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Summary: "A collection of essays from today's most acclaimed authors--from Cheryl Strayed to Roxane Gay to Jennifer Weiner, Alexander Chee, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen--on the realities of making a living in the writing world. In the literary world, the debate around writing and commerce often begs us to take sides: either writers should be paid for everything they do or writers should just pay...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808 SCR

Michell, John F.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thames and Hudson 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 822.33 MIC

Berlant, Lauren Gail

Summary: In The Hundreds Lauren Berlant and Kathleen Stewart speculate on writing, affect, politics, and attention to processes of world-making. The experiment of the one hundred word constraint--each piece is one hundred or multiples of one hundred words long--amplifies the resonance of things that are happening in atmospheres, rhythms of encounter, and scenes that shift the social and conceptual...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 2019

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Summary: Lists publishers, magazines, and other markets that publish fictional works, and offers articles on how to develop one's writing skills and improve the odds of getting published.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Writer's Digest Books 2016

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808 NOV

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Summary: After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man's Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2019

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD Movie Wife 2019

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD WIF

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD WIF

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Wi

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3 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

Haddad, Michael.

Summary: Written for both new and experienced writers, this comprehensive marketing guide offers advice and tips needed by writers to succeed in the film and television industries. Focusing on the business of writing, it gives writers the unabashed truth about the film industry, and advice on how to get scripts to the gatekeepers of the studios and read by agents. Comprehensive listings of contests,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.23 HAD

Gay, Marie-Louise

Summary: Answers many of the questions the author receives from children on writing, including where she gets her ideas, how she learned to draw, and how many books she can write in one day.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press 2014

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Mazer, Anne.

Summary: Two fine writers put their heads together and came up with an equally fine guide to their craft for beginners. Avoiding traditional chapters, the coauthors address issues by turns in short personal takes. Mazer speaks to beginnings, for example, while Potter tackles endings; and both have diverting things to say about everything that happens in between.

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Publisher / Publication Date: RB Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press 2010

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 808.02 MAZ

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 808.02 Mazer 2010

Perhach, Paulette

Summary: "With warmth and humor, the author welcomes you into the writer's life as someone who has been there on the other side looking in. Like a freshman orientation for writers, this book includes an in-depth exploration of all the elements of a writer's life, from your writing practice to your reading practice, to your writing craft and the all-important and often-overlooked business of writing....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sasquatch Books 2018

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Summary: "Have you ever wanted to write a story but wondered where to start? The Write your own story book is here to help. It's full of inspiring ideas for all kinds of different stories, with space for you to write them in, and writing tips to help you on your way."--Cover back.

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Publisher / Publication Date: EDC 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 808.3 WRI

Gabaldon, Diana

Summary: A guide to the Outlander series, time-travel romances featuring Claire Beauchamp Randall, a Red Cross nurse. Included are synopses of novels, biographies, family trees and pronunciation help.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GAB

Lee, Frank

Summary: This essential guide teaches aspiring comic book writers how to construct an interesting and action-packed plot. Helpful examples and easy-to-follow instruction will allow readers to turn their imaginations into a fantastic comic book.

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Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2012

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 741.5 Lee 2012

Pressfield, Steven

Summary: "Recognizing this painful truth is the first step in the writer's transformation from amateur to professional"--Page 4 of cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Black Irish Entertainment LLC 2016

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Summary: Writer's Market 2019 guides you through the process of getting paid to write with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents, as well as new playwriting and screenwriting sections. These listings feature contact and submission information to help writers get their work...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Writer's Digest Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808 WRI
1 available in Reference, Call number: R 808 WRI

Gabaldon, Diana.

Summary: The second volume of a comprehensive companion guide to each book in the "Outlander" series includes a complete chronology of the series, synopses of novels, a guide to research sources, a Scottish glossary and pronunciation guide, and essays by the author.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GAB

Henderson, Kathy

Summary: Practical advice for young writers to get their work published.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Writer's Digest 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 808 HEN

Schneider, Christa

Summary: "Learn about makerspaces with Make It Yourself! Comics & Graphic Novels! Young makers will discover what makerspaces are and how to hold maker events. Kids will develop characters, write stories, create graphic novels, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Special techniques and tips help kids make the most of their makerspace experiences. Aligned to Common...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Checkerboard Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 741.5 SCH

Telgemeier, Raina

Summary: Offers writing prompts, activities, and tips and techniques for writing and illustrating a story.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 808.02 TEL

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 808.02 TEL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 808.02 TEL

Fabiny, Sarah

Summary: A young reader's biography of Beatrix Potter, the author-illustrator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Turtleback Books 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 POT

Levine, Gail Carson.

Summary: Have you ever wanted to captivate readers with a great opening, create spectacular and fantastical creatures, make up an entire country, realize a dastardly villain, write an epic love story, or make your characters leap off the page? In this companion to Writing Magic, Gail Carson Levine offers a behind-the-scenes take on writing and teaches you how to become a world-class author. Drawing from...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 808 LEV

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1 available in Adult, Call number: J808.02 LEV

Ross, Catriona.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crink 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.066 ROS

Vanderwarker, Tony.

Summary: "The true story of an author mentored by John Grisham in the art of writing a thriller"--Dust jacket flap.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VANDERWARKER, TONY VAN

Summary: If you're a writer or an illustrator for young readers and your goal is to get published, Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market 2018 is just the resource you need. Now in its 30th edition, CWIM contains more than 500 listings for children's book markets, including publishers, literary agents, magazines, contests, and more, making it the definitive guide for anyone seeking to write or...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808 CHI
1 available in Reference, Call number: R 808 CHI

Summary: In the seven years since the previous edition debuted, we have seen an extraordinary evolution in the way we create and share knowledge. This seventeenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style has been prepared with an eye toward how we find, create, and cite information that readers are as likely to access from their pockets as from a bookshelf. It offers updated guidelines on electronic...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Chicago Press 2017

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