Sinneswechsel

Gelegenheitsessays

Author: Zadie Smith

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462309269

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 480

View: 9578

Essays über Literatur, Kino, Kunst, Familie und alles dazwischen Zadie Smith wirft in diesem Band einen Blick auf das Leben – in kultureller und persönlicher Hinsicht. Ihre leidenschaftlichen und präzisen Essays handeln von großer Literatur und schlechten Filmen, von ihrer eigenen Familie und der Welt der Philosophie, von Comedians und Diven. Wie hat George Eliots Liebesleben ihr Schreiben beeinflusst? Warum hat Kafka morgens um fünf geschrieben? Worin ähneln sich Barack Obama und Eliza Doolittle? Kann man bei einer Oscar-Verleihung overdressed sein? Was ist italienischer Feminismus? Wenn Roland Barthes den Autor getötet hat, kann Nabokov ihn dann wieder zum Leben erwecken? Und ist »Date Movie« der schlechteste Film aller Zeiten? Journalistische Arbeiten im weitesten Sinne: vom Feinsten, intelligent und lustig, ein Geschenk für Leser. Ein Essay ist mehr als eine Kolumne, in der jemand eine Meinung kundtut: Hier wird er zu einem hellen Raum, in dem frei gedacht wird.

The Agents Directory

The Essential Writer's Reference : Everything You Need to Know to Sell Your Book Or Script

Author: Rachel Vater

Publisher: Emmis Books

ISBN: 9781578601448

Category: Reference

Page: 246

View: 3489

Finding the right agent can be a bewildering, frustrating and byzantine process for beginners and experienced writers alike. How do you tell a good agent from a bad agent? What's the best way to approach an agent? What exactly does an agent do? In The Agents Directory, editor-turned-agent Rachel Vater answers these questions and more. Unlike guides that have readers sifting through page after page of listings of agencies that aren't accepting new writers, won't read manuscripts, or will charge money up-front, The Agents Directory offers an exclusive guide to the best literary and script agents looking for new clients. Each listing provides detailed, up-to-date information about the type of work each agent accepts, clients he or she represents, recent sales, contact information, and the best way to submit work. Detailed instructions for writing a query letter, complete with sample queries, help readers make a great impression on an agent. A bonus directory to writing conferences across the US and Canada provides networking opportunities with other writers, agents, and editors. The Agents Directory also includes an extensive list of writer's organizations -- invaluable resources to support a commitment to writing.

Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2017

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472924975

Category: Reference

Page: 480

View: 1850

Foreword by Frances Hardinge The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. The 70+ articles are updated and added to each year. Together they provide invaluable guidance on subjects such as series fiction, writing historical or funny books, preparing an illustration portfolio, managing your finances, interpreting publishers' contracts, self-publishing your work. NEW articles for the 2017 edition included on: - Wanting to be a writer by Simon Mason - Finding new readers and markets by Tom Palmer - News and trends in children's publishing 2015-16 by Caroline Horn - Series fiction: writing as a part of a team by Lucy Courtenay - Creating a children's comic by Tom Fickling All of the 2,000 listings of who to contact across the media have been reviewed and updated. The essential guide for any writer for children.

Feuer im Kopf

Meine Zeit des Wahnsinns

Author: Susannah Cahalan

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3864155029

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3083

Susannah Cahalan ist jung, attraktiv, frisch verliebt, eine aufstrebende Journalistin – und gerät über Nacht in den schlimmsten Albtraum ihres Lebens. Innerhalb kürzester Zeit erkrankt sie schwer, leidet an Wahnvorstellungen und wird binnen weniger Wochen zum Schwerstpflegefall in der Psychiatrie. Vollgepumpt mit Medikamenten wird sie ans Bett gefesselt und vegetiert vor sich hin – dem Tod näher als dem Leben. Doch ihre Familie gibt nicht auf bis endlich der renommierte Neurologe Souhel Najjar hinzugezogen wird. Er findet heraus, dass Susannah an einer erst vor kurzem entdeckten Autoimmunerkrankung leidet, in deren Verlauf der Körper das eigene Gehirn angreift und Symptome wie Schizophrenie, Autismus und Wahnvorstellungen erzeugt. Einmal richtig diagnostiziert, sorgen die geeigneten Medikamente rasch und dauerhaft für Genesung und Susannah gewinnt ihr Leben zurück. Ihre Schilderung des Leidensweges ist eine bewegende und aufregende Geschichte über Familie, Liebe, Hoffnung und darüber, wie sich ein perfektes Leben innerhalb kürzester Zeit in eine Katastrophe verwandeln kann. Ein fesselndes Buch, das man nicht aus der Hand legen kann, bis die letzte Seite verschlungen ist.

2012 Writer's Market

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1599632403

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1024

View: 4042

THE MOST TRUSTED GUIDE TO GETTING PUBLISHED The 2012 Writer’s Market details thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, literary agents, newspapers, playwriting markets, and screenwriting markets. These listings include contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Look inside and you’ll also find page after page of all-new editorial material devoted to the craft and business of writing. It’s the most information we’ve ever jammed into one edition! You’ll find insightful interviews and articles, guidelines for finding work, honing your craft, and promoting your writing. You’ll also learn how to navigate the social media landscape, negotiate contracts, and protect your work. And as usual, this edition includes the ever popular "How Much Should I Charge?" pay rate chart. You also gain access to: Lists of professional writing organizations Sample query letters A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/upload/images/WritersDigest-Yearbook-11.pdf Includes an exclusive 60-minute FREE WEBINAR with the staff of Writer’s Digest that will teach you how to begin building your own writing platform today. "What I appreciate most about Writer’s Market is that it’s impossible to pick up the book, flip through it, and put it down 15 minutes later without at least five, new profitable ideas that I can execute immediately. No other book on my shelf that can inspire this many practical, profitable, career-building ideas in this same amount of time." —Christina Katz, author of The Writer’s Workout, Get Known Before the Book Deal and Writer Mama

Sell Your Book, Script or Column

How to Write a Winning Query And Make a Winning Pitch

Author: Gini Graham Scoth Ph.D

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462048412

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 88

View: 6950

However you do it, how you write your initial query is the key to success. This is what gets your e-mail query opened and read. Then, this initial impression shapes the way your project is considered. SELL YOUR BOOK, SCRIPT OR COLUMN will help you write a powerful query letter, drawing on my experience of over four years of writing queries for over 900 clients, as well as writing my own successful queries leading to sales of over a dozen books and options on a dozen scripts and TV projects. The book includes articles on writing good query letters, guidelines to write your own letter, and samples of letters I have written that led to high responses and resulted in deals in different industries. The first section provides general tips on pitching your material, writing a good query, and formatting it for an e-mail query, which is different from sending a postal query. It includes articles about whether to directly contact the publishers, editors, producers, and production companies or seek an agent to represent you. The next sections feature guidelines for writing a query for books, articles, columns, and screenplays. The basic principles are the same from industry to industry. The last section includes some sample letters, organized by industry. You'll find this information invaluable in knowing how to best make that all important connection. Then, when you are ready to make those connections, you can send out your own query letter or use a query service, such as PublishersAndAgents or ScreenplayWritersConnection to help.

The Freelance Writer's Handbook

Author: Gary Provost

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 6971

Because of his entertaining style, the late Gary Provost was one of the nations leading and most beloved writing instructors. A sought-after speaker, consultant, and celebrity biographer, Provost the writers writer authored thousands of articles and columns, and dozens of books covering most every genre. His highly acclaimed Writers Retreat Workshop, and video and audio courses remain available through writersretreatworkshop.com. The Freelance Writer's Handbook contains a wealth of information on leads, query letters, markets and making money off of writing.

Write Now

Author: Elizabeth Irvin Ross

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780760741788

Category: Authorship

Page: 254

View: 1134

12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641239842

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 686

Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

The Uber Author Planner

Author: Hazel Butler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957368279

Category:

Page: 1192

View: 4768

The Uber Author Planner is the ULTIMATE tool for Authors, Writers, and Bloggers. Created by an author, freelance writer, and blogger, this planner is specially designed to keep everything writing-related in one place, making you super organised and super productive. Far more than a simple planner, this book includes a guide for authors, writers, and bloggers, covering many aspects of life as a writer in the modern world, including: Top Tips Writing Targets How To Write An Author Page 5 Steps To Getting On The Huffington Post Blogging Growing Your Tribe Of Dedicated Readers Building Your Email List Creating Awesome Content and Freebies 50 Different Blog Templates Novel Planner Story Planner Non-Fiction Planner Project Budget Planner Word Count Tracker Character Outlines Chapter Outlines Scene Outlines AND The Name Game The Uber Author Planner will help you raise your writing profile, build your online platform, write more, publish more, and achieve your writing dreams. Coming with a double daily spread, plus weekly blog, newsletter, and social media planners, weekly and daily target setting, word count tracking, and stacks of extra writing and blogging aids, this planner has everything you need. As if that wasn't enough, there is also a bonus section including The 30 Day Novel Planner. The planner's flexible weekly system allows you to start it on any day of the year and still use it for a full 12 months. You will also get exclusive access to easily downloadable versions of all planners, and blogging and writing templates, so you can print out as many as you like once the ones in the book have been filled! Standing at just under 1200 pages, hardbound for durability throughout the year, and beautifully illustrated in full colour, this is an EPIC resource for all authors, writers, and bloggers!

Show Your Work!

10 Wege, auf sich aufmerksam zu machen - Zeig, was du kannst! - New York Times Bestseller

Author: Austin Kleon

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641178835

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 6777

Die 10 ultimativen Regeln, um entdeckt zu werden Wie werde ich entdeckt? Austin Kleon weiß, wie‘s geht. In „Alles nur geklaut“ beschrieb er, wie man die eigene Kreativität findet. Nun erklärt er, wie man den entscheidenden nächsten Schritt macht: zeigen, was man kann. Dazu muss man so präsent und interessant sein, dass andere die eigene Arbeit gar nicht ignorieren können. In 10 einfachen Regeln zeigt Kleon, wie man auf die eigenen Ideen aufmerksam macht. Ein Handbuch für alle, die es eigentlich hassen, Werbung für sich selbst zu machen.

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 6868

„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

2009 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market - Articles

Author: Editors of Writers Digest Books

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1582976643

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

View: 1943

For 28 years, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has been the only resource of its kind exclusively for fiction writers. Covering all genres from romance to mystery to horror and more, this resource helps you prepare your submissions and sell your work. This must-have guide includes listings for over 1,300 book publishers, magazines, literary agents, writing contests and conferences, each containing current contact information, editorial needs, schedules and guidelines that save you time and take the guesswork out of the submission process. With more than 100 pages of listings for literary journals alone and another 100 pages of book publishers, plus special sections dedicated to the genres of romance, mystery/thriller, speculative fiction, and comics/graphic novels, the 2009 edition of this essential resource is your key to successfully selling your fiction.

Lincoln im Bardo

Roman

Author: George Saunders

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641211956

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6910

Während des amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs stirbt Präsident Lincolns geliebter Sohn Willie mit elf Jahren. Laut Zeitungsberichten suchte der trauernde Vater allein das Grabmal auf, um seinen Sohn noch einmal in den Armen zu halten. Bei George Saunders wird daraus eine allumfassende Geschichte über Liebe und Verlust, wie sie origineller, faszinierender und grandioser nicht sein könnte. Im Laufe dieser Nacht, in der Abraham Lincoln von seinem Sohn Abschied nimmt, werden die Gespenster wach, die Geister der Toten auf dem Friedhof, aber auch die der Geschichte und der Literatur, reale wie erfundene, und mischen sich ein. Denn Willie Lincoln befindet sich im Zwischenreich zwischen Diesseits und Jenseits, in tibetischer Tradition Bardo genannt, und auf dem Friedhof in Georgetown entbrennt ein furioser Streit um die Seele des Jungen, ein vielstimmiger Chor, der in die eine große Frage mündet: Warum lieben wir überhaupt, wenn wir doch wissen, dass alles zu Ende gehen muss?

The Writer's Market

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authorship

Page: 1112

View: 4566

Writing Children's Books For Dummies

Author: Lisa Rojany Buccieri,Peter Economy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118053214

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 1520

Everyone loves a children's book. And many dream about writing one. But is it actually possible for an unpublished writer—armed with a good story idea and a love of kids—to write, sell, publish, and promote a book? Yes, it is! Veteran children's book publishing executive and author Lisa Rojany Buccieri and author Peter Economy show you how, in their incredibly useful 2005 first edition of Writing Children's Books For Dummies®. Buccieri and Economy begin by explaining the basics of the children's book business, from the nuts and bolts of the various formats and genres—with helpful illustrations to aid you—to the intricacies of the book publishing market, a list of recent award-winning books, and a first peek into the particular mind set that writing children's books requires. (Hint: Throw out the adult rules, and think like a kid!) Then the authors dive into the actual writing process itself, with tips on setting up a workspace, brainstorming great book ideas, researching the subject you decide on, even speaking with the sorts of kids you hope will eventually read the book. They show you how to create compelling characters and develop them in the manuscript; how to outline and write a plot "arc" of conflict, change, and resolution; how to master the difficult art of writing dialogue; and how to use active (rather than passive) language to keep your story moving along and interesting to young minds. Or, if you're planning to write a creative nonfiction children's book—on a topic such as science, nature, or a historical figure, for example—the authors include a chapter on this, too. Ready, set, go... it's time to sit down and write! Once you've finished your book, however, the process has only begun. Now you will refine, submit, and hopefully sell your manuscript. Here again, the authors of Writing Children's Books For Dummies come through for you. They deliver solid advice on hiring an illustrator—or not; participating in workshops and conferences to learn the business and hone a story; finding an agent; and, finally, submitting the manuscript to publishers and—if you are successful—signing a contract. Along the way, the authors also include tips on handling rejection; a quick primer on the various editors in publishing houses (and how they work to make your book its best); and making a plan to publicize the book, including hiring a publicist if necessary. Like all For Dummies® books, Writing Children's Books For Dummies highlights "The Part of Tens," which includes the Ten Best Ways to Promote Your Story and More Than Ten Great Sources for Storylines. And the ever-helpful Cheat Sheet includes Tips for Editing your Children's Book Manuscript, Children's Book No-No's, Twelve Commandments for Writing Younger Children's Books, and Tips on Promotion. From setting down that first word on paper to doing a successful publicity tour, Writing Children's Books For Dummies gives you the confidence and the insiders' know-how to write and sell the story you've always wanted to write.

2009 Writer's Market

Author: Robert Brewer

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1582976775

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1184

View: 5310

For 88 years, Writer's Market has given fiction and nonfiction writers the information they need to sell their work–from completely up-to-date listings to exclusive interviews with successful writers. The 2009 edition provides all this and more with over 3,500 listings for book publishers, magazines and literary agents, in addition to a completely updated freelance rate chart. In addition to the thousands of market listings, you'll find up-to-date information on becoming a successful freelancer covering everything from writing query letters to launching a freelance business, and more.

Winning

Das ist Management

Author: Jack Welch,Suzy Welch

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593401525

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 5839

Jack Welch, einer der erfolgreichsten Manager aller Zeiten, verrät in diesem Buch alles, was Manager benötigen, um erfolgreich zu sein. Von Welch lernen heißt siegen lernen! In seinen zwanzig Jahren an der Spitze von General Electric hat er den Marktwert des Konzerns verzwanzigfacht, ihn zum profitabelsten Unternehmen der Welt gemacht. Den unermesslichen Schatz seines Managementwissens macht er nun zugänglich – fesselnd, klar, mit vielen packenden Beispielen. »Ein bewundernswert straffes Handbuch über das Howto- do des Business. Kaum vorstellbar, dass es Manager geben könnte, die von diesem klugen und einnehmenden Buch nicht profitieren werden.« Publishers Weekly »Sie werden nie wieder ein anderes Managementbuch benötigen!« Warren Buffett

Steve Jobs

Die autorisierte Biografie des Apple-Gründers

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641074622

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

View: 728

Die Biografie des Jahres über einen der revolutionärsten Entwickler der Welt Macintosh, iMac, iPod, iTunes, iPhone, iPad – Steve Jobs hat der digitalen Welt mit der Kultmarke Apple Ästhetik und Aura gegeben. Wo Bill Gates für solide Alltagsarbeit steht, ist der Mann aus San Francisco die Stilikone des IT-Zeitalters, ein begnadeter Vordenker, der kompromisslos seiner Idee folgt. Genial und selbstbewusst hat er trotz ökonomischer und persönlicher Krisen den Apfel mit Biss (Bite) zum Synonym für Innovation und Vision gemacht. Doch wer ist dieser Meister der Inszenierung, was treibt ihn? Walter Isaacson gewann das Vertrauen des Apple-Chefs und konnte als erster Biograf während der langjährigen Recherchen auf seine uneingeschränkte Unterstützung ebenso bauen wie auf die seiner Familie, seiner Weggefährten und auch der Kontrahenten. Entstanden ist das Buch über Steve Jobs und sein Unternehmen – nicht nur für Apple-Fans.

Writer's Market Online

8,000 Editors Who Buy What You Write

Author: Kirsten Holm,Kathryn Struckel Brogan,Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781582970493

Category: Computers

Page: 1112

View: 3575

Describes thousands of markets for writers, covering magazines, publishers, syndicates, and contests; with information on submission requirements, pay scale, and freelance work, and listings of editors and agents.