Writer with a Day Job

Author: Aine Greaney
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599634258
Release Date: 2011-05-09
Genre: Reference

Don’t let the daily grind drain your creative energy! You can work full time and still have a productive writing life. Many writers waste time waiting for the day they can finally quit their day jobs and live the so-called writing dream. Don’t wait. You can do both – and your writing will be the better for it. Balancing a full-time job and a productive writing life is no easy feat! This book offers writers advice, skill-building techniques, prompts, and exercises in every chapter, and strategies on how to get and keep writing while also working the 9 to 5 grind. Readers will discover tips and exercises for: Setting and protecting personal writing goals Creating a schedule that complements their stamina Getting creative before and after work - and on their lunch hour Finding inspiration in the most unlikely of spots and at the most impromptu of times Writing proficiently in multiple forms (long and short) so that they don't get bogged down writing one long project Becoming an active participant in writing communities so they have a solid support system at the ready Figuring out how (if at all) to share their writing life with co-workers, friends, and family members You’ll also get quick, practical tutorials to help you master scenes, point of view, characters, settings, dialogue, and more. Writer With a Day Job gives you the strategies and motivation you need to work 40 hours a week (or more!) and achieve writing success.

The Amazing Story Generator

Author: Jay Sacher
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452111006
Release Date: 2012-08-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Amazing Story Generator creates thousands of different story prompts! This flipbook for writers and other creative types allows users to randomly combine three different elements to generate a unique story idea. With hundreds of settings, characters, and plots to mix and match, the possibilities are just about endless. Packed with colorful, wacky, and engaging prompts, this is the perfect tool for jump-starting fresh new short stories, novels, scripts, screenplays, and improv sessions.

A Creative Writer s Kit

Author: Judy Reeves
Publisher:
ISBN: 1577314352
Release Date: 2003-08-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Judy Reeves provides direction, support, and practical tips for the novice and seasoned writer alike. An experienced workshop leader, Judy evokes the muse in every writer through engaging exercises and clear instructions. Her kit offers dynamic tools for creative writing: a perpetual book of days with a year's worth of writing topics, a deck of inspiration cards, a journal, and elegant writing instruments--all packaged in a portable, attractive, portfolio-style tri-fold box that features gusseted envelopes, pen loops, lay-flat binding, and an embedded magnet closure. The book of days offers evocative writing prompts, culled from hundreds of writing workshops, and is a muse in itself. The journal is liberally sprinkled with sophisticated literary quotations, and it features an embedded elastic strap to contain all the ephemera that writers collect.The unique Portfolio Box will be shrink-wrapped. A detailed product shot and descriptive copy will be displayed on a removable sticker on the back of the box. Upscale design. Object value.

The Novel Writer s Toolkit

Author: Bob Mayer
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1582973202
Release Date: 2005-01-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A guide for aspiring writers covers a broad range of topics, including setting a writing schedule, turning ideas into saleable stories, conducting accurate research, finding an agent or editor, understanding the submission and publishing process, and staying motivated. Reprint.

Ooh La La

Author: Jamie Cat Callan
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9780806535586
Release Date: 2013-05-28
Genre: Self-Help

French women seem to have a special knack for life's most important things--food, love, raising children. And in matters of beauty and style, they appear to be at an unfair advantage. But the good news is that everything French women know can be learned. . .. French women are not born more attractive than anyone else. They simply learn at a very young age how to feel beautiful, confident, and sexy, inside and out. It's an allure that outlasts youth--in fact, some of France's most celebrated women are femmes d'un certain âge. Experience only makes them more irresistible. Growing up, Jamie Cat Callan had a French grand-mère to instruct her on style, grooming, and genuinely liking her reflection in the mirror. Now she shares that wisdom along with advice from other French women on fragrance, image consulting, makeup, and more, and shows you how to: Discover the power of perfume Find mentors who will help hone your personal style Begin at the ends--hands, feet, and hair Choose lingerie that makes you feel magnifique Get an internal makeover and nourish your soul Embrace your age gracefully and gorgeously Bid au revoir to Botox, fad diets, and agonizing over every imperfection, and say hello to the truly timeless beauty that comes with making the most of your own unique je-ne-sais-quoi. Praise for Jamie Cat Callan's Bonjour, Happiness "With warmth and sincerity, Callan shares that most precious of French life lessons--the art of saying 'enough.' "--Elizabeth Bard, author of Lunch in Paris "Clever, insightful. . .provides immediate happiness. Voilà!" --Karen Karbo, author of The Gospel According to Coco Chanel

No Plot No Problem

Author: Chris Baty
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811845052
Release Date: 2004-09-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Chris Baty, motivator extraordinaire and instigator of a wildly successful writing revolution, spells out the secrets of writingand finishinga novel. Every fall, thousands of people sign up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which Baty founded, determined to (a) write that novel or (b) finish that novel inkid you not30 days. Now Baty puts pen to paper himself to share the secrets of success. With week-specific overviews, pep "talks," and essential survival tips for today's word warriors, this results-oriented, quick-fix strategy is perfect for people who want to nurture their inner artist and then hit print! Anecdotes and success stories from NaNoWriMo winners will inspire writers from the heralding you-can-do-it trumpet blasts of day one to the champagne toasts of day thirty. Whether it's a resource for those taking part in the official NaNo WriMo event, or a stand-alone handbook for writing to come, No Plot? No Problem! is the ultimate guide for would-be writers (or those with writer's block) to cultivate their creative selves.

Bonjour Happiness

Author: Jamie Cat Callan
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9780806534978
Release Date: 2011-03-15
Genre: Self-Help

Inspired by her French grandmother, author Jamie Cat Callan shows women how to stop chasing perfection—and start finding joy in life. As a young girl, Jamie Cat Callan was fascinated by her French grandmére. Though she had little money, Jamie’s grandmother ate well, dressed well, and took joy in simple, everyday pleasures. As Jamie journeyed through France as an adult, she gained more insight into the differences between les femme Française et Americaine. French women—whether doctors, shop owners, or housewives—don’t worry about being thin enough, young enough, or accomplished enough. They age gracefully and celebrate their bodies. They know how to balance their lives—to love food without overeating; to work hard, but not too hard; to relish friends and family and still make time for themselves. Now Jamie draws on everything French women have taught her and shows you how to: Buy and consume less—and enjoy more Look like a million bucks for just a few francs Find time to be alone Flirt à la française Rediscover your own mystery Perfection isn’t attainable, but happiness is. And this uplifting book, from the acclaimed author of Parisian Charm School, shows every woman how to embrace it—and savor it. “Callan explores her French roots to find fulfillment in life’s simple pleasures. The spirit of the book centers around the idea that: ‘In America, we’ve come to think that bigger and faster is better. But suppose it is the opposite: smaller and slower is better?’ Through her travels, interviews and self-exploration, the author reveals the importance of living in the moment, and she offers delightful recipes for living . . . tangible suggestions on how to live like the French no matter where you are.” —Kirkus Reviews

Seize the Story

Author: Victoria Hanley
Publisher:
ISBN: 1439586160
Release Date: 2008-12-29
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Offers advice to teenaged authors on the techniques of orginating, developing, and editing fiction; profiles successful teen authors; and answers common questions about the writing process.

French Women Don t Sleep Alone Pleasurable Secrets to Finding Love

Author: Jamie Cat Callan
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9780806534961
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Did you know that French women don't date? American women have been missing out on a few secrets when it comes to the opposite sex. French women believe that the gift for attracting men has nothing to do with beauty, work, or even motivation. There are no Rules. And they don't listen to Dr. Phil's advice. They don't worry about the care and feeding of their boyfriend. And they certainly don't travel to Mars to communicate with men. On the contrary, French women's love lives are romantic, sensual, playful, and intense. They conduct their relationships with the same unique sense of originality and artfulness that they choose their clothes and accessories. For the first time ever, Jamie Cat Callan gives readers a personalized, guided tour through the corridors of French love. Discover the secrets to: • Why French women always feel sexy • The French art of flirtation • Why French women walk everywhere and love to be seen • Where French women meet men • What French women do when their man misbehaves Just as we've learned to stop torturing ourselves with fad diets and have relearned the art of eating, this witty, insightful, and candid book strives to show American women how to cultivate and enjoy the pleasures of love, romance, and marriage. Includes delicious recipes for the perfect, amorous meal! "Adorable!" --Erica Jong, New York Times bestselling author of Fear of Flying and Fear of Fifty "Attention single ladies: here's a new way to meet men and drive them wild! Jamie Cat Callan reveals sexy French secrets for upping your confidence and attracting potential mates. Your inner goddess will rejoice--and so will your new boyfriend! Ooh la la!" --Bonnie Fuller, former CEO of American Media, former editor-in-chief of Star Magazine, and author of The Joys of Much Too Much: Go for the Big Life--The Great Career, The Perfect Guy, and Everything Else You've Ever Wanted "No matter where you were born, every woman can now be a little bit French, thanks to this delightful book, French Women Don't Sleep Alone. Jamie Cat Callan helps women to look at their love lives and marriages with new eyes; love and marriage are not jobs but arts." --Nahid Rachlin, author of Persian Girls "Entertaining and informative!" --Helena Firth Powell, author of All You Need To Be Impossibly French

One Continuous Mistake

Author: Gail Sher
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101501672
Release Date: 1999-04-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Based on the Zen philosophy that we learn more from our failures than from our successes, One Continuous Mistake teaches a refreshing new method for writing as spiritual practice. In this unique guide for writers of all levels, Gail Sher?a poet who is also a widely respected teacher of creative writing?combines the inspirational value of Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way with the spiritual focus of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. Here she introduces a method of discipline that applies specific Zen practices to enhance and clarify creative work. She also discusses bodily postures that support writing, how to set up the appropriate writing regimen, and how to discover one's own "learning personality." In the tradition of such classics as Writing Down the Bones and If You Want to Write, One Continuous Mistake will help beginning writers gain access to their creative capabilities while serving as a perennial reference that working writers can turn to again and again for inspiration and direction.

The Writer s Block

Author: Jason Rekulak
Publisher: Running Press Adult
ISBN: 0762409487
Release Date: 2001-04-17
Genre: Reference

Anxious to write that Great American Novel but don't know where to begin? Help is on the way with our Writer's Block! This guide to beating writer's block comes packaged in the shape of an actual block: 3" x 3" x 3", with 672 pages and more than 200 photographs throughout. Next time you're stuck, just flip open The Writer's Block to any page to find an idea or exercise that will jump-start your imagination. Many of these assignments come straight from the creative writing classes of celebrated novelists like Ethan Canin, Richard Price, Toni Morrison, and Kurt Vonnegut: Joyce Carol Oates explains how she uses running to destroy writer's block. Elmore Leonard describes how he often finds ideas just by reading the newspaper. E. Annie Proulx discusses finding inspiration at garage sales. Isabel Allende tells why she always begins a new novel on January 8th. John Irving explains why he prefers to write the last sentence first. Fresh, fun, and irreverent, The Writer's Block also features advice from contemporary editors and literary agents, lessons from the awful novels of Joan Collins and Robert James Waller, a filmography of movies concerning writer's block (e.g., The Shining, Barton Fink), and countless other surprises. With this chunky little book at your side, you may never experience writer's block again!

Parisian Charm School

Author: Jamie Cat Callan
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9781743772812
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: Reference

We all know that French women don't get fat. But their famous joie de vivre comes from more than just body type. It's something anyone can master: the old-fashioned art of finding and keeping romance alive, at any age. Filled with advice and insights from Parisian women, this delightful guide shows readers how to cultivate charm and mystique in the age of Tinder and OKCupid-to find lasting romance and connection. From first impressions, lively conversation (in person!), and cultivating social finesse to embracing femininity and communicating with grace and humour, this is age-old advice that's more precious than ever in our disconnected world. For anyone who's tired of texting with strangers who don't write back, here's an inspiring guide to a better way.

The Complete Writer s Kit

Author: Scott Edelstein
Publisher: Palabra
ISBN: 0762419601
Release Date: 2005-09-20
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This smart new kit provides step-by-step direction and inspiration for potential writers to unleash one's creativity.

The Writer s Coloring Book

Author: Rachel Heller
Publisher:
ISBN: 0996170502
Release Date: 2015-03-30
Genre:

Harness both sides of your writer's brain and write powerful, deeply emotional stories with less frustration.

On Writing

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743455961
Release Date: 2002-06-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.