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  • "I Give You My Body . . ."by Diana Gabaldon

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 2.99

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? For writers looking to make sure their next physical interlude on the page inspires readers to share the moment rather than to laugh at it, bestselling author Diana Gabaldon divulges the writing secrets behind the sex scenes in her wildly popular Outlander novels.   ?Ask me to your bed,? he said. ?I shall come to... more...

  • The Craft of Scientific Communicationby Joseph E. Harmon; Alan G. Gross

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    The ability to communicate in print and person is essential to the life of a successful scientist. But since writing is often secondary in scientific education and teaching, there remains a significant need for guides that teach scientists how best to convey their research to general and professional audiences. The Craft of Scientific Communication... more...

  • Writing Children's Books For Dummiesby Lisa Rojany Buccieri; Peter Economy

    Wiley 2012; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    Everything aspiring authors need to write, publish, and sell a children's book Everyone loves a children's book—and many dream about writing one. But is it actually possible for an unpublished writer—armed with a good story idea and a love of kids—to write, sell, publish, and promote a book? Yes, it is! Clearly and concisely... more...

  • English Made Simple, Revised Editionby Arthur Waldhorn; Arthur Zeiger

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 12.95

    For almost four decades, Made Simple books have set the standard for continuing education and home study. In answer to the changing needsof today's marketplace, the Made Simple series for the '90s presents a thoroughly up-to-the-minute portfolio of skills, information, and experience, with revised and updated editions of bestselling titles, plus... more...

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

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • 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$ 12.63

    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...