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Composition & Creative Writing

  • Writing Fiction (Collins Need to Know?)by Alan Wall

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 8.94

    This one-stop practical guide will show you how to write the novel that?s in you bursting to get out. To make your progress easier, it comes in a handy ebook format with expert advice throughout. more...

  • Writing Feature Storiesby Matthew Ricketson; Caroline Graham

    Allen & Unwin 2017; US$ 28.63

    The second edition of this widely used writing guide explains how to craft a story from idea to publication. Whether you want to write a great blog post or work for a big masthead, Writing Feature Stories is the essential handbook. more...

  • Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel Revised and Expanded Editionby Hallie Ephron; Sara Paretsky

    F+W Media 2017; US$ 17.99

    A Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award Finalist for Best Critical/Biographical Work Discover the secrets to crafting an unforgettable mystery! To piece together the puzzle of your mystery novel, you need patience, resilience, a solid understanding of the craft, and a clear blueprint for combining the plot, characters, setting, and more. And... more...

  • Bourdieu's Theory of the Stateby Steven Loyal

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 48.33

    This book critically examines Pierre Bourdieu's theory of the state by assessing its theoretical and empirical value. Steven Loyal expertly situates Bourdieu's work within the context of both classical and modern theories of the state, providing a comprehensive frame of reference. Finally, Loyal discusses Bourdieu's theoretical limitations and projects... more...

  • The Emotional Craft of Fictionby Donald Maass

    F+W Media 2016; US$ 16.99

    Engage Your Readers with Emotion While writers might disagree over showing versus telling or plotting versus pantsing, none would argue this: If you want to write strong fiction, you must make your readers feel. The reader's experience must be an emotional journey of its own, one as involving as your characters' struggles, discoveries, and triumphs... more...

  • The Way of the Writerby Charles Johnson

    Scribner 2016; US$ 24.00 US$ 17.99

    From Charles Johnson?a National Book Award winner, Professor Emeritus at University of Washington, and one of America?s preeminent scholars on literature and race?comes an instructive, inspiring guide to the craft and art of writing. An award-winning novelist, philosopher, essayist, screenwriter, professor, and cartoonist, Charles Johnson has devoted... more...

  • Writing Without a Parachuteby Barbara Turner-Vesselago

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 18.95

    Writing Without a Parachute: The Art of Freefall shows both beginning and experienced writers how to get the thinking mind to step aside, so that writing becomes truly creative - a vulnerable and open-hearted engagement with the moment. Here for the first time, writing teacher Barbara Turner-Vesselago shares in print the method by which, for almost... more...

  • Freefall into Fictionby Barbara Turner-Vesselago

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 19.95

    Barbara Turner-Vesselago's first book, Writing Without a Parachute, showed writers how to fall in love with writing. This new book builds on this experience and encourages writers to pursue their work with intention and without inhibition.Freefall into Fiction: Finding Form is designed to help writers, step-by-step, to create publishable short stories,... more...

  • The Aboutness of Writing Center Talkby Jo Mackiewicz

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Writing centers in universities and colleges aim to help student writers develop practices that will make them better writers in the long term and that will improve their draft papers in the short term. The tutors who work in writing centers accomplish such goals through one-to-one talk about writing. This book analyzes the aboutness of writing center... more...

  • Brevityby David Galef

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    Flash fiction is over in the blink of an eye yet lingers with the reader. In Brevity , David Galef guides creative writing students through this timely literary genre, detailing best techniques, key examples, and provocative prompts that will help aspiring writers pack the most punch in the fewest words. Flash fiction, or the short-short,? which... more...