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: Ryan G. Van Cleave
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Write Better Proposals Faster to Accelerate Your Writing Career! Whether you are a true beginner or a seasoned writer looking to secure more book contracts, The Weekend Book Proposal shows you how to take your best ideas and create powerful proposals--quickly and professionally. No need to spend months laboring over a proposal when in just a few days you can write one that will ignite the interest of agents and editors. Ryan G. Van Cleave presents the tools you need to craft an eye-grabbing proposal for your nonfiction, memoir, anthology, textbook, novel, and more. Jam-packed with proven strategies, nuts-and-bolts advice, sample queries and proposals, interviews with publishing experts, and "Hit the Gas" tips for speeding up the proposal process, The Weekend Book Proposal will show you how to succeed and prosper as a writer--and sell your books before you've even written them! The Weekend Book Proposal explains how to: Write a catchy title and book description. Create a compelling author bio and chapter outline. Develop a targeted, engaging concept statement. Build a strong marketing plan and endorsements list. Structure your proposals based on those crafted by successful authors.
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.
Author: Anne Bruce
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
Release Date: 2018-10-23
Genre: Business & Economics
Get into the business of speaking and training. There are dozens of books on public speaking. But only Speak for a Living will show you how to launch, build, and sustain a successful speaking and training career. Wondering whether making the leap into this industry is for you? In this revised and expanded edition, authors Anne Bruce and Sardék Love offer updated strategies for navigating the public-speaking business. Their new material on social media and website marketing will help you find your niche and create a unique brand that reaches the right audience. They’ll show you how to diversify your services in an increasingly globalized industry, whether through booking international gigs, getting published, or developing new products. And they’ll use their years of experience to help you avoid the mistakes so many speakers and trainers make. Speak for a Living also has field-tested tools and checklists that all speakers and trainers will find valuable, whether they’re new to the profession or old pros. Use them to identify ideal clients, prepare for any presentation, and become a meeting or event planner’s dream speaker. And if you want to sharpen your performance skills, the book has a whole chapter on how to take your abilities to the next level. Speak for a Living is the ultimate insider’s guide. Use it to gain insight into the professional speaking lifestyle and become the speaker or trainer people request again and again.
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.
Join veteran gamer, video game fansite webmaster, and born storyteller, Rob Strangman as he takes you on a tour of some of the most defining moments in video game history as seen through his eyes. From the fall of Atari to the emergence of the Sony PlayStation and beyond, Rob relates tales of the adventures that were had during the golden age of gaming. Rob also discusses his experiences with importing, the ""gamer"" stereotype, and shares his opinions on the current state of gaming. While Rob may have been the original ""Virtual Caveman,"" he certainly wasn't the only one. Included here are many other stories and contributions from gamers both young and old. Also within these pages you will find interviews with many of the gaming industry's veterans: David Crane, Howard Scott Warshaw, Martin Alessi, Yuzo Koshiro, Kouichi ""Isuke"" Yotsui and more.
Ever since the turn of the century aesthetics has steadily gained momentum as a central field of study across the disciplines. No longer sidelined, aesthetics has grown in confidence. While this recent development brings with it a return to the work of the canonical authors (most notably Baumgarten and Kant), some contemporary scholars reject the traditional focus on epistemology and theorize aesthetics in its ontological connotations. It is according to this shift that speculative realists have proclaimed aesthetics as “first philosophy” and as speculative in nature. With speculative realism aesthetics no longer necessarily implies human agents. This is in alignment with the general speculative realist framework for thinking all kinds of processes, entities, and objects as free from our allpervasive anthropocentrism which states, always, that everything is “for us.” This special issue of Speculations: A Journal of Speculative Realism explores the ramifications of what could be termed the new speculative aesthetics. In doing so, it stages a three-fold encounter: between aesthetics and speculation, between speculative realism and its (possible) precursors, and between speculative realism and art and literature. Speculations V includes: “Introduction: Aesthetics after the Speculative Turn,” by Ridvan Askin, Andreas Hägler, and Philipp Schweighauser Part 1: The Art of Theory “Non-Phenomenological Thought,” by Steven Shaviro — “Beauty, the Will to Power, and Life as Artwork: Aesthetico-Speculative Realism in Nietzsche and Whitehead,” by Theodor Leiber and Kirsten Voigt Sellars — “Contra Deleuze on Intuitive Knowledge,” by Matija Jelača — “Not Kant, Not Now: Another Sublime,” by Claire Colebrook — “Speculative Aesthetics and Object-Oriented Inquiry (OOI),” by N. Katherine Hayles — “Actual Qualities of Imaginative Things: Notes towards an Object-Oriented Literary Theory,” by Jon Cogburn and Mark Allan Ohm — “Speculative Experiments: What if Simondon and Harman Individuate Together?” by Miguel Penas López Part 2: The Theory of Art “Greenberg, Duchamp, and the Next Avant-Garde,” by Graham Harman — “Not Objects so Much As Images: A Response to Graham Harman’s ‘Greenberg, Duchamp, and the Next Avant-Garde’,” by Bettina Funcke — “Strategic Invisibility: The Zero Point of Modernism and the Avant-Garde,” by Thomas Gokey — “The Anxiousness of Objects and Artworks 2: (Iso)Morphism, Anti-Literalism and Presentness,” by Robert Jackson — “The Alien Aesthetic of Speculative Realism, or, How Interpretation Lost the Battle to Materiality and How Comfortable this Is to Humans,” by Roberto Simanowski — “Art and Guerrilla Metaphysics: Graham Harman and Aesthetics as First Philosophy,” by Francis Halsall — “Images I Cannot See,” by Magdalena Wisniowska Disegno — “A Speculative Constructivist Interpretation,” by Sjoerd van Tuinen
Author: Bill Roorbach
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Release Date: 2001
The winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, this intriguing anthology of stories explores the complex twists and turns of human relationships in such works as "Fog," "Thanksgiving," and the title story, about a grieving widower, feeling the onslaught of age, who finds himself attracted to a young birdwatcher no older than his daughter.
Author: Richard Huelsenbeck
Publisher: Viking Adult
Release Date: 1974
Huelsenbeck's memoirs bring to life the concerns--intellectual, artistic, and political--of the individuals involved in the Dada movement and document the controversies within the movement and in response to it.
Author: Amy Rogers
Publisher: Down Home Press
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Literary Collections
This anthology celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Novello Festival of Reading, one of the premier literary events in the country.All of the writers in the book have appeared at Novello, which is sponsored by the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, named National Library of the Year in 1995. This diverse collection of prose represents not only the best of Novello but also a sampler of some of the best writing of our time.Whether as journalists, columnists, war correspondents, or writers of fiction, memoir, and humor, the twenty-five contributors have won nearly every award a writer could covet.Some of the essays and stories in this anthology may be familiar to readers, but many appear here in print for the first time. Charles Kuralt reminisces about a time when old ways began to give way to modern life. Pat Conroy crafts a raw and wryly funny remembrance of his now-deceased father, Donald Conroy, the inspiration for The Great Santini. In his selection, David Halberstam offers a look back at his early career when he covered the civil rights upheavals in Mississippi.Novelists Lee Smith and Nanci Kincaid introduce readers to their new works in progress, and Sandra Goven, a scholar and professor of African-American literature tells a true-life story about her childhood bibliomania and where it led.