Everyone Can Write: Essays toward a Hopeful Theory of Writing and Teaching Writing

By Peter Elbow

With Writing with no Teachers (OUP 1975) and Writing with Power (OUP 1995) Peter Elbow revolutionized the instructing of writing. His procedure method--and its now standard "free writing" techniques--liberated generations of scholars and academics from the emphasis on formal rules of grammar that had ruled composition pedagogy.

This new selection of essays brings jointly the simplest of Elbow's writing because the booklet of Embracing Contraries in 1987. the amount comprises sections on voice, the adventure of writing, educating, and assessment. Implicit all through is Elbow's dedication to humanizing the career, and his endured emphasis at the value of binary considering and nonadversarial argument. the result's a compendium of a grasp teacher's concept at the relation among strong pedagogy and reliable writing; it really is bound to be of curiosity to all expert lecturers of writing, and should be a useful publication to be used in composition classes in any respect degrees.

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Essentials of Business Communication (with Premium Website, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card)

Boost your small business communique abilities with the streamlined presentation and unprecedented studying assets came across basically within the award-winning necessities of commercial verbal exchange, 10E. This distinct four-in-one studying package deal comprises an authoritative textual content, functional workbook, grammar/mechanics instruction manual on the finish of the e-book, and top class website. You research simple writing abilities after which follow those talents to various e-mails, memos, letters, stories, and resumes. life like, up-to-date version files and new workouts and actions introduce the most recent enterprise communique practices. awesome print and routines assist you construct self belief as you evaluation grammar, punctuation, and writing instructions. you will discover elevated assurance social media conversation, digital messages and electronic media. cutting edge expertise assets, together with MindTap™, Aplia™, and Write event, assist you refine the company communique talents crucial for place of work good fortune.

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HTML Fixes for Kindle (Ver. 1.2)

By Aaron Shepard

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Have you ever jumped to a brand new bankruptcy in a Kindle publication and noticeable that the bankruptcy heading had misplaced its formatting? have you ever opened a Kindle e-book to discover that the font began approach too small or means too huge? have you ever attempted to alter to another font whereas studying and chanced on you couldn't? Has a Kindle thoroughly overlooked formatting you knew was once within the book?

According to Amazon, the best strategy to submit your Kindle ebook is to add an HTML dossier you've kept from Microsoft note or one other notice processor. on its own, that procedure can deliver you might be eighty% of how to a well-formatted, uncomplicated e-book. yet what in regards to the different 20%?

In this follow-up to his bestselling "From be aware to Kindle," Aaron Shepard takes your kept HTML as a kick off point and tells find out how to fast tweak and track it to prevent universal difficulties. Assuming no wisdom of HTML, he introduces the fundamentals of the language, then finds how you can use find-and-replace and macros to the touch up a complete booklet in seconds!

If you're eager about Kindle publishing and you're technically susceptible -- yet no longer a full-fledged geek -- Aaron presents the information you must deliver your Kindle booklet to the subsequent point, making it whatever really to be happy with.

From the author:

If you're publishing on Kindle, likelihood is you will want your e-book to appear its absolute best. yet that regularly calls for a job now not played by way of such a lot Kindle authors -- specifically, solving the HTML you submit.

Many authors persist with Amazon's prompt method of create their Kindle e-book: Compose in Microsoft observe, export to HTML -- the language of ebooks and the net -- then undergo Amazon KDP. It's an process I speak about intimately in my ebook "From notice to Kindle." different authors use related equipment with different observe processors.

Done effectively, formatting in a be aware processor like notice can deliver you might be eighty% of how to a well-formatted publication. but when you will have your booklet to seem nearly as good because it can, there's that different 20% to fret approximately. Now, perfection is not attainable at the Kindle, given the quirks, insects, and obstacles of the platform itself. yet you could come nearer -- if you're keen to tinker with HTML.

Does that concept scare you? It doesn't have to. You don't need to learn that language (though it definitely won't damage when you do are looking to learn). All you wish is with a view to realize small bits of code I'll indicate to you, and shift it or substitute it with different bits. lots of the alterations may be performed with basic find-and-replace operations. in truth, for those who manage a grasp macro as i like to recommend, the total task might be complete in seconds.

Here are a few of the belongings you can accomplish via alterations in HTML.

* regulate bookmarks so headings preserve right formatting whilst jumped to.

* eliminate settings that cease the consumer from opting for their own.

* retain fonts from showing a lot too small or a lot too huge whilst the booklet is opened.

* ascertain indents and different spacing remains relative to greater and smaller font sizes.

* Make up for gains misplaced in translation out of your be aware processor, like nonbreaking hyphens.

* cease "ghost hyphens" from showing in the course of words.

* preserve pages of textual content from disappearing for a few users.

* hinder the Kindle from making use of its personal defaults instead of your settings.

Since note is the most typical software for producing HTML for Kindle, I'll concentration totally on Word's exported code, making this e-book an ideal significant other to my previous one. but when you're utilizing a unique note processor or a devoted book software -- or perhaps if you're writing HTML at once -- the final ideas I supply should aid. actually, I'll offer a few pointers on Kindle formatting with HTML that you simply won't locate even in books devoted to that approach.

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Aaron Shepard is a most desirable proponent of the recent enterprise of ecocnomic self publishing, which he has practiced and helped boost on the grounds that 1998. he's the writer of "Aiming at Amazon," "POD for Profit," "Perfect Pages," and Amazon's number one and #2 bestselling paid books on Kindle formatting, "From note to Kindle" and "Pictures on Kindle."

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Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing (3rd Edition)

This bestselling short textual content is for someone who wishes the best way to enhance writing.

 

Writing with sort is storehouse of useful writing tips—written in a full of life, conversational kind. this article provides insight into: the best way to generate attention-grabbing principles and get them down on paper; easy methods to write a serious research; tips to write a crisp opener; the way to invigorate a lifeless type; how you can punctuate with self belief; tips to deal with quite a few conventions—and a lot more.

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The Last Leopard: A Life of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

By David Gilmour

David Gilmour's biography of Giuseppe di Lampedusa reveals the existence tale of the writer of The Leopard, one of many nice novels of the 20th century. A e-book whose imagery, as soon as tasted, haunts the reader ceaselessly, The Leopard describes the golden period of nineteenth-century Sicily: its sensual, fading, aristocratic glory and its corruption, brutality, and inequality lurking underneath the outside. Who wrote this masterpiece, this murals? the answer's as not likely as one may possibly wish. a desirable meditation on what it really is that makes a author.

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Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer

By Fred Kaplan

“Fred Kaplan’s Lincoln deals penetrating insights on Lincoln’s skill to give an explanation for advanced rules in language available to a wide variety of readers and listeners.” — James M. McPherson, The big apple evaluate of Books

“A superb, worthy ebook. . . . guaranteed to develop into necessary to our realizing of the sixteenth president. . . . Kaplan meticulously analyzes how Lincoln’s gradually maturing prose kind enabled him to come back to grips with slavery and, as his personal perspectives developed, to precise his deepening competition to it.” — Jonathan Yardley, The Washington put up booklet World

Fascinating. . . . persuasive [and] hugely perceptive.” — Michiko Kakutani, The ny Times

From acclaimed biographer Fred Kaplan comes an illuminating examine the lifetime of Abraham Lincoln that chronicles his genius with language.

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Clean, Well-Lighted Sentences: A Guide to Avoiding the Most Common Errors in Grammar and Punctuation

By Janis Bell

An amazing instruction manual: with readability and humor, it tells the tale that even strong writers were longing to hear.

this isn't a finished monitoring of each nut and bolt that ever got here unfastened inside of an English sentence; it's a targeted dialogue of the slim variety of difficulties that American writers often face. From confusion over grammar to tangles with utilization, to questions on punctuation, Janis Bell addresses them with transparency and charm. She discusses the problems, offers lots of examples, presents quizzes and solutions, and makes convinced that readers are engaged all through.

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Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason

By Nancy Pearl

What to learn subsequent is each ebook lover's maximum issue. Nancy Pearl involves the rescue with this wide-ranging and enjoyable consultant to the easiest interpreting new and outdated. Pearl, who encouraged legions of litterateurs with "What If All (name town) learn an identical Book," has devised interpreting lists that cater to each temper, celebration, and character. those annotated lists conceal such issues as mother-daughter relationships, technology for nonscientists, mysteries of all stripes, African-American fiction from a feminine viewpoint, must-reads for children, books on bicycling, "chick-lit," and lots of extra. Pearl's enthusiasm and style shine all through.

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Writing and Publishing: The Librarian's Handbook (ALA Guides for the Busy Librarian)

By Carol Smallwood

Have you thought of writing or reviewing for the library group? Are you curious about publishing a e-book in your favourite writer or pastime? do you want to jot down and put up for tenure? if that is so, "Writing and Publishing" is for you. sensible how-to advice from library execs can assist you write: as a professional for different library execs; artistic reproduction and data approximately your library; reproduction for web pages, blogs, and on-line columns; bibliographic essays and lists; and, publication studies (formal and informal). "Writing and Publishing" will function an outstanding source, no matter if in taking the anxiousness out of writing or refining your type, you are going to use this publication up to your pen or keyboard!

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