Following the success of several recent inspirational and practical books for would-be writers, Poemcrazy is a perfect guide for everyone who ever wanted to write a poem but was afraid to try. Writing workshop leader Susan Wooldridge shows how to think, use one's senses, and practice exercises that will make poems more likely to happen.
In Poem Central, Shirley McPhillips helps us better understand the central role poetry can play in our personal lives and in the life of our classrooms. She introduces us to professional poets, teachers, and students--people of different ages and walks of life--who are actively engaged in reading and making poems. Their stories and their work show us the power of poems to illuminate the ordinary, to nurture, inspire and stand alongside us for the journey. Poem Central is divided into three main parts--weaving poetry into our lives and our classrooms, reading poems, and writing poems. Shirley has structured the book in short sections that are easy to read and dip into. Each section has a specific focus, provides background knowledge, shows poets at work, highlights information on crafting, defines poetic terms, features finished work, includes classroom examples, and lists additional resources.
This book addresses (and aims to dismantle) writer woundedness, a state of being that prevents students from trusting themselves as capable of writing something they can feel good about. Wounded Writers Ask: Am I Doing it Write? invites students to begin a new writing history through a collection of 48 free-writes that explore list writing, aesthetic writing, word craft, and writing that delves into personal life stories. These free-writes are invitations to develop a lead or improve a story title, to discover a character’s name or replace one word for another that is more vivid, to locate a story idea or revise a story’s focus. More than this, Wounded Writers Ask: Am I Doing it Write? emphasizes creative consciousness over correctness, where writing is a vehicle for exploring identity and (re)claiming voice across multiple grade levels. This book is for the wounded student writer as much as it is for the wounded classroom teacher as writer, who may feel burdened by his/her own writing history such that he/she struggles with where or how to start. For each free-write, Leigh offers Before Writing, During Writing, and After Writing suggestions with samples of student writing to guide teachers into writing engagements with their students that break down walls and open up new vistas.
How to Write a Nonfiction Book: From planning to promotion in 6 simple steps ... Seventh Edition takes the mystery out of the book writing process! Here’s what you need to know: • What it takes to be an author • How to write a proposal • What, when, & how to write • Who can help you • What production includes • What your publishing options are • How to reach your readers • What else you should read
Making Something from Nothing and Freeing Your Creative Process
Author: Susan G. Wooldridge
In this personal, inspiring guide to a creative life, Wooldridge shares her own journey of the heart—from loss and grief to a return to wholeness and joy. Offering poetry exercises, journal writing, and other practices to encourage creative play—including foraging and assembling collages with found objects—Foolsgold: Making Something from Nothing and Freeing Your Creative Process will motivate you to reevaluate what’s most important in your world. Through intimate stories about transforming what life brings your way, the book will help open your heart to more creativity—DELIGHT AND VITALITY—whether it’s through photography, dance, gardening, cooking, songwriting, or poetry. Foolsgold includes dozens of suggestions to help you free the artist within by cultivating a creative lifestyle that will not only expand and inspire you but may also ground and heal you. From the Hardcover edition.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Poetry. "Susan Wooldridge's poems arrive breathless with the wonder and power of language, drenched in the magic of the natural world, and touched with mysticism. With one foot grounded in humor and the other in awe, she takes on topics ranging from driving a car full of vegetables to the eros of geese, but her true subject is always the mysterious intersection of the human and what lies beyond our power to describe"--Alison Luterman. Susan Wooldridge's previous book is titled Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life With Words (Clarkson Potter, 1996). She curently lives in Chico, California.
An Expert's Stress-free Path to Winning Proposals : with a Special Section on Presenting Your Ideas in Person
Author: Kitta Reeds
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A guide to writing successful proposals--for everything from a new marketing concept to seeking a grant to asking for a raise--utilizes classic Zen parables that illuminate the author's advice and how-to-guidelines.
Over the years,Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agentshas helped thousands of writers just like you get their books published. With the best and most up-to-date listings of key book publishing insiders,Writer's Guidegets you past the reject piles and into the hands of the right people. Nowhere else will you find the detail, the insight, the depth. Nowhere else will you find the solid inside information. Writer's Guideis your key to book publishing success. It gets you inside. It gets you noticed. Your talent will do the rest. "Beats the pants offWriter's Market." —Michael Werner, coauthor ofDatabases for BusinessesandUsing Lotus 1-2-3 "This guide started my book publishing career." —Marcos McPeek Villatoro, author ofA Fire in the Earth, They Say That I Am Two, andWalking to La Milpa "The finest lead source that I've ever seen. A must buy for every writer, published or not!" —Derek Savage, author ofThe Second ComingandThe Dancer "Invaluable information, from query letter to book proposal. This book has made my dreams come true." —Eileen Oster, author ofThe Healing Mind "This book got my foot in the door." —Wynn Goldsmith, writer "A masterpiece. I have never found so much practical information in this type of book before." —Walter Lambert, author ofHealing the Trauma of Divorce "As a writer and literary agent, this book has been invaluable." —Mary N. Oluonye, O-Squared Literary Agency "Jeff Herman has crammed a generous helping of information and advice into this invaluable book." —Paul Nathan,Publishers Weekly "Writer's Guidehas eclipsed bothLiterary Market PlaceandWriter's Marketas a source of projects for our agency. At least a third of our sales last year came as a result of this book." —Michael Snell, Michael Snell Literary Agency About the Author /Jeff Hermanis founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, one of New York's leading agencies for writers. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors.