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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...

  • 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...

  • 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; 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...

  • Writing Magicby Gail Carson Levine

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 5.99

    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...

  • Style and Rhetoric of Short Narrative Fictionby Dan Shen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    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...

  • Write a Novel and Get it Publishedby Stephen May; Nigel Watts

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 12.75

    There is a saying that 'everyone has a book in them'. But not many people are able to get it out. This practical and inspiring guide will help guide you through every step of the process, including:. * First thoughts - Why do you want to write, and how can you do it?. * Genres - Understanding the conventions of writing. * Generating ideas -... more...

  • Write Great Dialogueby Irving Weinman

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 17.39

    Commissioning editors say good dialogue is one of the first things that make a book stand out from the crowd - and similarly, that clunky direct speech is one of the first things that will send a book straight from the slushpile to the rejections bin. But while many other aspects of writing are pored over in intense detail, there have been very few... more...