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  • The Creative Writing Coursebookby Julia Bell

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 12.08

    The success of the writing courses at UEA belies the myth that writing can't be taught. This coursebook takes aspiring writers through three stages of practice: Gathering - getting started, learning how to keep notes, making observations and using memory; Shaping - looking at structure, point of view, character and setting; and Finishing - being your... more...

  • How to Grow a Novelby Sol Stein

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • Inventing the Truthby William Zinsser

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1998; US$ 13.95

    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...

  • Master Class in Fiction Writing: Techniques from Austen, Hemingway, and Other Greatsby Adam Sexton

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 16.95

    Do you want to take your fiction writing to the next level? LEARN FROM THE MASTERS "Adam Sexton taught me how to read like a writer--and, in a way, how to write like a reader. For without first considering the experience of reading stories--seriously, thoroughly, the way Sexton does--you can't possibly write one worth reading." --Tara McCarthy,... more...

  • McGraw-Hill's Proofreading Handbookby Laura Anderson

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 14.95

    Expert advice to perfect your proofreading skills McGraw-Hill?s Proofreading Handbook helps ensure that your documents are letter-perfect, every time. Veteran editor and proofreader Laura Anderson arms you with all the tools of the proofreader?s trade and walks you step-by-step through the entire proofreading process. more...

  • Schaum's Easy Outline of Writing and Grammarby William Spruiell; Dorothy Zemach

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 10.95

    Boiled-down essentials of the top-selling Schaum's Outline series for the student with limited time What could be better than the bestselling Schaum's Outline series? For students looking for a quick nuts-and-bolts overview, it would have to be Schaum's Easy Outline series. Every book in this series is a pared-down, simplified, and tightly focused... 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...

  • 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...

  • When Good People Write Bad Sentencesby Robert W. Harris

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    At last, help for writers who can admit they have a problem. Do you get a lift by dangling a participle? Has your punctuation ever caused difficulties at home or at work? Do you consider yourself just a "social misspeller?" These are just a few of the warning signs that you might have an addiction to bad writing. But fear not. This practical guide... 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...