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  • 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...

  • The Art of Daringby Carl Phillips

    Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    The award-winning poet Carl Phillips?s invaluable essays on poetry, the tenth volume in the celebrated Art of series of books on the craft of writing In seven insightful essays, Carl Phillips meditates on the craft of poetry, its capacity for making a space for possibility and inquiry. What does it mean to give shapelessness a form? How can a... 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...

  • The Faith of a Writerby Joyce Carol Oates

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    A tribute to the brilliant craftsmanship of one of our most distinguished writers, providing valuable insight into her inspiration and her method Joyce Carol Oates is widely regarded as one of America's greatest contemporary literary figures. Having written in a number of genres -- prose, poetry, personal and critical essays, as well as plays... 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...

  • 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...

  • How Not to Write a Novelby Howard Mittelmark; Sandra Newman

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    "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...

  • Writing with a Word Processorby William Zinsser

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    In this helpful and entertaining book the author of the classic On Writing Well explains that he has always had a love of paper and a fear of mechanical objects. He describes how he confronted his hang-ups, got a word processor, taught himself to use it and gradually overcame his sense of inferiority to the machine. He explains how the word processor?by... more...

  • Write a Bestselling Thriller: Teach Yourselfby Matthew Branton

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 11.99

    Write a Bestselling Thriller: Strategies to Get Your Book Published is a step by step guide to putting together an unputdownable narrative. It takes you on a journey through each component of the thriller, breaking the process down into key factors such as the Hero, the Trigger, the Story, Scenes and Style. The whole of the second part is devoted to... more...

  • Write A Children's Book - And Get It Published: Teach Yourselfby Allen Frewin Jones; Lesley Pollinger

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 11.99

    Designed for writers of any children's literature, be it fiction, non-fiction or faction, this popular and successful title has been fully updated and expanded to include the latest developments in the field of children's publishing. You will understand the implications of television and film projects, learn new ways of producing your work, the latest... more...