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  • The Art of Fictionby John Gardner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    This classic guide, from the renowned novelist and professor, has helped transform generations of aspiring writers into masterful writers?and will continue to do so for many years to come.     John Gardner was almost as famous as a teacher of creative writing as he was for his own works. In this practical, instructive handbook, based on the courses... 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$ 10.49

    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...

  • Shimmering Imagesby Lisa Dale Norton

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 7.39

    Rich, funny, and moving personal narratives depend on a few key moments in time to anchor the story and give it impact. Shimmering Images teaches the aspiring memoirist how to locate key memories using Lisa's technique for finding, linking, and fleshing out those vibrant recollections of important moments and situations. Shimmering Images will... more...

  • The Autobiographer's Handbookby Jennifer Traig; Dave Eggers

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 7.39

    At last?the contemporary masters of memoir have come together to reveal their strategies and impart their advice. This book contains an unprecedented wealth of knowledge in one place. In The Autobiographers Handbook , you're invited to a roundtable discussion with today's most successful memoirists. Let Nick Hornby show you how the banal can be... more...

  • Grammar Girl's Punctuation 911by Mignon Fogarty

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 0.99

    Previously published as part of Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing . Online sensation Grammar Girl makes punctuation fun and easy in Grammar Girl's Punctuation 911. Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad punctuation?but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. A couple... more...

  • Before We Get Startedby Bret Lott

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    This marvelous guide begins where other books on writing and the writing life leave off. Delving deep into the creative process, Bret Lott reveals truths we scarcely realized we needed to know but without which we as writers will soon lose our way. In ten intimate essays based on his own experiences and on the seasoned wisdom of writers including Eudora... more...

  • Get Your Articles Published: Teach Yourselfby Lesley Bown

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 15.99

    Get Your Articles Published is a practical step-by-step guide offering you the information you to learn about the market, requirements, practicalities and skills needed to write on a freelance basis for magazines, it covers all major genres from mainstream and lifestyle through to more specialised subject areas. With plenty of information on legalities... more...

  • The Writer's Source Book: Teach Yourselfby Chris Sykes

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 13.99

    Is your creative writing in need of inspiration? Do you need confidence to create watertight plots and believable characters? The Writer's Source Book provides dozens of practical exercises to help you create storylines, craft people and generate ideas, with support and creative insight for every stage. It will give you support in identifying your... more...

  • The Call of the Writer's Craftby Tom Bird; Paul McCarthy

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 12.95

    Getting a book successfully published is as much about talent and creative drive as it is a matter of determination and business practice. Luckily for would-be authors, this book delivers the how-to on both the creativity and the business. Lecturer and writing retreat leader Tom Bird introduces authors to their Divine Author Within, and guides them... more...