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  • The Joy of Writing Sexby Elizabeth Benedict

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 20.99

    Twelve years after it was first published, The Joy of Writing Sex remains the classic writer's resource on creating compelling sex scenes. Elizabeth Benedict covers all the issues, from the first time, to married sex and adultery, to sex in the age of AIDS. Her instruction, supported with examples from the works of today's most respected writers?among... more...

  • Legat's Writing Guide: Historical Novelsby Michael Legat

    House of Stratus 2011; US$ 6.99

    Written by Michael Legat, who enjoyed a successful career as publisher, novelist and tutor/lecturer in Creative Writing, these Guides contain both basic information and thought provoking commentary on the steps needed to succeed as a writer. more...

  • Legat's Writing Guide: Plotting The Novelby Michael Legat

    House of Stratus 2011; US$ 6.99

    Written by Michael Legat, who enjoyed a successful career as publisher, novelist and tutor/lecturer in Creative Writing, these Guides contain both basic information and thought provoking commentary on the steps needed to succeed as a writer. more...

  • The Maeve Binchy Writers' Clubby Maeve Binchy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    ?The most important thing to realize is that everyone is capable of telling a story.? ?Maeve Binchy   If you scribble story ideas on the backs of receipts? If you file away bits of overheard conversation from the coffee shop... If you?ve already chosen the perfect pen name... Well, then the journey has begun!   In this warm and inspiring guide,... more...

  • Mastering the Craft of Writingby Stephen Wilbers

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 19.99

    Make Every Word Memorable! To be remembered for your words, you need to write with skill and style. Whether you're crafting a novel, composing an e-mail, or creating a technical report, Mastering the Craft of Writing presents 52 practical techniques to improve your prose. Spend a week with each technique, or use this book as a go-to reference.... more...

  • Miss Thistlebottom's Hobgoblinsby Theodore M. Bernstein

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1971; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • New Hart's Rulesby R.M. Ritter

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 23.99

    Hart's Rules for Compositors and Readers at the University Press, Oxford was first printed in 1893. This classic reference work for writers, editors, and publishers was in print through 39 editions for nearly one hundred years. New Hart's Rules is a brand-new text that brings the principles of the old text into the 21st century, providing answers... more...

  • No Plot? No Problem! Revised and Expanded Editionby Chris Baty

    Chronicle Books LLC 2014; US$ 11.99

    Chris Baty, founder of the wildly successful literary marathon known as National Novel Writing Month, has completely revised and expanded his definitive handbook for extreme noveling. Chris pulls from over 15 years of results-oriented writing experience to pack this compendium with new tips and tricks, ranging from week-by-week quick reference guides... more...

  • On Writing Fictionby David Jauss

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    The 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 Fiction , award-winning author and respected... more...

  • On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Editionby William Zinsser

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 9.99

    On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology,... more...