Categories

 > Reference > Writing, Research & Publishing Guides

38,957 results were found

Sort by:

What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism
by , Elliot Kirschner

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<DIV><B>AN INSTANT <I>NEW YORK TIMES</I> BESTSELLER<BR /><BR /> “I find myself thinking deeply about what it means to love America, as I surely do.” —Dan Rather</B><BR /><BR /> At a moment of crisis over our national identity, venerated journalist Dan Rather has emerged as a voice of reason and integrity, reflecting on—and writing passionately about—what it means to be an American. Now, with this collection of original essays, he reminds us of the principles upon which the United States was founded. Looking at the freedoms that define us, from the vote to the press; the values that have transformed us, from empathy to inclusion to service; the institutions that sustain us, such as public education; and the traits that helped form our young country, such as the audacity to take on daunting challenges in science and medicine, Rather brings to bear his decades of experience on the frontlines of the world’s biggest stories. As a living witness to historical change, he offers up an intimate view of history, tracing where we have been in order to help us chart a way forward and heal our bitter divisions.<BR /><BR /> With a fundamental sense of hope, <I>What Unites Us</I> is the book to inspire conversation and listening, and to remind us all how we are, finally, one.</DIV>
The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Psychological ...
by , Angela Ackerman

Language

English

Pages

326

Publication Date

October 18, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Readers connect to characters with depth, ones who have experienced life’s ups and downs. To deliver key players that are both realistic and compelling, writers must know them intimately—not only who they are in the present story, but also what made them that way. Of all the formative experiences in a character’s past, none are more destructive than emotional wounds. The aftershocks of trauma can change who they are, alter what they believe, and sabotage their ability to achieve meaningful goals, all of which will affect the trajectory of your story.<br /><br />Identifying the backstory wound is crucial to understanding how it will shape your character’s behavior, and The Emotional Wound Thesaurus can help. Inside, you’ll find:<br /><br />•A database of traumatic situations common to the human experience<br />•An in-depth study on a wound’s impact, including the fears, lies, personality shifts, and dysfunctional behaviors that can arise from different painful events<br />•An extensive analysis of character arc and how the wound and any resulting unmet needs fit into it<br />•Techniques on how to show the past experience to readers in a way that is both engaging and revelatory while avoiding the pitfalls of info dumps and telling<br />•A showcase of popular characters and how their traumatic experiences reshaped them, leading to very specific story goals<br />•A Backstory Wound Profile tool that will enable you to document your characters’ negative past experiences and the aftereffects <br /><br />Root your characters in reality by giving them an authentic wound that causes difficulties and prompts them to strive for inner growth to overcome it. With its easy-to-read format and over 100 entries packed with information, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus is a crash course in psychology for creating characters that feel incredibly real to readers. <br />
Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir
by Amy Tan

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p>In <em>Where the Past Begins</em>, bestselling author of <em>The Joy Luck Club</em> and <em>The Valley of Amazement</em> Amy Tan reveals herself in a way she never has before, delving into her childhood, adolescence, family history, beginnings as a writer and professional life to explore the answers to questions of purpose and meaning that we all ask ourselves as we get older. </p><p>Moving from her childhood in Oakland and growing up with her Chinese parents through her success as a novelist, Amy Tan delves into her creative interests in music, the paralysis of beginning a new project, journal-writing and travelling. <em>Where the Past Begins</em> chronicles the making of a writer. With characteristic humor and poignant observation, Tan weaves a nontraditional introspective narrative that is as complex and vibrant as this beloved American novelist’s fiction. Interspersed with direct correspondence between the author and her editor, the book will give fans and critics unparalleled insight into the author’s process, her thoughts on the literary enterprise, and her singularly warm, intelligent mind. </p>
How to Write Pulp Fiction
by James Scott Bell

Language

English

Pages

124

Publication Date

October 30, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<h1>Type Hard. Type Fast. Make Dough.</h1><br /><br />That was the formula of old-school pulp fiction—plot-driven, popular and gobbled up by a reading public hungry for more.<br /><br />And it produced many writers who hammered out a living selling “cash-and-carry” stories and novels. Some of these writers were among the best America has ever produced. Writers like Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and John D. MacDonald. Others are numbered among the bestselling authors of all time, including Erle Stanley Gardner, Lester Dent, and Frederick Faust (better known by his pen name, Max Brand). <br /><br />What were the secrets of these successful pulp writers? And how can any writer, of any genre, use them to produce fiction that sells?<br /><br />How to Write Pulp Fiction will teach you:<br /><br />• how to be more prolific <br />• the secrets of pulp plotting<br />• how to elevate your pulp prose<br />• the fiction “formulas” of some of the best pulp writers of all time<br />• the bestselling genres<br />• how to harness the power of the series character<br />• the most effective publishing strategies <br />• how to market your pulp fiction<br /><br />Added bonus! The Start-A-Plot Machine, a brainstorming partner that will help you instantly generate a story or novel idea. You’ll never again wonder what to write next. <br /><br />There has never been a better time to be a writer. By tapping into the vibe of the pulp writers of old, and making use of the tools of publication available now, any hard-working writer has a serious shot at realizing steady income from their fiction. <br /><br />“James Scott Bell is my go-to writing guru!” - Terri Blackstock, New York Times bestselling writer
The Heart To Start: Win the Inner War & Let Your Art Shine
by David Kadavy

Language

English

Pages

140

Publication Date

December 03, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>You have something to offer the world. Find the inspiration and motivation to finally start making your art.</b><br /><br />In <i>The Heart to Start</i> David Kadavy, bestselling author of <i>Design for Hackers</i>, shows you how to overcome fear, self-doubt, and distractions to win the inner war and finally let your art shine.<br /><br />Through the stories of great creators, from Picasso to Maya Angelou, interwoven with David's rise from cubicle-dweller to bestselling author, and from the guests of David's podcast, <i>Love Your Work</i>, you'll learn:<br /><ul><br /><li><b>What "inner war" keeps your art inside you?</b> You'll learn from Steven Pressfield, Ryan Holiday, and Sean Stephenson.</li><br /><li><b>Where can you find explosive ideas worth following?</b> Learn about the magic of your inner voice from Maya Angelou, the Impressionist painters, and J. K. Rowling.</li><br /><li><b>Why is perfectionism the most dangerous form of procrastination,</b> and what can you do about it? You'll hear from Ira Glass and Ed Sheeran.</li><br /><li><b>How can your big dreams actually hold you back?</b> You'll learn from daredevil Evel Knievel and cartoonist Hugh MacLeod.</li><br /><li><b>What motivational martial art can knock your ego on its back</b> and propel your project forward? Learn from behavioral scientist Dan Ariely, and a U.S. submarine captain.</li><br /></ul><br />In <i>The Heart to Start</i>, writers, artists, filmmakers, musicians, and entrepreneurs will find the inspiration and mindset to bust through fear, self-doubt, and procrastination to finally let their art shine.
Personal History
by Katharine Graham

Language

English

Pages

657

Publication Date

February 09, 2011

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b><b>As seen in the new movie <i>The Post, </i>here is the</b> captivating, inside story of the woman who helmed the<i> Washington Post</i> during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of American media.<br /><br /><b>Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography</b><br /></b><br />In this bestselling and widely acclaimed memoir, Katharine Graham, the woman who piloted the <i>Washington Post</i> through the scandals of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, tells her story—one that is extraordinary both for the events it encompasses and for the courage, candor, and dignity of its telling. <br />  <br /> Here is the awkward child who grew up amid material wealth and emotional isolation; the young bride who watched her brilliant, charismatic husband—a confidant to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson—plunge into the mental illness that would culminate in his suicide. And here is the widow who shook off her grief and insecurity to take on a president and a pressman’s union as she entered the profane boys’ club of the newspaper business.<br />  <br /> As timely now as ever, <i>Personal History</i> is an exemplary record of our history and of the woman who played such a shaping role within them, discovering her own strength and sense of self as she confronted—and mastered—the personal and professional crises of her fascinating life.
Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process
by John McPhee

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

September 05, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><b>The long-awaited guide to writing long-form nonfiction by the legendary author and teacher</b></p><p><i>Draft No. 4</i> is a master class on the writer’s craft. In a series of playful, expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he has gathered over his career and has refined while teaching at Princeton University, where he has nurtured some of the most esteemed writers of recent decades. McPhee offers definitive guidance in the decisions regarding arrangement, diction, and tone that shape nonfiction pieces, and he presents extracts from his work, subjecting them to wry scrutiny. In one essay, he considers the delicate art of getting sources to tell you what they might not otherwise reveal. In another, he discusses how to use flashback to place a bear encounter in a travel narrative, while observing that “readers are not supposed to notice the structure. It is meant to be about as visible as someone’s bones.” The result is a vivid depiction of the writing process, from reporting to drafting to revising—and revising, and revising.</p><p><i>Draft No. 4</i> is enriched by multiple diagrams and by personal anecdotes and charming reflections on the life of a writer. McPhee describes his enduring relationships with <i>The New Yorker</i> and Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and recalls his early years at <i>Time </i>magazine. Throughout, <i>Draft No. 4</i> is enlivened by his keen sense of writing as a way of being in the world.</p>
The Truth Matters: A Citizen's Guide to Separating Facts from Lie...
by Bruce Bartlett

Language

English

Pages

144

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b><b>Distinguish fake news from reliable journalism with this clear and concise handbook by <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author Bruce Bartlett.<br /><br /></b></b>Today’s media and political landscapes are littered with untrustworthy sources and the dangerous concept of “fake news.” This accessible guide helps you fight this deeply troubling trend and ensure that truth is not a permanent casualty. Written by Capitol Hill veteran and author Bruce Bartlett, <i>The Truth Matters</i> presents actionable tips and tricks for reading critically, judging sources, using fact-checking sites, avoiding confirmation bias, identifying trustworthy experts, and more.<b><b><br /></b></b>
All the President's Men
by , Carl Bernstein

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

November 01, 2007

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>“The work that brought down a presidency...perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history.” —<i>Time</i> magazine</b><BR><BR>The most devastating political detective story of the century: the inside account of the two Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate scandal, now with a 40th anniversary Afterword on the legacies of Watergate and Richard Nixon.<BR> <BR> One of <i>Time</i> magazine's All-Time 100 Best Nonfiction Books, this is the book that changed America. Published just months before President Nixon’s resignation, <i>All the President’s Men</i> revealed the full scope of the scandal and introduced for the first time the mysterious “Deep Throat.” Beginning with the story of a simple burglary at Democratic headquarters and then continuing through headline after headline, Bernstein and Woodward deliver a riveting firsthand account of their reporting. Their explosive reports won a Pulitzer Prize for <i>The Washington Post</i>, toppled the president, and have since inspired generations of reporters.<BR> <BR> <i>All the President’s Men</i> is a riveting detective story, capturing the exhilarating rush of the biggest presidential scandal in US history as it unfolded in real time.
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
by , Becca Puglisi

Language

English

Pages

174

Publication Date

May 09, 2012

Product Description
Customer Reviews
One of the biggest problem areas for writers is conveying a character's emotions to the reader in a unique, compelling way. This book comes to the rescue by highlighting 75 emotions and listing the possible body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each. <br /><br />Using its easy-to-navigate list format, readers can draw inspiration from character cues that range in intensity to match any emotional moment. The Emotion Thesaurus also tackles common emotion-related writing problems and provides methods to overcome them. <br /><br />This writing tool encourages writers to show, not tell emotion and is a creative brainstorming resource for any fiction project. 

Blog - Latest Entries

Roxane Gay Difficult Women Review
For avid readers, the advent of the Kindle was a godsend. It allowed them to expand their personal libraries as much as they wanted without worrying about taking up too much space. Along with increasing the potential for library depth, the kindle has also allowed for a more diverse reading taste. You can now take risks on books that you previously wouldnt have due to the Kindle eliminating sp...

David Foster Wallace Brief Interviews with Hideous Men & Girl with Curious Hair Reviews
The technology of the Kindle allows you to carry a library with you wherever you go. And, like a library, your Kindle collection should be vast and diverse. Aside from the New York Times Bestseller list, it can be hard to know which books are worth your time to download. Luckily, the literary cannon spans for generations. Of the most recent generation of literary greats, David Foster Wallac...

Junot Diaz The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Review
Kindle technology allows you to build an impressive collection of stories without filling shelves upon shelves with books. This convenience makes it possible to experiment with your reading choices without making the commitment to order a book, wait for its arrival, and sticking it on your shelf. Ive found that the Kindle has made me a much more adventurous reader. With this new-found adve...

Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea Review
As you start to increase your kindle collection, it is wise to download a variety of things to read. And sure, the latest serial novel is a great addition to the collection, but sometimes you need a literary classic. Luckily, there is a plethora of classics to choose from. When it comes to literary classics, there are few authors with a better reputation than Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, so...

Stephen Kings On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
For fans of the suspense and horror genres, Stephen King is a household name. Chances are, if you read the genres at all, your kindles are filled with a novel or two of his. But Kings prolific career has not stayed within the genre. In fact, one of Kings greatest efforts came in the form of a nonfiction memoir. Kings On Writing blends personal memoir and advice on writing craft that resu...

More >>

Enter the Kind Reader Monthly Drawing

Kind Reader Monthly Drawing (March 2017)

Congratulations to February 2017's winner Henry H. of New York, USA.

There's a daily limit of 3 free e-books that can be downloaded at KindReader.com