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The Everything Creative Writing Book

By Wendy Burt-thomas
  • ISBN Code: : 144050153X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Reference
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Book Excerpt :

Many people can write. But writing well enough to get published takes hours of practice, the ability to take criticism, and expert advice. Filled with stories and tips from published authors, this easy-to-use guide teaches you the basics of the writing craft. Whether you want to create poems or plays, children's books or online blogs, romance novels or a memoir, you'll learn to write more effectively and creatively. Published author, editor, and PR consultant Wendy Burt-Thomas covers all aspects of writing, including how to: Prepare to write, from planning to research to organization Properly structure your piece to fit your chosen genre Stay focused during the drafting and editing processes Work with other authors Overcome writer's block Market your writing

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This comprehensive guide introduces aspiring storytellers to the ins and outs of writing fiction and nonfiction for young adults. Information includes an overview of writing, from dialogue and point of view to plot, setting, and character construction; choosing an agent and publisher; marketing the finished work, and more. Written by an experienced author who has written, edited, and published books for young adults. Features writing exercises, anecdotes, and insider information. According to a 1998 survey report of the National Center for Education Statistics, young adults between the ages of 12 and 18 represent 25% of all public library patrons. YA is a popular and lucrative genre for aspiring and seasoned authors alike, both in fiction and nonfiction.

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  • Pdf File: the-everything-american-government-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

If the confusion following the last presidential election is any indication, the average citizen knows precious little about the democratic system and the laws that affect their daily lives. The Everything American Government Book unravels the complexities of our democracy and provides readers with the knowledge necessary to make the right decisions and take an active role in the management of their country. From the roots of American government and the challenges that have helped shape it over the years to its current structure and systems, this thoroughly researched work is ideal for anyone brushing up on civics, as well as students of all ages. Readers learn about: The personalities and events that gave rise to our current system The real significance of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution The functions of each branch of government and how they work together Private sector’s influence on public policy and decision-making Ways to get involved and make a difference Specially designed to inform and empower the average citizen during this critical election year, The Everything American Government Book provides the keys to understanding the ins and outs of the most powerful democracy in the world.

Creative Story Writing

By Sally Jones,Amanda Jones
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Book Code : 1907733221
  • Total of Pages : 82
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 329
  • Pdf File: creative-story-writing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Creative Writing is the essential guide for all students wanting to develop their literacy skills and improve their grades in English assignments and examinations. It is the first in the Teach Your Child to Write Good English series. Creative Writing has been written by an experienced teacher and tutor and written with the needs of children in mind. This book concentrates specifically and in depth on Creative Writing required by the National Curriculum, providing everything needed to stimulate a child to write imaginatively. It is specifically targeted at Key Stage 2 and 3 (ages 8-14 years). However, it provides a useful aid for students taking GCSE at foundation level. It contains material suitable for SATS examinations, for those taking 11+ entrance examinations and for students learning English as a foreign language. Creative Writing will guide students through the story writing process, as if they had a tutor by their side. This book is designed to help the child with thinking up ideas, providing starting points for writing, structuring and organizing their writing into paragraphs. It features writing a good introduction with characters, setting and plot, building up suspense and winding up the plot with a suitable resolution. Attention is given to making writing more interesting by varying sentence types, using punctuation and good grammar. The student will investigate different narrative structures for writing stories, exploring various viewpoints so they can decide if they write in first or third person. They will learn to evoke mood and atmosphere by using good vocabulary. Creative Writing includes an exciting range of model answers and sample texts written by children and provides practice questions to test them. Common errors made by students are highlighted and corrected. It is packed with vital hints and tips on gaining those top grades. Creative Writing is ideal for working through at home, supplementing school work. By working methodically through this book the students will grow in confidence and will learn to enjoy writing. This is the first book in this excellent series from Guinea Pig Education.

The Everything Guide To Writing Copy

By Steve Slaunwhite
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1440524033
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 199
  • Pdf File: the-everything-guide-to-writing-copy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Everything Guide to Writing Copy is a step-by-step guide to writing effective copy for a variety of media including print, web, radio, trade journals, and much more. Packed with tips and tricks used by the pros, this valuable resource teaches you to promote products and services, build brands, and write copy that boosts your company’s bottom line. Features expert strategies for you to: -Write compelling headlines, tag lines, and leads -Avoid common copywriting mistakes -Strengthen brand development -Start a freelance copywriting business -Write copy for all media-print, radio, TV, and websites Whether you’re a professional copywriter or just starting out, The Everything Guide to Writing Copy will inspire you to create innovative, sales-generating advertising and marketing pieces.

The Everything Guide to Writing Graphic Novels

By Mark Ellis,Melissa Martin-Ellis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1440524289
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 780
  • Pdf File: the-everything-guide-to-writing-graphic-novels.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

The Everything Wedding Book

By Shelly Hagen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1605504696
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 541
  • Pdf File: the-everything-wedding-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

You've imagined your wedding day since you were a child, and now it's finally approaching. You want everything on that special day to be absolutely perfect - from the ceremony to the flowers to the music. Filled with practical tips, useful secrets from the pros, and plenty of worksheets to keep you organized, this expanded edition keeps you up to date on the latest wedding trends and helps you walk down the aisle with style and confidence. The Everything Wedding Book, 3rd Edition contains the best information on how to: Budget your money, time, and sanity Choose a dress that will leave everyone breathless Know the intricacies of wedding etiquette Hire the best florists, caterers, and photographers Deal with touchy bridal party situations Find time to actually enjoy the wedding itself! From setting the date to driving off in the "Just Married" car, The Everything Wedding Book, 3rd Edition is your essential guide to ensuring that the most important day of your life isn't also the most stressful.

The Everything Sewing Book

By Sandra Detrixhe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1440522952
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Members : 246
  • Pdf File: the-everything-sewing-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Despite the availability of retail fashion, more and more people are turning away from the assembly line toward one-of-a-kind clothing, decorations, and accessories. The Everything Sewing Book provides readers with easy instructions for creating beautiful garments, gifts, and decorations for the home. From selecting the right needle and thread to choosing fabrics, reading patterns, and working with a machine, this uncomplicated book introduces readers to the basics of sewing as they complete increasingly challenging projects that will be cherished for years to come. Also included are tips and tricks for making alterations and repairs and dressing up old clothes with embroidery and accents. Projects include: Curtains and tablecloths Colorful appliqued tote bags Pillows and wall hangings Dresses and skirts Shirts and vests Supplemented with foolproof illustrations, The Everything Sewing Book is the perfect gift for anyone interested in learning this rewarding craft.

The Everything Drawing Book

By Helen South
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1605504467
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 788
  • Pdf File: the-everything-drawing-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

If you've always wanted to draw but didn't think you had the talent, think again! With The Everything Drawing Book as your guide, you'll learn how to see the world through an artist's eyes-and capture it on canvas. Unlock your creative potential and expand your drawing expertise with: Useful exercises and assignments that help you find your own style Easy tricks for charcoal, watercolor, and pen-and-ink methods Quick tips on perspective and technique, as well as portraiture and landscape drawing Budget-friendly suggestions on how to save a bundle on expensive artist supplies Dozens of original drawings designed to spark your imagination And much, much more!

The Everything Tarot Book

By Skye Alexander
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1440523878
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 770
  • Pdf File: the-everything-tarot-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Realize your psychic potential with the Tarot! Everyone is psychic to one degree or another. And with The Everything Tarot Book, 2nd Edition, you’ll unlock the mysteries of the cards and thus boost your innate psychic abilities. Completely revised, this easy-to-use guide has everything you need to conduct complete Tarot readings for yourself and others. The Tarot deck has been used for centuries to divine the future and as a guide to spiritual development. Now you can learn how to interpret the images on the cards, arrange them into meaningful spreads, and unleash your hidden psychic powers. Each individual card in the Major and Minor Arcana is described in detail, along with the history of the Tarot from ancient times to the present. The Everything Tarot Book, 2nd Edition helps you: -Gain insight into yourself and other people -See into the future and the present more clearly -Understand the effects of the past -Work through personal problems and challenges -Develop your intuition -Enhance your connection with your Higher Self Explore. Engage your curiosity. Use your imagination. Keep an open mind and an open heart. Your future really is in the cards!

The Everything American History Book

By John R McGeehan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1605502650
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Members : 309
  • Pdf File: the-everything-american-history-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Starting with the first Viking explorations and continuing to the present day, The Everything American History Book, 2nd Edition takes you on a thrilling tour through history. It's packed with facts and vivid details of events that shaped the United States, including: Wars, battles, and famous generals Outstanding American inventions--from the cotton gin to the Internet Key political figures--presidents, peacekeepers, visionaries And much, much more! The Everything American History Book, 2nd Edition covers all the major incidents and key players--from the Boston Tea Party to 9/11, and Lewis and Clark to Martin Luther King, Jr. This extraordinary retelling makes learning history fun for the whole family.

The Everything Home Recording Book

By Marc Schonbrun
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1605504599
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 984
  • Pdf File: the-everything-home-recording-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.