You've Got Questions? We've Got Answers &break;&break;If you're new to writing, then you have some questions. How do you get started? How you do you break in without experience? How do you know if you're any good? &break;&break;Completely revised and updated, the Beginning Writer's Answer Book is an indispensable resource that gives you the basic tools you need to write and publish. You'll discover must-have information about book and magazine publishing, freelancing, literary agents, copyrights, and much more. Divided into 29 specific subject areas, with cross-references throughout, you'll find informative answers to such questions as: &break;&break; How do I submit my work to editors?&break; How do I find an agent? &break; What information should my query letter include?&break; When and how should I follow up with an editor if I don't receive a response?&break; Can I submit my work to more than one publisher at a time? &break;&break;Beginning Writer's Answer Book is an excellent primer for anyone who wants a better understanding of the publishing world. Make it the first book you buy for your writing reference shelf.
This volume of 'Contemporary authors new revision series' brings you information on approximately 250 writers. Editors have scoured dozens of leading journals, magazines, newspapers and online sources in search of the latest news and criticism. Writers ap
Starting, Managing, and Marketing a Homebased Arts, Crafts, Or Design Business
Author: Barbara Brabec
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Business & Economics
A new edition of a professional resource for owners or prospective owners of a home-based arts and crafts business covers nearly three hundred topics, from pricing and advertising to understanding tax and labor laws, in a guide that is alphabetically organized for easy reference. Original.
Walking readers through a rich but often overlooked part of American history, this compendium addresses the people, times, and events that influenced and changed African American history. An overview of major biographical figures and history-making events is followed by a deeper look at the development in the arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, music, government, journalism, religion, science, sports, and more. Mimicking the a broad range of the African American experience, showcasing interesting insights and facts, this helpful reference answers a wide variety of questions including What is the significance of the Apollo Theater? What were the effects of the Great Depression on black artists? Who were some of America’s early free black entrepreneurs? What is the historical role of the barbershop in the African American community? and What was Black Wall Street? Blending trivia with historical review in an engaging question-and-answer format, this book is perfect for browsing and is ideal for history buffs, trivia fans, students and teachers and anyone interested in a better and more thorough understanding of history of black Americans.
Whether it’s for a professional document, a school paper, an Internet blog, or something more personal, effective communication depends on clear, concise, and grammatically correct writing. Punctuation, spelling, and grammar rules can trip up anyone, while organization and word choice can make writing memorable—or banal. The Handy English Grammar Answer Book is an engaging guide to writing with clarity for all occasions. It offers fundamental principles, grammar rules, and punctuation advice, as well as insights on writing for different occasions and audiences. From a brief history of the English language to the deconstruction—and explanation—of the different parts of a sentence, and from showing how to punctuate correctly to how to organize a well-argued essay, this easy-to-use reference answers nearly 500 questions and offers fun facts on the English language and its usage, including How did English become a language spoken worldwide? What is a sentence fragment? When do I use “that” versus “which”? How do I use materials ethically on my own websites? How do I write an outline? Several appendices, including model papers and sample writing for every occasion, a glossary of commonly used terms, a bibliography, and an index add to the book's usefulness.