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On the Front Line: The Collected Journalism of Marie Colvin
by Marie Colvin

Language

English

Pages

570

Publication Date

April 26, 2012

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<p>Veteran Sunday Times war correspondent, Marie Colvin was killed in February 2012 when covering the uprising in Syria.</p><p><em>On the Front Line</em> is an Orwell Special Prize winning journalism collection from veteran war correspondent Marie Colvin, who is the subject of the movie A Private War, starring Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan.</p><p>Marie Colvin held a profound belief in the pursuit of truth, and the courage and humanity of her work was deeply admired. On the Front Line includes her various interviews with Yasser Arafat and Colonel Gadaffi; reports from East Timor in 1999 where she shamed the UN into protecting its refugees; accounts of her terrifying escape from the Russian army in Chechnya; and reports from the strongholds of the Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers where she was hit by shrapnel, leaving her blind in one eye.</p><p>Typically, however, her new eye-patch only reinforced Colvin’s sense of humour and selfless conviction. She returned quickly to the front line, reporting on 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza and, lately, the Arab Spring.</p><p>Immediate and compelling, On the Front Line is a street-view of the historic events that have shaped the last 25 years, from an award-winning foreign correspondent and the outstanding journalist of her generation.</p>
The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
by Melvyn Bragg

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

April 01, 2011

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<div>Here is the riveting story of the English language, from its humble beginnings as a regional dialect to its current preeminence as the one global language, spoken by more than two billion people worldwide. In this groundbreaking book, Melvyn Bragg shows how English conquered the world. It is a magnificent adventure, full of jealousy, intrigue, and war—against a hoard of invaders, all armed with their own conquering languages, which bit by bit, the speakers of English absorbed and made their own.<br /><BR> Along the way, its colorful story takes in a host of remarkable people, places, and events: the Norman invasion of England in 1066; the arrival of <I>The Canterbury Tales</I> and a “coarse” playwright named William Shakespeare, who added 2,000 words to the language; the songs of slaves; the words of Davy Crockett; and the Lewis and Clark expedition, which led to hundreds of new words as the explorers discovered unknown flora and fauna. <I>The Adventure of English</I> is an enthralling story not only of power, religion, and trade, but also of a people and how they changed the world.</div>
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.
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.
Write and Grow Rich: Secrets of Successful Authors and Publishers...
by , Derek Doepker

Language

English

Pages

191

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<h1><u><strong>Now a USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-seller!</strong></u><br /></h1> <h2>Want to use the written word to supercharge your career? Discover the behind-the-scenes process for 24 authors who've used books to build lucrative, inspiring businesses.</h2><h3><i>24 successful authors. 24 stories to help you turn books into a six-figure calling. </i></h3><p>Have you tried all the entrepreneurial tricks only to end up back where you started? Are you passionate about an idea that you want to share with the world? Do you wish you could turn a single book into something more? Bestselling author Alinka Rutkowska started with one book and transformed it into a successful six-figure business. But she isn't the only one. Join her and 23 other powerful author entrepreneurs as they share "how they did it" in this once-in-a-lifetime collection of true stories. </p><p>In <i>Write and Grow Rich</i>, you'll discover how this incredible group of authors, marketers, teachers, and trainers turned the corner with the power of writing behind them. By sharing their best practices, authors Adam Houge, Daniel Hall, Caitlyn Pyle, Marc Guberti, Bryan Cohen, Kristen Joy, and many more provide a roadmap to the steps you need to take to join their ranks. Inside, you'll learn which so-called expert advice to avoid and little-known tools for faster, more resilient success.</p><h3>In <i>Write and Grow Rich</i>, you'll discover:</h3><ul><li>What these authors would've done differently if they were starting their businesses today</li><li>How they cope with overwhelm and how you can use this overload as an advantage</li><li>Key factors for book-based success in a variety of industries</li><li>How quickly you can expect to start profiting off your writing</li><li>The skills you should start cultivating to take your business to the next level, and much, much more! </li></ul><p><i>Write and Grow Rich</i> is a jam-packed handbook for making your words worth more than you ever dreamed possible. If you like expert guidance, multiple points of view, and down-to-earth education from entrepreneurs who've made it, then you'll love Alinka Rutkowska's authorpreneurial anthology. </p><h2><u>Buy <i>Write and Grow Rich</i> to start applying time-tested wisdom to your business today!</u></h2><br /><h6>Full contributing authors list: Alinka Rutkowska, Adam Houge, Alexa Bigwarfe, Amy Collins, Bryan Cohen, Caitlin Pyle, Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Christine Kloser, Daniel Hall, Donna Kozik, Debbie Drum, Derek Doepker, Derek Murphy, Jason Ladd, Jyotsna Ramachandran, Kirsten Oliphant, Kristen Joy, Lise Cartwright, Marc Guberti, Matt Stone, Sally Miller, Steve Alcorn, Summer Tannhauser, Susan Friedmann.<br /></h6><br />
Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White Hou...
by April Ryan

Language

English

Pages

193

Publication Date

September 01, 2018

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<span style="font-weight:bold;">Veteran White House reporter April Ryan thought she had seen everything in her two decades as a White House correspondent. And then came the Trump administration.</span><span><br /><br />In </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Under Fire</span><span>, Ryan takes us inside the confusion and chaos of the Trump White House to understand how she and other reporters adjusted to the new normal. She takes us inside the policy debates, the revolving door of personnel appointments, and what it is like when she, as a reporter asking difficult questions, finds herself in the spotlight, becoming part of the story.<br /><br />With the world on edge and a country grappling with a new controversy almost daily, Ryan gives readers a glimpse into current events from her perspective, not only from inside the briefing room but also as a target of those who want to avoid answering probing questions. After reading her new book, readers will have an unprecedented inside view of the Trump White House and what it is like to be a reporter </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Under Fire</span><span>.</span>
We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter
by Celeste Headlee

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<p><strong>“WE NEED TO TALK.”</strong></p><p><strong>In this urgent and insightful book, public radio journalist Celeste Headlee shows us how to bridge what divides us--by having real conversations</strong></p><p>BASED ON THE TED TALK WITH OVER 10 MILLION VIEWS<br />NPR's Best Books of 2017</p><p>Winner of the 2017 Silver Nautilus Award in Relationships & Communication </p><p><em>“We Need to Talk </em>is an important read for a conversationally-challenged, disconnected age. Headlee is a talented, honest storyteller, and her advice has helped me become a better spouse, friend, and mother.”  (Jessica Lahey, author of <em>New York Times</em> bestseller <em>The Gift of Failure</em>)</p><p>Today most of us communicate from behind electronic screens, and studies show that Americans feel less connected and more divided than ever before. The blame for some of this disconnect can be attributed to our political landscape, but the erosion of our conversational skills as a society lies with us as individuals. </p><p>And the only way forward, says Headlee, is to start talking to each other. In <em>We Need to Talk</em>, she outlines the strategies that have made her a better conversationalist—and offers simple tools that can improve anyone’s communication. For example: </p><UL type=disc><li>BE THERE OR GO ELSEWHERE. Human beings are incapable of multitasking, and this is especially true of tasks that involve language. Think you can type up a few emails while on a business call, or hold a conversation with your child while texting your spouse? Think again.</li><li>CHECK YOUR BIAS. The belief that your intelligence protects you from erroneous assumptions can end up making you more vulnerable to them. We all have blind spots that affect the way we view others. Check your bias before you judge someone else.</li><li>HIDE YOUR PHONE. Don’t just put down your phone, put it away. New research suggests that the mere presence of a cell phone can negatively impact the quality of a conversation. </li></ul><p>Whether you’re struggling to communicate with your kid’s teacher at school, an employee at work, or the people you love the most—Headlee offers smart strategies that can help us all have conversations that matter.</p><p> </p>
The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage ...
by Erik Bork

Language

English

Pages

137

Publication Date

September 03, 2018

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THE IDEA is a manual for conquering the most important part of the screenwriting or fiction writing process — the first part. Most writers rush too quickly through choosing a story idea, so they can dive into writing it. And it’s the biggest reason most projects don’t move forward in the marketplace: producers and editors are underwhelmed by the central concept. Multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning screenwriter/producer Erik Bork (HBO’S Band of Brothers) explains the seven key ingredients in stories that have a chance of selling and reaching a wide audience – in any genre or medium.
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
by Anne Lamott

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

December 18, 2007

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<b>"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /><br />Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: <br />"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our  family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
by Michael Lewis

Language

English

Pages

287

Publication Date

May 12, 2010

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<p><strong>The #1 <em>New York Times</em> bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."—Graydon Carter, <em>Vanity Fair</em></strong></p><br />The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can't pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren't talking.<br /><br /><br /><br />Michael Lewis creates a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 bestseller <em>Liar's Poker</em>. Out of a handful of unlikely-really unlikely-heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our time.

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