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  • Seven Steps on the Writer's Pathby Nancy Pickard; Lynn Lott

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.98

    The blank page, the impossible deadline, the rush of inspiration: There is no profession more maddening or more rewarding than being a writer. Yet surprisingly, all writers pass through the same sequence of stages in the course of their careers. It was this remarkable insight that inspired veteran authors Nancy Pickard and Lynn Lott to write one of... more...

  • Handbook for Academic Authorsby Beth Luey

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 21.00

    This fifth edition has been revised to reflect the impact of digital technology on authorship and publishing. more...

  • The Art of Fictionby John Gardner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    This classic guide, from the renowned novelist and professor, has helped transform generations of aspiring writers into masterful writers—and will continue to do so for many years to come.     John Gardner was almost as famous as a teacher of creative writing as he was for his own works. In this practical, instructive handbook, based on the courses... more...

  • Write for Your Lifeby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Based on Lawrence Block's extremely popular seminar for writers. Discover Block's tips for overcoming writer's block and unleashing your creativity. more...

  • Unless It Moves the Human Heartby Roger Rosenblatt

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 10.49

    Multiple award-winner Roger Rosenblatt has received glowing critical acclaim for his exceptional literary works—from the hilarious novels Lapham Rising and Beet to his poignant, heartbreaking, ultimately inspiring memoir Making Toast. With Unless It Moves the Human Heart, the revered novelist, essayist, playwright, and respected writing teacher... more...

  • Shimmering Imagesby Lisa Dale Norton

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 6.79

    Rich, funny, and moving personal narratives depend on a few key moments in time to anchor the story and give it impact. Shimmering Images teaches the aspiring memoirist how to locate key memories using Lisa's technique for finding, linking, and fleshing out those vibrant recollections of important moments and situations. Shimmering Images will... more...

  • The Autobiographer's Handbookby Jennifer Traig; Dave Eggers

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 6.79

    At last—the contemporary masters of memoir have come together to reveal their strategies and impart their advice. This book contains an unprecedented wealth of knowledge in one place. In The Autobiographers Handbook , you're invited to a roundtable discussion with today's most successful memoirists. Let Nick Hornby show you how the banal can be... more...

  • Writing & Selling Your Memoirby Paula Balzer

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 17.99 US$ 16.19

    There’s more to writing a memoir than just writing your life story.A memoir isn’t one long diary entry. Rather, it’s a well-crafted story about a crucial—often exceptionally difficult time in someone’s life. Writing & Selling Your Memoirgives you the knowledge and skills you need to turn your most important personal stories into compelling and meaningful... more...

  • The Call of the Writer's Craftby Tom Bird; Paul McCarthy

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 12.95 US$ 11.66

    Getting a book successfully published is as much about talent and creative drive as it is a matter of determination and business practice. Luckily for would-be authors, this book delivers the how-to on both the creativity and the business. Lecturer and writing retreat leader Tom Bird introduces authors to their Divine Author Within, and guides them... more...

  • Writing Life Storiesby Bill Roorbach

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 16.99 US$ 15.29

    How to Make Memories into Memoirs, Ideas into Essays, and Life into Literature From drawing a map of a remembered neighborhood to signing a form releasing yourself to take risks in your work, Roorbach offers innovative techniques that will trigger ideas for all writers. Writing Life Stories is a classic text that appears on countless creative... more...