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Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir

by Beth Kephart

In the tradition of Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, a critically acclaimed National Book Award finalist shares inspiration and practical advice for writing a memoir.

Writing memoir is a deeply personal, and consequential,...


Manuscript Makeover: Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore

by Elizabeth Lyon

Professional editor and author Elizabeth Lyon offers aspiring novelists the guidance and instruction they need to write and edit well-crafted and compelling stories that will stand out from the competition and...


Bang the Keys

by Jill Dearman

Attention aspiring and working writers alike!

Finish your work in four easy steps with this explosion of inspiration.

How can aspiring writers-whether aiming for a short story, novel, or play-gain the confidence...


Indiestructible: Inspiring Stories from the Publishing Jungle

by Jessica Bell

Need motivation and inspiration to self-publish or sign that contract with an interested small press? Have you done all the research you can, but still feel ambivalent about the idea? Indiestructible: Inspiring...


The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics

by Mark Chiarello & Todd Klein

Acclaimed artists Mark Chiarello and Todd Klein demystify these essential steps in traditional graphic storytelling. Chiarello explains the entire coloring process, from computer and software choice to creating...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Business Books

by Bert Holtje

The great idea is only the beginning. The typical business book author often lacks style, voice, pace, or focus. This guide takes the reader on a virtual tour of business book publishing, providing all the information...


Thanks, But This Isn't for Us: A (Sort of) Compassionate Guide to Why Your Writing is Being Rejected

by Jessica Page Morrell

A fun, practical guide that reveals the essentials of good fiction and memoir writing by exposing the most common mistakes literary writers make.

All great works of fiction and memoir are unique-but most bad...


The Little Gold Grammar Book: 40 Powerful Rules for Clear and Correct Writing

by Brandon Royal

For Grammar Aficionados from All Walks of Life! There's no need to fear the grammar goblin. Whether you're a high school or college student, test-prep candidate, or working professional, this guidebook offers...


The Little Red Writing Book: 20 Powerful Principles for Clear and Effective Writing (International Edition)

by Brandon Royal

For Writing Aficionados from All Walks of Life!

Whether you're a high school or college student, test-prep candidate, or business professional, this book offers a concise guide to penning strong and effective...


Building Great Sentences: How to Write the Kinds of Sentences You Love to Read

by Brooks Landon

Based on the bestselling series from The Great Courses, Building Great Sentences celebrates the sheer joy of language—and will forever change the way you read and write.

Great writing begins with the sentence....


For the Love of Letters

by Samara O'Shea

Have you ever wanted to write a thank-you note and suffered writer's block? Considered penning a passionate letter to your beloved, but had no idea where to begin? Needed to send a sympathy message, but couldn't...


Writing Your Life: A Guide to Writing Autobiographies

by Mary Borg

To many, the task of writing about one's life seems daunting and difficult. Where does one begin? What stories will inspire your children and grandchildren, and which will simply amuse them? "Writing Your Life:...


100 Successful College Application Essays (Updated, Third Edition)

by The Harvard Independent

The Largest Collection of Successful College Application Essays Available in One Volume

 

These are the essays that helped their authors gain admission to Harvard, Yale, Brown, Columbia, Wellesley, Pomona, and...


…The scrivener? I would prefer not to

by Antonio Chiummo

Studies on writing drawn from the novel by Herman Melville “Bartleby the scrivener” and imagine in a subject film


A Cup of Comfort for Writers: Inspirational Stories That Celebrate the Literary Life

by Colleen Sell

As every writer knows, keeping the faith isn't always easy. On those days when you find yourself literally at a loss for words, you may long for a little writer's TLC. In A Cup of Comfort for Writers, you'll...


How Not to Write a Novel

by Howard Mittelmark & Sandra Newman

"What do you think of my fiction book writing?" the aspiring novelist extorted.

"Darn," the editor hectored, in turn. "I can not publish your novel! It is full of what we in the business call 'really awful writing.'"...


The Fire in Fiction: Passion, Purpose and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great

by Donald Maass

Discover the Difference Between a So-So Manuscript and a Novel Readers Can't Forget

We've all read them: novels by our favorite authors that disappoint. Uninspired and lifeless, we wonder what happened. Was the...


The Sound on the Page

by Ben Yagoda

In writing, style matters. Our favorite writers often entertain, move, and inspire us less by what they say than by how they say it. In The Sound on the Page, acclaimed author, teacher, and critic Ben Yagoda...


How to Write a Winning College Application Essay, Revised 4th Edition: Revised 4th Edition

by Michael James Mason

Get into the College of Your Dreams

An original and creative essay is one of the keys to getting into the college you've always dreamed of, as well as to getting the financial aid you deserve. This book gives...


Polishing Your Prose: How to Turn First Drafts Into Finished Work

by Victor L. Cahn, Steven M. Cahn & Mary Ann Caws

This singular book illustrates how to edit a piece of prose to enhance its clarity of thought and felicity of style. The authors first present ten principles of effective composition, and then scrutinize three...