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Starting from Scratch

by Rita Mae Brown

From the best-selling author of  Rubyfruit Jungle and  Bingo, here is a writers' manual as provocative,  frank, and funny as her fiction. Unlike most  writers' guides, this one had as much to do with...


Effective Magazine Writing: Let Your Words Reach the World

by Roger Palms

Let your words reach the World

If you are a writer who wants to have an impact with your words in the Christian magazine market, this book is for you. The former editor of Decision magazine, Palms helps you take...


The Spooky Art: Thoughts on Writing

by Norman Mailer

“Writing is spooky,” according to Norman Mailer. “There is no routine of an office to keep you going, only the blank page each morning, and you never know where your words are coming from, those divine...


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...


Secrets of the World's Bestselling Writer: The Storytelling Techniques of Erle Stanley Gardner

by Francis L. Fugate

All the hard-earned storytelling skills of Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of Petty Mason and still the world's biggest-selling writer, are revealed in this informative, entertaining, and instructive book. The...


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...


Write A Blockbuster - And Get It Published: Teach Yourself

by Helen Corner

Designed for all those wanting to be the next Dan Brown, this introduction to writing popular fiction will be a key addition to the writer's bookshelf. Authored jointly by a literary consultant/agent and a highly...


Write Fantastic Non-fiction - and Get It Published: Teach Yourself

by Claire Gillman

""Write Fantastic Non-fiction and get it Published"" is designed specifically for you, if you want to turn your idea into a book. If you're wondering where to start, this book clearly explains how to select...


The Secrets to Writing Great Comedy: Teach Yourself

by Lesley Bown

The Secrets to Writing Great Comedy will show you how to unlock your inner anarchist and write fantastic comedy, using a combination of practical exercises and creative inspiration. Whatever your preferred genre,...


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...


Titles and Forms of Address: A Guide to Correct Use

by Bloomsbury Publishing

A guide to correct forms of address in speech and correspondence. It

covers both formal and social occasions, and includes the forms of

address for bishops, peers, privy counsellors, ambassadors, JPs and

mayors....


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...


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...


Writing Great Books for Young Adults: Everything You Need to Know, from Crafting the Idea to Getting Published

by Regina L. Brooks

Break into the Bestselling Young Adult Market with this IndispensableGuide!

Whether you're just getting started or are on the hunt foran agent or publisher, Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your completeinsider...


Writing Monsters: How to Craft Believably Terrifying Creatures to Enhance Your Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction

by Philip Athans

Monsters are more than things that go bump in the night...

Monsters are lurking in the woods, beneath the waves, and within our favorite books, films, and games--and there are good reasons why they appear so...


The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

by Steven Pinker

“Charming and erudite . . . The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com

 

Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English...


The Art of Slow Writing

by Louise DeSalvo

In a series of conversational observations and meditations on the writing process, The Art of Slow Writing examines the benefits of writing slowly. DeSalvo advises her readers to explore their creative process...