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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...

How Not to Write: The Essential Misrules of Grammar

by William Safire

These fifty humorous misrules of grammar will open the eyes of writers of all levels to fine style. How Not to Write is a wickedly witty book about grammar, usage, and style. William Safire, the author of the...

Polish Your Fiction: A Quick & Easy Self-Editing Guide

by Jessica Bell

Are you ready to publish or submit to a literary agent? You might be. But is your manuscript as squeaky clean as you think? Polish Your Fiction: A Quick & Easy Self-Editing Guide will help turn your manuscript...

Editors on Editing: What Writers Need to Know About What Editors Do

by Gerald C. Gross

Since 1962 Editors on Editing has been an indispensable guide for editors, would-be editors, and especially writers who want to understand the publishing process. In this completely revised edition, thirty-nine...

Contemporary Editing

by Cecilia Friend & Don Challenger

Contemporary Editing offers journalism students a forward-looking introduction to news editing, providing instruction on traditional newsroom conventions along with a focus on emerging news platforms. This comprehensive...

Think Like a Publisher: 33 Essential Tips to Write, Promote, and Sell Your Book

by Randy Davila

Straight Talk from a Publisher

The publishing world has changed! An explosion in printed books, E-books, and self-publishing has contributed to more new titles coming to market than ever before. With so much...

English for Journalists: Twentieth Anniversary Edition

by Wynford Hicks

English for Journalists has established itself as an invaluable guide to the basics of English in newsrooms the world over, focusing on the essential aspects of writing, from reporting speech to the house styles...

How To Write A Book ASAP

by Garrett Pierson

Discover inside secrets to writing and publishing a book fast. It doesn't matter if you want to write a novel or a non-fiction book: Garrett Pierson's tools and strategies will guide you step-by-step.

This book...

The Artful Edit: On the Practice of Editing Yourself

by Susan Bell

"Bell's prose is elegant and wonderfully readable in this artful guide."—Publishers Weekly The Artful Edit explores the many-faceted and often misunderstood—or simply overlooked—art of editing. The book...

Edit Yourself: A Manual for Everyone Who Words with Words

by Bruce Ross-Larson

"A strong new entry for the reference shelf of anyone who writes to be understood—or would like to."—Pittsburgh Press In the first part of this useful book, the author shows how to solve common problems...

The Fact Checker's Bible: A Guide to Getting It Right

by Sarah Harrison Smith

  These days fact-checking can seem like a lost art.  The Fact Checker's Bible arrives not a moment too soon: it is the first—and essential—guide to the important but increasingly neglected task of checking...

Writing the Fire!: Yoga and the Art of Making Your Words Come Alive

by Gail Sher

Writing the Fire! offers writers a new and visionary practice: using yoga to release the body’s inner intelligence and then support, shape, and inform the creative process.

Indeed, “writing is yoga,” declares...

Editing Made Easy (E-Book Edition): Simple Rules for Effective Writing

by Bruce Kaplan

A friendly, practical guide for writers, students, business executives, bloggers, Web developers- and anyone else who wants to write well. Based on the author's earlier best-selling book, published in his native...

Calling All Authors: How to Publish with Your Eyes Wide Open

Realities of Self-Editing: from a line editor

by Misti Wolanski

Do you wonder what goes into editing, or how to look at your writing the way an editor or teacher would? Do you ever wish an editor would just tell you what's at the core in editing? This editor's now doing...

The Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing

by Roy Peter Clark

Roy Peter Clark, one of America's most influential writing teachers, draws writing lessons from 25 great texts.

Where do writers learn their best moves? They use a technique that Roy Peter Clark calls X-ray reading,...

Story Fix: Transform Your Novel from Broken to Brilliant

by Larry Brooks & Michael Hauge

Reinvigorate Your Fiction!

You've written the first draft of your novel or screenplay, and you've released it into the world: to your critique group, to your most trusted beta readers, or even to an agent or...

Compass Points - Edit is a Four-Letter Word: How to Create the Best First Impression

by Glynis Scrivens

All you need to know about polishing your fiction for today's competitive market

Common Grammar Pitfalls & Mistakes (Blokehead Easy Study Guide)

by The Blokehead

Identifying Common Grammar Pitfalls & Mistakes Grammar is a set of structural rules or the system of a language. It is needed to be able to communicate comprehensible and whole thoughts. This also includes the...

True to Life: Fifty Steps to Help You Write Your Story

by Beth Kaplan

How to write your story by putting on your writer's hat, then your editor's hat, then digging down to bring out the vital details of the story, and finally living the writing life. Steps include read like a...