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English Composition & Style

by Speedy Publishing Dot EDU (August 11, 2014)

A study guide on English composition and style helps you to study by assisting in the process of identifying and adhering to a schedule of activity so that the use of your time is maximized. You are presented...


Essays & Term Papers

by Speedy Publishing Dot EDU (August 11, 2014)

A study guide on essays and term papers can help you study by outlining key points that should be included in your submission. A student can often take more liberties when writing an essay. However, term papers...


English Composition: Speedy Study Guides

by Speedy Publishing Dot EDU (September 19, 2014)

There is no doubt about the fact that many of us need a brush up on the English language. However, it may be difficult to enroll in a course to relearn some of the basic rules of the English language when we...


Writing after Retirement: Tips from Successful Retired Writers

by Carol Smallwood & Christine Redman-Waldeyer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 04, 2014)

This anthology explores the many avenues would-be writers can take to initiate a career as a published author. It is filled with tips on how to write in a variety of genres and how to connect with other writers...


Scribble, Scribble, Scribble

by Simon Schama HarperCollins (April 12, 2011)

“Schama is a masterful stylist and storyteller.”

—Boston Globe

“A writer of gorgeous prose.”

Washington Post

The ever erudite, always delightfully curious Simon Schama returns with Scribble, Scribble,...


Collected Stories

by Donald Margulies Theatre Communications Group (July 25, 2012)

The highly acclaimed new play by the author of Sight Unseen and The Model Apartment .


Writing Well in the 21st Century: The Five Essentials

by Linda Spencer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 10, 2014)

Writing Well in the 21st Century: The Five Essentials provides students, career-builders, and professional writers with the basic elements needed for writing in the 21st century. The book fully explains—and...


The Mindful Writer

by Dinty W. Moore Wisdom Publications (April 10, 2012)

Going beyond the typical "how to write" book, The Mindful Writer illuminates the creative process: where writing and creativity originate, how mindfulness plays into work, how to cultivate good writing habits,...


The Golden Thread: A History of Writing

by Ewan Clayton Counterpoint (February 11, 2014)

From the simple representative shapes used to record transactions of goods and services in ancient Mesopotamia, to the sophisticated typographical resources available to the twenty-first-century users of desktop...


Compass Points - A Practical Guide to Poetry Forms: How To Find The Perfect Form For Your Poem

by Alison Chisholm Compass Books (March 28, 2014)

This book shows through a simple, practical approach, how to enrich your poems through fine structuring of form.


When I Think of the Alphabet

by A Collection by Young Authors & Kelly Daly Domnizelles Publications Inc. (February 09, 2014)

When I think of the alphabet, I think of Amazing Babysitters, Crazy Dogs, Expressive Flamingos, Gorgeous Hats, Important Janitors, Kind Leopards, Massive Ninjas, Original Packages, Quick Rats, Sarcastic Tigers,...


When I Am Older

by A Collection by Young Authors & Sylvain Fortier Domnizelles Publications Inc. (February 09, 2014)

Childhood dreams and beliefs are sometimes forgotten, but they are always real.

What were yours? What are yours?

Here is an sample of what our authors had to share:

When I am older, I want to be a great dad, like...


Stein On Writing

by Sol Stein St. Martin's Press (February 10, 2014)

Your future as a writer is in your hands. Whether you are a newcomer or an accomplished professional, a novelist, story writer, or a writer of nonfiction, you will find this book a wealth of immediately useful...


On the Art of Writing

by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch Dover Publications (December 12, 2012)

A renowned critic and scholar addresses the artistic and vital nature of language as well as the skills needed to convey and receive the written word. Features principles and practical guidelines for aspiring...


The Prosody Handbook: A Guide to Poetic Form

by Robert Beum & Karl Shapiro Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

This guide to versification is immensely useful for anyone interested in poetry or in general poetic structure. Concise and informal, it offers a systematic study of meter, tempo, rhyme, and other components...


A Little Book on Form

by Robert Hass Ecco (April 04, 2017)

An acute and deeply insightful book of essays exploring poetic form and the role of instinct and imagination within form—from former poet laureate, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author Robert...


Cracking the Common Core: Choosing and Using Texts in Grades 6-12

by Michael C. McKenna, Sharon Walpole, William E. Lewis & Jacob Nagy et al. The Guilford Press (November 25, 2013)

This book guides teachers in grades 6-12 to strategically combine a variety of texts--including literature, informational texts, and digital sources--to meet their content-area goals and the demands of the Common...


Learning to Write with Purpose: Effective Instruction in Grades 4-8

by Karen Kuelthau Allan, Mary C. McMackin, Erika Thulin Dawes & Stephanie A. Spadorcia The Guilford Press (November 07, 2013)

Communicating ideas and information is what makes writing meaningful—yet many upper elementary and middle school students write in a vacuum, without considering the aims of their writing or the needs of their...


Writing to Wake the Soul

by Karen Hering Atria Books/Beyond Words (November 05, 2013)

Through the power of everyday words, find and deepen your connection with faith and self in the spiritual practice of writing.

Whether you approach this book primarily as a reader or a writer, you can open a...


Journey of Memoir: The Three Stages of Memoir Writing

by Linda Joy Myers She Writes Press (February 14, 2013)

A unique workbook from National Association of Memoir Writers founder Linda Joy Myers that offers the tools writers need to begin, develop, and complete a memoir, including lessons on how to write a great scene,...


Excuse Me, Your Participle's Dangling: How to Use Grammar to Make Your Writing Powers Soar

by Catherine DePino R&L Education (January 25, 2013)

Excuse Me, Your Participle’s Dangling will give you all the bare essentials of grammar that you need to write like a pro. If you’re a businessperson, college student, or ESL student seeking a user-friendly...


Architecture of the Novel: A Writer's Handbook

by Jane Vandenburgh & Anne Lamott Counterpoint (September 01, 2010)

Jane Vandenburgh, the author of two highly acclaimed novels and a recent memoir, offers aspiring writers the tools to create powerful and unique novels filled not only with good writing but also dynamic storytelling....


Writing from Within Workbook

by Bernard Selling Hunter House (March 12, 2013)

Many writing instructors and workbooks make basic assumptions about writing—that you need to have a good grasp of grammar, to read widely, and to write objectively—before you can tell a story. These assumptions...


Unless It Moves the Human Heart

by Roger Rosenblatt HarperCollins (January 04, 2011)

Multiple award-winner Roger Rosenblatt has received glowing critical acclaim for his exceptional literary works—from the hilarious novels Lapham Rising and Beet to his poignant, heartbreaking, ultimately inspiring...


Writing from Within: The Next Generation

by Bernard Selling Hunter House (May 08, 2012)

Everybody has something to say. In an age when Twitter, blogs, and Tumblrs give millions the chance to write whatever is on their minds, it seems that we're finding plenty of avenues in which to share it. How,...


Writing against the Curriculum: Anti-Disciplinarity in the Writing and Cultural Studies Classroom

by Randi Gray Kristensen & Ryan M. Claycomb Lexington Books (November 05, 2009)

Writing against the Curriculum responds to the popularity of Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) and similar programs in U.S. higher education. Essays by administrators, faculty, and librarians-teaching introductory...


Write Away: One Writer's Approach to the Novel

by Elizabeth George HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Here's what I tell my students on the first day when I teach one of my creative writing courses: You will be published if you possess three qualities—talent, passion, and discipline.

In Write Away, New York...


Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing

by Elmore Leonard William Morrow (October 13, 2009)

"These are the rules I've picked up along the way to help me remain invisible when I'm writing a book, to help me show rather than tell what's taking place in the story."—Elmore Leonard

For aspiring writers...


A Broom of One's Own

by Nancy Peacock HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

For the twice-published novelist, reading an article about herself in the National Enquirer—under the headline "Here's One for the Books: Cleaning Lady Is an Acclaimed Author"—was more than a shock. It was...


Spider, Spin Me A Web

by Lawrence Block HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

The craft of writing is a lot like spinning a web: You take threads and weave them skillfully together, and only you know where this intricate network of twists and turns begin and how it will end. Now, with...


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers: 101 Motivational Stories for Writers - Budding or Bestselling - from Books to Blogs

by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark & Susan M. Heim Chicken Soup for the Soul (May 21, 2013)

With 101 stories from published writers who stuck with it and succeeded, you will be inspired and encouraged, whether you’re an aspiring author, a blogger, or a bestselling writer.

No matter the genre, no matter...


Authorial Ethics: How Writers Abuse Their Calling

by Robert Hauptman Lexington Books (February 22, 2011)

Authorial Ethics is a study of the ways in which writers abrogate their implicit and explicit commitment to honesty and truth. It encompasses all disciplines and is both theoretical and applied.


Writing Routes: A Resource Handbook of Therapeutic Writing

by Kate Thompson, Gillie Bolton, Victoria Field & Gwyneth Lewis Jessica Kingsley Publishers (May 15, 2011)

Writing Routes is an essential roadmap for anybody setting out on the journey of self-discovery through words. Seventy contributors from a variety of different backgrounds and circumstances explain how they...


The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language

by Natalie Goldberg Atria Books (March 19, 2013)

Sit. Walk. Write. These are the barest bones of Natalie Goldberg's revolutionary writing and life practice, which she presents here in book form for the first time. A whole new slant on writing that she developed...


Poetry and Story Therapy: The Healing Power of Creative Expression

by Geri Giebel Chavis Jessica Kingsley Publishers (August 15, 2011)

This accessible book explores the therapeutic possibilities of poetry and stories, providing techniques for facilitating personally relevant and growth-enhancing sessions. The author provides ideas for writing...


To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction

by Phillip Lopate Free Press (January 22, 2013)

Distinguished author Phillip Lopate, editor of the celebrated anthology The Art of the Personal Essay, is universally acclaimed as "one of our best personal essayists" (Dallas Morning News). Here, combining...


Writing in Bereavement: A Creative Handbook

by Jane Moss Jessica Kingsley Publishers (June 15, 2012)

This practical creative handbook provides imaginative writing exercises for counsellors, volunteers and others working with the bereaved, and offers advice on how to plan and run effective group workshops and...


The Copywriter's Handbook

by Robert W. Bly Holt Paperbacks (March 31, 2007)

The classic guide to copywriting, now in an entirely updated third edition

This is a book for everyone who writes or approves copy: copywriters, account executives, creative directors, freelance writers, advertising...


The Business of Writing

by Jennifer Lyons & Oscar Hijuelos Allworth (October 01, 2012)

Whether you’re unclear on what to expect from your first book deal or just a little puzzled by your editor’s whims, The Business of Writing is the book for you. In it, literary agent and publishing veteran...


Key Issues in Creative Writing

by Dianne Donnelly & Prof. Graeme Harper Multilingual Matters (November 13, 2012)

Key Issues in Creative Writing explores a range of important issues that inform the practice and understanding of creative writing. The collection considers creative writing learning and teaching as well as...


Creating Unforgettable Characters

by Linda Seger Holt Paperbacks (July 14, 1990)

In this book, Linda Seger shows how to create strong, multidimensional characters in fiction, covering everything from research to character block. Interviews with today's top writers complete this essential...


British English from A to Zed

by Norman W. Schur Skyhorse (July 01, 2013)

Whether you are traveling to Great Britain or just want to understand British popular culture, this unique dictionary will answer your questions. British English from A to Zed contains more than 5,500 British...


God Bless America

by Robert Hendrickson Skyhorse (July 01, 2013)

The Queen's English has no place across the pond, where a long history of defiance, creativity, and originality has made its way into the everyday vocabulary of Americans coast-to-coast. God Bless America is...


The Copywriter's Handbook

by Robert W. Bly St. Martin's Griffin (April 06, 2020)

The classic guide to copywriting, now in an entirely updated fourth edition

This is a book for everyone who writes or approves copy: copywriters, multichannel marketers, creative directors, freelance writers,...


The Author's Toolkit

by Mary Embree Allworth (November 16, 2010)

Every author yearns for wealth and fame. Aspiring authors, students, writing teachers, and even established authors will be able to get the job done with the Toolkit. Updated and expanded to cover the newest...


The Ultimate RPG Gameplay Guide

by James D’Amato Adams Media (October 08, 2019)

Improve your RPG campaign with this comprehensive and interactive guide to making the most out of your gaming experience.

Whatever RPG game you play, from D&D to Call of Cthulu to licensed games like Star Wars,...


The Science of Storytelling

by Will Storr Abrams Press (March 09, 2020)

The compelling, groundbreaking guide to creative writing that reveals how the brain responds to storytelling

Stories shape who we are. They drive us to act out our dreams and ambitions and mold our beliefs. Storytelling...


On Writing

by Stephen King, Joe Hill & Owen King Simon & Schuster Audio (October 01, 2000)

Twentieth Anniversary Edition with Contributions from Joe Hill and Owen King

Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy...


Write That Memoir Right Now

by Kim Brittingham & Susan Boyce Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2013)

If you want to put your life story down in words, where do you start? Exactly what story are you hoping to tell? How are you going to fill hundreds of pages? How do you plan it out? Memoirist, blogger, and writing...


From 'Huh?' to 'Hurray!': Righting Your Creative Writing

by Stephanie Stiles UPA (November 15, 2010)

Part textbook and part handbook, this book leads creative writers of all levels and all genres through the entire writing process. Each chapter offers an overview and several specific examples of its topic,...