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  • On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Editionby William Zinsser

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99

    On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology,... more...

  • A Rulebook for Argumentsby Anthony Weston

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 9.50

    A Rulebook for Arguments is a succinct introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments, organized around specific rules, each illustrated and explained soundly but briefly. This widely popular primer--translated into eight languages--remains the first choice in all disciplines for writers who seek straightforward guidance about how... more...

  • Tell It Slant, Second Editionby Brenda Miller; Suzanne Paola

    McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 19.00

    Five stars for Tell It Slant ... An enlightening, comprehensive, and very satisfying text on writing and shaping creative nonfiction." -- Sheila Bender, editor and publisher of writingitreal.com and author of Writing and Publishing Personal Essays When the poet Emily Dickinson wrote, "Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant," she provided today’s... more...

  • Writing Well for Business Successby Sandra E. Lamb

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 11.89

    So much of success in business depends on writing well. From résumés to reports, proposals to presentations, Writing Well for Business Success will help you communicate your ideas clearly, quickly and effectively. It will help you: -Distill your message into a well-targeted statement -Ace the elements of style -Write what you want to say in emails,... more...

  • Naming What We Knowby Linda Adler-Kassner; Elizabeth Wardle

    Utah State University Press 2015; US$ 20.95

    Naming What We Know examines the core principles of knowledge in the discipline of writing studies using the lens of “threshold concepts”—concepts that are critical for epistemological participation in a discipline. The first part of the book defines and describes thirty-seven threshold concepts of the discipline in entries written by some of the... more...

  • Storyby Robert McKee

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 1.99

    Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives... more...

  • Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Editionby Renni Browne; Dave King

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24

    Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published novels and short stories. In this completely revised and updated second edition, Renni Browne and Dave King teach you, the writer, how to... more...

  • The Editor's Companionby Janet Mackenzie

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 49.00

    The Editor's Companion explains how to adapt the traditional skills of editing for digital production. more...

  • The Pen Commandmentsby Steven Frank

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

       Steven Frank has a new approach to writing: fun first, rules to follow, success for all. In The Pen Commandments , his offbeat and entertaining guide, he's given us a book that all writers can turn to for help and a good laugh.    With outrageous anecdotes (how a kid's oral surgery led to the ultimate writing assignment) and irreverent advice... more...

  • Fiction Writer's Workshopby Josip Novakovich

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 16.99 US$ 15.29

    Master the Elements of the Writing Workshop The great paradox of the writing life is that to be a good writer, you must be both interested in the world around you and comfortable working in solitude for hours on end. Fiction Writer's Workshop, Second Edition , is designed to help you foster a strong sense of independenceof being and thinking on... more...