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How to become a novelist ¶ March 13

Get on the road to fiction writing with the help of these books.

On Writing: Part memoir, part masterclass by bestselling author Stephen King, this volume is a practical view of the writer's craft. It comprises the basic tools of the trade every writer must have.

Bird by Bird: Novelist Anne Lamott has written a step-by-step guide on how to write and on how to manage the 'writerly' life. From getting started with first drafts and false starts to character and plot development, and dialogue, she has a tongue-in-cheek take on it all.

No Plot? No Problem! (A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days):

Chris Baty takes you through four weeks of hard-core 'noveling', whether you're a first-time novelist or a results-oriented writer.

Writing the Breakout Novel:

Literary agent Donald Maass details the elements that all breakout novels share and shows you writing techniques that helps a book succeed.

The Right to Write: Through techniques and anecdotes, author Julia Cameron shows how to make writing a natural, intensely personal part of life.


A British Woman’s Guide to Dating a Brooklyn Hipster ¶ June 23

For a short period of time, I was seeing a hipster. He wasn’t one of those “I look like I’m hipster, but I really live in an expensive apartment in the East Village and slum it at the dive bar across the street.

Production Planner, Manufacturing Salary (United States) ¶ June 1

A manufacturing production planner makes sure that each day's scheduled run of items occurs without incident. They order materials, as well as make sure the manufacturing area has adequate lighting and environmental conditions; for example, this may include making sure that the area stays at a particular temperature.

Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and urinary cyclic AMP in German patients with subtotal gastrectomy (Billroth II) ¶ June 22

Thompson GR, Lewis B, Booth CC: Vitamin D absorption after partial gastrectomy. Lancet 1:2215–2218, 1971 Jones CT, Williams JA, Cox EV, Maynell MJ, Coose WT, Stammers FAR: Peptic ulceration: Some haematological and metabolic consequences of gastric surgery.