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  • Master Class in Fiction Writing: Techniques from Austen, Hemingway, and Other Greatsby Adam Sexton

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 16.95

    Do you want to take your fiction writing to the next level? LEARN FROM THE MASTERS "Adam Sexton taught me how to read like a writer--and, in a way, how to write like a reader. For without first considering the experience of reading stories--seriously, thoroughly, the way Sexton does--you can't possibly write one worth reading." --Tara McCarthy,... more...

  • Writing in General and the Short Story in Particularby L. Rust Hills

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2000; US$ 13.95

    Here is a practical guide to writing short stories that explains all the essential techniques of fiction - from character and plot to flashback and foreshadowing - in a way that is both understandable and useful to the beginning writer. Long considered a classic in the field, WRITING IN GENERAL is the product of a lifetime of reflection by one of... more...

  • Inventing the Truthby William Zinsser

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1998; US$ 13.95

    In this perfect companion for anyone beguiled by memoirs or embarking on writing one, nine distinguished authors -- Russell Baker, Jill Ker Conway, Annie Dillard, Ian Frazier, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alfred Kazin, Frank McCourt, Toni Morrison, and Eileen Simpson -- reflect on the writing process. 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...

  • The Freelance Writer's Handbookby Andrew Crofts

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 8.99

    Now in a fully updated third edition, The Freelance Writer's Handbook is the essential book for everyone who dreams of making money from their writing. It will appeal to all aspiring writers, whether they want to write as a full time profession, or simply to supplement their existing income through writing. This inspiring guide will also benefit professional... more...

  • Sin and Syntaxby Constance Hale

    Crown Publishing Group 2001; US$ 14.95

    Today?s writers need more spunk than Strunk: whether it's the Great American e-mail, Madison Avenue advertising, or Grammy Award-winning rap lyrics, memorable writing must jump off the page. Copy veteran Constance Hale is on a mission to make creative communication, both the lyrical and the unlawful, an option for everyone. With its crisp, witty tone,... 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...

  • Writing With Powerby Peter Elbow

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 18.99

    A classic handbook for anyone who needs to write, Writing With Power speaks to everyone who has wrestled with words while seeking to gain power with them. Here, Peter Elbow emphasizes that the essential activities underlying good writing and the essential exercises promoting it are really not difficult at all. Employing a cookbook approach, Elbow provides... 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... 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...