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Writing Skills

  • Just Writeby James Scott Bell

    F+W Media 2016; US$ 17.99

    Writers are given a wealth of opportunities to cultivate a successful writing life, break out, and find an audience for their work. Yet so many writers, from beginners to veterans, find their careers stuck in neutral. The solution is simple: Just write . Write yourself past fears, doubts, and setbacks, and use your desire for writing excellence... more...

  • Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduatesby Mike Wallace; Alison Wray

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 31.00

    Become skilled and confident at critical reading and writing, developing a more thorough critical approach to improve your research and writing. more...

  • Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plotby Jane Cleland

    F+W Media 2016; US$ 17.99

    Enthrall Your Readers! Suspense is one of the most powerful tools a writer has for captivating readers--but it isn't just for thrillers. From mainstream fiction to memoir, suspense creates the emotional tension that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. Mastering Suspense, Structure, & Plot is your hands-on guide to weaving suspense into... more...

  • Garner's Modern English Usageby Bryan Garner

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 49.99

    A cornerstore of Oxford's language reference list, Garner's Modern English Usage now includes revisions to more than 2,000 entries to reflect the nuances of English usage not only in the United States, but in Australia and New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, and South Africa. more...

  • Writing Blockbuster Plotsby Martha Alderson

    F+W Media 2016; US$ 16.99

    Plotting a story filled with memorable, engaging scenes from beginning to end can feellike an insurmountable challenge. Having the right plan - and the tools to execute it - can make all the difference. Writing Blockbuster Plots pulls back the curtain on story structure with step-by-step strategies and visuals that turn plotting and scene writing... more...

  • Comedy Writing Secretsby Mark Shatz; Mel Helitzer

    F+W Media 2016; US$ 17.99

    The Must-Have Guide to Humor Writing Bring on the funny! With Comedy Writing Secrets 3rd Edition , you can discover the secrets of humor writing that will keep your readers rolling in their seats. Learn the basics of joke construction, as well as in-depth comedy-writing techniques that you can apply to a variety of print and online markets. If... more...

  • The Writer's Survival Guideby Rachel Simon

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 8.99

    This inspirational guide for aspiring and experienced writers was originally published in 1997. Written in a friendly, hopeful, and gently humorous tone, it focuses on the creative process and emotional ups and downs of the creative life, providing insights into how to persist in the face of rejection, frustration, feelings of inadequacy, lack of... more...

  • The Creative Writing Coursebookby Julia Bell

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 12.09

    The success of the writing courses at UEA belies the myth that writing can't be taught. This coursebook takes aspiring writers through three stages of practice: Gathering - getting started, learning how to keep notes, making observations and using memory; Shaping - looking at structure, point of view, character and setting; and Finishing - being your... more...

  • A Writer's Guide to Active Settingby Mary Buckham; Dianna Love

    F+W Media 2015; US$ 17.99

    Enhance Your Fiction with the Power of an Active Setting! Setting is one of the most underutilized and misunderstood elements of the writing craft. And when writers do focus on setting, they often pull readers out of the narrative and jolt their attention from the action on the page. A Writer's Guide to Active Setting will show you how to create... more...

  • Social Media for Writersby Tee Morris; Pip Ballantine

    F+W Media 2015; US$ 17.99

    Maximize the Potential of Your Online Brand! Over the past decade, social media has transformed from a fad into a necessity for writers. But for the inexperienced author, trying to make sense of--much less master--the available platforms can be a frustrating experience. The variety of social media options alone is dizzying enough: WordPress, Tumblr,... more...