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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...


Braving the Fire

by Jessica Handler St. Martin's Publishing Group (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...


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...


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...


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...


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 Publishing Group (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...


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...


Clear Written Communication

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (March 07, 2017)

Ready to take your careerto the next level? Find out everything you need to know about effective written communication with this practical guide.

No matter what your profession or stage in your career, being...


How to Write a Damn Good Mystery

by James N. Frey St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

Edgar award nominee James N. Frey, author of the internationally best-selling books on the craft of writing, How to Write a Damn Good Novel, How to Write a Damn Good Novel II: Advanced Techniques, and The Key:...


The Key

by James N. Frey St. Martin's Press (August 03, 2002)

In his widely read guides How to Write a Damn Good Novel and How to Write a Damn Good Novel II: Advanced Techniques, popular novelist and fiction-writing coach James N. Frey showed tens of thousands of writers...


Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay

by Richard Lederer, Richard Dowis & Jim McLean St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

For years Richard Lederer has enthralled fans of the English language with his keen insights, commonsense advice, and witty presentation. Now Lederer has teamed up with Richard Dowis to take readers on another...


How to Write a Damn Good Novel, II

by James N. Frey St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2011)

"Damn good" fiction is dramatic fiction, Frey insists, whether it is by Hemingway or Grisham, Le Carre or Ludlum, Austen or Dickens. Despite their differences, these authors' works share common elements: strong...


Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students

by Mignon Fogarty & Erwin Haya St. Martin's Publishing Group (July 05, 2011)

Named to the International Reading Association's 2012 Teachers' Choice book list

Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students is a complete and comprehensive guide to all things grammar from...


Comma Sense

by Richard Lederer & John Shore St. Martin's Press (July 10, 2007)

Are you confounded by commas, addled by apostrophes, or queasy about quotation marks? Do you believe a bracket is just a support for a wall shelf, a dash is something you make for the bathroom, and a colon and...


Crafty TV Writing

by Alex Epstein Henry Holt and Co. (May 30, 2006)

A professional TV writer's real-world guide to getting paid to write great television

"No need for me to ever write a book on TV writing. Alex Epstein has covered it all . . . along with a few things I wouldn't...


Word Wizard

by Richard Lederer St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

After a multi-decade career of stimulating readers to appreciate and laugh at the glories and oddities of our English language, beloved language maven Richard Lederer has collected his very best and most popular...


How to Write a Damn Good Thriller

by James N. Frey St. Martin's Press (March 30, 2010)

A quick look at any fiction bestseller list reveals that thrillers make up most of the titles at the top. HOW TO WRITE A DAMN GOOD THRILLER will help the aspiring novelist or screenwriter to design, draft, write,...


Writing Out the Storm

by Barbara Abercrombie St. Martin's Publishing Group (October 09, 2002)

This powerful and deeply inspirational handbook is for anyone coping with serious illness or injury-be it theirs or that of a loved one-who wants and needs to help themselves through the healing process. Offering...