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  • Writing Toolsby Roy Peter Clark

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 8.99

    One of America 's most influential writing teachers offers a toolbox from which writers of all kinds can draw practical inspiration. "Writing is a craft you can learn," says Roy Peter Clark. "You need tools, not rules." His book distills decades of experience into 50 tools that will help any writer become more fluent and effective. WRITING... more...

  • The Art of the Book Proposalby Eric Maisel

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 15.95

    Here is an expert's guide through the elements of a nonfiction book proposal, including the outline, chapter summaries, marketing/publicity, book and chapter titles, and more. Filled with exercises designed to help a writer conceive and create a desirable proposal, and checklists to keep track of the project's progress, The Art of the Book Proposal... more...

  • Write Tightby William Brohaugh

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2007; US$ 12.95

    Not since The Elements of Style has a writing guide had the ability to turn a writer’s work around so effectively. more...

  • The Scene Bookby Sandra Scofield

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    A treasure-trove of scene-writing wisdom from award-winning author and teacher Sandra Scofield To write a good scene, you have to know the following: Every scene has an EVENT Every scene has a FUNCTION in the narrative Every scene has a STRUCTURE: a beginning, middle, and end Every scene has a PULSE The Scene Book is a fundamental... more...

  • The Elements of Storyby Francis Flaherty

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    ?A splendid book for journalists (new or old), fiction writers, essayists, and critics. But it could also be of great use to the intelligent common reader, the man or woman who wonders why it?s impossible to finish reading certain stories and why others carry the reader in a vivid rush to the end.? ?Pete Hamill, author of A Drinking Life ... more...

  • A Student's Writing Guideby Gordon Taylor

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 19.00

    Boost your confidence and grades with this step-by-step guide to tackling university writing assignments. more...

  • Professional Blogging For Dummiesby Susan J. Getgood

    Wiley 2010; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    Take your hobby to the next level and turn your blog into real income Anyone who blogs knows that it is a fun, creative way for sharing thoughts and opinions. Now imagine making money from that hobby! This practical, how-to guide shows you how you can get serious about using your blog and implement advertising, sponsorship, partnerships, and affiliate... more...

  • The Forest for the Trees (Revised and Updated)by Betsy Lerner

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    Quickly established as an essential and enduring companion for aspiring writers when it was first published, Betsy Lerner's sharp, funny, and insightful guide has been meticulously updated and revised to address the dramatic changes that have reshaped the publishing industry in the decade since. From blank page to first glowing (or gutting) review,... more...

  • Writing Under Pressureby Sanford Kaye

    Oxford University Press, USA 1988; US$ 19.99

    Most writing is done under pressure. An executive has to produce a three-page position paper by tomorrow at nine. A department head suddenly has to write a one-page action memo by noon. A graduate student has a twenty-page research paper due in a week. Yet, while most students and professionals write under pressure--with limited time, limited space,... more...

  • Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummiesby Deborah Halverson; M. T. Anderson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the style that appeals to young readers?... more...