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  • 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...

  • Sin and Syntaxby Constance Hale

    Crown/Archetype 2001; US$ 14.95

    ? Sin and Sintax is one of the rare books that recognizes?and even celebrates?the fact that good writing has little to do with ?rules? and much to do with a true understanding of effective prose. Connie Hale provides us an invaluable service by showing us what works and what doesn?t in the real world, regardless of what the pedants say.? ?Jesse Sheidlower,... more...

  • 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...

  • Webster's New World Punctuationby Geraldine Woods

    Wiley 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 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...

  • 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 Sound on the Pageby Ben Yagoda

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • 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...