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  • How to Craft a Great Story: Teach Yourself Creating Perfect Plot and Structureby Chris Sykes

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • Write a Western in 30 Daysby Nik Morton

    John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    Breaking down how to write a western, including research and target publishers. Shoot that MS off in a month! more...

  • Editing Made Easyby Bruce Kaplan

    Penguin Group Australia 2003; Not Available

    Bruce Kaplan, an experienced newspaper subeditor, offers simple ways to improve your writing, whether you already write for a living or are just starting out. This easy-to-use book will help you communicate clearly and professionally. You will learn how to make your writing more exciting and dynamic and how to dodge common writing traps. Editing... more...

  • How to Writeby Richard Rhodes

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Uniquely fusing practical advice on writing with his own insights into the craft, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes constructs beautiful prose about the issues would-be writers are most afraid to articulate: How do I dare write? Where do I begin? What do I do with this story I have to tell that fills and breaks my heart? Rich with personal... more...

  • Unless It Moves the Human Heartby Roger Rosenblatt

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Multiple award-winner Roger Rosenblatt has received glowing critical acclaim for his exceptional literary works?from the hilarious novels Lapham Rising and Beet to his poignant, heartbreaking, ultimately inspiring memoir Making Toast. With Unless It Moves the Human Heart, the revered novelist, essayist, playwright, and respected writing teacher... more...

  • Telling Lies for Fun & Profitby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Characters refusing to talk? Plot plodding along? Where do good ideas come from anyway? In this wonderfully practical volume, two-time Edgar Award-winning novelist Lawrence Block takes an inside look at writing as a craft and as a career. From studying the market, to mastering self-discipline and "creative procrastination," through coping with rejections,... more...

  • Spider, Spin Me A Webby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The craft of writing is a lot like spinning a web: You take threads and weave them skillfully together, and only you know where this intricate network of twists and turns begin and how it will end. Now, with Lawrence Bloock's expert advice, you can learn this art of entrapping your reader in a maze of facinating fiction. Spider, Spin Me a Web is... more...

  • Write Awayby Elizabeth George

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Bestselling author Elizabeth George has spent years teaching writing, and in Write Away she shares her knowledge of the creative process. George combines clear, intelligent, and functional advice on fiction writing with anecdotes from her own life, the story of her journey to publication, and inside information on how she meticulously researches... more...

  • Who's Writing This?by Dan Halpern

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Who is really controlling the pen? Editor Daniel Halpern was profoundly curious about the creative process?so he asked fifty-five world-renowned writers to briefly muse on "the fictional persona behind the scenes," the alter(ed) ego who takes over when there is true literary work to be done. And the writers responded in a myriad of ways. Margaret... more...

  • Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writingby Elmore Leonard

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    "These are the rules I've picked up along the way to help me remain invisible when I'm writing a book, to help me show rather than tell what's taking place in the story."?Elmore Leonard For aspiring writers and lovers of the written word, this concise guide breaks down the writing process with simplicity and clarity. From adjectives and exclamation... more...