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  • 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...

  • 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 Language of Successby Tom SANT

    AMACOM 2008; US$ 15.00

    Master the elusive art of clear, concise, and effective writing. 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...

  • How to Write Fast Under Pressureby Philip VASSALLO

    AMACOM 2009; US$ 4.99

    When the clock is ticking and the page is blank, this book provides fast answers for those writing under pressure. more...

  • Writing for Digital Mediaby Brian Carroll

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    Writing for Digital Media teaches students how to write effectively for online audiences?whether they are crafting a story for the website of a daily newspaper or a personal blog. The lessons and exercises in each chapter help students build a solid understanding of the ways that the Internet has introduced new opportunities for dynamic storytelling... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Magazine Articlesby Sheree Bykofsky; Jennifer Basye Sander

    DK Publishing 2000; US$ 18.95

    You're no idiot, of course. You have a reporter's eye, a poet's touch, and you absolutely love to write. Stories, journal entries, letters to the editor - you name it, you know you can write it. But when it comes to selling your ideas to magazines, newspapers and web sites, you feel like the less said, the better. Seeing your words and wisdom printed... more...

  • Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writersby Sir Harold Evans; Crawford Gillan

    Random House 2010; US$ 20.42

    Essential English is an indispensable guide to the use of words as tools of communication. It is written primarily for journalists, yet its lessons are of immense value to all who face the problem of giving information, whether to the general public or within business, professional or social organisations. FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED BY... more...