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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Maeve Binchy Writers' Clubby Maeve Binchy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    ?The most important thing to realize is that everyone is capable of telling a story.? ?Maeve Binchy   If you scribble story ideas on the backs of receipts? If you file away bits of overheard conversation from the coffee shop... If you?ve already chosen the perfect pen name... Well, then the journey has begun!   In this warm and inspiring guide,... more...

  • Handbook for Academic Authorsby Beth Luey

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 20.00

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

  • The Art of Fictionby John Gardner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    "It will fascinate anyone interested in how fiction gets put together.  For the young writer it will become a necessary handbook, a stern judge, an encouraging friend... In the first half of the book, Gardner investigated just what fiction is.  In the second half, he treats specific technical matters. The Art of Fiction is filled with lecture counsel,... more...

  • Write for Your Lifeby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Based on Lawrence Block's extremely popular seminar for writers. Discover Block's tips for overcoming writer's block and unleashing your creativity. more...

  • Unless It Moves the Human Heartby Roger Rosenblatt

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 14.99

    Multiple award-winner Roger Rosenblatt has received glowing critical acclaim for his exceptional literary works?from the hilarious novels Lapham Rising and Beet to his poignant, heartbreaking, ultimately inspiring memoir Making Toast. With Unless It Moves the Human Heart, the revered novelist, essayist, playwright, and respected writing teacher... more...