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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....


Story Physics: Harnessing the Underlying Forces of Storytelling

by Larry Brooks

Learn how to make your story soar!

In the physical world, gravity, force, and other elements of physics govern your abilities and can be utilized to enhance your every movement. In the world of writing, story...


Lost Gay Novels: A Reference Guide to Fifty Works from the First Half of the Twentieth Century

by Anthony Slide

Searching for an introduction to the shadowy, intriguing world of early 20th century gay-themed fiction?

In Lost Gay Novels, respected pop culture historian Anthony Slide resurrects fifty early 20th century...


A Year of Writing Dangerously: 365 Days of Inspiration and Encouragement

by Barbara Abercrombie

Writing can be risky and make you feel vulnerable. A Year of Writing Dangerously is a book of 365 short pieces to sustain a writer - beginner or veteran - through a year of writing fiction, memoir, autobiography,...


A Writer's Book of Days: A Spirited Companion and Lively Muse for the Writing Life

by Judy Reeves

First published a decade ago, A Writer's Book of Days has become the ideal writing coach for thousands of writers.


The Right Letter: How to Communicate Effectively in a Busy World

by Jan Venolia

Replaces previous edition.

In today's hectic world of cell phones, email, and instant messages, is it still worthwhile to know how to write a good letter? Absolutely! An attractive, well-written letter can grab...


Rewrite Right!: Your Guide to Perfectly Polished Prose

by Jan Venolia & Ellen Sasaki

The definitive guide to polishing your prose from veteran editor Jan Venolia.

Everyone knows that writing can be improved by the simple process of reviewing, editing, and rewriting, but many struggle with how...


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...


Eight Things You Need to Know to Write a Novel

by Jan Holmes Frost

Have you been looking for a quick concise reference on writing fiction? Eight Things You Need to Know to Write a Novel offers a simple approach to learning this craft. Creativity, inspiration, and imagination...


Essential Grammar for Today's Writers, Students, and Teachers

by Nancy Sullivan

This innovative grammar text is an ideal resource for writers, language students, and current and future classroom teachers who need an accessible "refresher" in a step-by-step guide to essential grammar. Rather...


No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days

by Chris Baty

Chris Baty, motivator extraordinaire and instigator of a wildly successful writing revolution, spells out the secrets of writing—and finishing—a novel. Every fall, thousands of people sign up for National...


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...


English Composition & Style

by Speedy Publishing

A study guide on English composition and style helps you to study by assisting in the process of identifying and adhering to a schedule of activity so that the use of your time is maximized. You are presented...


Essays & Term Papers

by Speedy Publishing

A study guide on essays and term papers can help you study by outlining key points that should be included in your submission. A student can often take more liberties when writing an essay. However, term papers...


Upsetting Composition Commonplaces

by Ian Barnard

In Upsetting Composition Commonplaces, Ian Barnard argues that composition still retains the bulk of instructional practices that were used in the decades before poststructuralist theory discredited them. While...


English Composition: Speedy Study Guides

by Speedy Publishing

There is no doubt about the fact that many of us need a brush up on the English language. However, it may be difficult to enroll in a course to relearn some of the basic rules of the English language when we...


Best of Books by the Bed #2: What Writers Are Reading Before Lights Out

by Cheryl Olsen & Eric Olsen

Books by the bed are the constant-and ever-changing-companions of avid readers. They're special, different from the tomes of daylight, flirtatious, fun, provocative friends we array within easy reach, our last...


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...


Discursive Ideologies: Reading Western Rhetoric

by C. H. Knoblauch

In Discursive Ideologies, C. H. Knoblauch argues that European rhetorical theory comprises several distinct and fundamentally opposed traditions of discourse. Writing accessibly for the upper division student,...


Writing after Retirement: Tips from Successful Retired Writers

by Carol Smallwood & Christine Redman-Waldeyer

This anthology explores the many avenues would-be writers can take to initiate a career as a published author. It is filled with tips on how to write in a variety of genres and how to connect with other writers...