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A New Writing Classroom: Listening, Motivation, and Habits of Mind

by Patrick Sullivan

In A New Writing Classroom, Patrick Sullivan provides a new generation of teachers a means and a rationale to reconceive their approach to teaching writing, calling into question the discipline's dependence...


Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels

by Brian Michael Bendis & Joe Quesada

Best-selling Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis reveals the comic book writing secrets behind his work on The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, All-New X-Men, and more.

Arguably the most popular writer in...


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....


Learn Sign Language in a Hurry

by Irene Duke

"I love you." "What can I get you?" "Let's take a walk."

Wanting to say simple things like these but not being able to is frustrating and disheartening--but learning how to communicate can be easy and fun! This...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry

by Nikki Moustaki

You’re no idiot, of course. You’ve read poetry that has touched your heart, and you’d like to improve your own writing technique. But even though you have loads of inspiration, you’re discovering that...


English Grammar for Dummies

by Geraldine Woods

The fun and easy way to improve your grammar

Enhancing your speaking and writing skills helps in everyday situations, such as writing a paper for school, giving a presentation to a company's bigwigs, or communicating...


Understanding Semantics, 2nd Edition

by Sebastian Löbner

Understanding Semantics, Second Edition, provides an engaging and accessible introduction to linguistic semantics. The first part takes the reader through a step-by-step guide to the main phenomena and notions...


The Articulate Attorney: Public Speaking for Lawyers

by Marsha Hunter, Brian K. Johnson & Caren Ulrich Stacy

Addressing the distinctive communication skills expected of attorneys—and based on three decades of experience coaching lawyers—this manual of practical, useful solutions integrates cutting-edge discoveries...


The Copywriter's Handbook

by Robert W. Bly

The classic guide to copywriting, now in an entirely updated third edition

This is a book for everyone who writes or approves copy: copywriters, account executives, creative directors, freelance writers, advertising...


T&p English-Portuguese Vocabulary 3000 Words

by Andrey Taranov

This is a learner's Portuguese vocabulary, which can help you gain a good basic knowledge of the Portuguese language. Its 3000 words will help you understand and compose simple phrases and will be useful during...


Write Great Fiction - Plot & Structure

by James Scott Bell

Craft an Engaging Plot How does plot influence story structure? What's the difference between plotting for commercial and literary fiction? How do you revise a plot or structure that's gone off course?

With...


Effective Writing for Business, College, and Life

by William Stanek

International best-selling author William Stanek helps you get the edge you need. Whether we like it or not, writing is a part of our every day lives and to get by you need an edge. Enter Effective Writing for...


Keys to Great Writing

by Stephen Wilbers

Keys to Great Writing Empower your writing! Keys to Great Writing covers every aspect of the craft, showing you how to develop a writer's voice that is unique, precise, and effective. From grammar rules to revision...


Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

by Tony Thorne

With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily...


What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures

by Malcolm Gladwell

What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair...


Talk Like A Winner!: 21 Simple Rules For Achieving Everyday Communication Success

by Steve Nakamoto, Joe Kohl & Robin Quinn

TALK LIKE A WINNER! 21 SIMPLE RULES FOR ACHIEVING EVERYDAY COMMUNICATION SUCCESS is the one comprehensive guidebook that effectively helps people master their conversational skills. The author is Steve Nakamoto,...


Dirty Sign Language: Everyday Slang from "What's Up?" to "F*%# Off!"

by Van James T & Allison O

GET D!RTY!

Next time you’re signing with your friends, drop the ASL textbook formality and start flashing the signs they don’t teach in any classroom, including:

• cool slang

• funny insults

• explicit sex...


English: An Essential Grammar

by Gerald Nelson

Ideal for native speakers and learners alike, this clear guide to the grammar of modern English will help students speak and write English with greater confidence.


Webster''s Word Power Better English Usage: Express Yourself Clearly: Express Yourself Clearly

by Betty Kirkpatrick

Explains common mistakes in English and how to correct your use of language effectively. Useful to students of Standard English in schools and colleges, as well as learners of English as a foreign language.


Short Story Writing: A Practical Treatise on the Art of the Short Story

by Charles Raymond Barrett

In the context of a short story, every sentence, every word must serve a specific purpose. That's why the writers who have mastered this form -- Flannery O'Connor, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Raymond...