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Composition & Creative Writing

  • Reacher Said Nothingby Andy Martin

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.00 US$ 18.99

    Fans of Lee Child know well that the muscular star of his bestselling novels, Jack Reacher, is a man of few words?and a lot of action. In Reacher Said Nothing, Andy Martin shadows Child like a literary private eye in a yearlong investigation of what it takes to make fiction?s hottest hero hit the page running. The result is a fascinating, up-close-and-personal... more...

  • Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of Make Meby Andy Martin

    Transworld 2015; US$ 30.38 US$ 22.79

    WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS On September 1, 1994, Lee Child went out to buy the paper to start writing his first novel, in pencil. The result was Killing Floor , which introduced his hero Jack Reacher. Twenty years later, on September 1, 2014, he began writing Make Me , the twentieth novel in his number-one- bestselling Reacher series. Same day,... more...

  • Writing a Proposal for Your Dissertationby Steven R. Terrell

    Guilford Publications 2015; US$ 35.00

    This user-friendly guide helps students get started on--and complete--a successful doctoral dissertation proposal by accessibly explaining the process and breaking it down into manageable steps. Steven R. Terrell demonstrates how to write each chapter of the proposal, including the problem statement, purpose statement, and research questions and hypotheses;... more...

  • Survivance, Sovereignty, and Storyby Lisa King; Rose Gubele; Joyce Rain Anderson

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 19.95

    "Focusing on the importance of discussions about sovereignty and of the diversity of Native American communities, Survivance, Sovereignty, and Story offers a variety of ways to teach and write about indigenous North American rhetorics.These essays introduce indigenous rhetorics, framing both how and why they should be taught in US university writing... more...

  • Social Media for Writersby Tee Morris; Pip Ballantine

    F+W Media 2015; US$ 17.99

    Maximize the Potential of Your Online Brand! Over the past decade, social media has transformed from a fad into a necessity for writers. But for the inexperienced author, trying to make sense of--much less master--the available platforms can be a frustrating experience. The variety of social media options alone is dizzying enough: WordPress, Tumblr,... more...

  • Poetry: The Basicsby Jeffrey Wainwright

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 25.95

    Now in its third edition Poetry: The Basics remains an engaging exploration of the world of poetry. Drawing on examples ranging from Chaucer to children's rhymes, Cole Porter to Carol Ann Duffy, and from around the English-speaking world, it shows how any reader can understand and gain more pleasure from poetry. Exploring poetry?s relationship to... more...

  • Bird by Birdby Anne Lamott

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2015; US$ 19.99

    ?Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he?d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized... more...

  • Handbook of Writing Research, Second Editionby Charles A. MacArthur; Steve Graham; Jill Fitzgerald

    Guilford Publications 2015; US$ 75.00

    The definitive reference in the field, this volume synthesizes current knowledge on writing development and instruction at all grade levels. Prominent scholars examine numerous facets of writing from sociocultural, cognitive, linguistic, neuroscience, and new literacy/technological perspectives. The volume reviews the evidence base for widely used... more...

  • The Grant Writer's Handbookby Gerard M. Crawley; Eoin O'Sullivan

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2015; US$ 75.00

    The Grant Writer's Handbook: How to Write a Research Proposal and Succeed provides useful and practical advice on all aspects of proposal writing, including developing proposal ideas, drafting the proposal, dealing with referees, and budgeting. The authors base their advice on many years of experience writing and reviewing proposals in many different... more...

  • Storm Over The Landby Carl Sandburg

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 24.00

    Taken mainly from Abraham Lincoln: The War Years. 60 halftones from photographs; 98 drawings, maps, and sketches. more...