Smallwood, Carol (ed)
Educators as Writers
Publishing for Personal and Professional Development
Year of Publication: 2006
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2006. IX, 268 pp.
ISBN 978-0-8204-8601-7 pb. (Softcover)
Weight: 0.390 kg, 0.860 lbs
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You know that if you finish the novel you're working on it would sell - or maybe you have written a story for a children's book. Your colleagues and family tell you it's great, but you don't know what to do next. You're an educator not a writer, and the publishing world seems out of your grasp. Educators as Writers: Publishing for Personal and Professional Development is written by fellow educators and a few editors, who provide a «how-to» to see your name in print. Fifty-four articles cover topics such as memoirs, blogging, children's books, freelancing, finding publishers, author websites, poetry contests, style guides, networking, and using classroom skills to write.
Contents: Sharon Chmielarz: Becoming a Writer - Sandra Sunquist Stanton: From Principle to Practical - Cynthia Brackett-Vincent: Getting Published: Starting from Nowhere - Suzanne L. Bunkers: Keeping a Diary - Sharon Chmielarz: Making Room in the Family for Writing - Maggie Mieske: Prepare to Be Published - Sharon Chmielarz: Transferring Classroom Skills onto the Page - Gloria D. Heinemann: Transitioning from Academic to Creative Writing - Ann Riedling: Writing for Professional Acceptance - Maggie Mieske: Writing Workshops: Prelude to Publishing - Gloria D. Heinemann: Edit to Avoid a Half-Baked Story - Ann Dixon: Going to Market: A Guide to Professional Markets for Educators - Cynthia Brackett-Vincent: Poetry Contests: Avoid These Pitfalls! - Cynthia Brackett-Vincent: Submitting for Publication: Dos and Don'ts from an Editor/Poet's Point of View - Ann Riedling: Useful Websites and Articles Dealing with Professional Writing - Von Pittman: Your Manuscript: The Nuts and Bolts - Gloria Nixon-John: Wishing Your Poems Bon Volier - Sandra Sunquist Stanton: Writing for Regional Magazines - Von Pittman: The Chicago Manual of Style - Richard Weissman: The Decision-Making Process - Richard Weissman: Finding a Publisher: With and Without an Agent - Suzanne L. Bunkers: MLA Style - Patricia A. Parrish: The Publication Style of the American Psychological Association: A Guide for Teachers - Charles T. Dorris: The Table of Contents as a Selling Tool - Samuel Totten: The Beauty of Conducting and Publishing Oral Histories - Ann Dixon: I Think, Therefore I Write: Educators as Essay Writers - Larry Loebell: Increasing the Chance that Your New Play Will Be Considered for Production - Larry Loebell: Informational Scriptwriting: Corporate and Educational Programs, and Broadcast Documentaries - Katie McKy: The Keys to Personal Profiles - Maggie Mieske: Newsletters in a Nutshell - Katie McKy: The Power of Blogs: Turbo-Charging Your Teaching...and Writing - Kathryn Heling/Deborah Hembrook: Publishing for the Magazine Market - Larry Loebell: Writing a Successful Hollywood Screenplay - Samuel Totten: Writing Book Reviews Pays Off in Big Ways - Von Pittman: Writing Columns for Professional Journals - Sandra Sunquist Stanton: Writing for Newspapers - Charles T. Dorris: The Challenge of Collaboration - Suzanne L. Bunkers: Doing Your Own Life Writing - M. D. Osborne: How to Self-Publish and Still Keep Your Sense of Humor - Richard Weissman: Textbook Authoring - Charles T. Dorris: A Trade Book Is Not a Legal Brief - Ann Riedling: Writing and Publishing Trade Books - Deborah Hembrook/Kathryn Heling: Writing for the Youngest Reader - Katie McKy: Writing the YA Novel: Ten Tools That'Il Take You to «The End» - Gloria Nixon-John: Avoid the Ego-Driven Process Like Quicksand - Gloria Nixon-John: Back to the Future with Qualitative Research - M. D. Osborne: Blueprints for Building a Writer's Website - Gloria D. Heinemann: Commercial Freelancing: Is It for You? - Kathryn Heling/Deborah Hembrook: A Community of Writers - Patricia A. Parrish: Designing Action Research: A Brief Guide to Why and How - M. D. Osborne: The Educational Support Materials Writer: Writer or Educator? - Samuel Totten: Endless Topics to Write About: Local, State, Regional, National, and International Social Issues - Patricia A. Parrish: Multicultural Education's Place in Educational Writing - Ann Dixon: Surviving and Thriving as a Visiting Author.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
The Editor: Teacher, school librarian, and library consultant, Carol Smallwood has an M.A. in history and an M.L.A. in library science. She has written, co-authored, and edited sixteen books for educators such as Michigan Authors (1993), Insider's Guide to School Libraries (1997), and others. She has had over a hundred poems accepted within the last two years in literary magazines such as English Journal and Poesia.