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  • So You Want to Write About American Indians?: A Guide for Writers, Students, and Scholars
  • Devon Abbott Mihesuah
  • 2005
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  • Published by: University of Nebraska Press
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So You Want to Write about American Indians? is the first of its kind—an indispensable guide for anyone interested in writing and publishing a novel, memoir, collection of short stories, history, or ethnography involving the Indigenous peoples of the United States. In clear language illustrated with examples—many from her own experiences—Choctaw scholar and writer Devon Abbott Mihesuah explains the basic steps involved with writing about American Indians.
 
So You Want to Write about American Indians? provides a concise overview of the different types of fiction and nonfiction books written about Natives and the common challenges and pitfalls encountered when writing each type of book. Mihesuah presents a list of ethical guidelines to follow when researching and writing about Natives, including the goals of the writer, stereotypes to avoid, and cultural issues to consider. She also offers helpful tips for developing ideas and researching effectively, submitting articles to journals, drafting effective book proposals, finding inspiration, contacting an editor, polishing a manuscript, preparing a persuasive résumé or curriculum vitae, coping with rejection, and negotiating a book contract.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. 1. Think on These Things First
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. 2. Stereotypes and Other Mistakes
  2. pp. 17-30
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  1. 3. Getting Started with a Project and Staying with It
  2. pp. 31-47
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  1. 4. Writing Nonfiction
  2. pp. 48-61
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  1. 5. Writing Fiction
  2. pp. 62-73
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  1. 6. Ethics in Research and Writing
  2. pp. 74-80
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  1. 7. Editing Your Work
  2. pp. 81-86
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  1. 8. Submitting Your Work to Journals
  2. pp. 87-96
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  1. 9. Submitting Your Work to a Book Publisher
  2. pp. 97-126
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  1. 10. The Contract and the Second Wait while Your Manuscript Becomes a Book
  2. pp. 127-136
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  1. Appendix A: Creating Your Curriculum Vitae and Résumé
  2. pp. 137-156
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  1. Appendix B: Suggestions for Writing a Book Review
  2. pp. 157-158
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 159-164
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780803204744
MARC Record
OCLC
60712610
Pages
164
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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