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  • How to Grow a Novelby Sol Stein

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 6.79

    Each year thousands of fiction writers, from beginners to bestselling author, benefit from Sol Stein's sold-out workshops, featured appearances at writers' conferences, software for writers, on-line columns, and his popular first book for writers, Stein on Writing . Stein practices what he teaches: He is the author of nine novels, including the million-copy... more...

  • Stein On Writingby Sol Stein

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 12.59

    Your future as a writer is in your hands. Whether you are a newcomer or an accomplished professional, a novelist, story writer, or a writer of nonfiction, you will find this book a wealth of immediately useful guidance not available anywhere else. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory. It is... more...

  • Advice to the Writerby Stephen Koch

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 0.99

    From Stephen Koch, former chair of Columbia University’s graduate creative writing program, comes essential and practical advice drawn from The Modern Library Writer’s Workshop .   With nearly thirty years of teaching experience, Stephen Koch has earned a reputation as an astute and benevolent mentor; and with Advice to the Writer, his lucid... 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...

  • Compass Points - A Practical Guide to Poetry Formsby Alison Chisholm

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 5.99

    This book shows through a simple, practical approach, how to enrich your poems through fine structuring of form. more...

  • Unlock Your Creativityby Sue Johnson; Val Andrews

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 5.99

    21 days to creative freedom. more...

  • The Art of Slow Writingby Louise DeSalvo

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 12.59

    In a series of conversational observations and meditations on the writing process, The Art of Slow Writing examines the benefits of writing slowly. DeSalvo advises her readers to explore their creative process on deeper levels by getting to know themselves and their stories more fully over a longer period of time. She writes in the same supportive... more...

  • The Writing of Fictionby Edith Wharton

    Scribner 2014; US$ 12.99

    A rare work of nonfiction from Edith Wharton, The Writing of Fiction contains brilliant advice on writing from the first woman ever to win a Pulitzer Prize -- for her first novel The Age of Innocence. In The Writing of Fiction, Wharton provides general comments on the roots of modern fiction, the various approaches to writing a piece of fiction,... more...

  • Mastering the Craft of Writingby Stephen Wilbers

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.99

    Make Every Word Memorable! To be remembered for your words, you need to write with skill and style. Whether you're crafting a novel, composing an e-mail, or creating a technical report, Mastering the Craft of Writing presents 52 practical techniques to improve your prose. Spend a week with each technique, or use this book as a go-to reference.... more...

  • The Art of Time in Memoirby Sven Birkerts

    Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 10.20

    The Art Of series is a new line of books reinvigorating the practice of craft and criticism. Each book will be a brief, witty, and useful exploration of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry by a writer impassioned by a singular craft issue. The Art Of volumes will provide a series of sustained examinations of key but sometimes neglected aspects of creative... more...