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The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the Story Beneath the Surface

by Donald Maass

Engage Your Readers with Emotion

While writers might disagree over showing versus telling or plotting versus pantsing, none would argue this: If you want to write strong fiction, you must make your readers feel....


A Life Through Letters: An Aging Father's Legacy, a Son's Revelation, the Birth of a Movement

by Ashley Davis

When was the last time you wrote a letter? Not a text or a tweet but a pen-to-paper or hand-typed message of gratitude, reflection, or expression of friendship? One that was more than a simple thank-you note...


Freefall into Fiction: Finding Form

by Barbara Turner-Vesselago

Barbara Turner-Vesselago's first book, Writing Without a Parachute, showed writers how to fall in love with writing. This new book builds on this experience and encourages writers to pursue their work with intention...


Writing Without a Parachute

by Barbara Turner-Vesselago

Writing Without a Parachute: The Art of Freefall shows both beginning and experienced writers how to get the thinking mind to step aside, so that writing becomes truly creative - a vulnerable and open-hearted...


Freefall into Fiction: Finding Form

by Barbara Turner-Vesselago

Barbara Turner-Vesselago's first book, Writing Without a Parachute, showed writers how to fall in love with writing. This new book builds on this experience and encourages writers to pursue their work with intention...


The Writer's Guide to Beginnings: How to Craft Story Openings That Sell

by Paula Munier & William Martin

Give your story its best start!

The best beginnings possess a magical quality that grabs readers from the first word and never lets them go. But beginnings aren't just the door into a fictional world. They are...


The Magic of Memoir: Inspiration for the Writing Journey

by Linda Joy Myers & Brooke Warner

The Magic of Memoir is food for the journey and comfort for the soul for memoirists who find themselves in the thick of it, offering interviews with best-selling memoirists and contributions from writers who've...


The Secrets of Story: Innovative Tools for Perfecting Your Fiction and Captivating Readers

by Matt Bird

You've just boarded a plane. You've loaded your phone with your favorite podcasts, but before you can pop in your earbuds, disaster strikes: The guy in the next seat starts telling you all about something crazy...


Your Writing Well

by Dr. Bob Davis & Francois Wilson

YWW contains effective writing methods for anyone in any profession or academic level, Your Writing Well studies every aspect of the writing process, providing faster means to better products than do narrowly...


Author In Progress: A No-Holds-Barred Guide to What It Really Takes to Get Published

by Therese Walsh & Writer Unboxed

Empower your writing through craft and community!

Writing can be a lonely profession plagued by blind stumbles, writer's block, and despair--but it doesn't have to be. Written by members of the popular Writer...


How to Write a Novel: 10 Ways to Become a Ninja Novelist

by Abidemi Sanusi

This is a practical, no-frills guide for anyone who would like to develop their writing skills and become a ninja novelist. It cuts through the dross and gets right to the heart to the matter, to give you the...


Write, Regardless!: A no-nonsense guide to plotting, packaging and promoting your book

by Michael Burge

Journalist and Amazon-bestselling Australian author Michael Burge spent six years writing full time before embarking on the publication of a range of books he wrote while developing a social media readership....


Writing the Intimate Character: Create Unique, Compelling Characters Through Mastery of Point of View

by Jordan Rosenfeld

Craft Vibrant Characters and an Intimate Reading Experience

The key to excellent fiction lies in its characters: the unforgettable protagonists, antagonists, and secondary characters who populate the world of...


Troubleshooting Your Novel: Essential Techniques for Identifying and Solving Manuscript Problems

by Steven James & Steve Berry

Take your story to the next level of excellence!

You've completed the first draft of your novel--now what? Chances are, it's not perfect...at least not yet. In order to increase your chances of getting a literary...


Keys to Great Writing Revised and Expanded: Mastering the Elements of Composition and Revision

by Stephen Wilbers & Faith Sullivan

Transform your writing!

If you're ready to empower your writing but are unsure of where to start, let Keys to Great Writing Revised and Expanded show you the way. Award-winning author and veteran writing coach...


The Jane Austen Writers' Club

by Rebecca Smith

A delightful and informative guide to writing like Jane Austen, written by the five-times-great niece of Austen herself

Jane Austen is one of the most beloved writers in the English literary canon. Her novels...


Writing While Female or Black or Gay: Diverse Voices in Publishing

by Laine Cunningham & Angel Leya

The empowerment of Tina Fey’s Bossy Pants, the warmth of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, and the sensibilities of Wanda Sykes come together in a provocative and polarizing--yet often deadly funny--look behind...


Writing Memoir: The Practical Guide to Writing and Publishing the Story of Your Life

by Jerry Payne

Done properly, memoir is more than just a recitation of facts about a person’s life. It’s a journey, connecting writer and reader in that shared space where we all experience what it means to be human. In...


The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults

by Cheryl Klein

This master class in writing children’s and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book. The best children’s and young adult novels take readers on wonderful...


Power Down: How (and Why) to Begin Reworking Your Novel Away from the Computer

by Kathleen Mccleary

When you're ready to revise your novel, move away from the computer screen and take a hands-on approach. In "Power Down," Kathleen McCleary offers techniques, tools, and tips for revising away from the computer....