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.

On writing well

an informal guide to writing nonfiction

Author: William Knowlton Zinsser

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780060147983

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 151

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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.

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!

On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition

The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

Author: William Zinsser

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060891548

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

The CV Book

Your Definitive Guide to Writing the Perfect CV

Author: James Innes

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273721741

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

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The CV Bookis the definitive book on CV writing. it provides help, advice and templates from The CV Centre, the UK’s leading CV consultancy, based on many years’ experience and encompassing principles tried, tested and proven on a daily basis. Focussed on market needs - evidence-based and developed entirely from customer information. USP - 15 most common mistakes. Sales channel through author's own company and publicity. Added value - templated and website material.

The Ultimate Guide to Writing and Marketing a Bestselling Book - On a Shoestring Budget

Author: Dee Blick

Publisher: Filament Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781910125533

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 434

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This easy-to-read, jargon free book shows you step-by-step how you can enjoy writing, publishing and marketing your book so that it becomes an enduring bestseller. Written by an established and successful international #1 bestselling author (Dee's second book reached position 150 out of 7 million titles on Amazon and all her books are in the top 100 bestselling books in their category on Amazon several years after being published), Dee sells thousands of books worldwide including in China and America. You'll find practical, effective and powerful tools and tips on every page. The author shares her award winning templates including press releases, book launch invitations, speaker biographies and more so you can create yours effortlessly. You'll find out how you can identify your readers so that your content is appealing and relevant and, your marketing hits the spot every time. You'll discover how to tap into your knowledge and expertise to plan and write compelling content your readers will love. You'll be walked through the design, editorial and layout process so you can create a book that looks and feels attractive, professional and captivating. The publishing process can be a minefield but with Dee Blick's know-how you'll find the best publishing option for your book. She explains the benefits of self publishing, partnership publishing, securing a publishing deal and working with a literary agent - using her own personal insights and experience plus in-depth interviews with fellow authors and publishing professionals. If you find marketing baffling, you won't after reading the 10 clear and comprehensive marketing chapters. You'll learn how to market your book on a zero or shoestring budget using social media and traditional marketing to get phenomenal results. You'll also learn the insider secrets of approaching professional reviewers (shared by a highly esteemed professional reviewer of fiction and non-fiction books) and how to get dozens of genuine five-star reviews on Amazon and other review sites to boost your book sales further still. You'll also find out how to hold a packed out book launch that costs you nothing. With this book, you'll understand exactly how you can make serious money from your bestselling book on a step-by-step basis whether you're writing fiction or non-fiction. The Ultimate Guide to Writing and Marketing a Bestselling Book on a Shoestring Budget gives new authors and established authors everything they need to write a bestseller and sell thousands of books. If there's a book in you, this is the book for you!

Proficient Motorcycling

The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

Author: David L. Hough

Publisher: BowTie Press

ISBN: 9781889540535

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Proficient Motorcycling is hands down the best and most complete book ever written on how to ride a motorcycle safely and efficiently.--Fred Rau, Senior Editor, Motorcycle Consumer News. 100 photos, some in color.

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.

FT Essential Guide to Business Writing

How to write to engage, persuade and sell

Author: Ian Atkinson

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273769774

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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Whether you are writing a proposal, a report, a presentation or an email, this book will show you how to write to persuade staff, colleagues, board directors and customers. The Financial Times Essential Guide to Business Writing demonstrates how your choice of language can influence your reader. It gives you clear examples to show you the dos and don'ts of successful business writing and essential tips that are proven to make your writing more effective. It shows you how to write for different audiences and in different media using style, structure and the psychology of language to your advantage. It also gives you the writing secrets used by the world's best advertising writers, which you can use to great effect in your own business writing.

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.

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.

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

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 (, 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.

Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write

How to Get a Contract and Advance Before Writing Your Book

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399528279

Category: Reference

Page: 293

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Explains how to write and market a non-fiction book proposal, covering such topics as drafting a concept statement, submitting sample chapters, and writing query letters.

The Ultimate Guide to Classroom Publishing

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 1551388103

Category: Children

Page: 152

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"Exciting ideas for teaching writing, editing, illustration and design. This practical resource also features author studies, a guide to author visits, fun ways to celebrate books and more" Cf. Our choice, 2000.

Writing and Publishing

The Ultimate Teen Guide

Author: Tina P. Schwartz

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810869363

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 282

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In this book, author Tina Schwartz discusses many matters that are not often presented in guides to writing and publishing, such as the importance of mentors and critique groups, as well as courses and extracurricular activities that can be of great help to the up-and-coming teen author. The book explores various writing careers and the basics of publishing and marketing, including how to write query letters. Schwartz also provides tips on writing both fiction and nonfiction, as well as genres a new author can explore, like poetry and songwriting.

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.