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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Business of Writingby Jennifer Lyons; Oscar Hijuelos

    Allworth Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Whether you?re unclear on what to expect from your first book deal or just a little puzzled by your editor?s whims, The Business of Writing is the book for you. In it, literary agent and publishing veteran Jennifer Lyons empowers aspiring and experienced writers with everything they need to know about the business of selling books, from publicity... more...

  • National Healingby Claude Hurlbert

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 25.95

    In National Healing, author Claude Hurlbert persuasively relates nationalism to institutional racism and contends that these are both symptoms of a national ill health afflicting American higher education and found even in the field of writing studies. Teachers and scholars, even in progressive fields like composition, are unwittingly at odds with... more...

  • Building Writing Center Assessments That Matterby Ellen Schendel; William J. Macauley

    University Press of Colorado 2012; US$ 22.95

    No less than other divisions of the college or university, contemporary writing centers find themselves within a galaxy of competing questions and demands that relate to assessment?questions and demands that usually embed priorities from outside the purview of the writing center itself. Writing centers are used to certain kinds of assessment,... more...

  • Twenty-One Genres and How to Write Themby Brock Dethier

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 20.00

    In this classroom-tested approach to writing, Brock Dethier teaches readers how to analyze and write twenty-one genres that students are likely to encounter in college and beyond. This practical, student-friendly, task-oriented text confidently guides writers through step-by-step processes, reducing the anxiety commonly associated with writing tasks.... more...