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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Idiot's Guides: Creative Writingby Casey Clabough

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    Creative writing may be the ultimate form of self-expression. Whether the reader is a creative writing student or someone who feels compelled to create stories and poetry in their free time, Idiot's Guides: Creative Writing helps them master the basics of fiction and creative nonfiction and write more effectively. Readers will learn how to: ... more...

  • Will Write for Shoesby Cathy Yardley

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    * What is Chick Lit exactly? * How do I write a Chick Lit novel? * What are the steps I need to take to get published?   Once dismissed as a fad by the popular press and literary community, the women's fiction genre called Chick Lit is now one of the hottest growing markets for new writers. In Will Write for Shoes, veteran Chick Lit and romance... more...

  • Oceansby James Fargo Balliett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Covering 71 percent of the planet, oceans provided the unique environmental conditions necessary for the building blocks of life to form billions of years ago and continue to support life in important ways today--they are home to nearly 50% of all species on earth; they influence climate and weather patterns; they provide food and water for humankind.... more...

  • The Case Writing Workbook: A Self-Guided Workshopby Gina Vega

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Readable and practical, this workbook provides technical assistance and concrete advice for researching, writing, and teaching with cases. The exercises and worksheets encourage practicing skills and serve as a handy and affordable workshop alternative for both novice and experienced case writers. Nine stand-alone modules and 79 exercise worksheets... more...

  • Freshwaterby James Fargo Balliett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Anyone conducting case research in business or the social sciences should own a copy of this book. It is a practical, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary guide that blends an informal, workshop style with solid theory and practice. more...

  • Here for Good: Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Centuryby Terry Mazany; David C. Perry

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Community foundations bring together the resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective nonprofits in their communities. Over the years, foundations have come to engage community problem-solving through more than just grant-making. They have added a rich array of other activities, including programs of community capacity building,... 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...