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  • 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

    At last?the contemporary masters of memoir have come together to reveal their strategies and impart their advice. This book contains an unprecedented wealth of knowledge in one place. In The Autobiographers Handbook , you?re invited to a roundtable discussion with today?s most successful memoirists. Let Nick Hornby show you how the banal can be... 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...

  • Before We Get Startedby Bret Lott

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    This marvelous guide begins where other books on writing and the writing life leave off. Delving deep into the creative process, Bret Lott reveals truths we scarcely realized we needed to know but without which we as writers will soon lose our way. In ten intimate essays based on his own experiences and on the seasoned wisdom of writers including Eudora... more...

  • The Keyby James N. Frey

    St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 18.99

    In his widely read guides How to Write a Damn Good Novel and How to Write a Damn Good Novel II: Advanced Techniques , popular novelist and fiction-writing coach James N. Frey showed tens of thousands of writers how--starting with rounded, living, breathing, dynamic characters--to structure a novel that sustains its tension and development and ends... more...

  • Now Write! Mysteriesby Sherry Ellis; Laurie Lamson

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 12.99

    The essential handbook for writers of whodunits, techno- thrillers, cozies, and everything in between-featuring never-before- published personal writing exercises from some of today's bestselling and award-winning mystery writers. Now Write! Mysteries , the fourth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! writing guide series, brings together... more...

  • The Only Writing Book You'll Ever Needby Pamela Rice Hahn

    F+W Media 2005; US$ 7.95

    Whether you're writing simple thank-you notes or creating elaborate business proposals, you need to be able to write well. The ability to craft clear, effective prose is critical to success in all facets of life today. From mastering the basic building blocks of good writing to combating writer's block, The Only Writing Book You'll Ever Need teaches... more...

  • Writing & Selling Your Memoirby Paula Balzer

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 17.99

    There?s more to writing a memoir than just writing your life story. A memoir isn?t one long diary entry. Rather, it?s a well-crafted story about a crucial? often exceptionally difficult time in someone?s life. Writing & Selling Your Memoir gives you the knowledge and skills you need to turn your most important personal stories into compelling... more...