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Mastering the Thesis Statement

by Steve Sharp

Author Steve Sharp tells his students that the thesis statement is the sun around which EVERYTHING in their paper orbits. Every sentence must fall within its gravitational pull and obey rational orbital laws....

Writing to Learn

by William Zinsser

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

The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller!

by Philip Athans & R. A. Salvatore

From the Introduction by R. A. Salvatore:

"There weren't many fantasy books on the shelves in 1982 and I had read all I could find and wanted more, even one of my own. What I didn't realize then--in fact, what...

The Everything Guide to Writing Nonfiction: All you need to write and sell exceptional nonfiction books, articles, essays, reviews, and memoirs

by Richard D. Bank & Jenna Glatzer

Everyone wants to be a published writer. But only a few manage to break into print. In this guide, Richard D. Bank provides expert advice to help you reach your goals of writing and selling articles, essays,...

The Only Writing Book You'll Ever Need: A Complete Resource For Perfecting Any Type Of Writing

by Pamela Rice Hahn

Whether you're writing simple thank-you notes or creating elaborate business proposals, you need to be able to write well. The ability to craft clear, effective prose is critical to success in all facets of...

1001 Letters For All Occasions: The Best Models for Every Business and Personal Need

by Corey Sandler

Dear Reader,

Welcome to fictional Smalltown, Ohio--where every resident knows how to write clear, concise, attention-grabbing letters. With more samples than any other book, 1001 Letters for All Occasions is...

The Maeve Binchy Writers' Club

by Maeve Binchy

“The most important thing to realize is that everyone is capable of telling a story.” –Maeve Binchy


If you scribble story ideas on the backs of receipts…

If you file away bits of overheard conversation...

100 Ways to Improve Your Writing

by Gary Provost

This is the one guide that anyone who writes--whether student, business person, or professional writer--should put on the desk beside pencil, pen, typewriter, or word processor. Filled with professional tips...

How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times

by Roy Peter Clark

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...

The Little Red Writing Book Deluxe Edition: Two Winning Books in One, Writing plus Grammar

by Brandon Royal

This deluxe edition contains the complete contents of The Little Red Writing Book and The Little Gold Grammar Book. Whereas writing is based on principles — in which writing is deemed better or worse, more...

Elements of Fiction Writing - Scene & Structure

by Jack Bickham

Craft your fiction with scene-by-scene flow, logic and readability.

An imprisoned man receives an unexpected caller, after which "everything changed..."

And the reader is hooked. But whether or not readers will...

Plot Development for Novels: Tips and Techniques to Get Your Story Back on Track

by Adams Media

Have you run into writer's block? Not sure of the next twist or turn for your novel? Beat your block and keep things interesting with The Everything® Writing Series: Plot Development for Novels. You'll be able...

How I Write

by Janet Evanovich & Ina Yalof

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...

Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

by Lisa Cron

This guide reveals how writers can utilize cognitive storytelling strategies to craft stories that ignite readers’ brains and captivate them through each plot element.

  Imagine knowing what the brain craves...

Grammatically Correct

by Anne Stilman

How does good writing stand out? If its purpose is to convey facts, findings, or instructions, it need be read only once for its content to be clear. If its purpose is to entertain or to provoke thought, it...

How to Write Funny

by John Kachuba

Writing humor is subjective and challenging - thankfully, there are many ways to create it. How to Write Funny provides advice, insights and humor from more than twenty writers with a gift for making readers...

A Writer's Space: Make room to dream, to work, to write

by Eric Maisel

To write what you want to write, the way you want to write it, you need to create both psychic and physical space. In A Writer's Space, noted creativity expert and bestselling author Dr. Eric Maisel shows you...

Fire Up Your Writing Brain: How to Use Proven Neuroscience to Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Writer

by Susan Reynolds

Ignite Your Writing Brain!

Whether you're an experienced writer or just starting out, an endless number of pitfalls can trip up your efforts, from procrastination and writer's block to thin characters and uninspired...

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

by Mary Norris

“Hilarious. . . . This book charmed my socks off.” —Patricia O’Conner, New York Times Book Review

Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated...

Get a Literary Agent: The Complete Guide to Securing Representation for Your Work

by Chuck Sambuchino

The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Literary Agent!

If you dream of scoring the best possible deal with a traditional publisher and seeing your book in print, you need literary representation. Filled with practical,...