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  • Academic Writing and Grammar for Studentsby Alex Osmond

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 38.00

    This clear and practical book on academic grammar shows students how to avoid common mistakes and how to quickly apply this to their essays. It is unique in its focus on English grammar for academic purposes across a range of disciplines. 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...

  • How I Writeby Janet Evanovich; Ina Yalof

    St. Martin's Press 2006; US$ 16.99

    How many people would kill to be a bestselling novelist? Especially one like Janet Evanovich.Writers want to know how a bestselling author thinks, writes, plans, and dreams her books. And they are primed for a book from Janet Evanovich that tells, in a witty Q&A format: ? How she comes up with such remarkable characters ? How she nails the perfect... more...

  • Immediate Fictionby Jerry Cleaver

    St. Martin's Press 2004; US$ 17.99

    Covering the entire process from story building to manuscript preparation and marketing, Jerry Cleaver shows the novice and experienced writer how to start writing and how to get immediate results. Readers will find everything they need to know about managing time, finding an idea, getting the first word down on the page, staying unblocked, shaping... more...

  • Sin and Syntaxby Constance Hale

    Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    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, both the lyrical and the unlawful, an option for everyone. With its crisp, witty tone,... more...

  • Eats, Shoots & Leavesby Lynne Truss

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 15.00

    We all know the basics of punctuation. Or do we? A look at most neighborhood signage tells a different story. Through sloppy usage and low standards on the internet, in email, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves , former editor Lynne Truss dares to say, in her delightfully urbane,... more...

  • Butcher's Copy-editingby Judith Butcher; Caroline Drake; Maureen Leach

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 96.00

    This classic reference guide has been comprehensively revised to reflect the latest developments in publishing. more...

  • Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Dayby Joan Bolker

    Henry Holt and Co. 1998; US$ 19.99

    Expert writing advice from the editor of the Boston Globe best-seller, The Writer's Home Companion Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone to assure them that their struggles aren't unique. Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions... more...

  • Writing about Quantitative Research in Applied Linguisticsby Lindy Woodrow

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 38.00

    With increasing pressure on academics and graduate students to publish in peer reviewed journals, this book offers a much-needed guide to writing about and publishing quantitative research in applied linguistics. With annotated examples and useful resources, this book will be indispensable to graduate students and seasoned researchers alike. 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...