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Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story

by Ursula K. Le Guin

A revised and updated guide to the essentials of a writer’s craft, presented by a brilliant practitioner of the art

When a Writer Isn't Writing: How to Beat Your Blocks, Be Published and Find Your Flow

by Jenny Alexander

Whether you're a new writer or published author, there will be times when you can't get started, can't keep going or feel like giving up altogether. Every writer and every block is different; there isn't a one-size-fits-all...

Writing Well for Business Success

by Sandra E. Lamb

So much of success in business depends on writing well. From résumés to reports, proposals to presentations,Writing Well for Business Success will help you communicate your ideas clearly, quickly and effectively....

Propose Your Book: How to Craft Persuasive Proposals for Nonfiction, Fiction, and Children's Books

by Patricia Fry

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...

Learn Italian: Idiomatic Expressions ‒ Everyday Phrases ‒ Proverbs

by Linda Wentworth

Learn Italian fast: Impara l'Italiano velocemente. As you may already know, Italian is far from being an easy-to-learn language. The best way to try to master Italian is to learn by heart its most popular idiomatic...

Word Play: What Happens When People Talk

by Peter Farb

Why do certain words make us blush or wince? Why do men and women really speak different languages? Why do nursery rhymes in vastly different societies possess similar rhyme and rhythm patterns? What do slang,...

Thug Notes: A Street-Smart Guide to Classic Literature

by Sparky Phd Sweets

Sparky Sweets, PhD. and Wisecrack proudly present this outrageously funny, ultra-sharp guide to literature based on the hit online series, Thug Notes. Inside, you'll find hilarious plot breakdowns and masterful...

Learn Spanish: Spanish Idiomatic Expressions ‒ Everyday Phrases ‒ Proverbs & Sayings

by Carlos Aguerro

Learn Spanish fast: Aprenda Español rápidamente As you may already know, Spanish is not an easy-to-learn language. The best way to try to master Spanish is to learn by heart its most popular idiomatic expressions....

Story Fix: Transform Your Novel from Broken to Brilliant

by Larry Brooks & Michael Hauge

Reinvigorate Your Fiction!

You've written the first draft of your novel or screenplay, and you've released it into the world: to your critique group, to your most trusted beta readers, or even to an agent or...

WHAT'S YOUR PLAN : A Pathway to Writing and Publishing Your Work

by Alberta Lampkins

What's Your Plan A Pathway to Writing and Publishing Your Work You know you have a book in you, stop telling yourself writing your story is impossible! What's Your Plan? A Pathway to Writing and Publishing Your...

Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language

by Seth Lerer

Seth Lerer tells a masterful history of the English language from the age of Beowulf to the rap of Eminem. Many have written about the evolution of grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, but only Lerer situates...

Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: Advice and Confessions on Writing, Love, and Cannibals

by Dinty W. Moore

Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy,

I have a hot crush on the em dash. What does my need to stuff—while simultaneously fracturing—my sentences—with the meandering, the explanatory, the discursive, the perhaps...


by John I. Saeed

Revised and updated to reflect recent theoretical developments in the field, Semantics, 4th Edition, presents an engaging and accessible introduction to the study of meaning in language for students new to the...

Having the Last Say: Capturing Your Legacy in One Small Story

by Alan Gelb

Renowned writing coach Alan Gelb shows baby boomers how to create “last says”—short personal narratives that serve as a powerful form of life review.


As the baby-boomer generation ages, its members are...

Sunday Sentiments

by Karan Thapar

Written in Karan's inimitable style, the articles in this book are a real treat - racy, fun and enlightening at the same time. It is a must read for anyone who is interested in creative writing and journalism....

Writing With Skill, Level 3: Instructor Text (Vol. 3)  (The Complete Writer)

by Susan Wise Bauer

The third volume of the groundbreaking writing series that prepares students for high-level work in rhetoric and composition. Full support for parents and teachers, including rubrics, model compositions, teaching...

Dictionary of the British English Spelling System

by Greg Brooks

This book will tell all you need to know about British English spelling. It’s a reference work intended for anyone interested in the English language, especially those who teach it, whatever the age or mother...

So You Want to Self-Publish

by Cornelia Katina Gail

This is an easy, step by step, self-publishing guide to get your work written and self-published. We have taken the complicated aspects of writing and self-publishing and made them simple. In this manual, you...

Portrait of Hemingway

by Lillian Ross

The definitive sketch of one of America’s greatest writers.

On May 13, 1950, Lillian Ross’s first portrait of Ernest Hemingway was published in The New Yorker. It was an account of two days Hemingway spent...

Rhymes & Reasons: The Art of Writing Poetry

by Wren Toby

Do you know your clerihew from your haiku? Do you sometimes struggle with the sonnet, and is the terza rima little more than a mystery? What is free verse... or blank verse, and is the rubaiyat really some form...