Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: “73 Women on Life’s Transitions” brings powerful and honest stories from women from all walks of life, discussing their own challenges and changes, from becoming a mother, to dealing with the loss of loved ones, to starting a business, or facing the end of relationships, and the beginnings of new ones. We will all deal with transitions in life, and can always use some encouraging words from friends who’ve gone through similar experiences. This book is that friend.
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Spinning Words into Gold: A Hands-on Guide to the Craft of Writing by Maureen Ryan Griffin Anyone aspiring to a career as a professional writer needs to assemble a reference collection of sound, practical, illustrative, and comprehensive reference works that will aide them in the enhancement and application of the skills required to write correctly, persuasively, and lucratively. Author, poet, and creative writing instructor Maureen Ryan Griffin draws upon her many years of experience and expertise in “Spinning Words Into Gold: A Hands-On Guide to The Craft Of Writing” to provide aspiring and practicing writers with a compendium of useful and useable information, examples, training exercises, and resources that cover every aspect of the writing process from original drafts to pre-publication polishing. An ideal instruction manual that applies to writing in any category, genre, or purpose be it fiction or non-fiction, memoir or poetry, literary or popular, magazine article or published book. Following a useful essay and an introduction, the contents are divided into chapters dealing with the classical Who, Why, When, Where, What, and How as applied to the processes of writing. Of special note for the novice is the chapter specific to getting publishing, and the concluding chapter on continuing to write. In addition to personal reference collections, “Spinning Words Into Gold” is a 289-page instructional that is also ideal for use as a textbook for creative writing curriculums, and as a supplemental reading list entry for informal community writing groups and writer retreats.