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  • Sin and Syntaxby Constance Hale

    Crown/Archetype 2001; US$ 14.95

    ? Sin and Sintax is one of the rare books that recognizes?and even celebrates?the fact that good writing has little to do with ?rules? and much to do with a true understanding of effective prose. Connie Hale provides us an invaluable service by showing us what works and what doesn?t in the real world, regardless of what the pedants say.? ?Jesse Sheidlower,... more...

  • Sister Bernadette's Barking Dogby Kitty Burns Florey

    Melville House 2014; US$ 15.95

    Once wildly popular in grammar schools across the country, sentence diagramming has fallen out of fashion. But are we that much worse for not knowing the word-mapping method? Now, in this illustrated personal history that any language lover will adore, Kitty Burns Florey explores the rise and fall of sentence diagramming, including its invention by... more...

  • Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Studentsby Mignon Fogarty; Erwin Haya

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Mignon Fogarty, the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips Network, is also the author of the bestselling GRAMMAR GIRL'S QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS FOR BETTER WRITING and THE GRAMMAR DEVOTIONAL. She lives in Reno, Nevada. grammar.quickanddirtytips.com more...

  • Writing Essays For Dummiesby Mary Page; Carrie Winstanley

    Wiley 2010; US$ 21.99 US$ 17.59

    Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay? Are you left baffled about where to start? This easy-to-use guide walks you through the nuts and bolts of academic writing, helping you develop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks. From identifying the essay type and planning a structure, to honing your research skills,... more...

  • Word Paintingby Rebecca Mcclanahan

    F+W Media 1999; US$ 18.99

    Let Rebecca McClanahan guide you through an inspiring examination of description in its many forms. With her thoughtful instruction and engaging exercises, you'll learn to develop your senses and powers of observation to uncover the rich, evocative words that accurately portray your mind's images. McClanahan includes dozens of descriptive passages... more...

  • Writing a Successful Research Paper & Writing with Sourcesby Stanley Chodorow; Gordon Harvey

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 11.95

    Now available together as a set for a discounted price: Writing A Successful Research Paper: A Simple Approach , by Stanley Chodorow, and Writing with Sources, (Second Edition): A Guide for Students , by Gordon Harvey. Writing A Successful Research Paper is a brief, practical guide that offers a clear and comprehensive strategy for conceptualizing,... more...

  • The Art of Adaptationby Linda Seger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 19.99

    A comprehensive handbook for those who want to adapt factual and fictional material into film. more...

  • Handbook for Science Public Information Officersby W. Matthew Shipman

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    Whether sharing a spectacular shot from a deep-space probe, announcing a development in genetic engineering, or crafting an easy-to-reference list of cancer risk factors, science public information officers, or PIOs, serve as scientific liaisons, connecting academic, nonprofit, government, and other research organizations with the public. And as traditional... more...

  • The Yahoo! Style Guide: Writing for an Online Audienceby Yahoo!; Chris Barr

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 1.99

    Previously published as part of The Yahoo! Style Guide. WWW may be an acronym for the World Wide Web, but no one could fault you for thinking it stands for wild, wild West. The rapid growth of the Web has meant having to rely on style guides intended for print publishing, but these guides do not address the new challenges of communicating online.... more...

  • Break Into Screenwriting 5th Edition: Teach Yourselfby Ray Frensham

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; Not Available

    This is a comprehensive, jargon-free guide for all budding screenwriters. Its aim is not just to guide you through the techniques and skills you need to write for the screen (film and television), but also to give you guidance on how to approach the industry as a whole. Focusing on every aspect of screenwriting, from how to set about the writing process... more...