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  • Thunder and Lightningby Natalie Goldberg

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 9.99

    In the sequel to her bestselling Writing Down the Bones , Natalie Goldberg advises readers on how to capture the flashes of inspiration of a writer?s life, and turn this ?thunder and lightning? into a polished final piece Any writer may find himself or herself with an abundance of raw material, but it takes patience and care to turn this material... more...

  • The Company of Writersby Hilma Wolitzer

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    Award-winning author Hilma Wolitzer?s expert guide to navigating a life of writing through workshops and writers? groups When Hilma Wolitzer finished writing her first short story, she had no idea what to do next. She didn?t trust her family members to give honest critiques, and most of her friends?though they tried to be helpful?knew little about... more...

  • Schaum's Easy Outline of Writing and Grammarby William C. Spruiell; Dorothy E. Zemach

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 10.95

    * Format will be streamlined and updated for a contemporary look and feel * Each book will extract the aboslute essence of the subject, presenting it in concise and readily understandable form, emphasizing clarity and brevity * Graphic elements like sidebars, reader-alert icons, and boxed highlights will feature selected points from the text, highlighting... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Elephants of Styleby Bill Walsh

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 16.95

    Advice on good writing from everybody's favorite editorial curmudgeon Persnickety, cantankerous, opinionated, entertaining, hilarious, wise...these are a few of the adjectives reviewers used to describe good-writing maven Bill Walsh's previous book, Lapsing Into a Comma . Now, picking up where he left off in Lapsing , Walsh addresses the dozen... 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...