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The Scribe Method: The Best Way to Write and Publish Your Non-Fic...
by , Zach Obront

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English

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May 07, 2019

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You鈥檙e ready to write your book. You鈥檝e accumulated hard-won knowledge and mastered the solution to a difficult problem. Now you want to put it out into the world鈥攁nd be recognized for your expertise, like those you鈥檝e watched reap the benefits of a published book. <BR><BR>You know you have to write it. You鈥檝e heard it from people for years: you should really write a book. <BR><BR>They鈥檙e right. It鈥檚 time for you to write the book that cements your legacy and impacts other people鈥攁nd maybe even the world. <BR><BR>So why haven鈥檛 you done it yet? <BR><BR>The truth is, writing a book is scary. Is your idea good enough? How do you structure it, write it, and stay motivated? What if you actually finish it, and it鈥檚 bad? Worst of all: what if you publish it, and no one cares? <BR><BR>If this sounds familiar, <i>The Scribe Method</i> will help you navigate these fears on your journey to becoming a published author. Guided by experts <B>Tucker Max</B> and <B>Zach Obront</B>, you鈥檒l overcome the obstacles that have held you back with a simple, time-saving, effective method to writing a great book, and learn the step-by-step process that has created hundreds of bestselling titles.
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Suppose...
by Bren茅 Brown

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English

Pages

158

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September 20, 2010

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When our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. They thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion鈥攐ur goodness. They insist, 鈥淚 am not worthy.鈥?But we聽<i>are聽</i>worthy鈥攐f self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. With Bren茅 Brown鈥檚 game-changing聽<i>New York Times</i>聽bestseller聽<i>The Gifts of Imperfection</i>鈥攚hich has sold聽<b>more than 2 million copies聽</b>in more than聽<b>30 different languages,聽</b>and聽<i>Forbes聽</i>recently named聽<b>one of the "Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life"</b>鈥攚e find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world.<br /><br />A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Bren茅 Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an 鈥渋mperfect鈥?life and embracing living authentically. Brown鈥檚 鈥渢en guideposts鈥?are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty鈥攁 perfectly imperfect life.<br /> <br /> Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to 鈥渄ig deep鈥?and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can鈥檛 hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.
Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artis...
by Penguin Books

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English

Pages

279

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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<b>A stunning masterclass on <b>the creative process</b>, the craft of writing, and the art of finding inspiration from Stephen King, Elizabeth Gilbert, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, Roxane Gay, Neil Gaiman, and more of the most acclaimed writers at work today<br /><br />"For artists in need of a creative fix,聽<i>Light the Dark</i>聽is as good as a visit from the divine muse." -<i>Bookpage</i><br /></b><br /> What inspires you? That's the simple, but profound question posed to forty-six renowned authors in LIGHT THE DARK. Each writer begins with a favorite passage from a novel, a song, a poem鈥攕omething that gets them started and keeps them going with the creative work they love. From there, incredible lessons and stories of life-changing encounters with art emerge, like how sneaking books into his job as a night security guard helped Khaled Hosseini learn that nothing he creates will ever be truly finished. Or how a college reading assignment taught Junot D鉚az that great art can be a healing conversation, and an unexpected poet led Elizabeth Gilbert to embrace an unyielding optimism, even in the face of darkness. LIGHT THE DARK collects the best of <i>The Atlantic</i>'s much-acclaimed "By Heart" series edited by Joe Fassler and adds brand new pieces, each one paired with a striking illustration. Here is a guide to creative living and writing in the vein of <i>Daily Rituals</i>, <i>Bird by Bird</i>,聽<i>Draft No. 4</i>, and <i>Big Magic</i> for anyone who wants to learn how great writers find inspiration鈥攁nd to find some of your own.<br /><br /> <b>CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS:</b> Elizabeth Gilbert, Junot D鉚az, Marilynne Robinson, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Chabon, Aimee Bender, Mary Gaitskill, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman,聽Roxane Gay, Angela Flournoy, Jonathan Franzen,聽Yiyun Li, Leslie Jamison, Claire Messud, 聽Edwidge Danticat, David Mitchell, Khaled Hosseini, Ayana Mathis, Kathryn Harrison, Azar Nafisi,聽 Hanya Yanagihara, Jane Smiley, Nell Zink, Emma Donoghue, Jeff Tweedy, Eileen Myles, Maggie Shipstead, Sherman Alexie, Andre Dubus III, Billy Collins, Lev Grossman, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Charles Simic, Jim Shepard,聽 T.C. Boyle, Tom Perrotta, Viet Thanh Nguyen, William Gibson, Mark Haddon, Ethan Canin, Jesse Ball, Jim Crace, and Walter Mosley.<br /><br />"As [these authors] reveal what inspires them, they, in turn, inspire the reader, all while celebrating the beauty and purpose of art." -<i>Booklist</i>
The War of Art
by Steven Pressfield

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

November 11, 2011

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Think of The War of Art as tough love... for yourself.<br /><br />Since 2002, The War of Art has inspired people around the world to defeat "Resistance"; to recognize and knock down dream-blocking barriers and to silence the naysayers within us.Resistance kicks everyone's butt, and the desire to defeat it is equally as universal. The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.Though it was written for writers, it has been embraced by business entrepreneurs, actors, dancers, painters, photographers, filmmakers, military service members and thousands of others around the world.<br /><br />"As I closed The War of Art, I felt a surge of positive calm. I now know I can win this war. And if I can win, so can you." - From the foreword by Robert McKee, screenwriting guru"<br /><br />[The War of Art] aims to help readers channel creative energy, unlock potential and overcome the fears that stop us from reaching our fullest potential. With courage, following the right formula and working hard, the book proposes that passion can be turned into purpose." - Ellen Degeneres book pick<br /><br />"Resistance is the voice in the back of our head telling us to back off, be careful, go slow, compromise. . . . [Steve Pressfield is] the godfather of the resistance, the five-star general in the war against fear." - Seth Godin<br /><br />"A vital gem . . . a kick in the ass." - Esquire<br /><br />"I've never read a self help book that wasn't fatuous, obvious and unhelpful. Until The War of Art. It's amazingly cogent and smart on the psychology of creation. If I ever teach a writing course this would be one of the first books I'd assign, along with the letters of Flannery O'Connor." - Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City and Brightness Falls<br /><br />"Yes, The War of Art is hell. But Steven Pressfield is our Clausewitz who shows how you too can battle against The Four Horsemen of The Apologetic: sloth, inertia, rationalization and procrastination. Shakespeare, Rembrandt and Beethoven all are proof of what you can do with talent and General Pressfield." - Frank Deford, author and NPR commentator<br /><br />"A marvelous help for anybody who has ever encountered the resistance of a blank page, an empty canvas or an unyielding musical scale." <br />- Stan Berenstein, co-creator of The Berenstein Bears<br /><br />Steven Pressfield is the author of the novels The Legend of Bagger Vance (made into the movie starring Matt Damon and Will Smith), Gates of Fire, Tides of War, Last of the Amazons, Virtues of War, The Afghan Campaign, Killing Rommel, and The Profession. His nonfiction includes The War of Art, The Warrior Ethos, and the upcoming Turning Pro. His books are included in the curriculum at West Point and the Naval Academy, and are on the Commandant's Reading List for the Marine Corps. <br /><br />In 2012, Pressfield will launch his independent publishing company, BLACK IRISH BOOKS with his longtime editor, agent, publisher, and friend, Shawn Coyne.
Everything Is Figureoutable
by Marie Forleo

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English

Pages

302

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b><b>INSTANT #1 </b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i></b><b> BESTSELLER </b><br /><b></b><br /><b>"This book will change lives."</b><br /><b>--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of </b><b><i>Eat, Pray, Love</i></b></b><br /><br />From the host of the award-winning MarieTV and The Marie Forleo Podcast, an indispensable handbook for becoming the creative force of your own life.<br /><br />While most self-help books offer quick fixes, <i>Everything is Figureoutable</i> will retrain your brain to think more creatively and positively in the face of setbacks. In the words of Cheryl Strayed, it's "a must-read for anyone who wants to face their fears, fulfill their dreams, and find a better way forward."<br /><br />If you're having trouble solving a problem or reaching a dream, the problem isn't you. It's that you haven't yet installed the one belief that changes everything.<br /><br />Marie's mom once told her, "Nothing in life is that complicated. You can do whatever you set your mind to if you roll up your sleeves. Everything is figureoutable." <br /><br />Whether you want to leave a dead end job, break an addiction, learn to dance, heal a relationship, or grow a business, <i>Everything is Figureoutable</i> will show you how.<br /><br />You'll learn:<br /><br />聽聽<b>鈥?lt;/b>聽聽The habit that makes it 42% more likely you'll achieve your goals.<br />聽聽<b>鈥?lt;/b>聽聽How to overcome a lack of time and money.<br />聽聽<b>鈥?lt;/b>聽聽How to deal with criticism and imposter syndrome.<br /><br />It's more than just a fun phrase to say. It's a philosophy of relentless optimism. A mindset. A mantra. A conviction. <br /><br /><b>Most important, it's about to make you unstoppable.</b>
Real Help: An Honest Guide to Self-Improvement
by Ayodeji Awosika

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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Do you ever feel like self-help gurus are...lying to you?<br /><br />You want a better life. You know it鈥檚 possible, but the promises you see most self-help books make just seem too good to be true, right?<br /><br />鈥淲ork 4 hours a week and make millions?鈥?lt;br /><br />鈥淨uit your job in six months!鈥?lt;br /><br />鈥淔ollow these ten steps to become rich, famous, and everlastingly happy!<br /><br />Is there a better alternative? Is there a way to learn how to live a better life without all the extra hype, fake-promises, and B.S.? <br /><br />Real Help: An Honest Guide to Self-Improvement details the in-depth self-improvement knowledge and wisdom from Ayodeji Awosika: a self-taught 3-time author, TEDx speaker, and top writer on Medium with over 50,000 followers who helps millions of readers per year with wisdom and insights to change their life.<br /><br />This book won鈥檛 guarantee any of the following:<br /><br />You鈥檒l make millions of dollars<br />You鈥檒l build a life-changing business that helps you quit your job overnight<br />You鈥檒l find perfect, peace, happiness, and contentment<br /><br />It will, however, teach you everything you need to know to help you:<br /><br /><ul><br /><li>Discover your life purpose (without needing an 鈥渆xact match鈥?</li><br /><li>Develop the mental toughness you need to thrive in an unfair world</li><br /><li>Start your first passion project or side business (without needing to be an expert)</li><br /><li>Dramatically increase your odds of living a successful life (even though this can鈥檛 be guaranteed)</li><br /><li>Build life-changing habits and execute them on auto-pilot (even if you鈥檝e tried and failed before)</li><br /></ul><br /><br />This is a book that tells you what you need to know, not what you want to hear. This is a book that tells you how the world actually works, not how you think it should work.<br /><br />Aren鈥檛 you tired of being told you can 鈥渟ucceed no matter what!鈥? It鈥檚 almost insulting. You live in the real world. If you want to succeed in the real world, you have to understand how to be optimistic and realistic at the same time. <br /><br />With Real Help, you鈥檒l get a no-holds-barred field guide to improving your life with the circumstances you鈥檝e been given. It will help you build a tailor-made path to a successful life based on your definition of the word.<br />
The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition
by Julia Cameron

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English

Pages

267

Publication Date

March 04, 2002

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<p><b>"Without <i>The Artist's Way</i>, there would have been no <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i>.鈥?鈥擡lizabeth Gilbert</b></p><p><b>The Artist鈥檚 Way</b>聽is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist鈥檚 life. Still as vital today<b>鈥?lt;/b>or perhaps even more so<b>鈥?lt;/b>than it was when it was first published twenty five years ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of聽<b>The Artist鈥檚 Way</b>聽and shares additional insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes聽<b>The Artist鈥檚 Way</b>聽for today's creatives.</p>
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
by Elizabeth Gilbert

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English

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288

Publication Date

September 22, 2015

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<b>The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller<br /><br />"A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.鈥?鈥擯opSugar<br /><br />From the worldwide bestselling author of <i>Eat Pray Love </i>and <i>City of Girls</i>: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you鈥檝e dreamed of</b>. <br />聽<br />Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert鈥檚 books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the 鈥渟trange jewels鈥?that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, 聽embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, <i>Big Magi</i>c cracks open a world of wonder and joy.
Think and Grow Rich
by Napoleon Hill

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

March 08, 2016

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<b>The single greatest guide to achieving success ever written, featuring a new foreword by Steve Harvey!</b><br /><br /><i>Think and Grow Rich</i>, first published in 1937, took more than twenty years of research to compile. Napoleon Hill was a journalist and writer who later served as an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1936. His big break came with his interview of Andrew Carnegie in 1908. Intrigued by Carnegie鈥檚 assertion that the path to success could be broken down into a simple yet comprehensive formula, Hill accepted Carnegie鈥檚 challenge to study and interview more than five hundred extremely successful individuals to determine to what they owed their vast achievements.<br /><br />This masterwork identifies thirteen principles that every person should adopt if they are serious about achieving success聴all are empirically based in the aforementioned decades of research. Hill has synthesized what wealthy and/or exceptionally successful individuals have in common. This classic guide is one of the bestselling books of all time, having sold twenty million copies by Hill鈥檚 death in 1970. With razor focus, desire, persistence, and perseverance you too can join the likes of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Andrew Carnegie.
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the ...
by , Amy Wallace

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

April 08, 2014

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<b><b><b>From a co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios鈥攖he Academy Award鈥搘inning studio behind聽<i>Coco, Inside Out,聽</i>and聽<i>Toy Story</i>鈥攃omes an incisive book about creativity in business and leadership for readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath.</b></b><br /><br /> <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>The Huffington Post</i> 鈥?<i>Financial Times</i> 鈥?<i>Success</i> 鈥?<i>Inc.</i> 鈥?<i>Library Journal</i></b><br /><br /></b><i>Creativity, Inc.</i> is a manual for anyone who strives for originality and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation鈥攊nto the meetings, postmortems, and 鈥淏raintrust鈥?sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about creativity鈥攂ut it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, 鈥渁n expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.鈥?lt;br /><br /> For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the <i>Toy Story</i> trilogy, <i>Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up,聽WALL-E, </i>and <i>Inside Out,聽</i>which have gone on to set box-office records and garner thirty Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really <i>is</i>. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admired鈥攁nd so profitable.<br /><br /> As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his co-founding Pixar in 1986. Nine years later, <i>Toy Story</i> was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie鈥檚 success鈥攁nd in the thirteen movies that followed鈥攚as the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on leadership and management philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as:<br /><br /> 鈥?Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better.<br /> 鈥?If you don鈥檛 strive to uncover what is unseen and understand its nature, you will be ill prepared to lead. <br /> 鈥?It鈥檚 not the manager鈥檚 job to prevent risks. It鈥檚 the manager鈥檚 job to make it safe for others to take them.<br /> 鈥?The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them. <br /> 鈥?A company鈥檚 communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure. Everybody should be able to talk to anybody.

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