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Make 'Em Beg To Work For You: 7 Steps to Find, Hire, Manage, Rewa...
by Dr. Angela E Lauria

Language

English

Pages

146

Publication Date

August 23, 2019

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<p><strong>Make ‘Em Beg To Work For You: Find, Hire, Manage, Reward, and Release All-star Players to Help Make your Dream a Reality</strong></p><p>If you are like most solopreneurs or small business owners, the desire to make your dreams come true at a bigger level requires a team that can understand your vision and get stuff done. Unfortunately, it can seem impossible, especially with the cultural differences between Gen Xers and Millennials, to ever get people to effectively do what you want.</p><p>This book reveals the reasons why it’s so hard to build a team and a work culture that get results. In it you will learn:</p><br /><ul><br /><li>Exactly where you can find great employees who know how to take action and get it done</li><br /><li>The magical formula to writing job descriptions that generate just a few high-quality applications from only the best candidates</li><br /><li>How to conduct an interview process to make sure you don’t ever make an expensive hiring mistake</li><br /><li>The key to saving staff members who aren’t working out and for navigating the right timing to let go of an employee who isn’t a fit</li><br /><li>The biggest mistake most employers make with compensation plans which leads to high turn over and low happiness (hint: it isn’t about paying more)</li><br /></ul><br /><br /><p>An eye-opening revelation about how long-established systems are falling apart at work, this book picks up where classics like <em>Rocket Fuel</em> and <em>Good to Great </em>no longer connect with the realities on the ground of building a team largely of millennials.</p>
No Plot? No Problem! Revised and Expanded Edition: A Low-stress, ...
by Chris Baty

Language

English

Pages

202

Publication Date

September 16, 2014

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Chris Baty, founder of the wildly successful literary marathon known as National Novel Writing Month, has completely revised and expanded his definitive handbook for extreme noveling. Chris pulls from over 15 years of results-oriented writing experience to pack this compendium with new tips and tricks, ranging from week-by-week quick reference guides to encouraging advice from authors, and much more. His motivating mix of fearless optimism and practical solutions to common excuses gives both first-time novelists and results-oriented writers the kick-start they need to embark on an exhilarating creative adventure.
Unfreedom of the Press
by Mark R. Levin

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

May 21, 2019

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<b>From six-time #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author, FOX News star, and radio host Mark R. Levin comes a groundbreaking and enlightening book that shows how the great tradition of the American free press has degenerated into a standardless profession that has squandered the faith and trust of the American public, not through actions of government officials, but through its own abandonment of reportorial integrity and objective journalism.</b><br /><br /><i>Unfreedom of the Press</i> is not just another book about the press. Levin shows how those entrusted with news reporting today are destroying freedom of the press from within: “not government oppression or suppression,” he writes, but self-censorship, group-think, bias by omission, and passing off opinion, propaganda, pseudo-events, and outright lies as news.<br /> <br />With the depth of historical background for which his books are renowned, Levin takes the reader on a journey through the early American patriot press, which proudly promoted the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, followed by the early decades of the Republic during which newspapers around the young country were open and transparent about their fierce allegiance to one political party or the other.<br /> <br />It was only at the start of the Progressive Era and the twentieth century that the supposed “objectivity of the press” first surfaced, leaving us where we are today: with a partisan party-press overwhelmingly aligned with a political ideology but hypocritically engaged in a massive untruth as to its real nature.
Hate Inc.: Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another
by Matt Taibbi

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>Part tirade, part confessional from the celebrated <i>Rolling Stone</i> journalist, <i>Hate Inc.</i> reveals that what most people think of as "the news" is, in fact, a twisted wing of the entertainment business</b><br /><br /><br /><br />In this characteristically turbocharged new book, celebrated <i>Rolling Stone</i> journalist Matt Taibbi provides an insider's guide to the variety of ways today's mainstream media tells us lies. Part tirade, part confessional, it reveals that what most people think of as "the news" is, in fact, a twisted wing of the entertainment business. <br /><br /><br /><br />In the Internet age, the press have mastered the art of monetizing anger, paranoia, and distrust. Taibbi, who has spent much of his career covering elections in which this kind of manipulative activity is most egregious, provides a rich taxonomic survey of American political journalism's dirty tricks.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Heading into a 2020 election season that promises to be a Great Giza Pyramid Complex of invective and digital ugliness, <i>Hate Inc.</i> will be an invaluable antidote to the hidden poisons dished up by those we rely on to tell us what is happening in the world.
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit You...
by , Dave King

Language

English

Pages

292

Publication Date

June 03, 2010

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<p>Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published novels and short stories.</p><p>In this completely revised and updated second edition, Renni Browne and Dave King teach you, the writer, how to apply the editing techniques they have developed to your own work. Chapters on dialogue, exposition, point of view, interior monologue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an expert editor would go through to perfect your manuscript. Each point is illustrated with examples, many drawn from the hundreds of books Browne and King have edited.</p>
On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft
by Stephen King

Language

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.
Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'...
by Jessica Brody

Language

English

Pages

311

Publication Date

October 09, 2018

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<b><b>The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success.</b></b><br /><br />Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres (Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem) alongside quirky, original insights (Save the Cat; Shard of Glass) to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate--and a novel that will sell.
The Fiction Formula: The New Rules of Self Publishing Success
by , Johnny Truant

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English

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Publication Date

December 11, 2019

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<h1>The indie publishing guide you've been waiting for.</h1><br />Do you want to create books your readers will love and return to again and again?<br /><br /><b><i>The Fiction Formula</i> will show you how.</b><br /><br />Johnny Truant and Sean M. Platt will guide you through expert methods for enhancing creativity, building story worlds, characters, and plots, and understanding your market (right down to your ideal reader).<br /><br />The book also discusses covers, titles, formatting, pricing, and publishing to multiple platforms.<br /><br />But most importantly, it details the psychology-driven marketing plan that Sean and Johnny built to shape their stories and explores ways that smart, business-minded writers can do the same to future-proof their careers.<br /><br /><i><b>The Fiction Formula</b> is a guidebook that will help you build a successful indie publishing career, no matter what type of writer you are ... so long as you're the type who's willing to do the work.</i>
The Sound on the Page: Great Writers Talk about Style and Voice i...
by Ben Yagoda

Language

English

Pages

316

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

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<p>In writing, style matters. Our favorite writers often entertain, move, and inspire us less by what they say than by how they say it. In <em>The Sound on the Page</em>, acclaimed author, teacher, and critic Ben Yagoda offers practical and incisive help for writers on developing and discovering their own style and voice. This wonderfully rich and readable book features interviews with more than 40 of our most important authors discussing their literary style, including:</p><p>Dave Barry<br />Harold Bloom<br />Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer<br />Bill Bryson<br />Michael Chabon<br />Andrei Codrescu<br />Junot Díaz<br />Adam Gopnik<br />Jamaica Kincaid<br />Michael Kinsley<br />Elmore Leonard<br />Elizabeth McCracken <br />Susan Orlean<br />Cynthia Ozick<br />Anna Quindlen<br />Jonathan Raban<br />David Thomson<br />Tobias Wolff</p>
Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark
by Cecelia Watson

Language

English

Pages

221

Publication Date

July 30, 2019

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<p><strong>“Delightful.” —</strong><strong>Mary Norris, </strong><em><strong>The New Yorker</strong></em></p><p><strong>A page-turning, existential romp through the life and times of the world’s most polarizing punctuation mark</strong><br /><br />The semicolon. Stephen King, Hemingway, Vonnegut, and Orwell detest it. Herman Melville, Henry James, and Rebecca Solnit love it. But why? When is it effective? Have we been misusing it? Should we even care?</p><p>In <em>Semicolon, </em>Cecelia Watson charts the rise and fall of this infamous punctuation mark, which for years was the trendiest one in the world of letters. But in the nineteenth century, as grammar books became all the rage, the rules of how we use language became both stricter and more confusing, with the semicolon a prime victim. Taking us on a breezy journey through a range of examples—from Milton’s manuscripts to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letters from Birmingham Jail” to Raymond Chandler’s <em>The Big Sleep</em>—Watson reveals how traditional grammar rules make us less successful at communicating with each other than we’d think. Even the most die-hard grammar fanatics would be better served by tossing the rule books and learning a better way to engage with language.</p><p>Through her rollicking biography of the semicolon, Watson writes a guide to grammar that explains why we don’t need guides at all, and refocuses our attention on the deepest, most primary value of language: true communication.</p>

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