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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...

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 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.

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...

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...