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Writing Skills

  • Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel Revised and Expanded Editionby Hallie Ephron; Sara Paretsky

    F+W Media 2017; US$ 17.99

    A Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award Finalist for Best Critical/Biographical Work Discover the secrets to crafting an unforgettable mystery! To piece together the puzzle of your mystery novel, you need patience, resilience, a solid understanding of the craft, and a clear blueprint for combining the plot, characters, setting, and more. And... more...

  • The Emotional Craft of Fictionby Donald Maass

    F+W Media 2016; US$ 16.99

    Engage Your Readers with Emotion While writers might disagree over showing versus telling or plotting versus pantsing, none would argue this: If you want to write strong fiction, you must make your readers feel. The reader's experience must be an emotional journey of its own, one as involving as your characters' struggles, discoveries, and triumphs... more...

  • Writing Without a Parachuteby Barbara Turner-Vesselago

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 18.95

    Writing Without a Parachute: The Art of Freefall shows both beginning and experienced writers how to get the thinking mind to step aside, so that writing becomes truly creative - a vulnerable and open-hearted engagement with the moment. Here for the first time, writing teacher Barbara Turner-Vesselago shares in print the method by which, for almost... more...

  • Freefall into Fictionby Barbara Turner-Vesselago

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 19.95

    Barbara Turner-Vesselago's first book, Writing Without a Parachute, showed writers how to fall in love with writing. This new book builds on this experience and encourages writers to pursue their work with intention and without inhibition.Freefall into Fiction: Finding Form is designed to help writers, step-by-step, to create publishable short stories,... more...

  • The Writer's Guide to Beginningsby Paula Munier; William Martin

    F+W Media 2016; US$ 17.99

    Give your story its best start! The best beginnings possess a magical quality that grabs readers from the first word and never lets them go. But beginnings aren't just the door into a fictional world. They are the gateway to the realm of publishing--one that could shut as quickly as it opens. In The Writer's Guide to Beginnings , author and... more...

  • Author In Progressby Therese Walsh; Writer Unboxed

    F+W Media 2016; US$ 19.99

    Empower your writing through craft and community! Writing can be a lonely profession plagued by blind stumbles, writer's block, and despair--but it doesn't have to be. Written by members of the popular Writer Unboxed website, Author in Progress is filled with practical, candid essays to help you reach the next rung on the publishing ladder.... more...

  • The Secrets of Storyby Matt Bird

    F+W Media 2016; US$ 19.99

    You've just boarded a plane. You've loaded your phone with your favorite podcasts, but before you can pop in your earbuds, disaster strikes: The guy in the next seat starts telling you all about something crazy that happened to him--in great detail. This is the unwelcome storyteller, trying to convince a reluctant audience to care about his story.... more...

  • Thrill Meby Benjamin Percy

    Graywolf Press 2016; US$ 11.19

    Bold new essays on how to craft a thrilling read--in any genre--from the bestselling author of The Dead Lands Anyone familiar with the meteoric rise of Benjamin Percy's career will surely have noticed a certain shift: After writing two short-story collections and a literary novel, he delivered the werewolf thriller Red Moon and the postapocalyptic... more...

  • The Online Writer's Companionby P. J. Aitken

    Allworth Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    Every year, millions of writers struggle to find work, and most make little more than spare change from the assignments they land. With the expansion of the online freelance marketplace, anyone with the right skills can learn to thrive and build a full-time career as a freelance writer. Author P. J. Aitken shares with readers what those skills arethe... more...

  • Writing the Intimate Characterby Jordan Rosenfeld

    F+W Media 2016; US$ 16.99

    Craft Vibrant Characters and an Intimate Reading Experience The key to excellent fiction lies in its characters: the unforgettable protagonists, antagonists, and secondary characters who populate the world of your story. Understanding and effectively using point of view allows you to write a powerful narrative that draws readers in and engages... more...