"His use of language, his ability to twist the narrative and turn the obscure into the profound is outstanding." – The Stage Looking for a creative writing guide out there that will tell you how to write better? A book to tell you how to structure a perfect plot, create great characters, use language in a powerful and poetic way? This is not that book. 100 Ways to Write Badly Well is an adventure in drivel. It will teach you how to botch a plot, how to create characters that no one in their right mind would identify with and how to reduce the beauty of the English language to an incoherent mush. Using one hundred practical examples, each awful in its own unique way, blogger and creative writing tutor Joel Stickley will lead you methodically up the creek and carefully remove your paddle before running off and leaving you stranded. The route is lined with mixed metaphors, terrible plot twists, piles of adjectives and characters staring at themselves in mirrors for no apparent reason. Based on the popular blog and live comedy show How To Write Badly Well, this book is an invaluable guide to the art of awful writing that no would-be author should be without. Remember – if a thing's worth doing badly, it's worth doing badly well.
Making the sale is tougher than. That's why sales professionals and business owners who want to be the best need more than just smooth talk to make it in the sales business. Selling is a job that requires an updated toolkit for real, lasting success. This practical guide teaches you all the specialized skills you need to be a sales superstar. You'll learn how to better understand prospects, master the skills to draw in new customers, and discover the secret to closing any deal.
Anyone involved in business will, at some point, have to prepare a business plan, whether it is to raise finance, sell a business or develop a specific project. While people are unlikely to invest solely in a beautiful document, they are very unlikely to support something that is scrappy, untidy and badly written. Starting with the premise that there's only ever one chance to make a good impression, How to Write a Business Plan covers all the issues involved in producing a plan - from profiling competitors and forecasting market development, to the importance of providing clear and concise financial information. Presented in a highly accessible format, How to Write a Business Plan also includes a full glossary, case histories and a detailed section on the related issue of how a company can best use internal business plans.