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Mastering the Thesis Statement

by Steve Sharp

Author Steve Sharp tells his students that the thesis statement is the sun around which EVERYTHING in their paper orbits. Every sentence must fall within its gravitational pull and obey rational orbital laws....


The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller!

by Philip Athans & R. A. Salvatore

From the Introduction by R. A. Salvatore:

"There weren't many fantasy books on the shelves in 1982 and I had read all I could find and wanted more, even one of my own. What I didn't realize then--in fact, what...


Writing to Learn

by William Zinsser

This is an essential book for everyone who wants to write clearly about any subject and use writing as a means of learning.


1001 Letters for All Occasions: The Best Models for Every Business and Personal Need

by Corey Sandler

With more samples than any other book, 1,001 Letters for All Occasions is the resource anytime written communication is in order. Letters are still the best way to communicate, and the authors are happy to share...


The Maeve Binchy Writers' Club

by Maeve Binchy

“The most important thing to realize is that everyone is capable of telling a story.” –Maeve Binchy

 

If you scribble story ideas on the backs of receipts…

If you file away bits of overheard conversation...


The Everything Guide to Writing Nonfiction

by Richard D. Bank & Jenna Glatzer

Everyone wants to be a published writer. But only a few manage to break into print. In this guide, Richard D. Bank provides expert advice to help you reach your goals of writing and selling articles, essays,...


100 Ways to Improve Your Writing

by Gary Provost

This is the one guide that anyone who writes--whether student, business person, or professional writer--should put on the desk beside pencil, pen, typewriter, or word processor. Filled with professional tips...


How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times

by Roy Peter Clark

America's most influential writing teacher offers an engaging and practical guide to effective short-form writing.

In HOW TO WRITE SHORT, Roy Peter Clark turns his attention to the art of painting a thousand...


Inspired Creative Writing (52 Brilliant Ideas): Pokes and Prods for Scribblers of All Stripes

by Alexander Smith

52 fresh techniques for putting thoughts into words. For aspiring authors planning an epic novel, plotting a screenplay, or wishing to bare their poetic soul, Inspired Creative Writing offers tactics and exercises...


How I Write

by Janet Evanovich & Ina Yalof

How many people would kill to be a bestselling novelist? Especially one like Janet Evanovich.Writers want to know how a bestselling author thinks, writes, plans, and dreams her books. And they are primed for...


How to Write Funny

by John Kachuba

Writing humor is subjective and challenging - thankfully, there are many ways to create it. How to Write Funny provides advice, insights and humor from more than twenty writers with a gift for making readers...


The Only Writing Book You'll Ever Need: A Complete Resource For Perfecting Any Type Of Writing

by Pamela Rice Hahn

Whether you're writing simple thank-you notes or creating elaborate business proposals, you need to be able to write well. The ability to craft clear, effective prose is critical to success in all facets of...


A Writer's Space

by Eric Maisel

To write what you want to write, the way you want to write it, you need to create both psychic and physical space. In A Writer's Space, noted creativity expert and bestselling author Dr. Eric Maisel shows you...


The Editor's Lexicon: Essential Writing Terms for Novelists

by Sarah Cypher

Become a revision-savvy writer with the help of The Editor's Lexicon: Essential Writing Terms for Novelists. It decodes, defines, and provides helpful examples of the editorial jargon used in writing workshops,...


Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

by Deborah Halverson & M. T. Anderson

Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction

With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are...


Starting from Scratch

by Rita Mae Brown

From the best-selling author of  Rubyfruit Jungle and  Bingo, here is a writers' manual as provocative,  frank, and funny as her fiction. Unlike most  writers' guides, this one had as much to do with...


Effective Magazine Writing: Let Your Words Reach the World

by Roger Palms

Let your words reach the World

If you are a writer who wants to have an impact with your words in the Christian magazine market, this book is for you. The former editor of Decision magazine, Palms helps you take...


The Spooky Art: Thoughts on Writing

by Norman Mailer

“Writing is spooky,” according to Norman Mailer. “There is no routine of an office to keep you going, only the blank page each morning, and you never know where your words are coming from, those divine...


Opening the Doors to Hollywood: How to Sell Your Idea, Story, Screenplay, Manuscript

by Howard J. Smith & Carlos De Abreu

Finally! A step-by-step guide to the keys that unlock the doors to Hollywood.

Opening the Doors to Hollywood has all the information you'll ever need in order to tap into the $500 million spent yearly in Hollywood...


Free Within Ourselves: Fiction Lessons For Black Authors

by Jewell Parker Rhodes

A Bird by Bird for the African-American market--A top-notch writer's guide filled with practical guidance, essays, and journal exercises for the African-American writer including advice from E.Lynn Harris, Charles...