The Elements Of Story

Autor: Francis Flaherty
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061892394
File Size: 52,63 MB
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“A splendid book for journalists (new or old), fiction writers, essayists, and critics. But it could also be of great use to the intelligent common reader, the man or woman who wonders why it’s impossible to finish reading certain stories and why others carry the reader in a vivid rush to the end.” —Pete Hamill, author of A Drinking Life In the spirit of Strunk and White’s classic The Elements of Style, comes The Elements of Story, by Francis Flaherty, longtime story editor at The New York Times. A brilliant blend of memoir and how-to, The Elements of Story offers more than 50 principles that emphasize storytelling aspects rather than simply the mechanics of writing—a relentlessly entertaining, totally accessible writing guide for the novice and the professional alike.

Telling True Stories

Autor: Mark Kramer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440628947
File Size: 41,23 MB
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Inspiring stories and practical advice from America’s most respected journalists The country’s most prominent journalists and nonfiction authors gather each year at Harvard’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism. Telling True Stories presents their best advice—covering everything from finding a good topic, to structuring narrative stories, to writing and selling your first book. More than fifty well-known writers offer their most powerful tips, including: • Tom Wolfe on the emotional core of the story • Gay Talese on writing about private lives • Malcolm Gladwell on the limits of profiles • Nora Ephron on narrative writing and screenwriters • Alma Guillermoprieto on telling the story and telling the truth • Dozens of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists from the Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and more . . . The essays contain important counsel for new and career journalists, as well as for freelance writers, radio producers, and memoirists. Packed with refreshingly candid and insightful recommendations, Telling True Stories will show anyone fascinated by the art of writing nonfiction how to bring people, scenes, and ideas to life on the page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Elements Of Narrative Nonfiction

Autor: Peter Rubie
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781884956911
File Size: 67,90 MB
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Name some of the huge bestselling books over the years--"In Cold Blood; All the President's Men; The Perfect Storm; Black Hawk Down; Longitude; Jarhead"--and they all have one thing in common; they all read like novels. Author and agent Peter Rubie shows the reader how to join journalistic research with riveting, character-driven prose to create narrative nonfiction. This is the only book to focus on writing and marketing the narrative nonfiction "novel." (An earlier version of this book was published under the title "Telling the Story: How to Write and Sell Narrative Nonfiction." This version has been extensively reworked.)

On Writing

Autor: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743455967
File Size: 45,50 MB
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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

The Science Writers Handbook

Autor: Writers of SciLance
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738216577
File Size: 17,55 MB
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Popular science writing has exploded in the past decade, both in print and online. Who better to guide writers striving to succeed in the profession than a group of award-winning independent journalists with a combined total of 225 years of experience? From Thomas Hayden's chapter on the perfect pitch to Emma Maris's advice on book proposals to Mark Schrope's essential information on contracts, the members of SciLance give writers of all experience levels the practical information they need to succeed, as either a staffer or a freelancer. Going beyond craft, The Science Writer's Handbook also tackles issues such as creating productive office space, balancing work and family, and finding lasting career satisfaction. It is the ultimate guide for anyone looking to prosper as a science writer in the new era of publishing.

The Routledge Handbook Of Magazine Research

Autor: David Abrahamson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317524535
File Size: 79,73 MB
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Scholarly engagement with the magazine form has, in the last two decades, produced a substantial amount of valuable research. Authored by leading academic authorities in the study of magazines, the chapters in The Routledge Handbook of Magazine Research not only create an architecture to organize and archive the developing field of magazine research, but also suggest new avenues of future investigation. Each of 33 chapters surveys the last 20 years of scholarship in its subject area, identifying the major research themes, theoretical developments and interpretive breakthroughs. Exploration of the digital challenges and opportunities which currently face the magazine world are woven throughout, offering readers a deeper understanding of the magazine form, as well as of the sociocultural realities it both mirrors and influences. The book includes six sections: -Methodologies and structures presents theories and models for magazine research in an evolving, global context. -Magazine publishing: the people and the work introduces the roles and practices of those involved in the editorial and business sides of magazine publishing. -Magazines as textual communication surveys the field of contemporary magazines across a range of theoretical perspectives, subjects, genre and format questions. -Magazines as visual communication explores cover design, photography, illustrations and interactivity. -Pedagogical and curricular perspectives offers insights on undergraduate and graduate teaching topics in magazine research. -The future of the magazine form speculates on the changing nature of magazine research via its environmental effects, audience, and transforming platforms.

Branding With Powerful Stories The Villains Victims And Heroes Model

Autor: Greg Stone
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440864780
File Size: 22,39 MB
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Whether you are branding your company, your product, your service, or yourself, learn to boost the power of your story and convey a compelling message in any setting by incorporating villains, victims, and heroes. • Provides a blueprint for constructing a story that will connect narrator and listener through the scientifically proven effect of neural coupling • Emphasizes the importance of personal authenticity in effective storytelling • Provides abundant tips on emotional branding, writing, rhetoric, vocalization, pacing, graphics, body language, breathing, and above all, creating drama • Applies to a broad array of applications and settings, such as job interviews, ad campaigns, and professional presentations

The Complete Guide To Hiring A Literary Agent

Autor: Laura Cross
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601384033
File Size: 43,82 MB
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A guide to the process of getting an agent to represent your book. Once you have found your literary agent, you will learn how to read contracts and accept offers, as well as what details your agent will take care of.

The Nonfictionist S Guide

Autor: Robert L. Root
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742556174
File Size: 70,59 MB
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As a vital and growing literary genre, nonfiction impacts bestseller lists, writing programs, writersO workshops, and academic conferences on creative writing, composition/rhetoric, and literature. In a lively exploration of its poetics, The NonfictionistOs Guide examines the elements of contemporary nonfiction and suggests imaginative approaches to writing it. Beginning with a new definition of nonfiction and explanation of the nonfiction motive, Robert Root guides both readers and writers through the innovative and stimulating ways we write nonfiction now.

The Elements Of Expression

Autor: Arthur Plotnik
Publisher: Cleis Press
ISBN: 1936740141
File Size: 76,50 MB
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Presents a guide to writing and speaking expressively, offering advice on such topics as high energy verbs, figures of speech, syntax, word patterns, and vocabulary.