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Keeping Your Soul Work Alive: A Meditation on Writing and Self-Publishing by D. Patrick Miller
Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing(4.00 from 1 review)
In this brief essay, a veteran author, independent publisher, and writing coach muses about the challenges of honest self-expression -- and the even bigger challenges of getting one's expressions out into the world.
Untraditional Publishing by Ron Knight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,410. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Untraditional Publishing is now the third option, which focuses entirely on the author, creating opportunities to improve, market, and sell books.
Inside Male Modeling Today: A Shockingly Honest Personal Story by mikk surva
Price: Free! Words: 79,010. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts
The most honest description of the modeling world ever published. Revealing all the things models refuse to talk about publicly!
Bombs Away, Pussycat! A disheveled guide to my first two years freelancing by Mary Kitt-Neel
Price: Free! Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts
This is a brief guide, based solely on my own experiences, to what it’s like the first couple of years as a freelance writer. I don’t pretend that my life is in any way representative, but I wanted to share some of what has and hasn’t worked for me. I hope you’ll be entertained, and maybe pick up a bit of information that’s useful to you, whatever path you pursue in life.
Nail It! The Secret to Building an Effective Fiction Writer’s Platform Level 1: Laying the Foundation by AnnCharlesJacquieRogers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,880. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts
Writing a great story is no longer enough to land a contract. With economic downsizing, publishers are selective when it comes to acquiring authors. These days, it takes a platform that is equal to the story in excellence and potential for you and your book to make it through the acquisitions gauntlet. Nail It! The Secret to Building an Effective Fiction Writer’s Platform will help you succeed.
Beginner's Guide for Freelancers by Alvin Lim
Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: American English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts
Are you a freelancer? It is always a dream to have flexible working hours and be freed from office shackles. Are you constantly thinking of sitting in a Starbucks and work on your laptop daily? In this short book, you'll find clear and practical steps to get yourself ready for this freelance journey. There is also a checklist for you to ponder upon before leaving your full-time job.
Arts to the Rescue Advice for Parents on Creativity and Arts Classes by Biryukov Academy
Price: Free! Words: 11,230. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
Arts to the Rescue is a compilation of practical recommendations on choosing arts and creativity lessons. Addressed to parents, every article is written by a specialist and professional in their field. This book will guide you on how to make a more effective investment of time and money into proper arts and creativity lessons. For parents of children with learning disabilities check out ATR 1.
Emerge Already! The Ultimate Guide to Career Building for Emerging Artists by Jade Simmons
Price: Free! Words: 43,420. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts(5.00 from 5 reviews)
A priceless how-to & how-not-to guide by innovative concert pianist Jade Simmons. This tell all covers everything including carving your niche, marketing, creating package deals, approaching management, what presenters really think and how not to get re-engaged. This is the stuff they never taught you in school direct from one of America's most exciting and versatile young artists.
The Handbook of the Writer Secret Society by Carrie Bailey
Price: Free! Words: 10,220. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts(5.00 from 1 review)
What if there was a methodology to being an author that had been passed writer to writer since the first cuneiform wedge was pressed into clay tablets by the very first writers? There is... and its in the handbook for the most notable unnamed secret society for writers. Discover trade secrets, rituals, and the previously guarded information now available to the public.
Bad Agent, No Catnip! Bad Career Advice and Questionable Misinformation from the World's Worst Literary Agent, Sydney T. Cat by Sydney T. Cat
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,470. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011 by Tsunami Ridge Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts(5.00 from 1 review)
Bad Career Advice and Questionable Misinformation from the World's Worst Literary Agent, Sydney T. Cat! Collected for the first time in this hilarious little book, Sydney T. Cat shares (though bad example) dozens of gaffes, schemes, missteps, cons, and foul-ups real-life "agents" have used to part writers from their money, screw up their careers, and crush their dreams! A must-read for writers!
Write Smart by Ken Kuhlken
Price: Free! Words: 9,850. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013 by Hickey's Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts(4.00 from 1 review)
Ken Kuhlken shares insights gained over thirty-some years as a novelist and professor. By following the Write Smart process, writers will efficiently conceive, create, revise, and sell their stories.
How to Teach a Belly Dance Fitness Class by Katayoun Hutson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
If you enjoy sharing the beauty, joy and empowerment of belly dance with others, this book will guide you through Katayoun's tried and true format of teaching belly dance for fun and fitness, while honoring the cultural roots and complexity of the art. Learn from a master teacher with over 20 years experience as a performing artist, professional dancer and career educator.
The Everything Writing Guide by Grand Rapids Region Writers Group
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,650. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts
This guide walks you through every aspect of writing a book, from "where do I get ideas?" to the intricacies of publishing contracts. It is the joint effort of the members of the Grand Rapids Region Writers Group. We created this guide to share with you things we've learned on our writing journey.
How to Write a Good Poem: Three Essential Elements by D. Patrick Miller
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
The publisher and author of two poetry volumes offers a concise and inspiring guide to writing a good poem. The three essential skills of Vocabulary, Compression, and Revision are explained, with helpful suggestions for practice. Includes a number of example poems by the autho. Also: live links to other helpful resources.
Sage Advice for the Indie Children's Author by Tiffany Flowers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012 by Golden Butterfly Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing(5.00 from 1 review)
This guide was written to assist budding indie children's writers with their decision to become writers. This book provides practical advice from an Indie children's author on how to select an illustrator, tips on how to market books, plan a book party, plan a book signings, and get others to support your work.
Unleash the Artist Within: Four Weeks to Transforming Your Creative Talents Into More Recognition, More Profit & More Fun by Bob Baker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,780. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
This four-week "workshop in a book" consists of 28 daily lessons that will show you how to: Work from the trenches with little or no money; Overcome the "starving artist" mentality; Build a fan base of paying customers; Use often-overlooked techniques to give your craft wider exposure. Bob Baker will poke and prod you to be different, to expand, to focus & become a true Creative Powerhouse!
How To Write And More Importantly How To Be A Writer by Stephen Faulds
Price: Free! Words: 18,130. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts
Practical advice on fiction writing; the tools and techniques of a working writer. This book is about how to write. It is a fiction writing reference and a writing skill reference. It is on writing, literature and fiction and discusses practical writing tools.
So You Want To Write? by R Frederick Riddle
Price: Free! Words: 15,750. Language: American English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
So You Want To Write? is written for the author, both new and current, who needs basic and advanced training in writing. Aside from the writing course, the book also covers publishing and marketing. The book answers the following question: Am I a businessperson? If so, how do I set myself up? How do I publish?
How to Begin Your Memoir by D. Patrick Miller
Series: The Art of the Memoir, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts, Essay » Literature
In the first volume of the ART OF THE MEMOIR series, accomplished author, editor, and writing coach D. Patrick Miller helps writers take the very first step in creating a personal history: getting clear on why one is writing. Miller reviews three "Poor Motivations" and three "Effective Motivations" for writing a memoir, and provides a set of questions to help authors explore their starting point.
Getting Started in Freelance Video Game Journalism by John Bardinelli
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts
Wanna write about games for a living? Of course you do! Getting Started in Freelance Video Game Journalism is a no-nonsense guide to taking your first steps in the online game writing world. Get advice from a seasoned freelance writer on what to do and what to avoid as you start your new career!