Scholarly books, for good reason, include everything the author has learned from his research. ... As a trade author, your primary obligation differs. ... If your book is not a biography, it might 114 I THINKING LIKE YOUR EDITOR.
Author: Susan Rabiner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Distilled wisdom from two publishing pros for every serious nonfiction author in search of big commercial success. Over 50,000 books are published in America each year, the vast majority nonfiction. Even so, many writers are stymied in getting their books published, never mind gaining significant attention for their ideas—and substantial sales. This is the book editors have been recommending to would-be authors. Filled with trade secrets, Thinking Like Your Editor explains: • why every proposal should ask and answer five key questions; • how to tailor academic writing to a general reader, without losing ideas or dumbing down your work; • how to write a proposal that editors cannot ignore; • why the most important chapter is your introduction; • why "simple structure, complex ideas" is the mantra for creating serious nonfiction; • why smart nonfiction editors regularly reject great writing but find new arguments irresistible. Whatever the topic, from history to business, science to philosophy, law, or gender studies, this book is vital to every serious nonfiction writer.
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Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
Presents a collection of essays on such topics as style, persuasion, contractural and legislative drafting, writing in law practice, and judicial writing.
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Author: Kathryn S. Brogan
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Lists addresses, telephone numbers, specialties, recent sales, commissions, terms, and submission tips for hundreds of agents located in the United States and Canada
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Author: John Greenfieldt
Publisher: H. W. Wilson
Category: Classified catalogs (Dewey decimal)
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I have been friends with agent and former editor Susan Rabiner for some years , so I knew about her book , Thinking Like Your Editor , although it focuses mainly on writing serious nonfiction , books like The Physics of Star Trek ...
Author: Peter Rubie
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Name some of the huge bestselling books over the years--""In Cold Blood; All the President's Men; The Perfect Storm; Black Hawk Down; Longitude; Jarhead""--and they all have one thing in common; they all read like novels. Author and agent Peter Rubie shows the reader how to join journalistic research with riveting, character-driven prose to create narrative nonfiction. This is the only book to focus on writing and marketing the narrative nonfiction ""novel."" (An earlier version of this book was published under the title ""Telling the Story: How to Write and Sell Narrative Nonfiction."" This version has been extensively reworked.)
Susan Rabiner and Alfred Fortunato , Thinking Like Your Editor : How to Write Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published ... This literary agent and editor team offers extremely practical advice on what non - fiction editors look for in ...
As a lawyer, you are trained to see legal problems—to "spot issues"—that are invisible to others, and then to use your understanding of the law to propose good, not just adequate, solutions. Similarly, as a writer and editor, ...
Author: Stephen V. Armstrong
Publisher: Practising Law Inst
Thinking Like a Writer: A Lawyer's Guide to Effective Writing and Editing gives you the specialized knowledge and techniques to draft clear and compelling legal documents, no matter how complicated the issues involved.
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