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The Elements of Style: The Original Edition

by William Strunk

This is the book that generations of writers have relied upon for timeless advice on grammar, diction, syntax, and other essentials. In concise terms, it identifies the principal requirements of proper style...


Fast Fiction: A Guide to Outlining and Writing a First-Draft Novel in Thirty Days

by Denise Jaden

Fast Fiction is a step-by-step guide to writing a structurally sound and engaging draft of a novel in the shortest time possible. It is not a get-rich-quick plan for taking over the world of publishing, but...


Writing in a Nutshell: Writing Workshops to Improve Your Craft

by Jessica Bell

*Includes fifteen BONUS! writing exercises that you will not find in the original series. In "Bird by Bird,", Anne Lamott says a writer needs to focus on short assignments to avoid feeling overwhelmed. She refers...


Word Trippers 2nd Edition

by Barbara McNichol

Now in its 2nd edition, this fresh word choice guide features 390+ pesky pairings whose meanings are conveyed at a glance (or is it a glimpse?). It lets you quickly answer questions such as:

* Should you use...


The Travel Writer's Handbook: How to Write ¿ and Sell ¿ Your Own Travel Experiences

by Jacqueline Harmon Butler & Louise Purwin Zobel

Veteran travel writer Jacqueline Harmon Butler shows readers, one step at a time, how to research, write, and sell travel articles--but most importantly, she details what makes a travel article a winner.

In this...


An Insider's Guide to Publishing

by David Comfort

"PERSEVERANCE IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN TALENT. BECAUSE SO MANY TALENTED PEOPLE FALL BY THE WAYSIDE"

--James Michener

The history of writing is full of authors striving to succeed in a hyper-competetive publishing...


The Little Black Book of Business Writing

by Mark Tredinnick & Geoff Whyte

The Little Black Book of Business Writing is for everyone who writes for business purposes, in the commercial world, the private sector, the trades and the professions. Mark Tredinnick and Geoff Whyte help...


Glitter in the Blood: A Poet's Manifesto for Better, Braver Writing

by Mindy Nettifee

The definitive guidebook and rebel yell for poets seeking radical growth. You want to write great poems: poems that challenge, inspire and awe; poems that forever alter your audience and yourself. Those poems...


How to Write Killer Fiction: The Funhouse of Mystery & the Roller Coaster of Suspense

by Carolyn Wheat

Writing is all about creating an experience for the reader. Whether you're giving them a brain-teasing puzzle or an adrenaline-soaked emotional roller coaster-ride, this book helps you shape your fiction to...


The Rules of Good Style: Teach Yourself

by Katherine Lapworth

Do you want to write more effectively, correctly and in a manner which is appropriate for this brave new world of text speak and blogging?

Whether you are a professional writer, or writing for your profession,...


Persuade People with Your Writing: Teach Yourself

by Karen Mannering

The ability to persuade people to agree with you can be crucial to your working life. This book will help you apply the psychology of persuasion to your writing. Persuasion expert Karen Mannering guides you...


Make Money From Freelance Writing: Teach Yourself

by Claire Gillman

Make Money From Freelance Writing takes you step by step through every avenue for making an income from professional writing. Covering everything from travel writing to writing self-help features and full-length...


Write Great Dialogue: Teach Yourself Ebook Epub

by Irving Weinman

Commissioning editors say good dialogue is one of the first things that make a book stand out from the crowd - and similarly, that clunky direct speech is one of the first things that will send a book straight...


The Writer's Source Book: Teach Yourself

by Chris Sykes

Is your creative writing in need of inspiration? Do you need confidence to create watertight plots and believable characters?

The Writer's Source Book provides dozens of practical exercises to help you create...


Write Short Stories and Get Them Published: Teach Yourself

by Zoe Fairbairns

Written by one of the country's leading experts on the short story, this book is ideal if you want to write creatively in a genre that is increasingly attracting attention from publishers, and which offers plenty...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Comedy Writing

by James Mendrinos

Comedy is serious business-and serious money. In this guide, comedian, writer, and teacher Jim Mendrinos explains the principles of comedy and how to apply them to forms from stand-up to sitcoms- including fiction,...


The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Beating Writer's Block

by Kathy Kleidermacher

Write it off, work it out, get it done.

An eminently practical guide to getting unblocked and writing again, The Pocket Idiot's Guide™ to Beating Writer's Block includes dozens and dozens of tips, exercises,...


Braving the Fire

by Jessica Handler

Braving the Fire is the first book to provide a road map for the journey of writing honestly about mourning, grief and loss. Created specifically by and for the writer who has experienced illness, loss, or the...


To the Letter: A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing

by Simon Garfield

The New York Times bestselling author of Just My Type and On the Map offers an ode to letter writing and its possible salvation in the digital age.

Few things are as exciting—and potentially life-changing—as...


One Continuous Mistake: Four Noble Truths for Writers

by Gail Sher

Based on the Zen philosophy that we learn more from our failures than from our successes, One Continuous Mistake teaches a refreshing new method for writing as spiritual practice. In this unique guide for writers...