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1 Blum, Deborah; Knudson, Mary A Field Guide for Science Writers
0195124944 / 9780195124941; What science writers ultimately cover - and covey to the reading public - is the forefront of human knowledge, the leading edge of our understanding of the universe and ourselves. In this book, the official guide of the National Association of Science Writers, budding journalists and veteran reporters have a superb roadmap to this exciting area of journalism. Here some three dozen of the best known science writers in the U. S. Share their hard-earned knowledge on how they do their job. From covering - and surviving - a deadly epidemic to getting the inside scoop from a toxic waste inspector, to the breaking the story on an emerging field of astrophysics, each article brims with detailed, nuts-and-bolts information. In addition, the guide offers practical tips on science writing - from investigative reporting to pitching ideas to magazine editors. Finally, a comprehensive appendix offers a gold mine of resources. If you want to be a science writer, this book will be your bible. 287 pages with index. 8" x 5 1/4" wide
Oxford University Press
New York, 1998, Third Printing
Very Good

Price: 7.82 USD
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2 Ocork, Shannon; Waugh, Hillary (Introduction by) How to Write Mysteries
In this book, best-selling mystery writer Shannon OCork helps you start right at the beginning with your first sinister thought and takes you all the way through to the end, where Good always conquers Evil (that's the key to a good mystery, you know! ) . You'll learn the finer points of: Identifying a plot (not just a situation) ; getting over the "hump" of the opening line; developing a series character versus a "one shot" character; hiding the "bad guy"; scattering "red herrings" throughout your book to head off your reader; marketing your compelling mystery (crime pays! ) . 131 pages including index. Hardcover is laminated and in fine condition. 9 3/8" x 6" wide
F & W Pubns
Ohio, 1994, Fourth Printing

Price: 11.04 USD
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