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  • Manuscript Makeoverby Elizabeth Lyon

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 14.95

    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...

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

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    "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...

  • 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...

  • Get a Freelance Lifeby Margit Feury Ragland; Laurel Touby

    Crown Publishing Group 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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 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...

  • How to Say It, Third Editionby Rosalie Maggio

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.95

    ?For anyone who has ever stared at a blank page or screen?(Kaylene Weiser, organized consultant, The Wiser Way)? the revised third edition of the bestseller that offers ?a crisp, elegant way to say everything.?(Vivian Jenkins Nelson, founder, The International Institute for Interracial Interaction) The ?exceptional, wonderful, amazing?(Vivian Jenkins... more...

  • Bang The Keysby Jill Dearman

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 16.95

    Attention aspiring and working writers alike! Finish your work in four easy steps with this explosion of inspiration. How can aspiring writers-whether aiming for a short story, novel, or play-gain the confidence they need to follow through on their creative visions The answer can be found in this book by a writing coach and university... more...