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  • Handbook for Academic Authorsby Beth Luey

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 20.00

    This fifth edition has been revised to reflect the impact of digital technology on authorship and publishing. more...

  • Writing Great Books for Young Adultsby Regina L. Brooks

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 12.99

    From a top young adult literary agent, Writing Great Books for Young Adults is the only guide on how to write for young adults and gives writers the advice they need to tap this incredible market. more...

  • Naked, Drunk, and Writingby Adair Lara

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 14.99

      Enter Adair Lara: award-winning author, seasoned columnist, beloved writing coach, and the answer to all of your autobiographical quandaries.  Naked, Drunk, and Writing is the culmination of Lara?s vast experience as a writer, editor, and teacher. It is packed with insights and advice both practical (?writing workshops you pay for are the best--it?s... more...

  • Grammar Essentials For Dummiesby Geraldine Woods

    Wiley 2010; US$ 7.99

    For students competing for the decreasing pool of college scholarships, writing a stellar entrance essay can make all the difference. With discrete explanations of vital grammar rules, common usage errors, and the other key concepts people need to refer to most often, Grammar Essentials For Dummies provides crucial information to help students communicate... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 will... 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...