Writers Gone Wild

The Feuds, Frolics, and Follies of Literature's Great Adventurers, Drunkards, Lo vers, Iconoclasts, and Misanthropes
Author: Bill Peschel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101445246
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 272
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Truth is stranger than fiction. If you've imagined famous writers to be desk-bound drudges, think again. Writers Gone Wild rips back the (book) covers and reveals the seamy underside of the writing life. Insightful, intriguing, and irresistibly addictive, Writers Gone Wild reveals such fascinating stories as: * The night Dashiell Hammett hired a Chinese prostitute to break up S. J. Perelman's marriage (and ran off with his wife). * Why Sylvia Plath bit Ted Hughes on the cheek. * Why Ernest Hemingway fought a book critic, a modernist poet, and his war correspondent/wife Martha Gellhorn (but not at the same time). * The near-fatal trip Katherine Anne Porter took while high on marijuana in Mexico. * Why women's breasts sent Percy Bysshe Shelley screaming from the room. * The day Virginia Woolf snuck onto a Royal Navy ship disguised as an Abyssinian prince. Pull up a chair, turn on good reading light, and discover what your favorite writers were up to while away from their desks. Sometimes, they make the wildest characters of all.

Social Media for Writers

Marketing Strategies for Building Your Audience and Selling Books
Author: Tee Morris,Pip Ballantine
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1599639289
Category: Reference
Page: 278
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Maximize the Potential of Your Online Brand! Over the past decade, social media has transformed from a fad into a necessity for writers. But for the inexperienced author, trying to make sense of--much less master--the available platforms can be a frustrating experience. The variety of social media options alone is dizzying enough: WordPress, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, and more. That's where this guide comes in. Whether you're just starting to create an audience or looking to refine your online presence, Social Media for Writers will equip you with the essential tools you'll need to succeed. In this book you'll learn how to: Develop an editorial calendar: schedule consistent, quality content for your blog and work with other authors on guest posts and blog tours Create an online brand: write content for several different networks, and tie them together to develop an authoritative, trusted voice Utilize "best practices": learn the ins-and-outs of the online community and how to maximize the potential of each platform Build a community: make connections and create a fan base to endorse your work You'll also find appendixes that show you how to set up the major social media platforms and perform basic functions. With all of these strategies, techniques, and applicable information, Social Media for Writers is a comprehensive source for all your social media needs!

Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?

A Swashbuckling Tale of High Adventures, Questionable Ethics, and Professional Hedonism
Author: Thomas Kohnstamm
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307409902
Category: Travel
Page: 288
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For those who think that travel guidebooks are the gospel truth. WANTED: Travel Writer for Brazil QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED Decisiveness: the ability to desert your entire previous life–including well-salaried office job, attractive girlfriend, and basic sanity for less than minimum wage Attention to detail: the skill to research northeastern Brazil, including transportation, restaurants, hotels, culture, customs, and language, while juggling sleep deprivation, nonstop nightlife, and excessive alcohol consumption Creativity: the imagination to write about places you never actually visit Resourcefulness: utilizing persuasion, seduction, and threats, when necessary, to secure a place to stay for the evening once your pitiable advance has been (mis)spent Resilience: determination to overcome setbacks such as bankruptcy, disillusionment, and an ill-fated one-night stand with an Austrian flight attendant As Kohnstamm comes to personal terms with each of these job requirements, he unveils the underside of the travel industry and its often-harrowing effect on writers, travelers, and the destinations themselves. Moreover, he invites us into his world of compromising and scandalous situations in one of the most exciting countries as he races against an impossible deadline. From the Trade Paperback edition.

2014 Guide to Literary Agents


Author: Chuck Sambuchino
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1599637464
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 364
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The best resource available for finding a literary agent! No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for kids or adults--you need a literary agent to secure a book deal. The 2014 Guide to Literary Agents is your essential resource for finding that literary agent--without fear of being scammed--and getting your book published. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 literary agents who represent writers and their work, this new, updated edition of GLA includes: "New Agent Spotlights"--calling out literary reps actively building lists right now. "How I Got My Agent" success stories from writers who describe their paths from aspiring author to published success. Informative articles on query letters, synopsis writing, voice and craft, author platform, nonfiction book proposals, researching agents, and more. Includes "Ask the Agent" profiles of individual literary agents who are currently seeking writers.

2013 Guide to Literary Agents


Author: Chuck Sambuchino
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1599636360
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 364
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The Best Resource Available for Finding a Literary Agent! No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for kids or adults--you need a literary agent to secure a book deal. The 2013 Guide to Literary Agents is your essential resource for finding that literary agent--without fear of being scammed--and getting your book published. This new, updated edition of GLA includes: Completely updated contact and submission information for more than 1,000 literary agents seeking new clients. Craft and business advice from more than 35 literary agents--on topics such as query letters, children's books, synopses and proposals, memoir writing, first chapters, conferences, platform and more! 12 "Breaking In" success stories from debut writers who explain how they got their books published. Includes "New Agent Spotlights"--profiles on literary reps actively building their client list right now. "The Guide to Literary Agents was an indispensable tool for me when I was querying agents. I highly recommend it for any aspiring author--in addition to a comprehensive listing of literary agents, it contains valuable information about the query and submission process." --Darien Gee, author of Friendship Bread: A Novel "I just signed with literary agent Chip MacGregor, and I came upon him through the Guide to Literary Agents. If not for GLA, I'd probably still be looking." --Les Edgerton, author of Hooked as well as several novels PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the e-book edition of this title.

Citizens Gone Wild

Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Hype and Glory
Author: George Zilbergeld
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761842132
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 104
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Citizens Gone Wild is a practical step-by-step guide for anyone interested in thinking for themselves. In this breakthrough book, author George Zilbergeld identifies, explains, and demonstrates twelve specific methods of analysis that anyone can use for critical thinking and decision making. As readers learn these methods they will also be learning skills useful in any profession and will gain the confidence to confront experts in any field. The methods presented here are easy to learn, powerful, and intuitive enough that using them will instantly instill the confidence needed to speak up. Tested over a period of twenty-five years, these methods have been used in a variety of classes and civic groups for professors, teachers, and activist citizens. Citizens Gone Wild can play an important role in empowering students and citizens by providing them with the right methods to think, decide, and speak-up for themselves.

Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting


Author: Ann Hood
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393241440
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 320
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“In this lovely anthology, Sue Grafton, Barbara Kingsolver, and other authors go public with their passion for knitting.”—People magazine, four stars “The impressive collection of writers here have contributed essays that celebrate knitting and knitters. They share their knitting triumphs and disasters as well as their life triumphs and disasters. . . . These essays will break your heart. They will have you laughing out loud.”—Ann Hood, from the introduction Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers? What’s so magical and transformative about yarn and needles? How does knitting help us get through life-changing events and inspire joy? In Knitting Yarns, twenty-seven writers tell stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to grow. Barbara Kingsolver describes sheering a sheep for yarn. Elizabeth Berg writes about her frustration at failing to knit. Ann Patchett traces her life through her knitting, writing about the scarf that knits together the women she’s loved and lost. Knitting a Christmas gift for his blind aunt helped Andre Dubus III knit an understanding with his girlfriend. Kaylie Jones finds the woman who used knitting to help raise her in France and heals old wounds. Sue Grafton writes about her passion for knitting. Also included are five original knitting patterns created by Helen Bingham. Poignant, funny, and moving, Knitting Yarns is sure to delight knitting enthusiasts and lovers of literature alike.

Der große Trip

Tausend Meilen durch die Wildnis zu mir selbst
Author: Cheryl Strayed
Publisher: Kailash Verlag
ISBN: 3641046025
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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EAT, PRAY, LOVE meets Hape Kerkeling Gerade 26 geworden, hat Cheryl Strayed das Gefühl, alles verloren zu haben. Drogen und Männer trösten sie über den Tod ihrer Mutter und das Scheitern ihrer Ehe hinweg. Als ihr ein Outdoor-Führer über den Pacific Crest Trail in die Hände fällt, trifft sie die folgenreichste Entscheidung ihres Lebens: mehr als tausend Meilen zu wandern. Die berührende Geschichte einer Selbstfindung – voller Witz, Weisheit und Intensität, mit einer respektlosen Heldin, die man lieben muss.

Goals Gone Wild!

101 Inspiring, Motivating, and Moderately Entertaining Stories of a Boy and His Goals
Author: Matt Poepsel PhD
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475902556
Category: Self-Help
Page: 258
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Can a book that helps us find lasting success and happiness actually be fun to read? It can if its Goals Gone Wild! Visionary coach and humorist, Dr. Matt Poepsel, knows better than anyone what its like to seek personal improvement, set goals, and then watch your dreams come to fruition. In his collection of inspiring and entertaining stories, he shares candid and often witty anecdotes that identify personal improvement lessons that can help you get more out of life. With the goal of helping others tap into their potential, develop deeper self-awareness, and identify strengths, Dr. Poepsel creatively draws meaningful lessons from a variety of experiences including an aggressive Volvo driver, a razor-toothed puppy, and a broken CD player while exploring a wide range of personal development themes that lead others how to: Find great role models Form a unique brand of successful living Develop a renewed emphasis on focus Make changes for the better Shun negative self-talk Goals Gone Wild! is a thought-provoking, entertaining collection of stories, fun exercises, and practical tools designed to encourage others to clarify life goals, live in the moment, and discover true happiness.

Going Wild with Forda Birds Volume One


Author: John Andreoni
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0578041057
Category: History
Page: 154
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A selection collection of newspaper columns dealing with hunting, fishing, conservation, Ohio history, and various other outdoor related topics written between 1969 and 1979 by John Andreoni. This is Volume One of a planned four volume set covering 40 years of Andreoni's life as a local columnist.

Ouija Gone Wild

Shocking True Stories
Author: Rosemary Ellen Guiley,Rick Fisher
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780985724306
Category:
Page: 221
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The most comprehensive book about the Ouija board ever written! For more than a century, simple divination devices called "talking boards" have captivated millions of people curious about contacting the spirit world. The most famous is the Ouija, whose trademarked name has become synonymous with all boards. Ouija messages have inspired writers, artists, and musicians, and have played a part in murder, suicide, possession, treasure hunting, marriage, divorce and bizarre behavior. Authors Rosemary Ellen Guiley and Rick Fisher provide a detailed examination of the Ouija. They debunk myths and discuss how horror films have influenced popular opinion. Ouija Gone Wild features dozens of true stories collected over decades, many told in print for the first time., including tales of unexpected terror: "She realized she had a problem when an aggressive entity turned the planchette into a sex toy and sent it slithering up her thigh...""I glanced over at the heat vent and what I saw scared me so much I dove off of the chair and refused to touch this 'so called game' again. I saw two red eyes staring back at me through the grates...""Suddenly I was sucker punched in my stomach. The force of the blow made me slam face-forward onto the table. Clutching my stomach, I took my hand off the planchette..."Once you start, you won't be able to put it down!

Daughters Gone Wild, Dads Gone Crazy

Battle-Tested Tips From a Father and Daughter Who Survived the Teenage Years
Author: Charles Stone,Heather Stone
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 141851487X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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Fifteen psychologists, twelve secondary schools, four expulsions, four rehabs, two house-arrests and innumerable arguments... the cast and plot line for a season's worth of Law and Order? No. This was the real-life drama of Heather Stone's adolescence. Now in college, Heather, the once rebellious teen, has sat down with her father to pen an insider's guide for parents and teens alike. Charles and Heather don't offer Cleaver family ideals or promise Brady Bunch thirty-minute solutions. They, instead, share the realities of their 6-year nightmare, in the hopes of fostering hope for the millions of families trying to survive the years from thirteen to eighteen. Replete with faith, honesty, and practicality, it offers readers nine practical lessons and provides a compass for even the worst tempests of teen rebellion.

ADHD in HD

Brains Gone Wild
Author: Jonathan Chesner
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575423863
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 145
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From an early age, actor Chesner knew that if he learned how to manage the difficulties of ADHD and harness its awesome powers, he would help other "special brains" by sharing this knowledge in a book to slay all other books. "ADHD in HD" is inspiring, upbeat, and fun and gives the unique perspective that ADHD isn't all bad--it can actually be a blessing in disguise.

Writers Between the Covers

The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Literary Casanovas, Coquettes, and Cads
Author: Shannon McKenna Schmidt,Joni Rendon
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 0452298466
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 286
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Details the scandalous breakups, controversial affairs, and fairy-tale romances of famous writers, including coverage of Norman Mailer's attack on his second wife at a party, Edith Wharton's secret lover, and Anaèis Nin's bigamous relationships.

This Incomparable Land

A Guide to American Nature Writing
Author: Thomas Jefferson Lyon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 277
View: 2805

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Nature writing is essential to awakening an ecological way of seeing. The author covers the full spectrum of the genre, including field guides, travel and adventure stories, and essays on solitary and back-country living. This new edition contains an updated bibliography of primary and secondary sources in nature writing through the end of the 20th century.