecnología, fundó una empresa en la que impresionantes saltos de la imaginación iban de la mano con asombrosos logros tecnológicos.Aunque Jobs colaboró con el libro, no pidió ningún control sobre el contenido, ni siquiera el derecho a leerlo antes de la publicación. No rehuyó ningún tema y animó a la gente que conocía a hablar con franqueza. «He hecho muchas cosas de las que no me siento orgulloso, como dejar a mi novia embarazada a los 23 años y cómo me comporté entonces, pero no hay ningún cadáver en mi armario que no pueda salir a la luz».Jobs habla con sinceridad, a veces brutal, sobre la gente con la que ha trabajado y contra la que ha competido. De igual modo, sus amigos, rivales y colegas ofrecen una visión sin edulcorar de las pasiones, los demonios, el perfeccionismo, los deseos, el talento, los trucos y la obsesión por controlarlo todo que modelan su visión empresarial y los innovadores productos que logró crear.Jobs podía desesperar a quienes le rodeaban. Pero su personalidad y sus productos han estado siempre interrelacionados, igual que el hardware y el software de Apple. Su historia, por tanto, está llena de lecciones sobre innovación, carácter, liderazgo y valores. La historia de un genio capaz de enfurecer y seducir a partes iguales. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

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Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality

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Pdf:Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality.In this captivating audiobook, Jaron Lanier - the father of virtual reality - explains its dazzling possibilities by reflecting on his own lifelong relationship with technology Bridging the gap between tech mania and the experience of being inside the human body, Dawn of the New Everything is a look at what it means to be human at a moment of unprecedented technological possibility. Through a fascinating look back over his life in technology, Jaron Lanier, an interdisciplinary scientist and father of the term virtual reality, exposes VR's ability to illuminate and amplify our understanding of our species and gives listeners a new perspective on how the brain and body connect to the world. An inventive blend of autobiography, science writing, philosophy, and advice, this audiobook tells the wild story of his personal and professional life as a scientist, from his childhood in the UFO territory of New Mexico to the loss of his mother, the founding of the first start-up, and finally becoming a world-renowned technological guru. Understanding virtual reality as being both a scientific and a cultural adventure, Lanier demonstrates it to be a humanistic setting for technology. While his previous publications offered a more critical view of social media and other manifestations of technology, in this audiobook he argues that virtual reality can actually make our lives richer and fuller.

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Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now

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Pdf:Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now.Review 'The brilliant Breaking News is essential – and entertaining – reading for anyone who cares a whit about the hallmark of a democratic state being more than a lavatory wall.' ―Harold Evans, The Guardian'Through this fascinating inside account, each chapter worthy of its own book, Rusbridger discusses how [The Guardian] adopted new ways to publish to the internet and smartphones, as well as libel suits, Wikileaks, Edward Snowden and the experience of other news outlets. A must for anyone concerned with the state of journalism today. ' ―Library Journal'Rusbridger . . . shows us continually in his lucid and sometimes-alarming text that technological and cultural changes have occurred so rapidly that newspapers barely had time to inhale before their centuries-old institutions began to crumble, then to reassemble into something quite unrecognizable only a generation ago. . . . He highlights the questions that the traditional media were asking themselves: Should we charge readers for online access? How much? And how? (Rusbridger tells us of plans that worked and others that failed.)' ―Kirkus Reviews“Rusbridger’s Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now is a vivid and compelling insider’s account of how he and other journalists, including those in the United States, coped with [technological] changes . . . Breaking News details how The Guardian managed to land major scoops, including the truth about phone hacking perpetrated by London tabloids and the disclosure of U.S. diplomatic cables . . . [An] important memoir of a great editor’s experience.” ―Roger Bishop, BookPage Read more About the Author Alan Rusbridger was editor in chief of Guardian News and Media from 1995 to 2015. He is the author of Play It Again: An Amateur Against the Impossible and is currently chair of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. Read more

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Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage

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Pdf:Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage.The previously untold - and previously highly classified - story of the conflux of espionage and technology, a compelling narrative rich with astonishing revelations, taking listeners from World War II to the Internet age. As the digital era becomes increasingly pervasive, the intertwining forces of computers and espionage are reshaping the entire world; what was once the preserve of a few intelligence agencies now affects us all. Corera's compelling narrative takes us from the Second World War through the Cold War and the birth of the Internet to the present era of hackers and surveillance. The book is rich with historical detail and characters as well as astonishing revelations about espionage carried out in recent times by the United Kingdom, the United States, and China. Using unique access to the NSA, GCHQ, Chinese officials, and senior executives from some of the most powerful global technology companies, Gordon Corera has gathered compelling stories from heads of state, hackers, and spies of all stripes. Cyberspies is a groundbreaking exploration of the new space in which the worlds of espionage, diplomacy, international business, science, and technology collide.

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Los innovadores: Los genios que inventaron el futuro [The Innovators: The Geniuses Who Invented the Future]

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Pdf:Los innovadores: Los genios que inventaron el futuro [The Innovators: The Geniuses Who Invented the Future].En una era que busca fomentar la innovación, la creatividad y el trabajo en equipo, Los innovadores es la obra que mejor muestra cómo se producen. Tras su extraordinaria biografía de Steve Jobs, el nuevo libro de Walter Isaacson cuenta la fascinante historia de las personas que inventaron el ordenador e internet; Los innovadores está destinado a convertirse en la historia definitiva de la revolución digital y en una guía indispensable para entender cómo sucede realmente la innovación. ¿Qué talentos y habilidades permitieron a algunos inventores y empresarios convertir sus ideas visionarias en realidades disruptivas? ¿De dónde vinieron esos saltos creativos? ¿Por qué algunos triunfaron y otros fracasaron? En esta magistral saga, Isaacson arranca con Ada Lovelace, la hija de lord Byron, una pionera de la programación informática en la década de 1840. Además, presenta a las extraordinarias personas que crearon la revolución digital que nos rodea, gente como Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee o Larry Page. Esta es la historia de cómo funcionan sus cerebros y por qué han sido tan inventivos, pero también de cómo su capacidad para colaborar y dominar el arte del trabajo en equipo les hizo aún más creativos. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

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Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground

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Pdf:Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground.The word spread through the hacking underground like some unstoppable new virus: Someone - some brilliant, audacious crook - had just staged a hostile takeover of an online criminal network that siphoned billions of dollars from the U.S. economy. The FBI rushed to launch an ambitious undercover operation aimed at tracking down this new kingpin. Other agencies around the world deployed dozens of moles and double agents. Together, the cybercops lured numerous unsuspecting hackers into their clutches. Yet at every turn, their main quarry displayed an uncanny ability to sniff out their snitches and see through their plots. The culprit they sought was the most unlikely of criminals: a brilliant programmer with a hippie ethic and a supervillain's double identity. Together with a smooth-talking con artist, he ran a massive real-world crime ring.

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Goal Getter (A Productivity Journal): A Daily Goal Setting Planner and Organizer with Inspirational and Motivational Quotes

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Pdf:Goal Getter (A Productivity Journal): A Daily Goal Setting Planner and Organizer with Inspirational and Motivational Quotes.This Goal Getter Productivity Journal is the perfect tool to plan out and accomplish all of your daily tasks! This beautiful journal is printed on high quality interior stock with a gorgeous matte cover. Each day includes space for your top 3 tasks, daily affirmation and list of to do's. The journal also includes fun motivational and inspirational quotes to keep you going when you need a bit of encouragement. Grab your colored pens and washi tape and let's get organized! (Pssst - These also make wonderful gifts for the planners in your life!)

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Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap

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Pdf:Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap.Review 'Together is a riveting account of a strong marriage tested when a routine medical procedure goes terribly wrong. Judy Goldman beautifully shows us the challenges and setbacks but also the triumphs as two people find strengths within themselves to create a new life together.'--Ron Rash, author the New York Times bestseller, Serena  'Part love story, part medical mystery, Together explores the rich terrain of a marriage during a period fraught with uncertainty and stress . . . a celebration of what truly matters in life: the power of love, the importance of forgiveness, and the necessity of accepting that some things remain unknowable.'--Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train and A Piece of the World   'Judy Goldman is that rare writer whose inward gaze forces her reader to gaze inward as well, revealing something both brutal and beautiful about the world in which we live. . . .I loved this book. I really loved this book.'--Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home and The Last Ballad 'In Together, Judy Goldman explores the many paths--both bumpy and blissful--that a happy marriage navigates over many years. Although a medical mishap sends Goldman on this exploration, ultimately she lays bare not illness but strength: strength of character and family and endurance and, mostly, love.'--Ann Hood, author of The Book That Matters Most 'Together . . . is part portrait of a 40-year marriage and part indictment of our medical system. Goldman's beautiful, deeply honest book is for anyone who has faced down change.'--Real Simple'Honest and compassionate, Goldman’s book is a life-affirming story that celebrates the grit that goes into making a long-term marriage work. A moving portrait of ‘young love turning into old love’ in the face of unexpected life challenges.” --Kirkus Reviews“Goldman offers a tender view of her marriage and a suspenseful account of her husband’s frustrating struggle to regain mobility . . . this loving tribute to her husband and to the solidness of their union will engage and inspire readers.”--Publishers Weekly'Together is a story about love, provocation and the nuance of blame.'--Charlotte Magazine'Together . . . is a book you’ll read in one sitting. It’s that compelling, that illuminating. It’s a book that could make you see your own marriage in a whole new light.'--The Charlotte Observer'It seems like the blueprint for a strong marriage. Goldman fights the good fight for her husband, and, in the process, discovers new facets of herself. This is the memoir's strength. At its heart, it’s about a couple. Yet it’s also about a woman who changes in order to be a better partner when calamity strikes.'--The Asheville Citizen-Times'Somehow, Judy Goldman wrapped the story of a medical mistake into a beautiful memoir about her marriage and how love can change you . . . Finish the last few pages. Sit quietly for a while.  Let the wisdom wash over you.'--The Salisbury Post'Together is a blueprint for coping with 'mishaps.' Goldman skillfully articulates the communality of human experience, and she’s startlingly frank when relating the difficulties a patient advocate encounters. . . Together is about being married, about becoming a part of another person and building on the long-term relationship we enter into when we take our marriage vows.'--Salt'Please read Judy Goldman’s Together. This memoir is funny and heartbreaking. It’s about a role-reversing love founded on grit and determination, true as a heart-aimed arrow.'--George Singleton, author of Staff Picks  'Goldman’s Together is a beautiful, haunting portrayal of young love growing into old love despite the unexpected and stunningly swift changes life’s inevitable forward momentum can bring. This exquisite memoir doesn’t shy away from the hard truths of marriage; rather it confirms that marriage can mellow into something different, deeper, and far greater than young lovers ever imagine, despite crushing heartbreak along the journey.'--Michel Stone, author of Border Child  'Anyone who has found themselves unexpectedly immersed in a loved one’s battle to survive with all its complications and trials will find Judy not just an engaging writer, but an indispensable companion in the struggle. Together touched me with its humanity and honesty.'--George Hodgman, author of Bettyville  'Deeply moving and poignant, delicate and powerful, Together is a memoir about love and loss, acceptance and resilience.'--Tova Mirvis, author of The Book of Separation Read more About the Author JUDY GOLDMAN is the author of two award-winning poetry collections and two novels, Early Leaving and The Slow Way Back, which was a finalist for SIBA's Novel of the Year and winner of the Sir Walter Raleigh Fiction Award and the Mary Ruffin Poole Award for First Fiction. Her memoir, Losing My Sister, was a finalist for both SIBA's Memoir of the Year and ForeWord Review's Memoir of the Year. Her work has appeared in Real Simple, The Washington Post, and in many literary journals. She teaches writing workshops throughout the Southeast, and serves on the permanent faculty of Table Rock Writers Workshop. Born and raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Goldman has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina, for many years. She and her husband have two children and four grandchildren. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap

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Pdf:Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap.A routine procedure left novelist, memoirist, and poet Judy Goldman's husband paralyzed. Together is her unforgettable account of the struggle to regain their "normal" life and a nuanced portrait of a marriage tested.When Judy Goldman's husband of almost four decades reads a newspaper ad for an injection to alleviate back pain, the outpatient procedure sounds like the answer to his longtime backaches. But rather than restoring his tennis game, the procedure leaves him paralyzed from the waist down--a phenomenon none of the doctors the family consults can explain. Overnight, Goldman's world is turned upside down. Though she has always thought of herself as the polite, demure wife opposite her strong, brave husband, Goldman finds herself thrown into a new role as his advocate, navigating byzantine hospital policies, demanding and refusing treatments, seeking solutions to help him win back his independence.     Along the way, Goldman flashes back to her memories of their life together. As she tries envision her family's future, she discovers a new, more resilient version of herself. Together is a story of the life we imagine versus the life we lead--an elegant and empathetic meditation on partnership, aging, and, of course, love.

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Authorpreneur: Build the Brand, Business, and Lifestyle You Deserve. It's Time to Write Your Book

Pdf Reference Authorpreneur: Build the Brand, Business, and Lifestyle You Deserve. It's Time to Write Your Book

Pdf:Authorpreneur: Build the Brand, Business, and Lifestyle You Deserve. It's Time to Write Your Book.Are you tired of your job? Looking for something more rewarding and profitable? Have you ever thought, or been told, "You should write a book, or start a business!"Well, it's time to give it a shot.Jesse has self-published two books, which are both #1 bestsellers on track to generate $30,000 per year in passive income. Beyond book sales, Jesse has leveraged his books to build a business that earned over six figures in its first year. Other part-time authors are doing far better, earning six, or even seven figures per year. Many have leveraged their books to build multimillion-dollar business ventures. This wasn't possible ten years ago, but the publishing industry has changed. People are finding unparalleled freedom and wealth through writing, and you can too. Authorpreneur will show you how.Inside Authorpreneur, you’ll learn:Why writing a book is the new PhDHow a book can make you rich, credible, and immortalThe three critical traits to succeed as a writerWhy everyone is a salesmanThe 50% RuleThe three approaches to finding a marketable topic to write aboutHow to find contractors for quality book productionHow to choose a title that doesn’t suckHow to get reviews before launchingWhen to launch, and what to do AFTER it’s over...plus so much more.What are you waiting for? It’s time to write your book.

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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

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Pdf:The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.Featuring an exclusive audio interview with Michael Lewis When the crash of the U.S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash, the silent crash, had taken place over the previous year, in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine, and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real-estate derivative markets, where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can't pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren't talking. The crucial question is this: Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real-estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? Michael Lewis turns the inquiry on its head to create a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his number-one best-selling Liar's Poker. "Who got it right?" he asks. Who saw the ever-rising real-estate market for the black hole it would become, and eventually made billions of dollars from that perception? And what qualities of character made those few persist when their peers and colleagues dismissed them as Chicken Littles? Out of this handful of unlikely-really unlikely-heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier best sellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our times.

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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

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Pdf:The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.Review “No one writes with more narrative panache about money and finance than Mr. Lewis....[he] does a nimble job of using his subjects’ stories to explicate the greed, idiocies and hypocrisies of a system notably lacking in grown-up supervision....Writing in faintly Tom Wolfe-ian prose, Mr. Lewis does a colorful job of introducing the lay reader to the Darwinian world of the bond market.” - Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times“Superb: Michael Lewis doing what he does best, illuminating the idiocy, madness and greed of modern finance. . . . Lewis achieves what I previously imagined impossible: He makes subprime sexy all over again.” - Andrew Leonard, Salon.com“One of the best business books of the past two decades.” - Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times Book Review“I read Lewis for the same reasons I watch Tiger Woods. I’ll never play like that. But it’s good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like.” - Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times Book Review Read more About the Author Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, and The Undoing Project. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children. Read more

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The Cpa Exam: An Introduction to the Computer Based Exam, Test Taking Tips, and Past Examination Questions With Solutions (Lambers CPA Review)

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Pdf:The Cpa Exam: An Introduction to the Computer Based Exam, Test Taking Tips, and Past Examination Questions With Solutions (Lambers CPA Review).About the Author Vincent Lambers founded the Lambers CPA Review of Boston in 1966. The course evolved into the premiere CPA Review of New England and soon became available via home study in the 1980's. Other CPA exam experts who contribute to Lambers CPA Review include William Grubbs, Donald Hanson, Richard DelGaudio, Arthur Reed and Michael Farrell. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Excerpt from book of sample simulation problem LEASES SIMULATION PROBLEM On January 1, 2004, the GA Company (as lessor) entered into a non-cancelable lease agreement with XYZ Company (lessee) for the lease of a diesel-electric locomotive engine. GA’s normal selling price is $690,750 and its cost to manufacture the engine is $500,000. The lease agreement provides for six annual payments of $150,000 each and the first payment starts on January 1, 2004. XYZ’s incremental borrowing rate is 12% and the implicit interest rate used by GA is also 12%. The lease term is six years and the useful life of the engine is six years. At the end of the lease period, the title to the engine is transferred to XYZ. Collectibility of the rentals is reasonably predictable, and there are no important uncertainties surrounding the cost yet to be incurred by the lessor. Required: (a) From the lessee’s viewpoint, what kind of lease is the above agreement? Why? (b) From the lessor’s viewpoint, what kind of lease is the above agreement? Why? (c) Using a worksheet, prepare a lease amortization schedule from the lessor’s point of view for the first three years. (d) Prepare all the journal entries* that should be recorded by the XYZ Company for the first year. (e) Prepare all the journal entries that should be recorded by the GA Company for the first year. (f) From the lessee’s point of view, what expenses and the amounts of the expenses should appear on XYZ’s 2004 Income Statement? What accounts and the classification of the accounts should appear on the Balance Sheet at December 31, 2004? (g) From the lessor’s point of view, what accounts and the amount of the accounts should appear on GA’s 2004 Income Statement? What accounts, the amounts of the accounts and the classification should appear on the December 31, 2004 Balance Sheet? *On the CBT, the information will be entered in a spreadsheet-based format. Read more

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Barron's AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics with Online Tests

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Pdf:Barron's AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics with Online Tests.From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: INTRODUCTION 1 The AP Tests in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics 2 The Discipline of Economics3 Economic Systems 4 Demand and Supply: The Basics MICROECONOMICS Barron's Essential 55 Elasticity, Taxation, and Consumer Choice 6 Costs of Production7 Perfect Competition8 Monopoly9 Imperfect Competition: Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly10 Resource Markets with Applications to Labor11 Government and Public Sector: Market Failure, Rents, Externalities, Public Goods, EfficiencyMicroeconomics Practice Test MACROECONOMICS Barron's Essential 512 The National Economic Accounts13 Inflation and Unemployment14 Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand15 Fiscal Policy 16 Money and Banking17 Monetary Policy18 Economic Growth 19 International Trade and Exchange Macroeconomics Practice Test Index Read more

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AP® Microeconomics Crash Course Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course)

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Pdf:AP® Microeconomics Crash Course Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course).From the Back Cover CRASH COURSE FOR THE AP* MICROECONOMICS EXAM – GET A HIGHER SCORE IN LESS TIMELate getting started? Facing too many AP* tests? Use this course to learn the most in the least time!Study Only What You Need to KnowREA’s Crash Course for the AP* Microeconomics exam is based on an in-depth analysis of the Advanced Placement* Microeconomics exam and actual AP* Microeconomics test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your study time.Expert Test-Taking StrategiesDeveloped by an Advanced Placement* teacher with many years of classroom experience, this Microeconomics Crash Course presents detailed, question-level strategies for answering both the multiple-choice and free-response questions. By following the AP* author’s advice, you can boost your score in every section of the AP* Microeconomics test.Key Terms You Must KnowKnowing the right terminology can make a real difference in your AP* score. Our expert advice includes the key terms you need to know before taking the AP* Microeconomics exam.Free Practice ExamOur full-length online Microeconomics practice exam includes every topic and type of question found on the actual exam. It offers timed testing, automatic scoring, and detailed explanations of answers. It even provides helpful diagnostics to pinpoint where you’re strongest and where you need to focus. Read more About the Author David Mayer earned his B.S. in Economics from Texas A&M University and his M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. David has had an extensive career teaching economics to high school students. Since 2004, more than 500 of his students have earned college credit on the AP* Economics exams. In addition to his work in the classroom, David has served as an AP* Economics consultant for the College Board and as an AP* Economics Reader and Table Leader for Educational Testing Service. He has also written several economics books and test preps. Currently David is an instructional specialist for Northside ISD in San Antonio, Texas. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

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Pdf:Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster.Into Thin Air is the definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Eiger Dreams and Into the Wild. On assignment for Outside magazine, Krakauer, an accomplished climber, went to the Himalayas to report on the growing commercialization of the planet's highest mountain. Everest has always been a dangerous mountain. From the first British expeditions in the 1920s until 1996, one climber has died for ever 4 who have attained the summit. This shocking death toll has not put a damper on the burgeoning business of guided ascents, however, in which amateur alpinists with alarmingly disparate skills are ushered up the mountain for a $65,000 fee. To ascend into the thin, frigid air above 26,000 feet - the cruising altitude of a commercial jetliner - is an inherently irrational act. The environment is unimaginably harsh, the margin for error miniscule. Krakauer examines what it is about Everest that has compelled so many people - including himself - to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concern of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense. Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's frank eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement.

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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

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Pdf:Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster.Review '... he has produced a narrative that is both meticulously researched and deftly constructed. Unlike the expedition, his story rushes irresistibly forward. But perhaps Mr. Krakauer's greatest achievement is his evocation of the deadly storm, his ability to re-create its effects with a lucid and terrifying intimacy.' —Alastair Scott, The New York Times Book Review'This is a great book, among the best ever on mountaineering.  Gracefully and efficiently written, carefully researched, and actually lived by its narrator, it shares a similar theme with another sort of book, a novel called 'The Great Gatsby.' —The Washington Post                        'Into Thin Air ranks among the great adventure books of all time.' —The Wall Street Journal                                                                                'Krakauer is an extremely gifted storyteller as well as a relentlessly honest and even-handed journalist, the story is riveting and wonderfully complex in its own right, and Krakauer makes one excellent decision after another about how to tell it.... To call the book an adventure saga seems not to recognize that it is also a deeply thoughtful and finely wrought philosophical examination of the self.' —Elle                'Hypnotic, rattling.... Time collapses as, minute by minute, Krakauer rivetingly and movingly chronicles what ensued, much of which is near agony to read.... A brilliantly told story that won't go begging when the year's literary honors are doled out.' —Kirkus Reviews                'Though it comes from the genre named for what it isn't (nonfiction), this has the feel of literature: Krakauer is Ishmael, the narrator who lives to tell the story but is forever trapped within it.... Krakauer's reporting is steady but ferocious.  The clink of ice in a glass, a poem of winter snow, will never sound the same.' —Mirabella                        'Into Thin Air is a remarkable work of reportage and self-examination.... And no book on the 1996 disaster is likely to consider so honestly the mistakes that killed his colleagues.' —Newsday                                        'A harrowing tale of the perils of high-altitude climbing, a story of bad luck and worse judgment and of heartbreaking heroism.' —People'In this movingly written book, Krakauer describes an experience of such bone-chilling horror as to persuade even the most fanatical alpinists to seek sanctuary at sea level.' —Sports Illustrated Read more From the Inside Flap A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that 'suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down.' He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster. By writing Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas. He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman, the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition. Krakauer's highly personal inquiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong. But for Krakauer himself, further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly responsible for a fellow climber's death. Clearly, Krakauer remains haunted by the disaster, and although he relates a number of incidents in which he acted selflessly and even heroically, he seems unable to view those instances objectively. In the end, despite his evenhanded and even generous assessment of others' actions, he reserves a full measure of vitriol for himself. This updated trade paperback edition of Into Thin Air includes an extensive new postscript that sheds fascinating light on the acrimonious debate that flared between Krakauer and Everest guideAnatoli Boukreev in the wake of the tragedy. 'I have no doubt that Boukreev's intentions were good on summit day,' writes Krakauer in the postscript, dated August 1999. 'What disturbs me, though, was Boukreev's refusal to acknowledge the possibility that he made even a single poor decision. Never did he indicate that perhaps it wasn't the best choice to climb without gas or go down ahead of his clients.' As usual, Krakauer supports his points with dogged research and a good dose of humility. But rather than continue the heated discourse that has raged since Into Thin Air's denouncement of guide Boukreev, Krakauer's tone is conciliatory; he points most of his criticism at G. Weston De Walt, who coauthored The Climb, Boukreev's version of events. And in a touching conclusion, Krakauer recounts his last conversation with the late Boukreev, in which the two weathered climbers agreed to disagree about certain points. Krakauer had great hopes to patch things up with Boukreev, but the Russian later died in an avalanche on another Himalayan peak, Annapurna I. In 1999, Krakauer received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters--a prestigious prize intended 'to honor writers of exceptional accomplishment.' According to the Academy's citation, 'Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writer. His account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a romantic, solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless, who died of starvation afterchallenging the Alaskan wilderness, delves even more deeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mind.' Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Into Thin Air

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Pdf:Into Thin Air.When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds...Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed Outside journalist and author of the bestselling Into the Wild. Taking the reader step by step from Katmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle, Krakauer has his readers shaking on the edge of their seat. Beyond the terrors of this account, however, he also peers deeply into the myth of the world's tallest mountain. What is is about Everest that has compelled so many poeple--including himself--to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense? Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement.From the Paperback edition.

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Personal History

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Pdf:Personal History.The captivating inside story of the woman who helmed the Washington Post during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of American media.Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for BiographyIn this best-selling and widely acclaimed memoir, Katharine Graham, the woman who piloted the Washington Post through the scandals of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, tells her story - one that is extraordinary both for the events it encompasses and for the courage, candor, and dignity of its telling.Here is the awkward child who grew up amid material wealth and emotional isolation; the young bride who watched her brilliant, charismatic husband - a confidant to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson - plunge into the mental illness that would culminate in his suicide. And here is the widow who shook off her grief and insecurity to take on a president and a pressman's union as she entered the profane boys' club of the newspaper business. As timely now as ever, Personal History is an exemplary record of our history and of the woman who played such a shaping role within them, discovering her own strength and sense of self as she confronted - and mastered - the personal and professional crises of her fascinating life.

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2019 - 2023 Five Year Planner; Planners Gonna Plan.: Monthly Calendar Planner, 5 Year Calendar and Schedule Organizer (Agenda, Personal Organizer and Monthly Calendar Planner)

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Pdf:2019 - 2023 Five Year Planner; Planners Gonna Plan.: Monthly Calendar Planner, 5 Year Calendar and Schedule Organizer (Agenda, Personal Organizer and Monthly Calendar Planner).Success doesn’t just happen—it’s planned for!Stay organized and in control with this stylish, professionally designed 5-year planner, for the ultimate in productivity. This personal organizer is a must-have for those wanting to streamline and simplify their productivity process. Five years of monthly calendars accommodate your most pressing to-dos, appointments and events, while offering 20 full pages in the back for taking notes, and inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout.FEATURES:Personalized dedication page12 month "at a glance" view for 2019 - 202360 months of calendar planning (January 2019 - December 2023) to record to-dos, appointments and events, with space to take notes alongside each monthly calendarIncludes all US federal holidaysMonth and year indicator tabs on each spread for easy reference while flipping through pagesPlenty of note-taking space at the backInspirational quotes throughout to keep you motivatedCrisp white pagesProfessional matte cardstock coverDurable perfect bindingDimensions: 8" x 10”—perfect for your desk, briefcase, backpack or laptop bagCheck out our full range of professionally designed agendas, planners and personal organizers, available in pocket, 6” x 9” and 8” x 10” formats, by visiting the Personal Planner author page.

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2019 Daily Planner; Feminist.: Agenda Planner and Personal Organizer (Daily, Weekly and Monthly Calendar Planner)

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Pdf:2019 Daily Planner; Feminist.: Agenda Planner and Personal Organizer (Daily, Weekly and Monthly Calendar Planner).Success doesn’t just happen—it’s planned for!Stay organized and in control with this stylish, professionally designed 12-month daily, weekly and monthly planner. Effortlessly accommodates all of your daily to-dos, appointments and events while offering at-a-glance views of the year and each individual month, as well as 20 full pages in the back for taking notes, and inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout.FEATURES:12 months of personal planning12 month "at a glance" viewMonthly "at a glance" viewWeekly / daily view to record appointments, to-dos and eventsIncludes all US federal holidaysMonth and year indicator tabs on each spread for easy reference while flipping through pages20 pages at the back to record notesCrisp white pagesProfessional matte cardstock coverDurable perfect bindingDimensions: 6” x 9”Also available in 8” x 10” format (see Personal Planner author page)Check out our full range of professionally designed agendas, planners and personal organizers, available in 6”x9” and 8”x 10” formats, by visiting the Personal Planners author page. AutobiographyPersonal Planners offers a vast array of beautiful, professionally designed planners for those who strive to be organized and in control.Because success doesn’t just happen—it’s planned for!

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2019-2020 2-Year Pocket Planner; Get Shit Done.: Pocket Calendar and Monthly Planner 2019-2020 (Agenda, Personal Organizer and Monthly Calendar Planner)

Pdf Reference 2019-2020 2-Year Pocket Planner; Get Shit Done.: Pocket Calendar and Monthly Planner 2019-2020 (Agenda, Personal  Organizer and Monthly Calendar Planner)

Pdf:2019-2020 2-Year Pocket Planner; Get Shit Done.: Pocket Calendar and Monthly Planner 2019-2020 (Agenda, Personal Organizer and Monthly Calendar Planner).Success doesn’t just happen—it’s planned for!Stay organized and in control with this stylish, professionally designed 2-year monthly pocket planner, for the ultimate in productivity without the bulk of a full-sized planner. This pocket-sized personal organizer is a must-have for those wanting to streamline and simplify their productivity process. Two years of monthly calendars accommodate your most pressing to-dos, appointments and events, while offering 20 full pages in the back for taking notes, and inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout.FEATURES:Personalized dedication page12 month "at a glance" view, for both 2019 and 202024 months of calendar planning (January 2019-December 2020) to record to-dos, appointments and events, with space to take notes alongside each monthly calendarIncludes all US federal holidaysMonth and year indicator tabs on each spread for easy reference while flipping through pagesPlenty of note-taking space at the backInspirational quotes throughout to keep you motivatedCrisp white pagesProfessional matte cardstock coverDurable perfect bindingDimensions: 5.06"x7.81”—perfect for purse, briefcase, backpack and, of course, your pocket!Check out our full range of professionally designed agendas, planners and personal organizers, available in pocket, 6” x 9” and 8” x 10” formats, by visiting the Personal Planners author page.

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2019 - 2023 Five Year Planner; Goals. Achieve. Repeat.: Monthly Calendar Planner, 5 Year Calendar and Schedule Organizer (Agenda, Personal Organizer and Monthly Calendar Planner)

Pdf Reference 2019 - 2023 Five Year Planner; Goals. Achieve. Repeat.: Monthly Calendar Planner, 5 Year Calendar and Schedule Organizer (Agenda, Personal  Organizer and Monthly Calendar Planner)

Pdf:2019 - 2023 Five Year Planner; Goals. Achieve. Repeat.: Monthly Calendar Planner, 5 Year Calendar and Schedule Organizer (Agenda, Personal Organizer and Monthly Calendar Planner).Success doesn’t just happen—it’s planned for!Stay organized and in control with this stylish, professionally designed 5-year planner, for the ultimate in productivity. This personal organizer is a must-have for those wanting to streamline and simplify their productivity process. Five years of monthly calendars accommodate your most pressing to-dos, appointments and events, while offering 20 full pages in the back for taking notes, and inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout.FEATURES:Personalized dedication page12 month "at a glance" view for 2019 - 202360 months of calendar planning (January 2019 - December 2023) to record to-dos, appointments and events, with space to take notes alongside each monthly calendarIncludes all US federal holidaysMonth and year indicator tabs on each spread for easy reference while flipping through pagesPlenty of note-taking space at the backInspirational quotes throughout to keep you motivatedCrisp white pagesProfessional matte cardstock coverDurable perfect bindingDimensions: 8" x 10”—perfect for your desk, briefcase, backpack or laptop bagCheck out our full range of professionally designed agendas, planners and personal organizers, available in pocket, 6” x 9” and 8” x 10” formats, by visiting the Personal Planner author page.

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2019 Daily Planner; Busy AF.: Agenda Planner and Personal Organizer (Daily, Weekly and Monthly Calendar Planner)

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Pdf:2019 Daily Planner; Busy AF.: Agenda Planner and Personal Organizer (Daily, Weekly and Monthly Calendar Planner).DescriptionSuccess doesn’t just happen—it’s planned for!Stay organized and in control with this stylish, professionally designed 12-month daily, weekly and monthly planner. Effortlessly accommodates all of your daily to-dos, appointments and events while offering at-a-glance views of the year and each individual month, as well as 20 full pages in the back for taking notes, and inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout.FEATURES:12 months of personal planning12 month "at a glance" viewMonthly "at a glance" viewWeekly / daily view to record appointments, to-dos and eventsIncludes all US federal holidaysMonth and year indicator tabs on each spread for easy reference while flipping through pages20 pages at the back to record notesCrisp white pagesProfessional matte cardstock coverDurable perfect bindingDimensions: 6” x 9”Also available in 8” x 10” format (see Personal Planner author page)Check out our full range of professionally designed agendas, planners and personal organizers, available in 6”x9” and 8”x 10” formats, by visiting the Personal Planners author page.

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2019 Daily Planner; Busy AF.: Large Monthly Planner and Personal Organizer (Large Daily, Weekly and Monthly Calendar Planner)

Pdf Reference 2019 Daily Planner; Busy AF.: Large Monthly Planner and Personal Organizer (Large Daily, Weekly and Monthly Calendar Planner)

Pdf:2019 Daily Planner; Busy AF.: Large Monthly Planner and Personal Organizer (Large Daily, Weekly and Monthly Calendar Planner).Success doesn’t just happen—it’s planned for!Stay organized and in control with this stylish, professionally designed 12-month daily, weekly and monthly planner. Effortlessly accommodates all of your daily to-dos, appointments and events while offering at-a-glance views of the year and each individual month, as well as 20 full pages in the back for taking notes, and inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout.FEATURES:12 months of personal planning12 month "at a glance" viewMonthly "at a glance" viewWeekly / daily view to record appointments, to-dos and eventsEach page includes task checkboxes for to-dos, as well as blank lines for events, notes and reminders Includes all US federal holidaysMonth and year indicator tabs on each spread for easy reference while flipping through pages20 pages at the back to record notesCrisp white pagesProfessional matte cardstock coverDurable perfect bindingDimensions: 8” x 10”—larger format, perfect for your desk or those with a lot to keep track of!Also available in 6” x 9” format (see Personal Planner author page)Check out our full range of professionally designed agendas, planners and personal organizers, available in pocket, 6” x 9” and 8” x 10” formats, by visiting the Personal Planners author page.

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2019-2020 2-Year Pocket Planner; Do More of What Makes You Happy: Pocket Calendar and Monthly Planner 2019-2020 (Agenda, Personal Organizer and Monthly Calendar Planner)

Pdf Reference 2019-2020 2-Year Pocket Planner; Do More of What Makes You Happy: Pocket Calendar and Monthly Planner 2019-2020 (Agenda, Personal  Organizer and Monthly Calendar Planner)

Pdf:2019-2020 2-Year Pocket Planner; Do More of What Makes You Happy: Pocket Calendar and Monthly Planner 2019-2020 (Agenda, Personal Organizer and Monthly Calendar Planner).Success doesn’t just happen—it’s planned for!Stay organized and in control with this stylish, professionally designed 2-year monthly pocket planner, for the ultimate in productivity without the bulk of a full-sized planner. This pocket-sized personal organizer is a must-have for those wanting to streamline and simplify their productivity process. Two years of monthly calendars accommodate your most pressing to-dos, appointments and events, while offering 20 full pages in the back for taking notes, and inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout.FEATURES:Personalized dedication page12 month "at a glance" view, for both 2019 and 202024 months of calendar planning (January 2019-December 2020) to record to-dos, appointments and events, with space to take notes alongside each monthly calendarIncludes all US federal holidaysMonth and year indicator tabs on each spread for easy reference while flipping through pagesPlenty of note-taking space at the backInspirational quotes throughout to keep you motivatedCrisp white pagesProfessional matte cardstock coverDurable perfect bindingDimensions: 5.06"x7.81”—perfect for purse, briefcase, backpack and, of course, your pocket!Check out our full range of professionally designed agendas, planners and personal organizers, available in pocket, 6” x 9” and 8” x 10” formats, by visiting the Personal Planners author page.

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2019 Daily Planner; Get Shit Done.: Large Monthly Planner and Personal Organizer (Large Daily, Weekly and Monthly Calendar Planner)

Pdf Reference 2019 Daily Planner; Get Shit Done.: Large Monthly Planner and Personal Organizer (Large Daily, Weekly and Monthly Calendar Planner)

Pdf:2019 Daily Planner; Get Shit Done.: Large Monthly Planner and Personal Organizer (Large Daily, Weekly and Monthly Calendar Planner).Success doesn’t just happen—it’s planned for!Stay organized and in control with this stylish, professionally designed 12-month daily, weekly and monthly planner. Effortlessly accommodates all of your daily to-dos, appointments and events while offering at-a-glance views of the year and each individual month, as well as 20 full pages in the back for taking notes, and inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout.FEATURES:12 months of personal planning12 month "at a glance" viewMonthly "at a glance" viewWeekly / daily view to record appointments, to-dos and eventsEach page includes task checkboxes for to-dos, as well as blank lines for events, notes and reminders Includes all US federal holidaysMonth and year indicator tabs on each spread for easy reference while flipping through pages20 pages at the back to record notesCrisp white pagesProfessional matte cardstock coverDurable perfect bindingDimensions: 8” x 10”—larger format, perfect for your desk or those with a lot to keep track of!Also available in 6” x 9” format (see Personal Planner author page)Check out our full range of professionally designed agendas, planners and personal organizers, available in pocket, 6” x 9” and 8” x 10” formats, by visiting the Personal Planners author page.

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2019-2020 2-Year Pocket Planner; Make Shit Happen: Pocket Calendar and Monthly Planner 2019-2020 (Agenda, Personal Organizer and Monthly Calendar Planner)

Pdf Reference 2019-2020 2-Year Pocket Planner; Make Shit Happen: Pocket Calendar and Monthly Planner 2019-2020 (Agenda, Personal  Organizer and Monthly Calendar Planner)

Pdf:2019-2020 2-Year Pocket Planner; Make Shit Happen: Pocket Calendar and Monthly Planner 2019-2020 (Agenda, Personal Organizer and Monthly Calendar Planner).Success doesn’t just happen—it’s planned for!Stay organized and in control with this stylish, professionally designed 2-year monthly pocket planner, for the ultimate in productivity without the bulk of a full-sized planner. This pocket-sized personal organizer is a must-have for those wanting to streamline and simplify their productivity process. Two years of monthly calendars accommodate your most pressing to-dos, appointments and events, while offering 20 full pages in the back for taking notes, and inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout.FEATURES:Personalized dedication page12 month "at a glance" view, for both 2019 and 202024 months of calendar planning (January 2019-December 2020) to record to-dos, appointments and events, with space to take notes alongside each monthly calendarIncludes all US federal holidaysMonth and year indicator tabs on each spread for easy reference while flipping through pagesPlenty of note-taking space at the backInspirational quotes throughout to keep you motivatedCrisp white pagesProfessional matte cardstock coverDurable perfect bindingDimensions: 5.06"x7.81”—perfect for purse, briefcase, backpack and, of course, your pocket!Check out our full range of professionally designed agendas, planners and personal organizers, available in pocket, 6” x 9” and 8” x 10” formats, by visiting the Personal Planners author page.

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2019 Daily Planner; Make Shit Happen.: Large Monthly Planner and Personal Organizer (Large Daily, Weekly and Monthly Calendar Planner)

Pdf Reference 2019 Daily Planner; Make Shit Happen.: Large Monthly Planner and Personal Organizer (Large Daily, Weekly and Monthly Calendar Planner)

Pdf:2019 Daily Planner; Make Shit Happen.: Large Monthly Planner and Personal Organizer (Large Daily, Weekly and Monthly Calendar Planner).Success doesn’t just happen—it’s planned for!Stay organized and in control with this stylish, professionally designed 12-month daily, weekly and monthly planner. Effortlessly accommodates all of your daily to-dos, appointments and events while offering at-a-glance views of the year and each individual month, as well as 20 full pages in the back for taking notes, and inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout.FEATURES:12 months of personal planning12 month "at a glance" viewMonthly "at a glance" viewWeekly / daily view to record appointments, to-dos and eventsEach page includes task checkboxes for to-dos, as well as blank lines for events, notes and reminders Includes all US federal holidaysMonth and year indicator tabs on each spread for easy reference while flipping through pages20 pages at the back to record notesCrisp white pagesProfessional matte cardstock coverDurable perfect bindingDimensions: 8” x 10”—larger format, perfect for your desk or those with a lot to keep track of!Also available in 6” x 9” format (see Personal Planner author page)Check out our full range of professionally designed agendas, planners and personal organizers, available in pocket, 6” x 9” and 8” x 10” formats, by visiting the Personal Planners author page.

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Bad Blood

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Pdf:Bad Blood.A New York Times best seller.Winner of the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2018.The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup 'unicorn' promised to revolutionise the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.In Bad Blood, John Carreyrou tells the riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.Now to be adapted into a film, with Jennifer Lawrence to star.

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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

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Pdf:Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup.'I couldn’t put down this thriller . . . the perfect book to read by the fire this winter.' Bill Gates, '5 books I loved in 2018'WINNER OF THE FINANCIAL TIMES/MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.In Bad Blood, John Carreyrou tells the riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.Now to be adapted into a film, with Jennifer Lawrence to star.'Chilling . . . Reads like a West Coast version of All the President’s Men.' New York Times Book Review

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Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic

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Pdf:Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic.OxyContin, a potent painkiller containing opium-derived oxycodone as its key active ingredient, was first sold in 1996 as a treatment for cancer patients and other chronic pain sufferers. From the start, the drug's manufacturer aggressively marketed its patented time-release formula as a breakthrough in the effort to reduce prescription drug abuse. It wasn't long, however, before thrill-seeking teenagers shattered that illusion of safety; by simply crushing an "Oxy," they were able to tap into a high so seductive it would come to dominate their lives. Some patients, seeking relief from pain, also found themselves drawn to the drug's dark side.   Pain Killer takes listeners on a journey of discovery that begins with the true story of Lindsay, a high-school cheerleader in Virginia who gets hooked on Oxys, and expands outward to explore the critical issues of legitimate pain management, prescription drug abuse, and how the misuse of science by the drug industry threatens the public good. With the fast-rising abuse of prescription drugs by young people ringing alarm bells within government, the how and why behind the OxyContin disaster is a gripping listen not only for parents, but also for medical professionals, community leaders, business executives, and all those concerned with this crisis.   The dangers described in Pain Killer also reverberate far beyond the threat from a single drug at a particular moment in time. The focus of our government's war on drugs has clearly misled many of us into thinking that only illegal drugs smuggled from beyond our borders can be abused. As Meier tells the dramatic story, some of the most deadly substances are produced and sold legally right here at home.   The extraordinary and true story of Oxycontin   Equal parts crime thriller, medical detective story, and business exposé, Pain Killer takes a hard-hitting look at how a powerful drug touted as the salvation for millions triggered a national tragedy. At its inception, the legal narcotic OxyContin was seen as a pharmaceutical dream, a "wonder" drug that would herald a sea change in medical care while reaping vast profits for its maker. It did do that; but it also unleashed a public health crisis that cut a swath of despair and crime through unsuspecting small towns, suburbs, and cities across the country. As reports of OxyContin overdoses made front-page and network news, doctors, narcotics agents, regulators, industry executives, and lawmakers raced in, scrambling to slow the damage. Behind it all stood one of America's wealthiest families, and a drug company whose relentless promotion helped fuel the problem   Written by award-winning journalist Barry Meier, whose special report in the New York Times triggered national interest in OxyContin, Pain Killer chronicles the rise of the multibillion dollar pain management industry and lays bare its excesses and abuses.

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Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic

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Pdf:Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic.“Groundbreaking . . . the shocking account of the origins of today's opioid epidemic, the creators of this plague, and the way to help stop it.”—Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic“Prescient . . . a landmark work of investigative journalism.”—David A. Kessler, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and author of The End of Overeating Between 1999 and 2017, an estimated 250,000 Americans died from overdoses involving prescription painkillers, a plague ignited by Purdue Pharma’s aggressive marketing of OxyContin. Families, working class and wealthy, have been torn apart, businesses destroyed, and public officials pushed to the brink. In Pain Killer, Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times reporter Barry Meier exposes the roots of the most pressing health epidemic of the twenty-first century. Powerful narcotic painkillers, or opioids, were once used as drugs of last resort for pain sufferers. Purdue turned OxyContin into a billion-dollar blockbuster by launching an unprecedented marketing campaign claiming that the drug’s long-acting formulation made it safer to use than traditional painkillers for many types of pain. That illusion was quickly shattered as drug abusers learned that crushing an Oxy could release its narcotic payload all at once. Even in its prescribed form, Oxy proved fiercely addictive. As OxyContin’s use and abuse grew, Purdue concealed what it knew from regulators, doctors, and patients. Here are the people who profited from the crisis and those who paid the price, those who plotted in boardrooms and those who tried to sound alarm bells. A country doctor in rural Virginia, Art Van Zee, took on Purdue and warned officials about OxyContin abuse. An ebullient high school cheerleader, Lindsey Myers, was reduced to stealing from her parents to feed her escalating Oxy habit. A hard-charging DEA official, Laura Nagel, tried to hold Purdue executives to account. The drugmaker’s owners, Raymond and Mortimer Sackler, whose names adorn museums worldwide, made enormous fortunes from the commercial success of OxyContin. In this updated edition of Pain Killer, Barry Meier breaks new ground in his decades-long investigation into the opioid epidemic. He takes readers inside Purdue to show how long the company withheld information about the abuse of OxyContin and gives a shocking account of the Justice Department’s failure to alter the trajectory of the opioid epidemic and protect thousands of lives. Equal parts crime thriller, medical detective story, and business exposé, Pain Killer is a hard-hitting look at how a supposed wonder drug became the gateway drug to a national tragedy.

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The Antidote to Suffering: How Compassionate Connected Care Can Improve Safety, Quality, and Experience

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Pdf:The Antidote to Suffering: How Compassionate Connected Care Can Improve Safety, Quality, and Experience.An indispensable guide to reducing the suffering - of patients and caregivers alike - and to improving healthcare delivery for all In our efforts to treat patients, cure illness, and manage institutions, healthcare professionals too often overlook the fundamental purpose everyone in the industry shares: to alleviate suffering. Press Ganey's Chief Nursing Officer, Christina Dempsey, has worked everywhere in healthcare, from the ward floor to the hospital boardroom. She has also experienced the system as a patient and as a family member of a critically ill patient. In The Antidote to Suffering, this 30-year healthcare veteran and patient-experience thought leader argues that the key to improving healthcare is to reduce the suffering - physical, psychological, and emotional - of patients and caregivers alike through Compassionate Connected Care. Drawing on her 360-degree perspective, Dempsey offers a comprehensive, detailed, evidence-based plan that addresses the clinical, operational, cultural, and behavioral dimensions of care that every patient and caregiver experiences, in every setting. When suffering decreases, Dempsey argues, outcomes improve for patients and those who care for them. A virtuous cycle takes hold, leading to increases in morale, loyalty, and productivity and results in a culture that drives quality, safety, and value. It paves the path for creating a new national healthcare culture - one that values compassion, fosters efficiency, and drives innovation The Antidote to Suffering is the first book to explore the pervasiveness of suffering in our healthcare system, and to provide the strategies and tools to: Identify and measure suffering throughout your organization Create a system in which every clinical response is informed by compassion Operationalize staff behavior to promote meaning and purpose Increase productivity by building a culture of collaboration Reducing human suffering isn't just a moral imperative for healthcare providers. It's a practical way to improve organizations and fix our broken system - without sacrificing the respect, dignity, and compassion we all deserve.

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Sketch: Black & White Cat on Window Ledge, 8.5 x 11 Large Sketch Book Journal, Blank Notebook Unlined, Paper for Drawing, Writing, Doodling (Art Sketch Pad), 100 Durable Unruled Pages

Pdf Reference Sketch: Black & White Cat on Window Ledge, 8.5 x 11 Large Sketch Book Journal, Blank Notebook Unlined, Paper for Drawing, Writing, Doodling (Art Sketch Pad), 100 Durable Unruled Pages

Pdf:Sketch: Black & White Cat on Window Ledge, 8.5 x 11 Large Sketch Book Journal, Blank Notebook Unlined, Paper for Drawing, Writing, Doodling (Art Sketch Pad), 100 Durable Unruled Pages.High Quality Sketchbook Journal includes: 100 Blank Quality Pages Dimensions: 8.5" x 11" Matte Finish Black & White Cover with beautiful Cat relaxing on window ledge. Photo taken in Queens, New York Perfect for drawing, writing, sketching, note taking, etc. Great gift for all occasions! Use this book to capture all of your ideas! 

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The Holy Grail of Book Launching: Secrets from a bestselling author and friends. Ultimate Publishing Companion and step-by-step guide.

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Pdf:The Holy Grail of Book Launching: Secrets from a bestselling author and friends. Ultimate Publishing Companion and step-by-step guide..About the Author Mimi writes on health, faith and book publishing. All her books combined have become #1 bestsellers in more than 43 categories. Visit www.amazon.com/author/mimiemmanuel. She lives with her family in a tree house on volcanic rock overlooking the bay in Australia’s sunshine state, Queensland. She shares lunch with her friends the butcher birds and Layla Joy her puppy. Mimi writes from her recliner with ear mufflers on, and a cup of chamomile tea beside her. For exercise, she wiggles her toes. You can find her free tutorials and say hello to her at www.mimiemmanuel.com Read more

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AP® Macroeconomics Crash Course Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course)

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Pdf:AP® Macroeconomics Crash Course Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course).From the Back Cover CRASH COURSE FOR THE AP* MACROECONOMICS EXAM – GET A HIGHER SCORE IN LESS TIMELate getting started? Facing too many AP* tests? Use this course to learn the most in the least time!Study Only What You Need to KnowREA’s Crash Course for the AP* Macroeconomics exam is based on an in-depth analysis of the Advanced Placement* Macroeconomics exam and actual AP* Macroeconomics test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your study time.Expert Test-Taking StrategiesDeveloped by an Advanced Placement* teacher with many years of classroom experience, this Macroeconomics Crash Course presents detailed, question-level strategies for answering both the multiple-choice and free-response questions. By following the AP* author’s advice, you can boost your score in every section of the AP* Macroeconomics test.Key Formulas and Definitions You Must KnowKnowing the right terminology can make a real difference in your AP* score. Our expert advice includes the key formulas and definitions you need to know before taking the AP* Macroeconomics exam.Free Practice ExamOur full-length online Macroeconomics practice exam includes every topic and type of question found on the actual exam. It offers timed testing, automatic scoring, and detailed explanations of answers. It even provides helpful diagnostics to pinpoint where you’re strongest and where you need to focus. Read more About the Author Jason Welker teaches economics to nearly 100 students from 40 countries each year. Jason writes a blog for Economics students around the world which can be read at www.welkerswikinomics.com. He has also led workshops on technology in the Economics classroom at AP® Summer Institutes and at the National Center for Economics Education conference in Washington, D.C. He has recently completed a textbook for the IB Economics curriculum, and is constantly developing and making available many other resources for Econ students through his website. His latest venture, Macroeconomics Crash Course, provides students with a powerful resource for use in preparation for their AP® exams. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table (Random House Reader's Circle)

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Pdf:Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table (Random House Reader's Circle).NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An absolute delight to read . . . How lucky we are that [Ruth Reichl] had the courage to follow her appetite.”—NewsdayAt an early age, Ruth Reichl discovered that “food could be a way of making sense of the world. If you watched people as they ate, you could find out who they were.” Her deliciously crafted memoir Tender at the Bone is the story of a life defined, determined, and enhanced in equal measure by a passion for food, by unforgettable people, and by the love of tales well told. Beginning with her mother, the notorious food-poisoner known as the Queen of Mold, Reichl introduces us to the fascinating characters who shaped her world and tastes, from the gourmand Monsieur du Croix, who served Reichl her first foie gras, to those at her politically correct table in Berkeley who championed the organic food revolution in the 1970s. Spiced with Reichl’s infectious humor and sprinkled with her favorite recipes, Tender at the Bone is a witty and compelling chronicle of a culinary sensualist’s coming-of-age. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Ruth Reichl's Delicious!Praise for Tender at the Bone“A poignant, yet hilarious, collection of stories about people [Reichl] has known and loved, and who, knowingly or unknowingly, steered her on the path to fulfill her destiny as one of the world’s leading food writers.”—Chicago Sun-Times “While all good food writers are humorous . . . few are so riotously, effortlessly entertaining as Ruth Reichl.”—The New York Times Book Review “Reading Ruth Reichl on food is almost as good as eating it. . . . Reichl makes the reader feel present with her, sharing the experience.”—Washington Post Book World“[In] this lovely memoir .  .  .  we find young Ruth desperately trying to steer her manic mother's unwary guests toward something edible.  It's a job she does now .  .  .  in her columns, and whose intimate imperatives she illuminates in this graceful book.”—The New Yorker“A savory memoir of [Reichl’s] apprentice years . . . Reichl describes [her] experiences with infectious humor. . . . The descriptions of each sublime taste are mouthwateringly precise. . . . A perfectly balanced stew of memories.”—Kirkus Reviews

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Blue Highways: A Journey into America

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Pdf:Blue Highways: A Journey into America.About the Author William Least Heat-Moon is the author of the bestselling classics Roads to Quoz, Blue Highways, River Horse, and PrairyEarth. He lives in Columbia, Missouri. Read more

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WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us

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Pdf:WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us.Silicon Valley's leading intellectual and the founder of O'Reilly Media explores the upside and the potential downsides of our future - what he calls the "next economy". Tim O'Reilly's genius is to identify and explain emerging technologies with world-shaking potential - the World Wide Web, open source software, Web 2.0, open government data, the Maker Movement, big data. "The man who can really can make a whole industry happen", according to executive chairman of Google Eric Schmidt, O'Reilly has most recently focused on the future of work - AI, algorithms, and new approaches to business organization that will shape our lives. He has brought together an unlikely coalition of technologists, business leaders, labor advocates, and policy makers to wrestle with these issues. In WTF, he shares the evolution of his intellectual development, applying his approach to a number of challenging issues we will face as citizens, employees, business leaders, and a nation. What is the future when an increasing number of jobs can be performed by intelligent machines instead of people or done by people only in partnership with those machines? What happens to our consumer-based societies - to workers and to the companies that depend on their purchasing power? Is income inequality and unemployment an inevitable consequence of technological advancement, or are there paths to a better future? What will happen to business when technology-enabled networks and marketplaces are better at deploying talent than traditional companies? What's the future of education when on-demand learning outperforms traditional institutions? Will the fundamental social safety nets of the developed world survive the transition, and if not, what will replace them? The digital revolution has transformed the world of media, upending centuries-old companies and business models. Now, it is restructuring every business, every job, and every sector of society. Yet the biggest changes are still ahead. To survive, every industry and organization will have to transform itself in multiple ways. O'Reilly explores what the next economy will mean for the world and every aspect of our lives - and what we can do to shape it.

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Summary, Analysis & Review of Brad Stone's The Everything Store by Instaread

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Pdf:Summary, Analysis & Review of Brad Stone's The Everything Store by Instaread.Summary, Analysis & Review of Brad Stone’s The Everything Store by Instaread   Preview: The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon recounts the rise of Amazon since it was founded in 1994. Simultaneously, the book is a partial biography of the company’s CEO and founder, Jeff Bezos, whose personality, values, and life experiences have had enormous influence shaping the company as it exists today. He is a much-feared but much-respected leader whose interactions with Amazon employees have become legendary within the company. Reportedly, Bezos’s brutality and obsession with the progress of the company can supersede his relationships with his workers, but many credit their time at the company with eliciting their best efforts under unparalleled pressure. Bezos’s career took off when he began working at the Wall Street firm D. E. Shaw & Co. in the 1990s. There, he conceived the idea of an “everything store” that would employ the power of the emerging internet to serve customers with an unlimited…   PLEASE NOTE: This is a Summary, Analysis & Review of the book and NOT the original book.   Inside this Summary, Analysis & Review of Brad Stone’s The Everything Store by Instaread     Overview of the Book Important People Key Takeaways Analysis of Key Takeaways   About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.  Visit our website at instaread.co.

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Casa Wabi

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Pdf:Casa Wabi.About the Author Martino Stierli is the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art and the SNF Professor of the History of Architecture at the University of Zurich.Dakin Hart is Senior Curator at the Noguchi Museum, Queens, New York.Tadao Ando is a Japanese self-taught architect whose approach to architecture and landscape was categorized by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co as 'critical regionalism'. He is the winner of the 1995 Pritzker Prize.One of the most highly regarded architects of his generation, Portugese architect Álvaro Siza is known for his sculptural works that have been described as 'poetic modernism.' He was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1992.Bosco Sodi is a contemporary artist based in New York City. Sodi has lived, studied, and worked in Paris, Barcelona, and Berlin. He now maintains studios in Barcelona, Berlin, New York, and his native Mexico City.Carla Sodi is the general director of Casa Wabi, where she oversees an international exhibition program, residencies in Oaxaca and Japan, and education programs ranging from clay, recycling, conservation, drawing to film and performance. Read more

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Right College, Right Price: The New System for Discovering the Best College Fit at the Best Price

Pdf Reference Right College, Right Price: The New System for Discovering the Best College Fit at the Best Price

Pdf:Right College, Right Price: The New System for Discovering the Best College Fit at the Best Price.Review 'The Financial Fit Breakthrough is a new system that lets parents and students overcome the nightmare of complexity and anxiety over filing for and receiving their college financial aid package, and find their best college prospects.' - Publishers Weekly'Palmasani, a veteran guidance and college admissions director, has written a really smart, accessible book on how to successfully navigate the financial side of the college admissions process, from assessing what you can afford to helping you compare costs and analyze award letters.' - Countdown to College Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. CHAPTER 1 THE PROBLEM The way we’ve been choosing and paying for college for so many years is now broken, leaving families in tough financial situations or with excessive debt. But I’m here to tell you that, even faced with soaring tuition, a poor economy, and limited financial assistance, every family can find a great college at the right price. We just need to use a better method. So much has changed during my thirty-plus years of working with families on selecting and paying for college. I’ve always attempted to help them determine how they could provide their son or daughter with the resources to attain a college education―and do it without destroying their own financial lives. In the early years, the solution was simple: just get families to file forms correctly. Later, it became more complicated: help families understand the details of the financial aid system so that they could better plan, prepare, and learn how to maximize benefits. But now, in the midst of the student debt crisis and a system gone wrong, these options are simply not good enough for most families. A government financial-aid system that was once the backbone of opportunities for low- and middle-income families can no longer be relied upon to help families solve their problems. This story is a perfect example of the situation in which many families are finding themselves today. Jennifer* was a high school senior when she received an official award letter from her top-choice school, Indiana University in Bloomington. However, her award letter listed a net price for the college―what her family would have to pay for her to attend after loans and grants―that was $12,000 more per year than what her family could afford. It was April of her senior year, and Jennifer needed to make a final college decision by May 1. She and her parents had no idea what to do next. Unfortunately, Jennifer’s story is common today. Jennifer was a terrific student. Her ACT composite score was 31, and her high school grades were mostly As. But she wasn’t given the right approach to make her college choice affordable. Jennifer believed that she had followed the correct steps during her college search process. After all, she did what high school guidance counselors and college admissions officers told her to do. During her junior year, she and her parents used a well-known and respected college-search software program to help them choose potential colleges. Jennifer focused on colleges in the Midwest that had business programs. When she entered these variables into the program, it generated a list of 327 schools. Jennifer then narrowed down the number of colleges by focusing only on those with an enrollment of 20,000 or more students, because she wanted to go to a large school. Jennifer wanted to attend a school with a strong business program, so she turned next to U.S. News & World Report. She learned that Indiana University, the University of Illinois, the University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison all had highly respected business programs. After visiting with college admissions officers at each of these schools, spending time on their websites, and visiting their campuses in the summer between her junior and senior years, Jennifer decided to apply to all four schools. Together, the college applications cost the family $260. Jennifer’s guidance counselor and the college admissions officers told Jennifer and her family not to worry about cost. Each college admissions officer suggested that financial aid was available to qualified students and that merit academic scholarships might also be available. Jennifer’s parents attended several financial aid sessions at her high school. They learned that, once they filed a financial aid document called the FAFSA, they would receive their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number. Colleges would use this number to determine how much financial aid the family would receive. Jennifer’s parents could use this number as a good indicator of how much money they would have to pay out of pocket for her to attend college. Jennifer’s parents used a program called FAFSA4caster to learn their EFC, which was $12,457. While this amount was high, they believed it was manageable. Jennifer and her family were also prepared if the net price of college was slightly higher than that EFC number. During the winter of her senior year, Jennifer searched for private scholarships in case additional money was needed. (She was able to obtain a $1,000 one-time scholarship from a local Rotary club.) Her parents also had saved about $6,500 for her college needs. Jennifer was thrilled when she received acceptance letters from all of the four colleges. However, the shock came in April when the official financial-award letters arrived. None of the schools had a net price anywhere close to the $12,500 that Jennifer and her family had expected. The closest option was their state’s flagship school, the University of Illinois at Urbana. This school did not offer Jennifer a merit scholarship, and Jennifer only qualified for federal Direct Loans. Thus the college’s net price was $27,500―and this appeared to be her best financial option of the four. Indiana University, Jennifer’s top-choice college, offered her a merit scholarship. The award letter also indicated that Jennifer qualified for federal Direct Loans, but in the end, the net price was still higher than for the University of Illinois. The two other schools, the University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin, had net prices that were even higher. So not only was University of Illinois not her first choice in schools, but as the most “affordable,” it cost more than double what her family could afford. Extremely disappointed, Jennifer and her family were left with two bad options. She could attend the local community college begrudgingly or she could overextend―borrow more than she should―and attend any of her four options. Jennifer was a great student. She did everything she thought she was supposed to do to find the right college. But in the end, she found herself needing to either go to community college or take on excessive debt. *All examples within this book are inspired by my experiences as a counselor. Names have been changed to protect the privacy of the individuals involved. This is just one example of the many ways the college financial aid system isn’t working for today’s families. The good news is that there is a better way that will help you find a great college at the right price. I’ve created Financial Fit™―a college search method that helps families find affordable college options―and used it as the basis for both this book and the Financial Fit software program on www.collegecountdown.com. With these resources, I hope to solve the college debt crisis for families. I believe that by working together―parents, students, counselors, and colleges―we can do just that. I realized a couple of years ago that I had to focus on what I could control. I can’t control how colleges make pricing decisions. I could complain about the rising costs of college tuition and fees being well beyond inflation, but the complaint would not change the reality. I could complain about the federal and state governments’ inability to increase their support to match the rising college costs, but looking at the other challenges that those entities have, that complaint seems almost unwarranted. What I did realize, though, was that we could change how we search for schools. Financial Fit offers a solution. Using the tools and resources provided in this book and the software program, every family can find affordable college options. No family―that’s right, no family―has to borrow excessive amounts of money so that their child can receive an undergraduate college degree. I am confident that by using the Financial Fit method you will be able to replace the angst and anxiety that you have about college costs (as a parent) with a hope that you can provide your son or daughter with something that you definitely want them to have―and you can do it without destroying their financial lives or your own in the process. In this chapter, we’ll take a closer look at the issues affecting the college search and financial aid system today so that you can see just how we got where we are and understand some of the biggest myths and misconceptions about paying for college. One of the biggest issues is the current college-search timeline. The Traditional Timeline The college search process was much simpler in the past. Years ago, most students considered only a few colleges, those that their friends planned to attend or perhaps those personally recommended by their guidance counselor. Paying for college was also easier back then. College was much more affordable twenty to thirty years ago than it is today. The requirements to receive financial aid were not as stringent, and at some schools, students could borrow enough money in student loans to cover the cost of tuition. Today’s high school students follow a completely different process in searching for a college. During their junior year, students begin to seriously think about which college they would like to attend. They attend college fairs and speak to college admissions counselors. And eventually, a counselor, parent, or friend introduces them to online college search programs. With the click of a mouse, students can use these programs to access information about more than 2,000 four-year colleges and universities in the United States. To narrow down their search, they enter preferences such as whether they would like to attend a two-year or a four-year school, along with the desired location, school size, major, and extracurricular activities. (See Figure 1.1.) Figure 1.1: Traditional Factors Considered in Choosing a College As the student enters preference after preference, the colleges that don’t match up with these preferences are eliminated. Colleges that do match up stay on the list. The students can even get an idea of whether they will be accepted to these colleges by comparing their GPA and SAT/ACT scores with those of students who have been accepted and not accepted at these colleges. Do you see anything missing so far in the factors students are considering in narrowing down their list of schools? That’s right: price. Now, college search programs show each college’s listed costs. But those costs are just the advertised price, what we call the “sticker price” (much like when you go to purchase a car). These programs are unable to compute how much students will receive from that college in grants, scholarships, and student loans, and thus how much that school will actually cost to attend (the “net price”). Without the ability to do this, the costs listed in college search programs have no meaning. Once students and parents use college search software to create a list of potential colleges, they peruse these colleges’ websites and perhaps visit some campuses. By the time the fall of senior year rolls around, many students are prepared to apply to six to ten schools. In most cases, these applications must be accompanied by an application fee that ranges from $30 to $90. Even at that point, while students are applying to and being accepted by colleges, they have no idea how much each college will cost. College admissions and financial aid officers often do not help the situation. They may cite statistics that create the impression that many families receive financial aid from their school. Sometimes, they’ll cite average aid awards to keep a family interested in their school. Finally, in January of the students’ senior year, the first step in finding out the real costs begins. Parents file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In some circumstances, parents must also file a CSS Profile, a supplemental form required by certain colleges. Financial aid officers use the results of these forms to construct financial-award letters. In March or April of their senior year, students receive these official financial-award letters from the colleges that have accepted them. A typical award letter lists all grants, scholarships, student loans, and work options that a student will receive if he or she chooses to attend that particular college. After they analyze these award letters, families are finally able to determine the actual cost of colleges. They are finally able to see each school’s “net price.” Now consider this typical scenario: A student, like Jennifer, has done exactly what she was told to do. She started the process by establishing an initial list of colleges. High school and admissions counselors encouraged her not to worry about the cost just yet. “Follow the timeline,” they told her, “and everything will work out.” However, what happens when her official award letters arrive in March or April of her senior year and none of the colleges are affordable? And she only has until May 1 to decide what to do! Disappointment sets in. Such disappointment usually leads the student and her family to pursue one of two options: Option 1: The student and her family decide that she should attend a local community college. Now, a community college is a great option when it’s part of the original plan, but if a student decides to attend because he or she thinks there is no other option, the student may attend reluctantly and enter college without the enthusiasm needed for a successful first year. Option 2: The family decides to overextend its debt and chooses one of the unaffordable colleges. This option is much worse than the first. Parents often feel guilty if they don’t overextend. They feel that their child has worked hard to get good grades and deserves to attend the college he or she wants. This thinking has created what the national media now calls the student debt crisis. As you can see, the way we currently tell students how to search and apply for colleges leaves the major factor of costs completely out of the equation until too late. Fortunately, Financial Fit gives you a way to start seeing and planning for costs right from the start. Ten Misconceptions about Paying for College Another major problem with planning for college costs is the large amount of outdated or just plain incorrect information out there. This misinformation confuses parents and often leads to bad choices or missed opportunities. I’ve identified the top ten misconceptions about paying for college―and what the truth is―so you can avoid falling into any of these traps. Misconception 1: College tuition today is so high and opportunities for help are so limited that only wealthy families can afford to send their kids to college. Reality: Qualified students can attend college, regardless of their family’s income, if they follow the right process and choose the right school. Sticker prices―what a school lists as its comprehensive costs―range from $2,500 per year at a community college to more than $55,000 per year at a highly selective private college. Families don’t pay the sticker price, however. They pay the net price, which is the price after grants, scholarships, student loans, and work options are deducted. Some colleges offer impressive awards to lower their net price, which allow many students from lower- and middle-class households to attend college without accumulating excessive debt. Yes, financial aid is more limited than it was in the past. States have tightened their budgets, and more students are applying to colleges than ever before. Qualifying for the Pell Grant, the largest source of federal financial aid, is also more difficult now. However, even if your son or daughter does not qualify for financial aid, he or she can still receive federal student loans, which are available to all full-time students regardless of income. There is an affordable college option for all families. The key is to learn how to find this option. The Financial Fit program will teach you how to do just that. Misconception 2: The financial aid system supplies enough aid for all qualified students to attend the college of their choice. Reality: The financial aid system is more limited than it was in the past. It might supply enough resources for qualified students to attend college―but not necessarily the college of their choice. Many students mistakenly believe that financial aid will allow them to attend any college. However, the process of matching what a family can afford with the net price of a school is the only way to ensure that a student can attend college without accumulating excessive debt. A family can’t rely on the financial aid system alone to make that happen. Misconception 3: The best colleges cost the most. Reality: While elite colleges tend to come with higher sticker prices, as we’ve discussed, the sticker price is not what you pay. Many families find that their student’s profile will result in some fantastic net prices at great schools. It’s just a matter of determining that early in the process. Also, recognize that there are no “best colleges.” The best college for a student is one that fits the student in all ways. The student’s academic profile matches the academic profile of the college. It has the student’s desired major or program of study. It has the right “feel” for the student, so he or she feels comfortable there. More importantly, it is the best financial fit for the student. The student can attend the school without risking financial devastation after graduation. Misconception 4: Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is what you must pay for your child to attend college. Reality: EFC is one of the most misunderstood and misleading terms related to the college search process. Your EFC is calculated when you complete the FAFSA. The EFC is then used as part of this equation: Cost of Attendance – EFC = Need You’ll read more about this in Chapter 9, “Understand Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and Its Relationship to Financial Aid.” But basically, the EFC is just a number used to determine whether a student is eligible for certain financial aid programs. While financial aid officers at colleges need to know this number, it has little value to families because, at most schools, it does not translate into net price. In some cases, a family’s net price is lower than its EFC, but in other cases, it’s higher. Financial Fit will show you how to learn your estimated net price and your official net price at every school in the country. This is what will help you determine whether a college is affordable for your family. Misconception 5: Students can borrow an unlimited amount of money to attend college. Reality: Students can borrow a great deal of money to attend college―too much money, in some cases―but this amount is not unlimited. Every student can obtain federal Direct Loans, formerly called Stafford Loans, simply by filing the FAFSA. The Direct Loan program has a per-year maximum borrowing limit: Students may borrow $5,500 for their freshman year, $6,500 for their sophomore year, $7,500 for their junior year, and $7,500 for their senior year. There are two types of Direct Loans: subsidized and unsubsidized. Both types are student loans and not parent loans. This means that they are written in the student’s name, so the parent is not legally responsible to pay them. However, the terms of subsidized and unsubsidized loans are quite different. The subsidized Direct Loan is the more attractive of the two. No interest is accrued on a subsidized loan while the student is in college. The interest rate, which was 3.4 percent in 2012, does not begin to accrue until six months after graduation. The interest on an unsubsidized Direct Loan begins to accrue immediately, and the interest rate is higher. The interest rate on an unsubsidized Direct Loan was 6.8 percent in 2012. Some students take the maximum amount of Direct Loans and acquire private student loans when more resources are needed. The private loans could have a higher interest rate. However, the goal of Financial Fit is to help you and your child avoid accumulating excessive debt. Misconception 6: The key to getting financial aid is to learn how to “hide” your savings. Reality: While the system that determines your family’s eligibility for financial aid takes into account your family’s income, it only takes into account certain assets, such as savings and investments. These are called reportable assets. Later in the book, you’ll learn how these reportable assets impact the EFC number. Only in rare cases will repositioning of these assets lower a family’s net price to attend a college. Sadly, though, some financial advisors recommend the repositioning of assets as a panacea and charge money for this recommendation even if the result doesn’t impact the net price of college. Misconception 7: If you don’t claim your child on your tax return, your child can become independent and will receive more financial aid. Reality: Your child is not considered independent simply because you didn’t claim him or her on your tax return. Children can become independent, though, if they are wards of the court, homeless, in the military, or married. They are also considered independent if they have children whom they support financially. Students taking graduate courses and those who are twenty-four years old or older are also independent. If a student is deemed independent, the only financial information recorded on the FAFSA is the student’s. Parents’ financial information is not to be recorded. Misconception 8: Students should find the college that most interests them before they begin searching for financial aid and scholarships. Reality: Although a number of aspects of the Financial Fit program differ from other college-search methods, this one is the most critical. Students and parents following the Financial Fit program do not start the college search process by using college search programs, looking at college websites, visiting college campuses, and talking to college admissions officers. Instead, students and parents begin the college search process by systematically determining what they can actually afford to pay for college―and then looking for great colleges. This method is described in Chapter 2. Misconception 9: Countless scholarship dollars remain unclaimed each year, but finding this money is difficult and time-consuming. Reality: Thousands upon thousands of agencies and organizations offer private scholarships, but finding them is no longer difficult. Students can now use scholarship search databases to find relevant scholarships. Categorizing scholarships into these four groups and pursuing the groups in this order maximizes search results: workplace scholarships, local groups, regional groups, and national groups. We’ll discuss finding and applying for scholarships in Chapter 11. Misconception 10: If you make too much money, you shouldn’t bother filing the FAFSA. Reality: All families should file the FAFSA regardless of their income. Although the FAFSA determines your family’s eligibility for need-based grants and subsidized student loans, other forms of aid are available regardless of your income and assets. If you want your child to have the opportunity to borrow some money to pay for college himself or herself, you need to file the FAFSA. You can’t obtain Direct Loans unless you file this document. Why Paying for College Is So Hard Today While the issues with the timeline and many of the misconceptions about paying for college have been around for quite a while, paying for college today is much harder than even in the recent past. Several factors are driving this growing problem. Soaring College Tuition While the recession may have caused your family’s wages to decrease, the cost of college has soared. Consider the increase from the 2001–2002 school year to the 2011–2012 one. The following average costs are according to the College Board and do not include room and board: Tuition and fees at a two-year public college increased from $1,748 to $3,122. Tuition and fees for in-state students at a four-year public college or university increased from $3,605 to $7,692. Tuition and fees at a four-year private college or university increased from $14,895 to $25,296. Over the past ten years, the direct cost of college (tuition, fees, and room and board) at a private four-year college or university has increased an average of 5.4 percent per year. During this same time, the direct cost of college for an in-state student at a four-year public college or university has risen at an average rate of 6.2 percent. During that same period, though, the average rate of inflation was only 2.26 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. These statistics have led to a new term, “college inflation.” “College inflation” means that the costs of college are rising much more rapidly than the inflation of the economy as a whole, making college much less affordable for everyone. This would be a problem in any economy, but it is especially troublesome today. Figure 1.2: The Rising Cost of a College Education A Poor Economy Paying for college has never been easy, but it’s more difficult now. The poor economy is partly to blame. The recent recession has left many people out of work. In 2010, the unemployment rate was a staggering 9.6 percent. It decreased in 2011, but by less than one percent. And in some states, such as California, Florida, and Michigan, the unemployment rate in 2011 remained higher than 10 percent. If you are lucky enough to have a job today, you might not make as much money as you once did. The median household income in the United States has dipped from $51,295 in 1998 to $49,445 in 2011. (These incomes have been adjusted for inflation.) The housing bust has also made it more difficult to borrow money for college. A decade ago, families had the option of borrowing against the value of their homes to fund a college education. Today, many families have lost the equity in their home, so their ability to use this equity as a borrowing source has decreased or been eliminated. Limited Financial Assistance As if the other problems weren’t causing enough strain, the amount of financial assistance available to colleges is on the decline as well. The amount of money that states are willing to contribute to a public four-year college or university has decreased during the last decade, which means students have to pay higher tuition. In 2000, most states contributed more than $8,000 per student per year, and students paid $3,350 each. By 2010, most states contributed only $6,500 per student per year, and students had to pay $4,300. Why did states cut back on their funding? Many states feel their limited funds are needed elsewhere. Also, jobs are scarce and thus more students than ever are now enrolled in college. A Perfect Storm These are the realities. College costs have soared. The economy is challenging. Resources to families from states and the federal government have not kept up with college inflation. The result, of course, is that students and parents have borrowed significantly more money. However, the method described in this book will help you personally avoid this problem of excessive debt. You’ll learn what not to do, and more importantly, you’ll learn what to do and when to do it. By following the recommendations provided, you’ll ensure yourself an affordable college option and avoid excessive debt. THE IMPACT OF PARENTS’ FINANCIAL MISTAKES After one of my seminars during the winter of 2008, a family called asking for a personal consultation. Laura was an assistant principal at a junior high school. She and her husband had a combined income of $150,000 and were raising four children. Two of their children were in high school. Like most families that attend my seminars, Laura and her husband wanted the very best for their children. However, Laura was living in a sea of red. She had no equity left on her home after a first and second mortgage. The family owned two relatively new cars and had to make loan payments on them for another three to four years. Because of their income, they had little opportunity for need-based grants. Yet despite that good income, Laura had no discretionary income left each month and very little in savings. Here was the kicker: At the age of forty, she was still paying off $70,000 of her own student-loan debt! Her monthly payment on that debt was more than $700. The only college option for Laura’s children was a two-year community college. After this, they could attempt to enter the workforce and accumulate enough savings to continue their education as working young adults and slowly complete their bachelor’s degrees. Laura’s own college choice was her first poor financial decision. When I asked her how it all happened, she said, “During my senior year of high school, I was a pretty good student, but I came from a home where neither parent attended college. Everyone was encouraging me to find the best college possible. My parents wanted to give me the best, and my high school counselor encouraged me to pursue schools that fit me academically. “I never even thought about cost because all the responsible adults told me that financial aid would be available. We filed the FAFSA and I received the grants they said I would receive. My parents had absolutely no resources and very little income. Sure, I was able to attain federal and state grant money, but it did not cover the high cost of attending my top-choice college. I had to borrow the rest. The financial aid officer at the college helped me attain a private loan beyond the Stafford, and I graduated with $50,000 of undergraduate debt. “Although I started working soon after college, I needed a master’s degree to advance myself. I kept deferring payment on the undergraduate debt as long as I could while incurring more debt to take graduate courses.” I asked Laura the obvious question: “Why did you attend the college you did when there were less expensive options available to you?” Her answer helped me realize why Financial Fit is so important. She replied, “I didn’t know any better. No one counseled me. No one stopped me, and responsible adults like my high school counselor and the college admissions counselor encouraged me to strive for the best college possible.” Laura’s experience is not uncommon. So many families from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s continued to purchase things they couldn’t afford. They bought houses, cars, and educational opportunities by borrowing money―and now they and their children must suffer the consequences. The Student Debt Crisis The problems with the college cost system have gotten so large and widespread that this mounting debt is now referred to as a national crisis. Too many college students today owe an extraordinary amount of money in student loans. They are borrowing twice the amount that they borrowed a decade ago (after adjusting for inflation). In 2010, student borrowing surpassed $1 trillion for the first time. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York and other sources report that Americans now have more student-loan debt than credit-card debt. The average student debt is now approximately $25,000, and the average parent debt to help a child attend college is $34,000. Very soon, the average family debt to pay for college will surpass $60,000. Unlike other types of loans, student loans can be quite punishing. Even if students declare bankruptcy, they are still responsible for student loans. We see the stories around us every day: A 26-year-old graduate from New York University who was attempting to manage a student debt of $100,000, as featured in an article by Ron Lieber in the May 28, 2010 edition of the New York Times. A 2009 graduate of Northeastern University who was carrying a $200,000 student debt load and was mentioned by writer Laura Rowley in a December 6, 2010 article on Yahoo! Finance. A student who accumulated $74,000 in student debt to pay for a business degree from Kent State University that Sue Shellenburger wrote about in “To Pay Off Loans, Grads Put Off Marriage, Children,” published in the Wall Street Journal on April 18, 2012. Sixty percent of the student’s monthly take-home pay is used to pay her monthly student-loan payment. Forty percent of her fiancé’s paycheck is used to pay his monthly student-loan payment. Clearly, the student debt crisis has long-term implications for everyone. You and your child can avoid this situation by choosing a college that you can afford. You’ll start learning how to do this in the next chapter, “Overview of Financial Fit.” THERE ARE NO “SILVER BULLETS” When I tell families that they need to begin the college search process by weeding out colleges that they cannot afford, they are not pleased. My message is not one that they want to hear. They do not want to hear that their child cannot go to his or her top-choice school because they, as a family, cannot afford this school. Instead, they want me to show them how to find a scholarship that will cover the cost of the tuition at this school or tell them how they can hide their money so they appear to be poor and receive the maximum amount in financial aid. These families want me to come up with a “silver bullet,” a magical way to make it work out so that their child is not disappointed. The Financial Fit program is a practical way for families to send their children to college without accumulating excessive debt―but this method in no way promises that they will be able to send each child to his or her top-choice school. There are no silver bullets. If you purchase a home or a car that you can’t afford, you’ll suffer the consequences of excessive borrowing. The same is true of college. The key is to find an affordable school that is a financial fit for your family. And you need to do this early in the process so your child does not waste time pursuing college options that are unaffordable. KEY POINTS Students today use college search software programs to select college options by entering preferences such as major, location, and school size. Many of these students select college options without learning the net price of these colleges until very late in the college search process. They may be disappointed to learn in March or April of their senior year that none of the colleges they applied to is affordable. When students and their parents follow the Financial Fit program, they first learn what they can afford to spend on college and then investigate colleges that match that affordability. Paying for college today is even more difficult than it was in the past because of soaring college tuition, a poor economy, and limited financial assistance. Students today are borrowing twice as much in student loans as students did in the past. This has led to what media calls the “student debt crisis.” Read more

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How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay: 30 Essays That Won Over $3 Million in Scholarships

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Pdf:How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay: 30 Essays That Won Over $3 Million in Scholarships.Review 'An excellent guide for all students.' —School Library Journal'A wealth of tips, tricks, techniques, advice, and useful strategies…absolute 'must-read' for anyone interested in competing for scholarship funds.' —Bookwatch'Sound advice for the college bound.' —Paula Rohrlick, KLIATT Read more Review 'An excellent guide for all students.' —School Library Journal'A wealth of tips, tricks, techniques, advice, and useful strategies…absolute 'must-read' for anyone interested in competing for scholarship funds.' —Bookwatch'Sound advice for the college bound.' —Paula Rohrlick, KLIATT Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Been There, Should've Done That: tips for making the most of college

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Pdf:Been There, Should've Done That: tips for making the most of college.About the Author Suzette Tyler is a former academic adviser at Michigan State University where she counseled students during their critical freshmen and sophomore years as they were adjusting to the academic and social demands of college. Through her countless conversations with these students, and often during the heartfelt self-revelations of probation conferences, it became clear that some of the best advice ever comes from the students themselves. With that, Ms. Tyler began interviewing students from colleges throughout the country, as well as talking with instructors, professors and admissions officers from a variety of institutions. Based on these interviews, Mrs. Tyler produced 'Been There, Should'ver Done That - 995 tips for making the most of college' which provides collegians with solid advice for college success in an engaging, non-textbook format. She also collaborated with Cheryl Rilly and Valerie Pierce in editing the book, Countdown to College: 21 'To Do' Lists for High School. Read more

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Best Colleges 2018: Find the Best Colleges for You!

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Pdf:Best Colleges 2018: Find the Best Colleges for You!.From the Author From the foreword by Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer of U.S. News: This college search thing can be a little intimidating, especially if you’re going through it for the first time. This is our 33rd go-round at U.S. News, so we feel like we’ve got some experience worth sharing. Over the years, we’ve improved our information and sharpened our focus, with our primary objective being to help students and their parents make one of life’s most important – and costliest – decisions. Prospective students and their parents need objective measures that allow them to evaluate and compare schools. The U.S. News rankings are one tool to help them make choices, along with all the other insights and guidance contained in these pages. This sort of assistance is more relevant than ever, with some private colleges now costing around $250,000 for a bachelor’s degree. At the same time, many public high schools have greatly reduced their college counseling resources, leaving students and parents to educate themselves about the search and admission process. Of course, we have adjusted our ranking methodology over the years to reflect changes in the world of higher education, and we make it clear that we are not doing peer-reviewed social science research, although we do maintain very high survey and data standards. We have always been open and transparent. We have always said that the rankings are not perfect. The first were based solely on schools’ academic reputation among leaders at peer institutions; we later developed a formula in which reputation accounts for 22.5 percent of a school’s score and important quantitative measures such as graduation and retention rates, average class size and student-faculty ratios account for the rest. Over time, we have shifted weight from inputs (indicators of the quality of students and resources) to outputs (success in graduating students). We operate under this guiding principle: The methodology is altered only if a change will better aid our readers and web audience in comparing schools as they’re deciding where to apply and enroll. It has helped us a great deal to have these principles to focus on as we have faced the inevitable criticisms from academia about our rankings’ growing influence. One main critique remains: that it is impossible to reduce the complexities of a college’s offerings and attributes to a single number. It’s important to keep in mind that our information is a starting point. The next steps in a college search should include detailed research on a smaller list of choices, campus visits and conversations with students, faculty and alumni wherever you can find them. Feedback from academia has helped improve the rankings over time. We meet with our critics, listen to their points of view, debate them on the merits of what we do, and make appropriate changes. U.S. News is keenly aware that the higher education community is also a major audience for our rankings. We understand how seriously academics, college presidents, trustees and governing boards take our data. They study, analyze and use them in various ways, including benchmarking against peers, alumni fundraising, and advertising to attract students. What does all of this mean in today’s global information marketplace? U.S. News has become a respected, unbiased resource that higher education administrators and policymakers and the college-bound public worldwide turn to for reliable guidance. In fact, the Best Colleges rankings have become a key part of the evolving higher education accountability movement. Universities are increasingly being held responsible for their policies, how their funds are spent, the level of student engagement, and how much graduates have learned. The U.S. News rankings have become the annual public benchmark to measure the academic performance of the country’s colleges and universities. We know our role has limits. The rankings should only be used as one factor in the college search – we’ve long said that there is no single “best college.” There is only the best college for you or, more likely, a handful of good options, one of which will turn out to be a great fit. Besides the rankings, we can help college-bound high school students and their parents by providing a wealth of information on all aspects of the application process, from getting in to getting financial aid. Our website, usnews.com, features thousands of pages of rankings, research, sortable data, photos, videos and a personalized tool called College Compass. We’ve been doing this for over three decades, so we know the process is not simple. But our experience tells us the hard work is worth it in the end. (Brian Kelly) Read more About the Author U.S. News and World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and analysis, which includes a multi-faceted web site (with 28 million visitors per month) and annual guidebooks on Best Colleges, Best Graduate Schools, and Best Hospitals. Focusing on Health, Money, Education, Travel, Cars, and Public Service/Opinion, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News and World Report's signature franchises includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its Best series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, diets, health plans, and more. Read more

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The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need - Grant Writing: A Complete Resource for Proposal Writers (The Only Writing Series You’ll Ever Need)

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Pdf:The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need - Grant Writing: A Complete Resource for Proposal Writers (The Only Writing Series You’ll Ever Need).Millions of people dream about making money as a freelance grant writer. But grant writing is different than any other type of writingùit requires specific elements as well as a certain style and know-how. By the nature of this series, this book is a clear, concise, and easy-to-follow guide. Covering the basic skills every grant writer needs, they will learn how to get the funds they are asking forùno matter how stringent the submission guidelines. This book explains all a prospective grant writer needs to know, including how to:Find the money up for grabsApply for government and foundation grants Build community collaborations and partnershipsWrite a statement of needDevelop a budget and budget narrativeFill out appropriate paperworkThis book gives writers the insider information they need to confront the competitive market and seal the deal.

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How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay: 30 Essays That Won Over $3 Million in Scholarships

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Pdf:How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay: 30 Essays That Won Over $3 Million in Scholarships.Review 'An excellent guide for all students.' —School Library Journal'A wealth of tips, tricks, techniques, advice, and useful strategies…absolute 'must-read' for anyone interested in competing for scholarship funds.' —Bookwatch'Sound advice for the college bound.' —Paula Rohrlick, KLIATT Read more About the Author Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe won more than $100,000 in merit-based scholarships to graduate from Harvard debt-free. They are the authors of 14 books including The Ultimate Scholarship Book, Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays and The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges. They tour the country as speakers on college planning and live in Belmont, California. Read more

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The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomon's Secrets to Success, Wealth, and Happiness

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Pdf:The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomon's Secrets to Success, Wealth, and Happiness.Review Acclaim for The Richest Man Who Ever Lived“Truly amazing! Solomon gives us the master keys to success, wealth, and happiness. In this book, Steve Scott puts those keys in our hands, and shows us how to use them. Whether you’re just getting started in business, or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, I believe these breakthrough strategies could propel you to levels of success and happiness you haven’t yet imagined. No wonder the wisest man who ever lived, also became the richest!” —David Neelman, Founder and CEO, Jet Blue“The insights, advice, solutions, and specific steps provided in this book are truly life changing. Whether they are applied to your job, career, marriage, or parenting, it’s quickly obvious that they have the power to change everything!”—Joan Lunden (former host, Good Morning America)“This book is the result of an astonishing idea developed by Steven Scott from interpreting the book Book of Proverbs, in which he says (and demonstrates) that there are solutions to every problem in life…. “The Richest Man Who Ever Lived” bears out his contention.” —Hugh Downs, ABC News Read more About the Author STEVEN K. SCOTT, a writer, producer, director, and marketing entrepreneur, is the cofounder of American Telecast Corporation. Along with his partners, he has created more than a dozen businesses that have achieved billions of dollars in sales. He has authored five international bestsellers and is a popular national speaker on the subject of personal and professional achievement. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays, Second Edition: With Analysis by the Staff of The Harbus, the Harvard Business School Newspaper

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Pdf:65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays, Second Edition: With Analysis by the Staff of The Harbus, the Harvard Business School Newspaper.About the Author The Harbus is the official student newspaper of the Harvard Business School, the number-one business school in the country. This weekly has been providing the news to students, faculty, and alumni since 1937. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Career AspirationsWhat is your career vision and why is this choice meaningful to you?So you have spent the last five years trolling the seas in a British Naval submarine, have been trading on the floor of the stock exchange, or have just recently graduated from college. Moreover, you have just spent several essays talking about your scintillating experiences of the last decade. Now it is time for you to answer what is arguably the most important question of the application: What do you want to be when you grow up? More precisely: what is your career vision and why do you need a Harvard MBA to achieve it? A well-structured response to this question will address four critical points. First, what are your short-term and long-term career plans? Second, why is this your chosen path? Before you start writing your response, carefully consider both parts of the question. Do not only state a goal. Provide enough context so that the audience understands your decision-making process. This is especially important for applicants with traditional business school backgrounds who intend to return to their current fields. While it is nice that you still hope to find yourself at a prestigious consulting firm in ten years, ensure that you can articulate what about the job, specifically, really satisfies you. Above all, your career vision must be sincere and credible. If you want to be Chairman of the International Red Cross, fine, but ensure that you lay out a reasonable plan to get there. After you have addressed what you want to do, explain why you need Harvard Business School to achieve your goals. It is important to note that the specificity with which the career question mentions HBS varies from year to year. However, just keep your audience in mind when crafting your response. Harvard’s mission, after all, is “to educate leaders who make a difference in the world.” But beyond the mission, keep in mind that the school has been working to differentiate itself from other business schools in a number of more subtle ways in recent years, launching among other things its Global Research Centers and its Healthcare Initiative. Understanding your audience is useful advice when applying to any business school: make sure you understand the differences between the programs and tailor the response to your school of choice. The final element that makes a career essay truly exceptional is a sentence or two in which the candidate thoughtfully highlights what he or she would bring to the HBS classroom. When incorporated, this touch proves that the applicant understands that HBS is a collaborative environment, in which the exchange of ideas by people of widely diverse backgrounds is what truly enables learning.- Uma SubramanianJames ReinhartGoogle went from college dorm project to search engine hegemon in twenty months. It took Steve Jobs only a short while to figure the stickiness of the iPod. Netflix is adding 80,000 subscribers a month. In the private sector innovation and adoption happen rapidly. A great idea, capable management, and the unwavering belief that you’ve either tapped an untapped market or you’re creating a new one, inspire constant devotion to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.Public education is the antithesis of this. We’ve been doing the same thing, albeit worse now than ever before, for more than a century. The US now ranks 21st out of the OECD’s twenty-nine industrial nations in eighth grade math. More than a million kids dropped out of high school last year – twice the total population of the city of Boston; worse than that, of those who did graduate high school and enroll in college, roughly 40% will need remediation. This bankrupt system is ripe for some creative destruction. And in a small corner of California, in “middle class America”, that’s what I plan to do.I imagine an America where our schools can do better. Where public-private partnerships, dotcom inspiration and savvy edupreneurs can revolutionize “the business of education” in America. It’s already starting to happen in some areas – KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program), Aspire, Achievement First, Uncommon Schools – but their theory of change is all wrong. Their “no excuses” approach gives most districts lots of excuses as to why it’s not scalable.At the Beacon Education Network we’re going to take the same dollars and demonstrate how district schools can increase efficiency, become more accountable for results, recruit and retain higher quality teachers, and deliver an improved student experience. It’s not just about money. It’s about rearranging the allocation of resources to increase productivity and paying attention to the prevailing research (there are just as many inconvenient truths about education as there are about global warming). It’s also about reimagining what’s possible.The same way Google, Apple, and Netflix are shining a light on what’s possible in the private sector, we need a similar Beacon for improving the management of public education. And that’s my dream – first with Beacon, then to the Gates Foundation, maybe to New Schools Venture Fund and eventually to Capitol Hill. I can’t envision a more fulfilling or high-impact career than infusing competition into public education, improving school efficiency, reducing the anti-meritocratic influence of teachers unions, and improving the quality and pay of great teachers.AnalysisJames crafts a very effective essay, marked by passionate intensity and unbending logic. He successfully solves the problem encountered by many non-traditional applicants who must explain why a business career makes sense for them.In this case, James implicitly parallels the needs of the American education system to those of a well-run business. He achieves this by opening with a general statement on how ideas can turn into thriving businesses. He follows with facts about the U.S. education system with the direct implication that it is in dire need of new ideas. The introduction sets the stage for his vision of an improved public education system in the U.S. Furthermore, James writes compellingly about his views and provides specific actions he believes should be taken, thereby delivering a hopeful yet realistic vision. Moreover, James’ passion for education is clear, making the reader want to him realize his vision as it sets the premises for a better future for many. Indeed, James speaks as an impassioned leader who is likely to gather many followers and have a significant impact on communities in which he will live. In doing so, James successfully positions himself as one of the leaders Harvard Business School seeks to educate: leaders who make a difference in the world.The only critique of this essay is that James spends the entire first paragraph setting the scene for his vision. In an essay limited to a 400 words, every sentence is valuable. James could have benefited from spending a sentence or two describing his background and why an MBA will help him achieve his goals.ETHICAL ISSUESIn your career, you will have to deal with many ethical issues. What are likely to be the most challenging and what is your plan for developing the competencies you will need to handle these issues effectively?This topic represents a slight twist on traditional ethics questions that focus on a dilemma applicants have experienced firsthand: It is forward-looking, asking applicants to anticipate challenges they may encounter in the future as business leaders. Applicants may wish to use this opportunity to expand on their career goals or to address ethical issues that are specific to their chosen industry or job function. Despite the forward-looking nature of the question, students may wish to draw on past experiences handling difficult ethical dilemmas and demonstrate how this has shaped their principles as well as their plans for handling such issues in the future.As with the other essay topics, simply relating a story is insufficient. Successful applicants also describe clearly what makes the anticipated issues so challenging. Successful applicants will also clearly answer the question’s second component: What is your plan for developing the competencies you will need to handle these issues effectively? Applicants may wish to consider short-term and long-term plans, who will be involved, and why this plan will effectively prepare them for the specific challenges presented in the first half of the essay.For many applicants, ethics may be extremely personal, and this topic provides a unique chance to share their personal views on ethics in a business context. While instinct is naturally a critical guide to action, it is important to note that people’s instincts often differ and that few people have the ability to automatically identify all of the ethical issues involved in complex business contexts. While instincts and underlying principles should not be ignored, it is important to demonstrate your ability to identify, analyze, and resolve challenging ethical issues in a robust, structured fashion.- Will BolandPaul YehThe automotive industry is under duress. Company executives are cutting healthcare benefits, freezing pensions, and laying off workers. While corporations have responsibilities toward their stakeholders, how does an executive balance between his employees and shareholders? As I continue my career in the automotive business, I will undoubtedly face the ethical issues of balancing between profits and people. During the Explorer launch, I experienced one such issue. On the chassis assembly line, Ted, an operator, complained that his hands were becoming numb from trying to insert a part. The engin... Read more

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Graduate Admissions Essays, Fourth Edition: Write Your Way into the Graduate School of Your Choice (Graduate Admissions Essays: Write Your Way Into the)

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Pdf:Graduate Admissions Essays, Fourth Edition: Write Your Way into the Graduate School of Your Choice (Graduate Admissions Essays: Write Your Way Into the).About the Author DONALD ASHER is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on higher education, the transition from college to career, and the admissions and graduate admissions process. He tours more than 100 college campuses annually, lecturing and teleconferencing to hundreds of thousands of students and faculty. He is the author of 12 books. Read more

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GMAT Critical Reasoning (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides)

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Pdf:GMAT Critical Reasoning (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides).From the Author Table of Contents Official Guide Problem Sets1. Argument Structure2. Methodology3. Structure-Based Family4. The Assumption Family: Find the Assumption5. The Assumption Family: Strengthen and Weaken6. The Assumption Family: Evaluate the Argument and Find the Flaw7. Evidence Family8. Wrong Answer Analysis Read more From the Back Cover The Critical Reasoning Strategy Guide strengthens your logic skills for this tough GMAT question type through step-by-step instructions and clear explanations. Learn how to identify question types, simplify arguments, and eliminate wrong answers efficiently and confidently. Practice the logic skills tested by the GMAT and master proven methods for solving all Critical Reasoning problems. Gain extra experience online with access to practice exams, Question Banks, and Official Guide problem sets.   Used by itself or with other Manhattan GMAT Strategy Guides, Critical Reasoning will help you develop all the knowledge, skills, and strategic thinking necessary for success on the GMAT. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Foundations of GMAT Math, 5th Edition (Manhattan GMAT Preparation Guide: Foundations of Math)

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Pdf:Foundations of GMAT Math, 5th Edition (Manhattan GMAT Preparation Guide: Foundations of Math).From the Author Chapter by Chapter1. ARITHMETIC2. DIVISIBILITY3. EXPONENTS & ROOTS4. FRACTIONS5. FRACTIONS, DECIMALS, PERCENTS, & RATIOS6. EQUATIONS7. QUADRATIC EQUATIONS8. BEYOND EQUATIONS: INEQUALITIES & ABSOLUTE VALUE9. WORD PROBLEMS10. GEOMETRYGLOSSARY Read more From the Back Cover Foundations of GMAT Math is a stress-free guide to mastering the fundamental math topics tested on the GMAT, including algebra, number properties, inequalities, exponents, fractions, divisibility, geometry, and more. Relearn the basics through easy-to-follow explanations of concepts and reinforce learning with hundreds of practice problems. Enhance your overall performance, no matter what score you're aiming for! Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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GMAT Reading Comprehension (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides)

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Pdf:GMAT Reading Comprehension (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides).About the Author In 2000, Teach for America alumnus and Yale graduate Zeke Vanderhoek had a radical idea: students learn better from better teachers. His vision of what test prep could be if written and taught by great educators led him to start Manhattan Prep. Since we began, Manhattan Prep has grown from a boutique tutoring company to one of the world’s leading test prep providers, offering GMAT, GRE, LSAT, ACT, and SAT courses and tutoring worldwide.We believe test prep should be real education. From our instructors to our materials, we work to teach you the skills you’ll need to succeed on the test, in school, and beyond. Read more

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Advanced GMAT Quant (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides)

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Pdf:Advanced GMAT Quant (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides).From the Author Chapter By Chapter0. INTRODUCTION Part I1. PROBLEM SOLVING PRINCIPLESProblem Solving Advanced Principles, Principle #1: Understand the Basics, Principle #2: Build a Plan, Principle #3: Solve - and Put Pen to Paper, Principle #4: Review Your Work2. PROBLEM SOLVING: STRATEGIES & TACTICSAdvanced Strategies, Advanced Guessing Tactics3. DATA SUFFICIENCY: PRINCIPLESPrinciple #1: Follow a Consistent Process, Principle #2: Never Rephrase Yes/No as Value, Principle #3: Work from Facts to Question, Principle #4: Be a Contrarian, Principle #5: Assume Nothing4. DATA SUFFICIENCY: STRATEGIES & TACTICSAdvanced Strategies, Advanced Guessing TacticsPart II5. PATTERN RECOGNITIONSequence Problems, Units (Ones) Digit Problems, Remainder Problems, Other Pattern Problems6. COMMON TERMS & QUADRATIC TEMPLATESCommon Terms, Sequence Problems, Quadratic Templates, Quadratic Templates in Disguise 7. VISUAL SOLUTIONS1. Representing Objects with Pictures, 2. Rubber Band Geometry, 3. Baseline Calculations for Averages, 4. Number Line Techniques for Statistics Problems8. HYBRID PROBLEMSIdentify and Sequence the Parts, Where to Start, Minor Hybrids, Conserving TimePart III9. WORKOUT SETS Read more About the Author In 2000, Teach for America alumnus and Yale graduate Zeke Vanderhoek had a radical idea: students learn better from better teachers. His vision of what test prep could be if written and taught by great educators led him to start Manhattan Prep. Since we began, Manhattan Prep has grown from a boutique tutoring company to one of the world’s leading test prep providers, offering GMAT, GRE, LSAT, ACT, and SAT courses and tutoring worldwide.We believe test prep should be real education. From our instructors to our materials, we work to teach you the skills you’ll need to succeed on the test, in school, and beyond. Read more

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Education of a Wandering Man

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Pdf:Education of a Wandering Man.From Publishers Weekly This is for the most fervent L'Amour fans only, those who consider it of moment, for example, to peruse his extensive reading lists for 1930, '31, '32, '33, '34, '35, '37 (the '36 list was lost). So banal is this memoir that one wonders if the late author regarded it as complete, or as the first draft it reads like. Ignoring chronology, L'Amour flits across his '30s' experiences in the western U.S. and Far East as seaman, ranch hand, mine guard, hobo. Interspersed are discourses on boxing, Buddhism, whatever comes to mind, on books he read by the likes of Shakespeare, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Nietzsche, plus pedestrian social observations and homilies. We learn that he was born (when?) in North Dakota, one of five children of a veterinarian father; that, quitting school at age 15, he wandered for a spell; that his wife's name is Kathy and that he had children (how many?). Author of more bestsellers than can be tracked, accounted to be a superb story-teller, L'Amour is surprisingly superficial in his own yarn. Photos. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more From Library Journal Despite being disjointed, rambling, and repetitious, these unfinished memoirs by the noted Western author (who died last June) possess a raw enthusiasm for life and for books that is too rarely encountered today. For most of the book, L'Amour recounts scattered anecdotes of his knockabout years as a sailor, prize fighter, silver miner, and longshoreman who ranged from New Orleans to Singapore with a book in his hip pocket. The memoir portions are tall tales, well told, but the 'education' portions are mere catalogs of books that will hardly interest even the most loyal fans. Still, L'Amour's sincere love of books and reading and his faith in humanity lend the book considerable charm.- Michael Edmonds, State Historical Soc. of Wisconsin, MadisonCopyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Tune In Tokyo: The Gaijin Diaries

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Pdf:Tune In Tokyo: The Gaijin Diaries.Everyone wants to escape their boring, stagnant lives full of inertia and regret. But so few people actually have the bravery to run - run away from everything and selflessly seek out personal fulfillment on the other side of the world where they don't understand anything and won't be expected to. The world is full of cowards. Tim Anderson was pushing 30 and working a string of dead-end jobs when he made the spontaneous decision to pack his bags and move to Japan. It was a gutsy move, especially for a tall, white, gay Southerner who didn't speak a lick of Japanese. But his life desperately needed a shot of adrenaline, and what better way to get one than to leave behind his boyfriend, his cat, and his Siouxsie and the Banshees box set to move to "a tiny, overcrowded island heaving with clever, sensibly proportioned people who make him look fat"? In Tokyo, Tim became a "gaijin", an outsider whose stumbling progression through Japanese culture is minutely chronicled in these 16 hilarious stories. Despite the steep learning curve and the seemingly constant humiliation, the gaijin from North Carolina gradually begins to find his way. Whether playing drums on the fly in an otherwise all-Japanese noise band or attempting to keep his English classroom clean when it's invaded by an older female student with a dirty mind, Tim comes to realize that living a meaningful life is about expecting the unexpected...right when he least expects it.

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Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning (Teen's Guide to College and Career Planning)

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Pdf:Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning (Teen's Guide to College and Career Planning).About the Author Justin Ross Muchnick attends Phillips Academy Andover in Massachusetts and is the author of The Boarding School Survival Guide (Peterson's, June 2014) and co-author of Straight-A Study Skills (Adams Media, January 2013). He is the youngest journalist for The Bootleg® (http://stanford.scout.com), Stanford University's sports news website, where he writes articles about college football. A passionate learner, Justin enjoys reading, writing, Latin, and modern American history. He is a varsity wrestler, plays soccer, participates on the Mock Trial team, and works as a campus tour guide. When Justin is not at boarding school, he resides in Newport Beach, California, with his parents and three younger siblings. Read more

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Steal This Resume

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Pdf:Steal This Resume.The truth is there are a ton of books out there on how to write resumes. Many of the books are quite good. But studying an entire book about writing resumes is like learning auto mechanics just to drive across town. Why bother? Instead, why not find a great resume that's already written and use the best parts for yourself? It's easy, cheap and saves you time better spent searching for that next great job.Since Kindle cannot properly display resume and cover letter formats I’m including a special link at the end of this publication where you can download your free PDF version of "Steal This Resume". This eBook is 913 pages long and contains over 500 job-winning resumes and cover letters formatted specifically to fit on regular-sized 8 ½ by 11-inch paper -- exactly the way you’d submit a hard copy to a prospective employer.As an added bonus I'm including three Special Reports you're sure to find useful. Special Report #1 contains resources listing over 100,000 jobs available right now. Special Report #2 discloses what the hottest jobs will be from now until 2020. And Special Report #3 reveals the very best locations for finding great jobs."Steal This Resume" is the perfect resource for job-seekers. Each of the over 500 resumes and cover letters is precision-crafted using persuasive phrasing and powerful language aimed at finding great employment. The hard work has already been done. All you need to do is search out the perfect phrase or paragraph or description and make it yours.Simple. And it's a ton easier than writing your own great resume from scratch. Much faster, too.The only way I can make this any easier is by coming over to your place and writing a resume for you. Which I'm happy to do but professional resume writers like me are very expensive. Now let me tell you a little secret no professional resume writer wants you to know: we all use the same power verbs and action adjectives and marketing phrases over and over again. Really. Think about it. When I'm writing a great resume for a new client I always refer back to my previous resumes and pull out the best words and phrases to use again. And why not? There are really only a limited number of words and phrases to use anyway. But once you know what they are and where to put them you can use them yourself with great success. And they're all in my 913-page eBook "Steal This Resume" just waiting for you.Picture it like strolling down a restaurant buffet where you can select the choicest words or phrases or descriptions and load them all onto your plate. Yours for the taking. And reasonably priced, too.You'll like the powerful wording and strong descriptions. Instead of spending valuable time and effort hunting for just the right word or phrase you can simply use what's already worked for someone else. See, I've already done the hard part for you. Each resume and cover letter in my 913-page eBook is powerfully engineered to present the job-seeker in the very best light for the very best job. That job-seeker could be you. Why shouldn't it be? So what are you waiting for? With so many others out hunting for good jobs time is critical.500 job-winning resumes and cover letters plus 3 Special Reports all for just $9.95. When you think about it that's less than two cents per sample. Holy Mackerel - I'm selling resumes for pennies! Now that's affordable.Order the Kindle version of "Steal This Resume" now and have it downloaded instantly. On the last page you’ll find the link to download the 913-page PDF version free. But don't delay. This is your future and now is the time to find the perfect job. And it all starts with your job-winning Resume. Order now.

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Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming

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Pdf:Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming.Review Recommended reading for a “shining tech career” by Techradar IndiaPython Crash Course was selected as one of the best books for learning Python by Real Python“It has been interesting to see, over the last few years, No Starch Press, which produces this book, growing and producing future classics that should be alongside the more traditional O’Reilly Press programming books. Python Crash Course is one of those books.”—Greg Laden, ScienceBlogs“All of these projects are well thought out and presented in such a way that learning the subject matter and implementing it is much more an enjoyable pastime rather than an onerous task that must be completed. Eric took the time to deal with some rather complex projects and lay them out in a consistent, logical and pleasant manner that draws the reader into the subject willingly, which unfortunately, many authors fail to do.”—Full Circle Magazine“The book is well presented with good explanations of the code snippets. It works with you, one small step at a time, building more complex code, explaining what's going on all the way.”—FlickThrough Reviews“Learning Python with Python Crash Course was an extremely positive experience! A great choice if you’re new to Python.”—Mikke Goes Coding Read more About the Author Eric Matthes is a high school science and math teacher living in Alaska where he teaches Introduction to Python. He has been writing programs since he was five years old. Read more

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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

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Pdf:Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking.Review 'Just reading Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will make you a better cook, adept at seasoning, balancing, understanding what it really is you’re doing and why... Make room on the bedside table—and the countertop.' (Bon Appetit)'I talk about Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat the way people talk about beloved pets or newborn babies; like I was a different person before I read it – and I was. I liked to eat, but hated to cook. I was a huge proponent of what I called 'snack dinner,' basically whatever I had that didn't require a cooking implement. Samin Nosrat (and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton) set me straight. Together they debunk the concept of recipes, instead teaching you how to build food (and flavor) from scratch and by instinct. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat uses its eponymous guiding principles to chart a very delicious course toward never eating snack dinner again.'   (NPR.org)'My favorite metacookbook...[Nosrat] offers a beautifully simple checklist for ensuring a dish ends up in a good place...This is the book of cooking grammar that so many novices would benefit from...Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is written smoothly and casually, and kept breezy via charming watercolors by the perceptive Bay Area artist Wendy MacNaughton...Nosrat’s book would be of value both to people who don’t consider themselves cooks and to people actively striving to become better ones.' (Atlantic)'Inventively illustrated...ambitious...[Nosrat is] a talented explainer.' (Wall Street Journal)'A cookbook that will make you a better cook...with helpful, charming illustrations from artist Wendy MacNaughton.' (Boston Globe)'An exhaustively researched treatise on the four pillars of successful cooking.' (New York Times Book Review)'Hundreds of cookbooks are published each year. Some are good. Others are exceptional. A few are essential. Samin Nosrat just published “Salt Fat Acid Heat — Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking” and I daresay this one is essential...That’s the fabulous thing about this book — it teaches readers about cooking, how to employ various techniques, and how to grasp that any subtle variations in technique can have significant impacts upon our end results. It is possible to learn how to cook great food...This book is bound to become an indispensable addition to cookbook shelves throughout America.' (Dayton Daily News)'Nosrat’s beautiful, approachable book demonstrates how these four are the only elements necessary to make delicious meals anywhere, any time.' (Rapid City Journal)'Provides the cook with far more tools for branching out and exploring their own creative potential - and that makes it a standout.' (Midwest Book Review)'An excellent cookbook and culinary resource that pares down the idea that it only takes four ingredients to make food taste amazing.' (Belleville News-Democrat) Read more About the Author Samin Nosrat is a writer, teacher, and chef. Called “a go-to resource for matching the correct techniques with the best ingredients” by The New York Times, and “the next Julia Child” by NPR’s All Things Considered, she’s been cooking professionally since 2000, when she first stumbled into the kitchen at Chez Panisse restaurant. She lives, cooks, surfs, and gardens in Berkeley, California. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is her first book.Wendy MacNaughton is a New York Times bestselling illustrator and graphic journalist whose books include Meanwhile in San Francisco (Chronicle), Pen & Ink (Bloomsbury). The Gutsy Girl (Bloomsbury), and The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Her work appears in publications like The New York Times, Lucky Peach, Bon Appétit, AFAR Magazine, and elsewhere. She is the back page columnist for The California Sunday Magazine. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Our Bucket List Adventures: A Journal for Couples

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Pdf:Our Bucket List Adventures: A Journal for Couples.Our Bucket List Adventures: A Journal for Couples Our Bucket List Adventures is the perfect bucket list journal for couples. With this couples journal, you’ll be able to: 1. Create 50 unique bucket list goals you want to accomplish together. More specifically, there is an activity section for couples to brainstorm before choosing their bucket list items together. 2. Journal your bucket list adventure memories together. 3. Have a place to put your favorite photo that captures your bucket list goal experience, or scrapbook memorabilia. Also, there are 5 engaging questions for couples to use as conversation starters after journaling their bucket list experience to reflect on the time shared. What's more, this bucket list book for couples includes: -- 115 Bucket list ideas for couples. -- A Bucket List Finder page to record the bucket list goals you have accomplished as you journal, for easy reference and better organization. -- 50 Bucket List Journaling pages to write your bucket list experiences. Lastly, this bucket list journal makes a great engagement, relationship anniversary, bridal shower, Christmas, birthdays, holidays, or wedding gift for your friends and family. Now: Scroll to the top to get your copy of this unique bucket list journal for couples today. Click the “Add to Cart” button at the top of this page.

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

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Pdf:Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns).Review “She’s like Tina Fey’s cool little sister. Or perhaps… the next Nora Ephron.” —The New York Times  “The fashion opinions of Kelly Kapoor mixed with a Miss Manners-esque advice column.” —EW.com “If you love Kelly and think the three minutes or so allotted her on episodes of The Office are too few, you can take home Mindy.” —The New Yorker “Is anyone else kind of sold on the genius title alone?” —Nylon“Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) is hilarious and relatable—just like Kaling’s classic Tweets.” —Ladies Home Journal Read more About the Author MINDY KALING is an Emmy-nominated writer and actress on NBC's The Office. She is also the creator and star of a new show, FOX's The Mindy Project. You can find her on Twitter (@mindykaling), or at her desk pretending to be writing a screenplay but actually online shopping with a memorized credit card number. She resides in Los Angeles. Her billing zip code is 90067 Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Swing (Blink)

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Pdf:Swing (Blink).From School Library Journal Gr 8 Up-Seventeen-year-old Noah Wallace is not having any luck. He got cut from the baseball team, again. His secret crush on Samantha Worthington is unrequited. She is dating an oafish baseball rival. Noah's best friend, charismatic Walt Disney 'Swing' Jones, has plans for them to get back onto the team and become the kings of cool. Noah gets his inspiration to woo Sam from love letters written during the 1960s, which he finds at a thrift store. The love letters and Swing's vast love for jazz music motivate Noah to repurpose the letters and make them his own. Swing has issues with his future stepfather, meets and falls for slightly older thrift store employee Divya, and awaits the return of his older brother, Moses, from military action in Afghanistan. Noah and Swing's party, an American flag mystery, and Moses's return significantly alter their lives forever. Alexander and Hess strike gold with this fun, witty, and intellectual YA novel. It is a free verse poetic narrative fused with collage art and manga influences. Noah's dialogue differs from the italicized dialogue of the other characters. Readers will fall in love with scene-stealer Swing. Jazz music fans will enjoy this focus and its intersections with art, history, baseball, and literature. VERDICT This important and recommended contemporary YA will inspire young people to find their own voices and take a swing at life. A must-have.-Donald Peebles, Brooklyn Public Libraryα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. Read more Review 'Despite the easy flow of verse, there is a density to this story with its multiple elements. Lively, moving, and heartfelt.' and ndash;Kirkus, starred review (Kirkus, starred review)'and hellip;this novel packs a punch into its shocking and extremely powerful ending straight from today's headlines.' and ndash;Booklist (Booklist)'This important and recommended contemporary YA will inspire young people to find their own voices and take a swing at life. A must-have.' and ndash;School Library Journal, starred review (School Library Journal) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Emergency Contact

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Pdf:Emergency Contact.From School Library Journal Gr 9 Up—This debut novel examines modern relationships in the age of smart phones. Penny Lee leaves behind her humdrum high school years and meets her new college roommate Jude, who introduces Penny to her tattooed, mysterious, and sexy young uncle, Sam. After a strange chance encounter, Sam and Penny become each other's emergency contact. Choi creates an up-to-date and realistic contemporary romance by upending the love story trope. Miscues and miscommunications, which often propel romantic plots forward, are replaced by open and constant screen-to-screen communication. The tension exists in the development of the relationship, starting with just texts, and evolving to a multi-platform, 'in real life' friendship. In alternating chapters, Penny and Sam reveal their innermost thoughts. Choi explores love, family issues, identity, loneliness, and acceptance in the context of 24/7 social media. Despite the ever-present contact, deeply connecting with another human being remains remarkably difficult. Choi creates another layer of meaning by addressing the microaggressions that Penny, who is Korean American, faces. The protagonist's response is handled deftly. An internal monologue includes a multiple-choice list of potential reactions to external situations that will ring true with readers and make them appreciate Penny's wry sense of humor and direct approach. VERDICT A highly recommended purchase for the teens who enjoy realistic relationship fiction. Recommended for fans of Nicola Yoon's Everything, Everything and Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park.—Eva Thaler-Sroussi, Needham Free Public Library, MA Read more Review “Mary H.K Choi’s Emergency Contact is one of the best debuts of the year and one of the first YA novels to really capture the depth and complexities of a text-based relationship.” (The Globe and Mail)* 'Choi sensitively shows the evolution of two lonely, complicated people who slowly emerge from their shells to risk an intimate relationship. Her sharp wit and skillful character development...ensure that readers will feel that they know Penny and Sam inside and out before the gratifying conclusion.' (Publisher's Weekly - starred review January 1, 2018)'Smart and funny, with characters so real and vulnerable, you want to send them care packages. I loved this book.'    (Rainbow Rowell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fangirl)* 'Choi creates an up-to-date and realistic contemporary romance by upending the love story trope....A highly recommended purchase for the teens who enjoy realistic relationship fiction. Recommended for fans of Nicola Yoon’s Everything, Everything and Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park.' (School Library Journal - starred review February 1, 2018)'Readers will swoon over Emergency Contact. Choi has a knack for creating relatable characters, and this quirky, socially awkward love story will keep your cheeks rosy with every page....Emergency Contact is the perfect book for those who root for the underdog and believe that broken people can heal together.' (RT Book Reviews March 1, 2018)'Blushingly tender and piquant...Choi... inserts timely issues like sexual assault, cultural appropriation and even DACA into her characters’ intimate conversations, but it is her examination of digital vs. F2F communication that feels the most immediate.' (The New York Times Book Review March 2, 2018)'Readers who enjoyed the unorthodox evolution of romance in Nicola Yoon’s Everything, Everything (2015) will like this debut novel.' (Booklist March 7, 2018)'Penny somehow broke down all my walls. Her tech became incidental and her voice endearing, and just like that, I was hooked. Even the texts feel very natural and elegantly woven into the narration.There is much more to both Sam and Penny than quirky character traits and witty repartee....While the story does traffic in the heart flutter of romance that is tantalizingly out of reach, its emotional core goes deep.'   (NPR March 29, 2018)'Whip-smart, hilarious and poignant...Choi's prose is to be savored....Along with the biting wit and sharp observations, Choi's marvelous novel offers a perceptive exercise on the divide between digital and in-person communication - and how daunting it can be to 'escalate' to that face to face encounter.' (The Buffalo News March 29, 2018)'A tender, texting-based teen romance.' (Entertainment Weekly) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Our Gratitude Journal: 52 Weeks of Love, Mindfulness, and Appreciation for Couples

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Pdf:Our Gratitude Journal: 52 Weeks of Love, Mindfulness, and Appreciation for Couples.Our Gratitude Journal is the perfect journal for couples to share their appreciation, admiration, and love for each other on a weekly basis.With this gratitude journal for couples, you’ll be able to:1. Journal your weekly gratitude and reflections for each other at the end of the week. Specifically, you will both be able to write something you are grateful about each other and then read what your partner wrote too - that means a letter for you each week of what your partner appreciates about YOU.2. Strengthen your love and enhance intimacy in your relationship.3. Keep track of all the things you are grateful for your partner, so you can start and end your week with gratitude. This can help you develop a mindset of appreciation for your partner. In other words, you will become more aware of the good things your partner does and the wonderful things you love about them.4. Create a weekly activity you can do together, to increase happiness and reduce stress in your relationship. More importantly, Our Gratitude Journal brings couples closer together. It has:--- 52 Weekly entries for journaling. So you can even use it for a whole year, which is a great activity for couples to do together.--- Gratitude journaling prompts to help you get started.--- Gratitude quotes to inspire you each week.--- An activity to reflect on your gratitude journaling experience after the 52nd week.Lastly, this weekly gratitude journal makes a great engagement, relationship anniversary, bridal shower, Christmas, birthdays, holidays, or wedding gift for your friends and family.Now:Scroll to the top to get your copy of this unique gratitude journal for couples today.Click the “Add to Cart” button at the top of this page.

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A Year with You: A Keepsake Journal for Two to Share

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Pdf:A Year with You: A Keepsake Journal for Two to Share.An interactive journal for couples meant to record and deepen relationships through daily guided entries like: "You make ____________ look so easy""________ is my ultimate guilty pleasure" "Please don't ever change ________________, it's what I love most about you". Each entry has color coded lined pages for both people to fill in and gather insight into themselves and each other. Designed to be passed back and forth or explored together, and with special tear out love notes.

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Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy

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Pdf:Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy.Review A New York Times Notable Book of 1997'This beautifully written memoir about taking chances, living in Italy. loving a house and, always, the pleasures of food, would make a perfect gift for a loved one.  But it's so delicious, read it first yourself.'--USA Today'Irresistible...a sensous book for a sensous countryside.'--Minneapolis Star-Tribune“An intense celebration of what [Mayes] calls ‘the voluptuousness of Italian life’ . . . appealing and very vivid . . . [The] book seems like the kind of thing you’d tuck into a picnic basket on an August day . . . or better yet, keep handy on the bedside table in the depths of January.”—New York Times Book Review'Armchair travel at its most enticing.'--Booklist“Mayes [has] perfect vision. . . . I do not doubt that centuries form now, whoever lives in Bramasole will one day uncover bits of pottery used at Mayes’ table. She has, by the sweat of her brow and the strength of her vision, become a layer in the history of this place.”--Los Angeles Times'After buying a rundown villa in rural Tuscany, the American author Frances Mayes moves to Cortona to renovate the property and learn more about the Italian dolce vita. Her bestselling memoir on her time there paints a vivid description of the town, the people and the lush surrounding countryside of rolling hills and vineyards. A poet and a gourmet cook, Mayes includes a number of chapters on food, replete with classic Italian recipes to further whet the appetite.'--Irish Times Read more From the Publisher A New York Times Notable Book of 1997'This beautifully written memoir about taking chances, living in Italy. loving a house and, always, the pleasures of food, would make a perfect gift for a loved one. But it's so delicious, read it first yourself.'--USA Today'Irresistible...a sensous book for a sensous countryside.'--Minneapolis Star-Tribune'An intense celebration of what [Mayes] calls 'the voluptuousness of Italian life'.'--The New York Times Book Review'Armchair travel at its most enticing.'--Booklist'Mayes [has] perfect vision.'--Los Angeles Times Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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A Paris Year: My Day-to-Day Adventures in the Most Romantic City in the World

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Pdf:A Paris Year: My Day-to-Day Adventures in the Most Romantic City in the World.Review 'Every page offers a tempting taste of Paris and its allure. Très charmant.' ― USA Today'I thought there’d be no way she could outdo herself, but I was so wrong!... it’s the type of book you beg and plead and hope will never end.” ― Susan Blumberg-Kason, author of Good Chinese Wife'[A] lovely portrayal of the romantic city...[Janice MacLeod] has a great eye for the city's beauty, capturing those precious moments that locals probably take for granted (and that an outsider never does).'―Cheryl Yanek, Library Journal'Part Paris guidebook/part memoir/part visual candy store. As much a treat for the eyes as for the soul. A Paris Year is a must for anyone who loves Paris.' ―Lisa Anselmo, author of My (Part-Time) Paris Life: How Running Away Brought Me Home'With whimsical illustrations, captivating photographs, and a diary-format that hooks you from the start, Janice's journey of a year in Paris is downright magical. A wonderful read!' ―Lindsey Tramuta, journalist and author of The New Paris'Through art, photography, and a wonderful voice that shines right off the pages, MacLeod takes the reader on a creative journey straight into the heart of the City of Lights. Warm, spirited, and inviting, A Paris Year is the kind of beautiful book you want to hug against your chest.' ―Samantha Vérant, author of Seven Letters from Paris and How to Make a French Family Read more About the Author JANICE MACLEOD, the illustrator and author of the New York Times best-selling book Paris Letters, was born in Canada and worked in advertising for many years until she decided to slip away from corporate drudgery and spend time abroad. During her time in Paris, she painted letters about her travels and mailed them to friends, who encouraged her to sell the personalized illustrated letters on Etsy. Since then, MacLeod has sent out thousands of letters to fans worldwide. Read more

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Out of Africa (Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction Books)

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Pdf:Out of Africa (Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction Books).Review From 1914 to 1931, Danish aristocrat Baroness Karen Blixen owned and operated a coffee plantation in Kenya. After the plantation failed, she returned to Europe and began to write under the pen name Isak Dinesen. Out of Africa reads like a collection of stories in which she adheres to no strict chronology, gives no explanation of the facts of her life, and apologizes for nothing. First published in 1937, Out of Africa is not free of the colonial or racist attitudes of its time; yet, within that context, Isak Dinesen is an enlightened observer and participant as she describes the experience of British East Africa before World War II. She portrays in rich detail the vast land around her, alive with strange and wonderful human populations; the thrilling terror of a nocturnal lion hunt; a shooting accident among the Africans on her farm and its repercussions; raising and freeing an orphaned antelope fawn; getting to know the Africans and the colonial adventurers who found their way into her life. 'If I know a song of Africa,' she writes, 'of the Giraffe, and the African new moon lying on her back, of the ploughs in the fields, and the sweaty faces of the coffee-pickers, does Africa know a song of me?' Out of Africa is that song. -- For great reviews of books for girls, check out Let's Hear It for the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14. -- From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Lynne Auld Read more From the Inside Flap In this book, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom: of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her: of primitive festivals: of big game that were her near neighbors--lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes--and of Lulu, the little gazelle who came to live with her, unbelievably ladylike and beautiful.The Random House colophon made its debut in February 1927 on the cover of a little pamphlet called 'Announcement Number One.' Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, the company's founders, had acquired the Modern Library from publishers Boni and Liveright two years earlier. One day, their friend the illustrator Rockwell Kent stopped by their office. Cerf later recalled, 'Rockwell was sitting at my desk facing Donald, and we were talking about doing a few books on the side, when suddenly I got an inspiration and said, 'I've got the name for our publishing house. We just said we were go-ing to publish a few books on the side at random. Let's call it Random House.' Donald liked the idea, and Rockwell Kent said, 'That's a great name. I'll draw your trademark.' So, sitting at my desk, he took a piece of paper and in five minutes drew Random House, which has been our colophon ever since.' Throughout the years, the mission of Random House has remained consistent: to publish books of the highest quality, at random. We are proud to continue this tradition today.This edition is set from the first American edition of 1937 and commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of Random House. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels (How to Write Kissing Books) (Volume 1)

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Pdf:Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels (How to Write Kissing Books) (Volume 1).Review 'This book is 100 pages of awesome. A must for any romance writer's collection!'--Tessa Dare, NYT and USA Today Bestselling author'While other writing books focus on external conflict, Romancing the Beat really brings the whole romantic picture together for romance authors. I'll never write another romance novel without my highlighted copy of Romancing the Beat on my desk.'--Celia Kyle, NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Read more

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A Rose Petal Summer: It’s never too late to fall in love

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Pdf:A Rose Petal Summer: It’s never too late to fall in love._______________________________The brand new heart-warming romance from the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Country Escape and A Secret Garden._______________________________IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO FALL IN LOVE...Caro Swanson has taken a job in a remote part of Scotland. She’s answered an ad in The Lady: being a companion to an elderly gentleman who lives in a country estate could be perfect! Surely it's time to make a change and do something different for a while?The fact that she may also see Alec, the young man who she met some years previously and who she has always thought of as her ‘one who got away’, is of course purely incidental.Soon Caro is falling in love - not only with Alec but with the stunning country house she's now living in. But the estate is in financial difficulties, and Caro soon realises there's only one way to rescue it.So begins a magical romantic summer, one that will take Caro from Scotland to London and the south of France, in search of a classic lost perfume that might just restore all their fortunes.Romance, humour, a cast of warm and totally believable characters and the tantalising possibility of happily-ever-after? It must be a Katie Fforde novel._______________________________The whole world loves Katie Fforde's work:"Modern-day Austen. Great fun" Red"Top-drawer romantic escapism" Daily Mail"Warm, brilliant and full of love" Heat"Effortlessly lovable, warm and fun" Closer"Deliciously enjoyable" Woman and Home"Delicious - gorgeous humour and the lightest of touches" Sunday Times"Uplifting and delightful" Hot Brands Cool Places

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The Journalist and the Murderer

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Pdf:The Journalist and the Murderer.From Publishers Weekly In a work that sparked controversy when it first appeared in the New Yorker, Malcolm suggests that journalist Joe McGinniss may have betrayed convicted murderer Jeffrey MacDonald in McGinniss's bestselling book Fatal Vision. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more Review 'It is not with regard to jounralism but with regard to the making of works of art that Malcom's important book gathers its inspiration, its breathtaking rhetorical velocity, and its great truth.' —David Rieff, Los Angeles Times Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Little Letters of Love: Keep It Short and Sweet

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Pdf:Little Letters of Love: Keep It Short and Sweet.About the Author LEA REDMOND is the author of the bestselling Letters to My . . . series. She crafts objects, designs experiences, writes books, and plays with ideas in her studio in Oakland, California. Read more

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Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels (How to Write Kissing Books Book 1)

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Pdf:Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels (How to Write Kissing Books Book 1).What makes a romance novel a romance? How do you write a kissing book?Writing a well-structured romance isn’t the same as writing any other genre—something the popular novel and screenwriting guides don’t address. The romance arc is made up of its own story beats, and the external plot and theme need to be braided to the romance arc—not the other way around.Told in conversational (and often irreverent) prose, Romancing the Beat can be read like you are sitting down to coffee with romance editor and author Gwen Hayes while she explains story structure. The way she does with her clients. Some of whom are regular inhabitants of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.Romancing the Beat is a recipe, not a rigid system. The beats don’t care if you plot or outline before you write, or if you pants your way through the drafts and do a “beat check” when you’re revising. Pantsers and plotters are both welcome. So sit down, grab a cuppa, and let’s talk about kissing books.

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Autoboyography

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Pdf:Autoboyography.Review 'Once again writing as Lauren, Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings (The House) tackle religion, identity, and sexuality, seamlessly interweaving Tanner’s Seminar project, his crush on Sebastian, and the fallout when Sebastian’s feelings conflict with his church’s expectations of him. A hopeful and moving love story.' (Publishers Weekly)'Manages to tackle the intricacies of sexuality versus organized religion in an intense but ultimately inspirational narrative. Lauren successfully tackles a weighty subject with both ferocity and compassion.' (Booklist August 1, 2017)'Readers will cheer for Tanner's confidence in his sexual identity and for the quality bi representation he provides. Satisfying.' (Kirkus Reviews July 2017)'This sensitive and complex story is as much about finding love as it is about finding and accepting oneself....The text deals sensitively with serious issues, especially Sebastian’s grappling with his sexuality in the context of a stifling Mormon upbringing, but it’s also hilarious and relatable. Readers will enjoy seeing Tanner find his voice.' (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books September 2017)'An impressively balanced approach to writing about the conflict between sexuality and strict religion. Members of the Mormon church are not painted as one-dimensional villains, but as multifaceted individuals with merits and faults....The teenagers are modern and relatable and the plot is emotionally engaging without becoming dark. VERDICT A thoughtful variation on the traditional high school LGBTQ+ romance' (School Library Journal September 2017) Read more About the Author Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners/besties Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York Times, USA TODAY, and #1 international bestselling authors of the Beautiful and the Wild Seasons series, The Unhoneymooners, My Favorite Half-Night Stand, Love and Other Words, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, Dating You / Hating You, Roomies, The House, and Autoboyography. You can find them online at ChristinaLaurenBooks.com, @ChristinaLauren on Instagram, or @ChristinaLauren on Twitter. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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How to Write a Swoon-Worthy Sweet Romance Novel

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Pdf:How to Write a Swoon-Worthy Sweet Romance Novel.Romance novels aren't like other genres and hitting all the things that romance readers want can be tricky. How do you make your readers believe your characters are falling in love? How do you show that sizzle of attraction? How do you write a good kissing scene? How do you bring in the much-needed tension but still have your characters flirting and getting closer? In this book I take one of my romance novels (Acting Married) and I go through the entire novel with you, basically interrupting myself to tell you what I was thinking as I was writing the novel. It's like watching a movie with commentary. I pull back the curtain so you can see why I started it the way I did, why I decided to put certain scenes in, and what pushes the romance forward in the book.I preface all this with what I consider the essentials of a good romance novel, and I end with my list of well-loved romance tropes that you can draw from in order to write your own bestselling romance novel.

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The Book of Us: The Journal of Your Love Story in 150 Questions

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Pdf:The Book of Us: The Journal of Your Love Story in 150 Questions.Amazon.com Review For the diehard romantic, there may be nothing so thrilling as chronicling that one true love. The Book of Us presents 150 topics on the subject--ranging from 'Before I met you, my love life was...' to 'One of the reasons I think we lasted so long as a couple is that...' Like David Marshall's earlier book, The Book of Myself, which is also a keepsake, this book makes us wish it were prettier. But it is the thought that counts, and a lot of thought will go into turning these empty pages into something a spouse, one's children, and then their children will cherish. And not to fear: While this is a very sweet book, there is also plenty of room here to ruminate on the less saccharine aspects of life partnership: financial crises, humorous escapades, parenting woes, and home-improvement projects. A word to gay readers: One of the book's five sections focuses on 'Tying the Knot'; some of the questions specifically address elements such as the bachelor party and the wedding dress, but most of the questions are generic enough to apply to any type of commitment ceremony. --Jane Steinberg Read more About the Author Kate and David Marshall are husband-wife authors of bestselling guided journals for people with life stories, love and wisdom to share. Their goal is to make it easy for anyone to write about their life, relationships, and experiences, and to offer ways to deepen family communication. Their journals include: What I Love About You; What I Love About You, Mom; The Book of Myself; The Book of Us; Picture of Me; and My Life Map. marshallbooks.net Read more

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Thinking Like A Romance Writer: The Sensual Writer's Sourcebook of Words and Phrases

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Pdf:Thinking Like A Romance Writer: The Sensual Writer's Sourcebook of Words and Phrases.This Invaluable Resource Is A Must Have For Any Aspiring Romance Writer.In the world of romance writing, one of the most important components in an author's repertoire is their use of descriptive words and phrases. This aspect of romance writing is so often neglected, usually with disastrous results; a novel that reads like a badly written script. Fortunately, there's now a way for any writer, regardless of their experience, to get a huge head-start writing in this profitable genre. It's a secret resource that romance writers don't want you to know about! Dahlia Evans has compiled a romance writing thesaurus unlike anything ever published. This reference book is filled to the brim with words and phrases gathered from hundreds of bestselling romance novels. Using this book you will be able to describe intimate encounters of every kind without breaking a sweat.Inside You'll Discover:# 8,500 words and phrases sorted into 37 categories.# Thousands of words you can use to describe each part of the body.# Words that describe each of the five senses; taste, touch, sight, sound, smell.# Words to describe feelings and emotions.# Words that describe facial expressions.# Hundreds of words to describe intimacy.'Thinking Like A Romance Writer' is the culmination of hundreds of hours of research and is a book destined to become a classic in the field of romance writing instruction.

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The Lady and the Highwayman (Proper Romance Victorian)

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Pdf:The Lady and the Highwayman (Proper Romance Victorian).About the Author Sarah M. Eden is the author of several critically acclaimed historical romances and award-winning Proper Romance series novels. Combining her passion for history and an affinity for gentle love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances. She happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library and dreams of one day traveling to all the places she reads about. Read more

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The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel: From writing the perfect love scene to finding the right publisher--All you need to fulfill your dreams (Everything®)

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Pdf:The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel: From writing the perfect love scene to finding the right publisher--All you need to fulfill your dreams (Everything®).Every year, thousands of romance manuscripts are submitted to publishers, but only the best are eventually published. This simple guide—written by two awardwinning romance novelists—will show readers what it takes to break into this highly competitive market and will provide them the information they need to get their manuscript out of the slush pile and onto the bookshelf. Readers will learn how to do the following techniques: build a story from premise to plot; add a fresh twist to a classic storyline; create compelling characters; write sizzling sex scenes that carry an emotional punch; research agents and markets; write a story that an editor can’t reject; and promote themselves and their work. New writers, and even experienced writers, will find the solid howto information here invaluable. This is a musthave for aspiring writers who want to write the perfect love story.

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A Writer's Diary

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Pdf:A Writer's Diary.About the Author VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882–1941) was one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels. Read more

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Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer

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Pdf:Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer.From the Back Cover Richard Holmes knew he had become a true biographer the day his bank bounced a check that he had inadvertently dated 1772. Because for the acclaimed chronicler of Shelly and Coleridge, biography is a physical pursuit, an ardent and arduous retracing of footsteps that may have vanished centuries before. In this gripping book, Holmes takes us from France's Massif Central, where he followed the route taken by Robert Louis Stevenson and a sweet-natured donkey, to Mary Wollstonecraft's Revolutionary Paris, to the Italian villages where Percy Shelly tried to cast off the structures of English morality and marriage. Footsteps is a wonderful exploration of the ties between biographers and their subjects, filled with passion and revelation. Read more About the Author Richard Holmes is the author of The Age of Wonder, which was short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, won the Royal Society Prize for Science Books and the National Books Critics Circle Award, and was one of the New York Times Book Review's Best Books of the Year in 2009. Holmes's other books include This Long Pursuit, Footsteps, Sidetracks, Shelley: The Pursuit (winner of the Somerset Maugham Award), Coleridge: Early Visions (winner of the 1989 Whitbread Book of the Year Award), Coleridge: Darker Reflections (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Dr. Johnson & Mr. Savage (winner of the James Tait Black Prize). He was awarded the OBE in 1992. He lives in England. Read more

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Soaring Earth: A Companion Memoir to Enchanted Air

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Pdf:Soaring Earth: A Companion Memoir to Enchanted Air.Review * “Engle doesn’t shy away from portraying the impact of the Vietnam War; the injustices prevalent in society at the time; the protests and resistance of students and workers; and black and brown solidarity. The poems display Engle’s customary sincerity and reflect the parallels and divergences between her two worlds—her Cuban and U.S. American heritages.” (The Horn Book, starred review)“This is a lesser-seen take on the political activism of the late 1960s, through the eyes of a young woman supportive of its goals but validly unnerved by the violence and wary of the drugs that have damaged her friends. Young Margarita is perhaps a more consistent character to readers, with her love of travel, longing for Cuba, and fascination with finding the beautiful, than she is to herself, and it’s fortunate readers have the pre-known eventual happy ending to hold on to as she’s buffeted by fate and isolated from support. She’s therefore a touchingly sympathetic figure to whom many young people will relate, and the spare ease of the free verse especially invites those who may be struggling themselves into her story of finding her way.” (BCCB)“Contemporary youth will find parallels with Engle as she seeks connection with a peer group, a close friend, or a lover—someone with whom she can make sense of her context. This companion to her award-winning Enchanted Air packs a historical wallop. . . . The memoir ends on a positive note, as she finds her place with nature, poetry, and a life partner.” (Booklist) Read more About the Author Margarita Engle is the national Young People’s Poet Laureate, and the first Latino to receive that honor. She is the Cuban-American author of many verse novels, including The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor winner, and The Lightning Dreamer, a PEN Literary Award for Young Adult Literature winner. Her verse memoir, Enchanted Air, received the Pura Belpré Award, a Walter Dean Myers Award Honor, and was a finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction, among others. Her picture book Drum Dream Girl received the Charlotte Zolotow Award. Margarita was born in Los Angeles, but developed a deep attachment to her mother’s homeland during childhood summers with relatives. She continues to visit Cuba as often as she can. Visit her at MargaritaEngle.com. Read more

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How to Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors

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Pdf:How to Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors.How to Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors features everything you need to know about adding sizzling sexual tension, scorching sex scenes, and emotional impact to your romance writing in twelve info-packed essays from bestselling and multi-published authors - so you can get published and get paid.***This bestselling book was originally published in 2011, and has been updated in 2014. Updates include the authors' bios and links, and the essay Getting Published by Shoshanna Evers. If you have previously bought this book, you do not need to purchase it again. The updated edition will be made available to you!

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Romance Novel Writing: A beginners guide

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Pdf:Romance Novel Writing: A beginners guide.Romance Novel Writing is a piece geared towards the novice novelist. This piece will help you with several things. First, you will learn a few things about the romance genre as a whole. You will be able to identify subgenres and even decide which subgenre you would be most interested in writing. You will also be able to begin the writing process by following the steps outlined in this work. Speaking of outlining, there are a few techniques that are talked about to make you an organized, efficient writer. You will begin to understand that there are several clichés you should avoid when writing a romance novel. Next, you will learn how to adequately summarize your novel along with writing the perfect synopsis that will get your novel picked up by a publishing company. Finally, you will learn how to title your book without being too plain. Please, don’t hesitate to purchase this book now if you think writing a romance novel is the next adventure you are interested in doing!

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Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy

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Pdf:Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy.Review 'A love letter to Italy written in precise and passionate language of near poetic density...A book to treasure, as the author so clearly treasures the life she engraves on our hearts.'--Susan Jacoby, Newsday'Fall in love again with the charming people and countryside of Cortona in this evocative follow-up to Under the Tuscan Sun.'--People'Mayes displays a gift for conveying everyday life through her writing...Perfect for those with the yen but not the means for a second home...Mayes presents a simpler, less frantic version of how to live one's life.'--USA Today'Frances Mayes is, before all else, a wonderful writer...She never loses sight of the fact that millenniums-old Tuscany, with its immemorial customs and folkways, is not to be domesticated or made familiar.  Her Italy remains intransigently foreign, exotic, a continuing revelation of strangeness and unexpected beauties.'--Chicago Tribune Read more From the Inside Flap Frances Mayes, whose enchanting #1 'New York Times bestseller Under the Tuscan Sun made the world fall in love with Tuscany, invites us back for a delightful new season of friendship, festivity, and food, there and throughout Italy. A companion volume to Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany is Frances Mayes's passionate and lyrical account of her continuing love affair with Italy. Now truly at home there, Mayes writes of her deepening connection to the land, her flourishing friendships with local people, the joys of art, food, and wine, and the rewards and occasional heartbreaks of her villa's ongoing restoration. It is also a memoir of a season of change, and of renewed possibility. As spring becomes summer she revives her lush gardens, meets the challenges of learning a new language, tours regions from Sicily to the Veneto, and faces transitions in her family life. Filled with recipes from her Tuscan kitchen and written in the sensuous and evocative prose that has become her hallmark, Bella Tuscany is a celebration of the sweet life in Italy. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Afterworlds

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Pdf:Afterworlds.Review *STARRED REVIEW* Eighteen-year-old Darcy drops her college plans and moves to New York to revise her soon-to-bepublished novel and start the second one. Meanwhile, in chapters that alternate with Darcy’s NYC adventures, her fictional protagonist, Lizzie, survives a near-death experience to find she has become a psychopomp, responsible for guiding souls to the afterlife. Westerfeld masterfully creates two divergent reading experiences (YA romance and fantasy horror) with two distinct yet believable voices in Darcy and Lizzie—and, somehow, makes them mesh into one cohesive novel. In addition to the details of the fully realized story worlds—and that's worlds plural, as this is a busy book, with content drawn from Gujarati culture and Indian religion—this book includes romantic entanglements, a charming lesbian love story, terrorism and justice, and insider references to the YA publishing and literature scene (including several references to the Michael L. Printz Award) that will have librarians grinning in delight. Westerfeld deftly and subtly captures Darcy’s immature authorial voice, even including a few underdeveloped plot points that differentiate it from his own polished prose. There are no notes about cultural sources, but an extended conversation between (fictional) YA authors explores these issues, offering a few perspectives on respect and appropriateness. Get plenty; this one won’t stay on the shelves. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Westerfeld, author of the hugely popular Uglies and Leviathan series, goes meta in a big way (this thing is the size of an anvil). Expect tons of YA-world gabbing and gushing. (July 2014 Booklist)During National Novel Writing Month, Darcy Patel, 18, pounds out a “Hindu paranormal romance” that earns her an advance hefty enough to fund a college education. Alas, Darcy has other ideas, moving to Manhattan to do rewrites and deferring admission to Oberlin. What follows are two stories, told in alternating chapters: Darcy’s path to publication, and the final draft of the book she wrote, also titled Afterworlds. Darcy’s new experiences inform her revision: falling in love for the first time makes her rethink the romance in her book. Her protagonist Lizzie’s story is more explosive, beginning with a terrorist attack that she survives by so thoroughly pretending to be dead that she slips into a ghost world, where she meets Yamaraj, a hunky “soul guide.” The back-and-forth between Darcy’s story and her thriller is dizzying, but “Reading Zealots” like the kids Darcy hung with in high school will love the insider details about the YA writer’s life—the intimidating editorial letter, attending BEA (Darcy naively brings her own canvas tote). An ambitious concept, well executed. Ages 14–up. Agent: Jill Grinberg, Jill Grinberg Literary Management. (Sept.) (Publishers Weekly, 6/30/14 *STARRED)“A masterful accomplishment . . . unmistakably Westerfeld, in full command of a prodigious talent, doing something complicated and difficult and making it look easy, even as it grabs you and drags you through its dark streets, laughing and crying along with both Darcy and Lizzie.” (Cory Doctorow boingboing.net) Read more About the Author Scott Westerfeld is the author of the Leviathan series, the first book of which was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the New York Times bestseller Afterworlds, the worldwide bestselling Uglies series, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy. Visit him at ScottWesterfeld.com or follow him on Twitter at @ScottWesterfeld. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Romance Writer's Phrase Book: The Essential Source Book for Every Romantic Novelist (Perigee Book)

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Pdf:Romance Writer's Phrase Book: The Essential Source Book for Every Romantic Novelist (Perigee Book).Amazon.com Review It's difficult to give much credibility to a book that late-night talk-show hosts read from in order to titillate their audiences, an indignity that has been endured by The Romance Writers' Phrasebook. But this slim volume, which lists more than 3,000 descriptive phrases, is actually a useful resource, and not only to romance writers. Any writer looking for a picturesque way of describing a character, demonstrating action, or revealing emotion will benefit from the advice of authors Jean Kent and Candace Shelton. Well-organized and arranged for quick reference, The Romance Writers' Phrasebook is divided into easy to search categories such as 'Physical Description,' 'Body Movements,' 'Facial Expressions,' 'Emotion,' and 'Colors.' Because it was originally published in 1984, many of the descriptive phrases have long since become cliché and exact usage should be avoided. The phrasebook is most useful as a source of inspiration and ideas for helping writers develop their own descriptive style. Read more

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Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric

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Pdf:Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric.Review The most immediate pleasure of this book is that it heightens one's appreciation of the craft of great writers and speakers. Mr. Farnsworth includes numerous examples from Shakespeare and Dickens, Thoreau and Emerson, Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln. He also seems keen to rehabilitate writers and speakers whose rhetorical artistry is undervalued; besides his liking for Chesterton, he shows deep admiration for the Irish statesman Henry Grattan (1746-1820), whose studied repetition of a word (No lawyer can say so; because no lawyer could say so without forfeiting his character as a lawyer) is an instance, we are told, of conduplicatio. But more than anything Mr. Farnsworth wants to restore the reputation of rhetorical artistry per se, and the result is a handsome work of reference. --Henry Hitchings, Wall Street JournalSo, dear reader, I say it even if I say it myself -- get this book! No, really, get this book! Read clever Farnsworth, and read him again, and you may become more clever yourself. --Carlin Romano, The Chronicle of Higher EducationMany things, from dictators to advertising, have made modern people suspicious of and cynical about language mobilized to move us. Fortunately, Ward Farnsworth's delightful swim in a sea of well-chosen words should help to rehabilitate the reputation of rhetoric. --George F. Will, syndicated columnist Read more About the Author Ward Farnsworth-lawyer, dean, teacher, and polymath-has produced another indispensable book for the writer. Classical English Metaphor will be a constant source of learning and enjoyment for anyone who appreciates the art of observation and the pleasure of well-chosen words. Read more

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Dual Notebook Blank & Lined: Half Letter Size Notebook with Lined and Blank Pages Alternating, 5.5 x 8.5, 140 Pages (70 Narrow Ruled + 70 Blank), Grey Soft Cover (Blank & Line Journal M) (Volume 1)

Pdf Reference Dual Notebook Blank & Lined: Half Letter Size Notebook with Lined and Blank Pages Alternating, 5.5 x 8.5, 140 Pages (70 Narrow Ruled + 70 Blank), Grey Soft Cover (Blank & Line Journal M) (Volume 1)

Pdf:Dual Notebook Blank & Lined: Half Letter Size Notebook with Lined and Blank Pages Alternating, 5.5 x 8.5, 140 Pages (70 Narrow Ruled + 70 Blank), Grey Soft Cover (Blank & Line Journal M) (Volume 1).Here comes the notebook that is truly friendly to your writing, drawing, and learning with visuals! This “Dual Notebook Blank & Lined” comes with blank pages and ruled pages in one same notebook. The dual format pages leave excellent space for sketching in cool things such as illustrations, doodlings, charts, etc. on one side and written notes on the other. There are total 140 non-perforated pages, which consist of 70 blank pages on the left and 70 narrow ruled pages on the right, plus all these wonderful features! The book size is 5.5 x 8.5 inches with empty blank pages and narrow spacing (0.25 inch) lined pages alternating.[This notebook is also available in 2 other sizes; 8.5 x 11 inches Wide Ruled (ISBN 1975695186) and 7 x 10 inches College Ruled (ISBN 1975695305). You can search the ISBN to find the size you need.] Every lined page comes with its page number, so you can optionally make your own table of contents or index pages for the book, which is great for writing in chapters or taking consequential notes. You can also look up the contents you want to read easily in no time. The book soft cover is laminated with matte finish that helps firm your grips, repels liquid, and also toughens the paperback cover, so your important notes will stay with you longer. The paperback also makes the book flexible, so it can be written on even when you are in a small desk. The book industry standard binding with spine (the same binding as most paperback books in the libraries.) allows the book to be stored neatly on shelf, possibly alongside other books that you have, so you can not only organize your notes, but also the places that you keep them. The book weight is light enough for your carrying along, so it can be an on-the-go companion for your studies, travelings, as well as any drawing and writing endeavors anywhere. The lines are in light grey so they are less distracting when you read or write, while they can guide your writing perfectly. The combination of blank and lined pages makes the book great for all writing and drawing related pursuits. All lines are printed on white paper that is thicker than general lined notebooks, so this book can be used with more variety of pens, giving you the ability to design your note-taking and drawing with your own taste. (Extra blank sheets may still be required in case of using it with some marker pens.) Now available in 4 colors that you can choose from; Grey (1975695550), which is this book Blue (1975695593) Pink (1975695623) Red (1975695658) [Simply copy and paste a line in the search box to find the one you need.] If you are a visual learner or a journal artist, and looking for a tool to get your inspirations done, let “Dual Notebook Blank & Lined” helps you take notes and sketches all in one place, and experience the flexible potential of pen to paper, that no technology can match!!

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When Words Collide: A Media Writer’s Guide to Grammar and Style (with InfoTrac) (Wadsworth Series in Mass Communication and Journalism)

Pdf Reference When Words Collide: A Media Writer’s Guide to Grammar and Style (with InfoTrac) (Wadsworth Series in Mass Communication and Journalism)

Pdf:When Words Collide: A Media Writer’s Guide to Grammar and Style (with InfoTrac) (Wadsworth Series in Mass Communication and Journalism).Review 'Specific examples help the novice or less mature writer quickly see how the errors can be corrected. The section on parallel Structure is particularly important because students tend to overlook these errors.''I really like the clarity and directness of the writing style. In fact, style is one of the book's main strengths. The examples are clear, succinct and extremely helpful.''College students will find the casual writing style a refreshing change from many of their other textbooks. The conversational tone and frequent use of analogies turns a boring subject into an interesting narrative.' Read more About the Author Lauren Kessler is professor and director of the Multimedia Journalism Master's Program at the University of Oregon as well as a national speaker, workshop leader, and founder and editor of ETUDE, the online magazine of narrative nonfiction. In addition, she is the author of three textbooks and seven works of narrative nonfiction, including MY TEENAGE WEREWOLF: A MOTHER, A DAUGHTER, A JOURNEY THROUGH THE THICKETS OF ADOLESCENCE, Pacific Northwest Book Award winner DANCING WITH ROSE (published in paperback as FINDING LIFE IN THE LAND OF ALZHEIMER'S), WASHINGTON POST bestseller CLEVER GIRL and LOS ANGELES TIMES bestseller THE HAPPY BOTTOM RIDING CLUB--which David Letterman, in fierce competition with Oprah, chose as the first (and only) book for the Dave Letterman Book Club. She appeared twice on his late-night show. She is also the author of Oregon Book Award winner STUBBORN TWIG, which was chosen as the book for all Oregon to read in honor of the state's 2009 sesquicentennial. Dr. Kessler's journalism has appeared in THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, LOS ANGELES TIMES MAGAZINE, O magazine, UTNE READER, THE NATION, newsweek.com and salon.com. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Dr. Kessler blogs at www.myteenagewerewolf.com.Find out more at www.laurenkessler.com Read more

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The Associated Press Stylebook

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Pdf:The Associated Press Stylebook.Review 'The Bible of the newspaper industry.' -- American Bookseller Read more About the Author The Associated Press (www.ap.org) is a not-for-profit news cooperative, providing coverage of news, sports, business, weather, entertainment, politics, and technology in text, audio, video, graphics, and photos to 15,000 news outlets worldwide. Distributed by satellite and the Internet to more than 120 nations, AP services daily reach more than one billion people. With headquarters in New York City, the AP has 241 bureaus worldwide and more than 3,500 employees. Read more

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Associated Press Stylebook And Libel Manual

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Pdf:Associated Press Stylebook And Libel Manual.The style of the Associated Press defines clear news writing. In fact, more people write for the AP news service than for any single newspaper or broadcaster in the world. The AP Stylebook is therefore ”the journalist's bible,” an essential handbook for all writers, editors, students, and public-relations specialists. The AP Stylebook contains over 5,000 entries laying out the AP's rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage. It gives journalists the references they need to write about the world today: correct names of countries and organizations, language to avoid, common trademarks. Special sections cover business and sports reporting. This edition, published in the Associated Press's 150th year, also includes crucial advice on how writers can guard against libel and copyright infringement.An up-to-date AP Stylebook belongs on the desk of every working writer.

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The Student Newspaper Survival Guide

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Pdf:The Student Newspaper Survival Guide.From the Back Cover The Student Newspaper Survival Guide is a handbook for student reporters, editors, page designers, photographers, Webmasters, advertising sales representatives -- and the advisers and business managers who counsel them -- on all aspects of putting out a college newspaper. The book can be used as a textbook for publication laboratory classes or as a handbook for students working on independent newspapers. It also features examples from some of the best college newspapers in the country. Special features include: Tips from professional journalists Interviews with former college newspaper staffers Checklists on writing headlines, editing stories, designing pages, selling advertisements and other skills Exercises and ideas you can try at your own campus newspaper Examples of award-winning pages, stories and photos Sample documents, such as employment applications, licensing contracts, evaluation forms A list of contests for student journalists Read more About the Author Rachele Kanigel, M.S., is an assistant professor of journalism at San Francisco State University, where she advises Golden Gate [X]press publications. Her students produce a weekly newspaper, a multimedia Web site updated throughout the week and a magazine that comes out three times a semester. In addition to advising publications, she teaches Newswriting, Reporting, the Contemporary Magazine and Magazine Editing. Professor Kanigel was a newspaper reporter for 15 years for daily newspapers, including The Oakland Tribune and The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina and was a freelance correspondent for TIME magazine. She has also written for Health, Organic Style, People, Reader's Digest and other magazines. She is chair of the Professional Development Committee for College Media Advisers and is Vice President of the California College Media Association. Read more

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Ditch Your Inner Critic At Work: Evidence-Based Strategies To Thrive In Your Career

Pdf Reference Ditch Your Inner Critic At Work: Evidence-Based Strategies To Thrive In Your Career

Pdf:Ditch Your Inner Critic At Work: Evidence-Based Strategies To Thrive In Your Career.Stop allowing critics to rent space in your head!   Are you looking for more in your career than a paycheck? Whether you feel a mild dissatisfaction or intense dislike for your current job, the goal is clear: to feel good about what you do. To find the right career fit you have to let go of the inner voice that says you’ll be happier if only you made more money, worked harder or reached the next promotion. At some point, you’ll need to rethink your assumptions and take a new approach. In her transformative book, Susan Peppercorn brings you a step-by-step guide to help you develop the tools and resources you need to bring more satisfaction to your work. Through personal experience, client case studies, research on happiness and motivation, self-assessment tools, and exercises, she shows you how to create a realistic career vision, set goals, and line up the right resources to take control of your career and happiness.

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The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law

Pdf Reference The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law

Pdf:The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law.About the Author The Associated Press (www.ap.org) is a not-for-profit news cooperative, providing coverage of news, sports, business, weather, entertainment, politics, and technology in text, audio, video, graphics, and photos to 15,000 news outlets worldwide. Distributed by satellite and the Internet to more than 120 nations, AP services daily reach more than one billion people. With headquarters in New York City, the AP has 241 bureaus worldwide and more than 3,500 employees. Read more

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Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines: The Pursuit of Excellence

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Pdf:Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines: The Pursuit of Excellence.From the Back Cover Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines: The Pursuit of Excellence, 6/e Edward Jay Friedlander, University of South Florida John Lee, University of Memphis   Using experience-driven advice and compelling articles from scores of newspaper and magazine writers, Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines shows how award-winning journalists achieve excellence and national recognition.   This text helps students cultivate vital journalistic skills with a thorough discussion about creating and refining article ideas, conducting research and interviews, writing, and navigating legal and ethical questions. Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines includes advice and examples from award-winning writers, 28 of whom have won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. World-class writing examples, extensive updates, and timely tips from some of America's best feature and magazine writers have made this the premier text in its field for more than two decades.   Features: Combines clear explanations of each step in the writing process with a wide range of stories from some of the country's best feature writers. Accompanies every writing example with a careful analysis of the author's writing technique. Provides biographies of award-winning journalists and case history comments and writing tips from the writers themselves. Includes coverage of the libel and privacy laws and ethical considerations important to every potential newspaper and magazine writer in search of true excellence.   New to this Edition: Features new excerpts from three Pulitzer Prize-winning feature articles, as well as interviews with their writers, to promote better writing by providing some of the best examples available. Includes a new National Magazine award-winner, a 2005 science essay from the Phi Beta Kappa magazine, and introduces “The Essay”—a writing form not previously discussed (Ch. 8). Examines the work of the first Hispanic Pulitzer Prize-winner to provide students with examples of the challenges of writing the same story in two languages (Ch. 7). Explains Internet-based multimedia techniques in feature and magazine writing to prepare students for converged newspapers and magazines by using the 2006 Pulitzer Prize-winner for feature writing (Ch. 7).   Read more

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When Words Collide: A Media Writer’s Guide to Grammar and Style (Wadsworth Series in Mass Communication and Journalism)

Pdf Reference When Words Collide: A Media Writer’s Guide to Grammar and Style (Wadsworth Series in Mass Communication and Journalism)

Pdf:When Words Collide: A Media Writer’s Guide to Grammar and Style (Wadsworth Series in Mass Communication and Journalism).Review 'Coverage of crucial grammar areas comprise the text's chief virtues as does its clear organization, which makes easy the navigating of tenets included.' Read more About the Author Lauren Kessler is professor and director of the Multimedia Journalism Master's Program at the University of Oregon as well as a national speaker, workshop leader, and founder and editor of ETUDE, the online magazine of narrative nonfiction. In addition, she is the author of three textbooks and seven works of narrative nonfiction, including MY TEENAGE WEREWOLF: A MOTHER, A DAUGHTER, A JOURNEY THROUGH THE THICKETS OF ADOLESCENCE, Pacific Northwest Book Award winner DANCING WITH ROSE (published in paperback as FINDING LIFE IN THE LAND OF ALZHEIMER'S), WASHINGTON POST bestseller CLEVER GIRL and LOS ANGELES TIMES bestseller THE HAPPY BOTTOM RIDING CLUB--which David Letterman, in fierce competition with Oprah, chose as the first (and only) book for the Dave Letterman Book Club. She appeared twice on his late-night show. She is also the author of Oregon Book Award winner STUBBORN TWIG, which was chosen as the book for all Oregon to read in honor of the state's 2009 sesquicentennial. Dr. Kessler's journalism has appeared in THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, LOS ANGELES TIMES MAGAZINE, O magazine, UTNE READER, THE NATION, newsweek.com and salon.com. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Dr. Kessler blogs at www.myteenagewerewolf.com.Find out more at www.laurenkessler.com Read more

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The Author Startup: A Radical Approach To Rapidly Writing and Self-Publishing Your Book On Amazon

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Pdf:The Author Startup: A Radical Approach To Rapidly Writing and Self-Publishing Your Book On Amazon.Review 'A PASSIONATE TEACHER FOR NEW WRITERS''Ray is passionate about teaching writers about quickly completing their manuscripts and launching them effectively. I would recommend his books to any writer, especially new writers who are trying to decide if they want to do self-publishing or not!'Ashley Emma, Author of multiple Best-Sellers including most recently Undercover Amish and Ashley's Amish Adventures series 'HE MANAGES TO SIMPLIFY COMPLEX IDEAS''What I love about Ray is that he manages to simplify complex ideas and turn these into easy processes. No matter what your current skill level is, Ray's relaxed teaching style will get you on top of things in no time.'Mimi Emmanuel, Bestselling Author of The Holy Grail of Book Launching and many others'RAY WRITES WITH CLARITY AND BREVITY''Ray's writing is able to get to the heart of the matter with clarity and brevity, and without losing an ounce of his passion. If excellence at an accelerated pace is your desire, Ray's your teacher.'Jim Molinelli, Bestselling Author of Remodel - Without Going Bonkers or Broke'SIMPLICITY IS BLISS''The process that the author describes in this book is designed to be lean and fast in guiding any writer especially new writers to quickly and effectively publish their books.'Elenah Kangara, Bestselling Author of Supernal Grace: Live Powerfully In Timeless And Boundless Success Read more

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Creating Short Fiction

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Pdf:Creating Short Fiction.Offers tips on choosing characters, locations, viewpoint, and style, developing an idea into a story, creating realisitic dialogue, and overcoming the technical problems of writing fiction

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Newsthinking: The Secret of Making Your Facts Fall into Place

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Pdf:Newsthinking: The Secret of Making Your Facts Fall into Place.From the Back Cover Written by an experienced editor and reporter, Newsthinking's unique approach to writing and real-world newsroom flavor combine to offer readers an exciting way to improve their newswriting. This book uses a brisk, conversational style to teach readers how to develop an individualized, more sophisticated organization routine for beginning the writing process. It is uniquely devoted to the writer's mental organization-the moments between the last scrawl in the reporter's notebook and the first stroke at the keyboard. Newsthinking brings years of experience and insight to readers and provides practical strategies for crafting great journalism. For beginning journalists, or anyone interested in improving their writing techniques. Read more

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The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law

Pdf Reference The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law

Pdf:The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law.Amazon.com Review Whether you're a student struggling through Composition 101 or a professional writer on a quest for perfection, The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law is always ready to fill the role of trusted advisor to your creative genius. Revised and updated in 2000, this version contains a 40-page section on media law, guides for punctuation and bibliographies, and specialized glossaries for business and sports writing, all in addition to its 280-page generalized stylebook. Within each section, entries are alphabetized, and searching for an answer is a fairly simple process. Tricky words--those that can be hyphenated (know-how) or not (jukebox), homonyms, nonstandard spellings (mo-ped)--are given their own short entries. Larger categories, such as religions, military titles, the Internet, and datelines, have multiple pages devoted to their explanations, but detail and clarity are brought nicely together in each listing. Many entries concern brand names and trademarks--never again will you question whetherpingpong or Ping-Pong should be used in the flier for your table-tennis tournament. While a few sections of this book--the ones concerning media law, photo captions, filing the wire, and proofreading marks--will most likely be used by professional and student journalists and editors, the majority of this book is an excellent tool for anyone who ever has to write for the public. Whether it's a newsletter for your badminton league, a training manual for your employees, or a press release detailing your company's quarterly earnings, this stylebook will help you turn out well-written copy that gains the approval of every English teacher you've ever had. --Jill Lightner Read more About the Author The Associated Press is the nation's largest news agency, serving more than 7,500 large and small newspapers, college papers, magazines, and broadcasters. It celebrated its sesquicentennial in 1998. Read more

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Writer's Digest Handbook of Short Story Writing (Vol 1)

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Pdf:Writer's Digest Handbook of Short Story Writing (Vol 1).Here's a collection of the most helpful articles from WRITER'S DIGEST magazine covering every aspect of short story writing. Every writer, from beginner to professional, will find guidance, encouragement, and answers to such concerns as how to make characters believable, developing dialogue, writer's block, viewpoint, the all-important use of conflict, and much more.

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Classic Wiley: A Lifetime of Punchers, Players, Punks and Prophets (THE GREAT AMERICAN SPORTSWRITER SERIES)

Pdf Reference Classic Wiley: A Lifetime of Punchers, Players, Punks and Prophets (THE GREAT AMERICAN SPORTSWRITER SERIES)

Pdf:Classic Wiley: A Lifetime of Punchers, Players, Punks and Prophets (THE GREAT AMERICAN SPORTSWRITER SERIES).About the Author Ralph Wiley was a weekly columnist for 'Page 2' on ESPN.com and a regular contributor to other ESPN productions. One of the original NFL Insiders on NBC, he also wrote articles for Sports Illustrated, Premiere, GQ, National Geographic, and many national newspapers. His books include Serenity: A Boxing Memoir and Why Black People Tend To Shout. He co-authored Born to Play with Eric Davis, Growing Up King with Dexter Scott King and the children of Martin Luther King Jr., and, with filmmaker Spike Lee, By Any Means Necessary: TheTrials and Tribulations of the Making of Malcolm X and Best Seat in the House. Ralph Wiley passed away on June 13, 2004, from heart failure at the age of 52. Read more

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Writing for Comics with Peter David

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Pdf:Writing for Comics with Peter David.From School Library Journal Adult/High School–Explaining that ideas are often not as important as their execution, David states, all stories can be boiled down to three fundamental conflicts: Man vs. Man; Man vs. Himself; and Man vs. Environment. He handles each aspect of the topic in a separate chapter that includes exercises. For example, Where Do They Get Those Crazy Ideas? has an exercise called What If? in which the author challenges budding writers to observe people in a public place and make up stories about them based on those observations. The exercise for Dialogue is Character Exploration, in which readers are invited to write diaries or correspondence in their characters' voices. The lessons are easy to digest and can be applied to any kind of writing. The book may not turn all readers into successful comic-book writers, but it will help them improve their work. Illustrations drawn from a variety of familiar comics maintain the mood and, for many readers, are the impetus for taking up the craft.–Dana Cobern-Kullman, Luther Burbank Middle School, Burbank, CA Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more

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The Best American Magazine Writing 2003

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Pdf:The Best American Magazine Writing 2003.About the Author The American Society of Magazine Editors is the professional organization for editors of consumer magazines and business publications that are edited, published and sold in the United States. It sponsors the National Magazine Awards in assosciation with the Columbia University School of Journalism. Read more

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Writing the Short Story: A Hands-On Program

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Pdf:Writing the Short Story: A Hands-On Program.The author here conducts an index card based ''workshop on paper'' - a programme founded on his successul Writer''s Digest magazine Blueprint series. Bickham guides readers through the steps needed to plan, organise, write and revise a short story.' Read more

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Writer's Digest Handbook Of Magazine Article Writing

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Pdf:Writer's Digest Handbook Of Magazine Article Writing.Presents a host of original material as well as articles taken from the pages of the best-selling Writer's Digest, providing coverage of such topics as finding the right magazine to submit one's work, composing a professional and eye-catching query letter, and maximizing one's chances for repeat assignments. Original.

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You Must Be This Tall to Ride: Contemporary Writers Take You Inside The Story

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Pdf:You Must Be This Tall to Ride: Contemporary Writers Take You Inside The Story.About the Author B.J. Hollars of Fort Wayne, Indiana is working on his MFA in writing at the University of Alabama where he has served as nonfiction editor and assistant fiction editor for Black Warrior Review. His short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Adirondack Review, Puerto del Sol, The Evansville Review, Memorious, and other literary journals. Read more

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Writing News for TV & Radio

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Pdf:Writing News for TV & Radio.This disk and book enable students to learn the basics on their own. These new teaching tools put students to work, but let them proceed at their own pace. And let them run - or stroll - through a series of exercises on screen. They can take these exercises whenever and as often as they wish. Each round of exercises is a learning experience. Students learn the Dos and Don'ts, Cans and Can'ts, Musts and Mustn'ts. They learn them and learn how to apply them with a relaxed approach.

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Build a Book to Build a Business: Discover the Power of Authority Marketing in 5 Easy Steps

Pdf Reference Build a Book to Build a Business: Discover the Power of Authority Marketing in 5 Easy Steps

Pdf:Build a Book to Build a Business: Discover the Power of Authority Marketing in 5 Easy Steps.As an aspiring or established entrepreneur, business owner or professional, you are an expert in your industry with a wealth of knowledge. To let the world know about it, you want to step up, stand out and use the most powerful promotional tool for your business - Publish Your Own BOOK. What a great idea!!! The bad news is, that most people make 3 Major Mistakes when writing and publishing their books, sabotaging their own great project. Learn how to AVOID these MISTAKES and write a Book that Builds your Business

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The Laidback Lifestyle (Anyone can have it): 'The Laidback Approach to Achieving More, Stressing Less, and Living The Awesome Life You Deserve.

Pdf Reference The Laidback Lifestyle (Anyone can have it): 'The Laidback Approach to Achieving More, Stressing Less, and Living The Awesome Life You Deserve.

Pdf:The Laidback Lifestyle (Anyone can have it): 'The Laidback Approach to Achieving More, Stressing Less, and Living The Awesome Life You Deserve..About the Author Alan McComas is a consultant, real estate investor and #1 Best Selling Author Alan is Vice President at SEI Engineers, Inc. in Powell, Oh. Alan is an engineering consultant with SEI by day and an entrepreneur by night. In his spare time he has built a real estate investing business that buys, fixes, flips and rents single family homes. Alan started his house buying business in 2009 to create additional streams of income. Since then he has been involved in over 100 house deals and has built a substantial portfolio of investment properties. Alan is an avid golfer and is best known by everyone around him for his great sense of humor. He’s just damn funny, easy to get along with and enjoyable to be around. He is committed to helping as many people as possible by sharing his thoughts and insights in his books about all aspects of life based on his personal and professional experiences. Read more

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Kids in Print: Publishing a School Newspaper, Second Edition

Pdf Reference Kids in Print: Publishing a School Newspaper, Second Edition

Pdf:Kids in Print: Publishing a School Newspaper, Second Edition.About the Author Mark Levin, a Certified Journalism Educator, has taught middle school, upper elementary school, and served as a K-8 specialist. After several years of publishing a newspaper with students, Mark Levin created the National Elementary Schools Press Association (NESPA), a national clearinghouse for all elementary and middle schools wishing to start or refine school newspapers. Mark received the Pioneer Award in 2001 from the National Scholastic Press Association for his outstanding contributions to scholastic journalism. Read more

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Free to Write: A Journalist Teaches Young Writers

Pdf Reference Free to Write: A Journalist Teaches Young Writers

Pdf:Free to Write: A Journalist Teaches Young Writers.About the Author ROY PETER CLARK teaches writing to professional journalists, to teachers, and to students of all ages at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has been an English Professor at Auburn University, a writing coach for the St. Petersburg Times, a reporter, feature writer, and critic. He has been involved since 1980 in Writers' Camp in Florida, a workshop for young writers and their teachers. Read more

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Associated Press Guide to Newswriting (Study Aids/On-the-Job Reference)

Pdf Reference Associated Press Guide to Newswriting (Study Aids/On-the-Job Reference)

Pdf:Associated Press Guide to Newswriting (Study Aids/On-the-Job Reference).From the Publisher This official guide, The Associated Press Guide to Newswriting, is recognized as the standard professional resource for both novice and experienced news writers. Read more About the Author Rene J. Cappon is the General News Editor of the Associated Press, the oldest and largest news orgnanization in the world, serving as a source of news, photos, graphics, audio and video for more than one billion people a day. Read more

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Story and Structure

Pdf Reference Story and Structure

Pdf:Story and Structure.excellent condition inside of the paperback book; pages are clean and bright; binding is tight; the spine is intact and uncreased; light wear on the cover; very light age-tanning on the flyleaves; 562 pages; eighth edition 1993; published by Harcourt Brace College(J-15) Read more

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Queries & Submissions (Elements of Article Writing)

Pdf Reference Queries & Submissions (Elements of Article Writing)

Pdf:Queries & Submissions (Elements of Article Writing).Let Thomas Clark, editor of Writer's Digest magazine, show you how to command attention, land a sale, comport yourself as a professional writer. Read Queries & Submissions and discover how to format professional-looking query letters, cover letters and manuscripts; how to fulfill every editor's demand: Know Your Target Magazine!; tips on crafting dynamic, compelling opening paragraphs that will grab an editor's attention; real-life examples - query letters that sold articles; how to use photocopies of your published articles to help your chances - and how to avoid having this backfire; how to get an editor to trust your experience - even if you've never sold an article before; easy techniques for brainstorming article ideas; when you don't need to send a query letter first; when you can break the "No Phone Queries!" rule; how to send out multiple ideas on the same topic - without making simultaneous submissions; tips for deciding how much detail to put into your letter; and how to sell your articles again and again.

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Melvin Mencher's News Reporting and Writing

Pdf Reference Melvin Mencher's News Reporting and Writing

Pdf:Melvin Mencher's News Reporting and Writing.About the Author Melvin Mencher is an experienced journalist who became a journalism instructor. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, has written extensively for many publications and taught at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University for 28 years. Read more

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Guidebook To Better Medical Writing

Pdf Reference Guidebook To Better Medical Writing

Pdf:Guidebook To Better Medical Writing.From the Publisher This is a quality paperback book of 202 pages, illustrated, with an index. Shortly after it was marketed in early 1998, sales to practicing physicians, medical school faculty, residents, medical school students, researchers, pharmacists, nurses, medical writers and others in the biomedical sciences exceeded 5,200 copies. A Japanese-language version of the book is marketed by Medical View, Inc, of Tokyo under the title 12 Steps to Better Medical Papers. Read more From the Back Cover Guidebook To Better Medical Writing. For everyone in the biomedical sciences who wants to write better and get more writing done. Look for these features inside: How to Recognize the Seven Causes of Poor Writing; The Twelve Most Powerful Words You Can Use, and Why; Three First Steps in Selecting the Right Journal for Your Paper; Ten Questions to Be Sure It is the Right Journal; How to Work with Journal Editors and Manuscript Reviewers; Examples of Letters: Requesting Permission to Use Copyrighted Material; Requesting Permission to Use Patient Photographs; to Submit Manuscripts to Editors; to Respond to Reviewers' Criticisms; More. About the Author: Robert L. Iles is the author, coauthor or editor of more than 100 articles published in such journals as Heart Disease & Stroke, The New England Journal of Medicine and The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. As a teacher of writing, he has conducted seminars for faculty and students at Emory University Cardiology Department; The University of Texas, Austin, School of Medicine, and Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, among others. Mr Iles is a Fellow of the American Medical Writers Association, and is the author of several published short stories. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Web of Stories, A: An Introduction to Short Fiction

Pdf Reference Web of Stories, A: An Introduction to Short Fiction

Pdf:Web of Stories, A: An Introduction to Short Fiction.From the Back Cover This wonderful book is an anthology for introduction to fiction courses that offers a wide-ranging, fresh collection of stories. The book is a chronological organization with casebooks scattered throughout providing literary, cultural, and biographical information; and introductory chapters that are more accessible and student-oriented than anything comparable in a competing book. The book outlines the history of the short story, from its origins outside and within Europe, integrating a world perspective that includes the evolution of the modern story from its folk origins. For anyone interested in Short Stories or Creative Writing with an emphasis on fiction. Read more

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The Associated Press Stylebook 2009 (Associated Press Stylebook & Briefing on Media Law)

Pdf Reference The Associated Press Stylebook 2009 (Associated Press Stylebook & Briefing on Media Law)

Pdf:The Associated Press Stylebook 2009 (Associated Press Stylebook & Briefing on Media Law).About the Author The Associated Press (www.ap.org) is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP. Read more

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Best Newspaper Writing 2001

Pdf Reference Best Newspaper Writing 2001

Pdf:Best Newspaper Writing 2001.Best Newspaper Writing 2001 celebrates the winners of the American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Awards including the Jesse Laventhol Prizes, created to honor deadline reporting. It features Community Service Photojournalism awards on a companion CD-ROM.

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Writing for Magazines: A Beginner's Guide

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Pdf:Writing for Magazines: A Beginner's Guide.A practical introduction to what a magazine writer does. The book explores the best magazines for beginning writers, how to get ideas, finding the time to write, setting goals, how to defeat writer's block, and more. The author gives you examples of effective magazine articles, covers the basics of grammar and style, and provides "Jumpstart" exercises to get a writer going.

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Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines: The Pursuit of Excellence (4th Edition)

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Pdf:Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines: The Pursuit of Excellence (4th Edition).Incorporating advice and articles from fifty nationally recognized newspaper and magazine writers, Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines explains and illustrates how today's best journalists achieve excellence. The Fourth Edition includes new articles written by and about minorities, as well as updated references dealing with the legal and ethical issues that writers face. Read more

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Newsletter Sourcebook

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Pdf:Newsletter Sourcebook.Offers tips and techniques for creating newsletters, including high-impact text, visuals and captions, using color and imaging, and posting newsletters on the Web

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Daily Guided Writing

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Pdf:Daily Guided Writing."A wealth of ideas and practical suggestions for modeling writing helps you incorporate daily writing in meaningful ways-through daily news/morning message, experience stories, and journal writing. Plus ""story starters"" help even the most reluctant writers"

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Writing Opinion for Impact

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Pdf:Writing Opinion for Impact.An authoritative guide on how to express opinion effectively in print, in order to write editorials, criticism, analysis, interpretation, advertising, public relations communications, and other types of subjective material. Read more

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Writer's Digest Handbook of Magazine Article Writing

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Pdf:Writer's Digest Handbook of Magazine Article Writing.Amazon.com Review Finding success peddling words to magazines doesn't have to begin as a starving-artist-in-the-garret existence of firing ignorant queries into the void and counting on raw talent and blind luck to see you through. Jean Fredette's handbook should be up there with the dictionary and thesaurus for any would-be feature writer. With 33 experts sharing advice on everything from killer queries to manuscript mechanics and resell etiquette, the Handbook of Magazine Article Writing is a far better choice than one of those how-to-be-a-writer seminars, and has more valuable information on hand at a better price. Read more

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The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

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Pdf:The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition.From the Back Cover Some acclaim for previous editions: 'Buy it, study it, enjoy it. It's as timeless as a book can be in our age of volubility.' — The New York Times 'No book in shorter space, with fewer words, will help any writer more than this persistent little volume.' — The Boston Globe 'White is one of the best stylists and most lucid minds in this country. What he says and his way of saying it are equally rewarding.' — The Wall Street Journal 'The book remains a nonpareil: direct, correct, and delightful.' — The New Yorker '. . . Should be the daily companion of anyone who writes for a living, and for that matter, anyone who writes at all.' — Greensboro (N.C.) Daily News 'This excellent book, which should go off to college with every freshman, is recognized as the best book of its kind we have.' — St. Paul Dispatch – Pioneer Press 'It's hard to imagine an engineer or a manager who doesn't need to express himself in English prose as part of his job. It's also hard to imagine a writer who will not be improved by a liberal application of The Elements of Style.' — Telephone Engineer & Management Read more About the Author William Strunk, Jr. first used his own book, The Elements of Style, in 1919 for his English 8 course at Cornell University. The book was published in 1935 by Oliver Strunk. E. B. White was a student in Professor Strunk's class at Cornell, and used 'the little book' for himself. Commissioned by Macmillan to revise Strunk's book, White edited the 1959 and 1972 editions of The Elements of Style. Read more

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The Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing and Thinking

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Pdf:The Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing and Thinking.The World Belongs To Those Who Read! Nice clean copy. Ships quick from Amazon! Qualifies for Prime Shipping and FREE standard shipping. Maybe marginal writing or highlighting, good clean copy. 100% Customer satisfaction Guaranteed! Read more

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Essentials of Business Communication (with Premium Website, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card)

Pdf Reference Essentials of Business Communication (with Premium Website, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card)

Pdf:Essentials of Business Communication (with Premium Website, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card).About the Author A dedicated professional, Mary Ellen Guffey has taught business communication and business English topics for more than 35 years. She received a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Bowling Green State University; a master's degree from the University of Illinois; and a doctorate in business and economic education from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has taught at the University of Illinois, Santa Monica College and Los Angeles Pierce College. Now recognized as the world's leading business communication textbook author, Dr. Guffey is the founding author of three award-winning textbooks: BUSINESS COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRODUCT, ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION and BUSINESS ENGLISH. Each updated book continues to lead its market and, together, these books have helped hundreds of thousands of students around the world develop language skills. Dr. Guffey serves on the review boards of the Business and Professional Communication Quarterly and the Journal of Business Communication, publications of the Association for Business Communication. She also participates in national meetings, sponsors business communication awards and is committed to promoting excellence in business communication pedagogy and the development of student writing skills. Read more

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Dictionary of the Strange, Curious & Lovely

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Pdf:Dictionary of the Strange, Curious & Lovely.A dictionary of English's 3500 most interesting and/or beautiful words. Learn unusual but useful and lovely English words such as chiliad, chirm, circumcrescent, delphian, petrichor, psithurisim, squillion and tourbillion. Words that sound cool and have interesting definitions. A perfect gift for word lovers, writers, college students, and all who enjoy learning and appreciating more of the English language. Includes some poetical quotes showing usage and select etymologies. Weird words, unusual words, interesting words, obscure vocabulary - that lovely fringe of English whose words you most want to enjoy and share.

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Technical Communication: Process and Product, MLA Update (9th Edition)

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Pdf:Technical Communication: Process and Product, MLA Update (9th Edition).About the Author Sharon J. Gerson and Steven M. Gerso n are dedicated career professionals who have a combined total of over 80 years teaching experience at the college and university level. They have taught technical writing, business writing, professional writing, and technical communication to thousands of students, attended and presented at dozens of conferences, written numerous articles, and published several textbooks, includingTechnical Writing: Process and Product (Ninth Edition), Professional Communication in the Digital Workplace, The Red Bridge Reader (Third Edition, co-authored by Kin Norman), Writing That Works: A Teacher’s Guide to Technical Writing (Second Edition), Workplace Communication: Process and Product, and Workplace Writing: Planning, Packaging, and Perfecting Communication.    In addition to their academic work, Sharon and Steve are involved in business and industry through their business, Steve Gerson Consulting. In this business, they have worked for companies such as Sprint, AlliedSignal—Honeywell, General Electric, JCPenney, Avon, the Missouri Department of Transportation, H&R Block, Mid America Regional Council, and Commerce Bank.  Their work for these businesses includes writing, editing, and proofreading many different types of technical documents, such as proposals, marketing collateral, reports, and instructions. Steve also has presented hundreds of hands-on workshops on technical/business writing, business grammar in the workplace, oral presentations in the workplace, and business etiquette.  Over 10,000 business and governmental employees have benefited from these workshops. For the past decade, Steve has worked closely with K—12 teachers. He has presented many well-attended, interactive workshops to give teachers useful tips about technical writing in the classroom. Both Steve and Sharon have been awarded for teaching excellence and are listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Steve is a Society for Technical Communication Fellow and won that organization's prestigious Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication in 2016.  In 2003, Steve was named Kansas Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education. Their wealth of experience and knowledge has been gathered for you in the Ninth Edition of  Technical Communication: Process and Product. Read more

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The Craft of Research, Third Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

Pdf Reference The Craft of Research, Third Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

Pdf:The Craft of Research, Third Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing).Review “A well-constructed, articulate reminder of how important fundamental questions of style and approach, such as clarity and precision, are to all research.”—Times Literary Supplement (Times Literary Supplement)“An easy-to-read guide with helpful hints for almost anyone who puts words to paper.”—San Francisco Bay Guardian (San Francisco Bay Guardian)“Accessible, readable and jargon-free. . . . The Craft of Research pays close attention to readers’ needs and anxieties.”—Teaching in Higher Education (Teaching in Higher Education) Read more About the Author Wayne C. Booth (1921–2005) was the George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago.  His many books include The Rhetoric of Fiction and For the Love of It: Amateuring and Its Rivals, both published by the University of Chicago Press. Gregory G. Colomb is professor of English language and literature at the University of Virginia.  He is the author of Designs on Truth: The Poetics of the Augustan Mock-Epic. Joseph M. Williams is professor emeritus in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Style: Toward Clarity and Grace. Together Colomb and Williams have written The Craft of Argument. Booth, Colomb, and Williams coedited the seventh edition of Kate L. Turabian’s A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Read more

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Writing that Works: Communicating Effectively on the Job

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Pdf:Writing that Works: Communicating Effectively on the Job.Countless real-world model documents contextualized by clear rhetorical instruction and a focus on professional ethics make Writing That Works the foundational standard for professional writing. More than ever, this streamlined twelfth edition reflects the role of technology in the office and the classroom, showcasing the most current types of business documents online and in print, providing succinct guidelines on selecting the appropriate medium for your document, communication, or presentation, and giving advice on landing and keeping a job in today’s economy. Now also available as an e-book, Writing that Works offers robust but accessible coverage at an affordable price.

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Technical Communication

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Pdf:Technical Communication.Through clear advice and an accessible visual design, Mike Markel¦s Technical Communication models the principles it teaches, offering practical strategies that students can put to use right away. Using a student-friendly voice, Mike Mark

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Writing That Works: Communicating Effectively on the Job

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Pdf:Writing That Works: Communicating Effectively on the Job.About the Author Walter E. Oliu served as chief of the Publishing Services Branch at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where he managed the agency s printing, graphics, editing, and publishing programs. He also developed the public-access standards for and managed daily operations of the agency s public Web site. He has taught at Miami University of Ohio, Slippery Rock State University, and as an adjunct faculty member at Montgomery College and George Mason University. His books include Writing That Works, Tenth Edition (reprinted chapters appear in Kevin J. Harty s Strategies for Business and Technical Writing, Fifth Edition, and Brenda D. Smith and Laura C. Headley s The Lifelong Reader, Second Edition); The Handbook of Technical Writing, Ninth Edition; The Business Writer s Handbook, Ninth eEdition (Fortune and Book-of-the-Month Club selections); The Business Writer s Companion, Sixth Edition; The Technical Writer s Companion, Third Edition; Writing from A-Z, Fifth Edition; and The Professional Writer. Charles T. Brusaw was a faculty member at NCR Corporation's Management College, where he developed and taught courses in professional writing, editing, and presentation skills for the corporation worldwide. Previously, he worked in advertising, technical writing, public relations, and curriculum development. He has been a communications consultant, an invited speaker at academic conferences, and a teacher of business writing at Sinclair Community College.Gerald J. Alred is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he teaches courses in the Professional Writing Program. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and several standard bibliographies on business and technical communication, and is a founding member of the editorial board of the Journal of Business and Technical Communication. He is co-author of The Business Writer's Handbook and Handbook of Technical Writing. He is a recipient of the prestigious Jay R. Gould Award for 'profound scholarly and textbook contributions to the teaching of business and technical writing.' ' Read more

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The Scientist's Guide to Writing: How to Write More Easily and Effectively throughout Your Scientific Career

Pdf Reference The Scientist's Guide to Writing: How to Write More Easily and Effectively throughout Your Scientific Career

Pdf:The Scientist's Guide to Writing: How to Write More Easily and Effectively throughout Your Scientific Career.Review 'Heard provides a well-written, useful guide across the various scientific specialties, emphasizing the need to create a paper that clearly reflects the goal of the writer and also has literary merit.' (Choice)'In an accessible, informal tone, this book explains essential techniques that students, postdoctoral researches, and early career scientists need to write more clearly, efficiently, and easily.' (Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin)'Heard's book is both a delight to read and highly informative. . . . The Scientist’s Guide to Writing meets with my approval, strongly. I recommend Stephen Heard’s book to anyone, not just to scientists who choose to improve their academic writing.'---Stephen K. Donovan, Journal of Scholarly Publishing'Through engaging writing and practical writing advice, Beard attempts to guide the young science professional through the writing process to avoid common pitfalls. . . . Highly recommended, especially for academic libraries supporting applied sciences and research-heavy programs.'---Megan W. Lowe, ARBA Online'This book does a great job of providing readers with the tools needed to make writing easier and more effective by focusing on the process and developing the habit of writing. As a consequence, this is a great guide for graduate students, and will also be helpful to scientists who are looking for ways to improve their writing, and get more of it done.'---Dianna K. Padilla, Quarterly Review of Biology'A tremendous resource for new science writers. Heard writes so that you want to keep reading, which of course is the skill he's teaching in this book. The Scientist's Guide to Writing is carefully considered, engaging, and full of useful ideas.'―Mikaela Huntzinger, coauthor of How to Do Ecology: A Concise Handbook'Delightfully informative. Heard covers nearly every circumstance in which a scientist may need to write―from preparing a scientific paper for publication, to preparing a grant application, to responding to reviewers. This book is a gold mine of useful guidelines and good advice.'―Mark P. Silverman, author of A Certain Uncertainty: Nature's Random Ways'Writing skills are vital for scientists, contrary to persistent myths among some undergraduates. Stephen Heard has produced a helpful, tightly written guide that will help many in their quest to communicate their research elegantly.'―Jeremy T. Kerr, University of Ottawa Read more From the Back Cover 'A tremendous resource for new science writers. Heard writes so that you want to keep reading, which of course is the skill he's teaching in this book. The Scientist's Guide to Writing is carefully considered, engaging, and full of useful ideas.'--Mikaela Huntzinger, coauthor of How to Do Ecology: A Concise Handbook'Delightfully informative. Heard covers nearly every circumstance in which a scientist may need to write--from preparing a scientific paper for publication, to preparing a grant application, to responding to reviewers. This book is a gold mine of useful guidelines and good advice.'--Mark P. Silverman, author of A Certain Uncertainty: Nature's Random Ways'Writing skills are vital for scientists, contrary to persistent myths among some undergraduates. Stephen Heard has produced a helpful, tightly written guide that will help many in their quest to communicate their research elegantly.'--Jeremy T. Kerr, University of Ottawa Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Above the Fold: Understanding the Principles of Successful Web Site Design

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Pdf:Above the Fold: Understanding the Principles of Successful Web Site Design.This is a different kind of web design book. Above the Fold is not about timely design or technology trends; instead, this book is about the timeless fundamentals of effective communication within the context of web design. It is intended to help you, the reader, understand the considerations that web designers make when developing successful websites.Above the Fold is divided into three sections:Design & TypographyPlanning & UsabilityBusiness Value Each section represents a phase in the continuous cycle of web design. It's the balance among design, usability, and return on investment that makes a website truly great.Topics covered in Above the Fold include:What makes web design uniqueThe history of web designAnatomy of a web pageWhite space and grid use in web designThe elements of web design: color, texture, imagery, scale, depth, animation, and variabilityWeb typography, including web-safe type, images of type, and font replacement and embeddingWeb project planningInformation architecture, including site maps, wireframes, and user flow diagramsThe elements of usability: navigation, breadcrumbs, links, search, submission forms, and error messagingSearch engine optimizationOnline marketing, including banner ads, viral and social marketing, on-site marketing, and email marketingWeb statistics and analysis

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The Essentials of Technical Communication

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Pdf:The Essentials of Technical Communication.Review 'I love teaching with previous versions of The Essentials of Technical Communication. 'The new edition promises to be even better, because it provides important and relevant updates to content, examples, and case studies.'--Kara Poe Alexander, Baylor University'This textbook is one of the best concise treatments of technical communication available.'--Dan Jones, University of Central Florida'This text includes everything that I see as essential in a technical writing book. It's small in size but comprehensive in scope, concise but with sufficient details and examples.'--Peter Dorman, Central Virginia Community College'I loved teaching with previous versions of The Essentials of Technical Communication. The new edition promises to be even better, because it provides important and relevant updates to content, examples, and case studies.'--Kara Poe Alexander, Baylor University 'This textbook is one of the best concise treatments of technical communication available.'--Dan Jones, University of Central Florida 'This text includes everything that I see as essential in a technical writing book. It's small in size but comprehensive in scope, concise but with sufficient details and examples.'--Peter Dorman, Central Virginia Community College 'I loved teaching with previous versions of The Essentials of Technical Communication. The new edition promises to be even better, because it provides important and relevant updates to content, examples, and case studies.'--Kara Poe Alexander, Baylor University 'This textbook is one of the best concise treatments of technical communication available.'--Dan Jones, University of Central Florida 'This text includes everything that I see as essential in a technical writing book. It's small in size but comprehensive in scope, concise but with sufficient details and examples.'--Peter Dorman, Central Virginia Community College Read more About the Author About the AuthorsElizabeth Tebeaux is Professor of English at Texas A&M University.Sam Dragga is Professor of Technical Communication at Texas Tech University Read more

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Professional and Technical Writing Strategies: Communicating in Technology and Science (6th Edition)

Pdf Reference Professional and Technical Writing Strategies: Communicating in Technology and Science (6th Edition)

Pdf:Professional and Technical Writing Strategies: Communicating in Technology and Science (6th Edition).From the Back Cover The sixth edition of this successful text is suitable for college and university students at any level. The materials have been tested in academic classes and in training workshops in a variety of businesses and technical industries. The author includes writing samples from students and professionals that illustrate actual writing demands in a cross-section of career fields: architecture, aviation, business, computer sciences, ecology, engineering, fire science, insurance, landscape technology, manufacturing, medicine and dentistry, nursing and paramedical fields, pest control technology, real estate, and all of the sciences. Each chapter begins with a list of skills to be acquired and ends with a checklist to be used with the end-of-chapter exercises and writing projects offering individual and collaborative writing options. New to the Sixth Edition: New — Chapter 16 on producing fliers, brochures, and newsletters New — 31 illustrative figures and page design options New — Exercises and writing options throughout Expanded discussion of global audience concerns Expanded coverage of speakers of English as a second language and multicultural concerns Expanded coverage of document designs Updated chapter on accessing information, including interview techniques Reorganized section on The Technical Strategies with expansion of Producing Manuals and Product Support Items Expanded chapter on website design and management Companion Website: Book-specific features include online quizzes with coaching and instant scoring, essay questions that test students' critical thinking skills, and web links to online resources. Visit www.prenhall.com/vanalstyne OneKey: Your one-stop source for distance learning materials, including Blackboard and WebCT courses. Read more About the Author Judith S. VanAlstyne taught English courses at Broward Community College for thirty years and was an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University. She has served as an industry technical communications consultant and conducted technical-writing workshops and seminars throughout three South Florida counties. Ms. VanAlstyne initiated the Technical Writing Curriculum and Certificate Program at Broward Community College. She has authored numerous graphic design texts, instructional videos for technical writing, and technical workshop/seminar workbooks. In addition to teaching expository writing, creative writing, technical-writing, and literature courses, she introduced the technical-writing course curriculum to a private college in Malaysia. She has also published literary criticism, travel articles, and poetry. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Writing for Publication in Nursing

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Pdf:Writing for Publication in Nursing.Designated a Doody's Core Title!“Writing for publication is essential for disseminating nursing knowledge, and this book will surely prepare budding authors and serve as a resource for experienced authors. It is a great reference for authors at all levels." Score: 100, Five Stars--Doody's Medical ReviewsThis in-depth resource on writing for nurses―clinicians, graduate students, researchers, and faculty―guides users through the entire process of writing evidence-based research papers and journal articles, disseminating clinical project findings and innovations, and preparing manuscripts for publication. The completely updated fourth edition expands the content on conducting and writing systematic, integrative, and literature reviews; disseminating evidence and writing papers on clinical topics; and reporting quality-improvement studies. It provides new examples of excellent writing from a varied selection of nursing journals. Woven throughout is an explanation of current writing guidelines for research such as CONSORT and PRISMA. Also included are electronic versions of useful forms and updated web resources relevant to each chapter.Chapters feature helpful tables, figures, and illustrations; learner exercises to guide development of competencies; and discussion topics designed to address the variety of challenges posed when writing for publication. The print version of the book includes searchable digital access to entire contents.New to the Fourth Edition:Updated chapters and new examples from a wide variety of nursing journalsExpanded content on conducting and writing systematic, integrative, and literature reviewsGuidelines for reporting different types of researchCriteria for evaluating the quality of a nursing journal and avoiding predatory journalsExamination of open-access journal marketsStrategies for interprofessional collaborationUpdated content on quality-improvement reportingTips to avoid plagiarismGuidance on writing case studies, case reports, policy papers, and articlesExpanded discussion and examples of searchable databasesElectronic versions of useful formsUpdated web resources in each chapter and in an appendixKey Features:Takes the reader step by step through the entire process of writing for publicationCovers conducting and writing a literature review and writing research, review, quality-improvement, evidencebased practice, and clinical practice articlesDelivers strategies for writing all types of journal articles, chapters, books, and other forms of writingIncludes tips for turning dissertations, DNP projects, and course assignments into manuscriptsDetails the submission, editorial review, and publication processesIncludes a module for online courses in each chapterIncludes Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoints, and sample syllabus

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A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology

Pdf Reference A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology

Pdf:A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology.About the Author Karin Knisely is Lab Director of Core Course Biology at Bucknell University. She earned a B.S. in Biology from Bucknell, (where she was a three-sport athlete and is now enshrined in the Athletics Hall of Fame) and an M.S. in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire. She then completed a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) fellowship at the University of Konstanz (the German equivalent of a Fulbright fellowship). Bilingual in German and English, she sometimes works, outside of the academic year, as a freelance translator. Read more

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BUGS in Writing, Revised Edition: A Guide to Debugging Your Prose (2nd Edition)

Pdf Reference BUGS in Writing, Revised Edition: A Guide to Debugging Your Prose (2nd Edition)

Pdf:BUGS in Writing, Revised Edition: A Guide to Debugging Your Prose (2nd Edition).From Library Journal Dupre's clear advice, presented with a sense of fun, may benefit anyone who writes. However, it is geared to technical and academic writers who usually understand their material but are not so skilled at passing along that understanding. Many of her examples show ways to use computer terminology wisely, but this is more, and better, than the much-touted Wired Style (LJ 10/1/96), offering not just definitions but broad advice. This would be a great supplementary text for any course in technical writing. For all academic collections.Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more From the Publisher BUGS in Writing, may be the first book on writing that people read for sheer fun. Developed for anyone who writes and who works with computers, including computer and other scientists, students, professors, business people, programmers and technical writers. Rather than subjecting yourself to the pain and tedium of wading through a reference book on English grammar, pick up BUGS; you will soon find yourself browsing amusing and interesting material. While you are enjoying yourself, you will be tuning your ear: You will soon find that you are writing lucid prose that communicates your ideas. 'If technical writing isn't your principal activity, but you find yourself doing a lot of it, you should read this book.'- IEEE Micro 'The Quality of scientific and technical writing would increase considerably if this book were required reading for all authors.'- The Mathematica Journal 'You can borrow my dictionary or steal my thesaurus. Just stay away from my copy of BUGS.'- Patrick Henry Winston, MIT 'This book will help me/you/we a lot/immensely.'- Martin Griss, Laboratory Scientist, Hewlett Packard Laboratories Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing

Pdf Reference The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing

Pdf:The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing.Every complex product needs to be explained to its users, and technical writers, also known as technical communicators, are the ones who do that job. A growing field, technical writing requires multiple skills, including an understanding of technology, writing ability, and great people skills. Whether you're thinking of becoming a technical writer, just starting out, or you've been working for a while and feel the need to take your skills to the next level, The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing can help you be a successful technical writer and build a satisfying career. Inside the Book Is This Job for Me? What does it take to be a technical writer? Building the Foundation: What skills and tools do you need to get started? The Best Laid Plans: How do you create a schedule that won't make you go crazy? How do you manage different development processes, including Agile methodologies? On the Job: What does it take to walk into a job and be productive right away? The Tech Writer's Toolkit: How do you create style guides, indexes, templates and layouts? How do you manage localization and translation and all the other non-writing parts of the job? I Love My Job: How do you handle the ups and downs of being a technical writer? Appendixes: References to websites, books, and other resources to keep you learning. The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing builds on Van Laan's previous book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Technical Writing, but is significantly rewritten, extended, and brought up to date. About the Author Krista Van Laan has worked in, managed, and built from the ground up multi-level Technical Publications and User Experience departments in telecommunications, consumer software and hardware, enterprise software and services, and Internet companies, both in the United States and internationally. She is co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Technical Writing. Krista is currently the Director of User Experience at a Silicon Valley enterprise.

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10 Steps to Successful Business Writing

Pdf Reference 10 Steps to Successful Business Writing

Pdf:10 Steps to Successful Business Writing.Review  “10 steps? There should be an 11th step: Reading this book!” —Terence Reilly Chief Marketing Officer, Crocs   “10 Steps to Successful Business Writing is a succinct and practical approach to effective business writing that is certain to improve your writing skills and can be applied to a wide range of business practices.” —Bernie Rosenstein Senior Vice President, Finance, HBO   “Jack Appleman’s 10 Steps to Successful Business Writing is perfectly aligned with today's business practices and needs. It is an excellent resource, and an enormously helpful business writing guide.” —Courtland L. Hines Senior Manager, Johnson & Johnson Read more About the Author Full Bio: Jack Appleman, prominent writing instructor, coach, and author, is committed to helping individuals achieve better results with their writing. He is driven by the belief that everyone can significantly improve their text by following a series of straightforward steps. His workshops, webinars, and coaching sessions have helped thousands of working professionals become more confident and proficient writers.As principal of the Monroe, New York-based Successful Business Writing, Jack brings more than 25 years' experience as a corporate trainer, professor, and public relations professional. He has been a frequent speaker and has published several articles on the importance of good writing.In 2015, Jack received the Charles T. Morgan Award for lifetime excellence in corporate training from the Association for Talent Development's Northern New Jersey chapter. A professor since 2001, he teaches technical writing at Southern New Hampshire University. He received the accreditation in public relations (APR) certification from the Public Relations Society of America and the Certified Business Communicator (CBC) designation from the Business Marketing Association.Jack earned his BA in communication from Ohio State University and his MS in journalism from Ohio University. He is also studying for his PhD in organizational communication at the State University of New York at Albany.Short Bio: Jack E. Appleman is a prominent writing instructor, coach, and author and principal of Successful Business Writing. He brings more than 25 years' experience to helping individuals achieve better results with their writing. His workshops, webinars, and coaching sessions have helped thousands of working professionals become more confident and proficient writers. Read more

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Delete a Kindle Book - How to remove Kindle Books: The ultimate guide to remove a Kindle Book from the library. PLUS FREE HOW TO CANCEL UNLIMITED SUBSCRIPTION (Kindle Utility 3)

Pdf Reference Delete a Kindle Book - How to  remove  Kindle Books: The ultimate guide to remove a Kindle Book from the library.  PLUS FREE HOW TO CANCEL UNLIMITED SUBSCRIPTION (Kindle Utility 3)

Pdf:Delete a Kindle Book - How to remove Kindle Books: The ultimate guide to remove a Kindle Book from the library. PLUS FREE HOW TO CANCEL UNLIMITED SUBSCRIPTION (Kindle Utility 3).The easy way to remove a book from Kindle. The ultimate guide How To Delete a Book from Kindel Library.You will learn how to delete the old books from your Kindle. All the steps are supported by the screenshotRead it NowThis is useful for whom is looking for:how to delete books from my kindle libraryhow to delete books from my kindle how to delete books delete books from kindleremove books from kindle remove books from my kindle library

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Practical Strategies for Technical Communication

Pdf Reference Practical Strategies for Technical Communication

Pdf:Practical Strategies for Technical Communication.About the Author Mike Markel was director of technical communication at Boise State University, where he taught both undergraduate and graduate courses. The former editor of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, he is the author of numerous articles and six books about technical communication, including Ethics and Technical Communication: A Critique and Synthesis. His latest book is The Reveal, a mystery. Read more

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Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition

Pdf Reference Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition

Pdf:Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition.From the Back Cover Named by FORTUNE Magazine as a 'Must-Read' 'Jerry Weissman makes the challenge of producing and delivering effective presentations delightfully simple. Read it and benefit!'Tim Koogle,Founding CEO, Yahoo! “A great read for all of us who have ever struggled with any aspect of our public speaking skills. Presenting to Win contains the same timeless techniques that helped me [18] years ago.Jeff Raikes, former President, Microsoft Business Division, Microsoft Corporation, and CEO, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation “Jerry is The Man when it comes to making great pitches. If your pitch doesn't get a whole lot better after reading this book, something is wrong with you.Guy Kawasaki, Managing Director and Chairman, Garage Technology Ventures, and bestselling author of The Art of the Start “Presenting to Win is the shortest path to applause for any presenter. It will be your bible for the PowerPoint Age. It's loaded with easy actions and real examples that really work. I've used them. I know.Scott Cook, Founder, Intuit Thirty million presentations will be given today. Millions will fail. Millions more will be received with yawns. A rare few will establish the most profound connection, in which presenter and audience understand each other perfectly...iscover common ground...and, together, decide to act. In this fully updated edition, Jerry Weissman, the world's #1 presentation consultant, shows how to connect with even the toughest, most high-level audiences...and move them to action! He teaches presenters of all kinds how to dump those PowerPoint templates once and for all and tell compelling stories that focus on what's in it for the audience. Weissman's techniques have proven themselves with billions of dollars on the line. Thousands of his elite clients have already mastered them. Now it's your turn! •   What you must do to tell your story     Focus before Flow: identifying your real goals and message •   The power of the WIIFY: What's In It For You     Staying focused on what your audience really wants •   Capture your audience in 90 seconds...and never let go!     Opening Gambits and compelling linkages •   Master the art of online Web conferencing     Connecting with your invisible audience •   From brainstorming through delivery     Crafting the Power Presentation, one step at a time    Read more About the Author Jerry Weissman, the world’s #1 corporate presentations coach, founded and leads Power Presentations, Ltd. in Foster City, California. His private clients include executives at hundreds of the world’s top companies, including Yahoo!, Intel, Cisco Systems, Intuit, Dolby Laboratories, and Microsoft.   Weissman coached Cisco executives before their immensely successful IPO road show. Afterward, the firm’s chairman attributed at least two to three dollars of Cisco’s offering price to Weissman’s work. Since then, he has prepared executives for more than 500 IPO road shows, helping them raise hundreds of billions of dollars. His techniques have helped another 500 firms develop and deliver their mission-critical business presentations.   Weissman is the author of the global bestseller Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story (Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2003); In the Line of Fire (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005) and its companion DVD, In the Line of Fire: An Interactive Guide to Handling Tough Questions (www.powerltd.com); and The Power Presenter: Technique, Style, and Strategy from America’s Top Speaking Coach.   Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Write It Up: Practical Strategies for Writing and Publishing Journal Articles (APA Lifetools: Books for the General Public)

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Pdf:Write It Up: Practical Strategies for Writing and Publishing Journal Articles (APA Lifetools: Books for the General Public).Review From practical advice on grammar to tips, tricks, and common pitfalls when co-authoring papers, Write it Up is an absolute must-have for any scientific or academic seeking to build their reputation through published journal articles. --Midwest Book ReviewIts reasonable price, logical organization, and practical suggestions make it a reference that anyone who wants to have a better understanding of how to get articles published in their journal of choice might benefit from owning. --PsycCRITIQUESThe discussion is so well rounded, topical, and useful for one s career, this book should be required supplemental reading in graduate school for courses such as research methods. --Doody's Review Service Read more About the Author Paul J. Silvia, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA.His books include How to Write A Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing (2007) and Exploring the Psychology of Interest (2006). His research has been supported by several grants from the National Institutes of Health, and he received the Berlyne Award, an early career award given by APA Division 10 (Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts), for his research on interest and curiosity. Read more

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Modern Technical Writing: An Introduction to Software Documentation

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Pdf:Modern Technical Writing: An Introduction to Software Documentation.This slender volume provides the foundational knowledge to start creating and publishing great software documentation. Written by the lead technical writer at one of Silicon Valley's most exciting companies, Modern Technical Writing is a set of guiding principles and thoughtful recommendations for new and experienced technical writers alike. Not a reference manual, and not comprehensive, it instead serves as an introduction to a sensible writing and publishing process, one that has eluded the profession for too long.

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How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper

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Pdf:How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper.Review Praise for the Previous Edition: 'Day and Gastel offer much wisdom in cutting through the red tape to avoid missteps. . . . How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper is a strongly recommended addition to any novice and aspiring person of science's personal library collection.' (Midwest Book Review)Praise for the Previous Edition: 'The sections are self-sustaining and can be read as a topic of interest may arise. I recommend this book for the library of medical writers.' (American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Journal)Praise for the Previous Edition: 'The comprehensive yet brief guide covers many facets of authorship and scientific stewardship. It is an excellent place to start after your research idea is formed and you are ready to start writing. It will become your 'go-to' book for general questions about scientific publication and presentation.' (Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)Praise for the Previous Edition: 'Day and Gastel provide a clearly written and playfully humorous overview of scientific writing that is a valuable read for beginning scientists and a useful resource for technical communicators new to the field.' (Technical Communication) Read more About the Author Barbara Gastel, MD, is professor of integrative biosciences and of medical humanities at Texas A&M University, College Station, where she coordinates the graduate program in science communication.Robert A. Day is professor emeritus of English at the University of Delaware, Newark. Read more

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Strategic Writing: Multimedia Writing for Public Relations, Advertising, and More

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Pdf:Strategic Writing: Multimedia Writing for Public Relations, Advertising, and More.Review Reviews 'This text is a dream! The material is laid out clearly and concisely and the language and up-to-date examples really speak to the students.' - Marguerite Newcomb, University of Texas - San Antonio 'I rarely recommend that a student keep a textbook after class is over ― this book by far is the exception. I strongly recommend each student keep this text as a reference after graduation and landing their first job.' -Michael Quinn, University of South Carolina Read more About the Author Charles Marsh is the Oscar Stauffer Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas. His primary areas of research involve public relations, ethics and classical rhetoric. David W. Guth is associate professor at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Kansas. His areas of special research interest are crisis communication, political communication and public relations history. Bonnie Poovey Short, founder and president of Short Solutions, an award-winning editorial and creative services firm that specializes in the health care field, also teaches at the university-level and serves as communications coordinator for a school district. Read more

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Technical Writing Process: The simple, five-step guide that anyone can use to create technical documents such as user guides, manuals, and procedures

Pdf Reference Technical Writing Process: The simple, five-step guide that anyone can use to create technical documents such as user guides, manuals, and procedures

Pdf:Technical Writing Process: The simple, five-step guide that anyone can use to create technical documents such as user guides, manuals, and procedures.The Technical Writing Process is a simple, five-step process that can be used to create almost any piece of technical documentation such as a user guide, manual or procedure. It's suitable for a wide range of audiences: aspiring technical writers and students of technical writing, non-writers who find themselves assigned with the task of creating technical documentation, established writers who want to bring more structure to their work, and anyone managing a documentation project.

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The Engineering Communication Manual

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Pdf:The Engineering Communication Manual.About the Author Richard House is a Professor of English at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He received a B.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine. In addition to engineering communication and pedagogy, he has scholarly interests in sustainability and Shakespeare. Richard A. Layton is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and past Director of the Center for the Practice and Scholarship of Education at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He received a B.S. from California State University, Northridge, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington. His areas of scholarship include data visualization, student teaming, and undergraduate retention.Jessica Livingston is an Associate Professor of English at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She received a B.A. from The University of Georgia, an M.A. from the University of Kentucky, and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida. Her areas of interest include humanitarian engineering, the intersections of gender and work in a global economy, and documentary film.Sean Moseley is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He received a B.S. from The Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. His areas of interest include effective engineering education techniques, solid mechanics, and humanitarian engineering. Read more

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SQL Programming & Database Management For Absolute Beginners SQL Server, Structured Query Language Fundamentals: 'Learn - By Doing' Approach And Master SQL

Pdf Reference SQL Programming & Database Management For Absolute Beginners SQL Server, Structured Query Language Fundamentals: 'Learn - By Doing' Approach And Master SQL

Pdf:SQL Programming & Database Management For Absolute Beginners SQL Server, Structured Query Language Fundamentals: 'Learn - By Doing' Approach And Master SQL. ☆★☆ SQL Made Easy- The Ultimate Step by Step Guide To Success ☆★☆ Do you want to learn SQL programming without the complicated explanations? Do you want to understand how to manage databases without all the confusion? Well than, this is your go to guide to help you master SQL programming in no time! This book breaks down the fundamentals elements that are essential to make you proficient in SQL programming and database management. By the end of this book you will be confident enough to take on any problems that encompass SQL. SQL software can be complex, but a powerful tool if used with the right understanding. In this book you will discover how SQL is simple, flexible, portable and most of all well integrated to various database applications. The demand for SQL professionals is HUGE and the opportunities are endless! Learn how to easily master it and land yourself high grade paying jobs or free-lance work. Entry level positions in the US can easily earn $90,000+ USD salary. - That's almost six figures! The demand for these desirable skill sets are high, so become familiar with SQL ASAP. ☆★☆ What Sets This book apart from the rest? ☆★☆ Why choose this book? This is most comprehensive and detailed book out for beginners to use. Complicated subject matter is simplified in an easy to read structured fashion that increases the knowledge retention and real world application capacity for any reader. Not only are readers given step by step guide instructions, but, this book also contains detailed and high quality diagrams that enhance a reader's experience and understanding of the material. Visual aids are essential in the learning process, and this book in specific has ample diagrams for readers to follow. Normal SQL books on the market easily retail for $100s+, but, this book gives you such immense value and is far superior than any book out there for beginners. Why not start off at an affordable price? Don't miss out on this opportunity! What You'll Learn SQL and its uses Data definition language statementsDetailed keywords, statements, commands and functions, and how to put them to use in specific or altered waysData query language statementsHow to use each formula in real life situationsTransactional control commandsTerminology, syntax and expressionsUnderstanding Cursors, Triggers and Errors And, much, much more!The amount of value you receive is immense and the return on investment is exponential. Make the greatest investment in yourself by starting yourself off the right way today From the examples, images, and step by step guide instructions you can have the assurance that you will be on the right path to mastery and long term success in SQL programming and database management. What are you waiting for? Take advantage this opportunity while you still can. ☆★☆ Grab your copy now! ☆★☆ Note* For the best visual experience of diagrams it is highly recommended you purchases the paperback version.★☆ Buy the paperback version of this book, and get the kindle version absolutely FREE**

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Science Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English

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Pdf:Science Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English.Review I managed to dramatically improve my writing skills. The best thing is that it is not generic but filled with concrete examples. --Marko Tkalcic, University of Ljubljana... there is no doubt that for student science writers the manual can be a very useful tool toward becoming efficient science writers. --Ibérica Read more

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Content Strategy 101: Transform Technical Content into a Business Asset

Pdf Reference Content Strategy 101: Transform Technical Content into a Business Asset

Pdf:Content Strategy 101: Transform Technical Content into a Business Asset.Technical content is often the last in line for investment and innovation, but poor content has profound effects inside and outside the organization--it damages your reputation, shrinks sales, and causes legal problems. Content Strategy 101 is an invaluable resource for transforming your technical content into a business asset.

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Technical Writing Process: The simple, five-step guide that anyone can use to create technical documents such as user guides, manuals, and procedures

Pdf Reference Technical Writing Process: The simple, five-step guide that anyone can use to create technical documents such as user guides, manuals, and procedures

Pdf:Technical Writing Process: The simple, five-step guide that anyone can use to create technical documents such as user guides, manuals, and procedures.The Technical Writing Process is a simple, five-step process that can be used to create almost any piece of technical documentation such as a user guide, manual or procedure. It's suitable for a wide range of audiences: aspiring technical writers and students of technical writing, non-writers who find themselves assigned with the task of creating technical documentation, established writers who want to bring more structure to their work, and anyone managing a documentation project.

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Technical Communication

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Pdf:Technical Communication.About the Author Paul V. Anderson is Senior Researcher at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. He was previously Director of the Roger and Joyce L. Howe Center for Writing Excellence at Miami University (Ohio), where he also served as the founding director of the university's programs in technical and scientific communication. To support various individual and collaborative projects, he has received more than $1,000,000 in external grants for research and program development in technical communication. As a researcher and consultant to business and government, Dr. Anderson has conducted workshops and made presentations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa, as well as across the United States. His publications, which have won awards from the Society for Technical Communication and the National Council of Teachers of English, address such topics as technical communication practice and theory, ethical issues in research and teaching, research methods, pedagogy, and assessment. Dr. Anderson has been selected as a Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, and Miami University's Institute of Environmental Science. He has received the Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication from the Society for Technical Communication. Read more

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Technical Report Writing Today

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Pdf:Technical Report Writing Today.About the Author Daniel Riordan (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) teaches courses in technical writing at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Read more

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Words into Type

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Pdf:Words into Type.Amazon.com Review This is the definitive text for questions of manuscript protocol, copyediting, style, grammar, and usage. For those who find The Chicago Manual of Style a bit cumbersome and sometimes ambigous, Words Into Type will be a welcome reference guide. With its easy-to-use index and definitive explanations, this third edition makes life simpler for writers, editors, and proofreaders. You may never need to know about frontispieces and imprimaturs, but if you deal with words, this is a wonderfully edifying, reassuring fount of clarity and wisdom. Read more

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SQL Programming & Database Management for Absolute Beginners SQL Server, Structured Query Language Fundamentals:'Learn - by Doing' Approach and Master SQL

Pdf Reference SQL Programming & Database Management for Absolute Beginners SQL Server, Structured Query Language Fundamentals:'Learn - by Doing' Approach and Master SQL

Pdf:SQL Programming & Database Management for Absolute Beginners SQL Server, Structured Query Language Fundamentals:'Learn - by Doing' Approach and Master SQL.SQL Made Easy- The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Success Do you want to learn SQL programming without the complicated explanations? Do you want to understand how to manage databases without all the confusion?  Well then, this is your go-to guide to help you master SQL programming in no time!  This book breaks down the fundamentals elements that are essential to make you proficient in SQL programming and database management. By the end of this book, you will be confident enough to take on any problems that encompass SQL. SQL software can be complex but a powerful tool if used with the right understanding. In this book you will discover how SQL is simple, flexible, portable, and, most of all, well integrated to various database applications.  The demand for SQL professionals is huge, and the opportunities are endless! Learn how to easily master it and land yourself high grade paying jobs or freelance work. Entry level positions in the US can easily earn $90,000+ USD salary. That's almost six figures! The demand for these desirable skill sets are high, so become familiar with SQL ASAP. What sets this book apart from the rest?Why choose this book? This is the most comprehensive and detailed book out for beginners to use. Complicated subject matter is simplified in an easy to read, structured fashion that increases the knowledge retention and real-world application capacity for any listener.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

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Writing in Engineering: A Brief Guide (Short Guides to Writing in the Disciplin)

Pdf Reference Writing in Engineering: A Brief Guide (Short Guides to Writing in the Disciplin)

Pdf:Writing in Engineering: A Brief Guide (Short Guides to Writing in the Disciplin).Review 'Writing in Engineering successfully attacks one of the critical communication problems engineering students encounter: it presents the theoretical and micro-scale examples that they need to form arguments.' --John J. Reap, Quinnipiac University 'The text is comprehensive yet concise. Its approach is accessible and pragmatic, a strategy that is clearly attuned to the audience at which it is aimed.' --Susanne E. Hall, California Institute of Technology Read more About the Author Robert Irish is an associate professor, teaching stream in the Engineering Communication Program at the University of Toronto. Read more

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Writing an Effective Penetration Testing Report: An Executive View

Pdf Reference Writing an Effective Penetration Testing Report: An Executive View

Pdf:Writing an Effective Penetration Testing Report: An Executive View.Penetration test or pentest is a typical security assessment which is the process to gain access to specific information assets (eq. computer systems, network infrastructure, or application). Penetration test simulates the attack performed internally or externally by the attackers which has the intention to find security weaknesses or vulnerabilities and validate the potential impacts and risks should those vulnerabilities being exploited. Security issues found through penetration test are presented to the system’s owner, data owner or risk owner. Effective penetration test will support this information with accurate assessment of the potential impacts to the organization and range of technical and procedural safeguards should be planned and executed to mitigate risks. Many penetration testers are in fact very good in technical since they have skills needed to perform all of the tests, but they are lack of report writing methodology and approach which create a very big gap in penetration testing cycle. A penetration test is useless without something tangible to give to a client or senior management. Report writing is a crucial part for any service providers (eq. IT service/advisory). A report should detail the outcome of the test and, if you are making recommendations, document the recommendations to secure any high-risk systems. The target audience of a penetration testing report will vary, technical report will be read by IT or any responsible information security people while executive summary will definitely be read by the senior management. Writing an effective penetration testing report is an art that needs to be learned and to make sure that the report will deliver the right information to the targeted audience. After reading the book, you will be able to: understand on how to create a good and effective penetration testing report; understand the mechanism to provide an effective deliverables; apply risk management knowledge & skills and blend them in your deliverables.

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Paperless Note-Taking Like a Pro: A Guide To Efficient Documentation With Apple Pencil And iPad

Pdf Reference Paperless Note-Taking Like a Pro: A Guide To Efficient Documentation With Apple Pencil And iPad

Pdf:Paperless Note-Taking Like a Pro: A Guide To Efficient Documentation With Apple Pencil And iPad.Do you own or are you planning to get an iPad and an Apple Pencil? Then this eBook is for you! This eBook is filled with unique information, tips, tricks, and hidden features about paperless note-taking culture, such as what equipment, apps, and note-taking strategies to use. In addition, you will learn everything about the advantages of handwritten notes compared to typing and you will also be able to read community stories from people all over the world telling you how they went paperless and what they use to get a broader perspective.From the history of handwritting, over the essentials of digital note-taking to the pro tips that will let you become a paperless note-taking pro. Everything included in one eBook.

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How To Write a Paper

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Pdf:How To Write a Paper.This concise paperback is one of the best known guides to writing a paper for publication in biomedical journals. Its straightforward format – a chapter covering each of part of the structured abstract – makes it relevant and easy to use for any novice paper writer. How to Write a Paper addresses the mechanics of submission, including electronic submission, and how publishers handle papers, writing letters to journals abstracts for scientific meetings, and assessing papers. This new edition also covers how to write a book review and updated chapters on ethics, electronic publication and submission, and the movement for open access.

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A Taste for Writing: Composition for Culinarians

Pdf Reference A Taste for Writing: Composition for Culinarians

Pdf:A Taste for Writing: Composition for Culinarians.About the Author Vivian C. Cadbury is an associate professor at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. In addition to teaching writing and composition, she is a member of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Read more

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ALL-NEW KINDLE PAPERWHITE OWNER’S MANUAL: Quick and Easy Ways to Master Your Paperwhite and Discover How to Delete Books From Your Kindle

Pdf Reference ALL-NEW KINDLE PAPERWHITE OWNER’S MANUAL: Quick and Easy Ways to Master Your Paperwhite and Discover How to Delete Books From Your Kindle

Pdf:ALL-NEW KINDLE PAPERWHITE OWNER’S MANUAL: Quick and Easy Ways to Master Your Paperwhite and Discover How to Delete Books From Your Kindle.The Kindle Paperwhite has been the best Kindle for most people since 2015 when Amazon last updated it with a screen that was nearly on par with the high-end Voyage and Oasis models at just a fraction of the price. Today, Amazon has updated the Paperwhite again, adding new features that were introduced with the second-generation Oasis, including waterproofing and support for Audible audiobooks in a lighter and thinner package.Nearly every aspect of the new Paperwhite is better. The screen is now flush with the front in a seamless sheet of glass — just like the now-defunct Voyage offered — there are more LEDs for the illuminated display, and storage has been doubled on the base model to 8GB, with another model offering 32GB of storage. There’s support for Audible audiobooks over a connected pair of Bluetooth headphones or speakers, just like the Oasis.In this book the author has made it simple for anyone with the Kindle Paperwhite to master their device in just an hour. Here is a preview of what you will learn:•Checking out books and purchasing them on the Kindle store•Enhancing your reading experience on your device•How to download and install app on your Paperwhite•Transferring books from computer to your Kindle Paperwhite•The Parental control feature•Kindle cloud reader•Navigating the Paperwhite Home screen•How to transfer books from an android device to your Paperwhite•How to use the Experimental Browser•Goodreads Recommmendations•Creating a correction•How to Play audible books•How to remove a book from your Paperwhite•How to delete books from your device•Amazon Household•Troubleshooting common Kindle Paperwhite Problems•Much, much, More!Kindly scroll up and hit the BUY button to have this Paperwhite guide in your Library.

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Technical Communication: Process and Product (8th Edition)

Pdf Reference Technical Communication: Process and Product (8th Edition)

Pdf:Technical Communication: Process and Product (8th Edition).About the Author Sharon J. Gerson and Steven M. Gerson are dedicated career professionals who have a combined total of over 80 years teaching experience at the college and university level. They have taught technical writing, business writing, professional writing, and technical communication to thousands of students, attended and presented at dozens of conferences, written numerous articles, and published several textbooks, including The Red Bridge Reader (third edition, co-authored by Kin Norman), Writing That Works: A Teacher’s Guide to Technical Writing (second edition), Workplace Communication:  Process and Product (first edition), and Workplace Writing: Planning, Packaging, and Perfecting Communication (first edition).     In addition to their academic work, Sharon and Steve are involved in business and industry through their business, Steve Gerson Consulting. In this business, they have worked for companies such as Sprint, AlliedSignal—Honeywell, General Electric, JCPenney, Avon, the Missouri Department of Transportation, H&R Block, Mid America Regional Council, and Commerce Bank.  Their work for these businesses includes writing, editing, and proofreading many different types of technical documents, such as proposals, marketing collateral, reports, and instructions.   Steve also has presented hundreds of hands-on workshops on technical/business writing, business grammar in the workplace, oral presentations in the workplace, and business etiquette.  Over 10,000 business and governmental employees have benefited from these workshops. For the past decade, Steve has worked closely with K—12 teachers. He has presented many well-attended, interactive workshops to give teachers useful tips about technical writing in the classroom.   Both Steve and Sharon have been awarded for teaching excellence and are listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Steve is a Society for Technical Communication Fellow.  In 2003, Steve was named Kansas Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education.   Their wealth of experience and knowledge has been gathered for you in this eighth edition of Technical Communication: Process and Product. Read more

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Wonderbook (Revised and Expanded): The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction

Pdf Reference Wonderbook (Revised and Expanded): The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction

Pdf:Wonderbook (Revised and Expanded): The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction.Review “If worldbuilding gives you an S-class migraine, never fear. There's one book that every speculative fiction writer should read to learn about proper worldbuilding: Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer. This handy how-to guide deserves a spot on your writer's bookshelf…” (Bustle)“Aspiring writers of 'imaginative fiction' — whether science fiction, fantasy or other kinds — are in for a treat: a new update to the fiction-writing guide 'Wonderbook,' by Jeff VanderMeer... it's gorgeous to page through and substantial enough to last new (or medium) writers a good long time.” (SPACE.com)“In the gorgeously illustrated Wonderbook, Vandermeer generously gives away some of his tricks.' (Refinery29)“VanderMeer ambitiously sets out to help readers get creative, and he does it with a rule-breaking book full of illustrations.” (Portalist) Read more Review 'Wonderbook is one of the best books about writing I’ve ever read or experienced.”    (Nnedi Okorafor) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Story Pirates Present: Stuck in the Stone Age

Pdf Reference The Story Pirates Present: Stuck in the Stone Age

Pdf:The Story Pirates Present: Stuck in the Stone Age.From School Library Journal Gr 3–6—A scientist wannabe and an introverted genius are stranded in 12,000 BC when their time machine leaves them behind. Now they must outwit not only the local cavemen but a saber-tooth tiger and other dangers. Meanwhile, back in the 21st century, the villainous CEO of CEASE (the Center for Extremely Advanced Science Experiments) is working to steal Dr. Morice's revolutionary solar cell technology. Rodkey's simple story, based on an idea supplied by an 11-year-old reader, is presented by the Story Pirates and accompanied by a guide for student writers placed at the back of the book. The guide is frequently referenced throughout, so interested readers can get an idea of the story-making techniques being employed. It's an interesting concept, and the writing guide, although basic, is snappy and just right for a middle grade audience. The only disconnect is the story itself, which would actually appeal to a younger crowd than the intended audience for the writing guide. However, given the ongoing popularity of other stories illustrated with stick figures, this may not be a deal breaker. VERDICT Buy where Greg Heffley is popular, or where a group of aspiring writers awaits.—Elizabeth Friend, Wester Middle School, TX Read more Review 'Time travel, cavemen, laughs, and a perfectly paced manual on story creation. Children's performing group the Story Pirates chose 11-year-old writer Vince Boberski's idea for a book and handed it to Rodkey, who turns it into the tale of a janitor named Tom Edison (not that one) who dreams of becoming a scientist (despite an H in Physics). After a time-machine accident, Tom and shy, brilliant scientist Dr. Marisa Morice are trapped in the Stone Age with sabretooth-tiger-worshipping cavemen. How will they get back to their own time? At key points in the tale, cartoon versions of a Story Pirate and Boberski break in with a question about a story element. Readers can continue with the story or flip to a specified section of the 'Story Creation Zone' that makes up the final quarter of the volume. The narrative of Tom and Marisa's adventure is sarcastic, funny, and entertaining enough to interest on its own, and the short (and also funny) instructional lessons on character creation, story setting, plot twists, climax building, and story endings are pitched to pique interest and get the creative juices flowing. Aly's cartoon illustrations will add a giggle or two or three. Marisa appears to be black and Tom white, and naming conventions point to a diverse supporting cast. A must for young writers (even those not interested in sci-fi) and a fab, fun writing manual for writing teachers everywhere.' -- Kirkus Reviews, **STARRED REVIEW**'Jam-packed with both writing advice and jokes... this two-for-one tale is as smart as it is entertaining.'-- Publishers Weekly, **STARRED REVIEW**What an amazing read, full of bizarre kid logic and fun, and brought to life with the usual care & empathy that the Story Pirates always show to young writers! -- Patton Oswalt, Emmy and Grammy award winning actor and stand-up comedian Do you want to laugh? Or get yanked into a nonstop, page-turning adventure? Or be inspired to write your own story? Or maybe you want to eat a double stack cheeseburger with onion rings? Okay, if it’s any of the first three, then this is the bookfor you. If it’s the last one—sorry, we can’t help you there. -- Adam Gidwitz, best-selling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm and the Newbery Honor-winning The Inquisitor’s TaleSo zany and imaginative, it's no surprise an actual kid inspired it. You'll laugh a lot—and learn a lot, too. -- Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Fiction Writers' Phrase Book: Essential Reference and Thesaurus for Authors of Action, Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction (Writers' Phrase Books Book 5)

Pdf Reference Fiction Writers' Phrase Book: Essential Reference and Thesaurus for Authors of Action, Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction (Writers' Phrase Books Book 5)

Pdf:Fiction Writers' Phrase Book: Essential Reference and Thesaurus for Authors of Action, Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction (Writers' Phrase Books Book 5).Hurry, we've discounted this #1 best seller to $0.99 FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY — ACT NOW!INSTANTLY WRITE BETTER FICTION!Do you write novels or short stories in the action, fantasy, horror, post-apocalypse, or sci-fi genres? Do you suffer writer's block?This short 60-page sampler of the #1 best selling Writers' Phrase Books series is sure to help you learn how to quickly write bold descriptive phrases the fast, easy way. This fun guide features over 500 exciting ways to describe weapons, wounds, wild animals, weather, emotions, dangerous places, and more, plus a combat thesaurus that covers everything, from attack to defense, ranged to melee, and from monsters to magic spells and psychic powers.If you write speculative fiction, you won't want to miss the amazing standalone books in this series, which include dedicated phrase books for how to write Action, Fantasy, Horror, Post-Apocalypse, and Science Fiction, all by #1 best selling author, Jackson Dean Chase. The full-length phrase books each contain thousands more instant descriptions for writing your books. You can use them "as is," mix-n-match to create new ones, or use them as inspiration to create your own incredible descriptions. These books are your secret weapon to defeat writer's block. Just flipping through them is guaranteed to generate new ideas in a flash—and not just for descriptions, but for new scenes, even entirely new stories! These books are multi-purpose toolkits intended to take your writing to the next level.Check out the rest of the series—which Writers' Phrase Book is right for you?Action Writers' Phrase Book (for authors of action, adventure, historical fiction, and thrillers)Fantasy Writers' Phrase Book (for authors of epic fantasy, medieval historical fiction, and grim sword & sorcery)Horror Writers' Phrase Book (for authors of dark fantasy, horror, paranormal, and urban fantasy)Post-Apocalypse Writers' Phrase Book (for authors of Apocalyptic, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Prepper, and Zombie fiction)Science Fiction Writers' Phrase Book (for authors of Cyberpunk, Dystopian, Sci-Fi, Space Marine, and Space Fantasy Adventure — coming soon!)Who is Jackson Dean Chase?Jackson Dean Chase is a #1 bestselling author who brings you bold visions of dark places. In less than a year, his books have amassed over 100 five-star reviews on the most trusted review sites and been downloaded and enjoyed by over 10,000 fans.Here's what readers are saying about Jackson's books:"[Jackson Dean Chase is] a fresh and powerful new voice." —Terry Trueman, Printz Honor author of Stuck in Neutral"[Jackson] grabs readers from page one." —Nate Philbrick, author of The Little One"He continues to amaze me with his creativity..." —Fang-Freakin'-Tastic Reviews"[Jackson Dean Chase is]...a perfect read..." —Kindle reviewer"...Refreshing and original..." —Kindle reviewer“Mr. Chase is an equal opportunity entertainer with a wry sense of humor.” —Frank Fronash, author of Night of the Six-Gun Gorilla"......Beautiful words... Chase always leaves you wanting more." —Sherry Rentschler, author of Midnight Sin

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The Creative Writer's Toolbelt Handbook: Everything you need to be a better writer and produce great work

Pdf Reference The Creative Writer's Toolbelt Handbook: Everything you need to be a better writer and produce great work

Pdf:The Creative Writer's Toolbelt Handbook: Everything you need to be a better writer and produce great work.About the Author Andrew Chamberlain is a writer and creative writing tutor. He has ghost-written several commercially published memoirs, including the bestselling Once an Addict by Barry Woodward. His short stories and novel length fiction have been commercially and self-published, in print and online. Since 2014 he has presented The Creative Writer's Toolbelt, a podcast that gives practical advice on the craft of writing. Andrew's focus is on providing accessible advice to writers that they can apply straight away to their own work. The Creative Writer's Toolbelt Handbook, is a compilation of the very best advice and insight from the first 100 episodes of the podcast. With contributions from over twenty guests, the Handbook will cover all the fundamental dimensions of creative writing, with examples of best practice, from the writers, editors, and publishing professionals who have guested on the podcast. Andrew is a blogger for the Association of Christian Writers at the More than Writers website, and has been a regular speaker at the Lakes School of Writing autumn retreat. He has spoken at numerous writing events across the country and was a panellist at last year's Eastercon Science Fiction convention. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and their slightly over enthusiastic labrador Pippin. You can contact Andrew via his website at www.andrewjchamberlain.com Read more

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How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy

Pdf Reference How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy

Pdf:How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy.About the Author Orson Scott Card is one of the biggest names in science fiction and fantasy. He won both the Hugo and Nebula science fiction awards for best novel for two consecutive years--something no other writer has ever done. In addition, he was the first writer to ever win a Nebula and a Hugo for both a book and its sequel, Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead. His current best-seller is Shadow of Hegemon. He lives in North Carolina. Read more

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All Saints

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Pdf:All Saints.Review “A stunning piece of writing by a genuinely precocious talent: haunting and smooth and wise.”—Christopher Buckley, author of Thank You for Smoking“Liam Callanan is that rare thing, a writer adept and creative enough to inhabit the mind of character entirely different from himself. He does so completely, with absolute authenticity and emotional truth. Emily Hamilton is unapologetically acerbic and a delight to spend time with. This book is every bit as good as The Cloud Atlas, and that is saying a lot.”—Ayelet Waldman, author of Love and Other Impossible Pursuits“All Saints asks a very private question: How do you move forward in life when faced with your own failures?... The desires of the soul, the impulses of the flesh and the confines of the human condition drive the novel’s story until the line dividing the saints from the sinners is blurred.”—Los Angeles Times'All Saints is a jewel of a book: bright, sharp-witted,  full of the fantastical lore of the saints and the secret yearnings of everyday American life, full of secrets and surprises.   In particular, this novel is the story of Emily Hamilton who I found myself thinking about long after I closed the book.  Missing her rueful wit and intelligence.  Realizing that I'd maybe even fallen a little in love with her.  I imagine other readers will fall for her, too—and for this book.'  —Dan Chaon,  author of You Remind Me of Me“Luminous.... Callanan gets into [his heroine’s] head with page-turning panache and authority.”—Publishers Weekly 'All Saints is about the mystery and danger of love, all kinds of love—so intense and funny and wise.  Emily Hamilton has such a complicated, appealing voice—at once guarded and full of passion, energy, irreverence. She is a great and serious character, a real triumph.  I couldn't put it down.'—Susan Shreve, author of A Student of Living Things“Consider this your crash course in theology.”—Marie Claire“Callanan doesn’t shelter his heroine.... She speaks in a voice that is frustratingly real and endearing, bestowed with a truthful grace.”—Entertainment Weekly Read more About the Author Liam Callanan is the author of The Cloud Atlas, which was an Edgar Award finalist for best first novel. A frequent public radio essayist, his work has also appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Slate, Good Housekeeping, and elsewhere. He teaches at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Get Started in Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy: How to write compelling and imaginative sci-fi and fantasy fiction

Pdf Reference Get Started in Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy: How to write compelling and imaginative sci-fi and fantasy fiction

Pdf:Get Started in Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy: How to write compelling and imaginative sci-fi and fantasy fiction.YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING AWESOME AND AMAZING FICTION FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION.This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing science fiction and fantasy for the complete beginner. This book provides all the information, guidance, and advice you need to write great science fiction to captivate your readers. It will help you understand how the genre works, the big dos and don'ts - as well as giving you the inspiration and motivation you actually need to write. Written by a leading science fiction novelist and a Professor in Creative Writing at the University of London - you'll discover how to let your creativity flow, create incredible worlds, and get your novel finished.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

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Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction: How to Create Out-of-This-World Novels and Short Stories

Pdf Reference Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction: How to Create Out-of-This-World Novels and Short Stories

Pdf:Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction: How to Create Out-of-This-World Novels and Short Stories.About the Author Orson Scott Card is the bestselling author of Ender's Game, sixty other books, assorted plays, comics, and essays and newspaper columns. His work has won multiple awards, including back-to-back wins of the Hugo and the Nebula Awards.Philip Athans is the founding partner of Athans & Associates Creating Consulting and the New York Times best-selling author of Annihilation and a dozen other fantasy and horror books, including The Guide to Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Haunting of Dragon's Cliff and Devils of the Endless Deep. Born in Rochester, New York, he grew up in suburban Chicago, where he published the literary magazine Alternative Fiction & Poetry. His blog, Fantasy Author's Handbook, is updated every Tuesday, and you can follow him on Twitter (@PhilAthans).Jay Lake is the author of the Mainspring and Green series from Tor, as well as several independent press novels and numerous short stories. In 2013, his steampunk novella, 'The Stars Do Not Lie,' was nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus awards. He lives and writes in Portland, Oregon. Read more

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The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories (Fiction - Young Adult)

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Pdf:The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories (Fiction - Young Adult).Review 'These experimental, unedited short stories showcase the many faces of horror--goth, faerie, ghostly, grotesque, lyrical, vengeful, and nasty-cool. Some clusters of tales are responses to a subject prompt like 'King Arthur' or 'puddles'; others are one-offs. Creatures such as vampires, dragons, and zombies are joined by original creations such as butterflies in temporary human form. The stories all tend toward the traditional structure of a surprise ending. The pieces were first published online by the three authors as an exercise in creativity and criticism, and the presentation here is innovative, incorporating critique comments, hand-written marginalia describing the writer's process, doodles, short essays, and diagrams. The stories themselves are strong, but the apparatus can get in the way; the self-congratulatory tone of the comments wears thin, and some of the process notes ('I suck at inventing new slang') add little to the reader's understanding or pleasure.' --The Horn Book Magazine --Journal'More than 250 flash-fiction stories have appeared on the Merry Sisters of Fate blog written by Gratton, Stiefvater, and Yovanoff, and this collection rounds up 30 of the best--with a twist. The stories are presented (gasp!) unedited, while generous margin space allows for each contributor to scribble comments on both her own and her friends' works, everything from 'I suck at inventing slang' to 'I still don't really know what this title means.' Amusing doodles further the sense that we are peeking into a private conversation. It's a brilliant idea, and this is absolutely essential for fans of the authors. It sure makes critiquing look fun--and in some ways, that's a bit of a problem. Critical comments are vital for workshopping, and they're virtually absent here. The experimental nature of the stories is also not especially daring (only three stories, for example, deviate from first person). But back to the stories: if you have a yen for dark, yearning, challenging yarns that often have a delightfully ambiguous, fairy-tale ambiance, there is plenty here to sate your curiosity. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The inventive idea is fresh enough to draw plenty of interest on its own. But add in three high-wattage YA stars and you've got a hit.' --Booklist--Journal'The authors behind the group blog Merry Sisters of Fate have combined their talents to create a collection of 30 fantasy short stories that dazzle. The selections themselves are finely crafted, with fully realized characters and unique settings. Each one has an introduction that reveals the author's thought processes in creating the story arc. Amusing handwritten comments, replies, and drawings allow readers a glimpse into the women's friendship and how their critiques of one another's work helped them grow as writers. A handwriting key at the beginning of the book permits readers to identify who said what, lowering the wall between writer and reader to reveal each author's personality. Yovanoff has a gift for stories that explore evil soul mates. Stiefvater examines power and modern society with a healthy dose of angst and a dash of fire. Gratton creates a world of complex magic and courageous characters whose stories usually end with a choice to be made. The book opens strongly with a trapped vampire and a girl who must choose whether or not to free him. There are tales of trolls, zombies, and psychopaths, and even Arthurian legends. Each story stands totally on its own, but together, the cohesive group is more than the sum of its parts. This anthology is a must for all YA collections. Promote it to traditional fantasy lovers, paranormal fans, and aspiring authors. It might even be the inspiration for starting a library writer's group.' --School Library Journal--Journal'In 2008, Stiefvater, Gratton, and Yovanoff agreed to start a blog wherein they'd take turns posting short fiction that would enable them to experiment with their craft and critique one another's work. This book includes some of the pieces from the blog as well as other original short stories that highlight the process of a writing group. Most of the stories are preceded by comments from both the story's author and one of the co-bloggers, highlighting some feature of the story that sets it in that writer's oeuvre. For instance, Yovanoff comments on Stiefvater's ability to create viable ensemble casts, and Stiefvater playfully teases Gratton about her infatuation with angst and brutality. Handwritten comments also pepper each story, with a handwriting key in the beginning helping readers figure out who wrote what. These techniques allow the writers to engage in an ongoing conversation about their processes, their obsessions, and their strengths. Also included are hand-drawn doodles and cartoons, as well as charts that list recurring themes in their work. The three provide insight on what they start with when they begin a story or novel--a name, a first line, an idea they want to play with--and reflect on recurring themes and motifs. Although they encourage one another to break boundaries, and each tries out territories that the others have previously mapped, their approaches to the paranormal are distinctive enough that fans of each individual author will find the book satisfying. The end result of the combination of stories and formal and informal commentary is that readers will feel a stronger, more intimate connection with these writers as people, as well as gain insight into the kinds of support and critique that are useful in story-making and story-sharing. Oh, and since these three are rapidly becoming masters of their craft, the stories themselves are good, too, some even bordering on exquisite.' --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books--Journal'The paranormal trio of Gratton, Stiefvater and Yovanoff here translate their collective writings from their blog, Merry Sisters of Fate, into a collection of stories that feature Nordic mythology, murderers and secrets. In addition to the author's introduction at the start of each story, doodles and handwritten marginalia hint at the interaction among the authors during the brainstorming and writing process. Notable stories include Yovanoff's look at two killers meeting for the first time, Stiefvater's humorous take on zombies, and Gratton's exploration of sacrifice and Samhain. A silent dinner with ghosts gives Gratton an opportunity to create a narrative with no dialogue, while Stiefvater looks at the cost of immortality and the ways people gain it, and Yovanoff takes a peek inside the head of someone who's been pushed to the brink. While most of the stories are strong, the Arthurian suite doesn't have the same sense of magic, simmering madness and insight of the other stories. The marginal notes sometimes seem to be a bit of a lovefest among the authors, but there are flashes of genius as well as humor in them, and the illustrations add back some edge. For those with dark hearts looking for the edgier side of paranormal fiction, this will be something to stay up with at night.' --Kirkus Reviews--Journal Read more About the Author Brenna Yovanoff is the New York Times bestselling author of five young adult novels. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Colorado State University. She currently lives in Denver with her husband. Read more

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Wonderbook (Revised and Expanded): The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction

Pdf Reference Wonderbook (Revised and Expanded): The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction

Pdf:Wonderbook (Revised and Expanded): The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction.Wonderbook has become the definitive guide to writing science fiction and fantasy by offering an accessible, example-rich approach that emphasizes the importance of playfulness as well as pragmatism. It also exploits the visual nature of genre culture and employs bold, full-color drawings, maps, renderings, and visualizations to stimulate creative thinking. On top of all that, the book features sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names working in the field today, including George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, and Karen Joy Fowler. For the fifth anniversary of the original publication, Jeff VanderMeer has added an additional 50 pages of diagrams, illustrations, and writing exercises creating the ultimate volume of inspiring advice that is also a stunning and inspiring object.

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The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories

Pdf Reference The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories

Pdf:The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories.Review 'A grand convocation of writers from across the globe - middle-aged and young, famous and obscure.'-Newsweek 'One of the best primers to appear in years . . . Running the gamut from high farce to domestic realism, these tales celebrate the artistic liveliness of short fiction today.' -Boston Phoenix Read more About the Author Daniel Halpern is the author of eight collections of poetry, and has received numerous grants and awards (including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the 1993 PEN Publisher Citation). For twenty-five years he edited the literary magazine Antaeus. He is currently Editorial Director of The Ecco Press/HarperCollins and divides his time between Princeton, New Jersey and New York City. Read more

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Letters to a Young Novelist

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Pdf:Letters to a Young Novelist.From Publishers Weekly Now based in London and teaching at Georgetown University in the U.S., Peruvian novelist and erstwhile politician Vargas Llosa's novels (In Praise of the Stepmother, etc.) and essays (Making Waves). Though the 'Letters to a Young ' concept has recently been franchised by another publisher (applying it to everything from golf to rabble-rousing), Rilke's slender and sage Letters to a Young Poet remains the standard after 100 years. Vargas Llosa's 12 Letters to a generalized interlocutor drift in and out of Rilke's league, rich with insight into Western literature and with commentary on the urge that overtakes its practitioners 'The literary vocation is not a hobby, a sport, or a pleasant leisure-time activity. It is an all-encompassing, all-excluding occupation, an urgent priority, a freely chosen servitude that turns its victims (its lucky victims) into slaves.' Yet Vargas Llosa is also somewhat wryly withholding, as if to thicken the plot: 'Writing novels is the equivalent of what professional strippers do when they take off their clothes and exhibit their naked bodies on stage. The novelist performs the same acts in reverse.' His examples of good and great novelists, whom he discusses while making larger philosophical points about concepts like style, time or representation, are pretty hard to take issue with: Woolf and James; Dos Passos and Hemingway; Flaubert (Madame Bovary is a particular favorite), de Beauvoir and Robbe-Grillet; Borges and Cervantes. Neither a survey course in what to read nor a practical guide to writing, the book finally is a meditation on writing and its proper relationship to life. 'Good novels, great ones, never actually seem to tell us anything; rather, they make us live it, and share in it, by virtue of their persuasive powers.' Particularly given the excellent translation here by PW contributing editor Wimmer, the same could be said for letters like these. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. Read more From Library Journal Imitating Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, the famed Peruvian novelist passes out advice in the form of 11 letters.Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Idea Jar

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Pdf:Idea Jar.Review 'Seems destined to help jump-start classroom writing assignments.' -- Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly November 20, 2017)'An engaging read-aloud that also serves as a good starting point for creativity in various forms. Kids (and their teachers) will be inspired to start their own idea jars!' --School Library Journal (School Library Journal December 1, 2017)'The humorous text provides plenty of useful writing tips and models for the multiethnic group of children and, in consideration of varied learning styles, mentions that stories can come in written, drawn, or spoken form....This imaginative book is likely to inspire more Idea Jars in classrooms.' — Booklist (Booklist Dec 15, 2017) Read more About the Author Adam Lehrhaupt’s first picture book, Warning: Do Not Open This Book!, received the E.B. White Read Aloud Honor Award, was an ALA Notable Book, and a Huffington Post Notable Book. School Library Journal called it, “More fun than a barrel of monkeys.” He is also the author of Please, Open This Book!, which was named a Wanda Gag Comstock Read Aloud Honor Book and Idea Jar. Adam has traveled to six continents, performed on Broadway, and lived on a communal farm. He currently lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his wife, sons, and two bizarre dogs. Visit him online at AdamLehrhaupt.com.Deb Pilutti is the author and illustrator of several books for children and has worked as a design partner at Oliebollen.com, where she designs toys and products for kids. Her design and illustration work has earned her many awards and has been published in several magazines including Step Inside Design, HOW Magazine’s Best Digital Designs issue, and Print magazine. She enjoys spending time in the woods near her home in Michigan. Visit her at DebPilutti.com. Read more

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Writing Fantasy Heroes: Powerful Advice from the Pros (Rogue Blades Presents)

Pdf Reference Writing Fantasy Heroes: Powerful Advice from the Pros (Rogue Blades Presents)

Pdf:Writing Fantasy Heroes: Powerful Advice from the Pros (Rogue Blades Presents).Fantasy heroes endure. They are embedded in our cultural fabric, dwarfing other literary figures and the mere men and women of history. Achilles and Odysseus, Gilgamesh and Beowulf. King Arthur and Robin Hood, Macbeth and Sherlock Holmes, Conan and Luke Skywalker. They dominate our legends, and tower over popular culture. The stories we tell each other begin and end with fantasy heroes, and the 21st Century is as thoroughly captivated with them as ever. From Batman to Gandalf, Harry Potter to Tyrion Lannister, the heroes of fantasy speak to-and for-whole generations. But what makes a fantasy hero? How do the best writers create them, and bring them to life on the page? In WRITING FANTASY HEROES some of the most successful fantasy writers of our time-including Steven Erikson, Brandon Sanderson, Janet Morris, Cecelia Holland, Orson Scott Card, and Glen Cook-pull back the curtain to reveal the secrets of creating heroes that live and breathe, and steal readers' hearts. Whether you're an aspiring writer or simply a reader who loves great fantasy and strong characters, this book is for you.

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Reflections: On the Magic of Writing

Pdf Reference Reflections: On the Magic of Writing

Pdf:Reflections: On the Magic of Writing.From School Library Journal Putting her papers together in the face of her impending death, Jones chose and arranged these lectures, articles, and reviews written between 1978 and 2008 to encapsulate her beliefs about writing, writing for children, and fantasy. Ranging from literary criticism to autobiography, the 28 pieces illustrate her insight, her humor, and the mastery of her craft. She describes how magic and humor work, discusses the nature of heroes, the uses of mythology, and the value of learning Anglo-Saxon. Other selections reflect on the magic of the 'Narnia' books, the nature of 'Real Books,' and the orchestration of a narrative. Because this volume is a gathering of pieces written over many years, topics and episodes are repeated, like recurring melodies in a long piece of music. One of the most important themes is that humans-children and adults-need fantasy. In some ways, her entire oeuvre is a reaction to a childhood in which fantasy literature was denied, as revealed in the long essay she wrote for Something About the Author and included here. An interview with the book's editor, Charlie Butler, and reminiscences by two of her sons wrap up the collection. Readers who have known and loved the author's vast body of work will nod and laugh, rejoice that they can return to works like the 'Chrestomanci' series, and mourn the fact that there will be no more.-Kathleen Isaacs, Children's Literature Specialist, Pasadena, MDα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. Read more From Booklist When Jones learned she had only a few months to live, she and her agent, Laura Cecil, began gathering together a sampling of her essays. They run the gamut: an interview with Charles Butler (author of Four British Fantasists, 2006); her own fascinating Something about the Author entry; a succinct day in the life of an author making school visits (educators take note—she is not complimentary!); and her son’s eulogy at her funeral. With an introductory explanation of why it was chosen, each selection reveals Jones in one of her charming guises—much-loved children’s fantasy author, cuddling mum reading bedtime stories, unlucky traveler, reluctant author of adult books, and perceptive philosopher on writing, especially fantasy, and especially for children. It’s a collection that belongs in every children’s literature and writing course and on every library shelf. A serious, sometimes humorous, always perceptive tutorial on how to write, why to write, and most importantly how and why to write fantasy for children, the book achieves Jones’ self-effacing and understated goal: “It is my hope that some of these items will be of use to people.” HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Jones’ career spanned four decades and, in that time, she wrote more than 40 fantasy books for young people. Fans of the legendary author, who passed away in 2011, will be eager to glean her advice. Grades 8-12. --Frances Bradburn Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller!

Pdf Reference The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller!

Pdf:The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller!.Science fiction and fantasy is one of the most challenging--and rewarding!--genres in the bookstore. But with New York Times bestselling author Philip Athans and fantasy giant R. A. Salvatore at your side, you’ll create worlds that draw your readers in--and keep them reading! Just as important, you’ll learn how to prepare your work for today’s market. Drawing on his years of experience as one of the most acclaimed professionals in publishing, Wizards of the Coast editor Athans explains how to set your novel apart--and break into this lucrative field. From devising clever plots and building complex characters to inventing original technologies and crafting alien civilizations, Athans gives you the techniques you need to write strong, saleable narratives.Plus! Athans applies all of these critical lessons together in an unprecedented deconstruction of a never-before-published tale by the one and only R. A. Salvatore!There are books on writing science fiction and fantasy, and then there’s this book--the only one you need to create strange, wonderful worlds for your own universe of readers!

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Robotech Volume 2 - Bye Bye Mars

Pdf Reference Robotech Volume 2 - Bye Bye Mars

Pdf:Robotech Volume 2 - Bye Bye Mars.Review 'A perfect introduction for a new generation!' - CBR'A fantastic read. 5 out of 5.' - Critical Blast 'Titan Comics has taken the classic anime and re-mastered it with a bold, new, cinematic vision, in comic book form.' - Critical Blast“5 out of 5' - Nerdly'Welcome to one of the greatest series of all time. 5 out of 5.' - Comic Crusaders'Just as cool, fresh, and spirited as the original...5 out of 5' - Comic Bastards “9 out of 10' - Snap Pow 'A striking new take...4 out of 5' - Outright Geekery 'Marco Turini’s art is without question totally mind blowing.' - Outright Geekery''Must-read' for fans of military sci-fi in general and the Robotech series in particular. Highly recommended'  - Midwest Book Review Read more About the Author Brian Wood is a New York Times Best-selling author. He's written The X-Men and Moon Knight along with some of the biggest titles in pop culture, including Star Wars, Aliens, Conan The Barbarian, and Terminator. He co-wrote the story for the award-winning video game 1979 Revolution, and is currently adapting multiple series for television, includin Briggs Land at AMC.Simon Furman is a writer for comic books and TV animation, and editorially, he oversees Titan Books range of Transformers titles and their 'Comics Creators' series. He is also the author of numerous books and is currently lead writer and script supervisor for the upcoming animated TV show The Matt Hatter Chronicles.Marco Turini has worked on such titles as Squadron Supreme, Battleworld, Legends of the Dark Knight, Cyberforce, E.V.A., Cornello, and Nox. Marco has also worked as a concept artist for movies and games. Read more

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Putting the Science in Fiction: Expert Advice for Writing with Authenticity in Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Other Genres

Pdf Reference Putting the Science in Fiction: Expert Advice for Writing with Authenticity in Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Other Genres

Pdf:Putting the Science in Fiction: Expert Advice for Writing with Authenticity in Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Other Genres.Review 'Koboldt has gathered experts in medicine, genetics, neurology, zoology, technology, and astronomy to correct the inaccurate depictions of science that often occur in fiction...The entries are brief, knowledgeable, and highly entertaining, like hearing an exasperated friend rant about his or her area of expertise.' --Booklist 'This book is a must-have for authors and aspiring authors.' --Sequential Tart, 9/10 rating 'This book is a natural choice for writers of medical dramas and science fiction, but even writers of historical fiction will find important advice within its pages. Putting the Science in Fiction is definitely a resource every writer should have in their toolbox.' --Girl Who Reads 'This is a really good book with essays penned by an eclectic range of authors on a broad range of subjects...as a resource I will be referring to it for a long time to come.' --Crime Novel Reader 'The basic information is here as jumping off points, some delve into much more detail, and many offer up other resources to dig into the topics more deeply...a useful, well-written resource. And for those with less familiarity with some of the topics, that would be only more true. Recommended.' --Fantasy Literature 'This book is a brilliant resource, both for writers and for those with a more general interest in science. The authors are hugely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their subjects, and there’s so much in here to teach you and provide inspiration for writing and further learning.' --Books at the End of the Alphabet Read more

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The Rivan Codex: Ancient Texts of THE BELGARIAD and THE MALLOREON (The Belgariad & The Malloreon)

Pdf Reference The Rivan Codex: Ancient Texts of THE BELGARIAD and THE MALLOREON (The Belgariad & The Malloreon)

Pdf:The Rivan Codex: Ancient Texts of THE BELGARIAD and THE MALLOREON (The Belgariad & The Malloreon).Join David and Leigh Eddings on a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the extensive background materials they compiled before beginning the masterpiece of epic fantasy unforgettably set down in The Belgariad and The Malloreon and their two companion volumes, Belgarath the Sorcerer and Polgara the Sorceress.Our tour stretches from the wealthy Empire of Tolnedra to the remote Isle of the Winds, from the mysterious mountains of Ulgoland to the forbidding reaches of darkest Mallorea. Along the way, you will meet old friends and enemies alike. Rare volumes will be opened to your eyes. Sacred holy books in which you may read the secrets of the Gods themselves and of their prophets. Scholarly histories of the rise and fall of empires from the Imperial Library at Tol Honeth. The profound mysteries of the Malloreon Gospels. THE RIVAN CODEX will enrich your understanding of all that has gone before . . . and whet your appetite for more spectacular adventures from this talented team.From the Paperback edition.

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World-Building (Science Fiction Writing)

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Pdf:World-Building (Science Fiction Writing).This book is designed to give science fiction writers the solid grounding they need in real science to make their fictions read like fact. World Building is a blueprint in words, calculations, tables and diagrams to help writers transport readers from one world to another.

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The Craft of Writing Science Fiction that Sells

Pdf Reference The Craft of Writing Science Fiction that Sells

Pdf:The Craft of Writing Science Fiction that Sells.Ben Bova, best-selling author and six-time Hugo Award winner for Best Editorexplains step by step all the elements you need to write profesionallyselling science fiction. Bova was editor of both Analog and Omni magazine,two of the best-ever markets for short fiction, as well as a best-sellingnovelist -- so nobody knows what sells better than Ben Bova. The bookbreaks down every aspect of writing and analyzes it in depth, includingwith complete example short stories that he examines for how they tick.The book targets science fiction in particular since it's one of thehardest genres to write, but his explanations are applicable to fictionof any genre.This is a must-read for anyone trying to break into the professionalscience fiction writing field.CONTENTS:Chapter One - How to Get Out of the SlushpileChapter Two - Science FictionChapter Three - Character in Science Fiction: TheoryChapter Four - Character in Science Fiction - Fifteen Miles - A Complete Short StoryChapter Five - Character in Science Fiction: PracticeChapter Six - Background in Science Fiction: TheoryChapter Seven - Background in Science Fiction – Sepulcher - A Complete Short StoryChapter Eight - Background in Science Fiction: PracticeChapter Nine - Conflict in Science Fiction: TheoryChapter Ten - Conflict in Science Fiction - Crisis of the Month - A Complete Short StoryChapter Eleven - Conflict in Science Fiction: PracticeChapter Twelve - Plot in Science Fiction: TheoryChapter Thirteen - Plot in Science Fiction - The Shining Ones - A Complete Short StoryChapter Fourteen - Plot in Science Fiction: PracticeChapter Fifteen - Think Before You Write: Preparing for the NovelChapter Sixteen - The Long Siege: Writing the NovelChapter Seventeen - Into the Cold, Cruel World: Marketing Your FictionChapter Eighteen - The Thematic NovelChapter Nineteen - Ideas, Style and InspirationBibliographyABOUT THE AUTHORBen Bova, author of more than eighty futuristic novels and nonfiction books, has been involved in science and high technology since the beginning of the space program. Formerly president of Science-fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and President Emeritus of the National Space Society, Bova is a frequent commentator on radio and television, and a popular lecturer. He has also been an editor and an executive in the aerospace industry. His novels, such as Mars, The Exiles Trilogy, and The Grand Tour series, combine romance, adventure, and scientific accuracy to explore the impact of technological developments on individuals and on society as a whole. His nonfiction books, such as Welcome to Moonbase and Assured Survival, show how modern technology can be used to solve economic, social and political problems. Bova has taught science fiction writing at Harvard University and at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. He lectures regularly on topics dealing with the space program, energy, the craft of writing, and the art of predicting the future. His audiences have included the National Geographic Society, government and corporate executive groups, writers’ workshops and university students. He has worked with film makers and television producers, such as Woody Allen, George Lucas and Gene Roddenberry. Bova has appeared on hundreds of radio and television broadcasts. He was a regular guest on CBS Morning News, and has appeared frequently on Good Morning America and the Today show. He was editorial director of Omni magazine and editor of Analog magazine. He received the Science Fiction Achievement Award (the “Hugo”) for Best Professional Editor six times.Don't keep making the same mistakes -- read THE CRAFT OF WRITING SCIENCE FICTION THAT SELLS today!

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World-Building (Science Fiction Writing Series)

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Pdf:World-Building (Science Fiction Writing Series).Amazon.com Review Another in Ben Bova's series on Science Fiction Writing, here geologist and SF scribe Stephen Gillett helps you construct star systems and planets from the atoms up. While it may take you a little more than the proverbial seven days (well, six with rest), when you're done, your knowledge of gravity, weather patterns, cosmic mass and stellar patterns--in this universe--will be greatly enhanced. Read more About the Author Stephen L. Gillett is a research associate at the Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada, Reno. Read more

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How to Draw Steampunk: Discover the secrets to drawing, painting, and illustrating the curious world of science fiction in the Victorian Age (Fantasy Underground)

Pdf Reference How to Draw Steampunk: Discover the secrets to drawing, painting, and illustrating the curious world of science fiction in the Victorian Age (Fantasy Underground)

Pdf:How to Draw Steampunk: Discover the secrets to drawing, painting, and illustrating the curious world of science fiction in the Victorian Age (Fantasy Underground).Review Steampunk, once a little-known subcultural phenomenon, has gained popularity. After a brief discussion of the origins and influences of steampunk, husband and wife Marsocci and DeBlasio—who design steampunk props for films—and artist Berry provide background on basic tools and techniques, then go on to present exercises in steampunk-themed drawing, painting, and illustration. These projects increase in complexity over the course of the book, including some digital tools along the way. This title will appeal especially to young adult readers. - Library Journal Read more About the Author Bob Berry has been an artist, illustrator, and character and graphic designer for more than 15 years. While the mainstay of Bob Berry's work is for children's publishing and textbooks, Bob has also provided art and illustration for CDs, children's games, toy packaging, and more. Visit bobberryillustration.com.Allison DeBlasio (Mrs. Grymm) and her husband Joey Marsocci (Dr. Grymm) own Dr. Grymm Laboratories, a custom prop fabrication and fine art business based in Connecticut. They plan an annual Steampunk art exhibit called the Steampunk Bizarre which was hosted at Mark Twain House and Museum in the winter of 2012. They live in Middletown, CT and have two children who both love costumes and props already! Visit them online at http://www.drgrymmlaboratories.net.Joey Marsocci (Dr. Grymm) and his wife Allison DeBlasio (Mrs. Grymm) own Dr. Grymm Laboratories, a custom prop fabrication and fine art business based in Connecticut. They plan an annual Steampunk art exhibit called the Steampunk Bizarre which was hosted at Mark Twain House and Museum in the winter of 2012. Dr. Grymm has also appeared on the PBS OffBook series and the BBC America World Wide news speaking about his Steampunk Artwork. They live in Middletown, CT and have two children who both love costumes and props already! Visit them online at http://www.drgrymmlaboratories.net. Read more

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Creating Life (Art of World Building)

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Pdf:Creating Life (Art of World Building).Review 'It is exhaustive, well written, and knowledgeable...I, as a successful science fiction and fantasy writer, have generated many worlds, so this material is familiar, but it would have been easier and probably better had I had a reference like this. It is realistic, recognizing that the average writer may not have the patience to work out all the details before getting into the action...' - NY Times Bestselling Author Piers Anthony 'Worldbuilding--creating a fictional setting--is THE biggest job of a storyteller... Where to begin this devastatingly big job? With CREATING LIFE by Randy Ellefson, even the first volume of which is THOROUGH. This book raises ALL the points, and asks all the questions. Not just recommended: essential!' - Ed Greenwood, creator of The Forgotten Realms(R) and dozens of other imaginary worlds Read more

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How to Write Horror Fiction (Genre Writing Series)

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Pdf:How to Write Horror Fiction (Genre Writing Series).Review The aspiring horror writer would do well to sink his fangs into this book before the next full moon: this guide is a ghoulish romp through the work of today's masters of the macabre (including Nolan), full of useful suggestions designed to punch up one's writing to a salable level. In his chatty manner, Nolan manages to cover all the neophyte's questions on effective prose technique, but what makes this book different from the usual nuts-and-botts writing guide is the inclusion, in its entirety, of his own short short story, 'The Pool.' Here, the tale is painstakingly dissected for a discussion of its components, with the author illustrating his reasoning behind each step as he works towards a unified vision of sheer terror. The powerful clarity of this example provides an invaluable teaching tool, one that offers the newcomer real insight on the elements of good fiction. Nolan also stresses the importance of drawing from the well-spring of one's own experience, both as an idea source and to lend plausibility to writing. Above all, he encourages would-be Stephen Kings to learn by action, to begin by submitting work to small press periodicals while honing their skills. By way of inspiration, he adds short bios of successful authors who struggled early, yet prevailed to become the genre's giants. Despite all this cheer-leading, Nolan's simple approach lends credence to his expansive claim that horror fiction is both a perfectible and profitable craft. -- From Independent Publisher Read more

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Writing Apocalypse and Survival: A Masterclass in Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction and Zombie Horror (The Ultimate Author's Guide Book 4)

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Pdf:Writing Apocalypse and Survival: A Masterclass in Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction and Zombie Horror (The Ultimate Author's Guide Book 4).Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Story Secrets, from Novels to ScreenplaysLearn how to write post-apocalyptic science fiction and survival horror from USA TODAY bestselling author, Jackson Dean Chase. This dynamite book covers any type of apocalypse or disaster you want (on any scale), and any kind of enemy, from aliens to zombies. It includes 4 complete plot templates, tons of story ideas, and a step-by-step walkthrough to show you how the world ends.The 3 Stages of the Apocalypse broken down by what happens in each, what goods and services are available, what jobs are in demand, and escalating danger levelsThe 7 Steps to Survive every character must know, including surviving solo and in groups, the difference between a prepper and survivalist, etc.The 6 Types of Human Villains: Cults, Mad Max-style road warriors, Walking Dead-style tyrants, rogue military/law enforcement, maniacs, and traitorsHero and Villain Psychology and Character Arcs for the genreAndroids, Cyborgs, and Robots perfect for your Robocop, Dystopian, Cyberpunk, and Terminator ideasMutants and Killer AnimalsEvery Possible Type of Zombie, from fast to slow, from demon-possessed to intelligent to controlled by aliens, even living "virus maniacs" like 28 Days Later and The CraziesInfected Characters, Zombified Characters, and Virus Transmission and Progression A Custom Zombie Builder to create unique enemies for your novel, short story, or scriptDozens of CLEVER PLOT IDEAS, plus the one easy way to breathe new life into old ideasSurvival Horror Tips and Tricks, including how to write victims and throwaway characters in a way to make your audience careHundreds of Book, Movie and TV show recommendations to help you imagine the perfect apocalypseINCLUDES 4 COMPLETE PLOT TEMPLATES to inspire your creativity: 2 for disasters/apocalypses, 2 for the post-apocalypse world. Combine them to create new and interesting variations!Everyone loves to write about the end of the world because it's a fear we all have. Post-Apocalyptic fiction is a hot genre, and this fun guide helps you hook readers and sell more books!NOTE: The Ultimate Author's Guide to Writing Apocalypse and Survival was previously released as How to Write Realistic Zombies and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction. This "ultimate" edition has been extensively revised and expanded with exciting new content.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Original Motion Picture Special Edition

Pdf Reference Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Original Motion Picture Special Edition

Pdf:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Original Motion Picture Special Edition.About the Author Kevin Eastman - Born in 1962 in Portland, Maine, Kevin began drawing as soon as he was able to hold a crayon. His discovery of comic books gave meaning to his crazed doodling. When Kevin discovered and studied the work of Jack Kirby, Russ Heath, Richard Corben, Vaughn Bode and John Severin, he began to hone his craft. His first published work appeared in 1980, a year or so before he met Peter Laird. In May 1984, he and Laird published Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1, creating the hit heroes in a half-shell. Eastman co-writes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for IDW and can sometimes be found at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.Peter Laird is an American comic book writer and artist. He is best known for co-creating the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with writer and artist Kevin Eastman. Read more

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Creating Places (Art of World Building)

Pdf Reference Creating Places (Art of World Building)

Pdf:Creating Places (Art of World Building).Review 'With CREATING PLACES, Randy Ellefson has penned a sequel to his CREATING LIFE that walks story creators through worldbuilding along an entertaining road that runs everywhere, making sure nothing is missed. Plentiful examples are provided, and a veteran worldbuilder can find just as much fun and comprehensive reminders in these pages as a novice. Some books are nice to have, and a rare few are 'must haves.' Like Ellefson's preceding book, CREATING PLACES is one of that rare breed: an essential reference work. Unlike most references, this one is fun to read. Not to mention a goad and spark for the imagination!' - Ed Greenwood, creator of The Forgotten Realms(R) and dozens of other imaginary worlds ..'.It also has advice along the wayon writing that I'm sure novice writers and perhaps some established ones toocan profit from. I recommend this book as a basic reference; at worst it is areview of necessary concepts, and at best it will upgrade you from a mediocrespeculative fiction writer to a superior one.' - NY Times Bestselling Author Piers Anthony Read more

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Writing Monsters and Maniacs: A Masterclass in Genre Fiction for Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction (The Ultimate Author's Guide Book 3)

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Pdf:Writing Monsters and Maniacs: A Masterclass in Genre Fiction for Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction (The Ultimate Author's Guide Book 3).Learn to Write Compelling Monsters, Maniacs, Aliens, and Fantasy CreaturesBestselling authors and screenwriters know you must create Incredible Monsters and Maniacs to hook readers. You can have the greatest plot in the world, but without equally great monsters and maniacs, readers won't care.This book teaches you how to write dynamite monsters ands maniacs for novels, screenplays, comics, and role-playing games. This Fun, Easy Advice works for science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and regardless of whether you are an aspiring writer or seasoned professional. It also includes over 150 Plot Ideas and lists of magic, psychic, and supernatural powers!Learn from USA TODAY bestselling author, Jackson Dean Chase, as he teaches you shocking facts and advice about:Alien and Fantasy Races, including Humanoids like Centaurs, Orcs, Goblins, and Subhuman CavemenWeird Energy Beings (like Astral Predators, Demons, and Ghosts), where they live, and how they possess the livingCannibals, Human Familiars (like Renfield and Igor), and all kinds of Maniacs, including psychological profiles into what motivates their evilAndroids, Cyborgs, Robots, Virtual Reality Nightmares, even Possessed Machines and Maniac DriversCursed Were-Beasts, Natural Shapeshifters, and Science-Based Shifters (like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)Undead, including Vampires, Mummies, Zombies, Skeletons, and moreWild and Domestic Animals, plus Mutants and Mythological Beasts (such as Dragons) A Custom Monster Builder to create monsters, maniacs, and entire races from any planet, afterlife, or dimensionA complete list of Magic Spells, Psychic Talents, and Supernatural Powers to give your creations unique combinations of strengths and weaknessesHundreds of Book, Movie and TV show recommendations to help you imagine the perfect creatureINCLUDES OVER 150 PLOT IDEAS to inspire your creativity!Everyone loves to write about monsters and mayhem because in writing about evil, we learn how to defeat it. Readers love to be scared, to be thrilled by the unknown, and that's exactly what this book helps you do.NOTE: The Ultimate Author's Guide to Writing Heroes and Villains was previously released as How to Write Realistic Monsters, Aliens, and Fantasy Creatures. This "ultimate" edition has been extensively revised and expanded with exciting new content.

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Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy

Pdf Reference Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy

Pdf:Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy.Review “Some of the more cogent writing on the subject in some time. Highly recommended.” ―Booklist“I think nearly everyone who is serious about writing should get a copy and keep it on hand.” ―Scavenger's Newsletter Read more From the Back Cover Many beginning writers ask for criticism and advice, and those who don't ask would still like to get it. The volume of submissions makes it quite impossible for most editors to comment individually on submissions, except for those few that they almost want to publish. The editors who have joined together in putting this book together hopes that this will be the next best thing. Obviously it can't offer criticism of your manuscript, but it does offer a wealth of useful tips and insights from several well-known professionals in the field. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Writing Monsters and Maniacs: A Masterclass in Genre Fiction for Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction (The Ultimate Author's Guide) (Volume 3)

Pdf Reference Writing Monsters and Maniacs: A Masterclass in Genre Fiction for Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction (The Ultimate Author's Guide) (Volume 3)

Pdf:Writing Monsters and Maniacs: A Masterclass in Genre Fiction for Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction (The Ultimate Author's Guide) (Volume 3).Learn to Write Compelling Monsters, Maniacs, Aliens, and Fantasy CreaturesBestselling authors and screenwriters know you must create Incredible Monsters and Maniacs to hook readers. You can have the greatest plot in the world, but without equally great monsters and maniacs, readers won't care.This book teaches you how to write dynamite monsters ands maniacs for novels, screenplays, comics, and role-playing games. This Fun, Easy Advice works for science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and regardless of whether you are an aspiring writer or seasoned professional. It also includes over 150 Plot Ideas and lists of magic, psychic, and supernatural powers!Learn from USA TODAY bestselling author, Jackson Dean Chase, as he teaches you shocking facts and advice about:Alien and Fantasy Races, including Humanoids like Centaurs, Orcs, Goblins, and Subhuman CavemenWeird Energy Beings (like Astral Predators, Demons, and Ghosts), where they live, and how they possess the livingCannibals, Human Familiars (like Renfield and Igor), and all kinds of Maniacs, including psychological profiles into what motivates their evilAndroids, Cyborgs, Robots, Virtual Reality Nightmares, even Possessed Machines and Maniac DriversCursed Were-Beasts, Natural Shapeshifters, and Science-Based Shifters (like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)Undead, including Vampires, Mummies, Zombies, Skeletons, and moreWild and Domestic Animals, plus Mutants and Mythological Beasts (such as Dragons) A Custom Monster Builder to create monsters, maniacs, and entire races from any planet, afterlife, or dimensionA complete list of Magic Spells, Psychic Talents, and Supernatural Powers to give your creations unique combinations of strengths and weaknessesHundreds of Book, Movie and TV show recommendations to help you imagine the perfect creatureINCLUDES OVER 150 PLOT IDEAS to inspire your creativity!Everyone loves to write about monsters and mayhem because in writing about evil, we learn how to defeat it. Readers love to be scared, to be thrilled by the unknown, and that's exactly what this book helps you do.NOTE: The Ultimate Author's Guide to Writing Heroes and Villains was previously released as How to Write Realistic Monsters, Aliens, and Fantasy Creatures. This "ultimate" edition has been extensively revised and expanded with exciting new content.

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Creating Characters Kids Will Love

Pdf Reference Creating Characters Kids Will Love

Pdf:Creating Characters Kids Will Love.One key element in creating engaging stories for kids is developing vivid characters. Veteran children's author Elaine Alphin gives readers concrete tips for bringing their characters to live, including: How to observe real kids and bring their life onto the page; How to remember your own childhood and make it a part of your story; How to use the elements of characterization as the basis for conflict and action; With examples from successful children's books and exercises throughout, this book is a must-have for both the beginning writer and those more experienced in the children's book field. Read more

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Booktalk: Occasional Writing on Literature and Children

Pdf Reference Booktalk: Occasional Writing on Literature and Children

Pdf:Booktalk: Occasional Writing on Literature and Children.A noted children's book author probes the theme of literature, children, and the role of adult in bringing the two together, with studies of Paul Zindel, Betsy Byars, Robert Cormier, E.B. White, Arnold Lobel, Maurice Sendak, and other noted authors

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Picture Writing (Write for Kids Library)

Pdf Reference Picture Writing (Write for Kids Library)

Pdf:Picture Writing (Write for Kids Library).An interactive and innovative resource provides children with the necessary tools and techniques to unleash and enhance their creativity in writing by concentrating on the selection of every word, image, and phrase to construct evocative characters, settings, and plots driven by description. Original.

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Writing Interactive Fiction

Pdf Reference Writing Interactive Fiction

Pdf:Writing Interactive Fiction.Did you ever think eBooks were perfect for interactive fiction? Ever think about writing a story with multiple paths? Deb Potter writes and edits the popular You Say Which Way series. This is the book she wishes she'd had when she started.

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The Giblin Guide to Writing Children's Books, Fourth Edition

Pdf Reference The Giblin Guide to Writing Children's Books, Fourth Edition

Pdf:The Giblin Guide to Writing Children's Books, Fourth Edition.Review '. . . a terrific hands-on guide . . . [by] Giblin, who developed the publishing careers of many authors while Editor-in-Chief at Clarion Books. . . ' --Stephanie Loer, The Boston Globe'As an editor of children's books for more than 20 years and a noted nonfiction author himself, Giblin is in a unique position to discuss what it takes to get a children's book written and published . . . His comments are peppered with anecdotes from his own career and those of other authors he has worked with. These examples considerably enliven his material, which will encourage and educate readers hoping to embark on a writing career.' --Ilene Cooper, A.L.A. Booklist'A concise, helpful guide aimed at those who aspire to write for children and teenagers . . . Giblin's wise insights into contemporary children's literature from the perspective of an experienced editor provide compelling reading.' --Kathleen T. Horning, head of the University of Wisconsin's Cooperative Children's Book Center Read more About the Author Jim Giblin spent 30 years as a children's book editor and publisher, the last 22 as Editor-in-Chief and Publisher at Clarion Books. Under his direction, Clarion grew from 18 titles to over 400 books in print published by over 150 authors, and assumed a leadership position in the field. He helped develop many new children's writers into winning authors, both as an editor and as a workshop leader at prestigious writers' conferences. Currently a contributing editor at Clarion, Jim left his Editor-in-Chief post in 1989 to devote more time to his own writing. Jim Giblin has authored 25 highly praised nonfiction children's books, many of which have received awards and honors. Fourteen of his titles have been named Notable Children's Books by the American Library Association. In 1996, he received the Washington-Post Children's Book Guild Award for Nonfiction for his body of work. He continues to write children's books that attract enthusiastic readers and reviews, and win awards for such works as Secrets of the Sphinx (2004) Starred review from A.L.A. Booklist. The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler (2003) received the Robert F. Sibert Award of the American Library Association for the Most Distinguished Informational Children's Book of 2003, and The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin (2001) Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book. Read more

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Writing With Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books

Pdf Reference Writing With Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books

Pdf:Writing With Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books.From Library Journal Shulevitz, a well-established children's author and illustrator, uses discussion and more than 600 illustrations to convey principles he follows in his work. He covers story writing briefly, but gives most of his attention to the drawing of illustrations. Shulevitz makes his points slowly and completely and starts at a very basic level. He covers technical questions of how actually to proceed in developing ideas into books, as well as aesthetic and ethical issues. While Shulevitz's frequent use of his own work as a model of excellence and his unabashed presentation of his own point of view limit the range of styles and approaches presented, the book will still be useful as a starting point for aspiring children's authors. Kathryn W. Finkelstein, formerly with Georgia Inst. of Technology Lib., AtlantaCopyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more

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Writing for Children and Teens: A Crash Course (How to Write, Revise, and Publish a Kid's or Teen Book with Children's Book Publishers)

Pdf Reference Writing for Children and Teens: A Crash Course (How to Write, Revise, and Publish a Kid's or Teen Book with Children's Book Publishers)

Pdf:Writing for Children and Teens: A Crash Course (How to Write, Revise, and Publish a Kid's or Teen Book with Children's Book Publishers).About the Author Ms. Liu's works include picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and YA novels. Her latest picture book, BIKE ON, BEAR (Aladdin, S&S) was named to the 2016 Illinois Reads List and the winner of the 2016 Oklahoma Book Award. Her picture book entitled 'Tiana and Charlotte's Friendship Fix-up' for Disney was featured in the Disney Princess Storybook Collection. Cynthea also has numerous titles with Disney including GUS LOVES CINDERELLA, FLOUNDER LOVES ARIEL, Chip Loves Belle, Mulan's Perfect Present, and more. Her book, WOOBY & PEEP, a humorous picture book, was published by Sterling. She has also ghostwritten chapter books for a bestselling Disney series, and her middle-grade novel PARIS PAN TAKES THE DARE with G.P. Putnam's Sons was a Scholastic Book Club selection, an APALA selection, and an Oklahoma Book Award finalist. Her YA novel THE GREAT CALL OF CHINA for Puffin's S.A.S.S.bestselling series was a NoveList Grab N' Go selection and an APALA selection. Her work has been translated into Spanish, German, Korean, Chinese, and French.  Based in Chicago, Cynthea has spoken to a number of schools in Illinois and across the country. She has also been a guest speaker for national conferences organized by the American Library Association, American Association of School Librarians, Association for Library Services to Children, and the Young Adult Library Services Association, among others. Locally and regionally, Cynthea has also spoken for the Illinois School Media Library Association, the Illinois Reading Council, the Illinois State Board of Education, and the Chicago Teacher-Librarians Association. Cynthea is also a frequent guest author for local family literacy nights and young author conferences. She is also a writing coach and faculty member for both local and national conferences associated with the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators as well as universities and colleges. She has been featured on ABC's Chicago 7 and the Chicago Sun Times. Read more

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Writing for Children and Teenagers

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Pdf:Writing for Children and Teenagers.Helps aspiring authors of books for children and teenagers achieve publication, discussing characterization, plot, dialogue, and endings as well as marketing, research, and editing

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Writing for Children and Teenagers

Pdf Reference Writing for Children and Teenagers

Pdf:Writing for Children and Teenagers.If you have the desire to write for kids, imagination, and the will to learn how to write professionally, then you are holding the book that can show you how to write for and sell to today's children's market. Based on the authors' successful teaching and writing experiences, this classicc book (now in its third edition) offers a practical guide to publication, complete with information and advice on special writing problems, projects, and research and reference materials aimed at writing for the young reader. Read more

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Writing and Illustrating Children's Books for Publication: Two Perspectives

Pdf Reference Writing and Illustrating Children's Books for Publication: Two Perspectives

Pdf:Writing and Illustrating Children's Books for Publication: Two Perspectives.Amazon.com Review Although this book was written primarily for writers and illustrators who want to publish children's books commercially, it would also be a great book for parents who have thought about writing books for their own children -- or even publishing the charming books that children themselves often create. Read more

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Flying Fingers: Master the Tools of Learning Through the Joy of Writing

Pdf Reference Flying Fingers: Master the Tools of Learning Through the Joy of Writing

Pdf:Flying Fingers: Master the Tools of Learning Through the Joy of Writing.Review A collection of adventure stories from prodigy author Adora Svitak-includes tips on teaching kids to write, key vocabulary. --buildingrainbows.com/bookreview/reviewid/12094 Read more About the Author At the age of just eight years Adora Svitak has written over 450,000 words, published her first book and reached hundreds of thousands of children and parents with her campaign to inspire other children to use reading and writing to learn about and influence the world around them. She lives with her family in Seattle, WA Read more

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The Everything Guide To Writing Children's Books: From Cultivating an Idea to Finding the Right Publisher All You Need to Launch a Successful Career

Pdf Reference The Everything Guide To Writing Children's Books: From Cultivating an Idea to Finding the Right Publisher All You Need to Launch a Successful Career

Pdf:The Everything Guide To Writing Children's Books: From Cultivating an Idea to Finding the Right Publisher All You Need to Launch a Successful Career.About the Author Lesley Bolton is a freelance writer and professional editor. She has a B.F.A. in writing, literature, and publishing from Emerson College, where she specialized in children’s books. Ms. Bolton lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Read more

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A Teacher's Bullet Grid Journal: A Perfect Gift, 150 Dot Grid and Inspiration Pages, 8x10, Professionally Designed (Journals, Notebooks and Diaries)

Pdf Reference A Teacher's Bullet Grid Journal: A Perfect Gift, 150 Dot Grid and Inspiration Pages, 8x10, Professionally Designed (Journals, Notebooks and Diaries)

Pdf:A Teacher's Bullet Grid Journal: A Perfect Gift, 150 Dot Grid and Inspiration Pages, 8x10, Professionally Designed (Journals, Notebooks and Diaries).About the Author Purple Splash Studios is a mom and daughter team on a mission to spread happiness and inspire young minds. Through Helene Pam’s inspirational words and wisdom and Sheleen Lepar’s beautiful illustrations and vision, they create products and experiences that touch the hearts and minds of families around the world. They love teaching children to become deep thinkers, helping them to find the confidence to believe in themselves, and empowering them to achieve anything they set their minds to. Their hope is also to inspire them to help others and the world in the process. They also have a passion to create tools for teachers and parents to help them raise amazing human beings. Their products include Amazon Best Selling Journals, “My Gratitude and Dream Journal” and “My Happy Journal', a #1 self-reflection and personal growth journal. Their latest books include bullet grid journals for teachers, moms, and more to help organize their lives in a fun, personalized way. For more information and inspiration, please visit www.PurpleSplashStudios.com and follow Purple Splash Studios on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. Read more

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What Wonderful Things Happened Today: Child’s Daily Gratitude Journal (Magical Storybook Writing Log for Kids)

Pdf Reference What Wonderful Things Happened Today: Child’s Daily Gratitude Journal (Magical Storybook Writing Log for Kids)

Pdf:What Wonderful Things Happened Today: Child’s Daily Gratitude Journal (Magical Storybook Writing Log for Kids).From the Author The Benefits of a Daily Gratitude Journal Including:Discover the power of gratitude, dreams, and positive thinking The perfect gift for kids, teens, and even adultsCultivating an attitude of gratitude yields many physical, mental, and spiritual benefitsHelp your child become happier and more certain about themselvesShare a gift for graduation, birthday, holiday, school, teachers, students, and party favorsPractice the expression of feelings through words, drawings, and picturesLearning to express gratitude on a regular basisShow your gratitude to your loved ones, including yourselfHeighten appreciation for the simple wonders in lifeContribute to a life of awareness, love, and happiness Read more From the Inside Flap A Million Uses for our Daily Gratitude Journal Including: As a daily diary or journalInspire your child to be gratefulShow appreciationWriting devotionals, thanks, and prayersHandwriting PracticeFocus on mindfulnessCapture feelings and dreamsHave positive thoughts - be brave, be boldDiscover the power of positive thinkingHeighten appreciation for the simple wonders in lifeContribute to a life of awareness, love, and happinessTurn ordinary moments into blessingsJotting down important notes, numbers, or remindersRecord story ideas, projects, goals, and accomplishments Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Children's Writer's Reference

Pdf Reference The Children's Writer's Reference

Pdf:The Children's Writer's Reference.Amazon.com Review The Children's Writer's Reference is a book of lists held together by strong connective tissue. Some of the lists, such as those explaining publishing terms or the various types of novelty children's books, provide a great service to a children's-book author. If you are writing a novelty book, you should know whether it's a flap book or a gatefold, a pull-the-tabs or a pop-up. Other lists, like the one of things you might find in a playground, are a bit off-putting; if you don't know that playgrounds generally feature swings and jungle gyms, you might be in the wrong line of work. And still others, like the one of 'words that work well in titles of children's books' ('nice' and 'runaway' are among the 22 included), will strike you as either totally crass or pleasantly helpful, depending on how eager you are to fit a commercial niche. Among this book's most helpful lists are those featuring classic children's books worth exploring--books that deal successfully with anthropomorphism, with fantasy, with plot. While the lists provide a great starting place for one's own imaginative wanderings, it is the fiber holding them together that provides the greatest assistance to the reader. The authors are children's-book publishing veterans (Suben was editor in chief of Golden Books for 12 years; author-illustrator Amoss has taught children's literature at Tulane University) and they know whereof they speak. Most important, if you are writing picture books, 'you should try to visualize every detail of your book, even if you are not the illustrator.' Don't try to explore more than one or two aspects of character (picture books are too short). And 'beware ... of the disguised sermon.' Finally, as in life, so in children's books: 'The two most difficult subjects to deal with are God and death.' --Jane Steinberg Read more About the Author Eric Suben was editor-in-chief of Golden Books for 12 years. Read more

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Dreams And Wishes: Essays on Writing for Children

Pdf Reference Dreams And Wishes: Essays on Writing for Children

Pdf:Dreams And Wishes: Essays on Writing for Children.From Booklist Newbery award winner Cooper has collected 14 of her speeches in a compilation that should find a ready spot in library professional collections. The essays, presented in the order in which they were written, show an evolution in Cooper's thoughts about writing for children. When her The Dark Is Rising was voted a 1974 Newbery Honor Book, Cooper barely knew what the Newbery award was, and only after attending that summer's ALA convention did she realize that there was a world of people who enjoyed nothing better than discussing children's books. By the last essay, she is a beloved author, who draws readers in to her celebration of the mystery of creativity and keenly appreciates the many messengers who bring her works to the attention of children. Along the way, Cooper also examines her childhood relationship with books and the effect of her immigration to the U.S. on her writing and demonstrates clearly how we can all participate in bringing the magic of reading into children's lives. Ilene Cooper Read more From the Publisher Susan Cooper's sequence of fantasy novels has become a modern classic, internationally established on school and college reading lists and in the hearts of thousands of children. Writers of fantasy, says Cooper, deal in 'myth, legend, folktale, the mystery of dream and the greater mystery of Time. With all that haunting our minds, it isn't surprising that we write stories about an ordinary world in which extraordinary things happen.' This fascinating collection of essays, compelling reading for any parent, teacher, librarian, or booklover, contains 20 years of an author's reflections on the nature of craft, imagination, and her young audience. Some of the topics are focused on fantasy; others range from the theater to literacy, from poetry to war. Although Susan Cooper is also a gifted playwright and television screenwriter (Foxfire, The Dollmaker, To Dance with the White Dog), her novels for young adults contain her best work. Her concern for children's literature permeates Dreams and Wishes, making it a book that is both entertaining and disturbing. At the heart of Cooper's work is a passionate plea for the recognition, in an image-oriented world, of the all-encompassing power and value of the written word. Read more

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It's a Bunny-Eat-Bunny World: A Writer's Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Today's Competitive Children's Book Market

Pdf Reference It's a Bunny-Eat-Bunny World: A Writer's Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Today's Competitive Children's Book Market

Pdf:It's a Bunny-Eat-Bunny World: A Writer's Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Today's Competitive Children's Book Market.Discusses what editors expect from children's book authors and offers advice on writing and submitting a manuscript, marketing and publicizing one's own work, and dealing with agents, contracts, and writers' rights.

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Invitations to the World: Teaching and Writing for the Young

Pdf Reference Invitations to the World: Teaching and Writing for the Young

Pdf:Invitations to the World: Teaching and Writing for the Young.From Publishers Weekly Aspiring writers learn from voices of experience in a trio of titles. In the first, Invitations to the World: Teaching and Writing for the Young, Newbery Medalist Richard Peck (A Year Down Yonder) describes his own beginnings as a writer and how he gets his ideas, and offers his opinion on education and crafting works of fiction. Ages 12-up.Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. Read more About the Author Richard Peck has written more than thirty novels, and in the process has become one of the country’s most highly respected writers for children. In fact The Washington Post called him “America’s best living author for young adults.” A versatile writer, he is beloved by middle-graders as well as young adults for his historical and contemporary comedies and coming-of-age novels. He lives in New York City, and spends a great deal of time traveling around the country to speaking engagements at conferences, schools, and libraries. Mr. Peck is the first children’s book author to have received a National Humanities Medal. He is a Newbery Medal winner (for A Year Down Yonder), a Newbery Honor winner (for A Long Way from Chicago), a two-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Edgar Award winner. In addition, he has won a number of major honors for the body of his work, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the ALAN Award, and the Medallion from the University of Southern Mississippi. Read more

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Writing for Young Adults

Pdf Reference Writing for Young Adults

Pdf:Writing for Young Adults.Provides guidelines and examples on writing for the YA market with profiles of popular genres and current trends, tips on improving writing skills and effective research, and the dos and dont's of contacting publishers

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2010 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

Pdf Reference 2010 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

Pdf:2010 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market.About the Author Alice Pope has been editor of Children's Writer's & Illustrators Market for more than 15 years. She frequently speaks on children's writing and publishing at writers' conferences and blogs about children's publishing at cwim.blogspot.com. Alice is a former Regional Advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Read more

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, Second Edition

Pdf Reference The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, Second Edition

Pdf:The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, Second Edition.The comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for the ever-expanding and always exciting children's market-now in a new and updated second edition. € Includes new chapters for illustrators, on submissions, portfolios, art directors, and more € In 2001, children's book publishing was a $1.8 billion market € Offers practical advice on getting started, plus the basics on writing-and selling-books that kids will love and parents will buy € Very few books on this topic provide specific information by experts € Covers picture book, juvenile, and young adult markets € Includes sample queries and proposals for most types of children's fiction

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It's a Bunny-Eat-Bunny World: A Writer's Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Today's Competitive Children's Book Market

Pdf Reference It's a Bunny-Eat-Bunny World: A Writer's Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Today's Competitive Children's Book Market

Pdf:It's a Bunny-Eat-Bunny World: A Writer's Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Today's Competitive Children's Book Market.From Publishers Weekly Bunny-Eat-Bunny World: A Writer's Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Today's Competitive Children's Book Market. Using rabbit metaphors, the longtime children's book editor begins with a brief history of children's book publishing in the U.S. ('The Bunny Also Rises') and covers brass tacks, including finding the right publisher ('Hop to It!'); points to helpful organizations; and addresses such issues as rights ('Splitting Hares'). Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. Read more From School Library Journal Expanding on her excellent Writing and Publishing Books for Children in the 1990s (Walker, 1992), Litowinsky includes timely information on current and emerging trends; the marketplace; and useful tips on writing, editing, and marketing a children's book. Novice writers will find answers to many questions about getting published; suggestions for becoming better at their craft; and practical advice as to when, where, and how to submit material. A former children's book editor, Litowinsky has also worked as a literary agent and has published children's books in her own right; her insider insights and candor provide reliable, helpful guideposts for anyone interested in the field. For this reason, the book is also of interest to librarians for its lucid overview of the history and future of children's book publishing, including electronic publishing, in America. Readers can discover why books go out of print so quickly, what defines and fuels contemporary markets (library, educational, religious, novelty, etc.), what packagers do, and the difference between a book doctor and an editor. This is precisely the volume to have on hand for the patron who thinks writing and publishing kids' books is easy: it will quickly put that erroneous idea to rest. A useful and definitive guide.Susan Patron, Los Angeles Public Library Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Fiction Editor

Pdf Reference The Fiction Editor

Pdf:The Fiction Editor.From Library Journal This breezy little book illuminates the normally private relationship between author and editor. In prose that is opinionated, brash, and forceful, McCormack lays bare the principles he has applied for 30 years as a fiction editor. While admitting the need for sensibility, he denounces seat-of-the-pants editing, substituting instead a systematic method of analyzing stories and repairing their faults before publication. In a conversational and light-hearted tone, he offers insights that will interest not just writers and editors of fiction but also anyone who wants to understand what makes a novel succeed or fail. Perfect for teachers, critics, and general readers as well.- Michael Edmonds, State Historical Soc. of Wisconsin, MadisonCopyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more

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Ten Steps to Publishing Children's Books: How to Develop, Revise & Sell All Kinds of Books for Children

Pdf Reference Ten Steps to Publishing Children's Books: How to Develop, Revise & Sell All Kinds of Books for Children

Pdf:Ten Steps to Publishing Children's Books: How to Develop, Revise & Sell All Kinds of Books for Children.Amazon.com Review Beginning children's book writers will find advice and encouragement in this appealing guide by veteran authors Berthe Amoss (who is also an illustrator) and Eric Suben (formerly editor-in-chief of Golden Books). The book's 10 steps include identifying your audience, hooking your reader, and dealing with publishers. The final 'step' is actually a minianthology of essays by successful children's authors and illustrators, accompanied by full-color reproductions from their books. Sprinkled throughout are quotes and anecdotes from the world of children's book publishing. Ursula Nordstrom, a legendary 1960s children's book editor, attributes her success to the fact that 'I am a former child'; writer Nancy Willard claims that 'There is no good children's book that is only for children'; and Amoss relates a serendipitous encounter after having received a rejection letter: while blindly calling other publishers from a pay phone, she was referred by a woman at the next phone to an editor who ended up publishing six of her books. Finally, the children's book market is unlike any other, say the authors, in that 'You have several audiences. First are editors, then booksellers. Then come parents and educators. And only then come the children.' --Jane Steinberg Read more

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The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children (Write for Kids Library)

Pdf Reference The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children (Write for Kids Library)

Pdf:The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children (Write for Kids Library).Review For four years, I have been searching for a book to use as a text . . . finally I have found one. -- Ann Paul, children's writing instructor, UCLA ExtensionFor four years, I have been searching for a book to use as a text...finally I have found one. -- Ann Paul, children's writing instructor, UCLA ExtensionI think it is the best book on the craft of writing that I have ever read. -- Andrea Brown, literary agentIt's all here—everything you need to know . . . a 'must have' for every novice or professional writer. -- Janet Zaren, children's book reviewer for the Palisadian-PostIt's all here—everything you need to know...a 'must have' for every novice or professional writer. -- Janet Zaren, children's book reviewer for the Palisadian-Post Read more From the Author The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stores for Children is the how-to book I always wanted to read but never could find. This book deals with fundamentals. I explore story ideas and writing and structure. What makes a character memorable and what it is about certain children’s books that makes readers keep turning the pages. I discuss beginning, middle and end; premise, theme and tone; dialogue and point of view; conflict and structure; plot and subplot. I also talk about the importance of choosing a voice that enhances your story and the power of using the five senses to add texture and authenticity to that story. This is a book about basics...a book that shows you how to apply what you learn to your own writing in easy-to-follow, step-by-step detail. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Cute Little Monsters Lined Notebook: 108 ruled pages. White paper. Soft cover. 6 x 9'. Colorful Design for Children, Tweens, or Teens, Boys & Girls, ... (Gifted Young Junior Memo) (Volume 1)

Pdf Reference Cute Little Monsters Lined Notebook: 108 ruled pages. White paper. Soft cover. 6 x 9'. Colorful Design for Children, Tweens, or Teens, Boys & Girls, ... (Gifted Young Junior Memo) (Volume 1)

Pdf:Cute Little Monsters Lined Notebook: 108 ruled pages. White paper. Soft cover. 6 x 9'. Colorful Design for Children, Tweens, or Teens, Boys & Girls, ... (Gifted Young Junior Memo) (Volume 1).A softcover notebook with a series of cute little monsters cover design, plus the following wonderful features! Book industry standard trim size 6 x 9". Beautiful glossy cover finish. Crisp white paper. Total 108 pages, with 20 dotted lines per page. Large line spacing, which is easier for reading and taking notes. Dark grey lines instead of pure black, so the lines are more eye-friendly and less distracting while reading, yet dark enough to guide writing. With page numbers, allowing possibility to make a personal table of contents or an index, if the owner requires. Perfect for taking notes in class, homeschool, self-study, or as a personal journal/diary. Colorful, stylish, and super cute cover design. "Cute Little Monsters Lined Notebook" is a great gift for yourself or any children, tweens, and teens who are fans of monsters, as well as anybody who adores cuteness!

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Parker's Picture Book Planner

Pdf Reference Parker's Picture Book Planner

Pdf:Parker's Picture Book Planner.Review 'What a great tool! I was so inspired to keep working on my manuscript because it was easy to follow the steps in the planner.''How fun to look back through the planner and remember my thought processes as I completed this manuscript. Now I have a complete record to use as reference in future projects. I know years from now (when this manuscript is a published book!) I will love that I have this record.' Read more From the Author The way I use these planners is to create as much as possible the 'world' of my story. I draw and paint my characters. (if you don't draw, cut out pictures that remind you of your characters) I add pictures of settings, color schemes that I like and dialogue and inspirational quotes that remind me of the story.  Anything you can add that reminds you of this 'world' you have created helps. Then when you  open it up to work on it, it is much easier to get right back into the mindset of that setting and those characters and get straight to work. Read more

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Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing (Quick & Dirty Tips)

Pdf Reference Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing (Quick & Dirty Tips)

Pdf:Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing (Quick & Dirty Tips).Online sensation Grammar Girl makes grammar fun and easy in this New York Times bestsellerAre you stumped by split infinitives? Terrified of using "who" when a "whom" is called for? Do you avoid the words "affect" and "effect" altogether?Grammar Girl is here to help! Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar—but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. A couple of years ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. The podcasts have now been downloaded more than twenty million times, and Mignon has dispensed grammar tips on Oprah and appeared on the pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.Written with the wit, warmth, and accessibility that the podcasts are known for, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing covers the grammar rules and word-choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers. From "between vs. among" and "although vs. while" to comma splices and misplaced modifiers, Mignon offers memory tricks and clear explanations that will help readers recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules. Chock-full of tips on style, business writing, and effective e-mailing, Grammar Girl's print debut deserves a spot on every communicator's desk.

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Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

Pdf Reference Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

Pdf:Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style.Review “An essential (and delightful!) grammar guide . . . interwoven with cultural history and lively self-revelation, this bracing manual will up your game even if all you’re writing is emails.”—People (Book of the Week)   “Playful, smart, self-conscious, and personal . . . One encounters wisdom and good sense on nearly every page of Dreyer’s English.”—The Wall Street Journal   “Destined to become a classic.”—The Millions   “Dreyer can help you . . . with tips on punctuation and spelling. . . . Even better: He’ll entertain you while he’s at it.”—Newsday (What to Read This Week)“An utterly delightful book to read, Dreyer’s English will stand among the classics on how to use the English language properly.”—Elizabeth Strout “A mind-blower—sure to jumpstart any writing project, just by exposing you, the writer, to Dreyer’s astonishing level of sentence-awareness.”—George Saunders “Farewell, Strunk and White. Benjamin Dreyer’s brilliant, pithy, incandescently intelligent book is to contemporary writing what Geoffrey Chaucer’s poetry was to medieval English: a gift that broadens and deepens the art and the science of literature by illustrating that convention should not stand in the way of creativity, so long as that creativity is expressed with clarity and with conviction.”—Jon Meacham “It is Benjamin Dreyer’s intense love for the English language and his passion for the subject that make the experience of reading Dreyer’s English such a pleasure, almost regardless of the invaluable and practical purpose his book serves in such dark and confusing times for grammar and meaning.”—Ayelet Waldman & Michael Chabon “If Oscar Wilde had wanted to be helpful as well as brilliant, if E. B. White and Noël Coward had had a wonderful little boy who grew up to cherish and model clarity, the result would be Benjamin Dreyer and his frankly perfect book. Anyone who writes anything should have a copy by their computer, and perhaps another on the nightstand, just for pleasure.”—Amy Bloom “Dreyer’s English is essential to anyone who cares about language. It’s as smart and funny as Dreyer is himself. He makes you smile and makes you smarter at the same time.”—Lyle Lovett “Like Dreyer himself, this book reassures as it teaches. The reader never feels spoken down to, as in so many other style guides, but is instead lifted up, inspired to communicate with more clarity and zing. I’ll be buying this for friends.”—Brian Koppelman, co-creator and showrunner of Billions “This work is that rare writing handbook that writers might actually want to read straight through, rather than simply consult.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) Read more About the Author Benjamin Dreyer is vice president, executive managing editor and copy chief, of Random House. He began his publishing career as a freelance proofreader and copy editor. In 1993, he became a production editor at Random House, overseeing books by writers including Michael Chabon, Edmund Morris, Suzan-Lori Parks, Michael Pollan, Peter Straub, and Calvin Trillin. He has copyedited books by authors including E. L. Doctorow, David Ebershoff, Frank Rich, and Elizabeth Strout, as well as Let Me Tell You, a volume of previously uncollected work by Shirley Jackson. A graduate of Northwestern University, he lives in New York City. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

Pdf Reference Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

Pdf:Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style.NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An essential (and delightful!)”* guide to writing from Random House’s longtime copy chief and one of Twitter’s leading language gurus—in the tradition of The Elements of Style*People (Book of the Week) We all write, all the time: books, blogs, emails. Lots and lots of emails. And we all want to write better. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help. As Random House’s copy chief, Dreyer has upheld the standards of the legendary publisher for more than two decades. He is beloved by authors and editors alike—not to mention his followers on social media—for deconstructing the English language with playful erudition. Now he distills everything he has learned from the myriad books he has copyedited and overseen into a useful guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best prose foot forward. As authoritative as it is amusing, Dreyer’s English offers lessons on punctuation, from the underloved semicolon to the enigmatic en dash; the rules and nonrules of grammar, including why it’s OK to begin a sentence with “And” or “But” and to confidently split an infinitive; and why it’s best to avoid the doldrums of the Wan Intensifiers and Throat Clearers, including “very,” “rather,” “of course,” and the dreaded “actually.” Dreyer will let you know whether “alright” is all right (sometimes) and even help you brush up on your spelling—though, as he notes, “The problem with mnemonic devices is that I can never remember them.” And yes: “Only godless savages eschew the series comma.” Chockful of advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts, this book will prove to be invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people’s prose, and—perhaps best of all—an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language.Praise for Dreyer’s English“Playful, smart, self-conscious, and personal . . . One encounters wisdom and good sense on nearly every page of Dreyer’s English.”—The Wall Street Journal “Destined to become a classic.”—The Millions “Dreyer can help you . . . with tips on punctuation and spelling. . . . Even better: He’ll entertain you while he’s at it.”—Newsday (What to Read This Week)

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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Pdf Reference On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Pdf:On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft."If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write." Here is Stephen King's master class on his craft. On Writing begins with a mesmerizing account of King's childhood and his early focus on writing to tell a story. A series of vivid memories from adolescence, college, and the struggling years that led up to his first novel, Carrie, offer a fresh and often funny perspective on the formation of a writer. King then turns to the tools of his trade, examining crucial aspects of the writer's art and life, offering practical and inspiring advice on everything from plot and character development to work habits and rejection. King was in the middle of writing this book when he was nearly killed in a widely reported accident. On Writing culminates with a profoundly moving account of how his need to write spurred him toward recovery, and brought him back to his life.

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Cracking the AP English Language & Composition Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf Reference Cracking the AP English Language & Composition Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf:Cracking the AP English Language & Composition Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft

Pdf Reference On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft

Pdf:On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft.Review 'A one-of-a-kind classic.'--The Wall Street Journal'This is a special book, animated by a unique intelligence, and filled with useful truth.'—Michael Chabon'On Writing had more useful and observant things to say about the craft than any book since Strunk and White's The Elements of Style.'--Roger Ebert“The best book on writing. Ever.”--The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) Read more About the Author Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King) and the Bill Hodges trilogy, End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. Read more

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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Pdf Reference Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Pdf:Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life.Amazon.com Review Think you've got a book inside of you? Anne Lamott isn't afraid to help you let it out. She'll help you find your passion and your voice, beginning from the first really crummy draft to the peculiar letdown of publication. Readers will be reminded of the energizing books of writer Natalie Goldberg and will be seduced by Lamott's witty take on the reality of a writer's life, which has little to do with literary parties and a lot to do with jealousy, writer's block and going for broke with each paragraph. Marvelously wise and best of all, great reading. Read more Review 'Superb writing advice... hilarious, helpful and  provocative.' -- New York Times Book  Review. 'A warm, generous and  hilarious guide through the writer's world and its  treacherous swamps.' -- Los Angeles  Times. 'A gift to all of  us mortals who write or ever wanted to write...  sidesplittingly funny, patiently wise and alternately  cranky and kind -- a reveille to get off our duffs  and start writing now, while we  still can.' -- Seattle  Times. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever Need

Pdf Reference Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever Need

Pdf:Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever Need.Review “Every novelist should own a copy of this book. It will change the way you think about stories—and your writing. Jessica Brody takes the mystery and frustration out of plotting a novel. I’ll never write another book without a copy of Save the Cat! Writes a Novel.” --Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times best-selling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures and author of Broken Beautiful Hearts 'Good plotters aren't born. They're formed by studying the twists and turns of others' stories. Save the Cat! Writes a Novel is a perfect plot study tool for all levels of writer. It will help you dissect any plot conundrum, conceive your story's blueprint, and give a beat to every pivot of your hero's journey.' --Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month and author of Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo “Through its insightful use of beat sheets, genres, and trade secrets, this book is an invaluable guide through the daunting task of writing a novel.” --Jessica Khoury, author of The Forbidden Wish and Last of Her Name“This playful, illuminating book is a godsend for anyone seeking to understand story structure for novels.”--Emmy Laybourne, author of the international bestselling Monument 14 trilogy, and the novels Sweet, Berserker and Ransacker Read more About the Author JESSICA BRODY worked for MGM Studios as manager of acquisitions and business development before becoming an internationally best-selling author of more than fifteen novels for teens, tweens, and adults including The Geography of Lost Things, The Chaos of Standing Still, A Week of Mondays, and Better You Than Me. She’s also the author of the Descendants: School of Secrets series, based on the hit Disney Channel original movie, Descendants. Her books have been translated and published in over 23 countries and Unremembered and 52 Reasons to Hate My Father are currently being developed for film through Reliance Entertainment by the producers of Zero Dark Thirty and Slumdog Millionaire. She travels the country teaching Save the Cat! workshops to novelists.  Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Associated Press Stylebook 2018: and Briefing on Media Law (Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law)

Pdf Reference The Associated Press Stylebook 2018: and Briefing on Media Law (Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law)

Pdf:The Associated Press Stylebook 2018: and Briefing on Media Law (Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law).About the Author The Associated Press (www.ap.org) is a not-for profit news cooperative that delivers fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Distributed by satellite and the Internet to more than 120 nations, AP services daily reach more than one billion people. With headquarters in New York City, the AP has over 3,700 employees in more than 300 locations worldwide. Read more

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Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process

Pdf Reference Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process

Pdf:Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process.Amazon.com Review One of the great joys of being a book nerd is the rare offer from an accomplished writer to peer inside their head, to probe the process that makes their work, well, work. The best examples (Stephen King’s On Writing, Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, etc.) go beyond the nuts and bolts of prose – how to tell a story in three acts, e.g. – to talk about how they view their craft, however idiosyncratic or replicable. Draft No. 4 falls squarely into this category. With this collection of eight essays, McPhee – the author of Coming into the Country, Encounters with the Archdruid, and countless other celebrated works of longform nonfiction – shares his experiences as a working writer, recalling the methods, tools (mental and otherwise), and relationships that helped him produce some of his most memorable books and articles. It’s less of a how-to than a this-is-how-I-did-it approach, offering plenty of astonishment and inspiration for aspiring writers (and just plain readers), if not easy solutions. An deft blend of art and memoir, Draft No. 4 might seem like the entertaining, amiable reminiscences of a favorite uncle, if it wasn’t also so informative and insightful. --Jon Foro, Amazon Book Review Read more Review John McPhee is the recipient of the 2017 Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award'Followers of John McPhee, perhaps the most revered nonfiction narrative journalist of our time, will luxuriate in the ship-shape prose of 'Draft No. 4' . . . Delightful . . . Interspersed with observations every writer should remember . . . The last three chapters will be assigned and reassigned by grateful writing teachers . . . I savored every word'―Corby Kummer, New York Times Book Review'[Draft No. 4]'s combination of shop talk, war stories, slices of autobiography, and priceless insights and lessons suggests what it must be like to occupy a seat in the McPhee classroom . . . McPhee's observations about writing are always invigorating to engage with. And Draft No. 4 belongs on the short shelf of essential books about the craft.' ―Ben Yagoda, The Wall Street Journal'A sunny tribute to the gloomy side of the writing life . . . It's McPhee on McPhee; commentary on his greatest hits, a little backstory, a little affectionate gossip . . . His advice is in the service of making the text as sturdy, useful and beautiful as possible. It's an intimate book―and intimacy is rare in McPhee's work . . . For most of his career, McPhee has written reverently about . . . methodical, somewhat solitary men (mostly) who work with their hands and take quiet pride in their work.' ―Parul Sehgal, The New York Times'A book that any writer, aspiring or accomplished, could profitably read, study and argue with . . . For over half a century, John McPhee―now 86―has been writing profiles of scientists, eccentrics and specialists of every stripe. All are exceptional at what they do. So, too, is their discerning chronicler.' ―Michael Dirda, The Washington Post'Draft No. 4 is as lean and punchy a book as anything McPhee wrote in his thirties . . . The book's ostensible focus of imparting the wisdom accumulated over a lifetime of writing blurs often and very enjoyably with reminiscences about McPhee's own long apprenticeship in the craft . . . The star attraction here isn't the method but the man; readers who go in knowing that will be endlessly fascinated―and may learn a good deal.' ―Steve Donoghue, The Christian Science Monitor 'The beauty of Draft No. 4 lies partly in our watching a master deconstruct the nearly invisible habits of his work. The result celebrates a life―probing, colorful, singular―devoted to writing.' ―Joan Silverman, Portland Press Herald'Reading [these essays] consecutively in one volume constitutes a master class in writing, as the author clearly demonstrates why he has taught so successfully part-time for decades at Princeton University. . . . Almost every sentence sparkles, with wordplay evident throughout. . . . Readers already familiar with the author's masterpieces . . . will feel especially fulfilled by McPhee's discussions of the specifics from his many books. . . . A superb book about doing his job by a master of his craft.' ―Kirkus Reviews (starred review)'[Draft No. 4 is] not a general how-to-do-it manual but a personal how-I-did-it of richer depth―not bouillon cubes, but rich stock . . . McPhee lays it all out with the wit of one who believes that 'writing has to be fun at least once in a pale blue moon.'' ―Publishers Weekly 'McPhee has set the standard for the genre of creative nonfiction . . . With humor and aplomb, he recalls anecdotes about how he approached a story: from interviewing and reporting to drafting and revising, to working with editors and publishers . . . [Draft No. 4 is] a well-wrought road map to navigating the twists and turns, thrills and pitfalls, and joys and sorrows of the writer's journey.' ―Donna Marie Smith, Library Journal 'Eight crisply instructive and drolly self-deprecating essays [are] gathered here in this exceptionally entertaining and illuminating book . . . [Draft No. 4] is expert, charming, and invigorating.' ―Donna Seaman, Booklist'McPhee taught us to revere language, to care about every word, and to abjure the loose synonym . . . Perhaps there are writers out there who make it look easy, but that is not the example set by McPhee. He is of the school of thought that says a writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than for other people. Some people joke about lashing themselves to the chair to get a piece of writing done, but McPhee actually has done it, with the belt of his bathrobe . . . I doubt many of us ever took a class that resonated so profoundly over the years.' ―Joel Achenbach, Princeton Alumni Weekly'In college, I took a twelve-week writing course with McPhee at Princeton. I received a ‘P’―for ‘Pass.’ This was a mercy. McPhee has been teaching the course, so far as I know, since the Silurian Period. More than half of his former students have gone on to work at various magazines and newspapers, to write books. Actually, only a small percentage of McPhee’s students studied with him at Princeton; he has been for dozens and dozens of nonfiction writers what Robert Lowell used to be for poets and poet wannabes of a certain age: the model.' ―David Remnick'McPhee’s sentences are born of patience and attention: he seems to possess a pair of eyes with the swivel, zoom and reach of a peregrine falcon’s, and a pair of ears with the recording ability of a dictaphone. He notices almost everything.' ―Robert Macfarlane, The Guardian Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Scholastic Success with Writing, Grade 1

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Pdf:Scholastic Success with Writing, Grade 1.Color:Grade 1 Give students the targeted, skill-building practice they need with these standards-based books! Each workbook includes more than 40 ready-to-reproduce practice pages. Easy-to-follow directions and fun exercises motivate students to work on their own. Every activity in each book is correlated to state standards. For use with Grade 1.

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The Elements of Style Workbook: Writing Strategies with Grammar Book (Writing Workbook Featuring New Lessons on Writing with Style)

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Pdf:The Elements of Style Workbook: Writing Strategies with Grammar Book (Writing Workbook Featuring New Lessons on Writing with Style).The Elements of Style Workbook, a stand-alone writing and grammar workbook, honors the original Elements of Style masterpiece by William Strunk, Jr. published in 1920, with relevant updates for modern times. We have adapted Strunk's original Elements of Style to include essential exercises (with an answer key located in the appendix). These exercises help writers gain command of grammar as well as stylistic structures and devices through guided practice. Essential for today's writers, Strunk's original chapters regarding rules of usage and principles of composition are represented in this Elements of Style Workbook. These original lessons, along with style exercises that teach writers to flex their writing style at will, include grammar concepts, sentence writing, paragraph writing, and style writing exercises that amplify the impact of the original Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. True to Strunk's original masterpiece, this Elements of Style Workbook addresses the most common grammar and writing issues novice writers face, which are the same grammar and writing issues that have plagued English writers for over a century. We honor Strunk's identification of these main writing challenges, and do not dilute the prominence of these points with either less difficult lessons or more advanced lessons in regard to either grammar or writing. In this way, we retain Strunk's original focus on the essentials. We have reproduced these essential lessons here and provided targeted practice to enable writers to strengthen those skills. While holding true to the original Elements of Style, this Elements of Style Workbook also amplifies some troublesome yet vital stylistic points of practice with the following augmentations: * Grammar on past perfect * Expansive style section * Excerpts from literature masters as style examples and guides None of these highly useful components were present in the original Elements of Style, nor have they been represented in any Elements of Style edition since then. Style Types included The style section draws from Noah Webster's articulate delineations of style types. Each style type draws from a master of literature illustrating that particular style. Writers are challenged to imitate, recreate, and eventually alter the styles of the given passages by shifting the writing passages from one style to another. The following style types are included: 1. Forceful writing style 2. Vehement writing style 3. Elegant writing style 4. Brief writing style 5. Copious writing style 6. Precise writing style 7. Neat writing style 8. Loose writing style 9. Feeble writing style 10. Plain writing style 11. Diffusive writing style 12. Ornamental writing style Together, these style types represent the vast majority of writing styles used by literary masters in the English language. The Elements of Style Workbook--An English writing workbook like no other With its loyalty to the highly acclaimed and extremely successful original edition of Strunk's The Elements of Style, augmented by Webster's clearly defined articulation of style types and supplemented by ample, targeted, and clear exercises for both writing and grammar, The Elements of Style Workbook offers an essential grammar and writing resource like no other. Whether you are beginning your journey to quality writing or would like to refine your command of voice and style, you will find this updated version of a tried-and-true resource, a vital aid to both grammar and writing.

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A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

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Pdf:A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing).Review “Turabian’s A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations continues a tradition of providing one of the best interpretations of The Chicago Manual of Style for higher education students and researchers in this ninth edition. The writing style is clear and easy to read, with examples illustrating proper formatting of items.” (American Reference Books Annual)'A mainstay in high-school and college libraries.' (Praise for a previous edition Booklist)“This definitive handbook supplies information on about everything any student or teacher may desire to know concerning paper writing.” (Praise for a previous edition Quill and Scroll)“Kate L. Turabian was our trusted guide and mentor, the absolute authority, the one who knew all there was to know about the strange world of proper term papers. . . . To write a term paper without a well-worn copy of Turabian handy was unthinkable. Our writing on term papers might be weak, our research haphazard, our insights sophomoric, but, thanks to Kate L. Turabian, our footnotes could always be absolutely flawless.” (Praise for a previous edition Seattle Post-Intelligencer) Read more About the Author Kate L. Turabian (1893–1987) was the graduate-school dissertation secretary at the University of Chicago from 1930 to 1958. She is also the author of Student’s Guide for Writing College Papers, also published by the University of Chicago Press. Read more

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'They Say / I Say': The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, with 2016 MLA Update (Third Edition)

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Pdf:'They Say / I Say': The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, with 2016 MLA Update (Third Edition).About the Author Gerald Graff, a professor of English and education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and 2008 president of the Modern Language Association of America, has had a major impact on teachers through such books as Professing Literature: An Institutional History, Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education, and Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind.Cathy Birkenstein is a lecturer in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has published essays on writing in College English, and, with Gerald Graff in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Academe, and College Composition and Communication. Read more

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The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression

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Pdf:The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression.The bestselling Emotion Thesaurus, often hailed as “the gold standard for writers” and credited with transforming how writers craft emotion, has now been expanded to include 55 new entries! One of the biggest struggles for writers is how to convey emotion to readers in a unique and compelling way. When showing our characters’ feelings, we often use the first idea that comes to mind, and they end up smiling, nodding, and frowning too much. If you need inspiration for creating characters’ emotional responses that are personalized and evocative, this ultimate show-don’t-tell guide for emotion can help. It includes:Body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for 130 emotions that cover a range of intensity from mild to severe, providing innumerable options for individualizing a character’s reactionsA breakdown of the biggest emotion-related writing problems and how to overcome themAdvice on what should be done beforedrafting to make sure your characters’ emotions will be realistic and consistent Instruction for how to show hidden feelings and emotional subtext through dialogue and nonverbal cuesAnd much more!The Emotion Thesaurus, in its easy-to-navigate list format, will inspire you to create stronger, fresher character expressions and engage readers from your first page to your last.

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The Little Seagull Handbook with Exercises (Third Edition)

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Pdf:The Little Seagull Handbook with Exercises (Third Edition).About the Author Richard Bullock (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is emeritus professor of English at Wright State University, where he directed the writing programs for twenty-eight years and designed the university's writing across the curriculum program and Introduction to College Writing Workshop. In 2012, he was awarded the Trustees' Award for Faculty Excellence, Wright State's highest honor. In addition to The Norton Field Guide to Writing, he is a coauthor of The Little Seagull Handbook.Michal Brody is a linguist, independent scholar, and lecturer. She was a founding faculty member of the Universidad de Oriente in Yucatán, Mexico, and teaches now at Sonoma State University and San Francisco State University. Her scholarly work centers on language pedagogy and politics in the United States and Mexico. She’s the author (with Keith Walters) of What’s Language Got to Do with It? and coauthor (with Richard Bullock and Francine Weinberg) of The Little Seagull Handbook, and the editor of the Everyone’s an Author Tumblr site and They Say / I Blog.Francine Weinberg (M.Ed, Teachers College, Columbia University) is an author and editor who has worked for more than thirty years on college and high school English textbooks. She is the author of the handbook in The Norton Field Guide to Writing and a coauthor of The Little Seagull Handbook. Read more

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Barron's AP English Literature and Composition with Online Tests (Barron's Ap English Literture and Composition)

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Pdf:Barron's AP English Literature and Composition with Online Tests (Barron's Ap English Literture and Composition).From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: Barron's Essential 5 Introduction Introducing the AP English Literature and Composition Exam 1 1 Getting Acquainted with the Test 2 Answering Questions on the Test 3 Writing 4 Diagnostic Test 5 Poetry 6 Essay Question 1: Poetry 7 Essay Question 2: Prose Fiction 8 Essay Question 3: Free-Response 9 Practice Tests Glossary of Literary and Rhetorical Terms Acknowledgments Index Read more

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Wreck This Journal (Duct Tape) Expanded Ed.

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Pdf:Wreck This Journal (Duct Tape) Expanded Ed..Review Praise for Wreck This Journal“Not gonna lie, this is probably the coolest journal you’ll ever see. . . . Wreck This Journal is here to inspire you.” —Buzzfeed“Wreck This Journal encourages you to stop fretting about quality and start relishing the artistic process.” —Oprah.com“Smith’s journal is about destruction, asking readers to poke through pages, submerge them, attach photos and then deface them, and essentially revel in our ‘mistakes.’ The finished product—crumpled pages and sometimes doubled in size—is itself a masterpiece.” —BuzzFeed, Journals That Will Give Your Brain A Workout“I love this book and the playful way that Keri Smith teaches people the act of creating by putting you right on the spot. Wreck This Journal is a fun, interactive book that you will want to work in every day. To create is to destroy, and this book delivers.” —D*I*Y Planner“No matter where you start or where you end, there’s always something interesting to do. . . . The book is an exploration into creativity.” —Buffalo News“The ideal gift for artistic minded people, or not, for that matter, as what I love about this book is that there is no right or wrong. Neat, messy, colorful, dark, you can wreck however you want.” —Hawwa, etc.“I’ve kept journals before, but have never written in them as frequently as I write in my Wreck This Journal. It is great for inspiration; it gives you tasks that are thought-provoking rather than pages of endless blank lines. It is a great way to pass the time and a great gift for anyone, no matter how young or old.” —Teen Ink“Wreck this Journal makes a great gift for someone who’s going through a stressful time, needs a form of release, or anyone who could use a few minutes of fun.” —Jactionary“Wreck This Journal encourages you to experiment and have fun. . . . Flip to any page in the book and you will find a prompt: fun prompts, destructive prompts, creative prompts to help your creative juices flow.” —Craft Critique“Calling all bookworms and creative doodlers, Wreck This Journal is the perfect book to spruce up your summer. . . . It’s a wonderful stress reliever and brings out the inner childish behavior we are so often told to get over. You won’t be disappointed.” —Kristine Marie Babauta, Marianas VarietyPraise for Keri Smith“Keri Smith may well be the self-help guru this DIY generation deserves.” —The Believer“A conceptual artist and author luring kids into questioning the world and appreciating every smell, texture and mystery in it.” —TIME Magazine Read more About the Author Keri Smith is a bestselling author, illustrator, and thinker. Her books include Wreck This Journal, The Wander Society, This is Not a Book, How to Be an Explorer of the World, Mess, Finish This Book, The Pocket Scavenger, Wreck This Journal Everywhere, Everything Is Connected, and The Imaginary World of... as well as Wreck This App, This is Not an App, and the Pocket Scavenger app. She enjoys spending time with her husband, experimental musician Jefferson Pitcher, and two children. Read more

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The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression

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Pdf:The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression.The bestselling Emotion Thesaurus, often hailed as “the gold standard for writers” and credited with transforming how writers craft emotion, has now been expanded to include 55 new entries!One of the biggest struggles for writers is how to convey emotion to readers in a unique and compelling way. When showing our characters’ feelings, we often use the first idea that comes to mind, and they end up smiling, nodding, and frowning too much.If you need inspiration for creating characters’ emotional responses that are personalized and evocative, this ultimate show-don’t-tell guide for emotion can help. It includes:Body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for 130 emotions that cover a range of intensity from mild to severe, providing innumerable options for individualizing a character’s reactionsA breakdown of the biggest emotion-related writing problems and how to overcome themAdvice on what should be done beforedrafting to make sure your characters’ emotions will be realistic and consistentInstruction for how to show hidden feelings and emotional subtext through dialogue and nonverbal cuesAnd much more!The Emotion Thesaurus, in its easy-to-navigate list format, will inspire you to create stronger, fresher character expressions and engage readers from your first page to your last.

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The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide: Prompts and Activities to Create the Most Interesting Story for Your Character (The Ultimate RPG Guide Series)

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Pdf:The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide: Prompts and Activities to Create the Most Interesting Story for Your Character (The Ultimate RPG Guide Series).Review 'Your character creating journey itself seems like a game, there’s space available to write in the book which I feel helps add to pencil and paper feel to the famed tabletop RPGs! What I like about this book is even if you don’t want to play with others, you could entertain yourself by creating characters for fun OR to help you create characters for a book or short story. From what I’ve read so far, this book is pure fun. If someone like me who knows little to nothing about traditional RPG’s could enjoy this book, then other newcomers to the genre and returning heroes from past fellowships will find something in this for them.' (Horror Fuel)'I took my time reading through this book, trying out exercises with new and existing characters, and handed it off to friends, both those who D&D players and short story writers. I was pretty quickly getting questions about how much it cost, ($14.00 USD MSRP, though it’s currently on sale for a lower price several places), when it comes out, (October 2nd) and if I’d be willing to let them borrow it, which I think speaks volumes. I’ve found myself reaching for the book when trying to come up with a clever little something to fit into a character’s backstory while writing a script, and have had other writers suggest they’d use it to do the same. It’s not only a useful tool for building and fleshing out characters, it’s also written in an incredibly entertaining way, making it fun way to get the creative juices flowing.' (Gaming Trend)'What I like about The Ultimate RPG Character Back Story Guide is that it is completely non-linear and you can make of it what you will. Even if you are not currently in a campaign The Ultimate RPG Character Back Story Guide is a fun workbook for any fantasy or RPG enthusiast. It may also be a great way to teach your children how to begin to establish their own role-playing characters and make for a fun night of creativity and adventure for the whole family. Longtime gamers know that having a character with a full and fascinating backstory makes for compelling gameplay and The Ultimate RPG Character Back Story Guide helps you do just that. Did I mention it was extremely affordable? You can pick up a copy on Amazon for a tick over $10. That’s less than almost any RPG accessory!' (Geek Dad)'James D’Amato has thought about the novice and the experienced player and has put together ‘The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide’ to essentially have you be an RPG superstar…. Taking fear into account can make your role-playing character come to life by giving them a sense of humanity and creating interesting gameplay. That’s something only D’Amato has realized and gamers will be the better for it…. James D’Amato has done something special with his new book ‘The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide.’ It’s akin to a graduate school course in role-playing games.' (Reviewfix)'Overall, I think this is a really cool book for those of you that enjoy RPG kits, but... I think it’s also a great tool for (aspiring) character developers.' (SDGT ENT)'There is an argument that could be made that anyone could come up with their own backstory, but as someone who often runs into creative ruts, The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide is a fantastic tool. While the obvious use is for your character in a role-playing game, I see tons of great potential for both character backstory and world building in games, writing, and general storytelling.' (That's Entertainment)'This is a great book for any player of RPGs and can be a valuable resource for those that act as a Game Master. Much of this book is addressed in the third person and it gives the feeling of a great attentive Game Master working out character creation you the reader as the player. We should all be so lucky to have such a GM and we should all be such thoughtful and creative players.' (Game Industry)'I can give The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide the following praise - it's inspired me to want to kick off a new RPG Campaign for the first time in a year and a half. I want to DM a campaign and I want to play in a campaign. I want to pick through the guide for nuggets of inspiration, for added depth to my next game world. I can think of no better endorsement other than 'this book will be used'. Sadly, I can't say that for the vast majority of my gaming collection.' (Tenkar's Tavern)'For me as a founder of Halo: The Lost Keys a text based RPG played via discord it really was fun and entertaining to do, and I look forward to writing some more in it.' (Nation Fusion)'It truly is an RPG guide that hopes to make everyone a bit more excited for the RPG experience. Again, as mentioned above, it’s incredibly useful for those trying to get a kickstart into creating a story for their friends… I can dig this guide and its purpose… Anyway, there isn’t a lot to dislike about this book. It shoots straight, it works for what it is, and it feels open. I particularly enjoyed the fact that there are spaces for writers/game masters to fill in the blanks to answer questions, as well as make notes…  it is a good book that does truly act as a guide. It will certainly help to kickstart ideas for characters, stories, and situations that pure RPGers can get behind.' (Digital Chumps) Read more About the Author James D’Amato is the creator and game master of the One Shot Podcast, as well as several spin off podcasts dedicated to RPG gameplay. He trained at Second City and iO in Chicago in the art of improvisational comedy: he now uses that education to introduce new people to role-playing, and incorporates improvisational storytelling techniques to create compelling and entertaining stories for RPG campaigns and one-shot adventures. He lives in Chicago, Illinois and is the author of The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Book.  Read more

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They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing (Fourth Edition)

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Pdf:They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing (Fourth Edition).About the Author Cathy Birkenstein is a lecturer in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has published essays on writing in College English, and, with Gerald Graff in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Academe, and College Composition and Communication.Gerald Graff, a professor of English and education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and 2008 president of the Modern Language Association of America, has had a major impact on teachers through such books as Professing Literature: An Institutional History, Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education, and Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind. Read more

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Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting

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Pdf:Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting.Amazon.com Review Writing for the screen is quirky business. A writer must labor meticulously over his or her prose, yet very little of that prose is ever heard by filmgoers. The few words that do reach the audience, in the form of the characters' dialogue, are, according to Robert McKee, best left to last in the writing process. ('As Alfred Hitchcock once remarked, 'When the screenplay has been written and the dialogue has been added, we're ready to shoot.' ') In Story, McKee puts into book form what he has been teaching screenwriters for years in his seminar on story structure, which is considered by many to be a prerequisite to the film biz. (The long list of film and television projects that McKee's students have written, directed, or produced includes Air Force One, The Deer Hunter, E.R., A Fish Called Wanda, Forrest Gump, NYPD Blue, and Sleepless in Seattle.) Legions of writers flock to Hollywood in search of easy money, calculating the best way to get rich quick. This book is not for them. McKee is passionate about the art of screenwriting. 'No one needs yet another recipe book on how to reheat Hollywood leftovers,' he writes. 'We need a rediscovery of the underlying tenets of our art, the guiding principles that liberate talent.' Story is a true path to just such a rediscovery. In it, McKee offers so much sound advice, drawing from sources as wide ranging as Aristotle and Casablanca, Stanislavski and Chinatown, that it is impossible not to come away feeling immeasurably better equipped to write a screenplay and infinitely more inspired to write a brilliant one.--Jane Steinberg Read more Review '... stimulating, innovative, refreshingly practical.' -- -- Lawrence Kasdan, Director'...the best guide on writing you can find.' -- Laurence Chollet, The Record, Northern New Jersey'In difficult periods of writing, I often turn to Robert McKee's wonderful book for guidance' -- -- Dominick Dunne, Novelist'McKee is the Stanislavski of writing.' -- -- Dennis Dugan, Writer, NYPD Blue'[Story is]an excellent instruction manual on the craft of storytelling.' -- Austin American-Statesman'to the people who write, direct and produce for Hollywood - or desperately wish they did - Bob McKee is a cross between E. F. Hutton and Sun Myung Moon. The man speaks, and people start to take furious notes - he is now the undisputed screenwriting king... for the legendary screenwriting boot camp that he runs. Thirty-thousand aspiring screenwriters have already taken McKee's 30-hour, three-day course...' -- Newsday Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting

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Pdf:Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting.Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress, and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese, and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives, and agents all flock to his lecture series, praising it as a mesmerizing and intense learning experience. In Story, McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his $450 seminars (considered a must by industry insiders), providing listeners with the most comprehensive, integrated explanation of the craft of writing for the screen. No one better understands how all the elements of a screenplay fit together, and no one is better qualified to explain the "magic" of story construction and the relationship between structure and character than Robert McKee.

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The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition

Pdf Reference The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition

Pdf:The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition.Review “(A) guiding light for almost all published writing in America today.” (Boston Globe)“‘Chicago' is the rule of reason made flesh. It is belief in sensible authority and reasonable application thereof. . . . Everything is changing, but some truths remain steadfast, and they should be not merely online but at your fingertips.” (Washington Post)“This manual stands as an indispensable and thoughtfully constructed English language and style resource for those compelled, by enthusiasm or responsibility, to attend to the minutiae of written expression.” (Publishers Weekly)“As it incorporates contemporary examples (e.g., NOOK, Lady Gaga), CMS, as expected, offers sensible, clear advice on matters great and small for authors’ guidance—such as the treatment of names of ships and spaceships, use of the en dash, how to edit electronic manuscripts, and the ins and outs of documenting and citing works of many kinds. Just as the seventeenth edition reflects publishing changes since the 2010 sixteenth edition, the online counterpart, an inherently continuously evolving work, will be the version of choice for those whose libraries license it.” (A Top Ten Reference Book Booklist)“The Chicago Manual of Style is the essential tool—significantly larger and much more broadly based compared to particular discipline-centric styles—that has (since 1906) guided editors, publishers, copy editors, and proofreaders, and continues to support the scholarship and writing of serious researchers in all fields of study.' (Essential rating Choice)“The revolution continues. With the manual’s 17th edition . . . both the online and hard copy editions address all kinds of issues not pertinent a decade or even seven years ago. . . . However the University of Chicago Press has not forgotten its roots. The 1013-page book (not including a 129-page index) still has all the traditional information that writers, editors and publishers expect from what is often called the ‘Bible’ of the publishing world.” (Publishing Research Quarterly)“A magnificent piece of work.' (Indexer)“For those looking to learn or reference the Chicago formatting and citation styles, The Chicago Manual of Style will always be the go-to resource. Despite each new edition’s growth in length and changes in content, the volume remains the same: the definitive—and only—guide to Chicago style. Given the print volume’s size and weight, the online version, with its additional features—many of which are freely available—is a good alternative for both brief and dedicated users who want portable access to the manual or want to move beyond the content to engage with The Chicago Manual of Style community.” (Journal of Electronic Publishing)“With publication of its seventeenth edition, the venerable Chicago Manual of Style adapts to changes in technology and editorial preferences while retaining its long-established principles.” (Technical Communication) Read more

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The Elements of Style: Classic Edition (2018): With Editor's Notes, New Chapters & Study Guide

Pdf Reference The Elements of Style: Classic Edition (2018): With Editor's Notes, New Chapters & Study Guide

Pdf:The Elements of Style: Classic Edition (2018): With Editor's Notes, New Chapters & Study Guide.This updated 2018 Classic Edition contains the original version of William Strunk's The Elements of Style, plus a variety of enhancements that make this book even more useful. It is now being used as a textbook in classes at University of Minnesota, University of Texas, UC Berkeley, and elsewhere.Generations of college students and writers have learned the basics of English grammar from this short book. It was rated "one of the 100 most influential books written in English" by Time in 2011, and iconic author Stephen King recommended it as a grammar primer that all aspiring writers should read.Written a century ago, Strunk's book is a nostalgic link to the Art Deco era and the Roaring Twenties. Many of the grammar rules listed in his book still apply today; but the English language has changed over the years, and some of these rules have are now obsolete. This Classic Edition addresses these changes with the following enhancements and additional content:1. This 2018 update adds two new chapters requested by college professors and students: Basic Rules of Capitalization and Style Rules for Better Writing.2. Editor's notes have been inserted throughout the book to flag grammar rules that are become obsolete and to provide up-to-date advice for students and writers.3. Emojis have been added to help readers identify correct examples from errors at a glance.4. A Study Guide is included in the last chapter, and the paperback version includes blank, lined pages in the back of the book for note taking.5. The e-book version has been restyled for improved display on the latest generations of digital book-reading devices.Elements of Style: Classic Edition 2018 gives students and writers a blueprint that they can follow to write clearly and effectively while learning the fundamental rules of English Grammar.NOTE: Some courses may specify other versions of this book, such as Elements of Style 4th Edition by E.B. White, or Elements of Style 2017, which builds on Strunk's work and presents 500+ up-to-date grammar and style rules for students and writers. If your course requires one of these versions, use these links to obtain the correct book:--The Elements of Style, 4th Edition (Strunk & White)/dp/020530902X--Elements of Style 2017/dp/198823628

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Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing (Quick & Dirty Tips)

Pdf Reference Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing (Quick & Dirty Tips)

Pdf:Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing (Quick & Dirty Tips).Amazon.com Review Are you a fool for mnemonics? If so, you'll fall head over nubucks for Mignon Fogarty--a.k.a. the Grammar Girl--and her handy new audio guide to writing and speaking well. It’s chock-full of smart little anecdotes and memory tricks for felling the most common grammatical foes (who can ever remember the difference between 'nauseous' and 'nauseated' anyway?) and at just an hour long it's the perfect turn-to resource for students and professionals alike. I didn't try too hard to stump Grammar Girl in our Q&A, but with her eagle eyes she spotted my grammatical (typographical?) misstep without missing a beat! --Anne Bartholomew Questions for the Grammar Girl Amazon.com: Now that we communicate so often via e-mail and text messaging, do you think that people have become more desensitized to poor grammar, or in your experience is awareness more heightened as a result? Grammar Girl: The average person seems to have become more desensitized to poor grammar, but language lovers seem to be tormented by the flood of mutilated e-mail and text messages—at least a lot of the people I hear from seem to be tormented. It might be a self-selecting group. To use one of my father's favorite phrases, language lovers seem to feel as though they are 'being pecked to death by a duck.' Amazon.com: Your weekly podcast helps millions of listeners use good grammar and write more effectively. Do you think there is more value in learning by listening, as compared to reading and practical exercise? Grammar Girl: Perhaps it's ironic, but I have a hard time learning by just listening. I need to read things, which is one of the reasons why I provide full transcripts for all my audio podcasts on the Grammar Girl Web site. People learn in different ways, so those who want to listen can listen, and those who want to read can read. In my experience, nothing beats practical exercise. I often have to look up grammar rules over and over again because I can't remember them, but once I've written a show about a rule, I always remember it. Amazon.com: Have the grammar mnemonics you've developed come easily to you? Which ones were the toughest to capture in an easy-to-remember tip? Grammar Girl: Some mnemonics come easily and some don't. I had a hard time coming up with a way for people to remember the difference between 'its' and 'it's,' and I ended up using a really complicated story about a dream I had involving the eBay 'it' advertising campaign. I think the best mnemonics are the simple ones. Remembering that you should say 'different from' instead of 'different than' because 'different' has two f's and 'from' starts with an f isn't awfully creative, but it's easy to remember. Amazon.com: Is there a grammar rule that even Grammar Girl finds it hard to remember? Grammar Girl: There are so many that it's hard to pick just one! I have a notoriously terrible memory, which is why I'm always making up mnemonics. Often I find that when I can't remember something it's because it is a style issue instead of a hard-and-fast rule, so different people do it differently and there is no 'right' answer. For example, I always have to look up the rules about whether the verb should be singular or plural after collective nouns like 'team' and phrases like 'the couple' and 'one of the people who.' But when I look up the rule for collective nouns, I am reminded that the 'rule' is that you have to just decide whether your collective noun has a sense of being a group or a sense of being many individuals. (And then there are also differences between British and American English.) It's even worse with a phrase like 'one of the people who': experts are split over whether the verb should be singular or plural. There really isn't an answer; you just have to pick a side. I have a hard time making a mnemonic for something like that! Amazon.com: It used to be that proper grammar and thoughtful wording were the defining factors of a good piece of writing. Increasingly, however, writing is prized for the speed with which it is produced and not necessarily the craft. How can conscientious writers find the happy medium between form and efficiency? Grammar Girl: What, didn't I answer your questions fast enough?But seriously, I don't think I've come in contact with the people who value speed. As a Web editor, I certainly wasn't happy when people turned in bad writing, even if they turned it in early. And when I was writing magazine articles or corporate materials for a living I never felt rushed (except when I waited too long to get started). The places where I do feel a sense of urgency are in e-mail and messaging; people seem to expect immediate responses. But writing a high-quality message doesn't take much more time than writing a careless message; it just takes more focus.Amazon.com: Bonus question: I wrote all these questions with no more than a cursory grammar and spelling check. How did I do? Grammar Girl: I found only one major error, and I changed the text to bold. It looked like a typo rather than an error in your understanding of the rules. Good job! Read more Review “Reminds me of when I first read Strunk and White. I will use it in my classroom.” ―Fourth Grade Teacher, Las Vegas Public School System“Whether you are a grammar-phobe seeking guidance, a parent looking for a tutorial that your kids will enjoy (and therefore use) or a writer seeking a fun reference manual for frustrating recurring questions, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing will likely satisfy.” ―Bill Reagan, PopMatters“Fogarty walks her listeners through the sometimes-tricky subjects with a voice that is authoritative but warm. Kind of like the sixth-grade teacher you wish you had.” ―USA Today on the Grammar Girl Podcast“Delightfully droll . . . Grammar Girl gives clear explanations with helpful examples.” ―The Los Angeles Times on the Grammar Girl Podcast“Fogarty . . . sparked what you might call a worldwide, syntax-driven fiesta.” ―Newsday on the Grammar Girl Podcast“At the root of all her success, of course, is a true love of language and grammar.” ―The Arizona Republic on the Grammar Girl Podcast“Fogarty . . . has become the country's go-to gal on grammar . . . Helpful. Smart. Funny. Fans find Grammar Girl to be all those things.” ―The Seattle Times on the Grammar Girl Podcast Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Wreck This Journal (Red) Expanded Ed.

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Pdf:Wreck This Journal (Red) Expanded Ed..Review Praise for Wreck This Journal“Not gonna lie, this is probably the coolest journal you’ll ever see. . . . Wreck This Journal is here to inspire you.” —Buzzfeed“Wreck This Journal encourages you to stop fretting about quality and start relishing the artistic process.” —Oprah.com“Smith’s journal is about destruction, asking readers to poke through pages, submerge them, attach photos and then deface them, and essentially revel in our ‘mistakes.’ The finished product—crumpled pages and sometimes doubled in size—is itself a masterpiece.” —BuzzFeed, Journals That Will Give Your Brain A Workout“I love this book and the playful way that Keri Smith teaches people the act of creating by putting you right on the spot. Wreck This Journal is a fun, interactive book that you will want to work in every day. To create is to destroy, and this book delivers.” —D*I*Y Planner“No matter where you start or where you end, there’s always something interesting to do. . . . The book is an exploration into creativity.” —Buffalo News“The ideal gift for artistic minded people, or not, for that matter, as what I love about this book is that there is no right or wrong. Neat, messy, colorful, dark, you can wreck however you want.” —Hawwa, etc.“I’ve kept journals before, but have never written in them as frequently as I write in my Wreck This Journal. It is great for inspiration; it gives you tasks that are thought-provoking rather than pages of endless blank lines. It is a great way to pass the time and a great gift for anyone, no matter how young or old.” —Teen Ink“Wreck this Journal makes a great gift for someone who’s going through a stressful time, needs a form of release, or anyone who could use a few minutes of fun.” —Jactionary“Wreck This Journal encourages you to experiment and have fun. . . . Flip to any page in the book and you will find a prompt: fun prompts, destructive prompts, creative prompts to help your creative juices flow.” —Craft Critique“Calling all bookworms and creative doodlers, Wreck This Journal is the perfect book to spruce up your summer. . . . It’s a wonderful stress reliever and brings out the inner childish behavior we are so often told to get over. You won’t be disappointed.” —Kristine Marie Babauta, Marianas VarietyPraise for Keri Smith“Keri Smith may well be the self-help guru this DIY generation deserves.” —The Believer“A conceptual artist and author luring kids into questioning the world and appreciating every smell, texture and mystery in it.” —TIME Magazine Read more About the Author Keri Smith is a bestselling author, illustrator, and thinker. Her books include Wreck This Journal, The Wander Society, This is Not a Book, How to Be an Explorer of the World, Mess, Finish This Book, The Pocket Scavenger, Wreck This Journal Everywhere, Everything Is Connected, and The Imaginary World of... as well as Wreck This App, This is Not an App, and the Pocket Scavenger app. She enjoys spending time with her husband, experimental musician Jefferson Pitcher, and two children. Read more

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On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft

Pdf Reference On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft

Pdf:On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft.Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.

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Writer's Market 2019: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Pdf Reference Writer's Market 2019: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Pdf:Writer's Market 2019: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published.Review 'Writer's Market is a fantastic reference for writers of all walks of life, writing any genre or length. It's the Yellow Pages to the literary world, and includes priceless advice on making it as an author. Writer's Market may be one of few books more powerful than Google. I highly recommend it.' --CHARLIE N. HOLMBERG, author of The Fifth Doll and The Paper Magician Read more

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Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process

Pdf Reference Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process

Pdf:Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process.Review John McPhee is the recipient of the 2017 Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award'Followers of John McPhee, perhaps the most revered nonfiction narrative journalist of our time, will luxuriate in the ship-shape prose of 'Draft No. 4' . . . Delightful . . . Interspersed with observations every writer should remember . . . The last three chapters will be assigned and reassigned by grateful writing teachers . . . I savored every word'―Corby Kummer, New York Times Book Review'[Draft No. 4]'s combination of shop talk, war stories, slices of autobiography, and priceless insights and lessons suggests what it must be like to occupy a seat in the McPhee classroom . . . McPhee's observations about writing are always invigorating to engage with. And Draft No. 4 belongs on the short shelf of essential books about the craft.' ―Ben Yagoda, The Wall Street Journal'A sunny tribute to the gloomy side of the writing life . . . It's McPhee on McPhee; commentary on his greatest hits, a little backstory, a little affectionate gossip . . . His advice is in the service of making the text as sturdy, useful and beautiful as possible. It's an intimate book―and intimacy is rare in McPhee's work . . . For most of his career, McPhee has written reverently about . . . methodical, somewhat solitary men (mostly) who work with their hands and take quiet pride in their work.' ―Parul Sehgal, The New York Times'A book that any writer, aspiring or accomplished, could profitably read, study and argue with . . . For over half a century, John McPhee―now 86―has been writing profiles of scientists, eccentrics and specialists of every stripe. All are exceptional at what they do. So, too, is their discerning chronicler.' ―Michael Dirda, The Washington Post'Draft No. 4 is as lean and punchy a book as anything McPhee wrote in his thirties . . . The book's ostensible focus of imparting the wisdom accumulated over a lifetime of writing blurs often and very enjoyably with reminiscences about McPhee's own long apprenticeship in the craft . . . The star attraction here isn't the method but the man; readers who go in knowing that will be endlessly fascinated―and may learn a good deal.' ―Steve Donoghue, The Christian Science Monitor 'The beauty of Draft No. 4 lies partly in our watching a master deconstruct the nearly invisible habits of his work. The result celebrates a life―probing, colorful, singular―devoted to writing.' ―Joan Silverman, Portland Press Herald'Reading [these essays] consecutively in one volume constitutes a master class in writing, as the author clearly demonstrates why he has taught so successfully part-time for decades at Princeton University. . . . Almost every sentence sparkles, with wordplay evident throughout. . . . Readers already familiar with the author's masterpieces . . . will feel especially fulfilled by McPhee's discussions of the specifics from his many books. . . . A superb book about doing his job by a master of his craft.' ―Kirkus Reviews (starred review)'[Draft No. 4 is] not a general how-to-do-it manual but a personal how-I-did-it of richer depth―not bouillon cubes, but rich stock . . . McPhee lays it all out with the wit of one who believes that 'writing has to be fun at least once in a pale blue moon.'' ―Publishers Weekly 'McPhee has set the standard for the genre of creative nonfiction . . . With humor and aplomb, he recalls anecdotes about how he approached a story: from interviewing and reporting to drafting and revising, to working with editors and publishers . . . [Draft No. 4 is] a well-wrought road map to navigating the twists and turns, thrills and pitfalls, and joys and sorrows of the writer's journey.' ―Donna Marie Smith, Library Journal 'Eight crisply instructive and drolly self-deprecating essays [are] gathered here in this exceptionally entertaining and illuminating book . . . [Draft No. 4] is expert, charming, and invigorating.' ―Donna Seaman, Booklist'McPhee taught us to revere language, to care about every word, and to abjure the loose synonym . . . Perhaps there are writers out there who make it look easy, but that is not the example set by McPhee. He is of the school of thought that says a writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than for other people. Some people joke about lashing themselves to the chair to get a piece of writing done, but McPhee actually has done it, with the belt of his bathrobe . . . I doubt many of us ever took a class that resonated so profoundly over the years.' ―Joel Achenbach, Princeton Alumni Weekly'In college, I took a twelve-week writing course with McPhee at Princeton. I received a ‘P’―for ‘Pass.’ This was a mercy. McPhee has been teaching the course, so far as I know, since the Silurian Period. More than half of his former students have gone on to work at various magazines and newspapers, to write books. Actually, only a small percentage of McPhee’s students studied with him at Princeton; he has been for dozens and dozens of nonfiction writers what Robert Lowell used to be for poets and poet wannabes of a certain age: the model.' ―David Remnick'McPhee’s sentences are born of patience and attention: he seems to possess a pair of eyes with the swivel, zoom and reach of a peregrine falcon’s, and a pair of ears with the recording ability of a dictaphone. He notices almost everything.' ―Robert Macfarlane, The Guardian Read more About the Author John McPhee was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and was educated at Princeton University and Cambridge University. His writing career began at Time magazine and led to his long association with The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since 1965. Also in 1965, he published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are, and in the years since, he has written over 30 books, including Oranges, Coming into the Country, The Control of Nature, The Founding Fish, Uncommon Carriers, and Silk Parachute. Encounters with the Archdruid and The Curve of Binding Energy were nominated for National Book Awards in the category of science. McPhee received the Award in Literature from the Academy of Arts and Letters in 1977. In 1999, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Annals of the Former World. McPhee lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Read more

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Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever Need

Pdf Reference Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever Need

Pdf:Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever Need.The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success.Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres (Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem) alongside quirky, original insights (Save the Cat; Shard of Glass) to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate--and a novel that will sell.

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Barron's AP English Language and Composition with Online Tests

Pdf Reference Barron's AP English Language and Composition with Online Tests

Pdf:Barron's AP English Language and Composition with Online Tests.About the Author George Ehrenhaft has been writing for Barron's for over three decades. During that time he has been the author or co-author of books on the SAT, the ACT, and both the AP English Literature and AP English Language exams. Other titles relate to English grammar and essay writing, especially writing college application essays. He has also written several Barron's Book Notes titles about literature, including The Grapes of Wrath and A Streetcar Named Desire. Ehrenhaft spent most of his career teaching English in Westchester County, New York, at Fox Lane and Mamaroneck High Schools. He is now a resident of Moraga, California, where he has become a prolific watercolor painter. Read more

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The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need: A One-Stop Source for Every Writing Assignment

Pdf Reference The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need: A One-Stop Source for Every Writing Assignment

Pdf:The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need: A One-Stop Source for Every Writing Assignment.About the Author Susan Thurman has taught English grammar from the junior high school level to the college level. She edits and publishes Class Act, a national magazine that features grammar, writing, and ideas for English teachers, and has written more than fifty articles on English instruction, as well as a number of study guides. She lives in Henderson, Kentucky, where she teaches at Henderson Community College. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. [CN]Chapter 7 [CT]Writing Better Sentences Certain elements can either make or break a sentence. If a sentence contains a misplaced or dangling modifier or is essentially illogical, it becomes confusing at best and ludicrous at worst. Some brief sentences, called fragments, don’t contain a complete thought and are not really proper sentences at all. At the other extreme, a writer may sometimes string several thoughts together to create an endless—and grammatically incorrect—run-on sentence. This chapter will give you some pointers for looking critically at your sentence construction as well as the tools to fix any problems you find. Knowing what makes a proper sentence will ensure that your writing (and your reputation!) remain solid. [H1]Misplaced Modifiers Simply put, misplaced modifiers are words or phrases that you’ve put in the wrong place. All of your words—whether they’re single words, phrases, or clauses—should be as close as possible to whatever they modify (the words they describe or give more information about). Take a look at this sentence, written with a single word in the wrong place: After her wreck, Joanna could comprehend what the ambulance driver was barely saying. The way the sentence is written, the ambulance driver is barely speaking—but surely that’s not what the writer meant. Barely is out of its correct place because it modifies the wrong word. It should be moved so that it modifies the verb could comprehend. The sentence should be written this way: After her wreck, Joanna could barely comprehend what the ambulance driver was saying. Misplaced modifiers can also be phrases, as in this example: Witnesses reported that the woman was driving the getaway car with flowing black hair. A car with flowing black hair? Really? With flowing black hair is in the wrong place in the sentence and should be placed after woman. That way, the sentence would read: Witnesses reported that the woman with flowing black hair was driving the getaway car. Clauses, too, can be put in the wrong place, as in the following sentence: Mrs. Anderson could not stop thinking about her sick baby running in the six-mile road race. That’s quite a baby who can run a six-mile road race (even while being sick). The clause running in the six-mile road race is out of place; it should be closer to the noun it modifies (Mrs. Anderson). The sentence should be reworded this way: Running in the six-mile road race, Mrs. Anderson could not stop thinking about her sick baby. One of the most common problems with misplaced modifiers comes with what are ca