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Life Writing: A Writers' and Artists' Companion

by Sally Cline & Carole Angier

Life Writing: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing biography, autobiography and memoir.

PART 1 explores the history and forms of life writing and the challenges and potential pitfalls...


The Creative Compass: Writing Your Way from Inspiration to Publication

by Dan Millman & Sierra Prasada

Whether you're seeking new goals, the discipline to reach them, a shield against self-doubt and inertia, or practical advice on sorting through feedback and connecting with readers - you'll find a way forward...


How to Craft a Great Story: Teach Yourself

by Chris Sykes

How to Craft a Great Story takes you step by step through the process of creating a compelling and coherent plot and structure. It covers such basics as the traditional story arcs, and such advanced information...


Learning to Write with Purpose: Effective Instruction in Grades 4-8

by Karen Kuelthau Allan, Mary C. McMackin & Erika Thulin Dawes

Communicating ideas and information is what makes writing meaningful—yet many upper elementary and middle school students write in a vacuum, without considering the aims of their writing or the needs of their...


Fast Fiction: A Guide to Outlining and Writing a First-Draft Novel in Thirty Days

by Denise Jaden

Fast Fiction is a step-by-step guide to writing a structurally sound and engaging draft of a novel in the shortest time possible. It is not a get-rich-quick plan for taking over the world of publishing, but...


Compass Points - Horror Upon Horror: A Step by Step Guide to Writing a Horror Novel

by Suzanne Ruthven

Horror writer and former Gothic Society member, Suzanne Ruthven brings us a step-by-step guide to writing horror fiction.


Astro-Characters: A Writer's Guide to Creating Compelling Fictional Characters With the Signs of Zodiac

by Judy Hall

Offering a unique – and very easy – method of creating effective, intriguing, and authentic multi-layered personalities that leap off the page.


Analyze Anything: A Guide to Critical Reading and Writing

by Gregory Fraser & Chad Davidson

How well can you decode the signs that permeate our daily lives? All of us, consciously or not, constantly engage in the acts of reading and interpreting the signs in the world around us. But how do we sharpen...


Twenty-One Genres and How to Write Them

by Brock Dethier

In this classroom-tested approach to writing, Brock Dethier teaches readers how to analyze and write twenty-one genres that students are likely to encounter in college and beyond. This practical, student-friendly,...


Exploring Composition Studies: Sites, Issues, Perspectives

by Kelly Ritter & Paul Kei Matsuda

Kelly Ritter and Paul Kei Matsuda have created an essential introduction to the field of composition studies for graduate students and instructors new to the study of writing. The book offers a careful exploration...


Writing Thrillers: The Writer's Guide to Crafting Tales of Suspense

by Michael Newton

In this invaluable guide, thriller master Michael Newton shows you how to develop compelling plots and intriguing characters that grab readers from page 1 and won't let them go. You'll learn how to craft heroes...


Feminist Rhetorical Resilience

by Elizabeth A Flynn, Patricia Sotirin & Ann Brady

Although it is well known in other fields, the concept of “resilience” has not been addressed explicitly by feminist rhetoricians. This collection develops it in readings of rhetorical situations across...


Coal in Our Veins: A Personal Journey

by Erin Ann Thomas

In Coal in Our Veins, Erin Thomas employs historical research, autobiography, and journalism to intertwine the history of coal, her ancestors' lives mining coal, and the societal and environmental impacts of...


National Healing: Race, State, and the Teaching of Composition

by Claude Hurlbert

In National Healing, author Claude Hurlbert persuasively relates nationalism to institutional racism and contends that these are both symptoms of a national ill health afflicting American higher education and...


Building Writing Center Assessments That Matter

by Ellen Schendel & William J. Macauley

No less than other divisions of the college or university, contemporary writing centers find themselves within a galaxy of competing questions and demands that relate to assessment—questions and demands that...


Peripheral Visions for Writing Centers

by Jackie Grutsch McKinney

Peripheral Visions for Writing Centers aims to inspire a re-conception and re-envisioning of the boundaries of writing center work. Moving beyond the grand narrative of the writing center—that it is a solely...


Experience Disaster: How Participatory Designers Can Support Participatory Cultures: How Experience Architects Can Build for Participation

by Liza Potts

Social Media in Disaster Response focuses on how emerging social web tools provide researchers and practitioners with new opportunities to address disaster communication and information design for participatory...


Composing Media Composing Embodiment

by Kristin L Arola & Anne Wysocki

“What any body is—and is able to do—cannot be disentangled from the media we use to consume and produce texts.” ---from the Introduction.

Kristin Arola and Anne Wysocki argue that composing in new media...


After the Public Turn: Composition, Counterpublics, and the Citizen Bricoleur

by Frank Farmer

In After the Public Turn, author Frank Farmer argues that counterpublics and the people who make counterpublics—“citizen bricoleurs”—deserve a more prominent role in our scholarship and in our classrooms....


Crime and Thriller Writing: A Writers' & Artists' Companion

by Michelle Spring & Laurie R. King

Crime and Thriller Writing: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing in these exciting genres.

PART 1 explores the nature and history of the genre and helpsyou get started with ideas,...