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  • Shimmering Imagesby Lisa Dale Norton

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 18.99

    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$ 19.99

    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$ 15.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Writing Life Storiesby Bill Roorbach

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 21.24

    How to Make Memories into Memoirs, Ideas into Essays, and Life into Literature From drawing a map of a remembered neighborhood to signing a form releasing yourself to take risks in your work, Roorbach offers innovative techniques that will trigger ideas for all writers. Writing Life Stories is a classic text that appears on countless... more...

  • Writing & Selling Your Memoirby Paula Balzer

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 17.99

    There?s more to writing a memoir than just writing your life story. A memoir isn?t one long diary entry. Rather, it?s a well-crafted story about a crucial? often exceptionally difficult time in someone?s life. Writing & Selling Your Memoir gives you the knowledge and skills you need to turn your most important personal stories into compelling... more...

  • Writing the Paranormal Novelby Steven Harper

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 17.99

    Vampires, werewolves, and zombies, oh my! Writing a paranormal novel takes more than casting an alluring vampire or arming your hero with a magic wand. It takes an original idea, believable characters, a compelling plot, and surprising twists, not to mention great writing. This helpful guide gives you everything you need to successfully introduce... more...

  • The Only Writing Book You'll Ever Needby Pamela Rice Hahn

    F+W Media 2005; US$ 7.95

    Whether you're writing simple thank-you notes or creating elaborate business proposals, you need to be able to write well. The ability to craft clear, effective prose is critical to success in all facets of life today. From mastering the basic building blocks of good writing to combating writer's block, The Only Writing Book You'll Ever Need teaches... more...

  • The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Needby Lesley Bolton; Lea Wait

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 9.95

    Do you have a great idea for a children's book, but aren't exactly sure what to do next? Then this is the book for you! Writing a children's book can be harder than it looks, but The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need: Writing Children's Books is your golden ticket to learning the ins and outs of creating a stand-out manuscript and getting it published!... more...