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  • 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...

  • Be a Travel Writer, Live your Dreams, Sell your Featuresby Solange Hando

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Break into Travel Writing, Make it Pay the Easy Way. more...

  • Wild Mindby Natalie Goldberg

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 9.99

    An inspirational, practical, and often lighthearted guide on how to find time to write, how to discover your personal style, and how to make sentences come alive Natalie Goldberg, author of the bestselling  Writing Down the Bones , shares her invaluable insight into writing as a source of creative power, and the daily ins and outs of the... more...

  • 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...

  • McGraw-Hill's Proofreading Handbookby Laura Anderson

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 14.95

    Expert advice to perfect your proofreading skills McGraw-Hill?s Proofreading Handbook helps ensure that your documents are letter-perfect, every time. Veteran editor and proofreader Laura Anderson arms you with all the tools of the proofreader?s trade and walks you step-by-step through the entire proofreading process. more...

  • 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...

  • Write Short Stories - And Get Them Publishedby Zoe Fairbairns

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 8.99

    Written by one of the country's leading experts on the short story, Write Short Stories - And Get Them Published is ideal if you want to write creatively in a genre that is increasingly attracting attention from publishers, and which offers plenty of competition and festival opportunities for you to showcase your work. It will help unlock your imagination... more...