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The Book on Writing

The Book on Writing

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well

  • Author: Paula LaRocque
  • Publisher: Marion Street Press
  • ISBN: 1933338946
  • Category: Authorship
  • Page: 240
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Teaches the elements of good writing through the use of essential guidelines, literary techniques, and proper writing mechanics.

The Lawyer's Guide to Writing Well

The Lawyer's Guide to Writing Well

  • Author: Tom Goldstein,Jethro K. Lieberman
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520929074
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 287
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This eminently practical volume demystifies legal writing, outlines the causes and consequences of bad writing, and prescribes straightforward, easy-to-apply remedies that will make your writing readable. Complete with usage notes that address lawyers' most common errors, this well-organized book is both an invaluable tool for practicing lawyers and a sensible grounding for law students. This much-revised second edition contains a set of editing exercises (and a suggested revision key with explanations) to test your skill. This book is a definitive guide to becoming a better writer—and a better lawyer.

Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay, Updated and Expanded edition

Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay, Updated and Expanded edition

  • Author: Andrew Horton
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520924178
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 249
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"We need good screenwriters who understand character." Everywhere Andrew Horton traveled in researching this book—from Hollywood to Hungary—he heard the same refrain. Yet most of the standard how-to books on screenwriting follow the film industry's earlier lead in focusing almost exclusively on plot and formulaic structures. With this book, Horton, a film scholar and successful screenwriter, provides the definitive work on the character-based screenplay. Exceptionally wide-ranging—covering American, international, mainstream, and "off-Hollywood" films, as well as television—the book offers creative strategies and essential practical information. Horton begins by placing screenwriting in the context of the storytelling tradition, arguing through literary and cultural analysis that all great stories revolve around a strong central character. He then suggests specific techniques and concepts to help any writer—whether new or experienced—build more vivid characters and screenplays. Centering his discussion around four film examples—including Thelma & Louise and The Silence of the Lambs—and the television series, Northern Exposure, he takes the reader step-by-step through the screenwriting process, starting with the development of multi-dimensional characters and continuing through to rewrite. Finally, he includes a wealth of information about contests, fellowships, and film festivals. Espousing a new, character-based approach to screenwriting, this engaging, insightful work will prove an essential guide to all of those involved in the writing and development of film scripts.

Proficient Motorcycling

Proficient Motorcycling

The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

  • Author: David L. Hough
  • Publisher: i5 Publishing
  • ISBN: 1935484672
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 288
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From the publishers of Motorcycle Consumer News, Shifting Gears at 50 is a one-of-a-kind motorcycling manual for returning and late-entry riders, essentially anyone 40 years old and up who’s looking to hit the road on two wheels. Author Philip Buonpastore, a motorcycle journalist and retired US Air Force photographer, helps readers gear up to get back on a motorcycle (or get on one for the first time). In Part 1, “Becoming a Motorcyclist,” Buonpastore discusses the basics of buying the right bike, gear, and equipment and getting the bike up to speed. The book continues with a good overview of learning to ride, the importance of taking a road course, venturing out on the first ride, and extending rides to long-distance jaunts. Throughout Part 1 are sidebars by riding- safety instructor and expert Walt Fulton, offering sound advice on safety precautions and execution for every leg of the new and returning rider’s journey. The author emphasizes what older riders should be aware of and which factors can affect their rides. Adding lots of great firsthand advice are humorous and helpful stories collected by the author and related by returning riders at various ages, from their late 30s to 60s. In Part 2, Buonpastore shares five of his favorite travelogues covering his long-distance tours around the US, from the American South to the west coasts. This section is illustrated by over 100 of the author’s breathtaking photographs of the various locations he toured on his bike. The foreword to the book is provided by best-selling motorcycle author David Hough (author of I-5 Press’s Proficient Motorcycling and Mastering the Ride). Hough writes, “If you’re getting into today’s motorcycling at an age your doctor would describe as ‘middle aged’ or ‘senior,’ do you yourself a clever favor and read Phil’s book.”

The CV Book 2nd edn

The CV Book 2nd edn

Your definitive guide to writing the perfect CV

  • Author: James Innes
  • Publisher: Pearson UK
  • ISBN: 0273776614
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 304
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The best and most up-to-date guidance available on writing and presenting the perfect CV is back in a new edition. This is the most definitive and well-researched guide to planning, writing and presenting compelling CVs to maximise your chances of getting an interview. The guidance in this book has been tried, tested and honed to perfection. The unique content includes a chapter on avoiding the most common CV mistakes, which only a few of the very best CVs actually manage to do. Written by the CEO of the UK’s leading CV consultancy service, James Innes, the book is supported by exclusive online tools and bonus content including sample CV templates to help you target your CV to the specific industry you’re applying to.

Write to Sell

Write to Sell

The ultimate guide to great copywriting

  • Author: Andy Maslen
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
  • ISBN: 9814312673
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 191
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Write to Sell is a concise, inspirational and practical guide to creating words and copy that will help you to sell, sell, sell! Now fully updated, this bestselling book is aimed at anyone (from small and large companies) who needs to write sales copy (emails, letters, brochures, proposals, bid documents, slogans, advertisements, websites, etc). As well as providing expert tips and advice, the book is packed with simple techniques that will yield instant improvements for the reader.

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Business Style and Us

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Business Style and Us

  • Author: Paul Martin
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781439122693
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 272
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Here at last is the indispensable resource that has helped the writers and editors of The Wall Street Journal earn a reputation for the most authoritative business writing anywhere. Originally written exclusively for the paper's staff, The Wall Street Journal Guide to Business Style and Usage is a landmark work. Many years in preparation, it has now been expanded and revised for anyone who wants to write well, but especially for those in the business community. The only book of its kind, it offers A-Z guidance on style and usage, bearing in mind the special needs of business professionals and including the latest business terminology. If ABC is no longer the American Broadcasting Company, what is it? What is the difference bet-ween "adjusted gross receipts" and "adjusted gross income"? How about the differences among "adopt," "approve," "enact" and "pass"? When should you say "affect" and when "effect"? When did Generation X end and Generation Y begin? And what the heck is the new name of Andersen Consulting? Our language is ever changing, ever mutating, and the choice of the right word bolsters your credibility with readers. As the go-to resource for these questions and others, The Wall Street Journal Guide to Business Style and Usage gives readers a competitive edge for succeeding in the world of business. It is an invaluable resource for any member of the business community who has ever had to write a memo, report, proposal, press release or e-mail. Destined to be the standard resource for years to come, The Wall Street Journal Guide to Business Style and Usage provides readers with access to the Journal Web site (www.wsjbooks.com), which will feature updates as new business terms enter the language or as old definitions or usages give way to new. This guide is the definitive reference work to keep close to your desk -- the last word for everyone who works with words.

Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students

Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students

  • Author: Mignon Fogarty
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • ISBN: 1429966661
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Page: 304
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Named to the International Reading Association's 2012 Teachers' Choice book list Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students is a complete and comprehensive guide to all things grammar from Grammar Girl, a.k.a. Mignon Fogarty, whose popular podcasts have been downloaded over twenty million times and whose first book, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, was a New York Times bestseller. For beginners to more advanced students, this guide covers it all: the parts of speech, sentences, and punctuation are all explained clearly and concisely with the warmth, wit, and accessibility Grammar Girl is known for. Pop quizzes are scattered throughout to reinforce the explanations, as well as Grammar Girl's trademark Quick and Dirty Tips—easy and fun memory tricks to help with those challenging rules. Complete with a writing style chapter and a guide to the different kinds of writing—everything from school papers to letter writing to e-mails—this guide is sure to become the one-stop, essential book on every student's desk.

The Adweek Copywriting Handbook

The Adweek Copywriting Handbook

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Powerful Advertising and Marketing Copy from One of America's Top Copywriters

  • Author: Joseph Sugarman
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111842879X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 360
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Great copy is the heart and soul of the advertising business. In this practical guide, legendary copywriter Joe Sugarman provides proven guidelines and expert advice on what it takes to write copy that will entice, motivate, and move customers to buy. For anyone who wants to break into the business, this is the ultimate companion resource for unlimited success.

Write Your Book

Write Your Book

7 Steps and 7 Secrets for Finishing Your Nonfiction Book Sooner Rather Than Later

  • Author: Amelia Nikolai,Pete Nikolai
  • Publisher: WestBow Press
  • ISBN: 1490828389
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 108
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Have you started writing a nonfiction book that you are struggling to finish? Do you have an idea for a book but dont know how to get started? Now you can start and finish your book sooner rather than later following an easy 7 step process that forms the foundation for the way most nonfiction books are written. This insiders guide starts by helping you find the time to write your book and then walks you through creating your proposal, developing your writing plan, and writing your first draft. Along the way youll determine when you could finish your book based on your personal writing output and the time you have available to write. Youll also discover the 7 secrets to finishing your book sooner rather than later including how to transform your dreams into your vision and how to establish the goals and action steps needed to make your vision a reality. Writing a book is similar to taking a journey. Having a plan and putting in the necessary time gets you from where you are to where you want to be. This book takes you step-by-step through the process of developing your plan and following through to write your book sooner rather than later. If you're ready to finish your book and to begin to see the impact it has in the lives of others then read this quick guide and take the steps to make it happen!

Will Write for Food

Will Write for Food

The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Restaurant Reviews, Articles, Memoir, Fiction, and More

  • Author: Dianne Jacob
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • ISBN: 9781569243770
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 306
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Food lovers who want to express themselves through article writing, restaurant reviewing, and cookbook writing will find the tools to get started in the incredibly popular world of food writing.

Steps to Writing Well with Additional Readings

Steps to Writing Well with Additional Readings

  • Author: Jean Wyrick
  • Publisher: Harcourt College Pub
  • ISBN: 9780030766961
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 400
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Writing well is just a step away! Join the thousands of students who have learned to write well with Jean Wyrick's helpful instruction. STEPS TO WRITING WELL WITH ADDITIONAL READINGS, Seventh Edition, is the ultimate step-by-step guide to writing effective essays. With Wyrick's clear, practical advice and student-friendly tone, you'll find it easy to begin, organize, and revise your writing-from choosing a topic to developing your essay to polishing your prose. Interesting readings in a variety of styles offer useful examples of the types of essays you'll most often be assigned in your composition and other college classes.

Gwynne's Grammar

Gwynne's Grammar

The Ultimate Introduction to Grammar and the Writing of Good English. Incorporating also Strunk’s Guide to Style.

  • Author: N.M. Gwynne
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448175186
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 208
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'Grammar is the science of using words rightly, leading to thinking rightly, leading to deciding rightly, without which – as both common sense and experience show – happiness is impossible. Therefore: happiness depends at least partly on good grammar.' So writes Mr Gwynne in his small, but perfectly formed new book. Mr Gwynne believes passionately that we must regain our knowledge of the lost science of grammar before it is too late. Formerly a successful businessman, Mr Gwynne has for many years been teaching and tutoring just about every sort of subject to just about every sort of pupil in just about every sort of circumstance. His teaching methods are very much the traditional, common-sense ones, refined over the centuries, that were almost everywhere until they were abolished in the 1960s. Being disappointed in the standards of grammar he encountered in his pupils, Mr Gwynne, over time, wrote this wonderful, succinct and yet comprehensive little book – because nothing quite as suitable already existed. This edition also includes Strunk’s classic guide to style, explaining how to write well and the main pitfalls to avoid. Beautifully designed, easy to understand and a joy to read, Gwynne's Grammar may be the best little book you will ever have in your life.

The Definitive Guide to Travel Writing

The Definitive Guide to Travel Writing

  • Author: Shannon Hurst Lane
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0615149871
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 96
  • View: 3316
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The Definitive Guide to Travel Writing is a practical, no-nonsense approach to the business of travel writing. This how-to book, written by travel writer Shannon Hurst Lane, is a must have for anyone considering becoming a travel writer. This book includes areas to take notes while on assignment, as well as how to get those assignments. This guide will tell aspiring travel writers all they need to know to become successful in the beginning stages of their career. Get the passport ready!

Storycraft

Storycraft

The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction

  • Author: Jack Hart
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226318168
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 266
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A former managing editor of the "Oregonian" who guided several Pulitzer Prize-winning narratives to publication shares guidelines for writers of nonfiction that encompass such topics as story theory, scene establishment, and preparing work for submission.

The Cover Letter Book

The Cover Letter Book

Your definitive guide to writing the perfect cover letter

  • Author: James Innes
  • Publisher: Pearson UK
  • ISBN: 027377669X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 256
  • View: 9228
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In a competitive job market, first impressions are vital. To get an interview you’re going to have to stand out and a well-executed cover letter is vital to ensure that you do not fall at the first hurdle. This book takes you through all the essential rules and high impact strategies to ensure your cover letter makes you stand out from the crowd. It takes a detailed look at the fifteen most common cover letter mistakes to ensure you do not make the errors that the competition will be, and covers everysituation from email and fax to speculative letters, career-development letters and advert-response letters.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Comedy Writing

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Comedy Writing

  • Author: James Mendrinos
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440696209
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 352
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Comedy is serious business - and serious money. In this guide, comedian, writer, and teacher Jim Mendrinos explains the principles of comedy and how to apply them to forms from stand-up to sitcoms- including fiction, film, speeches, articles, essays, and more. He also includes exercises designed to hone the craft, break through writer's block, and tailor a piece to its intended audience.