Tag: Learning

Learning: Steering the Craft by Ursula K. Le Guin

Learning: Steering the Craft by Ursula K. Le Guin

Steering the Craft by Ursula K. Le GuinSteering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew
by Ursula K. Le Guin

An exhilarating workout for writers of narrative fiction or nonfiction. With her sharp mind and wit and a delightful sense of playfulness, Le Guin has turned a successful workshop into a self-guided voyage of discovery for a writer working alone or for a writing group or class.

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Learning: Now Write! by Sherry Ellis

Learning: Now Write! by Sherry Ellis


Now Write!
by Sherry EllisA collection of personal writing exercises and commentary from some of today’s best novelists, short story writers, and writing teachers, including Jill McCorkle, Amy Bloom, Robert Olen Butler, Steve Almond, Jayne Anne Phillips, Virgil Suarez, Margot Livesay, and more.

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Learning: Story by Robert McKee

Learning: Story by Robert McKee

Story by Robert McKee

Robert McKee’s screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. In Story, McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his seminars, providing readers with the most comprehensive, integrated explanation of the craft of writing for the screen.

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Learning: If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland

Learning: If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland


If You Want to WriteIf You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit
by Brenda Ueland

In If You Want to Write, Brenda Ueland sets forth not just a philosophy about how to write or how to create, but also about how to live. Beginning writers will certainly be encouraged by Ueland’s words, but even the most experienced have much to glean from Ueland’s simple wisdom.

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Learning: The Midnight Disease by Alice Weaver Flaherty

Learning: The Midnight Disease by Alice Weaver Flaherty


The Midnight DiseaseThe Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer’s Block, and the Creative Brain
by Alice Weaver FlahertyWhy is it that some writers struggle for months to come up with the perfect sentence or phrase while others, hunched over a keyboard deep into the night, seem unable to stop writing? In The Midnight Disease, neurologist Alice W. Flaherty explores the mysteries of literary creativity: the drive to write, what sparks it, and what extinguishes it.

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Learning: The Writer’s Book of Hope by Ralph Keyes

Learning: The Writer’s Book of Hope by Ralph Keyes


The Writer’s Book of Hope: Getting from Frustration to Publication
by Ralph Keyes

The anxiety of rejection is an inevitable part of any writer’s development. In this book, Ralph Keyes turns his attention from the difficulty of putting pen to paper to the frustration of getting the product to the public. Inspiration isn’t nearly as important to the successful writer, he argues, as tenacity, and he offers concrete ways to manage the struggle to publish.

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Learning: Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King

Learning: Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King


Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
by Renni Browne and Dave King

The term “editor” has taken on a new connotation in recent years. At today’s publishing houses, editors find most of their time is invested in negotiating contracts, acquiring books, and lunching literary agents. Because this leaves so little time for working on manuscripts, even very strong submissions that need editing tend to be rejected. Writers who use this book can give their work the editorial attention it needs — before the book ever reaches the publisher’s desk. A pre-edited book, short story, or article makes looks like the work of a professional rather than an amateur. As such, its author is far more likely to get published — and to become a better writer in the process.

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Learning: Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing by David Morrell

Learning: Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing by David Morrell


Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing: A Novelist Looks at His Craft
by David Morrell

Best-selling novelist David Morrell provides insights and advice learned during 30 years of writing and selling novels – insider secrets that are sure to help writers achieve the next level of literary success, whether they’re just beginning or already published! With captivating anecdotes and thoughtful discussion, Morrell explores the basics of the writing craft, from structure and character to dialogue and style, allowing readers to look, first-hand, into the mind of an internationally known best-selling novelist.

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