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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....


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.


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...


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...


The Little Red Writing Book Deluxe Edition: Two Winning Books in One, Writing plus Grammar

by Brandon Royal

This deluxe edition contains the complete contents of The Little Red Writing Book and The Little Gold Grammar Book. Whereas writing is based on principles — in which writing is deemed better or worse, more...


Elements of Fiction Writing - Scene & Structure

by Jack Bickham

Craft your fiction with scene-by-scene flow, logic and readability.

An imprisoned man receives an unexpected caller, after which "everything changed..."

And the reader is hooked. But whether or not readers will...


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...


Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

by Lisa Cron

This guide reveals how writers can utilize cognitive storytelling strategies to craft stories that ignite readers’ brains and captivate them through each plot element.

  Imagine knowing what the brain craves...


Grammatically Correct

by Anne Stilman

How does good writing stand out? If its purpose is to convey facts, findings, or instructions, it need be read only once for its content to be clear. If its purpose is to entertain or to provoke thought, it...


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...


Fire Up Your Writing Brain: How to Use Proven Neuroscience to Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Writer

by Susan Reynolds

Ignite Your Writing Brain!

Whether you're an experienced writer or just starting out, an endless number of pitfalls can trip up your efforts, from procrastination and writer's block to thin characters and uninspired...


Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

by Mary Norris

“Hilarious. . . . This book charmed my socks off.” —Patricia O’Conner, New York Times Book Review

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


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,...


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...


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...


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...