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The Educator's Guide to Writing a Book Practical Advice for Teachers and Leaders

By Cathie West Copyright 2016
    160 Pages
    by Routledge

    160 Pages
    by Routledge

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    The Educator’s Guide to Writing a Book is for educators who dream of sharing their knowledge and skills with a broader audience. This exciting resource provides step-by-step guidance on how to set publishing goals, create well-written content and resource material, develop an informative yet accessible writing style, prepare professional level manuscripts, and anticipate each stage in the publishing process. Chapters include authentic writing examples, tips from veteran authors and publishing professionals, and supportive resources. The Educator’s Guide to Writing a Book is an invaluable guide that helps aspiring and novice authors move publishing goals from dreams to reality.


    Chapter 1: Why Write?

    Chapter 2 Best Practice Practitioner Books

    Chapter 3: Book Mechanics and Safeguards

    Chapter 4: Titles, Topics, and Themes

    Chapter 5: Writing Style and Steps

    Chapter 6: Publishing People & Processes




    Cathie E. West has forty-three years of experience as an educator. She has served as a principal, directed special programs at schools, coordinated curriculum and staff development in school districts, and taught at the college level. West's writing has appeared in many education publications and she is the author of four books.

    "West’s book provides both motivation and practical advice for new educational writers like me!  Her experience and proven track record shine in The Educator's Guide to Writing a Book.  This is a must-read for anyone looking to get published."

    --Jacie Maslyk, Principal, Crafton Elementary School, PA

    "The Educator’s Guide to Writing a Book is essential for anyone who wishes to publish a book to share knowledge, experiences, and inspiration. West removes the barriers to publishing and helps aspiring authors toward publication by offering practical steps, useful ideas, and activities. Drop everything, start using this guide, and begin writing your first book without further ado."

    --Kimberly Barnes, Statewide Professional Development Coordinator of the Idaho Leads Learning Network, Boise State University

    "The Educator’s Guide to Writing a Book makes the whole process of writing a book much less daunting, much more doable, and much less mysterious. As West writes on page 97, “The level of excitement that comes from signing a contract for a book will be exceeded only when you see your name on the front cover.” This is an essential resource for any educator who has ever dreamed of seeing their name on the cover of a book they wrote themselves."

    --Susan Schwartz, MIDDLEWEB