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About Nancy Sakaduski
Nancy (Day) Sakaduski is an award-winning writer and editor who owns Cat & Mouse Press and runs the Rehoboth Beach Short Story Contest, which attracts entries from across the United States. She helps writers perfect their short stories and prepare them for publication, and offers writing tips and advice through her blog and newsletters. Nancy is the author of 24 books (including Scientific English, which she co-authored with Robert A. Day). Nancy founded Cat & Mouse Press, a small independent publishing company in Lewes, DE, to create “playful” books with a connection to the Delaware shore and provide a way for new and emerging writers to have their work published. She enjoys working with writers to help them perfect their writing and experience the joys of publication.
Nancy writes for children and adults. One of her children’s books, Passport to History: Ancient Greece, was named best social studies book by the Society of School Librarians International, and “Mapping the Mind,” which appeared in Odyssey magazine, won the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Award for Nonfiction. She served as the developmental editor for Global Energy Innovation: Why America Must Lead, a book by Nobel Peace Prize winner Woodrow Clark II. Two books she edited, The Beach House and Sandy Shorts, and one book she authored, A Rehoboth ABC, won national first-place awards from the National Federation of Press Women.
Cat & Mouse Press is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association and the Mid-Atlantic Book Publishers Association, and is active on Facebook and Twitter. Visit the website at: www.catandmousepress.com.
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Learn to Write Short Stories That Win
Write short stories with confidence after reading How to Write Winning Short Stories, a great guide for anyone seeking writing tips, help with writing fiction (especially short fiction), and insider tips for winning writing contests. This concise and practical guide includes developing a theme and premise, choosing a title, creating characters, crafting realistic dialogue, bringing the setting to life, working with structure, and editing. It also includes submission and marketing advice. The author, who manages an annual short story competition, offers guidance on manuscript formatting, submission options, contest entry, and how to get the attention of a publisher or contest judge.
Practical, Useful Guide for Writers at All Levels
The book is perfect for anyone who is considering writing a short story. It gives beginning writers a practical playbook for getting started and helps experienced writers build their skills.
Easy-to-Follow Advice and Examples
Based on the author's experiences running an annual short story contest and working with dozens of writers to help them improve and perfect their stories, combined with extensive research (the bibliography contains 80+ sources), here, in one concise little guide, is the best advice and most successful tips for writing winning short stories. Each chapter concludes with a handy checklist for reviewing what was learned and checking stories for possible areas of improvement.
Anyone who supervises volunteers will find this book an indispensable guide for navigating the intricacies of managing unpaid workers. Underlying the content is the message that volunteers are a vital part of an organization's workforce and should be treated as valuable members of the team. Volunteers can work alongside paid staff members to help the organization run smoothly and efficiently—and cost effectively. The book is packed with easily implemented advice and proven techniques for successfully handling common situations. Concise and easy to read, it assumes neither previous volunteer management experience nor familiarity with business practices, yet even experienced volunteer managers will come away with fresh ideas and new approaches.
To augment her own expertise and increase the diversity of viewpoints, the author interviewed volunteer managers from various types of organizations and shares their stories. Quotes and anecdotes throughout the book help readers relate to common problems and illustrate the challenges and rewards of managing volunteers.