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The First Five Pages

Author : Noah Lukeman
ISBN : 9781451623734
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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IF YOU'RE TIRED OF REJECTION, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU. Whether you are a novice writer or a veteran who has already had your work published, rejection is often a frustrating reality. Literary agents and editors receive and reject hundreds of manuscripts each month. While it's the job of these publishing professionals to be discriminating, it's the job of the writer to produce a manuscript that immediately stands out among the vast competition. And those outstanding qualities, says New York literary agent Noah Lukeman, have to be apparent from the first five pages. The First Five Pages reveals the necessary elements of good writing, whether it be fiction, nonfiction, journalism, or poetry, and points out errors to be avoided, such as * A weak opening hook * Overuse of adjectives and adverbs * Flat or forced metaphors or similes * Melodramatic, commonplace or confusing dialogue * Undeveloped characterizations and lifeless settings * Uneven pacing and lack of progression With exercises at the end of each chapter, this invaluable reference will allow novelists, journalists, poets and screenwriters alike to improve their technique as they learn to eliminate even the most subtle mistakes that are cause for rejection. The First Five Pages will help writers at every stage take their art to a higher -- and more successful -- level.

Book Proposals That Sell

Author : W. Terry Whalin
ISBN : 1932124640
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book reveals insider information to help you avoid the pitfalls of rejection in writing a book.

The Extreme Novelist

Author : Kathryn Johnson
ISBN : 0692420835
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THE EXTREME NOVELIST is all about getting a novel written despite the time-sucking distractions of today's world. Every year, through no fault of their own, intelligent, dedicated writers feel the frustration of wanting to write their book-length fiction and fall short of their dreams of becoming successful novelists. Because they haven't yet learned the secrets that every pro knows. The Extreme Novelist's time-tested methods gently inspire and guide the writer to complete a rough draft of a novel in just two months. These techniques were developed for a popular course by the same name, devised and taught by the author at The Writer's Center in Washington, DC. By mastering the simple methods introduced in this book, writers of any genre will commit to an aggressive writing schedule, gain confidence in their fiction skills, and double or even triple their weekly word count. They'll learn how to deal with real-life issues such as time management, establishing a truly productive writing environment, and getting a book written despite distractions (e.g., the dreaded day job).

The Plot Thickens

Author : Noah Lukeman
ISBN : 1429990848
Genre : Reference
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As a literary agent, Noah Lukeman hears thousands of book pitches a year. Often the stories sound great in concept, but never live up to their potential on the page. Lukeman shows beginning and advanced writers how to implement the fundamentals of successful plot development, such as character building and heightened suspense and conflict. Writers will find it impossible to walk away from this invaluable guide---a veritable fiction-writing workshop---without boundless new ideas. “One of the best-ever books about the craft of writing. It is a book that can change the world of every writer who embraces Lukeman's ideas. His classroom on paper should be on every writer's shelf to be read again and again.” --Authorlink

How To Write A Lot

Author : Paul J. Silvia
ISBN : 1433829738
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"All academics need to write, and many struggle to finish their dissertations, articles, books, or grant proposals. Writing is hard work and can be difficult to wedge into a frenetic academic schedule. This revised and updated edition of Paul Silvia's popular guide provides practical, lighthearted advice to help academics overcome common barriers and become productive writers. Silvia's expert tips have been updated to apply to a wide variety of disciplines, and this edition has a new chapter devoted to grant and fellowship writing"--

Uninvited

Author : Lysa TerKeurst
ISBN : 9781400205882
Genre : Religion
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The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose. Cripples our courage. Dismantles our dreams. And blinds us to the beauty of Christ’s powerful love. In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection—from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over. With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa helps readers: Release the desire to fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process their hurt. Know exactly what to pray for the next ten days to steady their soul and restore their confidence. Overcome the two core fears that feed our insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging. Stop feeling left out and start believing that "set apart" does not mean "set aside." End the cycle of perceived rejection by refusing to turn a small incident into a full blown issue.

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN : 0252017781
Genre : Fiction
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When Janie Starks returns home, the small Black community buzzes with gossip about the outcome of her affair with a younger man

The Acts Of The Apostles

Author : P.D. James
ISBN : 9780857861078
Genre : Bibles
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Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James

The Gospel According To Matthew

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ISBN : 0802136168
Genre : Bibles
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The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

Self Editing For Fiction Writers

Author : Renni Browne
ISBN : UOM:39015032481460
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Covers characterization, exposition, point of view, dialogue, proportion, and voice

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