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  • The Art of Fictionby John Gardner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    "It will fascinate anyone interested in how fiction gets put together.  For the young writer it will become a necessary handbook, a stern judge, an encouraging friend... In the first half of the book, Gardner investigated just what fiction is.  In the second half, he treats specific technical matters. The Art of Fiction is filled with lecture counsel,... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Novel, 2nd Editionby Tom Monteleone

    DK Publishing 2010; US$ 18.95

    A completely updated guide for first-time novelists. Completely revised to include new interviews with best-selling authors; more detailed information on writing genre fiction from paranormal romance to cozy mysteries; and everything a writer needs to know about self-publishing and eBooks to get started. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing... 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$ 11.99

    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$ 16.99

    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... more...

  • How I Writeby Janet Evanovich; Ina Yalof

    St. Martin's Press 2006; US$ 16.99

    How many people would kill to be a bestselling novelist? Especially one like Janet Evanovich.Writers want to know how a bestselling author thinks, writes, plans, and dreams her books. And they are primed for a book from Janet Evanovich that tells, in a witty Q&A format: ? How she comes up with such remarkable characters ? How she nails the perfect... more...

  • The Autobiographer's Handbookby Jennifer Traig; Dave Eggers

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 17.99

    826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco dedicated to supporting students aged six to eighteen with their writing skills. The first center opened in 2002 and since then, more than 10,000 volunteers have donated their time, with 826 centers springing up in New York, L.A., Ann Arbor, Chicago, and Seattle; 826 Boston will open... more...

  • The Lonely Voiceby Frank O'Connor

    Melville House 2011; US$ 16.95

    Introduction by Russell Banks. The legendary book about writing by the legendary writer is back! Frank O?Connor was one of the twentieth century?s greatest short story writers, and one of Ireland?s greatest authors ever. Now, O?Connor?s influential and sought-after book on the short story is back. The Lonely Voice offers a master class... more...

  • Get Your Articles Published: Teach Yourselfby Lesley Bown

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 17.99

    Get Your Articles Published is a practical step-by-step guide offering you the information you to learn about the market, requirements, practicalities and skills needed to write on a freelance basis for magazines, it covers all major genres from mainstream and lifestyle through to more specialised subject areas. With plenty of information on legalities... 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...