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Naked Drunk and Writing by Adair Lara

Title Naked Drunk and Writing
Author Adair Lara
Publisher Ten Speed Press
Release 2010-08-31
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 256
ISBN 158008656X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The material is right there in front of you. You’ve known yourself for, well, a lifetime—and you finally feel ready to share your story with the world. Yet when it actually comes time to put pen to paper, you find that you’re stumped. Enter Adair Lara: award-winning author, seasoned columnist, beloved writing coach, and the answer to all of your autobiographical quandaries. Naked, Drunk, and Writing is the culmination of Lara’s vast experience as a writer, editor, and teacher. It is packed with insights and advice both practical (“writing workshops you pay for are the best--it’s too easy to quit when you’ve made no investment”) and irreverent (“apply Part A [butt] to Part B [chair]”), answering such important questions as: • How do I know where to start my piece and where to end it? • How do I make myself write when I’m too scared or lazy or busy? • What makes a good pitch letter, and how do I get mine noticed? • I’m ready to publish—now where do I find an agent? • If I show my manuscript to my mother, will I ever be invited to a family gathering again? As thorough and instructive as a personal writing coach (and cheaper, too), Naked, Drunk, and Writing is a must-have if you are an aspiring columnist, essayist, or memoirist—or just a writer who needs a bit of help in getting your story told.

Naked Drunk and Writing by Adair Lara

Title Naked Drunk and Writing
Author Adair Lara
Publisher Lulu.com
Release 2009-03-01
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 236
ISBN 9780578012452
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A personable and funny book on how to write about your life in essay and memoir, by Adair Lara, whom Anne Lamott (Bird by Bird) calls "San Francisco's legendary writer and teacher"

The Truth of Memoir by Kerry Cohen

Title The Truth of Memoir
Author Kerry Cohen
Publisher Penguin
Release 2014-10-31
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 235
ISBN 1599638053
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Baring the Truth in Your Memoir When you write a memoir or personal essay, you dare to reveal the truths of your experience: about yourself, and about others in your life. How do you expose long-guarded secrets and discuss bad behavior? How do you gracefully portray your family members, friends, spouses, exes, and children without damaging your relationships? How do you balance your respect for others with your desire to tell the truth? In The Truth of Memoir, best-selling memoirist Kerry Cohen provides insight and guidelines for depicting the characters who appear in your work with honesty and compassion. You'll learn how to choose which details to include and which secrets to tell, how to render the people in your life artfully and fully on the page, and what reactions you can expect from those you include in your work--as well as from readers and the media. Featuring over twenty candid essays from memoirists sharing their experiences and advice, as well as exercises for writing about others in your memoirs and essays, The Truth of Memoir will give you the courage and confidence to write your story--and all of its requisite characters--with truth and grace. "Kerry Cohen's The Truth of Memoir is a smart, soulful, psychologically astute guide to first-person writing. She reveals everything you want to know--but were afraid to ask--about telling your life story." --Susan Shapiro, author of eight books including Only As Good as Your Word, and co-author of The Bosnia List

Title The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing Nonfiction
Author Christina Boufis
Publisher Penguin
Release 2012-11-06
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 320
ISBN 1615642986
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing Nonfiction gives narrative nonfiction writers the tools they need to elevate their storytelling to the next level. This guide will define narrative nonfiction, list the literary building blocks and teach you how to research your desired subject. Next, you'll find tricks for remembering details of events to use later, how to conduct interviews, how to craft several types of narrative stories and how to create captivating prose. Plus, you'll learn how to find inspiration and overcome obstacles such as stalled motivation or inhibitions and finally, how to find markets to get your work published. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing Nonfiction provides tips and tricks to help you get started on your writing journey.

Title The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing a Memoir
Author Victoria Costello
Publisher Penguin
Release 2011-12-06
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1101559179
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Helps readers write memoirs, personal essays, and life stories of every length and type.

Writing Voice by Writer's Digest Books

Title Writing Voice
Author Writer's Digest Books
Publisher Penguin
Release 2017-03-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 296
ISBN 1440349150
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Develop a voice that captures readers' attention! All writers bring a unique set of skills to their work: One author might write outstanding characters, while another might dazzle with dialogue. You don't have to master every aspect of the craft in order to succeed, but the one quality required of every writer is a compelling, original voice. Your voice, which is often difficult to define and even more difficult to master, can transform your writing from pedestrian to powerful. In Writing Voice, you'll discover effective instruction and advice from best-selling authors and instructors like Donal Maass, Adair Lara, Paula Munier, Dinty W. Moore, James Scott Bell, and many others, plus exercises, techniques, and examples for making your prose stand out, be it fiction or memoir. You'll learn how to: • Explore the unique way you write • Study the distinctive styles of other writers to create your own voice • Understand the nuances of voice, including the importance of word choice • Develop the right voice for your genre • Craft excellent narration that will keep readers coming back • Choose the proper voice for your nonfiction Constructing the voice that fits your style and your audience is paramount to crafting memorable, original work. Writing Voice gives you the tools to not only create that voice but perfect it.

Crafting Novels Short Stories by The Editors of Writer's Digest

Title Crafting Novels Short Stories
Author The Editors of Writer's Digest
Publisher Penguin
Release 2011-12-15
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 368
ISBN 1599635739
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Learn How to Create Stories That Captivate Agents, Editors, and Readers Alike! Inside you'll find the tools you need to build strong characters, keep your plots moving, master the art of dialogue, choose the right point of view, and more. This comprehensive book on the art of novel and short story writing is packed with advice and instruction from best-selling authors and writing experts like Nancy Kress, Elizabeth Sims, Hallie Ephron, N.M. Kelby, Heather Sellers, and Donald Maass, plus a foreword by James Scott Bell. You'll learn invaluable skills for mastering every area of the craft: • Define and refine your characters. • Make your plot and conflict high-energy and intense. • Hone your story's point of view. • Create a rich setting and backstory. • Craft dialogue that rings true. • Select the right words and descriptions throughout your story. • Revise your story to perfection. Throughout you'll find supplemental sections that cover special topics like getting started, beating writer's block, researching your work, and getting published. They'll help you integrate your skills into a balanced, productive, and fulfilling career. Whether you're writing flash fiction, a short story, a novel, or an epic trilogy, you'll come away with the tools you need for strong and effective storytelling.

Let the Story Do the Work by Esther Choy

Title Let the Story Do the Work
Author Esther Choy
Publisher AMACOM
Release 2017-07-30
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0814438024
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

People forget facts, but they never forget a good story. Unfortunately it’s never that simple, though. Because for most, there’s nothing easy about crafting a memorable story, let alone linking it to professional goals. But material for stories and anecdotes that can be used for your professional success surround you! Let the Story Do the Work shows you how to mine your experience for simple narratives that will achieve your goals. You can learn to:• Capture attention• Engage your audience• Change minds• Inspire action• Pitch persuasively• And more!When you find the perfect hook, structure your story according to its strengths, and deliver it at the right time in the right way, you’ll see firsthand how easy it is to turn everyday communications into opportunities to connect, gain buy-in, and build lasting relationships.

The Hormone Cure by Sara Gottfried

Title The Hormone Cure
Author Sara Gottfried
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2013-03-12
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 432
ISBN 1451666969
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The New York Times bestselling guide to hormone balance that helps women of all ages achieve increased energy, resilience, vitality, and sensuality through science-based natural therapies. All too often women are told that feeling moody, asexual, tapped out, dried up, stressed out, and sleep deprived is just a part of being female. Or they’re led to believe that the answer can be found only at the bottom of a bottle of prescription pills. Dr. Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-educated physician and nationally recognized, board-certified gynecologist, refuses to accept that being a woman means feeling overwhelmed or that popping pills is the new normal. In The Hormone Cure, she shares the unique hormone-balancing program that she has used to help thousands of women reclaim wellness, verve, and optimal health. Combining natural therapies with rigorous scientific testing and using an informative questionnaire to identify the common causes of hormonal imbalance, Dr. Gottfried provides an individualized plan in nonjudgmental and thoughtful language. Based on ten years’ study of cutting-edge medical research as a specialist in functional and integrative therapies, Dr. Gottfried’s three-tiered treatment strategy includes: •Supplements and targeted lifestyle changes that address underlying deficiencies •Herbal therapies that restore balance and optimize your body’s natural function •Bioidentical hormones—most available without a prescription The Hormone Cure is a groundbreaking book that demonstrates how balancing your hormones can cure underlying health issues and result in restored sleep, greater energy, improved mood, easy weight loss, increased productivity, and many more benefits. Dr. Sara Gottfried’s The Hormone Cure will transform your life.

Paris The Collected Traveler by Barrie Kerper

Title Paris The Collected Traveler
Author Barrie Kerper
Publisher Vintage
Release 2011-07-12
Category Travel
Total Pages 752
ISBN 0307739325
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Each edition of this unique series marries a collection of previously published essays with detailed practical information, creating a colorful and deeply absorbing pastiche of opinions and advice. Each book is a valuable resource -- a compass of sorts -- pointing vacationers, business travelers, and readers in many directions. Going abroad with a Collected Traveler edition is like being accompanied by a group of savvy and observant friends who are intimately familiar with your destination. This edition on Paris features: Distinguished writers, such as Mavis Gallant, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, Herbert Gold, Olivier Bernier, Richard Reeves, Patricia Wells, Catharine Reynolds, and Gerald Asher, who share seductive pieces about Parisian neighborhoods, personalities, the Luxembourg Gardens, Père-Lachaise and other monuments, restaurants and wine bars, le Plan de Paris, and le Beaujolais Nouveau. Annotated bibliographies for each section with recommendations for related readings. An A-Z "renseignements pratiques" (practical information) section covering everything from accommodations, marches aux puces (flea markets), and money to telephones, tipping, and the VAT. Whether it's your first trip or your tenth, the Collected Traveler books are indispensable, and meant to be the first volumes you turn to when planning your journeys.

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