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The Only Grant Writing Book You ll Ever Need

The Only Grant Writing Book You ll Ever Need Author Ellen Karsh
ISBN-10 9780465058921
Release 2014-04-08
Pages 448
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"This book provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for grant writers, demystifying the process while offering indispensable advice from funders and grant recipients. This new, 4th edition offers a comprehensive look at the entire grants process as it stands in today's unsettled economy, plus the latest trends. "--



The Only Writing Series You ll Ever Need Get Published

The Only Writing Series You ll Ever Need Get Published Author Meg Schneider
ISBN-10 9781440515620
Release 2008-06-01
Pages 192
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Do you write for hours on end and wonder if anyone else will ever see your work? Do you send out countless samples, proposals, and pleas only to hear nothing back? Do you long to see your name in print and actually make money as a writer? With The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need: Get Published, you can finally learn how to master the process and get that byline you've always wanted. Offering you insider's tips to the tricky publishing world, this expert author and agent team can help you make your writing dreams a reality. Meg Schneider and Barbara Doyen reveal how to: Approach the appropriate publishing house Make a successful pitch Get material to the decision-makers directly Self-promote and negotiate the best deal possible The ultimate writer's resource, The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need: Get Published offers the cold hard facts about the business as well as valuable advice that will turn your career around-or give it the kick-start it needs! Meg Schneideris an award-winning writer with nearly two decades of experience in journalism and public relations. She has written 8 books, including two for writers: The Everything Guide to Writing a Book Proposal. Her journalism honors include awards from the Iowa Associated Press Managing Editors, Women in Communications, the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, Gannett, the New York State Associated Press, and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. A native of Iowa, Schneider now lives in Upstate New York. Barbara Doyen is President of Doyen Literary Services, Inc. – an agency representing 100-plus authors. Her writing credits include many articles and eight published books, both fiction and nonfiction, and an audiocassette instructional series that was endorsed by James Michener. Her Write To $ell® seminars have assisted thousands of attendees in furthering their writing careers. Doyen has been involved in publishing since the mid-1970s, when her first novel was published. Her agency was incorporated in 1988. Doyen lives in Northwest Iowa.



The Only Grammar Book You ll Ever Need

The Only Grammar Book You ll Ever Need Author Susan Thurman
ISBN-10 9781440519260
Release 2003-05-01
Pages 192
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The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need is the ideal resource for everyone who wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically excellent. Whether you're creating perfect professional documents, spectacular school papers, or effective personal letters, you'll find this handbook indispensable. From word choice to punctuation to organization, English teacher Susan Thurman guides you through getting your thoughts on paper with polish. Using dozens of examples, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides guidelines for: Understanding the parts of speech and elements of a sentence Avoiding the most common grammar and punctuation mistakes Using correct punctuating in every sentence Writing clearly and directly Approaching writing projects, whether big or small Easy to follow and authoritative, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides all the necessary tools to make you successful with every type of written expression.



The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published Author Arielle Eckstut
ISBN-10 9780761163985
Release 2010-11-11
Pages 480
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The best, most comprehensive book for writers is now completely revised and updated to address ongoing changes in publishing. Published in 2005 as Putting Your Passion Into Print, this is the book that’s been praised by both industry professionals (“Refreshingly honest, knowledgeable and detailed. . . . An invaluable resource”—Jamie Raab, publisher, Grand Central Publishing) and bestselling authors (“A must-have for every aspiring writer.”—Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner). With its extensive coverage of e-books, self-publishing, and online marketing, The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published is more vital than ever for anyone who wants to mine that great idea and turn it into a successfully published book. Written by experts with thirteen books between them as well as many years’ experience as a literary agent (Eckstut) and a book doctor (Sterry), this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every step of the publishing process: how to come up with a blockbuster title, create a selling proposal, find the right agent, understand a book contract, develop marketing and publicity savvy, and self-publish. There’s new information on how to build up a following (and even publish a book) online; the importance of a search-engine-friendly title; producing a video book trailer; and e-book pricing and royalties. Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders and authors, including Seth Godin, Neil Gaiman, Amy Bloom, Margaret Atwood, Larry Kirshbaum, Leonard Lopate, plus agents, editors, and booksellers; sidebars featuring real-life publishing success stories; sample proposals, query letters, and a feature-rich website and community for authors.



The Everything Guide to Writing Children s Books

The Everything Guide to Writing Children s Books Author Luke Wallin
ISBN-10 9781440505508
Release 2010-12-18
Pages 304
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Writing for kids is fun and rewarding--if you can break into the fiercely competitive world of children's book publishing. With this guide, you'll learn how to write and promote a children's book that will impress any publisher. Whether you have a basic idea or a manuscript ready to go, you'll find all you need to build a successful career as a children's book author. This clear and concise guide helps you: Formulate an original idea, create an outline, and write the book Learn the basics of children's storytelling, from point of view to story pacing Find helpful writing workshops and conferences Design a winning book proposal, get an agent, and negotiate a contract Create a marketing and publicity plan Use professional and social networking sites to promote your book Full of eye-opening insider information and invaluable writing advice, this book should be on every aspiring author's bookshelf!



The Truth about Publishing

The Truth about Publishing Author Stanley Unwin
ISBN-10 1558214232
Release 1995-08-01
Pages 348
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The classic statement on book publishing as a craft and a business, by a legendary British publisher.



Write Now

Write Now Author Joseph Sutton
ISBN-10 9780965597463
Release 2008
Pages 73
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Write Now! is a BIG/little book about writing, writer's block, getting published and selling your book. It's about the urge to write, writing mentors, fighting against complacency, when to start to write and what to write.If you're a writer, have the slightest interest in writing or know someone who writes, Write Now! will lead you into the writer's life--to the life of rejection, questioning your writing abilities, wondering if you'll ever get published and what to do when no one comes to your book reading.This book is not only the story of the making of a writer, it's a book that will make you want to write.



Save the Cat

Save the Cat Author Blake Snyder
ISBN-10 1615931716
Release 2013-07-01
Pages 216
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This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!



78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published and 14 Reasons Why It Just Might

78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published and 14 Reasons Why It Just Might Author Pat Walsh
ISBN-10 9781101126837
Release 2005-06-07
Pages 224
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For the hundreds of thousands who buy writers’ guides every year, at last there’s one that tells the ugly truth: writers who can’t get published are usually making a lot of mistakes. This honest, often funny, book shows them how to identify their own missteps, stop listening to bad advice, and get to work. Drawing on his experience as founding editor of MacAdam/Cage, Pat Walsh gives writers what they need—specific, straightforward feedback to help them overcome bad habits and bad luck. He avoids the optimistic, sometimes misleading directions often found in publishing how-to books and presents the industry as it is, warts and all. Here is the first guide that tells writers just what the odds against them are and gives them practical tips for evening them.



The Only Guide You ll Ever Need to Write the Ultimate PhD Proposal

The Only Guide You ll Ever Need to Write    the Ultimate PhD Proposal Author Thomas Saunders
ISBN-10 1976881196
Release 2018-01-12
Pages 26
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Many prospective doctoral candidates spend far too long drafting their proposal. Applicants get stuck at the research proposal writing stage and sometimes never get around to submitting an application, dashing lifelong dreams of completing a PhD.This is a short and practical book designed to take you from that blinking cursor on a blank page to the development of a great PhD research proposal so that you can submit that application and get on with the real work: enrolling in a doctoral programme and completing your doctoral thesis.This book, in contrast to many other lengthy volumes on the subject, will help you to think practically and strategically about the research proposal element of your application to become a doctoral candidate. It is so easy to get lost in the literature - reading about how to do something rather than actually starting to do it. Through this book you will finally draft a research proposal that ticks all of the boxes expected by a PhD Admissions Committee in a University. Get ready to apply the principles in the only guide you'll ever need to write...THE ULTIMATE PHD PROPOSAL!



The Only Grammar Style Workbook You ll Ever Need

The Only Grammar   Style Workbook You ll Ever Need Author Susan Thurman
ISBN-10 9781440533303
Release 2012-06-18
Pages 256
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Everyone wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically accurate, but getting to that point is not always easy. If you've ever had difficulty finding the right phrase to complete a simple sentence or have struggled to put a complicated thought into words, The Only Grammar and Style Workbook You'll Ever Need is for you. In this book, grammar savant Susan Thurman guides you through the complexities of spelling, usage, and style in the English language. Her comprehensive drills show you how to: Find the right words Identify the parts of speech Recognize elements of a good sentence Avoid common grammatical and punctuation mistakes Write clearly and directly With more than 150 exercises and in-depth lessons, this workbook will quickly become your go-to resource for all your writing needs.



Heart and Craft Bestselling Romance Writers Share Their Secrets Bestselling Romance Writers Share Their Secrets Large Print 16pt

Heart and Craft  Bestselling Romance Writers Share Their Secrets  Bestselling Romance Writers Share Their Secrets  Large Print 16pt Author Valerie Parv
ISBN-10 9781459613225
Release 2011-03
Pages 308
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If being a published author is your goal, then you have to work at it. You have to keep at it and you have to be disciplined.' - Alexis Fleming If you've ever dreamt of writing a romance novel, then this is the insider's guide for you. Valerie Parv, the author of the authoritative and bestselling The Art of Romance Writing, has drawn together a 'dream team' of romance writers who each share their secrets to writing successful romance fiction. Valerie and her co-contributors, Jennie Adams, Helen Bianchin, Daphne Clair, Lilian Darcy, Robyn Donald, Kelly Ethan, Alexis Fleming, Elizabeth Rolls and Meredith Webber - all successful romance writers whose books have appeared on international best-seller lists - answer the questions most often asked of published authors: how do I make my characters live; my dialogue feels flat-how can I fix it; how did you begin writing romance novels; how do I make sure my book hits the right emotional heights; I don't have to edit my own work, do I; can I do anything to market my manuscript, and many more. Not only are there examples of writing to analyse with the help of the contributors, lists of recommended reading and links to interesting and useful websites are also provided. Based on the contributors' considerable experience and hundreds of published books, and aimed at both new and experienced writers studying the craft, this fascinating guide will give you everything you need to know about writing romance and getting published. 'One of the biggest traps in new writing is dabbling around the edges of emotional issues. Your story must pack an emotional punch.' - Valerie Parv



A Writer s Guide To Getting Published In Magazines

A Writer s Guide To Getting Published In Magazines Author Dianne DeSpain
ISBN-10 9781614171669
Release 2012-01-10
Pages 183
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The definitive choice in how-to get published books, A Writer’s Guide to Getting Published in Magazines covers the topics every aspiring magazine writer must know in order to achieve success, including: Deciding your target audience and what magazines you want to approach; How to do your article research; Writing query letters and what to include in the query package; Writing an article proposal; How to decide what articles to write; A description of article types often open to freelancers; Finding an expert to interview; Sidebars, photos and clips; Protocol for working with editors; Manuscript formats and writing the actual article; Contracts, rights and the business side or writing for magazines. Written by an experienced freelancer whose byline appeared in most of the leading consumers’ magazines for over a decade, A Writer’s Guide to Getting Published in Magazines is a basic tool every aspiring magazine writer needs at the beginning of his or her career.



So You Want to Be a Writer

So  You Want to Be a Writer Author Vicki Hambleton
ISBN-10 9781582703534
Release 2012-05
Pages 192
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A comprehensive guide to becoming a published author outlines step-by-step guidelines for everything from generating ideas and improving technique to getting published and promoting one's work, in a reference complemented by tips from such famous writers as Michael Crichton and Amanda Hocking. Simultaneous.



Ralph s Party

Ralph s Party Author Lisa Jewell
ISBN-10 9780141916170
Release 1999-05-06
Pages 368
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Meet the residents of 31 Almanac Road ... Ralph and Smith are flatmates and best mates - until, that is, the gorgeous Jemima moves in. And suddenly they're bickering about a lot more than who drank the last beer. Of course, Jem knows that one of them is the man for her - but is it Ralph or Smith? Upstairs, Karl and Siobhan have been happily unmarried for fifteen years - until, that is, Cheri moves into the flat above theirs. Cheri's got her eye on Karl and doesn't see why she should let a little thing like his girlfriend stand in her way ... Sooner or later its all got to come to a head - and what better place for tears and laughter, break ups and make ups than Ralph's party?



Write That Book Already

Write That Book Already Author Sam Barry
ISBN-10 9781440507106
Release 2010-04-18
Pages 240
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From the foreword by Maya Angelou: "[T]he joy they promise in their prose makes me glad that I and other writers have been willing to make good writing our aim, and even great writing our dream." "How do I get my book published?" Good question. Lucky for you, publishing insiders Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark have laid out the blueprint for what you want - your book. From transforming an idea into a manuscript to finding an agent to working with an editor to marketing your book, BookPage's Author Enablers are here to assist you every step of the way. And they've brought some backup with original insight from literary superstars like Stephen King, Amy Tan, Rita Mae Brown, and more. It's everything you would ever want - and need - to know about the industry from the inside out.



So You Want to Write

So You Want to Write Author Marge Piercy
ISBN-10 097289845X
Release 2005-08-01
Pages 324
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Describes the elements that are necessary to write novels, short stories, and memoirs.