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  • The Writer's Mentorby Cathleen Rountree

    Red Wheel Weiser 2002; US$ 16.95

    In The Writers Mentor , bestselling author, teacher, and writing coach Cathleen Rountree addresses the most common dilemmas of both aspiring and professional writers. Written in a question-and-answer format, this book stands apart from other books on writing by its linking of practical information on effective writing strategies with inspirational... more...

  • Everything I Know About Writingby John Marsden

    Pan Macmillan Australia 1998; US$ 11.81

    John Marsden is not just one of Australia's most successful writers of all time; he's also one of our best teachers of writing. "Highly recommended" Sun Herald "The most exciting, interesting and useful book on the teaching of writing" Australian English Teacher The ultimate "get off your bum and do it" book, Everything I Know About... more...

  • Writing to Learnby William Zinsser

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 5.99

    This is an essential book for everyone who wants to write clearly about any subject and use writing as a means of learning. more...

  • Elements of Fiction Writing - Scene & Structureby Jack Bickham

    F+W Media 1999; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.29

    Craft your fiction with scene-by-scene flow, logic and readability. An imprisoned man receives an unexpected caller, after which "everything changed..." And the reader is hooked. But whether or not readers will stay on for the entire wild ride will depend on how well the writer structures the story, scene by scene. This book is your game plan... more...

  • Writing Your Lifeby Mary Borg

    Sourcebooks 2013; US$ 16.95

    Includes useful tips and activities aimed at helping you to write a personal narrative To many, the task of writing about one's life seems daunting and difficult. Where does one begin? What stories will inspire your children and grandchildren, and which will simply amuse them? Writing Your Life: A Guide to Writing Autobiographies breaks down the barriers... more...

  • The Elements of Journalism, Revised and Updated 3rd Editionby Bill Kovach; Tom Rosenstiel

    Crown/Archetype 2014; US$ 15.00

    ?What this book does better than any single book on media history, ethics, or practice is weave . . . [together] why media audiences have fled and why new technology and megacorporate ownership are putting good journalism at risk.? ?Rasmi Simhan, Boston Globe ?Kovach and Rosenstiel?s essays on each [element] are concise gems, filled with insights... more...

  • Story Physicsby Larry Brooks

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 16.99 US$ 13.93

    Learn how to make your story soar! In the physical world, gravity, force, and other elements of physics govern your abilities and can be utilized to enhance your every movement. In the world of writing, story physics can be harnessed in much the same way to make your novel or screenplay the best it can be. In Story Physics , best-selling author... more...

  • 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...

  • Writing in General and the Short Story in Particularby L. Rust Hills

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2000; US$ 13.95

    Here is a practical guide to writing short stories that explains all the essential techniques of fiction - from character and plot to flashback and foreshadowing - in a way that is both understandable and useful to the beginning writer. Long considered a classic in the field, WRITING IN GENERAL is the product of a lifetime of reflection by one of... more...

  • Working on the Play and the Roleby Irina Levin; Igor Levin

    Ivan R. Dee 1992; US$ 13.99

    The Stanislavsky method for analyzing the characters in a drama, systematized for the first time and clearly explained, using the complete text of The Cherry Orchard as illustration. ?An excellent book, highly useful for actors and directors.??Nicholas Rudall. more...