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  • 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...

  • Manuscript Makeoverby Elizabeth Lyon

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Professional editor and author Elizabeth Lyon offers aspiring novelists the guidance and instruction they need to write and edit well-crafted and compelling stories that will stand out from the competition and attract the attention of agents and publishers, including: - Stand-out style techniques, from accessing an authentic voice to applying techniques... 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...

  • How Not to Write a Novelby Howard Mittelmark; Sandra Newman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    "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...

  • Get a Freelance Lifeby Margit Feury Ragland; Laurel Touby

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 14.00

    Write Your Own Check Considering a career in freelance writing? Already a freelancer but seeking practical, solid advice on the basics of the business? Get a Freelance Life is the complete guide to all aspects of a freelance writing career, straight from the creators of mediabistro.com?the nation?s most connected, authoritative source for media... more...

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

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • The Fact Checker's Bibleby Sarah Harrison Smith

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    These days fact-checking can seem like a lost art. The Fact Checker's Bible arrives not a moment too soon: it is the first?and essential?guide to the important but increasingly neglected task of checking facts, whatever their source. We are all overwhelmed with information that claims to be factual, but even the most punctilious researcher,... more...

  • The Art of the Story-Tellerby Marie L. Shedlock

    The Floating Press 1917; US$ 8.99

    Marie L Shedlock discusses what storytelling is, the role of storytelling in culture, the crucial elements of storytelling and its possible outcomes. She also looks at the media used for storytelling in ancient times compared to the sophisticated multimedia storytelling of today's entertainment industry. She follows the changes to storytelling... more...

  • This Year You Write Your Novelby Walter Mosley

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 8.99

    No more excuses. "Let the lawn get shaggy and the paint peel from the walls," bestselling novelist Walter Mosley advises. Anyone can write a novel now, and in this essential book of tips, practical advice, and wisdom, Walter Mosley promises that the writer-in-waiting can finish it in one year. Intended as both inspiration and instruction, the book... more...

  • The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Beating Writer's Blockby Kathy Kleidermacher

    DK Publishing 2007; US$ 9.95

    "Write it off, work it out, get it done." An eminently practical guide to getting unblocked and writing again, "The Pocket Idiotas Guidea to Beating Writeras Block" includes dozens and dozens of tips, exercises, prompts, and more that will get the creative juices flowing. From something as simple as finding or creating a more comfortable place to work,... more...