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  • The Modern Library Writer's Workshopby Stephen Koch

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    Kurt Vonnegut ??The cat sat on the mat? is not the beginning of a story, but ?the cat sat on the dog?s mat? is.? ? John Le Carré Nothing is more inspiring for a beginning writer than listening to masters of the craft talk about the writing life. But if you can?t get Vladimir Nabokov, Virginia Woolf, and Gabriel García Márquez together at the Algonquin,... more...

  • On Writingby Eudora Welty

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Eudora Welty was one of the twentieth century?s greatest literary figures. For as long as students have been studying her fiction as literature, writers have been looking to her to answer the profound questions of what makes a story good, a novel successful, a writer an artist. On Writing presents the answers in seven concise chapters discussing... more...

  • Elements of Fiction Writing - Conflict and Suspenseby James Scott Bell

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 16.99

    Ramp up the tension and keep your readers hooked! Inside you'll find everything you need to know to spice up your story, move your plot forward, and keep your readers turning pages. Expert thriller author and writing instructor James Scott Bell shows you how to craft scenes, create characters, and develop storylines that harness conflict and suspense... more...

  • How to Write Your First Novelby Sophie King

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 14.57

    This revised edition takes aspiring novelists through the steps of writing a novel, from finding that initial idea, to keeping the plot going and crafting the perfect ending. With helpful exercises in each chapter you will learn how to: - Develop a brilliant idea for your first novel - Create characters that will make your novel come alive ... more...

  • Wild Inkby Victoria Hanley

    Sourcebooks 2012; US$ 17.95

    What do you need to know to break in to the flourishing young adult (YA) market? With humor and a solid grounding in reality, author Victoria Hanley helps readers understand the ins and outs of the YA genre, how to stay inspired, and how to avoid common mistakes writers make in trying to reach teens. The book includes unique writing exercises to help... more...

  • From Pitch to Publicationby Carole Blake

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 13.54

    This is the insider's guide to getting published sucessfully. The secret to making money from your fiction writing is not only in the quality of your work but your approach to the publishing process: in this book an industry professional shows how to make the system work for you. Advice is here from almost the moment you pick up the pen - identifying... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Writing Magicby Gail Carson Levine

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    Bestselling author of Ella Enchanted and fairy-tale master Gail Carson Levine helps you make magic with your writing! In Writing Magic , Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her tricks of the trade. She shows how you can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters?and... more...