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  • The Nonfictionist's Guideby Robert Root

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 41.99

    As a vital and growing literary genre, nonfiction impacts bestseller lists, writing programs, writers? workshops, and academic conferences on creative writing, composition/rhetoric, and literature. In a lively exploration of its poetics, The Nonfictionist?s Guide examines the elements of contemporary nonfiction and suggests imaginative approaches... more...

  • The Language of Fictionby Brian Shawver

    University Press of New England 2012; US$ 17.99

    This is not your grandfather's style guide more...

  • Vivid and Continuousby John McNally

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    Taking off from The Creative Writer’s Survival Guide , John McNally’srelentlessly blunt, bracingly cheerful, and immensely helpful map to being a writer, Vivid and Continuous is an equally blunt, cheerful, and helpful map to learning to be a writer. While acknowledging that many fine books cover such essentials of fiction writing... more...

  • Aliens & Alien Societiesby Schmidt Stanley

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 17.99

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Hamlet , William Shakespeare Stanley Schmidt guides you toward a better understanding of our universe to create beings who will live in your science fiction. Aliens and Alien Societies explains science to help you make your fiction plausible. You'll... more...

  • Writing Magicby Gail Carson Levine

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 5.99

    Do you want to write stories that catch your readers and never let go? Have you ever wondered how to create a book as magical as Ella Enchanted , as touching as Dave at Night , as captivating as Fairest ? Well, now you can find out! In Writing Magic , Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing. She shows how you,... more...

  • Writing Magicby Gail Carson Levine

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    Do you want to write stories that catch your readers and never let go? Have you ever wondered how to create a book as magical as Ella Enchanted , as touching as Dave at Night , as captivating as Fairest ? Well, now you can find out! In Writing Magic , Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing. She shows how you,... more...

  • Writing the Blockbuster Novelby Al Zuckerman

    Argo-Navis 2012; US$ 8.99

    Every novelist dreams of it--writing the book that rockets to the top of the best-seller lists. Now, they can see how it's done, up close, in a book by an agent who has sold manuscripts that turned into hits. Here Albert Zuckerman covers the essential elements of the blockbuster novel and shows writers how to put them to work in their books. Zuckerman... more...

  • Style and Rhetoric of Short Narrative Fictionby Dan Shen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    In many fictional narratives, the progression of the plot exists in tension with a very different and powerful dynamic that runs, at a hidden and deeper level, throughout the text. In this volume, Dan Shen systematically investigates how stylistic analysis is indispensable for uncovering this covert progression through rhetorical narrative criticism.... more...

  • The Art of Fictionby Ayn Rand

    Penguin Group US 2000; US$ 16.00

    In 1958, Ayn Rand , already the world-famous author of such bestselling books as Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead , gave a private series of extemporaneous lectures in her own living room on the art of fiction. Tore Boeckmann and Leonard Peikoff for the first time now bring readers the edited transcript of these exciting personal statements.... more...

  • The Business of Science Fictionby Mike Resnick; Barry N. Malzberg

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    Two prolific and award-winning science fiction writers, Mike Resnick and Barry N. Malzberg, have been publishing a "Dialogue" in every issue of the SFWA Bulletin, official publication of the Science Fiction Writers of America, for more than a decade. These collected columns explore every aspect of the literary genre, from writing to marketing... more...