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Web Design for Authors

by David Meade (September 05, 2014)

I wrote this book because after looking far and wide for a similar one which specialized in Web Design for Authors—I couldn't find any! I'm an author and have written seven books, both fiction and non-fiction....

The Art of Slow Writing

by Louise DeSalvo St. Martin's Griffin (October 06, 2014)

In a series of conversational observations and meditations on the writing process, The Art of Slow Writing examines the benefits of writing slowly.

DeSalvo advises her readers to explore their creative process...

The Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities

by Eric Hayot Columbia University Press (August 05, 2014)

Eric Hayot teaches graduate students and faculty in literary and cultural studies how to think and write like a professional scholar. From granular concerns, such as sentence structure and grammar, to big-picture...

Communicating with Intelligence: Writing and Briefing for National Security

by James S. Major Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 17, 2014)

Aimed at students, faculty, and practitioners, the book is designed to provide all necessary information on how to prepare, write, and read intelligence publications. This book outlines the foundations of good...

You Can Write a Best-Selling Info Book!

by David Meade (June 22, 2014)


An Info-Book is unique in that it can develop a revenue stream for you day in and out - holidays and weekends - for the rest of your life!

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by Tillie Olsen & Shelley Fisher Fishkin The Feminist Press at CUNY (July 22, 2014)

Special 25th anniversary edition of the landmark survey that revolutionized the view of literary history.

Ideas on How to Write a Conclusion of an Engineering Thesis or Paper

by Neil Bose (May 12, 2014)

This short eBook was written to assist with the writing of conclusions for papers, theses and reports, especially those in engineering. This is a section of writing with which many of us technical writers struggle...

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...

Write the Perfect Book Proposal: 10 That Sold and Why

by Jeff Herman & Deborah Levine Herman Wiley (April 21, 2008)

Want to publish your book?

Learn how--it's easier than you think!

Charismatic authors and literary agents Jeff Herman and Deborah Levine Herman have successfully sold hundreds of titles and learned--through trial...

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,...

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.

Writing with the Master

by Tony Vanderwarker Skyhorse (February 04, 2014)

With seven unpublished novels wasting away on his hard drive, Tony Vanderwarker is astonished when John Grisham offers to take him under his wing and teach him the secrets of thriller writing. The beginning...

The Elements of Style: The Original Edition

by William Strunk Dover Publications (March 07, 2012)

This is the book that generations of writers have relied upon for timeless advice on grammar, diction, syntax, and other essentials. In concise terms, it identifies the principal requirements of proper style...

Word Trippers 2nd Edition

by Barbara McNichol Mullins Creative (December 29, 2013)

Now in its 2nd edition, this fresh word choice guide features 390+ pesky pairings whose meanings are conveyed at a glance (or is it a glimpse?). It lets you quickly answer questions such as:

* Should you use...

Braving the Fire

by Jessica Handler St. Martin's Griffin (December 09, 2013)

Braving the Fire is the first book to provide a road map for the journey of writing honestly about mourning, grief and loss. Created specifically by and for the writer who has experienced illness, loss, or the...

Homemade Biography

by Tom Zoellner St. Martin's Griffin (November 25, 2013)

How well do you really know the older people in your family? And how will you make sure their stories will be preserved for generations to come? Homemade Biography is a fun and practical guide to recording a...

Writing Is My Drink

by Theo Pauline Nestor Simon & Schuster (November 05, 2013)

Whether you?re aiming for a New York Times bestseller or a short personal essay to share with family and friends, a popular blogger and memoirist shows you the way in this witty writing guide and disarmingly...

Will Write for Shoes

by Cathy Yardley Thomas Dunne Books (July 22, 2013)

* What is Chick Lit exactly?

* How do I write a Chick Lit novel?

* What are the steps I need to take to get published?

Once dismissed as a fad by the popular press and literary community, the women's fiction genre...

Working on the Play and the Role: The Stanislavsky Method for Analyzing the Characters in a Drama

by Irina Levin & Igor Levin Ivan R. Dee (June 01, 1992)

The Stanislavsky method for analyzing the characters in a drama, systematized for the first time and clearly explained, using the complete text of The Cherry Orchard as illustration. "An excellent book, highly...

On Poetry and Craft: Selected Prose

by Theodore Roethke & Carolyn Kizer Copper Canyon Press (July 01, 2013)

Roethke's prose teems with fierce intelligence and outrageous quoteable quotes.

We Wanted to Be Writers

by Glenn Schaeffer, Eric Olsen & Bill Manhire Skyhorse (August 16, 2011)

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...

When Good People Write Bad Sentences

by Robert W. Harris St. Martin's Griffin (August 26, 2013)

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...

The Joy of Writing Sex

by Elizabeth Benedict Holt Paperbacks (August 05, 2013)

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 Behler Publications (October 15, 2006)

From murder/mystery to medical fiction - from trauma to mass casualties, Dr. David Page is a writer's best friend.

For the Love of Letters

by Samara O'Shea HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Have you ever wanted to write a thank-you note and suffered writer's block? Considered penning a passionate letter to your beloved, but had no idea where to begin? Needed to send a sympathy message, but couldn't...

How Not to Write a Novel

by Howard Mittelmark & Sandra Newman Harper Perennial (March 17, 2009)

"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 Sound on the Page

by Ben Yagoda HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

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...

Polishing Your Prose: How to Turn First Drafts Into Finished Work

by Victor L. Cahn, Steven M. Cahn & Mary Ann Caws Columbia University Press (March 05, 2013)

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...

Writing to Learn

by William Zinsser Harper Paperbacks (April 30, 2013)

This is an essential book for everyone who wants to write clearly about any subject and use writing as a means of learning.

The Ten Commandments of Comedy

by Gene Perret Quill Driver Books (January 22, 2013)

Beginning comedy writers and performers may think funny can't be taught, but legendary comedy writer Gene Perret, winner of three Emmy Awards, tells otherwise in this guide to what makes a good joke work. Outlining...

The Art of Writing

by Mignon Fogarty, Sal Glynn & Lisa Marshall Macmillan Audio (April 09, 2018)

This exclusive collection of Grammar Girl podcast episodes explores the craft of writing, helping you in a pinch whether you?re working on your next novel or dashing off your next text message. Learn about how...

Fiction Focus for Writers

by Jackie Weger & Pete Fischer Silverton Agency (October 09, 2018)

Plump up a pillow and listen to Fiction Focus for Writers. Discover how to release barriers to your success. Brainstorm a new book, a short story, a proposal, an outline. Finish your work-in-progress. Fiction...

Follow the Story: How to Write Successful Nonfiction

by James B. Stewart Simon & Schuster (November 20, 2012)

An indispensable guide to nonfiction writing from the Columbia Journalism School professor and Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist behind the bestsellers Blind Eye, Blood Sport, and Den of Thieves.

In Follow the...

Personal Notes

by Sandra E. Lamb St. Martin's Press (March 31, 2007)

Do you dread writing notes to say "Thank you," "I'm sorry," or "Congratulations"?

When's the last time you sent a handwritten letter to a faraway friend, just to catch up?

What should you write to a grieving...

Writing for Others, Writing for Ourselves: Telling Stories in an Age of Blogging

by Jerry Lanson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2010)

Using a narrative thread that ties practical advice to his personal experience as a professor, reporter, and blogger, Jerry Lanson fills his book on nonfiction story telling with time-proven techniques to beat...

So You Want to Write a Novel

by Lou W. Stanek, PhD Avon (November 20, 2012)

You know there is a novel locked inside of you—chock-full of conflict, humor, irony, enthralling events and fascinating characters. What you don't know is how to set it free.

Practical Advice, Hands-On Help...

You Should Really Write a Book

by Regina Brooks & Brenda Lane Richardson St. Martin's Griffin (August 20, 2012)

Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold?conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir?while dealing with the complicated emotions that arise...

Writing World War II

by Sylvie Murray & Robert D. Johnston Hill and Wang (August 01, 2011)

An indispensable tool for high-schoolers, undergraduates, or even amateur enthusiasts, Writing World War II teaches the craft of history writing?by example. In a series of thoughtful essays, Sylvie Murray examines...

The Half-Known World

by Robert Boswell Graywolf Press (July 04, 2011)

A rigorous examination of the workings of fiction by the novelist Robert Boswell, "one of America's finest writers" (Tom Perrotta)

Robert Boswell has been writing, reading, and teaching literature for more than...

How to Write a Damn Good Novel

by James N. Frey St. Martin's Press (March 31, 2010)

Written in a clear, crisp, accessible style, this book is perfect for beginners as well as professional writers who need a crash course in the down-to-earth basics of storytelling. Talent and inspiration can't...

How I Write

by Janet Evanovich & Ina Yalof St. Martin's Griffin (September 18, 2006)

How many people would kill to be a bestselling novelist? Especially one like Janet Evanovich.Writers want to know how a bestselling author thinks, writes, plans, and dreams her books. And they are primed for...

Writing Your Life

by Lou W. Stanek, PhD Avon (November 13, 2012)

We all have stories to tell -- of a rapturous first kiss, a life-altering moment of choice, or the shocking revelation of a long-guarded secret. And these stories are often as distinctive, fascinating, exciting...

The Thorn Necklace

by Francesca Lia Block & Grant Faulkner Seal Press (April 30, 2018)

For devotees of Bird by Bird and The Artist's Way, a memoir-driven guide to healing through the craft of writing

Francesca Lia Block is the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including the award-winning...


by Robert McKee Twelve (July 11, 2016)

The long-awaited follow-up to the perennially bestselling writers' guide Story, from the most sought-after expert in the art of storytelling.

Robert McKee's popular writing workshops have earned him an international...

Writing with a Word Processor

by William Zinsser Harper Paperbacks (October 23, 2012)

In this helpful and entertaining book the author of the classic On Writing Well explains that he has always had a love of paper and a fear of mechanical objects. He describes how he confronted his hang-ups,...

The Power of Authority

by Michelle Prince Made for Success (February 04, 2020)

In today's crowded marketplace, the very best way to stand out from the competition is to establish yourself as the go-to expert and premier leading authority in your field. And the fastest, most credible way...

Pep Talks for Writers

by Grant Faulkner & Greg Tremblay Blackstone Publishing (October 03, 2017)

Every writer knows that as rewarding as the creative process is, it can often be a bumpy road. Have hope and keep at it! Designed to kick-start creativity, this handbook from the executive director of National...

The Story Factor

by Annette Simmons Basic Books (January 07, 2020)

Fully revised, updated, and expanded, this modern classic will teach you to use the art of storytelling to persuade, motivate, and inspire in life and business

Anyone seeking to influence others must first know...

The Nonfictionist's Guide: On Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction

by Robert Root Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 29, 2007)

As a vital and growing literary genre, nonfiction impacts bestseller lists, writing programs, writers' workshops, and academic conferences on creative writing, composition/rhetoric, and literature. In a lively...

Listening to the Page: Adventures in Reading and Writing

by Alan Cheuse Columbia University Press (September 25, 2002)

When he sold his first short story to The New Yorker in 1979, Alan Cheuse was hardly new to the literary world. He had studied at Rutgers under John Ciardi, worked at the Breadloaf Writing Workshops with Robert...