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Robert's Rules of Writing

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ISBN-10: 1582973261

ISBN-13: 9781582973265

Edition: 2005

Authors: Robert Masello

List price: $14.99
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With fourteen books and writing credits including New York, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Harper's Bazaar, and more, author Robert Masello knows how to get published. In Robert's Rules of Writing, he shares:*101 pithy writing lessons that help writers improve their work, save time, and increase productivity*Fresh, irreverent advice on the writing life, from "Be a Tease" to "Skip the Starbucks" to "Strip Down to Your Briefs"*Entertaining, useful instruction for all fiction writers, journalists, screenwriters, nonfiction writers, business people, and studentsNo matter how many writing books they already own, readers will welcome this novel approach to the writing life.
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Robert Masello is the author of three novels & ten nonfiction books, including "A Friend in the Business". He has taught writing classes at the Columbia University School of Journalism & UCLA Extension. He is currently executive story editor for the Aaron Spelling television series "Charmed".

Burn your journal
Get a pen pal
Throw out your thesaurus
Zip the lip
Call out the thought police
Don't overinflate the balloon
Skip the Starbucks
Take the prozac
Lose the muse
Get rolling
Let the well refill
Tell, don't show
Play God
Stop reading
Wave good-bye
Write what you read
Make 'em worry
Memo yourself
Get right, or get close
Know the territory
Set yourself down
Pick your poison
Bring out da noise
Map that route
Wing it
Don't look back
Let it marinate
Overcome your separation anxiety
Call "action!"
Pile it on
Reduce clutter
Say it again, Sam
Show what you know
Get dramatic
Flaw your hero
Perfect your villain
Skip the truth
Strip down to your briefs
Go subliminal
Cook up a story
Let them lead the way
Make an entrance
Do double duty
Be a tease
Keep the faith
Go for broke
Lay down the law
Keep your promises
Hit your marks
Don't push your luck
Take walk around the block
Lose your form
Set an alarm clock
Fall in love
Get rejected
Buy the smoking jacket
Keep your day job
Pick a personage
Ham it up
Know no shame
Pass the scuttlebutt
Go inside
De-claim! De-claim!
Take the long way
Show no mercy
Doubt everyone
Find your ideal
Kill the passion
Grumble and fuss
Engage the enemy
Mix it up
Graph it
Join up
Stake your claim
Get in style
Change your spots
Tone it up
Make 'em laugh!
Befriend your editor
Choose your words
Choose their words, too
Beware of easy inspiration
Add a dash of metaphor
Rid yourself of writing words
Convert yourself
Punctuate that thought
Build the perfect reader
Pass the scalpel
Gather ye moonbeams!
Lose your perspective
Take up whittling
Save every scrap
Engage in no false advertising
Keep your prose clean
Protect your inspiration
Magnetize yourself
Spill your secrets
Don't tense up
Call it quits
Grant yourself a title
Love words
Break the rules