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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...


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...


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...


The Little Black Book of Writers' Wisdom

by Steven D. Price

Author and journalist Gene Fowler put it best: “Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead.” Anyone who has ever wanted or been required...


We Wanted to Be Writers: Life, Love, and Literature at the Iowa Writers' Workshop

by Glenn Schaeffer, Eric Olsen & Bill Manhire

We Wanted to be Writers is a rollicking and insightful blend of original interviews, commentary, advice, gossip, anecdotes, analyses, history, and asides with nearly thirty graduates and teachers at the now...


The New American Handbook of Letter Writing: Second Edition

by Penguin Putnam

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


Objective Communication: Writing, Speaking and Arguing

by Leonard Peikoff & Barry Wood

Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism is increasingly influencing the shape of the world from business and politics to achieving personal goals. Here, Leonard Peikoff—Rand’s heir—explains how you can...


When Good People Write Bad Sentences

by Robert W. Harris

At last, help for writers who can admit they have a problem.

Do you get a lift by dangling a participle? Has your punctuation ever caused difficulties at home or at work? Do you consider yourself just a "social...


Writer's Guide to Nonfiction

by Elizabeth Lyon

A WRITER'S COMPASSDirection for your writing career

Don't get lost on the publishing path. Just forge ahead with the Writer's Compass. Drawing on decades of professional experience as an author, editor, writing...


Writing Television Sitcoms (revised)

by Evan Smith

This new edition of Writing Television Sitcoms features the essential information every would-be teleplay writer needs to know to break into the business, including: - Updated examples from contemporary shows...


The Joy of Writing Sex

by Elizabeth Benedict

Twelve years after it was first published, The Joy of Writing Sex remains the classic writer's resource on creating compelling sex scenes. Elizabeth Benedict covers all the issues, from the first time, to married...


Body Trauma: A Writer's Guide to Wounds and Injuries

by David W. Page

From murder/mystery to medical fiction - from trauma to mass casualties, Dr. David Page is a writer's best friend.