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Writing Skills

  • Writing Out the Stormby Barbara Abercrombie

    St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 18.99

    This powerful and deeply inspirational handbook is for anyone coping with serious illness or injury-be it theirs or that of a loved one-who wants and needs to help themselves through the healing process. Offering her own experience with breast cancer, as well as stories from other authors who have suffered from illnesses or severe injuries-from Stephen... more...

  • Kicking In the Wallby Barbara Abercrombie

    New World Library 2013; US$ 15.95

    In these pages, Barbara Abercrombie shows readers how to "kick in the wall." Like a workout with a top trainer, her writing exercises warm up, stretch, and build creative muscle. more...

  • The Secret Miracleby Daniel Alarcon

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    The world?s best contemporary writers?from Michael Chabon and Claire Messud to Jonathan Lethem and Amy Tan?engage in a wide-ranging, insightful, and oft- surprising roundtable discussion on the art of writing fiction Drawing back the curtain on the mysterious process of writing novels, The Secret Miracle brings together the foremost practitioners... more...

  • Showing & Tellingby Laurie Alberts

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 16.99

    Write vibrant scenes and essential summaries "Show?don't tell." How many times have you heard this standard bit of writing advice? It's so common in writing courses and critiques that it has become a cliche. Writers are often told to write scenes, dramatize, cut exposition, cut summary?but it's misguided advice. The truth is good writing almost... more...

  • The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Promptsby Martha Alderson

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 14.95

    Daily exercises guaranteed to spark your writing! The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts gives you the inspiration and motivation you need to finish every one of your writing projects. Written by celebrated writing teacher and author Martha Alderson, this book guides you through each stage of the writing process, from constructing compelling... more...

  • Mentoring Your Memoirby Goldie Alexander

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Goldie Alexander, successful author, lecturer and teacher, shows us how to document our own life histories. This guide offers a practical and stimulating approach that will lead you through the creative process from research, structure, crafting, beginning and endings, to controversial issues and publishing. As well as offering practical hints for... more...

  • Science Fiction Before 1900by Paul K. Alkon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Paul Alkon analyzes several key works that mark the most significant phases in the early evolution of science fiction, including Frankenstein , Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, A Connecticut Yankee in King arthur's Court and The Time Machine . He places the work in context and discusses the genre and its relation to other kinds of literature. more...

  • English Grammarby Evelyn P. Altenberg; Robert M. Vago

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    This handy introduction to English grammar covers all the basics of the subject, using a simple and straightforward style. more...

  • Everyday Editingby Jeff Anderson

    Stenhouse Publishers 2007; US$ 18.00

    Editing is often seen as one item on a list of steps in the writing process?usually put somewhere near the end, and often completely crowded out of writer's workshop. Too many times daily editing lessons happen in a vacuum, with no relationship to what students are writing. In Everyday Editing, Jeff Anderson asks teachers to reflect on what sort of... more...

  • McGraw-Hill's Proofreading Handbookby Laura Anderson

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 14.95

    Expert advice to perfect your proofreading skills McGraw-Hill?s Proofreading Handbook helps ensure that your documents are letter-perfect, every time. Veteran editor and proofreader Laura Anderson arms you with all the tools of the proofreader?s trade and walks you step-by-step through the entire proofreading process. more...