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Secret Miracle

By: Alacron, Daniel

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HENRY HOLT & CO:

Seller ID: 9780805087147

ISBN: 0805087141

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The world's best contemporary writers--from Michael Chabon and Claire Messud to Jonathan Lethem and Amy Tan--engage in a wide-ranging, insightful, and oft- surprising roundtable discussion on the art of writing fictionDrawing back the curtain on the mysterious process of writing novels, "The Secret Miracle" brings together the foremost practitioners of the craft to discuss how they write. Paul Auster, Roddy Doyle, Allegra Goodman, Aleksandar Hemon, Mario Vargas Llosa, Susan Minot, Rick Moody, Haruki Murakami, George Pelecanos, Gary Shteyngart, and others take us step by step through the ... View more info

Associated Press Stylebook

By: Associated Press

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 2/15/2013

Seller ID: 9780465004881

ISBN: 0465004881

Condition: USED


More people write for the Associated Press than for any newspaper in the world, and writers have bought more copies of "The AP Stylebook" than of any other journalism reference. With this essential guide in hand, any writer can learn to communicate with the clarity and professionalism for which the Associated Press is famous. Fully revised and updated, this edition contains over 5,000 A to Z entries--including more than 50 new ones--laying out the AP's rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, and word and numeral usage. Comprehensive and easy to use, "The AP Style... View more info

Associated Press Stylebook

By: Associated Press

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 2/8/2014

Edition: 42

Seller ID: 9780465004898

ISBN: 046500489X

Condition: USED


More people write for The Associated Press than for any newspaper in the world, and writers-nearly two million of them-have bought more copies of "The AP Stylebook" than of any other journalism reference. It provides facts and references for reporters, and defines usage, spelling, and grammar for editors. There are separate sections for journalists specializing in sports and business, and complete guidelines for how to write photo captions, file copy over the wire, proofread text, handle copyrights, and avoid libel. This edition of "The AP Stylebook" keeps pace with world events, common usage,... View more info

Short Guide to Writing About Literature

By: Barnet, Sylvan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 6/10/2012

Edition: 7

Seller ID: 9780673523952

ISBN: 0673523950

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No Plot? No Problem!

By: Baty, Chris

Price: $4.00

Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS: 3/14/2014

Seller ID: 9780811845052

ISBN: 0811845052

Condition: USED


Chris Baty, motivator extraordinaire and instigator of a wildly successful writing revolution, spells out the secrets of writingand finishinga novel. Every fall, thousands of people sign up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which Baty founded, determined to (a) write that novel or (b) finish that novel inkid you not30 days. Now Baty puts pen to paper himself to share the secrets of success. With week-specific overviews, pep "talks," and essential survival tips for today's word warriors, this results-oriented, quick-fix strategy is perfect for people who want to nurture their inner ... View more info

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No Plot? No Problem! Revised and Expanded Edition: A Low-stress, High-velocity G

By: Baty, Chris

Price: $7.50

Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781452124773

ISBN: 1452124779

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Stuff of Fiction: Advice on Craft

By: Bauer, Douglas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UNIV OF MICHIGAN PR:

Seller ID: 9780472031535

ISBN: 0472031538

Condition: USED


In this book, prizewinning novelist and popular creative writing instructor Douglas Bauer ("The Book of Famous Iowans") shares the secrets of his trade. Talent, as Bauer acknowledges, is the most crucial element for a writer and cannot be taught. But without a regular habit of work, and a perseverance of effort, no amount of talent can come forward and be recognized. His lively and candid essays on subjects critical to the fiction writer's success demystify the essential elements of fiction writing, how they work, and work together. Bauer's focus is on the building blocks of successful fic... View more info

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Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction

By: Baxter, Charles

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Publisher: GRAY WOLF PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9781555975081

ISBN: 1555975089

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Graywolf reissues one of its most successful essay collections with two new essays and a new foreword by Charles BaxterAs much a rumination on the state of literature as a technical manual for aspiring writers, "Burning Down the House "has been enjoyed by readers and taught in classrooms for more than a decade. Readers are rewarded with thoughtful analysis, humorous one-liners, and plenty of brushfires that continue burning long after the book is closed. View more info

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Art of War for Writers: Fiction Writing Strategies, Tactics, and Exercises

By: Bell, James Scott

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Publisher: WRITERS DIGEST/NORTH LIGHT:

Seller ID: 9781582975900

ISBN: 1582975906

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Strategies and Tactics for the Master NovelistSuccessfully starting and finishing a publishable novel is often like fighting a series of battles. You not only have to work hard to shape memorable characters, develop gripping plots, and craft dazzling dialogue, but you also have to fight against self-doubts and fears. And then there's the challenge of learning to navigate the ever-changing publishing industry.That's why best-selling novelist James Scott Bell, author of the Write Great Fiction staples "Plot & Structure" and "Revision & Self-Editing," came up with the ultimate novel-writing... View more info

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Clean, Well-Lighted Sentences: A Guide to Avoiding the Most Common Errors in Gra

By: Bell, Janis

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393337150

ISBN: 0393337154

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This is not a comprehensive tracking of every nut and bolt that ever came loose within an English sentence; it is a focused discussion of the narrow range of problems that American writers typically face. From confusion over grammar to tangles with usage, to questions about punctuation, Janis Bell addresses them with transparency and grace. She discusses the issues, gives plenty of examples, provides quizzes and answers, and makes sure that readers are engaged throughout. View more info

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Narrative Design

By: Bell, Madison Smartt

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 11/10/2011

Seller ID: 9780393320213

ISBN: 0393320219

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Focusing on the big picture as well as the crucial details, Bell examines twelve stories by both established writers (including Peter Taylor, Mary Gaitskill, and Carolyn Chute) and his own former students. A story's use of time, plot, character, and other elements of fiction are analyzed, and readers are challenged to see each story's flaws and strengths. Careful endnotes bring attention to the ways in which various writers use language. Bell urges writers to develop the habit of thinking about form and finding the form that best suits their subject matter and style. His direct and practical a... View more info

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Artful Edit

By: Bell, Susan

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 6/2/2016

Seller ID: 9780393332179

ISBN: 0393332179

Condition: USED


The Artful Edit explores the many-faceted and often misunderstood or simply overlooked art of editing. The book brims with examples, quotes, and case studies, including an illuminating discussion of Max Perkins's editorial collaboration with F. Scott Fitzgerald on The Great Gatsby. Susan Bell, a veteran book editor, also offers strategic tips and exercises for self-editing and a series of remarkable interviews, taking us into the studios of successful authors such as Michael Ondaatje and Ann Patchett to learn from their various approaches to revision. Much more than a manual, The Artful Edit i... View more info

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Write from the Heart : Unleashing the Power of Your Creativity

By: Bennett, Hal Zina

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Publisher: NEW WORLD LIB:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9781577311775

ISBN: 1577311779

Condition: USED


In his first edition of Write from the Heart, Hal Zina Bennett presented a spiritual approach to writing that showed both beginners and seasoned authors how to overcome blocks, unleash their creative voice, and see their books into print. In this edition, he gives readers an even more interactive experience by incorporating exercises he's developed during his many years conducting workshops. An all-new chapter on supportive critiquing shows readers shows readers how to make contacts in the all-important community of writers and how to get help with the process of writing and refining. View more info

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What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers

By: Bernays, Anne

Price: $7.00

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS: 1/20/2015

Seller ID: 9780062720061

ISBN: 0062720066

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What If? is the first handbook for writers based on the idea that specific exercises are one of the most useful and provocative methods for mastering the art of writing fiction. With more than twenty-five years of experience teaching creative writing between them, Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter offer more than seventy-five exercises for both beginners and more experienced writers. These exercises are designed to develop and refine two basic skills: writing like a writer and, just as important, thinking like a writer. They deal with such topics as discovering where to start and end a story; le... View more info

Writing Novels that Sell

By: Bickham, Jack M.

Price: $3.50

Seller ID: 0671683934

ISBN: 0671683934

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Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinat

By: Blount Jr., Roy

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780374103699

ISBN: 0374103690

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Ali G: "How many words does you know?"Noam Chomsky: " Normally, humans, by maturity, have tens of thousands of them."Ali G: " What is some of 'em?""--Da Ali G Show" Did you know that both "mammal "and "matter "derive from baby talk? Have you noticed how "wince "makes you wince? Ever wonder why so many h-words have to do with breath? Roy Blount Jr. certainly has, and after forty years of making a living using words in every medium, print or electronic, except greeting cards, he still can't get over his ABCs. In "Alphabet Juice," he celebrates the electricity, the juju, the sonic and ki... View more info

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Careers for Writers & Others Who Have a Way with Words

By: Bly, Robert W

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MCGRAW HILL BOOK CO:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780071406000

ISBN: 007140600X

Condition: USED


The only career series designed expressly to turn passions into paychecks These inspiring books let career explorers look at the job market through the unique lens of their own interests. Each book reveals dozens of ways to pursue a passion and make a living--including the training and education needed to polish hobbies and interests into satisfying careers. View more info

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Copywriter's Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide To Writing Copy That Sells

By: Bly, Robert W

Price: $8.00

Publisher: OWLET PAPERBACKS:

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780805078046

ISBN: 0805078045

Condition: USED


The classic guide to copywriting, now in an entirely updated third editionThis is a book for everyone who writes or approves copy: copywriters, account executives, creative directors, freelance writers, advertising managers . . . even entrepreneurs and brand managers. It reveals dozens of copywriting techniques that can help you write ads, commercials, and direct mail that are clear, persuasive, and get more attention--and sell more products. Among the tips revealed are eight headlines that work--and how to use them eleven ways to make your copy more readable fifteen ways t... View more info

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Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day

By: Bolker, Joan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HENRY HOLT & CO: 5/27/2012

Seller ID: 9780805048919

ISBN: 080504891X

Condition: USED


Expert writing advice from the editor of the Boston Globe best-seller, The Writer's Home Companion Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone to assure them that their struggles aren't unique. Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for the graduate-student writer. Using positive reinforcement, she begins by reminding thesis writers that being able to devote themselves to a project that truly interests them can be a pleasurable adventure. She encourages them to pay cl... View more info

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Writing Children's Books

By: Bolton, Lesley/Wait, Lea

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9781598690880

ISBN: 1598690884

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Millions of people yearn to create their own boy wizard or talking frog to entertain children everywhere. But before they prepare their Newbery Medal acceptance speech, they need to know where to start their literary career. From preparing a dynamite proposal to mastering the craft of storytelling. The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need: Writing Children's Books is perfect for the writer full of ideas, but no clue what to do with them View more info