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A Year of Writing Dangerously: 365 Days of Inspiration & 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,...


It's the Way You Say It: Becoming Articulate, Well-Spoken, and Clear

by Carol Fleming

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED The must-have book for everyone who wants to be heard. More than just a book on business speech, it looks at the range of common communication mistakes--from repeating oneself...


English Grammar: A University Course

by Angela Downing & Philip Locke

This new edition of an award winning title has been thoroughly updated to include many new entries and examples of language in use. Presenting a complete course on English grammar, this book is essential reading...


Blogging and Tweeting without Getting Sued: A global guide to the law for anyone writing online

by Mark Pearson

What you post on a blog or tweet to your followers can get you arrested or cost you a lot of money in legal battles. This practical guide shows you how to stay out of trouble when you write online.


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...


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 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, Second 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, Third Edition

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...


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.


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...