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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...


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

by Steven Pinker

A short and entertaining book on the modern art of writing well by New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker

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


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...


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....


Writing Great Books for Young Adults: Everything You Need to Know, from Crafting the Idea to Getting Published

by Regina L. Brooks

Break into the Bestselling Young Adult Market with this IndispensableGuide!

Whether you're just getting started or are on the hunt foran agent or publisher, Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your completeinsider...


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...


Writing Monsters: How to Craft Believably Terrifying Creatures to Enhance Your Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction

by Philip Athans

Monsters are more than things that go bump in the night...

Monsters are lurking in the woods, beneath the waves, and within our favorite books, films, and games--and there are good reasons why they appear so...


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.


Compass Points: Creating Meaningful Dialogue

by Suzanne Ruthven

The essential guide to sharpening dialogue.


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...


Gotham Writers Workshop: Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide From New York's Acclaimed Writing School

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Gotham Writers' Workshop has mastered the art of teaching the craft of writing in a way that is practical, accessible, and entertaining. Now the techniques of this renowned school are available in this book....


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...