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  • The Elements of Storyby Francis Flaherty

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    ?A splendid book for journalists (new or old), fiction writers, essayists, and critics. But it could also be of great use to the intelligent common reader, the man or woman who wonders why it?s impossible to finish reading certain stories and why others carry the reader in a vivid rush to the end.? ?Pete Hamill, author of A Drinking Life ... more...

  • For the Love of Lettersby Samara O'Shea

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Have you ever wanted to write a thank-you note and suffered writer's block? Considered penning a passionate letter to your beloved, but had no idea where to begin? Needed to send a sympathy message, but couldn't find the right words? Fear not. Professional letter writer Samara O'Shea is here to spark your creativity and answer all your letter-writing... more...

  • We Wanted to Be Writersby Eric Olsen; Glenn Schaeffer; Bill Manhire

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    We Wanted to be Writers is a rollicking and insightful blend of original interviews, commentary, advice, gossip, anecdotes, analyses, history, and asides with nearly thirty graduates and teachers at the now legendary Iowa Writers' Workshop between 1974 and 1978. Among the talents that emerged in those years-writing, criticizing, drinking, and debating... 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$ 18.99

    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...

  • How to Write a Memoir in 30 Daysby Roberta PHD Temes

    Readers Digest 2014; US$ 14.99

    How to Write Your Memoir in 30 Days provides the framework for writers enthusiastic about telling their story, but wondering how to begin. Step-by-step techniques, culled from writers? workshops taught by the author, are presented in a welcoming, non-intimidating style. The prospect of writing a book is not daunting when compartmentalized into thirty... 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...

  • Persuade People with Your Writing: Teach Yourselfby Karen Mannering

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 10.99

    The ability to persuade people to agree with you can be crucial to your working life. This book will help you apply the psychology of persuasion to your writing. Persuasion expert Karen Mannering guides you through all aspects of business writing, from adverts to business plans, emails to Twitter Feeds, and letters to reports to produce sharper and... more...

  • Make Money From Freelance Writing: Teach Yourselfby Claire Gillman

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 11.99

    Make Money From Freelance Writing takes you step by step through every avenue for making an income from professional writing. Covering everything from travel writing to writing self-help features and full-length book commissions, it also includes writing for new media and the practicalities of finding a route to market/self-publicity. Each chapter... more...

  • Write Great Dialogue: Teach Yourselfby Irving Weinman

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 13.99

    'Commissioning editors say good dialogue is one of the first things that make a book stand out from the crowd - and similarly, that clunky direct speech is one of the first things that will send a book straight from the slushpile to the rejections bin. But while many other aspects of writing are pored over in intense detail, there have been very few... more...