Writing After Retirement

Author: Carol Smallwood
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442238313
Size: 75.88 MB
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Unlike previous volumes which focus on how to earn a living while writing in very specific areas, this anthology accurately describes a wide range of different avenues an aspiring author can pursue, either for profit or for personal fulfillment. Speaking directly to retirees, this book opens doors to many other areas worth pursuing; its chapters vary from the inspirational (the importance of linking to a community with similar interests, reconnecting to one’s dreams, seeking inspirational sources) to the quotidian (everyday writing tips, and how to use one’s experience to find subjects to write about). Writing after Retirement provides a variety of vantage points from published authors and paints a realistic portrayal of what it takes to get started in the industry. This book also includes preparation for the challenges that aspiring writers face, and practical guides for overcoming them. A range of issues are addressed: Linking one’s writing to current activities The nuts and bolts of writing Planning one’s estate New career paths Writing opportunities Practical advice on how to take that first step Whether writing for pleasure or for profit, the reader will find plenty to choose from in this collection.

You Can Be A Winning Writer

Author: Joan Gelfand
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1633537439
Size: 15.68 MB
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So you want to publish a best seller? You can learn to be a successful author ─ the 4 C's approach to successful authorship: Joan Gelfand, author of You Can Be A Winning Writer, has been teaching the 4 C's to aspiring authors at book festivals and writer’s conferences for the past ten years, and helping writers around the country realize their dreams of becoming successfully published. Joan has taught her 4 C's method for becoming a successful author to college professors, CEO's, doctors, ghostwriters, poets, and playwrights. On writing well: From first draft to building a reputation, the 4 C’s discusses craft, commitment and gives solid tips on how to build a literary community and a fan base. Unfortunately, becoming a successfully published author does not stop with mastering craft, commitment and even building a community. Confidence is key, and Joan tackles this sensitive subject that keeps writers unpublished and manuscripts in the drawer. With the help of Renate Stendhal, Ph.D., Joan defines clear steps writers can take to overcome the demon of lack of confidence. Writing strategies book filled with authorship and publishing tips: With a splash of humor, a dose of empathy and a volume of support, mastering the 4 C’s includes real life anecdotes from famous and not so famous ─ but successful authors. You Can Be A Winning Writer is the go-to book for writers just starting out, to writers stalled after their first or second book, and for students. The 4 C’s wisdom and stories will inspire and encourage. You Can Be A Winning Writer includes: • Post-publication strategies • The mistakes that even the most talented prize-winning authors have made • How, with the help of the 4 C’s, those same authors could have enjoyed greater success • What it means to ‘fire on all burners” and work to develop each of the 4 C’s simultaneously Maybe you've read Stephen King's On Writing, Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, Annie Lamott's Bird by Bird, or William Zinsser's On Writing Well ─ Now you need to read You Can Be A Winning Writer.

Interweavings

Author: Carol Smallwood
Publisher: Shanti Arts Publishing
ISBN: 1941830471
Size: 65.11 MB
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These forty-three beautiful and moving short essays seem inspired by whatever is on Carol Smallwood’s mind — library visits, her daughter, the TV show Columbo, “Chick Lit,” or hardware stores. But they remind us that everything in life is a variation on a theme, a different shade in the same tapestry.

In Hubble S Shadow

Author: Carol Smallwood
Publisher: Shanti Arts Publishing
ISBN: 1941830455
Size: 31.48 MB
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Though privileged to live in times when space exploration and technology have advanced our knowledge of the universe at breath-taking speed, we still live as if we are the ones around whom the sun rises and sets. Moving from the most intimate of human activities to the profound and expansive dimensions of the universe, this collection of poetry by Carol Smallwood explores, as did Edwin Hubble, the elusive mysteries of life. The vision, shared by all of us—poets, artists, laborers, homemakers, and space explorers—is to make the best of this world while seeking to understand it more fully. Smallwood's passion for this vision is the clear focus of this lovely volume of poems.

The Retirement Maze

Author: Rob Pascale
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442216190
Size: 31.92 MB
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This book looks at retirement beginning before it starts and considers not just the positive rewards of this stage of life but also the attendant emotions, difficulties, and obstacles retirees must face, no matter their age when they retire. It includes firsthand accounts and is based on results gleaned from a survey of more than 1400 retirees.

Smart Women Don T Retire They Break Free

Author: The Transition Network
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446537470
Size: 10.78 MB
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For the amazing female pioneers who shattered the glass ceiling, a practical and inspiring guide to reinventing what's next. Boomer women have been trailblazers throughout their professional lives. Now that their careers are losing their edge and children leave the nest, these women are ready to do for retirement what they did for the working world--redefine it. The first book from The Transition Network focuses on the unique needs of women as they explore new possibilities and redesign the old model of retirement, which no longer offers the challenges that these women experienced throughout their careers. This book shows how to create new and exciting work and volunteer opportunities and how to discover new outlets for creativity and passion. Rich in practical advice and stories from women who have successfully navigated this stage, SMART WOMEN DON'T RETIRE -- THEY BREAK FREE is a blueprint for women seeking a whole new set of life choices. THE TRANSITION NETWORK is a nation-wide community of women who are creating exhilarating new transition possibilities. Members network through monthly programs; online; and through dynamic peer groups. Members have had successful careers in government, finance, international corporations, and the arts.

65 Things To Do When You Retire

Author: Mark Evan Chimsky
Publisher: Sellers Publishing
ISBN: 9781416206545
Size: 76.95 MB
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Present essays from noted authors and retirement experts on how to use retirement to achieve one's personal dreams.

Your Retirement Quest

Author: Alan Spector
Publisher: Cincinnati Book Pub
ISBN: 9780981726984
Size: 23.59 MB
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Your Retirement Quest brings all the elements that are essential to living a fulfilling retirement together in one place. The book enables both prospective and current retirees to envision their future, to develop a personal plan that is unique to their life circumstances, to implement that plan, and to keep it fresh throughout their retirement years. Your Retirement Quest does this by identifying and explaining each of the key elements, by relating the real-life stories of retirees with over 300 cumulative years of retirement experience, by sharing pertinent supporting research, by recognizing the importance of financial security but only in the context of the many other factors that make up a meaningful future, by providing a practical approach to retirement planning, and by revealing the 10 Secrets for Creating and Living a Fulfilling Retirement. Your Retirement Quest is also an important book for employers who are interested in ensuring their most experienced employees are fully engaged at work. The book helps in this regard by bringing clarity and certainty to the employee's future, thereby allowing him or her to reduce distraction and anxiety and to direct more energy into his or her work.

The Writer Within You

Author: Charles Jacobs
Publisher:
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Size: 78.48 MB
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Provides information for older authors on coming up with ideas, writing fiction and non-fiction books, publishing and marketing a book, and writing and submitting magazine articles.

Firmin

Author: Sam Savage
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0307805093
Size: 63.86 MB
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In the basement of a Boston bookstore, Firmin is born in a shredded copy Finnegans Wake, nurtured on a diet of Zane Grey, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, and Jane Eyre (which tastes a lot like lettuce). While his twelve siblings gnaw these books obliviously, for Firmin the words, thoughts, deeds, and hopes—all the literature he consumes—soon consume him. Emboldened by reading, intoxicated by curiosity, foraging for food, Firmin ventures out of his bookstore sanctuary, carrying with him all the yearnings and failings of humanity itself. It’s a lot to ask of a rat—especially when his home is on the verge of annihilation. A novel that is by turns hilarious, tragic, and hopeful, Firmin is a masterpiece of literary imagination. For here, a tender soul, a vagabond and philosopher, struggles with mortality and meaning—in a tale for anyone who has ever feasted on a book…and then had to turn the final page. NOTE: This edition does not include illustrations.