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  • Art of Romance Writingby Valerie Parv

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 2.72

    With more than twenty million books sold internationally, Valerie Parv has made love and romance a career. This fully revised and expanded new edition is a necessity for the bookshelves of all hopeful romance writers. more...

  • Writing With Powerby Peter Elbow

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 13.99

    Elbow provides the writer with valuable advice for getting words down on paper, for revising, for dealing with an audience, for getting feedback on a piece of writing, and much more. Elbow urges writers to write first and edit later, to use free-writing and other techniques to generate a lot of material, and then edit it down to a finished piece. By... more...

  • Webster's New World Punctuationby Geraldine Woods

    Wiley 2011; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.50

    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 points clearly... more...

  • Finding the Right Words for Life's Celebrationsby J. Beverly Daniel

    Pocket Books 2007; US$ 9.95

    Sharing the most joyous moments of our lives begins with FINDING THE RIGHT WORDS FOR LIFE'S CELEBRATIONS Here you'll find: Hundreds of heartwarming phrases for engagements, christenings, adoptions, Bar Mitzvahs, graduations, and more Famous festive quotations Tips for flawlessly wording an announcement or invitation for baby... more...

  • The Sound on the Pageby Ben Yagoda

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    In writing, style matters. Our favorite writers often entertain, move, and inspire us less by what they say than by how they say it. In The Sound on the Page , acclaimed author, teacher, and critic Ben Yagoda offers practical and incisive help for writers on developing and discovering their own style and voice. This wonderfully rich and readable... more...

  • How Not to Write a Novelby Howard Mittelmark; Sandra Newman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99

    "What do you think of my fiction book writing?" the aspiring novelist extorted. "Darn," the editor hectored, in turn. "I can not publish your novel! It is full of what we in the business call 'really awful writing.'" "But how shall I absolve this dilemma? I have already read every tome available on how to write well and get published!" The writer... more...

  • The Fact Checker's Bibleby Sarah Harrison Smith

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

      These days fact-checking can seem like a lost art.  The Fact Checker's Bible arrives not a moment too soon: it is the first?and essential?guide to the important but increasingly neglected task of checking facts, whatever their source. We are all overwhelmed with information that claims to be factual, but even the most punctilious researcher,... more...

  • Get a Freelance Lifeby Margit Feury Ragland; Laurel Touby

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 14.00

    Write Your Own Check Considering a career in freelance writing? Already a freelancer but seeking practical, solid advice on the basics of the business? Get a Freelance Life is the complete guide to all aspects of a freelance writing career, straight from the creators of mediabistro.com?the nation?s most connected, authoritative source for media... more...

  • Seven Steps on the Writer's Pathby Nancy Pickard; Lynn Lott

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    The blank page, the impossible deadline, the rush of inspiration: There is no profession more maddening or more rewarding than being a writer. Yet surprisingly, all writers pass through the same sequence of stages in the course of their careers. It was this remarkable insight that inspired veteran authors Nancy Pickard and Lynn Lott to write one of... more...

  • Handbook for Academic Authorsby Beth Luey

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 21.00

    This fifth edition has been revised to reflect the impact of digital technology on authorship and publishing. more...