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10 books about writers
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Writers: Their Lives and Works by DK
This book was published 3 years ago by DK and takes approximately 12.0 hours to read.
From Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Gabriel García Márquez and Toni Morrison, this DK book features more than 100 biographies of the world's greatest writers. Introduced with a stunning portrait of each featured novelist, playwright, or poet, biographical entries trace the friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired each individual and influenced their work, revealing insights into the larger-than-life characters, plots, and evocative settings that they created. Each entry explains how the person's writing developed during their lifetime, and sets it in context, conveying a powerful sense of the place and the period of history in which they lived. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and paintings of writers' homes, studies, and personal artifacts--along with pages from original manuscripts, first editions, and their correspondence--this book introduces the key ideas, themes, and literary techniques of each writer, revealing the imaginations and personalities behind some of the world's greatest novels, short stories, poems, and plays. Covering an eclectic range of authors from the Middle Ages to the present day, Writers provides a compelling glimpse of the lives and loves of each great writer.
Writer's Toolbox: Learn How to Write Letters, Fairy Tales, Scary Stories, Journals, Poems, and Reports by Nancy Loewen
Category: Composition & Creative Writing
This book was published 12 years ago by Picture Window Books and takes approximately 6.4 hours to read.
Presents advice to help young readers compose their own fairy tales, personal and business letters, scary stories, poems, personal journals, and research papers.
Book of Awesome Women Writers: Medieval Mystics, Pioneering Poets, Fierce Feminists and First Ladies of Literature (Historical Women, Female Authors) by Becca Anderson
Category: Social Activists
This book was published last year by Mango and takes approximately 11.2 hours to read.
Becca Anderson, author of the bestseller, The Book of Awesome Women, has gathered the most revered and radical women writers of history. Beginning with the first recorded writer of either gender and ending with acclaimed authors of today, including Toni Morrison and J.K. Rowling, this is a must-read for those who must read.
The Searcher: A Novel by Tana French
This book was published last year by Viking and takes approximately 15.5 hours to read.
Best Book of 2020 New York Times |NPR | New York Post "This hushed suspense tale about thwarted dreams of escape may be her best one yet . . . Its own kind of masterpiece." --Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post "A new Tana French is always cause for celebration . . . Read it once for the plot; read it again for the beauty and subtlety of French's writing." --Sarah Lyall, The New York Times Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. But when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat, and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets. "One of the greatest crime novelists writing today" (Vox) weaves a masterful, atmospheric tale of suspense, asking how to tell right from wrong in a world where neither is simple, and what we stake on that decision.
The Great Book of American Idioms: A Dictionary of American Idioms, Sayings, Expressions & Phrases by Lingo Mastery
This book was published 2 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 7.6 hours to read.
Do you feel that it's "like pulling teeth" when you want to learn new sayings? Would you like to be able to discover new American idioms and phrases that will make communication "a piece of cake"? Sure, you can learn English with a language course or a textbook just fine, and climb up the ranks in terms of your grasp of the language... but are you sure you can talk like a native? For starters, many expressions used by fluent speakers of English can't exactly be learned in a book, and it can be frustrating to realize that your formal learning hasn't been enough to teach you the way people talk in real life. Sometimes, it's all about having the right tools at your disposal... and this is where The Great Book of American Idioms comes in! Written to act as a powerful addition to your other English-learning resources, this book will allow you to: Discover over 1300 different idioms and sayings, covering hundreds of different subjects Learn the correct definition and usage of each expression, ensuring that you know exactly when you can say them out loud during a conversation Visualize examples of the sayings in common conversations, helping you understand their context Take advantage of important tips we provide you in the introduction and conclusion of the book, so that you can boost your learning and get a much better understanding of the English language. What are you waiting for? Over 1300 idioms and expressions are awaiting you! Don't miss out on learning why this "dark horse" will help you "see the big picture"!
How to Write About Music: Excerpts from the 33 1/3 Series, Magazines, Books and Blogs with Advice from Industry-leading Writers by Marc Woodworth
Category: History & Criticism
This book was published 6 years ago by Bloomsbury Academic and takes approximately 14.4 hours to read.
Carefully selected excerpts from the 33 1/3 series, magazines and leading online publications alongside fresh, inspiring advice from influential writers and editors for making your music writing the best it can be.
Cops and Writers: From The Academy To The Street by Patrick J O'Donnell
This book was published 2 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 7.7 hours to read.
Looking to add an authentic edge to your crime fiction? Ride along with a real-life sergeant to give your story the accuracy your readers crave. Are you a civilian crime writer who wants to use picture perfect law enforcement details? Do you worry that your mystery novel or screenplay lacks credibility? Fiction and nonfiction author Sergeant Patrick O'Donnell has seen it all in his 24 years working for one of the largest police departments in the country. Now he's here to help your writing honor the men and women who risk their lives in the line of duty. Cops and Writers: From the Academy to the Street is your in-depth field guide for navigating the path from new recruit to seasoned patrol officer. Through O'Donnell's accounts, you'll get up close and personal with day-to-day challenges and out-of-the-ordinary emergencies including homicides, hostage situations, and bomb threats. Armed with this invaluable resource for decoding police jargon, tactics, and standard-issue gear, you'll be well equipped to breathe new life into your stories. In Cops and Writers, you'll discover: Stories from O'Donnell's years on the force to help give your book credibility How the academy and field training shapes rookies so you can mold convincing characters Patrol officers' daily routines and working conditions to infuse your fiction with added depth Different techniques for arresting and defending against criminal threats to bring readers even closer to the action Different patrol units such as SWAT, K-9, Air Support, and Bomb Squad to add another layer of realism, and much, much more! Cops and Writers is your all-in-one reference guide for giving your novel or screenplay much-needed street cred. If you like candid stories told with cop humor, technical details, and peering into the minds of those who serve and protect, then you'll love Sergeant Patrick O'Donnell's must-have handbook for crime fiction writers. Buy Cops and Writers to make your storytelling more authentic today!
The Only Character Workbook You'll Ever Need: Your New Character Bible by T.M. Holladay
This book was published last year by Independently published and takes approximately 5.4 hours to read.
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