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  • If You Want to Writeby Brenda Ueland

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 0.99

    Brenda Ueland stresses the idea that "Everyone is talented, original, and has something important to say." Drawing heavily on the work and influence of William Blake, she suggests that writers should "Try to discover your true, honest, un-theoretical self." Carl Sandburg called If You Want to Write "the best book ever written on how to write." more...

  • Brevityby David Galef

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    Flash fiction is over in the blink of an eye yet lingers with the reader. In Brevity , David Galef guides creative writing students through this timely literary genre, detailing best techniques, key examples, and provocative prompts that will help aspiring writers pack the most punch in the fewest words. Flash fiction, or the short-short,” which... more...

  • Writing South Carolina, Volume 2by Steven Lynn; Aïda Rogers; Marjory Wentworth

    University of South Carolina Press 2017; Not Available

    Young South Carolinians offer their perspectives and visions for on the future of the state more...

  • Decisions, Agency, and Advisingby Tanita Saenkhum

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 18.95

    Decisions, Agency, and Advising considers the role of students’ own agency in the placement of multilingual writers—including international students and US residents or citizens who are nonnative users of English—in US college composition programs. Grounded in qualitative research and concerned equally with theory and practice, the book explores... more...

  • Good Nakedby Joni B. Cole

    University Press of New England 2017; US$ 17.99

    A practical, humorous guide to improving your writing and your life more...

  • A Rhetoric of Reflectionby Kathleen Yancey

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 25.95

    Reflection in writing studies is now entering a third generation. Dating from the 1970s, the first generation of reflection focused on identifying and describing internal cognitive processes assumed to be part of composing. The second generation, operating in both classroom and assessment scenes in the 1990s, developed mechanisms for externalizing... more...

  • Applied Pedagogiesby Daniel Ruefman; Abigail G. Scheg

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 23.95

    Teaching any subject in a digital venue must be more than simply an upload of the face-to-face classroom and requires more flexibility than the typical learning management system affords. Applied Pedagogies examines the pedagogical practices employed by successful writing instructors in digital classrooms at a variety of institutions and provides... more...

  • Composition in the Age of Austerityby Nancy Welch; Tony Scott

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 21.95

    In the face of the gradual saturation of US public education by the logics of neoliberalism, educators often find themselves at a loss to respond, let alone resist. Through state defunding and many other “reforms” fueled by austerity politics, a majority of educators are becoming casual labor in US universities while those who hang onto secure employment... more...

  • Genre and the Performance of Publicsby Mary Jo Reiff; Anis Bawarshi

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 21.95

    In recent decades, genre studies has focused attention on how genres mediate social activities within workplace and academic settings. Genre and the Performance of Publics moves beyond institutional settings to explore public contexts that are less hierarchical, broadening the theory of how genres contribute to the interconnected and dynamic performances... more...

  • Good God but You Smart!by Nichole E. Stanford

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 23.95

    Taking Cajuns as a case study,  Good God but You Smart! explores the subtle ways language bias is used in classrooms, within families, and in pop culture references to enforce systemic economic inequality. It is the first book in composition studies to examine comprehensively, and from an insider’s perspective, the cultural and linguistic assimilation... more...