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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...