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  • The Elements of Journalism, Revised and Updated 3rd Editionby Bill Kovach; Tom Rosenstiel

    Crown/Archetype 2014; US$ 15.00

    The Book That Every Citizen and Journalist Should Read “What this book does better than any single book on media history, ethics, or practice is weave . . . [together] why media audiences have fled and why new technology and megacorporate ownership are putting good journalism at risk.” —Rasmi Simhan, Boston Globe “Kovach and Rosenstiel’s essays... more...

  • Writing Toolsby Roy Peter Clark

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 20.00

    A special 10th anniversary edition of Roy Peter Clark's bestselling guide to writing, featuring five bonus tools. Ten years ago, Roy Peter Clark, America's most influential writing teacher, whittled down almost thirty years of experience in journalism, writing, and teaching into a series of fifty short essays on different aspects... more...

  • The Art of X-Ray Readingby Roy Peter Clark

    Little, Brown and Company 2016; US$ 20.00

    Roy Peter Clark, one of America's most influential writing teachers, draws writing lessons from 25 great texts. Where do writers learn their best moves? They use a technique that Roy Peter Clark calls X-ray reading, a form of reading that lets you penetrate beyond the surface of a text to see how meaning is actually being made. In THE ART OF... more...

  • Writing That Works, 3rd Editionby Kenneth Roman; Joel Raphaelson

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.26

    The classic guide that helps you communicate your thoughts clearly, concisely, and effectively. Essential for every professional, from entry level to the executive suite, Writing that Works includes advice on all aspects of written communication—including business memos, letters, reports, speeches and resumes, and e-mail—and offers insights into... more...

  • Writing with a Word Processorby William Zinsser

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 5.22

    In this helpful and entertaining book the author of the classic On Writing Well explains that he has always had a love of paper and a fear of mechanical objects. He describes how he confronted his hang-ups, got a word processor, taught himself to use it and gradually overcame his sense of inferiority to the machine. He explains how the word processor—by... more...

  • The Art of Subtextby Charles Baxter

    Graywolf Press 2013; US$ 11.19

    Charles Baxter inaugurates The Art of , a new series on the craft of writing, with the wit and intelligence he brought to his celebrated book Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction . Fiction writer and essayist Charles Baxter's The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot discusses and illustrates the hidden subtextual overtones and undertones in fictional... more...

  • Inventing the Truthby William Zinsser

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1998; US$ 13.02

    In this perfect companion for anyone beguiled by memoirs or embarking on writing one, nine distinguished authors -- Russell Baker, Jill Ker Conway, Annie Dillard, Ian Frazier, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alfred Kazin, Frank McCourt, Toni Morrison, and Eileen Simpson -- reflect on the writing process. more...

  • Webster's New World Punctuationby Geraldine Woods

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; Not Available

    Unsure about proper punctuation?   When in doubt, look it up!   THE PRACTICAL, ACCESSIBLE GUIDE TO CORRECT PUNCTUATION   Whether you're writing a business report or a book report, creating an article for a newsletter, writing a note to your child's teacher, a personal letter, or a cover letter, using proper punctuation helps you make your... more...

  • You Know You're a Writer Whenby Adair Lara

    Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 7.99

    You know you're a writer when . . . You'll never forgive your parents for your happy childhood. . . . The doctor tells you that you have terminal cancer and you think, "I can use this." . . . You accidentally sign a check with your pen name. . . . You know more than ten synonyms for "blue." . . . You write your Christmas letter as if it were War... more...

  • The Freelance Writer's Handbookby Andrew Crofts

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 15.99

    Now in a fully updated third edition, The Freelance Writer's Handbook is the essential book for everyone who dreams of making money from their writing. It will appeal to all aspiring writers, whether they want to write as a full time profession, or simply to supplement their existing income through writing. This inspiring guide will also benefit professional... more...