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The Scribe Method: The Best Way to Write and Publish Your Non-Fic...
by , Zach Obront

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English

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Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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You’re ready to write your book. You’ve accumulated hard-won knowledge and mastered the solution to a difficult problem. Now you want to put it out into the world—and be recognized for your expertise, like those you’ve watched reap the benefits of a published book. <BR><BR>You know you have to write it. You’ve heard it from people for years: you should really write a book. <BR><BR>They’re right. It’s time for you to write the book that cements your legacy and impacts other people—and maybe even the world. <BR><BR>So why haven’t you done it yet? <BR><BR>The truth is, writing a book is scary. Is your idea good enough? How do you structure it, write it, and stay motivated? What if you actually finish it, and it’s bad? Worst of all: what if you publish it, and no one cares? <BR><BR>If this sounds familiar, <i>The Scribe Method</i> will help you navigate these fears on your journey to becoming a published author. Guided by experts <B>Tucker Max</B> and <B>Zach Obront</B>, you’ll overcome the obstacles that have held you back with a simple, time-saving, effective method to writing a great book, and learn the step-by-step process that has created hundreds of bestselling titles.
TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
by Chris Anderson

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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<b><i>New York Times</i> Bestseller <br /><br /> “Catnip for all the TED fans out there.” <i>—Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /><br /><b>“The most insightful book ever written on public speaking . . . a must-read.” —Adam Grant, Wharton professor and <i>New York Times </i>best-selling author of <i>Give and Take</i> and<i> Originals</i></b><br /><br /> Since taking over TED in 2001, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview; it can be more powerful than anything in written form.<br /><br />This “invaluable guide” (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>) explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips you to give it your best shot. There is no set formula, but there are tools that can empower any speaker.  <br />Chris Anderson has worked with all the TED speakers who have inspired us the most, and here he shares insights from such favorites as Sir Ken Robinson, Salman Khan, Monica Lewinsky and more — everything from how to craft your talk’s content to how you can be most effective on stage. This is a must-read for anyone who is ready to create impact with their ideas.<br /> 
On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft
by Stephen King

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 03, 2000

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Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.<br /><br />“Long live the King” hailed <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> upon publication of Stephen King’s <i>On Writing</i>. 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, <i>On Writing</i> will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition
by , E.B. White

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English

Pages

97

Publication Date

February 13, 2019

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'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, "a few matters of form", and a list of commonly misused words and expressions.
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertation...
by Kate L. Turabian

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English

Pages

478

Publication Date

April 27, 2018

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When Kate L. Turabian first put her famous guidelines to paper, she could hardly have imagined the world in which today’s students would be conducting research. Yet while the ways in which we research and compose papers may have changed, the fundamentals remain the same: writers need to have a strong research question, construct an evidence-based argument, cite their sources, and structure their work in a logical way. <i>A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations</i>—also known as “Turabian”—remains one of the most popular books for writers because of its timeless focus on achieving these goals.<br /><br /><br /><br />This new edition filters decades of expertise into modern standards. While previous editions incorporated digital forms of research and writing, this edition goes even further to build information literacy, recognizing that most students will be doing their work largely or entirely online and on screens. Chapters include updated advice on finding, evaluating, and citing a wide range of digital sources and also recognize the evolving use of software for citation management, graphics, and paper format and submission. The ninth edition is fully aligned with the recently released <i>Chicago Manual of Style</i>, 17th edition, as well as with the latest edition of <i>The Craft of Research.</i><br /><br /><br /><br />Teachers and users of the previous editions will recognize the familiar three-part structure. Part 1 covers every step of the research and writing process, including drafting and revising. Part 2 offers a comprehensive guide to Chicago’s two methods of source citation: notes-bibliography and author-date. Part 3 gets into matters of editorial style and the correct way to present quotations and visual material. <i> A Manual for Writers</i> also covers an issue familiar to writers of all levels: how to conquer the fear of tackling a major writing project.<br /><br /><br /><br />Through eight decades and millions of copies, <i>A Manual for Writers</i> has helped generations shape their ideas into compelling research papers. This new edition will continue to be the gold standard for college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines.<br /><br /> 
Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style
by Benjamin Dreyer

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English

Pages

284

Publication Date

January 29, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • A sharp, funny grammar guide they’ll actually <i>want </i>to read, from Random House’s longtime copy chief and one of Twitter’s leading language gurus<br /> </b><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>O: The Oprah Magazine </i>• <i>Paste </i>• <i>Shelf Awareness<br /></i><br />“Essential (and delightful!)”—<i>People</i></b><br /><br /> We all write, all the time: books, blogs, emails. Lots and lots of emails. And we all want to write better. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help.<br /><br /> As Random House’s copy chief, Dreyer has upheld the standards of the legendary publisher for more than two decades. He is beloved by authors and editors alike—not to mention his followers on social media—for deconstructing the English language with playful erudition. Now he distills everything he has learned from the myriad books he has copyedited and overseen into a useful guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best prose foot forward.<br /><br /> As authoritative as it is amusing, <i>Dreyer’s English</i> offers lessons on punctuation, from the underloved semicolon to the enigmatic en dash; the rules and nonrules of grammar, including why it’s OK to begin a sentence with “And” or “But” and to confidently split an infinitive; and why it’s best to avoid the doldrums of the Wan Intensifiers and Throat Clearers, including “very,” “rather,” “of course,” and the dreaded “actually.” Dreyer will let you know whether “alright” is all right (sometimes) and even help you brush up on your spelling—though, as he notes, “The problem with mnemonic devices is that I can never remember them.”<br /><br /> And yes: “Only godless savages eschew the series comma.”<br /><br /> Chockful of advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts, this book will prove to be invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people’s prose, and—perhaps best of all—an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language.<br /><b><br />Praise for <i>Dreyer<b><i>’s </i></b>English<br /></i></b><br />“Playful, smart, self-conscious, and personal . . . One encounters wisdom and good sense on nearly every page of <i>Dreyer’s English</i>.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /><br /> “Destined to become a classic.”<b>—<i>The Millions</i></b><br /><br /> “Dreyer can help you . . . with tips on punctuation and spelling. . . . Even better: He’ll entertain you while he’s at it.”<b>—<i>Newsday</i> </b>
Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting
by Syd Field

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English

Pages

325

Publication Date

December 18, 2007

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<b>Hollywood’s script guru teaches you how to write a screenplay in “the ‘bible’ of screenwriting” (<i>The New York Times</i>)—now celebrating forty years of screenwriting success!</b><br /><br />Syd Field’s books on the essential structure of emotionally satisfying screenplays have ignited lucrative careers in film and television since 1979. In this revised edition of his premiere guide, the underpinnings of successful onscreen narratives are revealed in clear and encouraging language that will remain wise and practical as long as audiences watch stories unfold visually—from hand-held devices to IMAX to virtual reality . . . and whatever comes next. <br /> <br />As the first person to articulate common structural elements unique to successful movies, celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher and bestselling author Syd Field has gifted us a classic text. From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script, here are fundamental guidelines to help all screenwriters—novices and Oscar-winners—hone their craft and sell their work. <br /> <br />In <i>Screenplay</i>, Syd Field can help you discover:<br />• Why the first ten pages of every script are crucial to keeping professional readers’ interest<br />• How to visually “grab” these influential readers from page one, word one <br />• Why structure and character are the basic components of all narrative screenplays<br />• How to adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a saleable script<br />• Tips on protecting your work—three ways to establish legal ownership of screenplays<br />• Vital insights on writing authentic dialogue, crafting memorable characters, building strong yet flexible storylines (form, not formula), overcoming writer's block, and much more<br /> <br />Syd Field is revered as the original master of screenplay story structure, and this guide continues to be the industry’s gold standard for learning the foundations of screenwriting.
The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the...
by Steven Pinker

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

September 30, 2014

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<b><b> </b>“Charming and erudite," <b><b><b><b>from the author of <i>Enlightenment Now</i>,</b></b></b></b> "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com</b><br /> <br />Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing—and why should we care? From the author of <i>The Better Angels of Our Nature </i>and <i>Enlightenment Now.</i><br /><br />In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and<i> New York Times</i>–bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. <i>The Sense of Style </i>is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression (...
by , Angela Ackerman

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

February 19, 2019

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<p>The bestselling <em>Emotion Thesaurus</em>, often hailed as “the gold standard for writers” and credited with transforming how writers craft emotion, has now been expanded to include 55 new entries!</p><p>One of the biggest struggles for writers is how to convey emotion to readers in a unique and compelling way. When showing our characters’ feelings, we often use the first idea that comes to mind, and they end up smiling, nodding, and frowning too much.<br /><br />If you need inspiration for creating characters’ emotional responses that are personalized and evocative, this ultimate show-don’t-tell guide for emotion can help. It includes:</p><ul><li>Body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for 130 emotions that cover a range of intensity from mild to severe, providing innumerable options for individualizing a character’s reactions</li><li>A breakdown of the biggest emotion-related writing problems and how to overcome them</li><li>Advice on what should be done <em>before</em>drafting to make sure your characters’ emotions will be realistic and consistent</li><li>Instruction for how to show hidden feelings and emotional subtext through dialogue and nonverbal cues</li><li>And much more!</li></ul><p><em>The Emotion Thesaurus</em>, in its easy-to-navigate list format, will inspire you to create stronger, fresher character expressions and engage readers from your first page to your last.</p>
On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to W...
by William Zinsser

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English

Pages

334

Publication Date

September 11, 2012

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<p><em>On Writing Well</em> 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, <em>On Writing Well</em> 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.</p>

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