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A Writer's Guide to Persistence: How to Create a Lasting and Productive Writing Practice

by Jordan Rosenfeld

Practice. Polish. Persist.

Your writing journey can take you many places: hiking through steep mountains, traversing unknown territory, hurdling both roadblocks and rejections. Even the siren song of fame and...


Writing Short Stories: A Writers' and Artists' Companion

by Courttia Newland & Tania Hershman

 teach at the world famous Arvon Foundation writing course and have distilled the essence of their course into this practical handbook with contributions from leading writers.


Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

by Mary Norris

The most irreverent and helpful book on language since the #1 New York Times bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves.

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


Create Your Writer's Life: A Guide to Writing With Joy and Ease

by Cynthia Morris

Create Your Writer's Life offers a coaching approach to develop a writing practice that actually works. Finally, a resource that allows you to do it your way, and that works.


The Art Of Writing Drama

by Michelene Wandor

The Art of Writing Drama by acclaimed dramatist Michelene Wandor is both a scholarly and immensely practical guide to writing for the stage that couples theory with practical guidance and exercises.


The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing

by Tara Mokhtari

Covering a wide range of forms and genres, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing is a complete introductory manual for students of creative writing. Through a structured series of practical writing...


E-Government: Information, Technology, and Transformation: Information, Technology, and Transformation

by Hans J Schnoll

This book presents a citizen-centric perspective of the dual components of e-government and e-governance. E-government refers to the practice of online public reporting by government to citizens, and to service...


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,...


Breaking Ground on Your Memoir: Motivation and Craft for Writers

by Brooke Warner & Linda Joy Myers

In Breaking Ground on Your Memoir, Linda Joy Myers (President of the National Association of Memoir Writers) and Brooke Warner (Publisher of She Writes Press) present the skills and craft memoirists need to...


The Truth of Memoir: How to Write about Yourself and Others with Honesty, Emotion, and Integrity

by Kerry Cohen

Baring the Truth in Your Memoir

When you write a memoir or personal essay, you dare to reveal the truths of your experience: about yourself, and about others in your life. How do you expose long-guarded secrets...


Freshwater

by James Fargo Balliett

Anyone conducting case research in business or the social sciences should own a copy of this book. It is a practical, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary guide that blends an informal, workshop style with solid...


Here for Good: Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Century: Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Century

by Terry Mazany & David C. Perry

Community foundations bring together the resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective nonprofits in their communities. Over the years, foundations have come to engage community problem-solving...


Modern Wonders

by Shana Priwer & Cynthia Phillips

Modern Wonders, a title in the five-title series Frameworks: Science, Technology, and the Built Environment, illuminates the science, technology, art and architecture, and history of the world's greatest architectural...


Oceans

by James Fargo Balliett

Covering 71 percent of the planet, oceans provided the unique environmental conditions necessary for the building blocks of life to form billions of years ago and continue to support life in important ways today--they...


The Case Writing Workbook: A Self-Guided Workshop

by Gina Vega

Readable and practical, this workbook provides technical assistance and concrete advice for researching, writing, and teaching with cases. The exercises and worksheets encourage practicing skills and serve as...


The Art of Slow Writing

by Louise DeSalvo

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...


Creating Characters: The Complete Guide to Populating Your Fiction

by Writer's Digest Editors & Steven James

Create characters that leap off the page--and into readers' hearts!

Populating your fiction with authentic, vivid characters is a surefire way to captivate your readers from the first sentence to the last. Whether...


Planning in Plain English: Writing Tips for Urban and Environmental Planners

by Natalie Macris

The ability to communicate effectively is the most valuable skill any employee can bring to the job. That's even more true for planners, who must frequently convey an abundance of very complex, technical information...


The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

by Steven Pinker

“Charming and erudite . . . The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com

 

Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English...


Secrets of the World's Bestselling Writer: The Storytelling Techniques of Erle Stanley Gardner

by Francis L. Fugate

All the hard-earned storytelling skills of Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of Petty Mason and still the world's biggest-selling writer, are revealed in this informative, entertaining, and instructive book. The...