Proven Professional Techniques for Writing with Style and Power
Author: Gary Provost
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The classic text on writing well, now refreshed and updated. This is the one guide that anyone who writes—whether student, businessperson, or professional writer—should keep on his or her desk. Filled with professional tips and a wealth of instructive examples, 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing can help solve any writing problem. In this compact, easy-to-use volume you'll find the eternal building blocks of good writing—from grammar and punctuation to topic sentences—as well as advice on challenges such as writer's block and creating a strong title. It is a must-have resource—perfect for reading cover to cover, or just for keeping on hand for instant reference—now updated and refreshed for the first time.
There are a lot of good books available to help people write better. They include dictionaries, usage guides, and various types of writers’ manuals – and professional writers ought to have many of those books on their bookshelves. But most architects and other design and construction professionals are not professional writers. Instead, they are people who spend a large part of their professional lives writing. That’s a big difference, and that’s where this book will help. The Architect’s Guide to Writing has been written not by an English major, but by Bill Schmalz, an architect who knows the kinds of documents his fellow professionals routinely have to write, and understands the kinds of technical mistakes they often make in their writing. This book is designed to meet the specific needs of design and construction professionals. It’s not going to waste their time with the things that most educated professionals know, but it will help them with the things they don’t know or are unsure of. It’s not a Chicago Manual-sized encyclopaedic reference that includes everything any writer would ever need to know, because architects don’t need to know everything. But what they do need to know – and what they use every day in their professional lives – has been assembled in this book.
Introduce middle school students to the joy of writing with this treasury of inspiring ideas, practical lessons, examples, games, and resources. Step-by-step guidelines and helpful tips for educators are combined with numerous writing and prewriting activities for students - from "braindancing" and "zoom lens" to "downhilling." The result is a complete teaching package that offers a variety of approaches to motivate middle school students.
The second book in the Writer's Compass series from professional writing instructor Elizabeth Lyon offers both aspiring and established authors the fundamentals of writing and selling a great novel or short story. In addition to the basics of characterization, plot, pacing, and theme, A Writer's Guide to Fiction also features a plan for revising fiction, a guide to marketing, samples of cover and query letters, and methods of honing the writing craft.
How to Get a Contract and Advance Before Writing Your Book
Author: Elizabeth Lyon
Publisher: Blue Heron Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
Innovative guide to writing book proposals that sell. A boon to writers, teachers, editors, publishers, and agents. Step-by-step, Lyon takes the reader through the process of preparing a succinct, targeted marketing plan for a nonfiction book. Through copious examples, she demonstrates what to do -- and what not to do -- to get the positive attention of editors, agents, and publishers.
With this self-study book, you practice each new skill as you learn it. You'll find model answers and helpful explanations for all kinds of practice essays, so you'll know you are on the right track. - Find out what evaluators really want to know when they ask you to analyze, classify, evaluate, identify, or illustrate something in an essay exam. - See actual college application essay questions from a variety of universities and real-life essay questions from recent essay exams. - Explore ways to find out what works and what doesn't work as you revise your essay.