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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Creative Writing and the Art of Self-Discoveryby Stephen Wade

    Anthem Press 2014;

    The unexamined life is not a life in which potential for change and understanding are maximized. ‘Creative Writing and the Art of Self-Discovery? will change that by introducing the reader to daily writing tasks – journaling – and guided exercises that encourage self-awareness and self-discovery. This book will help you to understand and change your... 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...

  • Writing from Within Workbookby Bernard Selling

    Hunter House 2013; US$ 17.95

    Many writing instructors and workbooks make basic assumptions about writing?that you need to have a good grasp of grammar, to read widely, and to write objectively?before you can tell a story. These assumptions are wrong. They invoke fear in would-be writers, who are afraid of being judged and criticized for what they say and how they say it. Bernard... 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 2013; 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...

  • Write for Your Livesby Joseph Sestito

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    This practical guide to successful creative writing uses cognitive behavioural therapy and spiritual strategies to help people liberate themselves to achieve optimal productivity and enjoyment. 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...