Walking on Glass

Her eyes have been black, vast as if with a few sustained shock, the surface from their outer corners to her small ears taut. Her lips have been light, and approximately too complete for her small mouth, like anything bled yet bruised. He had by no means visible a person or something fairly so appealing in his life.'

Graham Park is in love. yet Sara Fitch is an enigma to him, a creature of virtually perverse secret. Steven Grout is paranoid - and with justice. He understands that they're out to get him. they're. Quiss, insecure in his tremendous if ramshackle citadel, is pressured to play interminable most unlikely video games. the answer to the oldest of all paradoxical riddles will free up him. yet he needs to locate a solution earlier than he understands the question.

Park, Grout, Quiss - no trio might be extra aside. yet their separate classes are set for collision.

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The Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations (Expanded Second Edition)

The unequalled guide―and ideal gift―for stymied scribes and dealing wordsmiths all over, now accelerated and updated.

a novel and critical reference instrument, The Describer's Dictionary―now extended and updated―has served for over 20 years because the go-to source for writers who're made up our minds to trap the area in precisely the best phrases.

The dictionary makes use of a special opposite definition-to-term structure that makes it effortless to 0 in at the time period you are looking. flip to the hot part on sensory impressions, for instance, to discover brilliant phrases for "loud or jarring," equivalent to "grating," "harsh," "piercing," "blaring," "thunderous," "cacophonous," and "raucous." And on the finish of every part dozens of illustrative passages through striking fiction and nonfiction authors―including Donna Tartt, Michael Lewis, Zadie Smith, Khaled Hosseini, and Paul Theroux―bring the terminology to life.

New during this edition:

• 1000s of extra definitions, phrases, and synonyms

• Brand-new different types, together with "Physical States and Symptoms," "Temperament and Behavior," "Rooms and inside Spaces," "Weather and Forces of Nature," and "The sun System"

• Over four hundred new quotations from books, periodicals, and electronic media by means of proven and emerging literary stars

• An index of the greater than six hundred authors quoted within the book

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From Dissertation to Book, Second Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

When a dissertation crosses my table, I often are looking to seize it by means of its metaphorical lapels and provides it a great shake. “You be aware of something!” i might say if it will probably listen me. “Now inform it to us in language we will be able to understand!”

Since its e-book in 2005, From Dissertation to e-book has helped hundreds of thousands of younger educational authors get their books past the thesis committee and into the arms of publishers and normal readers. Now revised and up to date to mirror the evolution of scholarly publishing, this version incorporates a new bankruptcy arguing that the way forward for educational writing is within the arms of younger students who needs to create paintings that meets the wider expectancies of readers instead of the slender standards of educational committees.
At the center of From Dissertation to Book is the concept that revising the dissertation is essentially a means of transferring its concentration from the troubles of a slim audience—a committee or advisors—to these of a broader scholarly viewers that wishes writing to be either informative and fascinating. William Germano bargains transparent tips on how you can do that, with suggestion on such themes as rethinking the desk of contents, taming runaway footnotes, shaping bankruptcy size, and confronting the restrictions of jargon, along necessary timetables for mild or heavy revision.

Germano attracts on his years of expertise in either academia and publishing to teach writers the right way to flip a dissertation right into a ebook that an viewers will truly take pleasure in, even if examining on a web page or a monitor. Germano additionally recognizes that no longer all dissertations can or maybe may still develop into books and explores different, frequently ignored, thoughts, resembling turning them into magazine articles or chapters in an edited work.

With transparent instructions, attractive examples, and one eye on the idiosyncrasies of educational writing, From Dissertation to booklet reveals to contemporary PhDs the secrets and techniques of cautious and considerate revision—a ability that might be really useful as they upload “author” to their curriculum vitae.

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How to Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors

By Shoshanna Evers, Cari Quinn, Delphine Dryden, Kate Douglas, Jean Johnson

This selection of essays through multi-published erotic romance authors info the paintings of writing scorching scorching intercourse scenes. no matter if you’re writing sensual, steamy, or full-on specific intercourse scenes, writers can study from the authors who write and promote attractive books for a dwelling. do you need to jot down erotica? Or an erotic romance? probably you simply are looking to upload a few scorching sexual pressure for your romance novel. this can be the publication for you. the following you’ll locate essays at the artwork of writing smokin’ scorching vanilla intercourse, homosexual intercourse, BDSM, kink, and ménage, in addition to essays on how to define paying markets and publishers in your books and brief tales. “How to jot down scorching intercourse: information from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors” supplies all of the details you want to write intercourse good and get released!

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How to Write a Thesis (MIT Press)

By the time Umberto Eco released his best-selling novel The identify of the Rose, he used to be one among Italy's such a lot celebrated intellectuals, a wonderful educational and the writer of influential works on semiotics. a few years prior to that, in 1977, Eco released a bit booklet for his scholars, How to jot down a Thesis, within which he provided helpful recommendation on all of the steps eager about discovering and writing a thesis -- from identifying an issue to organizing a piece time table to writing the ultimate draft. Now in its twenty-third variation in Italy and translated into seventeen languages, How to write down a Thesis has turn into a vintage. Remarkably, this is often its first, lengthy late e-book in English.

Eco's strategy is whatever yet dry and educational. He not just bargains functional recommendation but additionally considers better questions on the worth of the thesis-writing workout. How to write down a Thesis is in contrast to the other writing handbook. It reads like a unique. it's opinionated. it truly is usually irreverent, occasionally polemical, and sometimes hilarious. Eco advises scholars tips to steer clear of "thesis neurosis" and he solutions the real query "Must You learn Books?" He reminds scholars "You will not be Proust" and "Write every little thing that comes into your head, yet simply within the first draft." in fact, there has been no web in 1977, yet Eco's index card examine approach bargains very important classes approximately severe considering and data curating for college students of this day who will be careworn via significant Data.

How to jot down a Thesis belongs at the bookshelves of scholars, academics, writers, and Eco enthusiasts all over the place. Already a vintage, it is going to healthy well among different classics: Strunk and White and The identify of the Rose.

ContentsThe Definition and function of a ThesisChoosing the TopicConducting ResearchThe paintings Plan and the Index CardsWriting the ThesisThe ultimate Draft

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Write Till You're Hard: The Best Guide to Writing Erotica Ever

By Guy New York

Humans will inform you that writing is a grueling, depressing career, that are supposed to purely be undertaken by means of the powerful of middle and the bulletproof. they're going to let you know you must born a author, and should you lack that convinced whatever (they by no means understand what it's) you may be mediocre at top. they will additionally inform you that the earth is 4,000 years outdated and racism is a delusion, so do not believe a fucking notice they are saying. each one in all you can also make humans come utilizing simply your phrases. ok, you cannot strength them, yet you could motivate, excite, and attract them. you could seduce them, arouse them, and cause them to fall off their chairs guffawing. And if you happen to really need, you can most likely lead them to come and snort while. Writing is a ability like all different, and you'll examine it. you could learn how to inform tales, you could learn how to shape nice sentences, and you may learn how to flip humans on. it might probably take braveness, and it'll certainly take paintings, but when you must write soiled issues you are in solid corporation. a number of the maximum humans on this planet have intercourse, and lots of of them write approximately it in addition. This booklet will exhibit you the way.

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Writing Program Administration (Reference Guides to Rhetoric and Composition)

This reference consultant offers a finished evaluate of the literature on the entire matters, obligations, and possibilities that writing application directors have to comprehend, deal with, and enact, together with budgets, body of workers, curriculum, evaluate, instructor education and supervision, and extra. WRITING software management additionally presents the 1st accomplished heritage of writing application management in U.S. greater schooling. WRITING application management contains a important thesaurus of phrases and an annotated bibliography for extra studying. Written through a WPA who has additionally served in different administrative positions (department chair and affiliate dean), the booklet takes a large standpoint at the paintings of the WPA. it really is an fundamental advisor for knowledgeable and new writing application directors alike. scholars new to the examine of writing software management will locate it to be their crucial advisor to its heritage and to their very own professionalization. concerning the writer Susan H. McLeod is Professor of Writing and Director of the Writing software on the collage of California, Santa Barbara. She has released greatly on writing around the curriculum and composition. Her most modern publication is COMPOSING A neighborhood: A background OF WRITING around the CURRICULUM (Parlor Press, 2006), which she edited with Margot Soven.

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Liberation: Diaries: 1970-1983

By Christopher Isherwood

Candid and revealing, the ultimate quantity of Christopher Isherwood's diaries brings jointly his suggestions on lifestyles, love, and loss of life. starting within the interval of his lifestyles while he wrote Kathleen and Frank, his first intensely own ebook, Liberation: Diaries 1970–1983 in detail and wittily files Isherwood's immersion within the Seventies artwork scene in l. a., ny, and London—a global peopled via the likes of Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and David Hockney, in addition to his Broadway writing occupation, which introduced him involved with John Huston, service provider and Ivory, John Travolta, John Voight, Elton John, David Bowie, Joan Didion, and Armistead Maupin. With a preface via Edmund White, Liberation is a wealthy and interesting ultimate memoir by means of essentially the most celebrated writers of his generation.

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Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

By Jack Hart

From the paintings of the recent newshounds within the Nineteen Sixties, to the New Yorker essays of John McPhee, Susan Orlean, Atul Gawande, and a bunch of others, to blockbuster book-length narratives comparable to Mary Roach’s Stiff or Erik Larson’s Devil within the White City, narrative nonfiction has come into its personal. but writers searching for suggestions on reporting and writing precise tales have had few areas to show for recommendation. Now in Storycraft, Jack Hart, a former dealing with editor of the Oregonian who guided numerous Pulitzer Prize–winning narratives to booklet, grants what's going to definitely turn into the definitive consultant to the tools and mechanics of crafting narrative nonfiction.

Hart covers what writers during this style want to know, from figuring out tale thought and constitution, to studying perspective and such easy components as scene, motion, and personality, to drafting, revising, and modifying paintings for ebook. Revealing the tales in the back of the tales, Hart brings readers into the method of constructing nonfiction narratives by means of sharing assistance, anecdotes, and proposals he solid in the course of his decades-long profession in journalism. From there, he expands the dialogue to different famous writers to teach the large variety of texts, types, genres, and media to which his suggestion applies. With examples that draw from journal essays, book-length nonfiction narratives, documentaries, and radio courses, Storycraft will be an necessary source for years to come.

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The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers

By Ayn Rand

In 1958, Ayn Rand, already the world-famous writer of such bestselling books as Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, gave a personal sequence of extemporaneous lectures in her personal lounge at the paintings of fiction. Tore Boeckmann and Leonard Peikoff for the 1st time now deliver readers the edited transcript of those interesting own statements. The paintings of Fiction deals helpful classes, during which Rand analyzes the 4 crucial components of fiction: subject matter, plot, characterization, and magnificence. She demonstrates her rules through dissecting her best-known works, in addition to these of alternative well-known authors, corresponding to Thomas Wolfe, Sinclair Lewis, and Victor Hugo. An historical accomplishment, this compendium should be a different and interesting source for either writers and readers of fiction.

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