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First Sheet Music

First Sheet Music

Title: First Sheet Music Word Count: 404 Summary: The Historic American Sheet Music, Rare, Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library at Duke University struggles with the definition of sheet music. Though some might desire to relegate the use of the term “sheet music” to popular or modern music, The Library at Duke has discovered that “Especially in the mid-nineteenth century, a publisher may have issued sacred and secular songs, Lieder, opera excerpts, potpourris, waltzes, marches and descriptive etudes side-by-side….…

Finding Your Niche

Writers just know they want to write – it’s a feeling we’re born with – I think. Nothing else seems natural for some of us, so the decision to pursue a career as a professional writer is easy. However, it can be more difficult for writers to determine exactly what type of writing we want to do for a living.…

Five Keys To A Successful Query Letter

Do you know what a query letter is? If so, you are of a rare breed-a writer. Most people don’t. I discovered this when I created „Instant Query Letters” software. „What’s a queer letter?” they ask. The sad thing-they aren’t joking.…

A Writer’s Glossary (Part One)

Find definitions from A to G! ~~~~~~~~~~~ A ~~~~~~~~~~~ About the Author –usually a few paragraphs to one page that describes the author. Written in 3rd person. Used for books, book proposals and sometimes articles. Advance –The amount of money paid to a writer by a publisher before a book is published.…
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