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  • Writing With Powerby Peter Elbow

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 13.99

    Elbow provides the writer with valuable advice for getting words down on paper, for revising, for dealing with an audience, for getting feedback on a piece of writing, and much more. Elbow urges writers to write first and edit later, to use free-writing and other techniques to generate a lot of material, and then edit it down to a finished piece. By... more...

  • Sin and Syntaxby Constance Hale

    Crown/Archetype 2013; US$ 15.00

    A fully revised and updated edition with challenges and writing prompts in every chapter Today?s writers need more spunk than Strunk: whether it's the Great American e-mail, Madison Avenue advertising, or Grammy Award-winning rap lyrics, memorable writing must jump off the page. Copy veteran Constance Hale is on a mission to make creative communication,... more...

  • Writing That Works, 3eby Kenneth Roman; Joel Raphaelson

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    Writing That Works will help you say what you want to say, with less difficulty and more confidence. Now in its third edition, this completely updated classic has been expanded to included all new advice on e-mail and the e-writing world, plus a fresh point of view on political correctness. With dozens of examples, many of them new, and useful tips... more...

  • Garner's Modern American Usageby Bryan Garner

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 30.99

    Since first appearing in 1998, Garner's Modern American Usage has established itself as the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. Brimming with witty, erudite essays on troublesome words and phrases, GMAU authoritatively shows how to avoid the countless pitfalls that await unwary writers and speakers--whether the issues... more...

  • Writing Monstersby Philip Athans

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 16.99 US$ 15.29

    Monsters are more than things that go bump in the night... Monsters are lurking in the woods, beneath the waves, and within our favorite books, films, and games--and there are good reasons why they appear so often. Monsters are manifestations of our fears and symbols of our society--not to mention they're a lot of fun--but each should serve a purpose... 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...

  • Inventing the Truthby William Zinsser

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1998; US$ 13.02

    In this perfect companion for anyone beguiled by memoirs or embarking on writing one, nine distinguished authors -- Russell Baker, Jill Ker Conway, Annie Dillard, Ian Frazier, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alfred Kazin, Frank McCourt, Toni Morrison, and Eileen Simpson -- reflect on the writing process. more...

  • Webster's New World Punctuationby Geraldine Woods

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 10.99

    Unsure about proper punctuation?   When in doubt, look it up!   THE PRACTICAL, ACCESSIBLE GUIDE TO CORRECT PUNCTUATION   Whether you're writing a business report or a book report, creating an article for a newsletter, writing a note to your child's teacher, a personal letter, or a cover letter, using proper punctuation helps you make your... more...