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  • The Associated Press Guide To Punctuationby Rene J. Cappon

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 11.99

    From the editors at the world-renowned Associated Press, a guide to the proper use of punctuation--from the apostrophe to the semicolon more...

  • The Art of Characterby David Corbett

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    Former private investigator and New York Times notable author David Corbett offers a unique and indispensable toolkit for creating characters that come vividly to life on the page and linger in memory. Corbett provides an inventive, inspiring, and vastly entertaining blueprint to all the elements of characterization-from initial inspiration to realization-with... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Nonfictionby Christina Boufis

    DK Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing Nonfiction gives narrative nonfiction writers the tools they need to elevate their storytelling to the next level. This guide will define narrative nonfiction, list the literary building blocks and teach you how to research your desired subject. Next, you'll find tricks for remembering details of events... more...

  • How to Write Shortby Roy Peter Clark

    Little, Brown and Company 2013; Not Available

    America's most influential writing teacher offers an engaging and practical guide to effective short-form writing. In HOW TO WRITE SHORT, Roy Peter Clark turns his attention to the art of painting a thousand pictures with just a few words. Short forms of writing have always existed-from ship logs and telegrams to prayers and haikus. But in this... more...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 15.99

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

  • How We Writeby Mike Sharples

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 58.95

    How We Write is an accessible guide to the entire writing process, from forming ideas to formatting text. Combining new explanations of creativity with insights into writing as design, it offers a full account of the mental, physical and social aspects of writing. How We Write explores: how children learn to write the importance of reflective thinking... more...

  • The Media Student's Bookby Gill Branston; Roy Stafford

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    The Media Student's Book is a comprehensive introduction for students of media studies. It covers all the key topics and provides a detailed, lively and accessible guide to concepts and debates. Now in its fifth edition, this bestselling textbook has been thoroughly revised, re-ordered and updated, with many very recent examples and expanded... more...

  • The McGraw-Hill Desk Reference for Editors, Writers, and Proofreadersby K. D. Sullivan; Merilee Eggleston

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 21.95

    More essential than a red pencil, this is the one tool you can't go without Whether you're a manager, an administrative assistant, a student, or a webmaster, at some point on the job you'll also need to become editor, writer, and proofreader. And no matter what you read or write--business reports, term papers, even the simplest e-mail memos­­it... more...

  • Tell It Slant, 2nd Editionby Brenda Miller; Suzanne Paola

    McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 18.00

    Introduction: Where to Begin Part I: Unearthing Your Material 1. The Body of Memory 2. Writing the Family 3. Writing the Physical World 4. Gathering the Threads of History 5. Writing the Arts 6. Writing the Larger World Part II: The Forms of Creative Nonfiction 7. The Particular Challenges of Creative Nonfiction (expanded) 8. The Personal... more...

  • The African American Guide to Writing & Publishing Non Fictionby Jewell Parker Rhodes

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.00

    In college and graduate school, Jewell Parker Rhodes never encountered a single reading assignment or exercise that featured a person of color. Now she has made it her mission to rectify the situation, gathering advice and inspiring tips tailored for African Americans seeking to express their life experiences. Comprehensive and totally energizing,... more...