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  • 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...

  • Grammar Girl's Punctuation 911by Mignon Fogarty

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 0.99

    Previously published as part of Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing . Online sensation Grammar Girl makes punctuation fun and easy in Grammar Girl's Punctuation 911. Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad punctuation?but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. A couple... more...

  • Writing Life Storiesby Bill Roorbach

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • Writing the Paranormal Novelby Steven Harper

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 17.99

    Vampires, werewolves, and zombies, oh my!Writing a paranormal novel takes more than casting an alluring vampire or arming your hero with a magic wand. It takes an original idea, believable characters, a compelling plot, and surprising twists, not to mention great writing.This helpful guide gives you everything you need to successfully introduce supernatural... more...

  • On Writing Fictionby David Jauss

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    Possibilities and Paradoxes in the Craft of FictionThe pieces of a satisfying novel or story seem to fit together so effortlessly, so seamlessly, that it's easy to find yourself wondering, "how on earth did the author do this?" The answer is simple: He sat alone at his desk, considered an array of options, and made smart, careful choices.In On Writing... more...

  • Miss Thistlebottom's Hobgoblinsby Theodore M. Bernstein

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1971; US$ 6.79

    Once you recall that Miss Thistlebottom was your elementary-school teacher who laid down all manner of taboos concerning the use of language, you will have an idea of what this book is about. In no sense permissive or radical, it topples the taboos that lack historical, logical or grammatical basis. It is a refreshing look at our living language,... more...

  • The Writer's Digest Guide to Science Fiction & Fantasyby Orson Scott Card; Editors of Writers Digest Books

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 19.99

    Craft an otherworldly experience for your readers! Do you dream of writing tales that pull readers into extraordinary realms? The Writer's Digest Guide to Science Fiction & Fantasy gives you everything you need to build a fantastic world, inhabit it with original and believable characters, and create an authentic and enthralling story. Two complete... more...

  • The Fast Way to a Perfect Groom's Speech: Bullet Guidesby Matt Avery

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 8.99

    Open this book and you will Know what to say Hook your audience Keep it simple Make your bride proud more...

  • 10 Rules of Writingby Elmore Leonard

    Orion 2012; US$ 6.99

    The classic, must-have guide for every aspiring or successful writer from one of America's most respected authors. "These are rules I've picked up along the way to help me remain invisible when I'm writing a book, to help me show rather than tell what's taking place in the story." - Elmore Leonard For aspiring writers and lovers of the written... more...