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  • A Rulebook for Argumentsby Anthony Weston

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 8.95

    A Rulebook for Arguments is a succinct introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments, organized around specific rules, each illustrated and explained soundly but briefly. This widely popular primer?translated into eight languages?remains the first choice in all disciplines for writers who seek straightforward guidance about how to assess... more...

  • On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Editionby William Zinsser

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.49

    On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology,... more...

  • Writing Alone and with Othersby Pat Schneider

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 19.99

    Guides the reader through the perils of the solitary writing life: fear, writer's block, and the bad habits of the internal critic. This book also describes the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method, widely used across the US and abroad. The chapters on fiction and poetry address matters of technique and point to further resources. more...

  • The 21st Century Screenplayby Linda Aronson

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 27.26

    A truly comprehensive overview of the craft of writing for contemporary film and video, by a multi-award winning screenwriter. more...

  • Graduate Admissions Essays, Fourth Editionby Donald Asher

    Ten Speed Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    The fully updated fourth edition of  the  go-to guide for crafting winning essays for any type of graduate program or scholarship, including PhD, master?s, MBA, MD, JD, postdocs, DDS, DVM, Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright--you name it. Based on thousands of interviews with successful grad students and graduate admissions officers,  Graduate Admissions... more...

  • The Sense of Styleby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Bad writing can't be blamed on the Internet, or on 'the kids today'. Good writing has always been hard: a performance requiring pretense, empathy, and a drive for coherence. In The Sense of Style , cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker uses the latest scientific insights to bring us a style and usage guide for the 21st century. What do skilful... more...

  • How to Craft a Great Story: Teach Yourselfby Chris Sykes

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 9.99

    How to Craft a Great Story takes you step by step through the process of creating a compelling and coherent plot and structure. It covers such basics as the traditional story arcs, and such advanced information as finding balance and marrying structure and form. Each chapter contains a diagnostic test, case studies, practical exercises and Aide Memoire... more...

  • Writing With Powerby Peter Elbow

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 18.99

    A classic handbook for anyone who needs to write, Writing With Power speaks to everyone who has wrestled with words while seeking to gain power with them. Here, Peter Elbow emphasizes that the essential activities underlying good writing and the essential exercises promoting it are really not difficult at all. Employing a cookbook approach, Elbow provides... more...

  • How the Light Gets Inby Pat Schneider

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 16.99

    "When I begin to write, I open myself and wait. And when I turn toward an inner spiritual awareness, I open myself and wait." With that insight, Pat Schneider invites readers to contemplate their lives and deepest questions through writing. In seventeen concise thematic chapters that include meditations on topics such as fear, freedom, tradition... more...

  • Doing Essays and Assignmentsby Dr Pete Greasley

    SAGE Publications, Inc. 2011; US$ 26.00

    This book gives students an insider's view of what lecturers and professors are looking for when they set essays and assignments. As such it will be a vital purchase for any student seeking practical and effective guidance on how to write successful essays and other written assignment. Both lively and authoritative in equal measure, Doing Essays and... more...