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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,...


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...


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...


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...


Write Away: One Writer's Approach to the Novel

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

Bestselling author Elizabeth George has spent years teaching writing, and in Write Away she shares her knowledge of the creative process. George combines clear, intelligent, and functional advice on fiction...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Starting Your Career as a Professional Blogger

by Jacqueline Bodnar Allworth (June 01, 2013)

With traffic to personal blogs and online journalism sites on the rise, there are more blogging opportunities than ever before. With the right approach, a blog can be an extra source of cash, or it can be a...


The Art of the Compliment

by Christie Matheson Skyhorse (June 23, 2009)

A few well-chosen words can elicit smiles, inspire happiness, transform moods, and turn a bad day into a good one. Philosopher William James once said, “The deepest principle in human nature is the desire to...


The 1-Minute Writer

by Leigh Medeiros Adams Media (January 01, 2019)

One minute of daily writing is better than twenty minutes every two weeks—let this fun and helpful handbook of quick, easy writing prompts show you why short bursts of writing are essential to flexing your...


Semicolon

by Cecelia Watson Ecco (July 30, 2019)

“Delightful.” —Mary Norris, The New Yorker

A page-turning, existential romp through the life and times of the world’s most polarizing punctuation mark

The semicolon. Stephen King, Hemingway, Vonnegut,...


Escaping Into the Open

by Elizabeth Berg Harper Perennial (August 21, 2012)

Both autobiography and primer, Escaping into the Open is an inspiring, practical handbook on the joys and challenges of the writing life. Renowned author and writing instructor Elizabeth Berg interweaves the...


Poetry 101

by Susan Dalzell Adams Media (September 04, 2018)

Become a poet and write poetry with ease with help from this clear and simple guide in the popular 101 series.

Poetry never goes out of style. An ancient writing form found in civilizations across the world,...


Write Your Memoir

by Allan G. Hunter Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (June 01, 2012)

Drawing from more than 25 years of literary know-how and modeled after a 15-week college course, this manual provides guidance for seekers wishing to delve further into self-exploration through writing. Extending...


Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer

by Moira Allen Allworth (January 16, 2018)

“An essential read for freelance writers.” The Writer magazine

Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer, Third Edition, offers a step-by-step guide to launching a successful freelance career. For beginners...


The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need

by Lesley Bolton & Lea Wait Adams Media (October 30, 2006)

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


The Everything Writing Poetry Book

by Tina D Eliopulos & Todd Scott Moffett Adams Media (June 01, 2005)

'Poetry is what gets lost in translation.' --Robert Frost

Giving voice to ''what gets lost in translation'' is the challenge every poet faces. With The Everything Writing Poetry Book, that challenge just got...


The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need   Screenwriting

by Madeline Dimaggio Adams Media (January 19, 2007)

The insider info you need!

Writing scripts for the big screen takes more than a big idea--it requires passion, perseverance, and insider know-how. The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need: Screenwriting is your...


The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts

by Martha Alderson Adams Media (December 18, 2012)

Daily exercises guaranteed to spark your writing!

The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts gives you the inspiration and motivation you need to finish every one of your writing projects. Written by celebrated...


The Write Type

by Karen E Peterson Adams Media (January 01, 2008)

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


The Everything Guide To Magazine Writing

by Kim Kavin Adams Media (March 13, 2007)

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


1001 Letters For All Occasions

by Corey Sandler & Janice Keefe Adams Media (January 01, 2004)

Dear Reader,

Welcome to fictional Smalltown, Ohio--where every resident knows how to write clear, concise, attention-grabbing letters. With more samples than any other book, 1001 Letters for All Occasions is...


How to Write Your Personal or Family History

by Katie Wiebe Good Books (February 07, 2017)

This is a practical—and encouraging—how-to book from a long-time teacher of personal and family history writing. Katie Funk Wiebe helps beginning memoir writers get started collecting the stories of their...


The Fiction Writer's Guide to Dialogue

by John Hough Allworth (February 17, 2015)

Dialogue is often overlooked as a necessary and potent instrument in the novelist’s repertoire. A novel can rise or fall on the strength of its dialogue. Superb dialogue can make a superb novel. F. Scott Fitzgerald...


Memoir Your Way

by The Memoir Roundtable Skyhorse (September 06, 2016)

A new approach to family and personal memoirs that includes many creative formats.

Memoir Your Way inspires family storykeepers to create a memoir using a craft you already know or are inspired to learn to create...


Old Friend from Far Away

by Natalie Goldberg Atria Books (February 12, 2008)

“Memoir writers, buy this book, put it on your personal altar, or carry it with you as you traverse the deep ruts of your old road.” —Tom Spanbauer, author of The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon

Old...


Poetry as Spiritual Practice

by Robert McDowell Atria Books (July 15, 2008)

"[When we read and write poetry,] it is as if a long-settled cloud in our mind suddenly dissipates, and we are divine once again." -- from the Introduction

Poetry is the language of devotion in prayer, chant,...


On Writing

by Stephen King Scribner (October 03, 2000)

Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped...


Writing What You Know

by Meg Files Allworth (April 19, 2016)

It's easy for people to write about their feelings in a journal. It's more difficult, however, to convert personal experiences into stories worthy of publication—fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Filled with...


The Art of Dramatic Writing

by Lajos Egri Touchstone (February 15, 1972)

Amid the hundreds of "how-to" books that have appeared in recent years, there have been very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play-construction. This book does that -- and its principles are so...


Mrs. Nixon: A Novelist Imagines a Life

by Ann Beattie Scribner (November 15, 2011)

Dazzlingly original, Ann Beattie’s Mrs. Nixon is a riveting exploration of an elusive American icon and of the fiction writer’s art.

Pat Nixon remains one of our most mysterious and intriguing public figures,...


The Mindful Writer

by Dinty W. Moore Wisdom Publications (June 21, 2016)

Find inspiration and insight on writing as a spiritual practice through astute quotes, thoughtful advice, and productive excercises on both mindfulness and craft.

This isn't your typical “how to write” book....


Part Wild

by Deb Norton Atria/Enliven Books (September 06, 2016)

“A must-read for any aspiring or seasoned writer.” —Huffington Post

We all have the call to create. The question is…why don’t we answer it?

We all come pre-loaded with a creative spark that drives us...


Who's Writing This?

by Dan Halpern HarperCollins e-books (June 30, 2009)

Who is really controlling the pen?

Editor Daniel Halpern was profoundly curious about the creative process—so he asked fifty-five world-renowned writers to briefly muse on "the fictional persona behind the...


Infinite Words

by Zane Atria Books (March 17, 2015)

New York Times bestselling author Zane shares the lessons she’s learned over the years about successful book publishing, filmmaking, and TV production.

Drawing on decades of experience as a mega-bestselling...