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  • Write.by Karen E Peterson

    Adams Media 2006; US$ 12.95

    In this revolutionary book, psychologist and novelist Karen E. Peterson presents an easy, effective way to beat writer's block in only ten days. Based on new brain research and sound psychological principles, this innovative program shows writers how to conquer writer's block using such methods as: exercises to conquer the "write-or-flight" response;... more...

  • Retention, Persistence, and Writing Programsby Todd Ruecker; Dawn Shepherd; Heidi Estrem; Beth Brunk-Chavez

    Utah State University Press 2017; US$ 28.95

    From scholars working in a variety of institutional and geographic contexts and with a wide range of student populations,  Retention, Persistence, and Writing Programs  offers perspectives on how writing programs can support or hinder students’ transitions to college. The contributors present individual and program case studies, student... more...

  • The Art & Craft of the Short Storyby Rick DeMarinis

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 4.99

    The Art & Craft of the Short Story explores every key element of short fiction, including story structure and form; creative and believable characters; how to begin and where to end; and the generation of ideas; as well as technical aspects such as point of view; plot; description and imagery; and theme. Examples from the work of a wide variety... more...

  • Around the Texts of Writing Center Workby R. Mark Hall

    Utah State University Press 2017; US$ 19.95

    Around the Texts of Writing Center Work  reveals the conceptual frameworks found in and created by ordinary writing center documents. The values and beliefs underlying course syllabi, policy statements, website copy and comments, assessment plans, promotional flyers, and annual reports critically inform writing center practices, including the... more...

  • Crafting Presenceby Nicole B. Wallack

    Utah State University Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    Essays are central to students’ and teachers’ development as thinkers in their fields. In  Crafting Presence , Nicole B. Wallack develops an approach to teaching writing with the literary essay that holds promise for writing students, as well as for achieving a sense of common purpose currently lacking among professionals in composition, creative... more...

  • The Imaginative Argumentby Frank L. Cioffi

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88

    More than merely a writing text, The Imaginative Argument offers writers instruction on how to use their imaginations to improve their prose. Cioffi shows writers how they can enliven argument--the organizing rubric of all persuasive writing--by drawing on emotion, soul, and creativity, the wellsprings of imagination. While Cioffi suggests that... more...

  • Write Great Fiction - Description & Settingby Ron Rozelle

    F+W Media 2005; US$ 16.99 US$ 15.29

    Build a Believable World How essential is setting to a story? How much description is too much? In what ways do details and setting tie into plot and character development? How can you use setting and description to add depth to your story? You can find all the answers you need in Write Great Fiction: Description & Setting by author and instructor... more...

  • The Indie Author Guideby April Hamilton

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.99

    This Is Your Roadmap to Success! The Indie Author Guide takes you through every stage of the self-publishing process. With e-books, print on demand and the power of Web 2.0, you have the ability to publish your own high quality books and go indie—just as filmmakers and musicians have done. Get detailed instructions, complemented by screenshots,... more...

  • Write Great Fiction - Characters, Emotion & Viewpointby Nancy Kress

    F+W Media 2005; US$ 16.99 US$ 15.29

    Create Complex Characters How do you create a main character readers won't forget? How do you write a book in multiple-third-person point of view without confusing your readers (or yourself)? How do you plant essential information about a character's past into a story? Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by award-winning author... more...

  • Writing the Fiction Seriesby Karen S. Wiesner

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.99

    What are the common pitfalls in a crafting a series, the best ways to get organized and plan it? The purpose of Writing the Fiction Series is to cover all things that need to be taken into consideration when writing a series and provide a one-stop resource for the who, what, where, when and why of this monumental endeavor. This helpful guide will... more...