The Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing [Audiobook]

The Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing [Audiobook]
The Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing [Audiobook] by Roy Peter Clark, read by Jefferson Mays
2016 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hrs 10 mins | 222.9MB

Roy Peter Clark, one of America's most influential writing teachers, offers writing lessons we can draw from 25 great texts.

Where do writers learn their best moves? They use a technique that Roy Peter Clark calls X-ray reading, a form of reading that lets you penetrate beyond the surface of a text to see how meaning is actually being made.

In The Art of X-Ray Reading, Clark invites you to don your X-ray reading glasses and join him on a guided tour through some of the most exquisite and masterful literary works of all time, from The Great Gatsby to Lolita to The Bluest Eye and many more. Along the way, he shows you how to mine these masterpieces for invaluable writing strategies that you can add to your arsenal and apply in your own writing. Once you've experienced X-ray reading, your writing will never be the same again.

Help! For Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces [Audiobook]

Help! For Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces [Audiobook]
Help For Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces [Audiobook] by Roy Peter Clark, read by Roy Peter Clark
2011 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 7 mins | 223.41MB

The craft of writing offers countless potential problems: The story is too long; the story's too short; revising presents a huge hurdle; writer's block is rearing its ugly head. In Help! For Writers, Roy Peter Clark presents an "owner's manual" for writers, outlining the seven steps of the writing process, and addressing the 21 most urgent problems that writers face.

In his trademark engaging and entertaining style, Clark offers 10 short solutions to each problem. Out of ideas? Read posters, billboards, and graffiti. Can't bear to edit yourself? Watch the deleted scenes feature of a DVD, and ask yourself why those scenes were left on the cutting-room floor. Help! For Writers offers 210 strategies to guide writers to success.

30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary [Audiobook]

30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary [Audiobook]
30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary: The 500 Words You Need to Know to Transform Your Vocabulary and Your Life [Audiobook] by Dan Strutzel, read by the Author
2015 | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 48 mins | 215.03MB

A Bigger Vocabulary = A Brighter Future

Words. They're the foundation of nearly everything of value in our world. They have the power to create and the power to destroy. The power to inspire and to terrify. The power to enlighten and also to obscure. And, more specifically for you, they have the power to attract wealth and success and guarantee your brighter future. This is not hyperbole - it is based on rock-solid research.

Studies show that those people with large vocabularies are smarter, wealthier, and happier than the average person - and substantially so. And here's the best news of all: a large vocabulary is not tied to your social status, your genes, or even your education level. It is a skill that can be learned - and it takes only 30 days.

In this cutting-edge program, 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary, personal development expert and English enthusiast Dan Strutzel will instruct, enlighten, and inspire you with a concentrated 30-day program that will teach you over 500 words. But, more than teaching you these words, the uniquely designed morning and evening review sessions will ensure that these words become a habit-knit part of your life - and with minimal effort on your part.

Best of all, research shows that learning new words has an exponential effect on the size of your vocabulary - since learning one word naturally produces an association between two to three more words. In short, after listening to and applying the system in this 30-day program, you will not only have a bigger vocabulary - you will have a brighter future!

Here's just a sampling of what you'll learn:

  • The 10 myths about building a dynamic vocabulary
  • The secret behind the exponential effect of vocabulary building
  • A 30-day program designed to maximize learning and comprehension of over 500 words
  • The words you need to know about money and financial issues
  • The words you need to know about persuading others
  • The words you need to know about marriage, parenting, and other relationships
  • The words you need to know about science
  • The words you need to know to be a great conversationalist
  • Why building a large, dynamic vocabulary is even more valuable in the digital age
  • And much more!
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