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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,...


Writing with the Master

by Tony Vanderwarker Skyhorse (February 04, 2014)

With seven unpublished novels wasting away on his hard drive, Tony Vanderwarker is astonished when John Grisham offers to take him under his wing and teach him the secrets of thriller writing. “The beginning...


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...


We Wanted to Be Writers

by Glenn Schaeffer, Eric Olsen & Bill Manhire Skyhorse (August 16, 2011)

We Wanted to be Writers is a rollicking and insightful blend of original interviews, commentary, advice, gossip, anecdotes, analyses, history, and asides with nearly thirty graduates and teachers at the now...


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...


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.


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...


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...


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,...


Starting Your Career as a Professional Blogger

by Jacqueline Bodnar Allworth (June 01, 2013)

With traffic to personal blogs and online journalism sites on the rise, there are more blogging opportunities than ever before. With the right approach, a blog can be an extra source of cash, or it can be a...


Have You Eaten Grandma?

by Gyles Brandreth Atria Books (August 13, 2019)

For anyone who wants to make fewer (not less) grammar mistakes, a lively, effective, and witty guide to all the ins and outs of the English language, reminiscent of the New York Times bestseller Eats, Shoots...


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...


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...


Ensouling Language

by Stephen Harrod Buhner Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (August 23, 2010)

The first comprehensive work on nonfiction as an art form

• Shows how nonfiction, especially how-to and self-help, can take on the same power and luminosity as great fiction

• Develops processes to reliably...


The Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel

by Hallie Ephron Adams Media (November 18, 2010)

For an aspiring novelist, nothing is more intimidating than a blank page or computer screen. This step-by-step guide helps you get past that hurdle, start writing, and cross the finish line to first draft in...


If I Was You...

by Lauren Sussman Adams Media (November 07, 2014)

An essential handbook for righting grammatical errors!

Was the computer affected by a virus or effected by it? Did you see two deers in the woods or two deer? Should the lab report be sent to Tom and me or Tom...


The Everything Guide To Writing A Novel

by Joyce Lavene & Jim Lavene Adams Media (September 10, 2004)

This step-by-step guide teaches you the tricks of the trade, with advice on all you need to know to compete in the world of fiction. Whether you are seeking to hone your writing style, shape an existing work-in-progress,...


The Everything Writing Poetry Book

by Tina D Eliopulos & Todd Scott Moffett Adams Media (June 01, 2005)

'Poetry is what gets lost in translation.' --Robert Frost

Giving voice to ''what gets lost in translation'' is the challenge every poet faces. With The Everything Writing Poetry Book, that challenge just got...


The Only Grammar & Style Workbook You'll Ever Need

by Susan Thurman Adams Media (June 18, 2012)

Everyone wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically accurate, but getting to that point is not always easy. If you've ever had difficulty finding the right phrase to complete a simple...


Write Like Hemingway

by R. Andrew Wilson Adams Media (June 18, 2009)

The bad news is: You have to learn to write. The good news is: Learning to write just became easier.

In this book, writers learn to write like they were born that way from one of America’s greatest literary...


The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need - Grant Writing

by Judy Tremore & Nancy Burke Adams Media (February 18, 2009)

Millions of people dream about making money as a freelance grant writer. But grant writing is different than any other type of writingùit requires specific elements as well as a certain style and know-how....


500 Letters for Difficult Situations

by Corey Sandler Adams Media (May 18, 2010)

Giving difficult news clearly and sensitively is no easy task. However, there are ways to say the right thing at the right time. 500 Letters for Difficult Situations offers helpful templates for when you need...


Grammar Sucks

by Joanne Kimes & Gary Robert Muschla Adams Media (April 30, 2007)

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Memoir Your Way

by The Memoir Roundtable Skyhorse (September 06, 2016)

A new approach to family and personal memoirs that includes many creative formats.

Memoir Your Way inspires family storykeepers to create a memoir using a craft you already know or are inspired to learn to create...


Old Friend from Far Away

by Natalie Goldberg Atria Books (February 12, 2008)

“Memoir writers, buy this book, put it on your personal altar, or carry it with you as you traverse the deep ruts of your old road.” —Tom Spanbauer, author of The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon

Old...


The Wall Street Journal Guide to Business Style and Us

by Paul Martin Free Press (June 15, 2010)

Here at last is the indispensable resource that has helped the writers and editors of The Wall Street Journal earn a reputation for the most authoritative business writing anywhere. Originally written exclusively...


E-Writing

by Dianna Booher Pocket Books (July 19, 2001)

Are you guilty of e-mail "trigger finger"? Do you constantly "cc" people you never even see? What are today's rules for conducting business over the Internet? Now, The Elements of Style meets "the Miss Manners...


Writing For a Good Cause

by Danielle Furlich & Joseph Barbato Touchstone (July 19, 2000)

Filled with tips and survival skills from writers and fund-raising officers at nonprofits of all sizes, Writing for a Good Cause is the first book to explain how to use words well to win your cause the money...


How to Write a Dirty Story

by Susie Bright Touchstone (January 08, 2002)

For aspiring erotica writers -- and authors in any genre who want to make the "good" parts great

Susie Bright is the first and reigning queen of contemporary erotica. In How to Write a Dirty Story she reveals...


The Author's Toolkit

by Mary Embree Allworth (October 13, 2015)

All writers yearn for success and recognition. And now we are entering a golden era in which self-publishers are in the driver’s seat. In The Author’s Toolkit, aspiring authors, students, and even established...


Propose Your Book

by Patricia Fry Allworth (August 25, 2015)

Authors are the CEOs of their books, and their book proposals are their business plans. Most agents and publishers require a proposal before ever setting eyes on a manuscript, and it is a crucial element in...


Not Quite What I Was Planning: And Other Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Ob

by Larry Smith & Rachel Fershleiser HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Deceptively simple and surprisingly addictive, Not Quite What I Was Planning is a thousand glimpses of humanity—six words at a time.

One Life. Six Words. What's Yours?

When Hemingway famously wrote, "For Sale:...


Write for Your Life

by Lawrence Block HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

Based on Lawrence Block's extremely popular seminar for writers. Discover Block's tips for overcoming writer's block and unleashing your creativity.


Business and Legal Forms for Authors and Self-Publishers

by Tad Crawford, Stevie Fitzgerald & Michael Gross Allworth (June 02, 2015)

Professional and aspiring writers, including those who wish to self-publish, will find indispensable tools in this practical, complete, and time-saving popular resource. Business and Legal Forms for Authors...


Collins Letter Writing

by Collins Collins (November 28, 2013)

The only guide you’ll ever need to help you write better letters, whether for business or pleasure.

The world gets smaller and contacts get faster but whether it’s by computer or with pen-and-ink, the need...


About Writing and How to Publish

by Cathy Glass Harper Element (December 06, 2013)

Drawing on years of experience, and thousands of readers comments and reviews of her writing, internationally bestselling author Cathy Glass provides a clear and concise, practical guide on writing and the best...