The Norton Field Guide to Writing, with Handbook (Third Edition)

Flexible, effortless to exploit, simply enough detail―and now the number-one most sensible seller.

With simply enough element ― and color-coded hyperlinks that ship scholars to extra aspect in the event that they desire it ― this can be the rhetoric that tells scholars what they should understand and resists the temptation to inform them every little thing there's to understand. Designed for simple reference ― with menus, directories, and a mixed glossary/index. The 3rd variation has new chapters on educational writing, opting for genres, writing on-line, and selecting media, in addition to new awareness to multimodal writing.

The Norton box consultant to Writing is obtainable with a guide, an anthology, or either ― and all types are actually to be had as reasonably cheap ebooks and in mobile-compatible codecs for iPhones, Droids, and iPads.

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Henry Miller on Writing (New Directions Paperbook)

By Henry Miller

“A remarkable choice . . . it truly is briefly a voyage of discovery, an experience and this the log of that voyage within the lifetime of a probing and strong writer.” ―Robert R. Kirsch, Los Angeles Times

the most worthwhile pages in Henry Miller's books predicament his self-education as a author. He tells, as few nice writers ever have, how he set his ambitions, how he found the buzz of utilizing phrases, how the books he learn stimulated him, and the way he discovered to attract on his personal event.

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The Art of Nonfiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers

By Ayn Rand, Robert Mayhew

A impressive sequence of lectures at the artwork of making potent nonfiction by means of one of many twentieth century's so much profound writers and thinkers--now to be had for the 1st time in print.

Culled from 16 casual lectures Ayn Rand brought to a opt for viewers within the past due Sixties, this striking paintings bargains critical assistance to the aspiring author of nonfiction whereas delivering readers with a desirable discourse on artwork and construction. according to the concept the facility to create caliber nonfiction is a ability that may be realized like several different, The paintings of Nonfiction takes readers throughout the writing technique, step by step, offering insightful observations and worthwhile strategies alongside the best way.

In those edited transcripts, Rand discusses the mental points of writing, and the several roles performed via the awake and subconscious minds. From picking out a topic to sprucing a draft to studying someone writing style--for authors of theoretical works or these leaning towards journalistic reporting--this the most important source introduces the phrases and ideas of 1 of our such a lot enduring authors to a brand new generation.

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The Artist's Way

By Julia Cameron

"Without The Artist's Way, there might were no Eat, Pray, Love.” —Elizabeth Gilbert

The Artist’s Way is the seminal e-book near to creativity. a world bestseller, hundreds of thousands of readers have discovered it to be a useful consultant to dwelling the artist’s existence. nonetheless as very important todayor even perhaps extra sothan it was once while it was once first released one decade in the past, it's a powerfully provocative and encouraging paintings. In a brand new creation to the e-book, Julia Cameron displays upon the impression of The Artist’s Way and describes the paintings she has performed over the last decade and the recent insights into the inventive strategy that she has won. up-to-date and elevated, this anniversary variation reframes The Artist’s Way for a brand new century.

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Writing the Pilot

By William Rabkin

Tv networks are so determined for brand new voices and clean rules that for the 1st time in background they are procuring spec pilot scripts and turning them into sequence. ultra-modern aspiring author should be tomorrow's showrunner. yet it isn't effortless. Conceiving and writing a pilot that could release a chain is a posh task even for a professional seasoned. This e-book will take you thru the complete procedure, out of your preliminary proposal throughout the comprehensive script. you will the right way to determine an idea that may hold 100 episodes or extra; how you can create characters who will remain attention-grabbing 12 months after yr; tips to layout the original global these characters will dwell in; tips to establish the fundamental components that may set your sequence except every person else's; and most significantly, the best way to catch all of it in a single 60-page script. Riverside-Palm Desert's low residency MFA software.

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On Literature

By Umberto Eco

In this number of essays and addresses introduced over the process his illustrious occupation, Umberto Eco seeks "to comprehend the chemistry of [his] ardour" for the be aware. From musings on Ptolemy and "the strength of the fake" to reflections at the experimental writing of Borges and Joyce, Eco's luminous intelligence and encyclopedic wisdom are on astonishing exhibit all through. And while he finds his personal pursuits and superstitions, his authorial anxieties and fears, one sounds like a mystery sharer within the backyard of literature to which he so usually alludes.
Remarkably obtainable and unfailingly stimulating, this assortment shows the variety of pursuits and the intensity of information that experience made Eco one of many world's best writers.

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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

By Steven Pinker

“Charming and erudite . . . The wit and perception and readability he brings . . . is what makes this ebook this kind of gem.” —
Why is a lot writing so undesirable, and the way will we make it larger? Is the English language being corrupted by means of texting and social media? Do the youngsters this day even care approximately reliable writing—and why may still we care?

In this exciting and eminently useful publication, the cognitive scientist, dictionary advisor, and ny Times–bestselling writer Steven Pinker rethinks the utilization consultant for the twenty-first century. utilizing examples of significant and ugly sleek prose whereas averting the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the vintage manuals, he indicates how the paintings of writing could be a type of pleasant mastery and a desirable highbrow subject in its personal correct. The feel of fashion is for writers of all types, and for readers who're attracted to letters and literature and are involved in the ways that the sciences of brain can light up how language works at its top.

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Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting Dynamic Characters and Effective Viewpoints (Write Great Fiction)

By Nancy Kress

Create advanced Characters

How do you create a chief personality readers will not fail to remember? How do you write a publication in multiple-third-person viewpoint with out complicated your readers (or yourself)? How do you plant crucial information regarding a character's earlier right into a story?

Write nice Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint through award-winning writer Nancy Kress solutions all of those questions and extra! This available e-book is full of interactive routines and necessary suggestion that teaches you ways to:

  • Choose and execute the simplest perspective in your story
  • Create third-dimensional and plausible characters
  • Develop your characters' emotions
  • Create practical love, struggle, and demise scenes
  • Use frustration to encourage your characters and force your story

With dozens of excerpts from a few of cutting-edge most well liked writers, Write nice Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint will give you the concepts you want to create characters and tales certain to linger within the hearts and minds of brokers, editors, and readers lengthy after they have entire your book.

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Metaphor and Writing: Figurative Thought in the Discourse of Written Communication

By Philip Eubanks

This quantity explains how metaphors, metonymies, and different figures of notion have interaction cognitively and rhetorically to inform us what writing is and what it's going to do. Drawing on interviews with writing execs and released statement approximately writing, it argues that our daily metaphors and metonymies for writing are a part of a figurative rhetoric of writing - a trend of discourse and idea that comes with methods we categorize writers and writing; tales we inform approximately those that write; conceptual metaphors and metonymies used either to explain and to steer writing; and commonplace, but strangely adaptable, conceptual blends used repeatedly for imagining writing occasions. The ebook will provide students a clean figuring out of techniques corresponding to 'voice', 'self', 'clarity', 'power', and the main uncomplicated determine of all: 'the writer'.

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As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary PreHistory of Virtual Reality

Named one of many "Best Books of 2012" through the Editors of The Huffington Post  many of us during the international "inhabit" imaginary worlds communally and repeatedly, parsing Harry Potter and exploring on-line universes. those actions may appear irresponsibly escapist, yet background tells one other tale. starting within the past due 19th century, while Sherlock Holmes turned the world's first "virtual fact" personality, readers started to colonize imaginary worlds, debating severe matters and viewing fact in provisional, "as if" phrases instead of via essentialist, "just so" views. From Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos and Tolkien's Middle-earth to the area of Warcraft and moment lifestyles, As If offers a cultural heritage that finds how we will stay enchanted yet no longer deluded in an age the place myth and truth more and more intertwine.

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