A guide for aspiring writers covers a broad range of topics, including setting a writing schedule, turning ideas into saleable stories, conducting accurate research, finding an agent or editor, understanding the submission and publishing process, and staying motivated. Reprint.
A razor - sharp evisceration of celebrity culture and literary fame, How I Became a Famous Novelist is a satirical novel masquerading as a tell - all memoir. Sick of life as he knows it, Pete Tarslaw sets out to write a bestselling novel, armed with a formula for success cobbled together from previous bestsellers: he abandons truth, relies heavily on lyrical prose, creates a club with a mysterious mission, includes a murder and invokes ''confusing sadness'' at the end. Once the sales rankings for his novel The Tornado Ashes Club start their meteoric rise - thanks to a Christian evangelist, a recovering teen starlet and Law and Order: Criminal Intent - Tarslaw's inevitable decline looms, and his fall from grace will be nothing short of spectacular. How I Became a Famous Novelist is the hilarious tale of how Pete Tarslaw's ''pile of garbage'' became the most talked about, read, admired and reviled novel in America. It will change everything you think you know - about literature, appearance, truth, beauty, and those people out there who still care about books.
When it was published in France, Merci pour ce moment, Valerie Trierweiler's memoir about her tumultuous relationship with President Francois Hollande, sent shockwaves through the French political establishment for what it revealed about the President's personal life. In a nation that strives not to pry into the private lives of its politicians, Trierweiler's voice demanded to be heard, and the embattled President found himself vowing to see out his term in the face of rapidly sinking approval ratings. The book went on to sell over 400,000 copies in just three weeks, becoming France's fastest selling book ever. At its heart is a compelling tale of politics, love and betrayal that has electrified a nation. In January 2014, a story in Closer magazine featured photographs which allegedly proved a secret relationship between Hollande and actress Julie Gayet. Trierweiler was subsequently admitted to hospital. She learnt of the President's alleged infidelity from the press, just like everyone else; then the man she loved broke up with her in an eighteen-word press release dictated to the French Press Agency. This is the memoir of an extraordinary woman whose private life became very public as she was unwittingly cast into the eye of a political storm.
C’est un art d’écrire un article qui encourage le lecteur à prendre la décision d’agir. Voici la vision étroite du livre que vous lisez en ce moment sur votre Kindle. Vous apprendrez à créer un article qui intéresse le lecteur, l’interpelle, l’informe, et l’entraîne à prendre une décision à la fin de sa lecture. Le livre que vous lisez pour le moment décrit la méthode que j’utilise pour créer des articles de blogs dont l’intention spécifique est de pousser le lecteur du moment où il clique sur le lien jusqu’à ce qu’il clique sur le bouton ‘acheter’ ou ‘souscrire’ au bas de la page. Vous apprendez : * Comment créer un titre qui attire des lecteurs vers votre article * Quoi inclure au-dessus de la ligne de flottaison * Comment ajouter des déclencheurs émotionnels * Comment pousser vos lecteurs à partager votre article * Quelles autres informations inclure dans le texte * Comment les pousser à cliquer sur ‘acheter’ * L’importance des bonnes images * L’intérêt des vidéos
L'ecriture est une des taches les plus difficiles dans le monde. Ce livre permet de vous guider a travers ce voyage a ameliorer votre ecriture, vous donner des conseils sur l'argent dans votre carriere d'ecrivain, ou vous motiver a commencer une carriere d'ecrivain maintenant! a Lulu.com
This concise guide tells you how to write a novel by using a systematic approach to writing. This guide is written by an author not a 'guru'. A simple step by step breakdown of how to plan each day. No fillers and no theory, just the hard facts in a concise guide. There are many guides about writing novels on the market but how many of them are written by prolific published authors? The answer is ‘not many’. How can anyone write a guide unless they have been through the writing process many times before? The simple answer to this question is they can’t because they cannot feed on their own actual experiences to help another writer to avoid the mistakes and pitfalls. Most guides regurgitate information which they have picked up from creative writing books or sites. How can they give you advice when they have never sat down and focused on creating a novel which will sell, many times over? Writing a novel is the same as any other task we undertake as individuals. We have to learn how to do it in order to do it well. When you first learn to drive, you need lessons. No one walks into the kitchen and creates a gourmet dish on their first attempt. If you want a system to apply to writing a book, then you need to take advice from an ‘author’ who has taken years to develop the process via experience.
A consultant to some of America's leading corporations shares key insights and ideas on how to supercharge one's business and career, explaining how to create and develop new opportunities for wealth in any business, enterprise, or venture. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Ready, Fire, Aim
Author: Michael Masterson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Whether you’re thinking about starting a new business or growing an existing one, Ready, Fire, Aim has what you need to succeed in your entrepreneurial endeavors. In it, self-made multimillionaire and bestselling author Masterson shares the knowledge he has gained from creating and expanding numerous businesses and outlines a focused strategy for guiding a small business through the four stages of entrepreneurial growth. Along the way, Masterson teaches you the different skills needed in order to excel in this dynamic environment.
Author: Francoise Sagan
Publisher: Harper Collins
Endearing, self-absorbed, seventeen-year-old Cécile is the very essence of untroubled amorality. Freed from the stifling constraints of boarding school, she joins her father—a handsome, still-young widower with a wandering eye—for a carefree, two-month summer vacation in a beautiful villa outside of Paris with his latest mistress, Elsa. Cécile cherishes the free-spirited moments she and her father share, while plotting her own sexual adventures with a "tall and almost beautiful" law student. But the arrival of her late mother's best friend, Anne, intrudes upon a young girl's pleasures. And when a relationship begins to develop between the adults, Cécile and her lover set in motion a plan to keep them apart...with tragic, unexpected consequences. The internationally beloved story of a precocious teenager's attempts to understand and control the world around her, Françoise Sagan's Bonjour Tristesse is a beautifully composed, wonderfully ambiguous celebration of sexual liberation, at once sympathetic and powerfully unsparing.
"The world's greatest salesman" reveals the spectacular selling principles that have brought him to the top of his profession as he offers helpful advice on how to develop customer profiles, how to turn a prospect into a buyer, how to close the deal, and how to establish a long-term relationship with one's customers. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Les amants spéculatifs
Author: Hélène Risser
Publisher: JC Lattès
Au plus fort de la crise des subprimes, Hélène, journaliste dans un quotidien économique, doit écrire l’autobiographie d’une banquière. Elle se souvient d’Anna B., interviewée autrefois, et dont l’ambition et la réussite incarnent l’argent fou et la féminité insolente. Anna accepte l’idée du livre, mais semble davantage préoccupée par sa vie conjugale que par la conjoncture et les dérives du système. Encore que. Et si, sur le grand marché des sentiments, le respect des règles financières permettait de limiter les pertes de l’investisseur ? Quand son mari la trahit, elle tente une expérience – le trading sentimental – sous les yeux ébahis d’Hélène. Mais la spéculation n’est-elle pas plus aventureuse lorsqu’il s’agit du cœur ?
In December 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, the 43-year-old editor of French Elle, suffered a massive stroke that left him permanently paralyzed, a victim of “locked in syndrome.” Once known for his gregariousness and wit, Bauby now finds himself imprisoned in an inert body, able to communicate only by blinking his left eye. The miracle is that in doing so he was able to compose this stunningly eloquent memoir.In a voice that is by turns wistful and mischievous, angry and sardonic, Bauby gives us a celebration of the liberating power of consciousness: what it is like to spend a day with his children, to imagine lying in bed beside his wife, to conjure up the flavor of delectable meals even as he is fed through at tube. Most of all, this triumphant book lets us witness an indomitable spirit and share in the pure joy of its own survival. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Diane seems to have the perfect life. She is a wife, mother, and the owner of Happy People Read and Drink Coffee, a cozy literary café in Paris. But when she suddenly loses her husband and daughter in a car accident, the world as she knows it disappears. One year later, Diane moves to a small town on the Irish coast, determined to heal by rebuilding her life alone—until she meets Edward, a handsome and moody photographer, and falls into a surprising and tumultuous romance. But will it last when Diane leaves Ireland for good? At once heartbreaking and uplifting, Diane’s story is deeply felt, reminding us that love remembered is love enduring. "A heartbreaking story of love and loss that will twist readers up in knots…essential." —Library Journal
When Imogen and Anna unexpectedly inherit their grandmother Vivien's ice cream parlor, it turns both their lives upside-down. The Brighton shop is a seafront institution, but while it's big on charm it's critically low on customers. If the sisters don't turn things around quickly, their grandmother's legacy will disappear forever. With summer looming, Imogen and Anna devise a plan to return Vivien's to its former glory. Rather than sell up, they will train up, and make the parlor the newest destination on the South Coast foodie map. While Imogen watches the shop, her sister flies to Italy to attend a gourmet ice cream-making course. But as she works shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the best chefs in the industry, Anna finds that romance can bloom in the most unexpected of places.