Language Arts & Disciplines

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    Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer
    By Moira Anderson Allen
    (Allworth Press)
    If you've always dreamed of making a living as a writer, this book will take you where you want to go. Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer, Second Edition, demystifies the process of becoming a writer and gives aspiring writers all the tools they need to become successful freelance writers, get... [READ MORE]
    Writing What You Know
    How to Turn Personal Experiences into Publishable Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
    By Meg Files
    (Allworth Press)
    It's easy for people to write about their feelings in a journal. It's more difficult, however, to convert personal experiences into stories worthy of publication—fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Filled with engaging exercises, Write from Life guides writers in identifying story-worthy material and transforming... [READ MORE]
    The Birds and Bees of Words
    A Guide to the Most Common Errors in Usage, Spelling, and Grammar
    By Mary Embree
    (Allworth Press)
    Himbo: a male bimbo. Protire: leave a boring job to do something more interesting. Sheeple: people who follow the crowd. These are just a few of the newly evolved words discussed and explained in The Birds and Bees of Words, an entertaining, informative look at the ever-changing nature of the English... [READ MORE]
    The Author's Toolkit
    By Mary Embree
    (Allworth Press)
    Every author yearns for wealth and fame. Aspiring authors, students, writing teachers, and even established authors will be able to get the job done with the Toolkit. Updated and expanded to cover the newest developments in electronic publishing, the growth of self-publishing and print-on-demand, new... [READ MORE]
    The Business of Writing
    Professional Advice on Proposals, Publishers, Contracts, and More for the Aspiring Writer
    Edited by Jennifer Lyons, Foreword by Oscar Hijuelos
    (Allworth Press)
    Whether you’re unclear on what to expect from your first book deal or just a little puzzled by your editor’s whims, The Business of Writing is the book for you. In it, literary agent and publishing veteran Jennifer Lyons empowers aspiring and experienced writers with everything they need to know about... [READ MORE]
    Writing the Great American Romance Novel
    By Catherine Lanigan
    (Allworth Press)
    The complete guide to turning romances into cash. Romance novels are the top-selling genre in fiction. How can aspiring writers break into this lucrative field? With Writing the Great American Romance Novel, the most complete guide to writing that novel, getting it published, working with editors, agents,... [READ MORE]
    Making Crime Pay
    The Writer's Guide to Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedure
    By Andrea Campbell
    (Allworth Press)
    Making Crime Pay is an invaluable reference to criminal law, evidence, and procedure and the potential it holds for breathtaking plots and dramatic storytelling. Readers will learn in detail how criminal law has evolved historically, discover the differences between crimes and how they are judged in... [READ MORE]
    The Journalist's Craft
    A Guide to Writing Better Stories
    Edited by Dennis Jackson, Edited by John Sweeney
    (Allworth Press)
    This inspiring collection of 19 essays from veteran news writers explains how to weave storytelling skills into nonfiction narratives. Journalists of all backgrounds and levels of experience will discover dozens of exercises that have been tested successfully in newsrooms, workshops, and classrooms,... [READ MORE]
    Starting Your Career as a Professional Blogger
    By Jacqueline Bodnar
    (Allworth Press)
    With traffic to personal blogs and online journalism sites on the rise, there are more blogging opportunities than ever before. With the right approach, a blog can be an extra source of cash, or it can be a business unto itself yielding thousands of dollars a week, all earned on your own schedule, from... [READ MORE]
    The Perfect Screenplay
    Writing It and Selling It
    By Katherine Herbert
    (Allworth Press)
    They say in L.A. everybody is writing a screenplay. With The Perfect Screenplay, everybody everywhere will be writing well-presented, saleable screenplays. Packed with tips from an insider on how Hollywood operates, testing script ideas, building structure, and marketing the final screenplay, this book... [READ MORE]
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