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  • Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writingby Mignon Fogarty

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 16.99

    Online sensation Grammar Girl makes grammar fun and easy in this New York Times bestseller Are you stumped by split infinitives? Terrified of using "who" when a "whom" is called for? Do you avoid the words "affect" and "effect" altogether? Grammar Girl is here to help! Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar?but... more...

  • How to Write History that People Want to Readby Ann Curthoys; Ann McGrath

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 24.00

    Drawn from decades of experience, this is a concise and highly practical guide to writing history. Aimed at all kinds of people who write history ? academic historians, public historians, professional historians, family historians and students of all levels ? the book includes a wide range of examples from many genres and styles. more...

  • Writing Successful Academic Booksby Anthony Haynes

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    A practical guide to both writing and getting published, written by an expert in academic publishing. more...

  • The Economist Style Guideby The Economist

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 13.31

    Clear writing is the key to clear thinking. So think what you want to say, then say it as simply as possible . That's the thinking that underpins this much-loved guide, and the mantra for anyone wanting to communicate with the clarity, style and precision for which The Economist is renowned. The Economist Style Guide guides the reader through... 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$ 11.99

    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$ 19.99

    * 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$ 13.95

    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...

  • When Good People Write Bad Sentencesby Robert W. Harris

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    At last, help for writers who can admit they have a problem. Do you get a lift by dangling a participle? Has your punctuation ever caused difficulties at home or at work? Do you consider yourself just a "social misspeller?" These are just a few of the warning signs that you might have an addiction to bad writing. But fear not. This practical guide... more...