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How to Grow a Novel

by Sol Stein

Each year thousands of fiction writers, from beginners to bestselling author, benefit from Sol Stein's sold-out workshops, featured appearances at writers' conferences, software for writers, on-line columns,...


The Way of the Woman Writer, Second Edition

by Janet Lynn Roseman

The Way of the Woman Writer, Second Edition continues the work of the inspirational original, offering guidance to women who wish to document their lives in writing. More a template than a how-to manual, this...


On the Art of Writing

by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

A renowned critic and scholar addresses the artistic and vital nature of language as well as the skills needed to convey and receive the written word. Features principles and practical guidelines for aspiring...


The Prosody Handbook: A Guide to Poetic Form

by Robert Beum & Karl Shapiro

This guide to versification is immensely useful for anyone interested in poetry or in general poetic structure. Concise and informal, it offers a systematic study of meter, tempo, rhyme, and other components...


The Theory of Economic Development: An Inquiry into Profits, Capital, Credit, Interest, and the Business Cycle

by Joseph A. Schumpeter & John E. Elliott

In this classical analysis of capitalist society, Schumpeter argues that economics is a natural self-regulating mechanism when undisturbed by "social and other meddlers." His preface shows that despite weaknesses,...


Fast Fiction: A Guide to Outlining and Writing a First-Draft Novel in Thirty Days

by Denise Jaden

Fast Fiction is a step-by-step guide to writing a structurally sound and engaging draft of a novel in the shortest time possible. It is not a get-rich-quick plan for taking over the world of publishing, but...


Writing in a Nutshell: Writing Workshops to Improve Your Craft

by Jessica Bell

*Includes fifteen BONUS! writing exercises that you will not find in the original series. In "Bird by Bird,", Anne Lamott says a writer needs to focus on short assignments to avoid feeling overwhelmed. She refers...


Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings

by Linda Anderson

Creative Writing is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication.

Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers' groups or writers working...


Words - I Know What I Want To Say - I Just Don't Know How To Say It:  How To Write Essays, Reports, Blogs, Presentations, Books, Proposals, Memos, And

by Mark Hanen

Words skillfully guides you, step by step, through your entire writing project. Written in a conversational style, Words explains how to shape, focus, organize, and polish your nonfiction writing. It coaches...


Writing: The Nature, Development, and Teaching of Written Communication

by M. Farr Whiteman

First Published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Behind the Lines: Creative Writing with Offenders and People at Risk

by Michael Crowley & Lord Ramsbotham

A book for anyone concerned about the level of literacy amongst prisoners. Behind The Lines is the product of some 15 years of working with offenders and people at risk in prison and in the community. It is...


Writing Fiction

by Linda Anderson & Derek Neale

Writing Fiction offers the novice writer engaging and creative activities, making use of insightful, relevant readings from well-known authors to illustrate the techniques presented. This volume makes use of...


The College Student's Guide to Writing a Great Research Paper: 101 Easy Tips & Tricks to Make Your Work Stand Out

by Erika Eby

It's the evening before your research paper is due, and you're staring at a big, empty white word document waiting to be filled on your computer screen. The clock is ticking. And you're panicking. Sound familiar?...


Best of Books by the Bed #1: What Writers Are Reading Before Lights Out

by Olsen Cheryl & Olsen Eric

Twenty-five writers divulge the special books-all 250 of them-occupying the prime real estate next to their beds: how they got there, what makes them stand out, what longings they fulfill. Along the way, the...


Working with Faculty Writers

by Anne Ellen Geller & Michele Eodice

The imperative to write and to publish is a relatively new development in the history of academia, yet it is now a significant factor in the culture of higher education. Working with Faculty Writers takes a...


Cracking the Common Core: Choosing and Using Texts in Grades 6-12

by William E. Lewis, Sharon Walpole & Michael C. McKenna

This book guides teachers in grades 6-12 to strategically combine a variety of texts--including literature, informational texts, and digital sources--to meet their content-area goals and the demands of the Common...


Murder & Mayhem: A Doctor Answers Medical and Forensic Questions for Mystery Writers

by MD, D. P. Lyle

In Murder and Mayhem: A Doctor Answers Medical and Forensic Questions for Mystery Writers, Dr. D. P. Lyle culls the best of his popular "The Doctor Is In" question-and-answer column for the Mystery Writers of...


The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction: The Complete Guide to Finding Your Story, Honing Your Skills, & Glorifying God in Your Novel

by Jeff Gerke

Let's face it: Christian fiction is fun. Even if you're writing a serious-minded study of man's inhumanity to man, there is something exhilarating about story; about creating people and worlds and events; about...


Learning to Write with Purpose: Effective Instruction in Grades 4-8

by Karen Kuelthau Allan, Mary C. McMackin & Erika Thulin Dawes

Communicating ideas and information is what makes writing meaningful—yet many upper elementary and middle school students write in a vacuum, without considering the aims of their writing or the needs of their...


The Open Hand: Arguing as an Art of Peace

by Barry M. Kroll

Based on five years of classroom experimentation, The Open Hand presents a highly practical yet transformational philosophy of teaching argumentative writing. In his course Arguing as an Art of Peace, Barry...