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  • On Writingby Stephen King

    Hodder & Stoughton 2001; Not Available

    Find out what books and films influenced the young writer, his first idea for a story and the true life tale that inspired Carrie. For the first time, here's an intimate autobiographical portrait of his home life, his family and his traumatic recent accident. Citing examples of his work and those of his contemporaries, King gives an excellent masterclass... more...

  • Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Wordsby Bill Bryson

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.00

    As usual Bill Bryson says it best: ?English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense. This is a language where ?cleave? can mean to cut in half or to hold two halves together; where the simple word ?set? has 126 different meanings as a verb, 58 as a noun,... 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...

  • Butcher's Copy-editingby Judith Butcher; Caroline Drake; Maureen Leach

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 90.00

    This classic reference guide has been comprehensively revised to reflect the latest developments in publishing. more...

  • Billion-Dollar Kissby Jeffrey Stepakoff

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00

    When Jeffrey Stepakoff was graduating with an MFA in playwriting, he imagined a life in the New York theater, wearing a beret and smoking clove cigarettes. Writing for the "boob tube" didn?t even cross his mind. But he ended up in L.A. in the late 80?s, when television writers were experiencing their equivalent of a gold rush. After the billion- dollar... more...

  • Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editorsby Bill Bryson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    From one of America's most beloved and bestselling authors, a wonderfully useful and readable guide to the problems of the English language most commonly encountered by editors and writers. What is the difference between ?immanent? and ?imminent?? What is the singular form of graffiti? What is the difference between ?acute? and ?chronic?? What is... more...

  • Chambers Good Writing Guideby Ian Brookes; Duncan Marshall

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2004; US$ 13.99

    Compiled by experienced language trainers; Packed with practical examples and tips; Explanations of points that often create problems, eg confusing words such as &osq;immigrate&csq; and &osq;emigrate&csq;. Chambers Good Writing Guide gives advice on not only how to write English correctly, but also how to write it well. The book explains everything... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Power Wordsby Scott Ph.D. Snair

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 14.95

    At a loss for words? The gift of understanding power words and phrases will allow readers to set themselves apart, be more assertive, and impress and inspire others. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Power Words also discusses how to develop and encourage clear-headed attention between parties, proactive listening techniques, genuine interest,... more...

  • Thanks, But This Isn't for Usby Jessica Page Morrell

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.95

    A fun, practical guide that reveals the essentials of good fiction and memoir writing by exposing the most common mistakes literary writers make. All great works of fiction and memoir are unique-but most bad novels, stories, and memoirs have a lot in common. From clunky dialogue to poorly sketchedout characters, sagging pacing to exaggerated prose,... more...

  • 88 Money-Making Writing Jobsby Robert Bly

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 18.99

    88 Money-Making Writing Jobs presents the 88 best outlets a writer can find to turn their words into profit. more...