The Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations (Expanded Second Edition)

The unequalled guide―and ideal gift―for stymied scribes and dealing wordsmiths all over the place, now elevated and updated.

a unique and vital reference software, The Describer's Dictionary―now elevated and updated―has served for over two decades because the go-to source for writers who're decided to seize the area in exactly the precise phrases.

The dictionary makes use of a distinct opposite definition-to-term structure that makes it effortless to 0 in at the time period you are looking. flip to the hot part on sensory impressions, for instance, to discover vibrant phrases for "loud or jarring," akin to "grating," "harsh," "piercing," "blaring," "thunderous," "cacophonous," and "raucous." And on the finish of every part dozens of illustrative passages by way of extraordinary fiction and nonfiction authors―including Donna Tartt, Michael Lewis, Zadie Smith, Khaled Hosseini, and Paul Theroux―bring the terminology to life.

New during this edition:

• thousands of extra definitions, phrases, and synonyms

• Brand-new different types, together with "Physical States and Symptoms," "Temperament and Behavior," "Rooms and inside Spaces," "Weather and Forces of Nature," and "The sunlight System"

• Over four hundred new quotations from books, periodicals, and electronic media via verified and emerging literary stars

• An index of the greater than six hundred authors quoted within the book

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Writer for Hire: 101 Secrets to Freelance Success

By Kelly James-Enger

Awarded the "Outstanding e-book Award" within the service/self-help classification for 2013 from the ASJA (The American Society of reporters and Authors)!

There's no scarcity of books on crafting e-book proposals, writing novels, overcoming writer's block, and moving into contact with one's muse. yet what a couple of e-book for writers who easily are looking to earn a standard paycheck? Writer for Hire is simply the knowledge complete- and part-time freelancers desire. writer Kelly James-Enger details:

  • 101 secrets and techniques to good fortune, equipped into 5 overarching suggestions. you possibly can enforce what you research immediately.
  • Invaluable suggestion on coping with points in time, querying successfully, operating with consumers, dealing with taxes, invoices, and more.
  • Strategies for buying extra writing gigs, together with networking (in-person and online), setting up your self as a professional, operating extra successfully below tight time cut-off dates, and dealing with rejection with self belief

James-Enger appears on the "whole freelancer," addressing either the craft and company of freelancing.

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Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel: A History

By Julian Symons

This revised and up-to-date research of crime fiction encompasses a distinctive postscript which bargains with the latest paintings of British crime writers, together with P.D. James and Ruth Rendall, writing as Barbara Vine, and considers American traits in crime writing over the last decade by way of writers resembling James Ellroy and Thomas Harris. Umberto Eco's "The identify of the Rose" and different books like Paul Auster's "New York Trilogy", which deal with the crime tale as a metaphysical shaggy dog story, additionally are available for sharp remark. In 1990, Julian Symonds was once provided the Cartier Diamond Dagger for prone to crime literature.

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Action!: Writing Better Action Using Cinematic Techniques

This ebook supplies writers tips and directions on tips on how to increase their motion scenes through enforcing many of the related varieties of recommendations utilized in film-making. Loaded with new terminology and definitions, an advent to the elemental options of an motion Scene, and alertness of the strategies, this ebook offers writers the instruments to jot down their very own expert-level motion scenes! KAPOW! BANG! ZOOM!

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Grammar as Style

By Virginia Tufte

From the preface: "Grammar as variety is a research of grammatical styles and how they paintings within the palms of up to date expert writers. it truly is addressed to somebody drawn to stylistic concept and perform. i'm hoping it is going to locate readers between lecturers and potential lecturers of English; scholars of composition, artistic writing, grammar, literature, stylistics, and literary feedback; and writers outdoor the study room who're drawn to learning specialist techniques.

Each bankruptcy, other than the 1st, concentrates on a big syntactic constitution or proposal and considers its stylistic position in sentences from twentiethcentury fiction and nonfiction. In all, the publication contains fifteen significant grammatical issues and greater than one thousand samples of recent prose."

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Algernon, Charlie, and I: A Writer's Journey

By Daniel Keyes

In vegetation for Algernon, Daniel Keyes created an not going duo-a laboratory mouse and a man-who captured the hearts of thousands of readers all over the world. Now, in Algernon, Charlie, and that i, Keyes unearths his tools of making fiction in addition to the heartbreaks and joys of being released. With admirable perception he stocks with readers, writers, lecturers, and scholars the artistic existence in the back of his vintage novel, integrated right here in its unique short-story shape.
All those that love tales, storytelling, and the impressive characters of Charlie and Algernon will savour accompanying their author in this inspirational voyage of discovery.

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Writing With, Through, and Beyond the Text: An Ecology of Language

By Rebecca Luce-Kapler

Writing With, via, and past the textual content: An Ecology of Language elaborates an knowing of writing, its affects on our interpretations of expertise and identification, and its strength for allowing contributors to profit approximately and attach to the area past themselves. instead of contemplating writing a approach, the writer describes it as a procedure, an ecology that engages the person in various socially constituted and interacting structures. The ebook examines the pedagogical and curricular implications of this method of writing, contemplating what it ability to put in writing and train writing in ways in which comprehend and recognize the ecological personality of writing. this can be an illuminating textual content for a large viewers of college, pros, and graduate scholars in English, writing, schooling, and women's studies/feminist theory.

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How to Write a Thesis (MIT Press)

By the time Umberto Eco released his best-selling novel The identify of the Rose, he was once one in all Italy's so much celebrated intellectuals, a exotic educational and the writer of influential works on semiotics. a few years prior to that, in 1977, Eco released a bit publication for his scholars, How to write down a Thesis, within which he provided valuable suggestion on all of the steps taken with learning and writing a thesis -- from making a choice on a subject matter to organizing a piece agenda to writing the ultimate draft. Now in its twenty-third version in Italy and translated into seventeen languages, How to jot down a Thesis has develop into a vintage. Remarkably, this is often its first, lengthy late book in English.

Eco's technique is something yet dry and educational. He not just deals useful recommendation but additionally considers greater questions on the worth of the thesis-writing workout. How to jot down a Thesis is not like the other writing handbook. It reads like a unique. it really is opinionated. it's usually irreverent, occasionally polemical, and sometimes hilarious. Eco advises scholars the way to steer clear of "thesis neurosis" and he solutions the $64000 query "Must You learn Books?" He reminds scholars "You are usually not Proust" and "Write every little thing that comes into your head, yet merely within the first draft." after all, there has been no net in 1977, yet Eco's index card study procedure deals vital classes approximately severe pondering and knowledge curating for college kids of this present day who will be pressured via gigantic Data.

How to put in writing a Thesis belongs at the bookshelves of scholars, lecturers, writers, and Eco fanatics in all places. Already a vintage, it will healthy properly among different classics: Strunk and White and The identify of the Rose.

ContentsThe Definition and objective of a ThesisChoosing the TopicConducting ResearchThe paintings Plan and the Index CardsWriting the ThesisThe ultimate Draft

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Writing and the Digital Generation: Essays on New Media Rhetoric

Is it actual that, during this period of digitization and mass media, examining and writing are at the decline? In a thought-provoking selection of essays and profiles, 30 members discover what might in its place be an increase in rhetorical task, an upsurge due partially to the unexpected blurring of the normal roles of writer and viewers in participatory media. This assortment explores themes too frequently neglected through conventional educational scholarship, notwithstanding serious to an exploration of rhetoric and pop culture, together with fan fiction, truth tv, running a blog, on-line role-playing video games, and delusion soccer. either scholarly and interesting, this article attracts rhetorical stories into the electronic age.

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