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  • The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writingby David Morley

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    All kinds of writing are covered in this useful and inspiring guide for students and aspiring writers. more...

  • Word Heroby Jay Heinrichs

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 15.00

    Yes, it’s true: you can learn how to be a verbal wizard!   Ever hear someone utter an unforgettable phrase and feel yourself reacting with with…well, awe?  Ever read a great quote and think I could never come up with anything that clever ?     Daunting as it may seem, there’s nothing mystical about witcraft.  Crafting memorable lines doesn’t... more...

  • The Elements of Styleby William Strunk

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.95

    This is the book that generations of writers have relied upon for timeless advice on grammar, diction, syntax, and other essentials. In concise terms, it identifies the principal requirements of proper style and common errors. more...

  • The Little Green Grammar Bookby Mark Tredinnick

    University of NSW Press 2008; US$ 27.95

    What really goes on inside a sentence? What is your subject, and where is your verb, and what is its tense, and where is your modifier, and why does it matter? Where do you need a comma, and where do you not? Why are dashes and semicolons so misunderstood? When is it which and when is it that? In The Little Green Grammar Book, Mark Tredinnick asks... more...

  • Webster's New World Letter Writing Handbookby Robert W. Bly

    Wiley 2011; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.50

    Expert tips and 300 sample letters make business and personal correspondence a snap. When trying to close a sale, answer a complaint, or offer thanks, a well-crafted letter can make all the difference. Packed with practical advice and 300 easy-to-adapt sample letters, this all-purpose guide shows readers how to write letters that get results -at work... more...

  • A Dictionary of Modern English Usageby H. W. Fowler; David Crystal

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 11.99

    No book had more influence on twentieth-century attitudes to the English language in Britain than Henry Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage. It rapidly became the standard work of reference for the correct use of English in terms of choice of words, grammar, and style. Much loved for his firm opinions, passion, and dry humour, Fowler has stood... more...

  • Persuasion: History, Theory, Practiceby George Pullman

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 23.95

    George Pullman's lively and accessible introduction to the study of persuasion is an ideal text for use in courses where the understanding and practice of argumentation, rhetoric, and critical thinking are central. Continually challenging his readers to seek and recognize sound evidence, to question the obvious, and to assess and reassess the credibility... 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...

  • Inventing the Truthby William Zinsser

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1998; US$ 13.58

    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...