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Mortal Syntax: 101 Language Choices That Will Get You Clobbered by the Grammar Snobs--Even If You're Right

by June Casagrande

The only fun, friendly, and surefire defense against the grammar snobs

Having already made a name for herself with Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies, now in its fifth printing, June Casagrande returns with...


Publicize Your Book (Updated): An Insider's Guide to Getting Your Book the Attention It Deserves

by Jacqueline Deval

For first-time authors or the seasoned pro, this is the absolutely essential how-to for getting publicity--totally updated and expanded.

This indispensable guide from a book publicity insider offers everything...


Screenwriters on Screen-Writing: The Best in the Business Discuss Their Craft

by Joel Engel

Before any lights, camera, or action, there's the script--arguably the most important single element in filmmaking, and Screenwriters on Screen-Writing introduces the men and women responsible for the screenplays...


Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters: Storytelling Secrets from the Greatest Mind in Western Civilization

by Michael Tierno

An insightful how-to guide for writing screenplays that uses Aristotle's great work as a guide.

Long considered the bible for storytellers, Aristotle's Poetics is a fixture of college courses on everything from...


Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wicked Good Prose

by Constance Hale

Today’s writers need more spunk than Strunk: whether it's the Great American e-mail, Madison Avenue advertising, or Grammy Award-winning rap lyrics, memorable writing must jump off the page. Copy veteran Constance...


Literally, the Best Language Book Ever: Annoying Words and Abused Phrases You Should Never Use Again

by Paul Yeager

By turns gleefully precise and happily contrarian, this is a highly opinionated guide to better communication. In Literally, the Best Language Book Ever, author Paul Yeager attacks with a linguistic scalpel...


Publicize your Book!: An Insider's Guide to Getting your Book the Attent

by Jacqueline Deval

For first-time authors or the seasoned pro, this is the absolutely essential how-to for getting publicity.

This indispensable guide from a book publicity insider offers everything authors must know to assist...


On Poetry and Craft: Selected Prose

by Theodore Roethke & Carolyn Kizer

Roethke's prose teems with fierce intelligence and outrageous quoteable quotes.


Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite

by June Casagrande

What do suicidal pandas, doped-up rock stars, and a naked Pamela Anderson have in common? They’re all a heck of a lot more interesting than reading about predicate nominatives and hyphens. June Casagrande...


The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within

by Stephen Fry

Comedian and actor Stephen Fry?s witty and practical guide, now in paperback, gives the aspiring poet or student the tools and confidence to write and understand poetry.

Stephen Fry believes that if one can...


Writer's Little Helper

by Jim Smith

Big Fiction Advice from a Little Book

There is nothing little about the dynamic fiction-writing advice inside The Writer's Little Helper. With big ideas, time-saving tips, and revision-made-easy charts, James...


Elements of Fiction Writing - Conflict and Suspense

by James Scott Bell

Ramp up the tension and keep your readers hooked! Inside you'll find everything you need to know to spice up your story, move your plot forward, and keep your readers turning pages. Expert thriller author and...


Fiction Writer's Workshop

by Josip Novakovich

Master the Elements of the Writing Workshop

The great paradox of the writing life is that to be a good writer, you must be both interested in the world around you and comfortable working in solitude for hours...


On Writing Fiction: Rethinking conventional wisdom about the craft

by David Jauss

The pieces of a satisfying novel or story seem to fit together so effortlessly, so seamlessly, that it's easy to find yourself wondering, "How on earth did the author do this?" The answer is simple: He sat alone...


Style & Circumstance: The Gentleperson's Guide to Good Grammar

by Phineas J. Caruthers

Stressed over syntax? Unsure about noun/verb agreement? Afraid to commit a grammatical faux pas? Fear not, dear reader. You have found yourself the perfect guide to proper grammar and style. This refresher on...


Writing & Selling Your Memoir: How to Craft Your Life Story So That Somebody Else Will Actually Want to Read It

by Paula Balzer

There's more to writing a memoir than just writing your life story. A memoir isn't one long diary entry. Rather, it's a well-crafted story about a crucial- often exceptionally difficult time in someone's life....


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...


What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank

by Krista D. Ball & Stephan Lorenz

Equal parts writer's guide, comedy, and historical cookbook, fantasy author Krista D. Ball takes readers on a journey into the depths of epic fantasy's obsession with rabbit stew and teaches them how to catch...


Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy

by Bonnie Wasson, Matthew Perry & Michael Knost

Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy is a collection of essays and interviews by and with many of the movers-and-shakers in the industry. Each contributor covers the specific element of craft he or...