Business of Writing
45 Master Characters
Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters
Paperback ISBN: 1599635348
Create unforgettable characters your readers will love! Want to make your characters and their stories more compelling, complex, and original than ever before? 45 Master Characters is here to help you explore the most common male and female archetypes--the mythic, cross-cultural models from which all characters originate. - Explore a wide variety of character profiles including heroes, villains, and supporting characters. - Learn how to use archetypes as foundations for your own unique characters - Examine the mythic journeys of heroes and heroines--the progression of events upon which each archetype's character arc develops--and learn how to use them to enhance your story. Complete with examples culled from literature, television, and film, 45 Master Characters illustrates just how memorable and effective these archetypes can be--from "Gladiators" and "Kings" like Rocky Balboa and Captain Ahab to "Amazons" and "Maidens" like Wonder Woman and Guinevere. Great heroes and villains are necessary to bring any story to life; let this guide help you create characters that stand the test of time.
ABC for Book Collectors
Hardcover ISBN: 1584563524
Academic Librarianship, Publishing, and the Tenure Track
Creative Strategies for Scholarly Success
Paperback ISBN: 1843347067
The Accidental Life
An Editor's Notes on Writing and Writers
Hardcover ISBN: 1101946717
From the legendary editor, journalist, and publishing entrepreneur: a memoir about writers, writing, editing--and the fast-paced, high-stakes life in the publishing business. Over the last four decades, Terry McDonell has been at the helm of some of the most influential beacons of American journalism: from his early days atOutside through tenures at Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Esquire, Sports Illustrated,and, most recently, as cofounder of LitHub. Now he tells us what really happens between editors and writers--behind the scenes and between the lines--with deadlines ticking. Here are intimate portraits of the most important (and most eccentric) journalists, novelists, and media personalities: from Hunter S. Thompson and George Plimpton to Richard Ford and James Salter; from David Carr and Steve Jobs to Jimmy Buffett and one remarkableSports Illustrated swimsuit model. And here is an insider's unimpeachable advice on how to get, and keep, the best writers; what makes a great lede and headline; how to style a cover that flies off newsstands (whether or not there's a celebrity on it); how to build the online traffic that translates into dollars; and how--in whatever format--a good editor really works. From the storied past to today's tumultuous media landscape, this is an incisive, galvanizing account of the pressures, joys, and obsessions of a writing and editing life.
Renaissance in Venice
Paperback ISBN: 8831723804
The fascinating story of the greatest publisher of all time. The catalog of the Aldo Manutiu exhibition, 500 years after his death, is a tribute to the most famous printer in the history of publishing. It tells how the book changed the world and how and why this change happened in Venice, cosmopolitan city and gateway between East and West.But it is mainly a journey through the world of culture and the arts in Venice between the end of the fifteenth century and the start of the sixteenth, in a crucial period featuring major figures like the painters Bellini, Carpaccio, and the young Giorgione (with the debut of his pupil Titian), illustrious visiting foreign artists like Albrecht Dürer, and intellectuals of European fame such as Erasmus of Rotterdam."
The Art of the Book Proposal
From Focused Idea to Finished Proposal
Paperback ISBN: 1585423343
A holistic step-by-step guide to creating an effective non-fiction book proposal offers exercises designed to help a writer track one's progress, prepare an outline, and organize marketing and publicity agendas that will attract an agent or editor. Original. 10,000 first printing.
The Art of the Publisher
Hardcover ISBN: 0374188238
"An interior look at Roberto Calasso's work as a publisher and his reflections on the art of book publishing In this fascinating memoir, the author and publisher Roberto Calasso meditates on the art of book publishing. Recalling the beginnings of Adelphi in the 1960s, he touches on the Italian house's defining qualities, including the considerations involved in designing the successful Biblioteca series and the strategy for publishing a wide range of authors of high literary quality, as well as the historic critical edition of the works of Nietzsche. With his signature erudition and polemical flair, Calasso transcends Adelphi to look at the publishing industry as a whole, from the essential importance of graphics, jackets, and cover flaps to the consequences of universal digitization. And he outlines what he describes as the "most hazardous and ambitious" profile of what a publishing house can be: a book comprising many books, a form in which "all the books published by a certain publisher could be seen as links in a single chain"--a conception akin to that of other twentieth-century publishers, from Giulio Einaudi to Roger Straus, of whom the book offers brief portraits. An essential book for writers, readers, and editors, The Art of the Publisher isa tribute to the elusive yet profoundly relevant art of making books"--
Art Periodical Culture in Late Imperial Russia 1898-1917
Print Modernism in Transition
Hardcover ISBN: 9004269266
In the second half of the nineteenth century, urbanization and growing literacy reinforced the production of books and periodicals of various genres with journals and magazines at the center, and the illustrated press became an important constituent of periodical culture. In turn-of-the-century Russia radical changes occurred in the visual arts--stage design, painting and the graphic arts--bringing Russian art closer to Western European trends and reinforcing narratives imported from Europe, moving Russia toward international European modernism. Addressed to the artistically educated elite and sophisticated reader, the art periodicals became active participants in contemporary artistic culture. This cultural-historical study focuses on the World of Art, The Golden Fleece, and Apollo, which were the symbols of the print revival, modernity and Europeanization in Russia and influenced graphic designers of the younger generation. The book discusses the emergence of the art periodical press in Russia; its technological and historical preconditions; and explores the journals as art objects. It analyzes all components--layout, cover, illustrations, etc., as well as meanings provided by written text in a socio-historical context. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)