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  • Inspirational Writing for Academic Publicationby Gillie E J Bolton; Stephen Rowland

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 19.99

    Develop your own writing voice and successfully engage readers in your research, with this creative and inspirational academic writing guide. more...

  • How Not to Write a Novelby Howard Mittelmark; Sandra Newman

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    "What do you think of my fiction book writing?" the aspiring novelist extorted. "Darn," the editor hectored, in turn. "I can not publish your novel! It is full of what we in the business call 'really awful writing.'" "But how shall I absolve this dilemma? I have already read every tome available on how to write well and get published!" The writer... more...

  • Writing Experimentby Hazel Smith

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 36.31

    Experienced writing teacher Hazel Smith demystifies the process of creative writing, providing exercises and examples to show how it can be systematically learnt. more...

  • The Sense of Styleby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    A short and entertaining book on the modern art of writing well by New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care? In The Sense of Style... more...

  • Eats, Shoots & Leavesby Lynne Truss

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 12.99

    The spirited and scholarly #1 New York Times bestseller combines boisterous history with grammar how-to?s to show how important punctuation is in our world?period. † In Eats, Shoots & Leaves , former editor Lynne Truss, gravely concerned about our current grammatical state, boldly defends proper punctuation.†She proclaims, in her delightfully... 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...

  • Clear and Simple as the Truthby Francis-NoŽl Thomas; Mark Turner

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    For more than a decade, Clear and Simple as the Truth has guided readers to consider style not as an elegant accessory of effective prose but as its very heart. Francis-NoŽl Thomas and Mark Turner present writing as an intellectual activity, not a passive application of verbal skills. In classic style, the motive is truth, the purpose is presentation,... more...

  • Academic Writing and Grammar for Studentsby Alex Osmond

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 38.00

    This clear and practical book on academic grammar shows students how to avoid common mistakes and how to quickly apply this to their essays. It is unique in its focus on English grammar for academic purposes across a range of disciplines. more...

  • Persuasion: History, Theory, Practiceby George Pullman

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 23.95

    George Pullman's lively and accessible introduction to the study of persuasion is an ideal text for use in courses where the understanding and practice of argumentation, rhetoric, and critical thinking are central. Continually challenging his readers to seek and recognize sound evidence, to question the obvious, and to assess and reassess the credibility... more...

  • Bird by Birdby Anne Lamott

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 11.99

    "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our††family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized... more...