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Opening the Doors to Hollywood: How to Sell Your Idea, Story, Screenplay, Manuscript

by Howard J. Smith & Carlos De Abreu

Finally! A step-by-step guide to the keys that unlock the doors to Hollywood.

Opening the Doors to Hollywood has all the information you'll ever need in order to tap into the $500 million spent yearly in Hollywood...


Free Within Ourselves: Fiction Lessons For Black Authors

by Jewell Parker Rhodes

A Bird by Bird for the African-American market--A top-notch writer's guide filled with practical guidance, essays, and journal exercises for the African-American writer including advice from E.Lynn Harris, Charles...


Copyediting and Proofreading for Dummies

by Suzanne Gilad

Turn your knack for language into a lucrative career

Must-know techniques and resources for maximizing your accuracy and speed

Interested in becoming a copyeditor or proofreader? Want to know more about what each...


Writing the Paranormal Novel: Techniques and Exercises for Weaving Supernatural Elements Into Your Story.

by Steven Harper

Vampires, werewolves, and zombies, oh my!

Writing a paranormal novel takes more than casting an alluring vampire or arming your hero with a magic wand. It takes an original idea, believable characters, a compelling...


The Breakout Novelist: Craft and Strategies for Career Fiction Writers

by Donald Maass

The all-inclusive guide for novel writers

If you're serious about making your fiction vibrant, engaging, and marketable, you've found the right book. The Breakout Novelist gives you the craft and business know-how...


The Call of the Writer's Craft

by Tom Bird & Paul McCarthy

Getting a book successfully published is as much about talent and creative drive as it is a matter of determination and business practice. Luckily for would-be authors, this book delivers the how-to on both...


Break Into Fiction: 11 Steps to Building a Story That Sells

by Mary Buckham & Dianna Love

Getting a book published is hard enough--getting a novel published is doubly so! But a writer seeing his story on bookshelves everywhere is just a rewrite away with this book! Written by two award-winning novelists,...


The Everything Guide to Comedy Writing

by Mike Bent

With this guide, aspiring comics will learn to navigate the complex world of comedy writing. Aspiring comics discover how to tap into their natural sense of humor through real-life examples and hands-on skill-building...


The Everything Creative Writing Book: All You Need to Know to Write Novels, Plays, Short Stories, Screenplays, Poems, Articles, or Blogs

by Wendy Burt-Thomas

Many people can write. But writing well enough to get published takes hours of practice, the ability to take criticism, and expert advice. Filled with stories and tips from published authors, this easy-to-use...


Gotham Writers Workshop: Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide From New York's Acclaimed Writing School

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Gotham Writers' Workshop has mastered the art of teaching the craft of writing in a way that is practical, accessible, and entertaining. Now the techniques of this renowned school are available in this book....


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grant Writing, 3rd Edition

by Waddy Thompson

An updated and revised edition-offering new information on some of the most popular topics in grant writing.

This new edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Grant Writing provides essential information...


The Writer's Idea Thesaurus: An Interactive Guide for Developing Ideas for Novels and Short Stories

by Fred White

Endless ideas at your fingertips, and at the turn of a page...

Need an idea for a short story or novel? Look no further than The Writer's Idea Thesaurus. It's far more than a collection of simple writing prompts....


Writing New Adult Fiction

by Deborah Halverson

Join the New Adult Fiction revolution!

From Sylvia Day's Bared to You to Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster, new adult fiction has arrived--and it's hotter than ever. But there's more to this category than its...


Dancing on the Head of a Pen: The Practice of a Writing Life

by Robert Benson

In this masterful blend of the practical and the spiritual, Robert Benson invites you into the work and rewards of a writer’s life. More than a primer on effective writing, Dancing on the Head of a Pen is...


The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing

by Krista Van Laan

Every complex product needs to be explained to its users, and technical writers, also known as technical communicators, are the ones who do that job. A growing field, technical writing requires multiple skills,...


The Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities

by Eric Hayot

Eric Hayot teaches graduate students and faculty in literary and cultural studies how to think and write like a professional scholar. From granular concerns, such as sentence structure and grammar, to big-picture...


Enjoy Writing Your Science Thesis or Dissertation!: A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning and Writing a Thesis or Dissertation for Undergraduate and Gradua

by Elizabeth Fisher & Richard Thompson

This book is a step by step illustrated guide to planning and writing dissertations and theses for undergraduate and graduate science students. Topics covered include advice on writing each section of a thesis...


Beyond the First Draft: The Art of Fiction

by John Casey

For students and writers alike, a brilliant guide to the craft of writing by the National Book Award–winning author of Spartina. National Book Award winner John Casey is a masterful novelist who is also an...


Compass Points - Building Your Story: A Guide to Structure and Plot

by Kelly Lawrence

Struggling with structure? Grappling with your plot points? This brief but in-depth guide is a useful aid for both emerging and established writers.


Creating Convincing Characters

by Nicholas Corder

This book answers the question, "How do we go about inventing great characters that our readers will care about, root for, love, hate or fear?"