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  • 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...

  • You Know You're a Writer Whenby Adair Lara

    Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 7.99

    You know you're a writer when . . . You'll never forgive your parents for your happy childhood. . . . The doctor tells you that you have terminal cancer and you think, "I can use this." . . . You accidentally sign a check with your pen name. . . . You know more than ten synonyms for "blue." . . . You write your Christmas letter as if it were War... more...

  • The Freelance Writer's Handbookby Andrew Crofts

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 15.99

    Now in a fully updated third edition, The Freelance Writer's Handbook is the essential book for everyone who dreams of making money from their writing. It will appeal to all aspiring writers, whether they want to write as a full time profession, or simply to supplement their existing income through writing. This inspiring guide will also benefit professional... more...

  • Thunder and Lightningby Natalie Goldberg

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 9.99

    In the sequel to her bestselling Writing Down the Bones , Natalie Goldberg advises readers on how to capture the flashes of inspiration of a writer’s life, and turn this “thunder and lightning” into a polished final piece   Any writer may find himself or herself with an abundance of raw material, but it takes patience and care to turn this material... more...

  • The Company of Writersby Hilma Wolitzer

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    Award-winning author Hilma Wolitzer’s expert guide to navigating a life of writing through workshops and writers’ groups When Hilma Wolitzer finished writing her first short story, she had no idea what to do next. She didn’t trust her family members to give honest critiques, and most of her friends—though they tried to be helpful—knew little about... more...

  • The Writer's Workshopby Gregory L. Roper

    Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2014; US$ 14.99

    The Writer’s Workshop  takes an approach to teaching writing that is new only because it is so old. Today, rhetoric and composition typically proceed by ignoring what was done for 2,500 years in Western education. Gregory Roper, on the other hand, helps students learn to write in the way the great writers of the past themselves learned: by carefully... more...

  • The Author's Toolkitby Mary Embree

    Allworth Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    All writers yearn for success and recognition. And now we are entering a golden era in which self-publishers are in the driver’s seat. In The Author’s Toolkit , aspiring authors, students, and even established writers will find the resources they need to achieve their goals and avoid common writer pitfalls. Updated and expanded to cover the changes... more...

  • The Writer's Survival Guideby Rachel Simon

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 8.99

    This inspirational guide for aspiring and experienced writers was originally published in 1997. Written in a friendly, hopeful, and gently humorous tone, it focuses on the creative process and emotional ups and downs of the creative life, providing insights into how to persist in the face of rejection, frustration, feelings of inadequacy, lack of... more...

  • Thrill Meby Benjamin Percy

    Graywolf Press 2016; US$ 11.19

    Bold new essays on how to craft a thrilling read--in any genre--from the bestselling author of The Dead Lands Anyone familiar with the meteoric rise of Benjamin Percy's career will surely have noticed a certain shift: After writing two short-story collections and a literary novel, he delivered the werewolf thriller Red Moon and the postapocalyptic... more...

  • A Cup of Comfort for Writersby Colleen Sell

    Adams Media 2007; US$ 9.95

    As every writer knows, keeping the faith isn't always easy. On those days when you find yourself literally at a loss for words, you may long for a little writer's TLC. In A Cup of Comfort for Writers , you'll meet more than fifty writers who, just like you, have faced down that empty page and won! From a woman who enters an elite writing program at... more...