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The Art of Slow Writing

by Louise DeSalvo St. Martin's Press (October 07, 2014)

In a series of conversational observations and meditations on the writing process, The Art of Slow Writing examines the benefits of writing slowly. DeSalvo advises her readers to explore their creative process...


The Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities

by Eric Hayot Columbia University Press (August 05, 2014)

Eric Hayot teaches graduate students and faculty in literary and cultural studies how to think and write like a professional scholar. From granular concerns, such as sentence structure and grammar, to big-picture...


Communicating with Intelligence: Writing and Briefing for National Security

by James S. Major Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 17, 2014)

Aimed at students, faculty, and practitioners, the book is designed to provide all necessary information on how to prepare, write, and read intelligence publications. This book outlines the foundations of good...


Silences

by Tillie Olsen & Shelley Fisher Fishkin The Feminist Press at CUNY (July 22, 2014)

Special 25th anniversary edition of the landmark survey that revolutionized the view of literary history.


Writing Well in the 21st Century: The Five Essentials

by Linda Spencer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 10, 2014)

Writing Well in the 21st Century: The Five Essentials provides students, career-builders, and professional writers with the basic elements needed for writing in the 21st century. The book fully explains—and...


Write the Perfect Book Proposal: 10 That Sold and Why

by Jeff Herman & Deborah Levine Herman Wiley (April 21, 2008)

Want to publish your book?

Learn how--it's easier than you think!

Charismatic authors and literary agents Jeff Herman and Deborah Levine Herman have successfully sold hundreds of titles and learned--through trial...


The Mindful Writer

by Dinty W. Moore Wisdom Publications (April 10, 2012)

Going beyond the typical "how to write" book, The Mindful Writer illuminates the creative process: where writing and creativity originate, how mindfulness plays into work, how to cultivate good writing habits,...


The Elements of Style: The Original Edition

by William Strunk Dover Publications (March 07, 2012)

This is the book that generations of writers have relied upon for timeless advice on grammar, diction, syntax, and other essentials. In concise terms, it identifies the principal requirements of proper style...


Braving the Fire

by Jessica Handler St. Martin's Press (December 10, 2013)

Braving the Fire is the first book to provide a road map for the journey of writing honestly about mourning, grief and loss. Created specifically by and for the writer who has experienced illness, loss, or the...


Homemade Biography

by Tom Zoellner St. Martin's Press (November 26, 2013)

How well do you really know the older people in your family? And how will you make sure their stories will be preserved for generations to come? Homemade Biography is a fun and practical guide to recording a...


Writing Is My Drink

by Theo Pauline Nestor Simon & Schuster (November 05, 2013)

Whether you’re aiming for a New York Times bestseller or a short personal essay to share with family and friends, a popular blogger and memoirist shows you the way in this witty writing guide and disarmingly...


Will Write for Shoes

by Cathy Yardley St. Martin's Press (July 23, 2013)

* What is Chick Lit exactly?

* How do I write a Chick Lit novel?

* What are the steps I need to take to get published?

Once dismissed as a fad by the popular press and literary community, the women's fiction genre...


Working on the Play and the Role: The Stanislavsky Method for Analyzing the Characters in a Drama

by Irina Levin & Igor Levin Ivan R. Dee (June 01, 1992)

The Stanislavsky method for analyzing the characters in a drama, systematized for the first time and clearly explained, using the complete text of The Cherry Orchard as illustration. "An excellent book, highly...


On Poetry and Craft: Selected Prose

by Theodore Roethke & Carolyn Kizer Copper Canyon Press (July 01, 2013)

Roethke's prose teems with fierce intelligence and outrageous quoteable quotes.


How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times

by Roy Peter Clark Little, Brown and Company (August 27, 2013)

America's most influential writing teacher offers an engaging and practical guide to effective short-form writing.

In HOW TO WRITE SHORT, Roy Peter Clark turns his attention to the art of painting a thousand...


When Good People Write Bad Sentences

by Robert W. Harris St. Martin's Press (August 27, 2013)

At last, help for writers who can admit they have a problem.

Do you get a lift by dangling a participle? Has your punctuation ever caused difficulties at home or at work? Do you consider yourself just a "social...


The Joy of Writing Sex

by Elizabeth Benedict Henry Holt and Co. (August 06, 2013)

Twelve years after it was first published, The Joy of Writing Sex remains the classic writer's resource on creating compelling sex scenes. Elizabeth Benedict covers all the issues, from the first time, to married...


Body Trauma: A Writer's Guide to Wounds and Injuries

by David W. Page Behler Publications (October 15, 2006)

From murder/mystery to medical fiction - from trauma to mass casualties, Dr. David Page is a writer's best friend.


For the Love of Letters

by Samara O'Shea HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Have you ever wanted to write a thank-you note and suffered writer's block? Considered penning a passionate letter to your beloved, but had no idea where to begin? Needed to send a sympathy message, but couldn't...


How Not to Write a Novel

by Howard Mittelmark & Sandra Newman Harper Perennial (March 17, 2009)

"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.'"...


The Sound on the Page

by Ben Yagoda HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

In writing, style matters. Our favorite writers often entertain, move, and inspire us less by what they say than by how they say it. In The Sound on the Page, acclaimed author, teacher, and critic Ben Yagoda...


Polishing Your Prose: How to Turn First Drafts Into Finished Work

by Victor L. Cahn, Steven M. Cahn & Mary Ann Caws Columbia University Press (March 05, 2013)

This singular book illustrates how to edit a piece of prose to enhance its clarity of thought and felicity of style. The authors first present ten principles of effective composition, and then scrutinize three...


Writing to Learn

by William Zinsser Harper Paperbacks (April 30, 2013)

This is an essential book for everyone who wants to write clearly about any subject and use writing as a means of learning.


The Ten Commandments of Comedy

by Gene Perret Quill Driver Books (January 22, 2013)

Beginning comedy writers and performers may think funny can't be taught, but legendary comedy writer Gene Perret, winner of three Emmy Awards, tells otherwise in this guide to what makes a good joke work. Outlining...


Follow the Story: How to Write Successful Nonfiction

by James B. Stewart Simon & Schuster (November 20, 2012)

An indispensable guide to nonfiction writing from the Columbia Journalism School professor and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist behind the bestsellers Blind Eye, Blood Sport, and Den of Thieves.

In Follow...


Personal Notes

by Sandra E. Lamb St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

Do you dread writing notes to say "Thank you," "I'm sorry," or "Congratulations"?

When's the last time you sent a handwritten letter to a faraway friend, just to catch up?

What should you write to a grieving...


Writing for Others, Writing for Ourselves: Telling Stories in an Age of Blogging

by Jerry Lanson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2010)

Using a narrative thread that ties practical advice to his personal experience as a professor, reporter, and blogger, Jerry Lanson fills his book on nonfiction story telling with time-proven techniques to beat...


So You Want to Write a Novel

by Lou W. Stanek, PhD Avon (November 20, 2012)

You know there is a novel locked inside of you—chock-full of conflict, humor, irony, enthralling events and fascinating characters. What you don't know is how to set it free.

Practical Advice, Hands-On Help...


You Should Really Write a Book

by Regina Brooks & Brenda Lane Richardson St. Martin's Press (August 21, 2012)

Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold—conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir—while dealing with the complicated emotions that...


Writing World War II

by Sylvie Murray & Robert D. Johnston Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 02, 2011)

An indispensable tool for high-schoolers, undergraduates, or even amateur enthusiasts, Writing World War II teaches the craft of history writing—by example. In a series of thoughtful essays, Sylvie Murray...


The Half-Known World

by Robert Boswell Graywolf Press (July 05, 2011)

A rigorous examination of the workings of fiction by the novelist Robert Boswell, "one of America's finest writers" (Tom Perrotta)

Robert Boswell has been writing, reading, and teaching literature for more than...


How to Write a Damn Good Novel

by James N. Frey St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2010)

Written in a clear, crisp, accessible style, this book is perfect for beginners as well as professional writers who need a crash course in the down-to-earth basics of storytelling. Talent and inspiration can't...


How I Write

by Janet Evanovich & Ina Yalof St. Martin's Press (September 19, 2006)

How many people would kill to be a bestselling novelist? Especially one like Janet Evanovich.Writers want to know how a bestselling author thinks, writes, plans, and dreams her books. And they are primed for...


Writing Your Life

by Lou W. Stanek, PhD Avon (November 13, 2012)

We all have stories to tell -- of a rapturous first kiss, a life-altering moment of choice, or the shocking revelation of a long-guarded secret. And these stories are often as distinctive, fascinating, exciting...


Writing with a Word Processor

by William Zinsser Harper Paperbacks (October 23, 2012)

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,...


The Nonfictionist's Guide: On Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction

by Robert Root Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 29, 2007)

As a vital and growing literary genre, nonfiction impacts bestseller lists, writing programs, writers' workshops, and academic conferences on creative writing, composition/rhetoric, and literature. In a lively...


Listening to the Page: Adventures in Reading and Writing

by Alan Cheuse Columbia University Press (September 25, 2002)

When he sold his first short story to The New Yorker in 1979, Alan Cheuse was hardly new to the literary world. He had studied at Rutgers under John Ciardi, worked at the Breadloaf Writing Workshops with Robert...


You/Poet

by Rayna Hutchison & Samuel Blake Adams Media (September 04, 2018)

Offering a variety of advice for tapping into your creative voice, sharing your work online, and honing your writing skills, You/Poet shows you how to express yourself creatively through the art of poetry.

You...


50 Successful Stanford Application Essays

by Gen Tanabe & Kelly Tanabe SuperCollege (June 20, 2018)

  • This title helps students applying to all selective colleges
  • Authors Gen and Kelly Tanabe have lifetimes sales of more than 785,000 books
  • The authors’ newsletter has more than 250,000 subscribers
  • Colleges...

  • Escaping Into the Open

    by Elizabeth Berg Harper Perennial (August 21, 2012)

    Both autobiography and primer, Escaping into the Open is an inspiring, practical handbook on the joys and challenges of the writing life. Renowned author and writing instructor Elizabeth Berg interweaves the...


    Second Language Writing Systems

    by Prof. Vivian Cook & Benedetta Bassetti Multilingual Matters (May 23, 2005)

    Second Language Writing Systems looks at how people learn and use a second language writing system, arguing that they are affected by characteristics of the first and second writing systems, to a certain extent...


    The Psychology Student Writer's Manual and Reader's Guide

    by Jill M. Scott, Gregory M. Scott & Stephen M. Garrison Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 02, 2018)

    The Psychology Student Writer's Manual 3/E is a practical guide to research, reading, and writing in the discipline.

    Ideal as either a companion or stand-alone text for any psychology course that requires students...


    The Thorn Necklace

    by Francesca Lia Block & Grant Faulkner Da Capo Press (May 01, 2018)

    For devotees of Bird by Bird and The Artist's Way, a memoir-driven guide to healing through the craft of writing

    A cinematic exploration of the writing life by Francesca Lia Block, the bestselling author of...


    The Writer's Guide to the Courtroom: Let's Quill All the Lawyers

    by Donna Ballman Behler Publications (November 15, 2009)

    When your writing calls for a character to sue or be sued, this should be number one on your docket.


    The Religion and Theology Student Writer's Manual and Reader's Guide

    by Joel Hopko, Gregory M. Scott & Stephen M. Garrison Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 02, 2017)

    The Religion Student Writer’s Manual and Reader’s Guide, is a set of instructions and exercises that sequentially develop citizenship, academic, and professional skills while providing students with knowledge...


    Editing Canadian English, 3rd edition

    by Karen Virag & Editors' Association of Canada Editors' Association of Canada (October 04, 2017)

    Editing Canadian English is a style guide, reference manual, judgment-call coach, and much more. Written by expert editors from across the country, it presents a flexible but systematic approach to creating...


    How to Enter a Writing Contest and Win!

    by Deepak Gupta Words Matter Publishing (September 21, 2017)

    Are you an aspiring author who has been writing a short story, a novel, or a children's book? Maybe you’ve written a recipe guide, business guide, or a fitness book

    Regardless of the genre, aspiring authors...


    The Elements of Style

    by William Jr. Strunk Jr. Strunk William (September 21, 2017)

    'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required...


    Good Writing Is Good Business

    by Margaret Chandler Green Fuse Inc. (September 20, 2017)

    Are you looking for a book that will help you improve your business writing and write more efficiently and confidently? And a book that will also serve as a reference guide and answer many common questions and...


    Storytelling for Pantsers

    by Annalisa C Parent Laurel Elite Books (October 01, 2017)

    Are you a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants writer? Hungry for a book that shows you how to write and revise your novel without an outline?

    Discover the secret sauce to help those of us seat-flyers get at least some...