Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students is a complete and comprehensive guide to all things grammar from Grammar Girl, a.k.a. Mignon Fogarty, whose popular podcasts have been downloaded over twenty million times and whose first book, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, was a New York Times bestseller.
For beginners to more advanced students, this guide covers it all: the parts of speech, sentences, and punctuation are all explained clearly and concisely with the warmth, wit, and accessibility Grammar Girl is known for. Pop quizzes are scattered throughout to reinforce the explanations, as well as Grammar Girl's trademark Quick and Dirty Tips—easy and fun memory tricks to help with those challenging rules.
Complete with a writing style chapter and a guide to the different kinds of writing—everything from school papers to letter writing to e-mails—this guide is sure to become the one-stop, essential book on every student's desk.
In Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook, you'll find practical advice in a perfect package for young aspiring writers.
After receiving letters from fans asking for writing advice,accomplished authors Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter joined together to create this guidebook for young writers. The authors mix inspirational anecdotes with practical guidance on how to find a voice, develop characters and plot,
make revisions, and overcome writer's block. Fun writing prompts will help young writers jump-start their own projects, and encouragement throughout will keep them at work.
What makes a writer? The desire to tell a story, a love of language, an eye for detail, practice, practice, practice. How well should you know your characters? Do you need to outline before you write? How important is length? Now Walter Dean Myers, the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, walks you through the writing process.
Includes:Examples from his writing and reading experiencesWalter's six-box and four-box outlines for writing fiction and nonfictionExcerpted pages from Walter's own notebooksAn afterword by Ross Workman, Walter's teen coauthor of kickWriting tips from both Walter and Ross
Anyone can be a writer, with a little help from Walter Dean Myers!
This book gives the young audience everything they need to know to successfully write and publish a children’s book. From understanding the children’s book market to learning about illustrations and design, this book has it all.
Top publishers and writers in the industry — such as Aaron Shepard, Susan Collins Thoms, Fiona Tapp, and more — have lent their expertise to this book to provide an overview of everything that is needed in the process. Also included is a foreword by children’s book author Cathleen Francisco, and an afterword by author, mentor, and entrepreneur Melissa Carter.
You will learn what morals and values publishers and readers look for in good children’s books, what you should expect in a publication deal, what material is appropriate for each age range, and how to convey messages in a way that appeals to both parents and children.
This book will help you learn how to build a relationship with your editor, what to expect in revisions, and the process of selling your book. Any young adult that is interested in starting any kind of writing career will learn valuable tips and tricks to understanding the publishing market with this conversational, easy-to-read book.
Buku ‘Perspektif Baru Penulisan Sejarah’ berusaha untuk mengangkat historiografi yang reflektif tidak saja untuk menguji secara kritis metodologi sejarah, tetapi juga menguji dan merumuskan kembali berbagai klaim kebenaran dan melihat bagaimana hal ini merupakan hasil dinamika sejarah. Melalui berbagai tema yang selama ini sering dianggap umum diketahui maupun berdasarkan berbagai bentuk sumber sejarah yang sebelumnya jarang digunakan, kumpulan tulisan ini berusaha memberi sumbangan lain untuk penulisan dan pemahaman sejarah Indonesia.
Tema-tema seperti peran sejarawan dalam penulisan sejarah, periode-periode sejarah yang sering dilupakan, penulisan sejarah lokal, pemahaman kembali arti peristiwa sejarah tertentu maupun kelompok-kelompok yang terlupakan mendapat sorotan besar dalam buku ini. Tak kurang penting adalah perhatian terhadap sumber yang jarang digunakan seperti film, foto, sejarah, lisan, karya sastra, maupun lukisan untuk membuat narasi sejarah yang lain.
He also made several popular ceramics of contemporary subjects, including a "Memorial of the Great Exhibition of 1851" and a statuette of Wellington Bear. He illustrated plays for children in Dean & Son's series, Little Plays for Little People. In 1854 Julia Corner wrote a play for children based around the Beauty and the Beast fairy story which was illustrated by Forrester working under the name of Alfred Crowquill.
الكتابة موهبة وطَبع، وهي مع هذا قابلة للتعلُّم إذا صاحب ذلك جهد وكدّ في معالجة النص...
الكتابة عن الكتابة وأسسها لا يعني البرهنة على أن ما يُكتب على هذا المنهاج أو ذاك هو شيء جيِّد بالضّرورة، فقد يكتب من لا يتبع الطرق المنهجية أجمل الكلمات...
الكتابة عن الكتابة تصحيحًا لشيوع الكتابة وشروع أبوابها، فلم يسبق أن أتيح للنّاس سبل الكتابة والنشر بأيسر طريق...
الكتابة عن الكتابة تسهيلاً لشداتها وطلابها، وتسديدًا لتلك الخطوات المتعثرة... كنت وما زلت أحد الشداة في الكتابة، أحاول تلمُّس الطريق، وفي أثناء ذلك كنت أطالع سِيَر العلماء والكُتَّاب، فأقيد ما يمر عليَّ، وتتداعى لي خواطر تكمل النقص، فلَمَمت هذه التجاربَ وغيرها في هذه الورقات، عسى أن تكون مقدمة في تأسيس خطوات ممنهجة للكتابة...
الممارسات الممكنة للكتابة كثيرة التنوع والاختلاف، ويمكن الإشارة إلى بعضها من خلال الأسئلة التالية:
- لماذا نكتب؟ - ماذا نكتب؟
- كيف نكتب؟ - لمن نكتب؟
هذا الكتاب لن يقدِّم أي وصفة أو تمارين تطبيقية عن كيفية الكتابة في أجناس المعرفة المختلفة، خلا توجيهات عامة، وحسبي أن يكون دليلاً على الطّريق، لا شارحًا لما يمر به من معالم، وأن أشعل النّار، لا أن أنضج الطّعام...
This book is for new writers, musicians, filmmakers, artists and anyone who has ever asked questions like “How can I become more creative?” or, “How can I get more ideas?” or “How can I focus on my thoughts and just let them flow?”
If you’ve ever struggled with a problem or challenge in your personal or professional life and thought, “I can’t do this, I’m not creative enough”, this book will help you.
In this book, you will discover these strategies:˃˃˃ 1. Prepare to be Inspired
Inspiration is nice, but that doesn’t mean you should sit around all day waiting for ideas to come to you. Instead, cultivate smart creative habits that help you find ideas faster.˃˃˃ 2. Trace Your Creative Roots
To know what you’re going to create (and to overcome problems like procrastination, fear and self-doubt), you must understand what drives you. You must understand what you’re passionate about and for that, a personal mission statement is key.˃˃˃ 3. Learn What Your Craft (And Your Audience) Demands
To master your craft, whether that by writing, painting, music, film or art, requires learning what both it and your audience expect from you.˃˃˃ 4. Find a Creative Master to Mentor You
A mentor will help you face your fears, master the self and find better ideas faster. But, what if you can’t find one?˃˃˃ 5. Strengthen Your Mind and Body
Creative masters understand the value of meditation, physical exercise and protecting their best self. They know becoming more creative isn’t just a mental practice.˃˃˃ 6. Invest In Your Side-Projects
When you need when you need a break from your main gig, turn towards a side-project. That’s what smart creative people do, and they often find real success in this approach.˃˃˃ 7. Go to War Against Your Fears
Your fear of failure, your fear of rejection, your fear of criticism, let’s change that.If you want to discover how to build creative habits, face your fears and change your life, download a sample or buy now.
The Writer's Source Book provides dozens of practical exercises to help you create storylines, craft people and generate ideas, with support and creative insight for every stage.
It will give you support in identifying your genre and crafting your work around it, and help you to understand the complexities of plot and character before beginning to create your own.
Inspired and inspiring exercises will help you master the structure of your book, story or play, while focused and innovative advise will help those who have run into trouble. This is a technical manual ideal for any writer who needs to build, fix, polish or perfect their storyline.
With a foreword by hip-hop artist and celebrated urban poet Common, Tell the World is a stunning collection of poems by teens who have taken part in workshops run by WritersCorps, a national alliance of literary arts programs for youth.
Their words represent the thoughts, hopes, and dreams of teens everywhere, offering both insight and empathy.
Buku ini memberikan gambaran bagaimana media anak menjadi sarana sosialisasi nilai dan pandangan dunia anak di tengah berbagai pengaruh yang saling bersaing dalam kehidupan anak. baik di rumah, sekolah, dan lingkungan pergaulan komunikasi yang datang menyerbu lewat televisi dan internet, dengan tawaran nilai dan gaya hidup global.
Buku ini layak dibaca sebagai rujukan bagi pemerhati, pendidikan dan pecinta dunia anak-anak. Tetapi ia juga penting bagi peminat kreativitas dan psikologi perkembangan anak serta mahasiswa yang tertatik dengan kajian komunikasi dan media, khususnya media anak.
Nah, untuk memudahkan Anda belajar bahasa Inggris, Anda pun memerlukan buku yang lengkap dan fokus pada penyelesaian kesulitan-kesulitan yang biasa dihadapi oleh para pembelajar bahasa Inggris, seperti pada penguasaan grammar dan menulis kalimat-kalimat berbahasa Inggris. Kenapa harus belajar grammar? Karena grammar atau tata bahasa Inggris sangat penting digunakan berkomunikasi dan nenulis. Namun, penguasaan grammar masih dianggap sulit oleh sebagian orang. Mereka cenderung malas menghapalkan tenses, pronouns, clauses, dan lain-lain. Lalu, bagaimana caranya agar bisa belajar grammar dengan mudah? Anda tak perlu bingung karena buku "Cara Praktis Kuasai Grammar" ini akan membantu Anda belajar bahasa Inggris tanpa merasa terbeban dengan hapalan yang menggunung.
Buku Jogja Bangkit (Galangpress Group) ini penuh dengan cara atau rumus cepat dan ringkas menguasai grammar dengan langkah yang mudah. Buku "Cara Praktis Kuasai Grammar" sangat layak Anda jadikan pegangan untuk mempermudah Anda memahami bahasa Inggris serta sebagian panduan hadapi tes TOEFL dan IELTS. Dilengkapi dengan latihan soal yang lengkap, buku ini makin membuat Anda mantap untuk menguasai bahasa Inggris. Ingin membuktikan?
Segera baca dan pelajari grammar-nya dan taklukkan bahasa Inggris.
“A must-read for bad, good and just plain complicated days.” —Oprah.com
All her life, Eden Sher has suffered from dyscommunicatia (n. the inability to articulate a feeling through words.). Then, one day, she decided that, whenever she had an emotion for which she had no word, she would make one up.
The result of this is The Emotionary, which lives at the intersection of incredibly funny and very useful. Chock full of words you always wanted/never knew you needed, often accompanied by illustrations of hilarious and all-too-familiar situations, The Emotionary will be a cherished tool for you or the world-class feelings-haver in your life.
At long last, all your complicated feelings can be put into words, so you can recognize them for what they are, speak their names aloud, and move on. Finally!
Издательство Animedia Company желает вам приятного чтения.
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Designed to take you from the moment you first put pen to paper right through to the process of contacting publishers (or uploading an ebook file) and promoting your book, this is the most important book on writing that you'll ever read. It introduces you to the craft of fiction writing, the art of words and the way in which to use them. It gives you inspiration, ideas and practical advice.
It gives you the background and the skills you'll need to succeed.
Unlike other books on the market, however, it also helps you begin to critique your own work, meaning that at every step of the writing process you'll be producing the best art you can. There are plenty of other essential writing tools in this book, as well, including techniques for overcoming writer's block; with nearly a quarter of the book focussing on how to get published, how to publish yourself, which courses you do - and don't - need, the nuts and bolts of competitions and festivals and the importance of social media, this really is the most comprehensive companion to the subject available.
ABOUT THE SERIES
The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
“Promoting Your Self-Published Book” stresses a current transformation supplanting the traditional publishing industry. Fresh and innovative creative and revenue opportunities are emerging for entrepreneurial savvy authors, writers, and journalists. The guide stresses the importance and urgency of cultivating a vibrant social media presence via active postings and participation with content, social networking and weblog websites. These activities supplement an author website with videos, feedback capabilities and resources to cultivate new and return buyers. The book stresses the importance of personalization and a writer’s online articulation of their creative vision.
Practical advice and supplementary consulting sources are offered on every aspect of website design, effective promoting through media exposure, email marketing and the cultivation of a potential and existing client base to establish long-term sustainability.
Chapter #1: The Essential Economics of the Publishing Industry
Evaluating the Financial Realities Behind a Traditional Publishing Contract
The Changing Economic Landscape for Publishers
Substantive Reasons For Self-Publishing
The Precarious Future Facing Traditional Publishing Outlets
Online Reading Habits
Printed Media Versus Electronic Media
Creating An Environment of Success and Self-Determination
Chapter #2: A Fresh Dependency and Integration of Social Media
Maximizing Social Media Reach
The Importance of Hashtags as Reference Beacons
How to Personalize Social Media
The Categories of Social Media Best Suited For Authors
Automating All of Your Social Media Outlets Together
Chapter #3: A Writer’s Website
Your Role in Creating The Design Concept
Designing and Personalizing Your Own Website
Evaluating Your Website Host
Memorable Domain Name
Clarity of Vision
Make Your Site Simple to Navigate
How The Cellular Phone and Tablets Affect Website Layouts
Chapter #4: Drawing Traffic To Your Social Media Pages and Website
Qualifying Your Website Viewers
Search Engines and Indexes
Where and How Often Should You Submit Your Website Pages
Buying Traffic and Ad Words Programs
Electronic Magazines and Weblogs
Chapter #5: Soliciting Book Reviews
Print Media Book Editors
Seeking Out Diverse Coverage and Reviews
How to follow-up with Media Interest
Chapter #6: Cultivating Media Exposure and Email Marketing
Strategies For Sending Out Press Releases
Bulk Email Press Releases
Specific Media Submission Guidelines
Purchasing Mailing and Media Contact Lists
Additional Review Outlets and Their Cumulative Effect
Chapter #7: Cultivating Revenue Streams
Keyword Adverting Programs
Bidding For Placement
Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Google Play Books
Pre-Printing Books For Resale
Reference Category Listings
Amazon Related Resources, Author Industry Mailing List Services, Automated Social Media Marketing, Bulk Email Services, Content Community, Currency Converters, Digital and Video Imaging Software, Domain Name Brokers & Registration Services, E-Commerce Shopping Carts, Social Networking Websites, News Media Search Engine Submission Sources, Pay Per Click Traffic, Press Release Services, Search Engines, Self-Publishing Outlets, Weblogs, Website Design Software and Related Services.
Whether you’ve dreamed of writing the Great American Novel, have a series of techno-thrillers in your drawer, or are drafting a self-help fitness book, you know in your heart of hearts that you’re a writer. You know it because you have always felt the drive to write; because you’re constantly coming up with new ideas; because you have something to say to the world . . .
The only problem is getting the world to listen.
That’s where 10 Secrets to a Bestseller: An Author’s Guide to Self-Publishing comes in. Thoughtfully crafted by Tim McConnehey, the creative force behind numerous award-winning and bestselling books, this in-depth, approachable guide will help you navigate the complex world of self-publishing, from crucial steps like researching your market and designing a great cover, to challenges like finding the right editor.
In the past, authors were limited to a fine chemistry between themselves, an agent, and a publisher, and the selling process became increasingly focused on the commercially viable (as defined by the editor, marketing . . . everyone but the reader). Now, a diversity of self-publishing options has opened up a whole new world to aspiring authors where they can reach their readers directly—but a world so diverse it can be bewildering. McConnehey helps you make sense of the process involved in bringing your book to market. Looking at real-world success stories from his self-publishing company, Izzard Ink, you’ll learn the added value of professional design, what should be on your pre-publishing checklist, why proofreading is an essential (though often overlooked) step, how to market and distribute your book in ways proven to maximize your sales, and much more.
Whether you’re just beginning to outline your first memoir or you’re well into your fifth novel, 10 Secrets to a Bestseller will help you get your work into the hands of readers and take your writing career to the next level.
Praise for Tim McConnehey and Izzard Ink
"I have worked with the world's leading multinational companies for my books, as well as managing my many speaking engagements. Izzard Ink's consultation services were some of the best. I am especially grateful for the guidance with my website and social media marketing campaigns. Izzard Ink's focus is on building authors and people. I would recommend Izzard Ink for any published or non-published author, regardless of the phase they are in the process."--Dan Clark, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Significance, National Speaker Association Hall of Fame
"My husband, W. Cleon Skousen, wrote several books, including The Naked Communist and The Naked Capitalist. We were so happy when each of those became bestsellers. I was told that, at last count, those two books had sold more than two million copies combined. I've had Izzard Ink refresh five of Cleon's books and all of them turned out crisp and new and attractive."--Jewel P. Skousen, editor and spouse of USA Today and New York Times bestselling author W. Cleon Skousen
"I am a self-publishing author/publisher and have had the best experience, bar none, with the Izzard Ink group. They are the best bunch of hard-working professionals that I have ever had the privilege of working with; I would recommend them to anyone looking to design a cover, create a beautiful interior, and I would recommend them for all your creative publishing needs. Tim McConnehey has held my hand through the entire process and answered my questions at all hours of the day and night. I couldn't be more pleased with the results."--Diane Merrill Wigginton, author and owner of Jeweled Dagger Publishing
"I owe my new friends at Izzard Ink a tremendous debt of gratitude. They walked me through self-publishing 101 and helped me turn my non-sellers into great sellers. One title was a bestseller on Amazon. Until I met Izzard, I didn't know how little I knew about post-writing development to produce a polished, professional-looking book. They cared about making me a success. And where some prior efforts produced a couple of duds, they guided me to help so I could repair the flaws and try again. It was worth it. Highly recommend Izzard Ink. Sometimes you just need somebody who knows the way."--Paul Skousen, bestselling author and former White House CIA analyst
"Working with Tim was as effective as it was enjoyable. As a first-time author speaking on the phone with Tim for the first time, one of the first things he said to me was, 'I just want to see your book be successful.' That simple statement was the clear motivation of every interaction we had from that very first conversation all the way to me holding a finished copy of my book in my hands. It is immediately clear when speaking with Tim that his knowledge of this business is only surpassed by his willingness to help. I couldn't be more satisfied and grateful for his help to make my book a reality. I would recommend Izzard Ink to anyone and everyone without any hesitation. Tim and the Izzard Ink team offer professional advice and hands-on help that truly does range from A to Z."--Robbie Tripp, public speaker and author of Create Rebellion
Teknik yang bakal kamu pelajari akan membantumu mengatasi hambatan-hambatan dalam menulis seperti writer’s block, cerita tidak fokus, adegan kaku, dsb. dan menolongmu menelurkan karya berkualitas. Mau dong?
Buku ini mengajarkan kamu rahasia:
- Mengubah ide menjadi high concept.
- Memantapkan premis.
- Mengokohkan pilar-pilar plot.
- Menciptakan tokoh-tokoh yang menarik simpati.
- Menentukan sudut pandang yang tepat.
- Menghidupkan adegan yang menyedot pembaca ke dunia ceritamu.
Disusun dalam bentuk panduan praktis dan padat, langkah-langkah dalam buku ini bisa diterapkan setiap kali kamu mengembangkan ide dan memulai cerita baru. Setiap bab juga diakhiri dengan ringkasan dan pe-er untuk mendorong kamu menerapkan apa yang baru kamu pelajari.
Yuk, segera belajar!
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