The Writer s Portable Mentor

Author: Priscilla Long
Publisher:
ISBN: 0984242104
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"The Writer's Portable Mentor will: Help you acquire the habits and practices of virtuoso creators ; Guide you in structuring your book, story, or essay ; Open the door to the sentence strategies of the masters ; Give you the tools to develop a poet's ear for sound ; Train you in observation skills honed by visual artists ; Help you complete more works that are more accomplished ; Provide more effective approaches to getting published ; Guide you in creating a writer's life that is more productive and more rewarding" --Cover, p. 4.

The Last Draft

Author: Sandra Scofield
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781524705084
Release Date: 2017-12-05
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The definitive handbook for the novelist who is ready to revise This wise and friendly guide shows writers how to turn first-draft manuscripts into the novels of their dreams. A critic, longtime teacher, and award-winning novelist, Sandra Scofield illustrates how to reread a work of fiction with a view of its subject and vision, and how to take it apart and put it back together again, stronger and deeper. Scofield builds her explanations around helpful concepts like narrative structure, character agency, and core scenes, using models from classic and contemporary writers. The detailed, step-by-step plan laid out in The Last Draft offers invaluable advice to both novice and experienced writers alike. In Scofield, they will find a seasoned, encouraging mentor to steer them through this emotional and intellectual journey.

Reading and Writing Cancer How Words Heal

Author: Susan Gubar
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393246995
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: Health & Fitness

An important addition to the literature of cancer by an award-winning scholar and memoirist. Elaborating upon her “Living with Cancer” column in the New York Times, Susan Gubar helps patients, caregivers, and the specialists who seek to serve them. In a book both enlightening and practical, she describes how the activities of reading and writing can right some of cancer’s wrongs. To stimulate the writing process, she proposes specific exercises, prompts, and models. In discussions of the diary of Fanny Burney, the stories of Leo Tolstoy and Alice Munro, numerous memoirs, novels, paintings, photographs, and blogs, Gubar shows how readers can learn from art that deepens our comprehension of what it means to live or die with the disease. From a writer whose own memoir, Memoir of a Debulked Woman: Enduring Ovarian Cancer, was described by the New York Times Book Review as “moving and instructive…and incredibly brave,” this volume opens a path to healing.

Writing after Retirement

Author: Carol Smallwood
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442238312
Release Date: 2014-09-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Unlike previous volumes which focus on how to earn a living while writing in very specific areas, this anthology accurately describes a wide range of different avenues an aspiring author can pursue, either for profit or for personal fulfillment. Speaking directly to retirees, this book opens doors to many other areas worth pursuing; its chapters vary from the inspirational (the importance of linking to a community with similar interests, reconnecting to one’s dreams, seeking inspirational sources) to the quotidian (everyday writing tips, and how to use one’s experience to find subjects to write about). Writing after Retirement provides a variety of vantage points from published authors and paints a realistic portrayal of what it takes to get started in the industry. This book also includes preparation for the challenges that aspiring writers face, and practical guides for overcoming them. A range of issues are addressed: Linking one’s writing to current activities The nuts and bolts of writing Planning one’s estate New career paths Writing opportunities Practical advice on how to take that first step Whether writing for pleasure or for profit, the reader will find plenty to choose from in this collection.

Torch in the Dark

Author: Hadiyah Joan Carlyle
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781623093136
Release Date: 2012-07-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Hadiyah Joan Carlyle’s memoir, Torch in the Dark tells the moving story of how she, as a single mother, pioneered as one of the first women since World War II to enter the trades as a union welder. Beginning in a Jewish immigrant neighborhood in New Jersey, the story moves through San Francisco’s colorful Haight-Ashbury in the sixties to arrive at last at Fairhaven Shipyard in Bellingham, Washington. For Hadiyah, welding became both a path to self-reliance and economic survival, and a metaphor for healing from early childhood trauma. Hadiyah was passionate in her desire to learn to weld, to feel the power of the torch, to see the fire, to dispel the darkness. The story of Hadiyah’s journey to healing offers profound inspiration for anyone struggling with issues of abuse and oppression. In addition, the book provides an insightful perspective on the culture of the ’60s and ’70s.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Theory Modern Power World Politics

Author: Nevzat Soguk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317195849
Release Date: 2016-04-28
Genre: Political Science

Deliberately eschewing disciplinary and temporal boundaries, this volume makes a major contribution to the de-traditionalization of political thinking within the discourses of international relations. Collecting the works of twenty-five theorists, this Ashgate Research Companion engages some of the most pressing aspects of political thinking in world politics today. The authors explore theoretical constitutions, critiques, and affirmations of uniquely modern forms of power, past and present. Among the themes and dynamics examined are textual appropriation and representation, materiality and capital formation, geopolitical dimensions of ecological crises, connections between representations of violence and securitization, subjectivity and genderization, counter-globalization politics, constructivism, biopolitics, post-colonial politics and theory, as well as the political prospects of emerging civic and cosmopolitan orders in a time of national, religious, and secular polarization. Radically different in their approaches, the authors critically assess the discourses of IR as interpretive frames that are indebted to the historical formation of concepts, and to particular negotiations of power that inform the main methodological practices usually granted primacy in the field. Students as well as seasoned scholars seeking to challenge accepted theoretical frameworks will find in these chapters fresh insights into contemporary world-political problems and new resources for their critical interrogation.

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641054007
Release Date: 2011-02-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Crossing Over

Author: Priscilla Long
Publisher:
ISBN: 0826323960
Release Date: 2015-07-15
Genre: Poetry

"Priscilla Long would take a bridge anywhere to reach her lost sister, and these poems are replete with bridges literal and metaphoric. In her quest and resolve, these words resonate from 'Kaddish for Susanne': 'All praise to all that is.'"--Carole Simmons Oles, author of A Selected History of Her Heart: Poems

Fire and Stone

Author: Priscilla Long
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820350448
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: Literary Collections

The questions that drive Priscilla Long's Fire and Stone are the questions asked by the painter Paul Gauguin in the title of his 1897 painting: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? These questions look beyond everyday trivialities to ponder the essence of our origins. Using her own story as a touchstone, Long explores our human roots and how they shape who we are today. Her personal history encompasses childhood as an identical twin on a dairy farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland; the turmoil, social change, and music of the 1960s; the suicide of a sister; and a life in art in the Pacific Northwest. Here, memoir extends the threads of the writer's individual and very personal life to science, to history, and to ancestors, both literary and genetic, back to the Neanderthals. Long uses profoundly poetic personal essays to draw larger connections and to ask compelling questions about identity. Framed by four distinctive sections, Fire and Stone transcends genre and evolves into a sweeping elegy on what it means to be human.

Minding the Muse

Author: Priscilla Long
Publisher: Coffeetown Press
ISBN: 1603813632
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre: Art

Minding the Muse is a practical handbook for the artist or writer--highly experienced, aspiring, or somewhere in between. Long draws from her extensive background as a poet, writer, and master teacher, but also gathers the insights and practices of a wide range of high-achieving artists, including mystery writer Raymond Chandler, choreographer Twyla Tharp, poet and performance artist Patti Smith, and the painter Joan Miro. Beginning with the first sparks of artistic creation--"Gathering, Hoarding, Conceptualizing"--Long moves through the various stages to "Completing Works" and "Poet as Peddler, Painter as Pusher: Marketing." Every creative worker will find something here to take to heart and into the studio or workroom. "

Die Nachtigall

Author: Kristin Hannah
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 9783841211262
Release Date: 2016-09-19
Genre: Fiction

Zwei Schwestern. Die eine kämpft für die Freiheit. Die andere für die Liebe. Der Weltbestseller – die Nr. 1 aus den USA. „Ich liebe dieses Buch – große Charaktere, große Geschichten, große Gefühle." Isabel Allende. Zwei Schwestern im von den Deutschen besetzten Frankreich: Während Vianne ums Überleben ihrer Familie kämpft, schließt sich die jüngere Isabelle der Résistance an und sucht die Freiheit auf dem Pfad der Nachtigall, einem geheimen Fluchtweg über die Pyrenäen. Doch wie weit darf man gehen, um zu überleben? Und wie kann man die schützen, die man liebt? In diesem epischen, kraftvollen und zutiefst berührenden Roman erzählt Kristin Hannah die Geschichte zweier Frauen, die ihr Schicksal auf ganz eigene Weise meistern. In den USA begeisterte „Die Nachtigall“ Millionen von Lesern und steht seit über einem Jahr auf der Bestsellerliste.

Wort f r Wort oder Die Kunst ein gutes Buch zu schreiben

Author: Elizabeth George
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641069568
Release Date: 2011-09-28
Genre: Fiction

Talent, Leidenschaft und Disziplin – das sind laut Elizabeth George die drei Eigenschaften, ohne die eine literarische Karriere nicht denkbar ist. In diesem faszinierenden Buch beweist die Bestsellerautorin George, dass sie nicht nur über profunde Einblicke in das Handwerk des Schreibens verfügt, sondern dieses Wissen auch so anschaulich und unterhaltsam vermitteln kann, wie es nur eine große Geschichtenerzählerin zu tun vermag ...