Download E-books The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers PDF

By Ayn Rand

In 1958, Ayn Rand, already the world-famous writer of such bestselling books as Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, gave a personal sequence of extemporaneous lectures in her personal front room at the artwork of fiction. Tore Boeckmann and Leonard Peikoff for the 1st time now convey readers the edited transcript of those fascinating own statements. The artwork of Fiction bargains useful classes, within which Rand analyzes the 4 crucial parts of fiction: subject, plot, characterization, and elegance. She demonstrates her principles through dissecting her best-known works, in addition to these of different recognized authors, similar to Thomas Wolfe, Sinclair Lewis, and Victor Hugo. An old accomplishment, this compendium could be a different and interesting source for either writers and readers of fiction.

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Download E-books Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction PDF

By Andrew Robinson

Writing is the defining marker of civilization, with out which there can be no files, no heritage, no books, no accumulation of information. but if did this crucial a part of our lives commence? Why can we all write in a different way and the way did writing evolve into what we use this present day? All of those questions are responded during this Very brief advent. Andrew Robinson tells the interesting tale of the background of writing, laying off mild on its improvement and analyzing the large number of writing and scripts we use this present day. beginning with the origins of writing 5 thousand years in the past, with cuneiform and Egyptian hieroglyphs, Robinson explains how those early types built into hundreds of thousands of scripts, together with the Roman alphabet and chinese language characters. He unearths how the fashionable writing symbols and abbreviations we take with no consideration today--including airport signage and textual content messaging--resemble historic ones even more heavily than we would imagine. The publication additionally features a chronology of occasions from 3300 BC to advert 2000, a listing of titles for extra examining, and an index.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and elegance, Very brief Introductions supply an creation to a couple of life's best themes. Written via specialists for the newcomer, they exhibit the best modern puzzling over the important difficulties and concerns in 1000's of key themes, from philosophy to Freud, quantum idea to Islam.

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Download E-books Writing a Romance Novel For Dummies PDF

In love with romance novels? You’re now not by myself! Romance is today’s most well-liked fiction style, accounting for greater than 1/2 all mass marketplace fiction offered. If you’re trying to make a significant attempt at writing a romance and getting it released in today’s multifaceted markets, you want to research up to you could approximately this hugely profitable field—especially how you can create the precise heroes and heroines. Now, during this effortless, step by step advisor, a best romance editor provides the information you want to prevail as a romance novelist!

Writing A Romance Novel For Dummies is ideal for either starting and extra complete writers who're trying to get the forefront on writing a romance novel and get it released. Leslie Wainger, government Editor at Harlequin Books, explains what it takes to develop into the subsequent Nora Roberts, offering the recommendations you wish to:

  • Select a pseudonym
  • Write a compelling, heartfelt story
  • Find the correct agent and publisher
  • Submit a manuscript
  • Market your novel
  • Join golf equipment and associations

Packed with insider recommendation, this plain-English consultant is helping you seize the construction blocks of a good romance, delivering useful pointers on the craft of writing in addition to savvy tips about the way to hook your reader from web page one, write with ardour, and form an offer that would wow brokers and editors. You get plenty of specialist pointers on reading undefined, growing compelling characters, and discovering your personal voice. Wainger also:

  • Demystifies the sub-genres of the romance international, from ancient, modern, and multicultural to paranormal, romantic suspense, and Christian/inspirational
  • Explains plotting, pacing, and writing these an important love scenes
  • Discusses the right way to behavior examine, assign credit, and get permissions
  • Helps you choose no matter if it’s top to write down on my own or with a partner

Complete with a manuscript guidance list, assistance for revising your paintings easily and effectively, assistance in realizing and negotiating a freelance, and a listing of romance writing assets, Writing A Romance Novel For Dummies is your one-stop consultant to changing into a broadcast novelist!

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Download E-books Writing in an Age of Silence PDF

By Sara Paretsky

In Writing in an Age of Silence, Sara Paretsky explores the traditions of political and literary dissent that experience proficient her lifestyles and paintings, opposed to the unprecedented repression of loose speech and inspiration within the united states today.

In tracing the writer’s tough trip from silence to speech, Paretsky turns to her adolescence early life in rural Kansas, and brilliantly conjures up Chicago—the urban with which she has turn into indelibly associated—from her arrival through the civil-rights fight within the mid-1960s to her so much notable literary construction, the south-side detective V I Warshawski. Paretsky strains the emergence of V I Warshawski from the shadows of the loner detectives that stalk the suggest streets of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler’s novels, and within the procedure explores American individualism, the failure of the yank dream and the ensuing dystopia.

Both memoir and meditation, Writing in an Age of Silence is a gorgeous, compelling exploration of the writer’s artwork and daunting accountability within the face of the attack on US civil liberties post-9/11.

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Download E-books A Better Pencil: Readers, Writers, and the Digital Revolution PDF

By Dennis Baron

Pcs, now the writer's instrument of selection, are nonetheless blamed through skeptics for various ills, from rushing writing as much as the purpose of recklessness, to complicating or trivializing the writing method, to destroying the English language itself.

A greater Pencil puts our complicated, still-evolving hate-love courting with desktops and the net into point of view, describing how the electronic revolution affects our studying and writing practices, and the way the most recent applied sciences range from what got here ahead of. The e-book explores our use of desktops as writing instruments in gentle of the background of verbal exchange expertise, a background of ways we adore, worry, and truly use our writing technologies--not simply pcs, but in addition typewriters, pencils, and clay capsules. Dennis Baron indicates that almost all writing implements--and even writing itself--were greeted at the start with anxiousness and outrage: the printing press disrupted the "almost non secular connection" among the author and the web page; the typewriter used to be "impersonal and noisy" and might "destroy the paintings of handwriting." either pencils and pcs have been created for projects that had not anything to do with writing. Pencils, crafted through woodworkers for marking up their forums, have been quick repurposed by means of writers and artists. the pc crunched numbers, now not phrases, until eventually writers observed it because the subsequent writing computing device. Baron additionally explores the recent genres that the pc has introduced: electronic mail, the moment message, the net web page, the weblog, social-networking pages like MySpace and fb, and communally-generated texts like Wikipedia and the city Dictionary, let alone YouTube.

Here then is an engaging historical past of our tangled dealings with quite a lot of writing tools, from historic papyrus to the trendy computer. With dozens of illustrations and lots of colourful anecdotes, the publication will enthrall someone drawn to language, literacy, or writing.

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Download E-books A Field of Dreams: Independent Writing Programs and the Future of Composition Studies PDF

By Peggy O'Neill, Angela Crow, Larry W. Burton

One of many first collections to target self reliant writing courses, A box of desires bargains a fancy photograph of the event of the stand-alone. integrated listed below are narratives of person courses from a variety of associations, exploring such concerns as what institutional matters resulted in their independence, how independence solved or created administrative difficulties, the way it replaced the tradition of the writing software and college feel of goal, good fortune, or failure.

Further chapters construct higher rules in regards to the merits and downsides of stand-alone prestige, masking exertions concerns, promotion/tenure matters, institutional politics, and others. A retrospective at the well-known controversy at Minnesota is incorporated, in addition to a glance on the fashioned autonomous courses at Harvard and Syracuse.

Finally, the publication considers disciplinary questions raised via the expansion of stand-alone courses. Authors the following reply with critique and mirrored image to principles raised via different chapters—do present self reliant versions inadvertently slash the effect of rhetoric and composition scholarship? Do they generally tend to disregard the outward circulation of literacy towards know-how? Can they be based to augment interdisciplinary or writing-across-the-curriculum efforts? Can autonomous courses play a extra influential function within the college than they do from the English department?

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Download E-books 2013 Writer's Market PDF

By Robert Lee Brewer

The so much depended on advisor to Getting Published

The 2013 Writer's Market info hundreds of thousands of publishing possibilities for writers, together with listings for ebook publishers, shopper and exchange magazines, contests and awards, and literary brokers. those listings contain touch and submission details to aid writers get their paintings published.

Look inside of and you will find web page after web page of all-new editorial fabric dedicated to the enterprise of writing. it is the so much info we have now ever jammed into one variation! you can find suggestion on pitching brokers and editors, discovering cash on your writing in unforeseen areas, and selling your writing. Plus, you will tips on how to navigate the social media panorama, negotiate contracts, and shield your paintings. And as ordinary, this variation comprises the ever well known "How a lot may still I Charge?" pay expense chart.

You additionally achieve entry to:

  • Lists writing organizations
  • Sample question letters
  • A unfastened electronic obtain of Writer's Yearbook that includes the a hundred top Markets

contains a self-publishing list, submission tracker, genealogy of the key booklet publishers, and beneficial charts.

"Writer's Market can prevent a life of accumulating, sorting, and updating details, and it is choked with the belongings you want, together with well-deserved suggestion from these within the box. for that reason, Writer's Market supplies time--that most valuable commodity for all writers--so you could flip your recognition to the cultivation of your talent." --Julianna Baggott, writer of Pure, Girl Talk and The Prince of Fenway Park

PLEASE notice: unfastened subscriptions are NOT integrated with the ebook version of this title.

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