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.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2006. IX, 268 pp.
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.