Author: Stephen King
Release Date: 2010-07-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
“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.
Author: Rebecca Pelos
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Date: 2017-07-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
All wordsmiths, both technically savvy and not, will find a foothold in this inclusive writing careers guide. Every chapter provides a specific career path and all of the information a job seeker would need to pursue it, including websites, organizations, additional reading materials, and first-person accounts from working writing professionals. And every included career path can be pursued without college, giving students of all types access to an interesting and satisfying career without the worry of paying off college loans.
The Artist to Artist Handbook, an e-book by Maud Guilfoyle, is full of advice and tips for living an artful life. This gathering of information for all levels, beginner to advanced, is drawn from her years of creating and teaching art. Much of this knowledge is gained from her experience growing up in a household of artists, and from hours spent in the studio. Written in a conversational tone, like that found in her art classes, Maud shares freely what she has learned encouraging beginners as well as experienced artists to discover the joys and satisfactions of the daily practice of art. There is valuable information here for all artists, including children, students, recreational artists, and teachers. This book includes information on setting up a studio (whether it is in a corner of your living space or a separate room), developing a personal style and portfolio, self promotion, digital and social media, overcoming artist’s block, and financial tips specifically for artists on making and saving money. Teachers and parents will find the advice on making art with children helpful and thought provoking. Adult art students learning to draw and paint for the first time will find many practical gems to support their new-found interest. While this is not a step by step how-to book, there are numerous illustrated examples on such topics as keeping artist journals, making color charts, and composition in still life and landscape painting. Some other topics covered are organization, storage, images, photographing your work, elder artists, self care and artist’s block. There are suggestions for protecting your work on the internet, organizing and storing your artwork, along with all of the associated documentation. The section Images of Your Work has a list of tips for photographing your work with suggestions for accomplishing this without expensive equipment. Also mentioned are the formats and sizes of images needed to document a work in progress, choosing low resolution jpgs for posting on the internet and using higher quality images for printing greeting cards, prints and posters. Learn how to encourage elder artists to continue making their art and to enjoy the art of others. In Self Care find some simple daily habits that will enhance your overall health and boost your ability to create art all your days. The suggestions for eye care are especially important for artists. Every artist faces the blank canvas and gets stuck at some time. Learn innovative ways to overcome this in the section on artists’ block from an artist who has been there and understands the creative struggle first hand. The Artists and Money section covers unique challenges facing artists. There are two tip lists that follow. One deals with ways to save money whether it is purchasing materials, bartering or studio practices. The other list explores different sources of income using your artistic talent and complementary skills you may have learned that support your work, such as photography, writing or computer skills. The information is useful for both recreational and career artists. The book list includes titles with brief descriptions and covers topics in painting, artists’ journals, the business of being an artist, color, portraits and individual artists. The section on the internet is packed with linked references. Included are over 250 internet artist’s websites, articles and art related resources. There are videos of artists painting, interviews of writers, online art suppliers, and many websites with innovative ideas on promoting your artwork. This wide ranging, practical, and visually wonderful artist resource guide is illustrated with 80 original art works and photographs.
The Would-Be Medium is the story of Rena Huisman and her journey into the world of metaphysics. She shares her experiences attending dozens of classes in psychic and mediumship development, healing, psychokinesis, and more. Her colorful stories encourage readers to work their intuitive muscles, think outside the box, and imagine the possibilities. Whether you are at the beginning of your journey or a seasoned professional, this book will inspire you to keep learning. Rena grew up in Mesa, Arizona, having supernatural experiences from the time she was six. Those never-forgotten events are what placed her on this path of discovery.
Author: Greg McKeown
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2014-04-17
Genre: Business & Economics
Have you ever found yourself struggling with information overload? Have you ever felt both overworked and underutilised? Do you ever feel busy but not productive? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is to become an Essentialist. In Essentialism, Greg McKeown, CEO of a Leadership and Strategy agency in Silicon Valley who has run courses at Apple, Google and Facebook, shows you how to achieve what he calls the disciplined pursuit of less. Being an Essentialist is about a disciplined way of thinking. It means challenging the core assumption of ‘We can have it all’ and ‘I have to do everything’ and replacing it with the pursuit of ‘the right thing, in the right way, at the right time'. By applying a more selective criteria for what is essential, the pursuit of less allows us to regain control of our own choices so we can channel our time, energy and effort into making the highest possible contribution toward the goals and activities that matter. Using the experience and insight of working with the leaders of the most innovative companies and organisations in the world, McKeown shows you how to put Essentialism into practice in your own life, so you too can achieve something great.
Research shows that five strategies correlate with the successful completion of a dissertation: Establishing a consistent writing routine Working with a support group Consulting your advisor Understanding your committee’s expectations Setting a realistic and timely schedule Building on these insights, this book is for anyone who needs help in preparing for, organizing, planning, scheduling, and writing the longest sustained writing project they have encountered, particularly if he or she is not receiving sufficient guidance about the process, but also for anyone looking to boost his or her writing productivity. The author uncovers much tacit knowledge, provides advice on working with dissertation advisors and committee members, presents proven techniques for the prewriting and writing stages of the dissertation, sets out a system for keeping on schedule, and advocates enlisting peer support. As Peg Boyle Single states, “my goal is quite simple and straightforward: for you to experience greater efficiency and enjoyment while writing. If you experience anxiety, blocking, impatience, perfectionism or procrastination when you write, then this system is for you. I want you to be able to complete your writing so that you can move on with the rest of your life.” Few scholars, let alone graduate students, have been taught habits of writing fluency and productivity. The writing skills imparted by this book will not only help the reader through the dissertation writing process, but will serve her or him in whatever career she or he embarks on, given the paramount importance of written communication, especially in the academy. This book presents a system of straightforward and proven techniques that are used by productive writers, and applies them to the dissertation process. In particular, it promotes the concept of writing networks – whether writing partners or groups – to ensure that writing does not become an isolated and tortured process, while not hiding the need for persistence and sustained effort. This book is intended for graduate students and their advisers in the social sciences, the humanities, and professional fields. It can further serve as a textbook for either informal writing groups led by students or for formal writing seminars offered by departments or graduate colleges. The techniques described will help new faculty advice their students more effectively and even achieve greater fluency in their own writing.
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Harlenic Hellas Publishing
Release Date: 1989