Language Arts & Disciplines

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    Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer
    By Moira Anderson Allen
    (Allworth Press)
    If you've always dreamed of making a living as a writer, this book will take you where you want to go. Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer, Second Edition, demystifies the process of becoming a writer and gives aspiring writers all the tools they need to become successful freelance writers, get... [READ MORE]
    Writing What You Know
    How to Turn Personal Experiences into Publishable Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
    By Meg Files
    (Allworth Press)
    It's easy for people to write about their feelings in a journal. It's more difficult, however, to convert personal experiences into stories worthy of publication—fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Filled with engaging exercises, Write from Life guides writers in identifying story-worthy material and transforming... [READ MORE]
    Kiss My Asterisk
    A Feisty Guide to Punctuation and Grammar
    By Jenny Baranick
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Grammar has finally let its hair down! Unlike uptight grammar books that overwhelm us with every single grammar rule, Kiss My Asterisk is like a bikini: it’s fun, flirty, and covers only the most important bits. Its lessons, which are 100 percent free of complicated grammar jargon, have been carefully... [READ MORE]
    The Birds and Bees of Words
    A Guide to the Most Common Errors in Usage, Spelling, and Grammar
    By Mary Embree
    (Allworth Press)
    Himbo: a male bimbo. Protire: leave a boring job to do something more interesting. Sheeple: people who follow the crowd. These are just a few of the newly evolved words discussed and explained in The Birds and Bees of Words, an entertaining, informative look at the ever-changing nature of the English... [READ MORE]
    The Author's Toolkit
    By Mary Embree
    (Allworth Press)
    Every author yearns for wealth and fame. Aspiring authors, students, writing teachers, and even established authors will be able to get the job done with the Toolkit. Updated and expanded to cover the newest developments in electronic publishing, the growth of self-publishing and print-on-demand, new... [READ MORE]
    The Business of Writing
    Professional Advice on Proposals, Publishers, Contracts, and More for the Aspiring Writer
    Edited by Jennifer Lyons, Foreword by Oscar Hijuelos
    (Allworth Press)
    Whether you’re unclear on what to expect from your first book deal or just a little puzzled by your editor’s whims, The Business of Writing is the book for you. In it, literary agent and publishing veteran Jennifer Lyons empowers aspiring and experienced writers with everything they need to know about... [READ MORE]
    The 7 Principles of Public Speaking
    Proven Methods from a PR Professional
    By Richard Zeoli
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Frequently cited as the number one fear among A proven, gimmick-free lesson guaranteed to business executives, public speaking doesn’t make anyone a better speaker and come naturally to most people. Pitching an idea, presenter. selling a product, or presenting a program doesn’t have to be a stomach-clenching... [READ MORE]
    British English from A to Zed
    A Definitive Guide to the Queen's English
    By Norman W. Schur
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Whether you are traveling to Great Britain or just want to understand British popular culture, this unique dictionary will answer your questions. British English from A to Zed contains more than 5,500 British terms and their American equivalents, each with a short explanation of the term’s history and... [READ MORE]
    Writing the Great American Romance Novel
    By Catherine Lanigan
    (Allworth Press)
    The complete guide to turning romances into cash. Romance novels are the top-selling genre in fiction. How can aspiring writers break into this lucrative field? With Writing the Great American Romance Novel, the most complete guide to writing that novel, getting it published, working with editors, agents,... [READ MORE]
    The Torchlight List
    Around the World in 200 Books
    By Jim Flynn
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In today’s world it seems that everywhere we turn we are saturated with book recommendations from talk shows, magazines, radio shows, friends, and top ten lists. But which books are really the best, and what effects do the books we read have on our intelligence? The Torchlight List has the answers. A... [READ MORE]
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