Download E-books The Comedy Bible: From Stand-up to Sitcom--The Comedy Writer's Ultimate "How To" Guide PDF

By Judy Carter

Judy Carter, guru to aspiring comedy writers and stand-up comics, tells all concerning the biz of being humorous and writing humorous during this shiny, exciting, and completely sensible advisor on the way to draw humor out of your lifestyles and switch it right into a career.

Do you think that you’re humorous? do you need to show your humorousness right into a occupation? If the answer's certain, then Judy Carter’s The Comedy Bible is for you. The guru to aspiring stand-up comics presents the whole scoop on being—and writing—funny for money.

If you’ve obtained a feeling of humor, you could learn how to make a occupation out of comedy, says Judy Carter. even if it’s making a killer stand-up act, writing a spec sitcom, or delivering jokes for radio or one-liners for greeting playing cards, Carter offers step by step directions in The Comedy Bible. She is helping readers first confirm which style of comedy writing or appearing matches them top after which directs them in constructing, refining, and promoting their paintings.

Using the hands-on workbook structure that used to be so potent in her bestselling first ebook, Stand-Up Comedy: The Book, Carter bargains a sequence of daily routines that draw on her decades as a profitable stand-up comedian and the pinnacle of a nationally identified comedy institution. additionally incorporated are sensible suggestions and recommendation from today’s most sensible comedy professionals—from Bernie Brillstein to Christopher Titus to Richard Lewis. She provides the professionals and cons of a number of the comedy fields—stand-up, script, speech and funny story writing, one-person indicates, humor essays—and indicates tips to tailor your fabric for every. She teaches how to define your “authentic” voice—the precise resource of comedy. And, maybe most crucial, Carter explains how one can take a complete product to the subsequent level—making money—by pitching it to a shopper and negotiating a freelance.

Written in Carter’s certain, take-no-prisoners voice, The Comedy Bible is useful, inspirational, and humorous.

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Download E-books Don't Call It That: A Naming Workbook PDF

By Eli Altman

There's a booklet for naming businesses and items. this can be it. 

Don't name It that may be a step by step workbook that might advisor you thru the naming procedure. 100 Monkeys artistic Director, Eli Altman, can assist you advance awareness grabbing names that talk in your viewers and identify the seed of your brand. 
The publication is like that buddy who is not afraid to inform you what you must listen. it will assist you comprehend what is at stake and the way to strategy naming creatively with no neglecting sensible realities like positioning, logos and URLs.
  • How do you discover a reputation that is available?
  • How do you discover a reputation that grabs people's attention?
  • How do you inform the variation among an exceptional identify and a foul name?
  • How do you try out names within the actual world?
  • How do you discover a reputation that elevates you above the competition
Don't name It that may set you straight.

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Download E-books Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life PDF

By Natalie Goldberg

Natalie Goldberg, writer of the bestselling  Writing Down The Bones, teaches a method  of writing that could take you past craft to the  true resource of artistic energy: The brain that is  "raw, filled with strength, alive and  hungry."

Here is compassionate, useful, and often  humorous suggestion approximately how to define time to write,  how to find your individual variety, the way to make  sentences come alive, and the way to overcome  procrastination and writer's block -- together with extra than  thirty provocative "Try this" workouts to  get your pen moving.

And the following also  is a bigger imaginative and prescient of the writer's task:  balancing day-by-day obligations with a dedication to  writing; figuring out whilst to take dangers as a author and a  human being; coming to phrases with luck and  failure and loss; and studying self-acceptance -- both  in lifestyles and art.

Wild  Mind will swap your manner of writing. It  may additionally switch your lifestyles.

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Download E-books Writing the Paranormal Novel: Techniques and Exercises for Weaving Supernatural Elements Into Your Story. PDF

By Steven Harper

Vampires, werewolves, and zombies, oh my!

Writing a magical novel takes greater than casting an fascinating vampire or arming your hero with a magic wand. It takes an unique inspiration, plausible characters, a compelling plot, and stunning twists, let alone nice writing.

This worthy advisor can provide every thing you must effectively introduce supernatural parts into any tale with out shattering the believability of your fictional international or falling sufferer to universal cliches.

You'll learn the way to:

  • Choose supernatural parts and choose what effect the supernatural may have in your fictional world
  • Create enticing and relatable characters from supernatural protagonists and antagonists to assisting gamers (both human and non-human)
  • Develop robust plots and complementary subplots
  • Write plausible struggle scenes and flashbacks
  • Create life like dialogue
  • And a lot more

Complete with counsel for discovering your novel and techniques for buying released, Writing the mystical Novel can provide every little thing you want to craft a unique the place even the main strange twist is not just attainable - it truly is believable.

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Download E-books Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word PDF

A profound, eloquent meditation at the heritage of writing, from Mesopotamia to multimedia.

Why does writing exist? What does it suggest to people who write? Born from the interaction of usual and cultural historical past, the likely magical act of writing has continuously improved our attention. Portrayed in mythology as both a present from heroes or a curse from the gods, it's been used as either an device of energy and a channel of the divine; a method of social bonding and of person self-definition. Now, because the revolution as soon as wrought by way of the broadcast be aware provides solution to the electronic age, many worry that the artwork of writing, and the nuanced pondering nurtured via writing, are less than possibility. yet writing itself, regardless of striving for permanence, is often in the middle of progress and transfiguration.

Celebrating the impulse to checklist, invent, and make one's mark, Matthew Battles reenchants the written note for all these vulnerable to the facility and wonder of writing in all of its forms.

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Download E-books Kindle Publishing: Format, Publish & Promote your Books on Kindle PDF

By Dr. Andy Williams

Kindle Publishing

Format, put up & advertise your Books on Kindle

Kindle Publishing for beginners.

Kindle publishing has captured the mind's eye of aspiring writers. Now, greater than at the other time in our historical past, a chance is knocking. Getting your books released now not potential sending out countless numbers of letters to publishers and brokers. It now not ability getting enormous quantities of rejection letters again. this day, you could write and post your individual books on Amazon Kindle with no an agent or writer. we all know Amazon, and everybody trusts them. inside of 24 hours of importing, you could have your booklet to be had on the market at the world's best-known bookshop. Amazon may even do most of the advertising be just right for you. you must provide the promoting a bit kick-start (covered within the book), yet as soon as the wheels are in movement, the Amazon engine takes over and they will pay you as much as 70% royalties on each e-book offered.

No-Technical wisdom required

My entire approach for formatting, publishing and selling your books on Kindle is documented during this publication. it is what I did, and what I nonetheless do with each new publication I free up. you do not need to be a tech wizard, as each one step is defined in nice element with lots of screenshots. if you happen to can use a be aware processor, you could put up your paintings on Amazon!

By following the step by step directions during this publication, you will understand how to:

• fee if there's a hungry marketplace for your book.

• locate the simplest key terms and understand how to exploit them to aid your ebook rank greater in Amazon.

• Estimate revenues of alternative Kindle books.

• layout your booklet as you write it, with no need to shop for any instruments or lease somebody to do it for you.

• Create a desk of contents appropriately in order that it really works with the Kindle reader. Amazon may eliminate your publication from sale in case you do not do this.

• complicated formatting, like utilizing bullets on your booklet. so much educate your self books on Kindle publishing simply say you can't use them, yet i'm going to convey you ways you can.

• the place to get ebook covers performed for any finances for those who shouldn't have the required talents to make one yourself.

• post your books in order that they have the very best likelihood of rating in Amazon's seek engine.

• Create formatted publication descriptions on Amazon. See the daring, headlines and bullets during this publication description? this isn't whatever Amazon help you do. I will.

• the right way to replace your book.

• tips on how to advertise your e-book at no cost and what to anticipate. i will express you a promo I did and the way it kicked all started revenues (with screenshots of revenues within the first 24 hours after the advertising) are integrated to boot, to teach you the promoting process works).

• the way to arrange your writer significant profile.

• tips on how to utilize the glance inside of function on your books.

• Why serialization of books works, and the way to do it.

• monitoring revenues of books.

• particular details for non-US publishers.

• Plus plenty of different stuff ...

You can use Amazon's "Look inside of" function to take a look at this publication before you purchase it. simply click on the canopy picture above to learn the 1st portion of the booklet for free.

My personal good fortune with Kindle Publishing

As I clarify initially of this e-book, I released my first Kindle ebook in August 2012. via December 2012 (just five months later), i used to be making what many folks deliberate to be an entire time source of revenue from my books. As a part of my studying procedure, I setup a fb web page in July 2012 to proportion my Kindle publishing trip (there is a hyperlink to the fb web page within this book). On that fb web page, I shared my trip of discovery. I even shared my month by means of month source of revenue reviews. such a lot of all, I helped those that requested for it (I nonetheless do). What i discovered was once an important and transforming into viewers for this kind of paintings, and finally, that is why I wrote this publication.

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Download E-books A Handbook for Scholars PDF

By means of its very nature, scholarly writing lacks the liberty and rhetorical panache of alternative kinds of prose. customized, propriety, and a quest for walk in the park hem the student in on both sides. yet whereas it truly is unavoidably formal, allusive, and exact, scholarly writing doesn't need to be--nor should still it be--wooden, pedantic, and cryptic. A guide for Scholars is helping students in achieving the 1st set of features with no falling sufferer to the second.
Now to be had in a brand new revised variation, A instruction manual for Scholars good points a similar entire insurance of technical difficulties linked to scholarly writing that experience made it so well known some time past, whereas providing for the 1st time whole compatibility with machine courses and note processors. extra "user pleasant" than ever, this guide locations every little thing from the basics of footnote coaching to the modifying of galleys correct on the scholar's fingertips. Mary-Claire van Leunen--who has twenty-five years of expertise enhancing scholarly books and articles--offers a latest instead of conventional method of writing, stressing readability over the convoluted "mumbo-jumbo" that so usually muddles the which means in scholarly works. offering a wealth of examples alongside the best way, she concentrates on new, simplfied sorts of quotation, citation, and reference acknowledgement that aid writers be aware of what they say instead of how they say it.
in addition to addressing the technical points of scholarly writing, A guide for Scholars additionally offers vigorous course on numerous utilization and magnificence questions, masking such themes as be aware selection, writing introductions and abstracts, capitalization, paragraphing, and the scholar's previous nemesis, pedantry. It additionally bargains suggestion on facing typists, editors, and printers, a convenient "how to" part on growing educational CVs, and new chapters on automatic manuscript preparation.
Comprehensive, updated, and totally critical, A guide for Scholars belongs at the desks of students and scholars of each self-discipline.

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Download E-books Composition in Convergence: The Impact of New Media on Writing Assessment PDF

By Diane Penrod

Composition in Convergence: The impression of latest Media on Writing Assessment considers how technological forms--such as desktops and on-line courses--transform the overview of writing, as well as textual content lecture room job. a lot has been written on how know-how has affected writing, yet evaluation has had little consciousness. during this e-book, writer Diane Penrod examines how, at the one hand, computing device expertise and interactive fabric create a disruption of traditional literacy practices (reading, writing, analyzing, and critique), whereas, however, the impression of desktops permits lecturers to suggest and boost new types for considering and writing to interact scholars in real-world settings.

This textual content is meant for students and educators in writing and composition, academic overview, writing and expertise, pcs and composition, and digital literacy. moreover, it's acceptable for graduate scholars making plans to coach and check digital writing or train in on-line environments.

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Download E-books Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing (3rd Edition) PDF

This bestselling short textual content is for an individual who wishes easy methods to increase writing.


Writing with type is storehouse of useful writing tips—written in a full of life, conversational kind. this article provides insight into: the right way to generate attention-grabbing rules and get them down on paper; the right way to write a severe research; find out how to write a crisp opener; how you can invigorate a lifeless type; how one can punctuate with self assurance; easy methods to deal with numerous conventions—and a lot more.

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Download E-books Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer PDF

By Roy Peter Clark

One in all the US 's so much influential writing academics bargains a toolbox from which writers of all types can draw useful notion. "Writing is a craft you could learn," says Roy Peter Clark. "You want instruments, no longer rules." His publication distills many years of expertise into 50 instruments that would support any author turn into extra fluent and powerful. WRITING instruments covers every thing from the main easy ("Tool five: Watch these adverbs") to the extra complicated ("Tool 34: flip your computing device right into a camera") and gives greater than two hundred examples from literature and journalism to demonstrate the techniques. for college kids, aspiring novelists, and writers of memos, e-mails, PowerPoint shows, and love letters, listed here are 50 imperative, memorable, and usable instruments. "Pull out a favourite novel or brief tale, and browse it with the assistance of Clark 's principles. . . . Readers will locate new worlds in normal locations. And writers can be encouraged to choose up their pens." - Boston Globe "For all of the aspiring writers out there-whether you're writing a unique or a technical report-a revered student pulls again the curtain at the art." - Atlanta Journal-Constitution "This is an invaluable software for writers in any respect degrees of expertise, and it's entertainingly written, with lots of valuable examples." -Booklist

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