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Composition & Creative Writing

  • Admissions Essay Boot Campby Ashley Wellington

    Ten Speed Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Founder of elite college prep agency Mint Tutors, Ashley Wellington shares hard-hitting essay-writing advice tailored to each student's strengths and potential pitfalls, inspiring students to write as if guided by their own personal college admissions tutor. Your Own Pocket Essay Tutor Ever wish you had a private tutor to help you write your... more...

  • Writers' and Artists' Yearbook 2015by Bloomsbury Publishing

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 23.99

    The annual edition of the best-selling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and get published, the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook is now in its 108th edition. Acknowledged by the publishing industry, authors and would-be writers as the indispensable companion to navigating the world of publishing. The 80 articles are reviewed and... more...

  • Film Genre for the Screenwriterby Jule Selbo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Film Genre for the Screenwriter is a practical study of how classic film genre components can be used in the construction of a screenplay. Based on Jule Selbo?s popular course, this accessible guide includes an examination of the historical origins of specific film genres, how and why these genres are received and appreciated by film-going audiences,... more...

  • Words for Picturesby Brian Michael Bendis; Joe Quesada

    Ten Speed Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Best-selling Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis reveals the comic book writing secrets behind his work on The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, All-New X-Men, and more. Arguably the most popular writer in modern comics, Brian Michael Bendis shares the tools and techniques he uses to create some of the most popular comic book and graphic novel... more...

  • Writing across Contextsby Kathleen Yancey; Liane Robertson; Kara Taczak

    Utah State University Press 2014; US$ 20.00

    Addressing how composers transfer both knowledge about and practices of writing,  Writing across Contexts  explores the grounding theory behind a specific composition curriculum called Teaching for Transfer (TFT) and analyzes the efficacy of the approach. Finding that TFT courses aid students in transfer in ways that other kinds of composition courses... more...

  • Dancing on the Head of a Penby Robert Benson

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2014; US$ 14.99

    In this masterful blend of the practical and the spiritual, Robert Benson invites you into the work and rewards of a writer?s life. More than a primer on effective writing, Dancing on the Head of a Pen is a winsome guide to the place in the heart where the life of the spirit meets the life of art.   ? Dancing on the Head of a Pen is a pure delight... more...

  • Neverending Storiesby Ann Fehn; Ingeborg Hoesterey; Maria Tatar

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    In these compelling new essays, leading critics sharpen our understanding of the narrative structures that convey meaning in fiction, taking as their point of departure the narratological positions of Dorrit Cohn, Grard Genette, and Franz Stanzel. This collection demonstrates how narratology, with its attention to the modalities of presenting consciousness,... more...

  • Poetic and Legal Fiction in the Aristotelian Traditionby Kathy Eden

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    When Philip Sidney defends poetry by defending the methods used by poets and lawyers alike, he relies on the traditional association between fiction and legal procedure--an association that begins with Aristotle. In this study Kathy Eden offers a new understanding of this tradition, from its origins in Aristotle's Poetics and De Anima, through its... more...

  • The Arabic Bookby Geoffrey French; Johannes Pedersen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This long-awaited translation of Johannes Pedersen's Danish work Den Arabiske Bog (1946) describes in vivid detail the production of books in medieval Islam, and outlines the role of literature and scholarship in Islamic society. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make... more...

  • New Hart's Rulesby Oxford Reference

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 16.99

    For over a hundred years, Hart's Rules has been the authority on style, helping writers and editors prepare copy for publication. The latest edition of this guide has been updated for the twenty-first century using the resources of Oxford Dictionaries and with the advice of publishing experts.Twenty-one chapters give information on all aspects... more...