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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...


RESEARCH PROPOSALS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE

by Martyn Denscombe

This helpful step-by-step handbook will guide the reader through each stage of doing a research proposal from choosing a subject right through to writing it up.


…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


Elements of Fiction Writing - Scene & Structure

by Jack Bickham

Craft your fiction with scene-by-scene flow, logic and readability.

An imprisoned man receives an unexpected caller, after which "everything changed..."

And the reader is hooked. But whether or not readers will...


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 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...


Write Right!: A Desktop Digest of Punctuation, Grammar, and Style

by Jan Venolia

In this age of electronic correspondence and self-produced documents, we need a useful and reliable writing guide more than ever. WRITE RIGHT! covers the essentials of good writing in a concise and easy-to-follow...


The Science Writers' Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age

by Writers of SciLance, Thomas Hayden & Michelle Nijhuis

A comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the craft and business of science writing from SciLance


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...


Kicking in the Wall: A Year of Writing Exercises, Prompts, and Quotes to Help You Break Through Your Blocks and Reach Your Writing Goals

by Barbara Abercrombie

In these pages, Barbara Abercrombie shows readers how to "kick in the wall." Like a workout with a top trainer, her writing exercises warm up, stretch, and build creative muscle.


Words Perfect

by JANE TOOMBS & Janet Lane Walters

Not everyone has access to a good critique group. If you're on your own and need someone to help polish your manuscript so it shines in the eyes of agents and editors, look no further. Using examples from their...


Webster's New World Punctuation: Simplified and Applied

by Geraldine Woods

Unsure about proper punctuation?   When in doubt, look it up!   THE PRACTICAL, ACCESSIBLE GUIDE TO CORRECT PUNCTUATION   Whether you're writing a business report or a book report, creating an article for...


Break Into Fiction: 11 Steps to Building a Story that Sells

by Mary Buckham & Dianna Love

Getting a book published is hard enough—getting a novel published is doubly so! But a writer seeing his story on bookshelves everywhere is just a rewrite away with this book! Written by two award-winning novelists,...


Editor-Proof Your Writing: 21 Steps to the Clear Prose Publishers and Agents Crave

by Don McNair

Veteran editor Don McNair lays out an easy-to-follow and systematic method for clearing up foggy writing—writing that’s full of extra, misused, and overused words—in this guide to producing sparkling copy...


Good Style: Writing for Science and Technology

by John Kirkman

Good Style explains the tactics that can be used to write technical material in a coherent, readable style. It discusses in detail the choices of vocabulary, phrasing and sentence structure and each piece of...


No Experience Necessary Writer's Course

by Scott Edelstein

A unique stress-free approach for anyone who has ever wanted to write.