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Burack, A. S. (Abraham Saul) 1908-

Overview
Works: 43 works in 217 publications in 2 languages and 8,690 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Juvenile works  Drama  Christmas plays  Literature  Television plays  Directories  One-act plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: PN137, 029.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about A. S Burack
 
Most widely held works by A. S Burack
The writer's handbook( )

in English and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Manuscript market section", ed. by U.G. Olsen, 1941-44; by E.P. Werby, 1945-
One hundred plays for children: an anthology of non-royalty one-act plays by A. S Burack( Book )

12 editions published between 1949 and 1990 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volume of children's plays to include general plays, holiday plays, legends, fables, and fairy tales, and historical plays
Christmas plays for young actors : a collection of royalty-free stage and radio plays by A. S Burack( Book )

18 editions published between 1950 and 1977 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-six non-royalty, modern and traditional stage and radio plays for performers from primary through high school age
The writer's handbook by A. S Burack( Book )

72 editions published between 1936 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, designed primarily for writers, contains 100 chapters of instruction by contemporary writers, editors, and literary agents. A list of 2,500 markets for manuscripts is also provided. Part 1 contains articles which analyze the essence of writing and deal with such topics as writers' talent, creativity, and background. Part 2 focuses on writing techniques and includes chapters on such topics as fiction writing, revision, short stories, modern novels, mysteries, gothics, historical novels, poetry, confessions, nonfiction writing, magazine articles, interviews, and biographies. Part 3 focuses on the editorial and business side of writing and includes a guide to copyright and chapters on how book publishing decisions are made and pen names. Part 4 focuses on the writer's markets and where to sell material. The articles are written by such authors as John D. MacDonald, E.B. White, Paul Gallico, Frank Slaughter, Harry Harrison, Joyce Carol Oates, Doris Betts, Irving Stone, Phyllis A. Whitney, Dell Shannon, L.E. Sissman, Ann Stanford, Charlotte Zolotow, and Neil Simon. (Ts)
Techniques of novel writing by A. S Burack( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty novelists share their ideas and experience on various aspects of writing book-length fiction in this volume. Problems of technique, plotting, theme, characterization, planning, flashbacks, pace, suspense, dialogue, setting, and point of view are discussed by these contemporary authors. Some of the chapters and authors include: (1) "Planning and Writing a Novel" by David Westheimer; (2) "Elements of Successful Novel Writing" by Frank G. Slaughter; (3) "The Intuitive Fiction Writer" by Janice Elliott; (4) "Building Reader Identification" by Alfred Coppel; (5) "The Lure of 'I, ' the Tyranny of 'He'" by R.F. Delderfield; (6) "Make It Happen" by Rosemary Gatenby; (7) "Balancing Plot and Character" by Elizabeth Cadell; (8) "Writing Historical Novels" by Jane Aiken Hodge; (9)"Writing for Children" by Irene Hunt; (10) "Writing Action Fiction" by Desmond Bagley; (11) "Writing a Mystery" by Patricia Moyes; and (12) "Ideas for Mystery Novels" by Stanley Ellin. Biographical notes of the authors are included. (Wr)
Writing detective and mystery fiction by A. S Burack( Book )

15 editions published between 1945 and 1967 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prize contest plays for young people : a collection of royalty-free, one-act plays for drama contests and festivals by A. S Burack( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1969 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen royalty-free plays that can be staged for drama competitions, dramatic club productions, workshop try-outs, and school and community programs
Television plays for writers; eight television plays with comment and analysis by the authors by A. S Burack( Book )

6 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cursed by an evil fairy at her christening, Princess Melisande grows up bald but finds herself facing another set of problems when her wish for golden hair is fulfilled
Skits, comedies and farces for teen-agers : a collection of humorous one-act royalty-free plays for all occasions by A. S Burack( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-eight skits and one-act plays for amateur drama groups. Includes production notes for each selection
Writing suspense and mystery fiction( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes chapters by Joan Aiken, Charlotte Armstrong, Rex Burns, Raymond Chandler, Stanley Ellin, A.A. Fair, The Gordons, Joe Gores, Howard Haycraft, Ngaio Marsh, Patricia Moyes, Ogden Nash, Bill Pronzini, Dorothy L. Sayers, Mary Stewart, Michael Underwood, S.S. Van Dine, and Phyllis A. Whitney
Writing and selling fillers and short humor by A. S Burack( Book )

10 editions published between 1959 and 1974 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treasury of holiday plays for teen-agers : a collection of royalty-free one-act plays by A. S Burack( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The craft of novel writing by A. S Burack( Book )

7 editions published between 1942 and 1948 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular plays for classroom reading by A. S Burack( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizations of works by Twain, Dickens, and Conan Doyle are included in short plays designed to improve a child's reading proficiency, social skills, and self-confidence
Four-star plays for boys : a collection of fifteen royalty-free, one-act plays for all-boy casts by A. S Burack( Book )

4 editions published between 1957 and 1969 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to write and sell fillers, light verse, and short humor( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in Undetermined and English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four-star radio plays for teen-agers; a collection of royalty-free radio dramas adapted from great literature by A. S Burack( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods and procedure in federal purchasing, by R.J. Monteith and A.S. Burack by R. J Monteith( Book )

4 editions published between 1933 and 1937 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Writer's handbook, 1980( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Writer's handbook, 1979( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Burack, A. S. 1908-

Burack, Abraham Saul 1908-

Burack, Abraham Solomon 1908-

Languages
English (185)

Chinese (1)