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Educators as Writers

Publishing for Personal and Professional Development

Carol Smallwood

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.