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The Writer's Idea Thesaurus: An Interactive Guide for Developing Ideas for Novels and Short Stories

by Fred White

Endless ideas at your fingertips, and at the turn of a page...

Need an idea for a short story or novel? Look no further than The Writer's Idea Thesaurus. It's far more than a collection of simple writing prompts....


Beyond the First Draft: The Art of Fiction

by John Casey

For students and writers alike, a brilliant guide to the craft of writing by the National Book Award–winning author of Spartina. National Book Award winner John Casey is a masterful novelist who is also an...


The Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities

by Eric Hayot

Eric Hayot teaches graduate students and faculty in literary and cultural studies how to think and write like a professional scholar. From granular concerns, such as sentence structure and grammar, to big-picture...


Writing New Adult Fiction

by Deborah Halverson

Join the New Adult Fiction revolution!

From Sylvia Day's Bared to You to Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster, new adult fiction has arrived--and it's hotter than ever. But there's more to this category than its...


Silences

by Tillie Olsen & Shelley Fisher Fishkin

Special 25th anniversary edition of the landmark survey that revolutionized the view of literary history.


The Freelance Writer's Handbook: How to Turn your Writing Skills into a Successful Business

by Andrew Crofts

Now in a fully updated third edition, The Freelance Writer's Handbook is the essential book for everyone who dreams of making money from their writing. It will appeal to all aspiring writers, whether they want...


Polish Your Fiction: A Quick & Easy Self-Editing Guide

by Jessica Bell

Are you ready to publish or submit to a literary agent? You might be. But is your manuscript as squeaky clean as you think? Polish Your Fiction: A Quick & Easy Self-Editing Guide will help turn your manuscript...


Enjoy Writing Your Science Thesis or Dissertation!: A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning and Writing a Thesis or Dissertation for Undergraduate and Gradua

by Elizabeth Fisher & Richard Thompson

This book is a step by step illustrated guide to planning and writing dissertations and theses for undergraduate and graduate science students. Topics covered include advice on writing each section of a thesis...


No Plot? No Problem! Revised and Expanded Edition: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days

by Chris Baty

Chris Baty, founder of the wildly successful literary marathon known as National Novel Writing Month, has completely revised and expanded his definitive handbook for extreme noveling. Chris pulls from over 15...


Compass Points - Building Your Story: A Guide to Structure and Plot

by Kelly Lawrence

Struggling with structure? Grappling with your plot points? This brief but in-depth guide is a useful aid for both emerging and established writers.


Creating Convincing Characters

by Nicholas Corder

This book answers the question, "How do we go about inventing great characters that our readers will care about, root for, love, hate or fear?"


Communicating with Intelligence: Writing and Briefing for National Security

by James S. Major

Aimed at students, faculty, and practitioners, the book is designed to provide all necessary information on how to prepare, write, and read intelligence publications. This book outlines the foundations of good...


Fiske Real College Essays That Work

by Edward B Fiske & Bruce G. Hammond

Top College Essays That Show You What Works

1. Take the stress out of writing your essays!

Every fall, thousands of aspiring students just like you spend hours staring at a computer screen, searching for a clever...


Be a Travel Writer, Live Your Dreams, Sell Your Features: Travel Writing Step by Step

The Weekend Book Proposal: How to Write a Winning Proposal in 48 Hours and Sell Your Book

by Ryan G. Van Cleave

Write Better Proposals Faster to Accelerate Your Writing Career!

Whether you are a true beginner or a seasoned writer looking to secure more book contracts, The Weekend Book Proposal shows you how to take your...


James A. Michener's Writer's Handbook: Explorations in Writing and Publishing

by James A. Michener & Steve Berry

Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener has written about everything from the pristine islands of the South Pacific and the endless wilds of Africa to Spanish bullfighters, American revolutionaries,...


Mastering the Craft of Writing: How to Write with Clarity, Emphasis, and Style

by Stephen Wilbers

Make Every Word Memorable!

To be remembered for your words, you need to write with skill and style. Whether you're crafting a novel, composing an e-mail, or creating a technical report, Mastering the Craft of...


The Elements of Journalism, Revised and Updated 3rd Edition: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect

by Bill Kovach & Tom Rosenstiel

The Book That Every Citizen and Journalist Should Read

“What this book does better than any single book on media history, ethics, or practice is

weave . . . [together] why media audiences have fled and why...


Essential Writing Skills for College and Beyond

by Charlene Gill

Hone Your Writing Skills for Success in College and in Life!

Every student knows that writing a successful college paper is no small undertaking. To make the grade, you need to express your ideas clearly and...


To the Point: A Dictionary of Concise Writing

by Robert Hartwell Fiske

The essential guide to writing succinctly. Who doesn’t hate wading through wordy paragraphs? Unfortunately, many writers don’t realize when they are padding their sentences and obscuring their meaning. Enter...