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  • The Craft of Research, Third Editionby Wayne C. Booth; Gregory G. Colomb; Joseph M. Williams

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 17.00

    With more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices.   Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic... more...

  • The Elements of Journalism, Revised and Updated 3rd Editionby Bill Kovach; Tom Rosenstiel

    Crown/Archetype 2014; US$ 15.00

    The Book That Every Citizen and Journalist Should Read ?What this book does better than any single book on media history, ethics, or practice is weave . . . [together] why media audiences have fled and why new technology and megacorporate ownership are putting good journalism at risk.? ?Rasmi Simhan, Boston Globe ?Kovach and Rosenstiel?s essays... more...

  • The Lost Art of the Great Speechby Richard Dowis

    AMACOM 1999; US$ 7.95

    It's not all in the delivery. Here's expert guidance on how to write a dynamic speech. more...

  • Writing & Selling Your Memoirby Paula Balzer

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 17.99

    There?s more to writing a memoir than just writing your life story.A memoir isn?t one long diary entry. Rather, it?s a well-crafted story about a crucial?often exceptionally difficult time in someone?s life. Writing & Selling Your Memoirgives you the knowledge and skills you need to turn your most important personal stories into compelling and meaningful... more...

  • Screenplayby Syd Field

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script.. Here are easily understood guidelines to make film-writing accessible to novices and to help practiced writers improve their scripts. Syd Field pinpoints the structural and stylistic elements essential to every good screenplay. He presents a step-by-step, comprehensive technique for... more...

  • The Adweek Copywriting Handbookby Joseph Sugarman

    Wiley 2012; US$ 24.00 US$ 20.99

    Great copy is the heart and soul of the advertising business. In this practical guide, legendary copywriter Joe Sugarman provides proven guidelines and expert advice on what it takes to write copy that will entice, motivate, and move customers to buy. For anyone who wants to break into the business, this is the ultimate companion resource for unlimited... more...

  • The Elements of Academic Styleby Eric Hayot

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Eric Hayot teaches graduate students and faculty in literary and cultural studies how to think and write like a professional scholar. From granular concerns, such as sentence structure and grammar, to big-picture issues, such as adhering to genre patterns for successful research and publishing and developing productive and rewarding writing habits,... more...

  • Writing with a Word Processorby William Zinsser

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 2.99

    In this helpful and entertaining book the author of the classic On Writing Well explains that he has always had a love of paper and a fear of mechanical objects. He describes how he confronted his hang-ups, got a word processor, taught himself to use it and gradually overcame his sense of inferiority to the machine. He explains how the word processor?by... more...

  • The Art of Subtextby Charles Baxter

    Graywolf Press 2013; US$ 10.19

    Charles Baxter inaugurates The Art of , a new series on the craft of writing, with the wit and intelligence he brought to his celebrated book Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction . Fiction writer and essayist Charles Baxter's The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot discusses and illustrates the hidden subtextual overtones and undertones in fictional... more...

  • Will Write for Shoesby Cathy Yardley

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 6.79

    * What is Chick Lit exactly? * How do I write a Chick Lit novel? * What are the steps I need to take to get published? Once dismissed as a fad by the popular press and literary community, the women's fiction genre called Chick Lit is now one of the hottest growing markets for new writers. In Will Write for Shoes, veteran Chick Lit and romance author... more...