It can be a brutal business. In The Writer's Guide to Agony and Defeat, book coach and author Jennie Nash takes you inside 43 of the worst moments in the writing life.
Author: Jennie Nash
The possibilities for agony and defeat lurk everywhere for a writer — at the start of the process when a book idea is forming in your mind and doubt is pounding on the door; in the middle of the process when you begin to show your words to the world and fear gnaws at you like a disease; and at the end of the process when you hope your work will find an adoring audience and must come face to face with how much greed and envy have taken up residence in your heart. It can be a brutal business. In The Writer's Guide to Agony and Defeat, book coach and author Jennie Nash takes you inside 43 of the worst moments in the writing life. The enlightenment gurus say that you should “feel what you feel” and this book is designed to help you feel the gut-wrenching misery of the writing life – and then get over it.
Writers of non—fiction often forget they have to do the same. ... You'll be thinking,'I know,I could make my character a sassy NewYorker, really into fashion, a journalist perhaps . ... They tasted the agony of defeat.
Author: Harry Bingham
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book is all about writing for publication. How to plan, create and edit work that will sell. How to write a book that you'll be proud of- and which might yet launch you on a new career. Crammed with examples (positive and negative) from successful authors, this essential guide is for writers of every genre: fiction and narrative non-fiction, literary and commercial, adults and children. This guide tells you how to: - Understand your market - Plan your novel or memoir - Develop strong, empathetic characters - Structure and maintain a compelling plot - Ensure that your prose style is strong enough to carry your story - Polish your work until it shines
Let Go of the Life You Planned and Find a New Way Forward Tracey Cleantis ... Jennie Nash, book coach and author of The Writer's Guide to Agony and Defeat and The Victoria's Secret Catalog Never Stops Coming: And Other Lessons I Learned ...
Author: Tracey Cleantis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When the best option is to let go of the life you planned for yourself and find a new path, a world of possibilities can surprisingly open up. Learn whether it is time to let go, and if so, how to move through your grief and find your way forward in The Next Happy.If you believe, you can do anything.Although well-meaning, these intended words of inspiration can make us feel like failures. The reality is that no matter how positive our outlook or how tenacious our approach, our dreams simply do not always come true--and there is nothing we can do about it.After multiple fertility treatments and years of hardship in her pursuit to have a child, Tracey Cleantis was forced to face this reality head-on. Yet, through this process and her work counseling hundreds of clients through the loss of their goals and aspirations, she discovered one simple truth: Sometimes there comes a time when the smartest, healthiest, and sanest thing to do is to let go of the original plan in order to find a new way forward toward happiness. And with this critical shift, a world of possibilities opens up to us. New, tangible dreams take shape.In The Next Happy, Cleantis offers a roadmap for that journey, teaching you how toface the possibility of letting go of a dream that isn’t workingaccept and face sadness, anger, and shameunderstand the true reasons why you wanted what you wanted and the real-life causes for why you didn’t get itask the questions that will let you move on and set realistic goals for finding a new way forward.With down-to-earth wisdom and humor, this enlightening counterpoint to the popular self-help notion to “follow your dream, no matter what it takes” provides the guidance and support to help you make the decision of whether it is time to give up an impossible dream, and if so, move through your grief, and discover the next happy.
A scene slows time. What takes seconds to happen may take paragraphs to relate. When you write a scene, you render sensations fully so that we feel the sting of the insult, the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, ...
Author: John Dufresne
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Encourges aspiring writers to take their first tentative steps, with a six-month program that offers exercises designed to sharpen a writer's command of novel-length storytelling.
The writing can stir up strong emotions and spark the desire to do something. With that said, the choice of words can make or ... You'll know how you're faring when you're either feeling the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat.
Author: William Swain
Publisher: William Swain
Category: Business & Economics
Why Every Business Owner Needs to Master Copywriting Do you want to boost your sales, save time and grow your business at a lightning speed? Good copywriting can do all that plus a whole lot more. And world class copywriting can transform your performance out of all recognition. Whether you're aware of it or not, copywriting is one of the most essential elements of effective marketing. It's the art and science of strategically delivering words that get people to take action. In this book, you will learn how to write copy that connects and converts. You don't have to guess what to write. You can learn exactly what words will increase the level of your success … Every. Single. Time. The right words can make the difference between your business fighting to keep the lights on vs. your business breaking sales records. From this book, you will discover: How to Tell a Compelling Story Formatting Tips That Make Your Copy a Joy to Read The Seven Saleable Emotions How to Write Headlines That Draw People In Writing Copy for Social Media Creating a Persona How to Write an Effective Call to Action (CTA) Conversations Lead to Conversions Emails that Make You Click And Much, Much More Start Reading Now, and Take Your Copywriting to The Next Level.
Brief mention is made of the carrying of the cross , the refusal of a pain - killing drug , the ridicule from the ... Yet far from concealing the story of Jesus ' death in misery , the New Testament writers made it the very center of ...
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
The Layman's Guide to the New Testament is an honest, objective approach to all the books of the New Testament. Written in a style that is at once scholarly and readable, this book is a valuable resource for study and reference.
carrying of the cross , the refusal of a pain - killing drug , the ridicule from the crowd and even from the others ... Yet far from concealing the story of Jesus ' death in misery , the New Testament writers made it the very center of ...
Author: William M. Ramsay
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
This comprehensive introduction to all the books of the Bible, including the Apocrypha, is written in a clear, easy-to-read style, and is an ideal learning tool for laity, students, adult study groups, and ministers. The one-volume format is convenient for individual study groups, and this revision reflects the most up-to-date biblical scholarship. Based on the NSRV Bible. Notes; index; charts.
DEFEAT. DEFINITION: The feeling of having been mastered, conquered, or bested PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS: The ... muttering, or being unresponsive Unsteadiness; a lack of balance Agreeing to hurry things along to end the agony of ...
Author: Becca Puglisi
Publisher: JADD Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The bestselling Emotion Thesaurus, often hailed as “the gold standard for writers” and credited with transforming how writers craft emotion, has now been expanded to include 56 new entries! One of the biggest struggles for writers is how to convey emotion to readers in a unique and compelling way. When showing our characters’ feelings, we often use the first idea that comes to mind, and they end up smiling, nodding, and frowning too much. If you need inspiration for creating characters’ emotional responses that are personalized and evocative, this ultimate show-don’t-tell guide for emotion can help. It includes: • Body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for over 130 emotions that cover a range of intensity from mild to severe, providing innumerable options for individualizing a character’s reactions • A breakdown of the biggest emotion-related writing problems and how to overcome them • Advice on what should be done before drafting to make sure your characters’ emotions will be realistic and consistent • Instruction for how to show hidden feelings and emotional subtext through dialogue and nonverbal cues • And much more! The Emotion Thesaurus, in its easy-to-navigate list format, will inspire you to create stronger, fresher character expressions and engage readers from your first page to your last.
Author: Writers of Collegehumor.comPublish On: 2006-04-06
... Good Ideas Writers of Collegehumor.com. The lowest form of campus sports is the ones you make up yourself in the dorms. ... There is nothing like the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Except, of course, for Fingerbang ...
Author: Writers of Collegehumor.com
CollegeHumor.com is the National Lampoon of its generation. Since its creation in early 2000, the Web site has grown to become the nation’s most recognized comedy brand for young people. With eight million unique visitors a month, quarterly revenues surpassing $1.2 million, and a successful line of merchandise (from T-shirts to novelties)—not to mention a deal with Paramount to create and brand movies with CollegeHumor’s imprimatur—CollegeHumor is truly a franchise in the making. The CollegeHumor Guide to College is a laugh-out-loud depiction of the college experience. Written primarily by two of CollegeHumor’s most popular columnists, Ethan Trex and Streeter Seidell, this guide features all-new material not found on the Web site. It also includes helpful advice—the kind you probably won’t hear from a college counselor—on an array of subjects, such as food, clothing, parents, dating, sex, drinking, and roommates. Filled with outrageous illustrations, this edgy and irreverent book will be indispensable to all present and future undergraduates.
The Ultimate Guide for Improving Your Decision Making Stephen P. Robbins. adaptation so our predictions are frequently off base. We think the disappointment we feel when passed over for a promotion or the upbeat mood we feel when we ...
Author: Stephen P. Robbins
Publisher: Pearson Education
Make better decisions – every day, everywhere! Decide and Conquer, Second Edition brings together all the practical skills you need to do just that. This quick, concise book identifies every key obstacle to quality decision-making and shows exactly how to overcome them. You'll discover how your personality impacts your decision-making, why instincts and experience can lead you astray, how to simplify complex decisions without oversimplifying them and much more. Renowned management author Dr. Stephen P. Robbins translates cutting-edge research findings about human behavior and decision-making into language anyone can understand – and act upon. In this Second Edition, he provides many new and updated examples, updated research, and new coverage, including these crucial new topics: Are you a Maximizer or a Satisficer – and what it means for your decision-making Overcoming the familiarity bias, adaptation bias, and fear-of-loss bias How to stop throwing good money after bad Knowing when doing nothing is your best option Accounting for gendered decision-making styles Decide and Conquer, Second Edition covers everything from goal-setting and risk-taking to overconfidence to procrastination, and offers indispensable insights for overcoming the multiple biases that are built into all human decision-makers. You'll use Robbins' powerful techniques to improve every decision you make – about your relationships, career, finances, everything!