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The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within

von Stephen Fry

Comedian and actor Stephen Fry?s witty and practical guide, now in paperback, gives the aspiring poet or student the tools and confidence to write and understand poetry.

Stephen Fry believes that if one can...


Write Like Hemingway: Writing Lessons You Can Learn from the Master

von R. Andrew Wilson

The bad news is: You have to learn to write. The good news is: Learning to write just became easier.

In this book, writers learn to write like they were born that way from one of America's greatest literary...


This Year You Write Your Novel

von Walter Mosley

No more excuses. "Let the lawn get shaggy and the paint peel from the walls," bestselling novelist Walter Mosley advises. Anyone can write a novel now, and in this essential book of tips, practical advice, and...


Escaping Into the Open

von Elizabeth Berg

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...


Literally, the Best Language Book Ever: Annoying Words and Abused Phrases You Should Never Use Again

von Paul Yeager

By turns gleefully precise and happily contrarian, this is a highly opinionated guide to better communication. In Literally, the Best Language Book Ever, author Paul Yeager attacks with a linguistic scalpel...


Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors

von Bill Bryson

From one of America's most beloved and bestselling authors, a wonderfully useful and readable guide to the problems of the English language most commonly encountered by editors and writers.

What is the difference...


The Forest for the Trees (Revised and Updated): An Editor's Advice to Writers

von Betsy Lerner

Quickly established as an essential and enduring companion for aspiring writers when it was first published, Betsy Lerner's sharp, funny, and insightful guide has been meticulously updated and revised to address...


The Well-Spoken Thesaurus: The Most Powerful Ways to Say Everyday Words and Phrases

The Sound on the Page

von 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 Sentence: And How to Read One

von Stanley Fish

Some appreciate fine art; others appreciate fine wines. Stanley Fish appreciates fine sentences. The New York Times columnist and world-class professor has long been an aficionado of language. Like a seasoned...


Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite

von June Casagrande

What do suicidal pandas, doped-up rock stars, and a naked Pamela Anderson have in common? They’re all a heck of a lot more interesting than reading about predicate nominatives and hyphens. June Casagrande...


Mortal Syntax: 101 Language Choices That Will Get You Clobbered by the Grammar Snobs--Even If You're Right

von June Casagrande

The only fun, friendly, and surefire defense against the grammar snobs

Having already made a name for herself with Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies, now in its fifth printing, June Casagrande returns with...


I Is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How it Shapes the Way We See the World

von James Geary

From President Obama's political rhetoric to the housing bubble bust, James Geary proves in this fascinating and entertaining book that every aspect of our experience is molded by metaphor.

"It is the East, and...


The Artful Nuance: A Refined Guide to Imperfectly Understood Words in the English Language

von Rod Evans

?The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter.? (Mark Twain)

What?s the difference between:

Nectar and ambrosia? Bough and branch? Astonished and surprised? Sensual...


Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out

von Ralph Fletcher

Maybe you've heard before that poetry is magic, and it made you roll your eyes, but I believe it's true. Poetry matters. At the most important moments, when everyone else is silent, poetry rises to speak.

I wrote...


One Continuous Mistake: Four Noble Truths for Writers

von Gail Sher

Based on the Zen philosophy that we learn more from our failures than from our successes, One Continuous Mistake teaches a refreshing new method for writing as spiritual practice. In this unique guide for writers...


Robert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Unendurable English: A Compendium of Mistakes in Grammar, Usage, and Spelling with commentary on lexicographers

von Robert Hartwell Fiske

Robert Hartwell Fiske aims to eliminate laxity in language today by way of this witty and engaging reference.

Fiske rails against "laxicographers and ding-a-linguists" who, with their misguided thinking, actually...


How Not to Write a Novel

von 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.'"...


Thanks, But This Isn't for Us: A (Sort of) Compassionate Guide to Why Your Writing is Being Rejected

von Jessica Page Morrell

A fun, practical guide that reveals the essentials of good fiction and memoir writing by exposing the most common mistakes literary writers make.All great works of fiction and memoir are unique-but most bad...


A Writer's Notebook

von Ralph Fletcher

Writers are like other people, except for at least one important difference. Other people have daily thoughts and feelings, notice this sky or that smell, but they don't do much about it.

Not writers. Writers...


Living Write

von Kelly L Stone

Living Write is a state of mind!

By using a mix of anecdotal material from writers who have been there and a series of progressive and creative psychological exercises, professional counselor Kelly L. Stone shows...


The Call of the Writer's Craft

von Tom Bird & Paul McCarthy

Getting a book successfully published is as much about talent and creative drive as it is a matter of determination and business practice. Luckily for would-be authors, this book delivers the how-to on both...


Write Tight

von William Brohaugh

"These days, most creative-writing courses teach self-indulgence. Write Tight counsels discipline. It is worth more than a university education. Its advice is gold." -Dean Koontz Foreword by Lawrence Block Not...


100 Ways to Improve Your Writing

von Gary Provost

This is the one guide that anyone who writes--whether student, business person, or professional writer--should put on the desk beside pencil, pen, typewriter, or word processor. Filled with professional tips...


Bang the Keys

von Jill Dearman

Attention aspiring and working writers alike!

Finish your work in four easy steps with this explosion of inspiration.

How can aspiring writers-whether aiming for a short story, novel, or play-gain the confidence...


Manuscript Makeover: Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore

von Elizabeth Lyon

Professional editor and author Elizabeth Lyon offers aspiring novelists the guidance and instruction they need to write and edit well-crafted and compelling stories that will stand out from the competition and...


Thinking Write

von Kelly L. Stone

Writer's block.

Creative freeze.

Artistic burnout.

In this book, professional counselor Kelly L. Stone teaches you how to use the power of the subconscious mind to capitalize on your writing sessions. Proven techniques...


Bawdy Language

von Lawrence Paros

When you come right down to it, sex is easier done than said; so too with matters of the toilette. Limited to a few choice four-letter slang words? Know little of the word origins of curse words? Stumble as...


Smart Words: Vocabulary for the Erudite

von Mim Harrison

How and where to use 500 of the words that make you sound more cultured, worldly, and downright smart.

Whoever said sounding smart had to be painful? It?s all in how you acquire the ?ten-dollar words? of English....


Ensouling Language: On the Art of Nonfiction and the Writer?s Life

It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences: A Writer's Guide to Crafting Killer Sentences

von June Casagrande

Great writing isn’t born, it’s built—sentence by sentence. But too many writers—and writing guides—overlook this most important unit. The result? Manuscripts that will never be published and writing...


The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Beating Writer's Block

von Kathy Kleidermacher

Write it off, work it out, get it done.

An eminently practical guide to getting unblocked and writing again, The Pocket Idiot's Guide™ to Beating Writer's Block includes dozens and dozens of tips, exercises,...


Write Away: One Writer's Approach to the Novel

von Elizabeth George

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...


Live Writing

von Ralph Fletcher

This book is based on the simple idea that every writer has a "tool box." Instead of awls and hammers, a writer's toolbox contains words, imagination, a love of books, a sense of story, and ideas for how to...


The Lonely Voice

von Frank O'Connor

Introduction by Russell Banks.

The legendary book about writing by the legendary writer is back!

Frank O’Connor was one of the twentieth century’s greatest short story writers, and one of Ireland’s greatest...


Word for Word

von James E. Snyder

An ingeniously handy guide to help you transform chew into masticate, rainy into pluvian?or antediluvian into plain old old.

Attorney James Snyder didn?t set out to write a book about words. But one day he looked...


The Elements of Story

von Francis Flaherty

Most writing books dwell on common issues of style and grammar. Yet most writers also confront complex problems of story design.This 50-rule guide by Francis Flaherty, a New York Times editor, offers much-needed...


Euphemania: Our Love Affair with Euphemisms

von Ralph Keyes

How did die become kick the bucket, underwear become unmentionables, and having an affair become hiking the Appalachian trail? Originally used to avoid blasphemy, honor taboos, and make nice, euphemisms have...


So You Think You Can Spell?: Killer Quizzes for the Incurably Competitive and Overly Confident

von David Grambs

A cornucopia of spelling challenges—from the deceptively simple to the truly vexing—for good, better, and exceptional spellers (or those who want to be).So You Think You Can Spell? is a handy way to go one...


Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing

von Elmore Leonard

"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...


The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life

von Marion Roach Smith

A recent study revealed that the Number 1 thing that baby boomers want to do in retirement is write a book....about themselves. It's not that every person has lived such a unique or dramatic life, but we inherently...


Gotham Writers Workshop: Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide From New York's Acclaimed Writing School

von Gotham Writers Workshop & Alexander Steele

Gotham Writers' Workshop has mastered the art of teaching the craft of writing in a way that is practical, accessible, and entertaining. Now the techniques of this renowned school are available in this book....


For the Love of Letters

von Samara O'Shea

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 to Say It, Third Edition: Choice Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Paragraphs for Every Situation

von Rosalie Maggio

?For anyone who has ever stared at a blank page or screen?(Kaylene Weiser, organized consultant, The Wiser Way)? the revised third edition of the bestseller that offers ?a crisp, elegant way to say everything.?(Vivian...


The Breakout Novelist: Craft and Strategies for Career Fiction Writers

von Donald Maass

The all-inclusive guide for novel writers

If you're serious about making your fiction vibrant, engaging, and marketable, you've found the right book. The Breakout Novelist gives you the craft and business know-how...


How to Write

von Richard Rhodes

Uniquely fusing practical advice on writing with his own insights into the craft, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes constructs beautiful prose about the issues would-be writers are most afraid to...


Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print

von Renni Browne & Dave King

Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published...


The Little Red Book of Very Dirty Words

von Alexis Munier

Inside this book: The dirtiest words in the English language!

And we're not just talking about those infamous seven words you can't say on TV. We're talking about more than 1,000 of the blessedly profane insults,...


Talk Dirty German

von Alexis Munier & Karin Eberhardt

Sprechen Sie Dirty Deutsch?

If you think German is all brat and no wurst, you need to think again. German is sexier--and dirtier--than you might imagine. (Think Hamburg!) From hearts and violins to pigs and dogs,...


How to Write a Dirty Story: Reading, Writing, and Publishing Erotica

von Susie Bright

For aspiring erotica writers -- and authors in any genre who want to make the "good" parts great

Susie Bright is the first and reigning queen of contemporary erotica. In How to Write a Dirty Story she reveals...


How Writers Work

von Ralph Fletcher

The Secret of Writing

Its misleading to think of writers as special creatures, word sorcerers who possess some sort of magic knowledge hidden from everyone else. Writers are ordinary people who like to write....


Writing Great Books for Young Adults

von Regina Brooks

From a top young adult literary agent, the only guide on how to write for young adults With an 87 percent increase in the number of titles published in the last two years, the young adult market is one of the...


Screenwriting is Storytelling: Creating an A-List Screenplay that Sells!

von Kate Wright

While most screenwriting books focus on format and structure, Kate Wright explains how to put story at the center of a screenplay. A compelling story, complete with intriguing characters and situations created...


Mastering the Thesis Statement

von Steve Sharp

Author Steve Sharp tells his students that the thesis statement is the sun around which EVERYTHING in their paper orbits. Every sentence must fall within its gravitational pull and obey rational orbital laws....


The Everything Creative Writing Book: All You Need to Know to Write Novels, Plays, Short Stories, Screenplays, Poems, Articles, or Blogs

von Wendy Burt-Thomas

Many people can write. But writing well enough to get published takes hours of practice, the ability to take criticism, and expert advice. Filled with stories and tips from published authors, this easy-to-use...


The Everything Guide to Comedy Writing

von Mike Bent

With this guide, aspiring comics will learn to navigate the complex world of comedy writing. Aspiring comics discover how to tap into their natural sense of humor through real-life examples and hands-on skill-building...


The Everything Guide to Writing Nonfiction

von Richard D. Bank & Jenna Glatzer

Everyone wants to be a published writer. But only a few manage to break into print. In this guide, Richard D. Bank provides expert advice to help you reach your goals of writing and selling articles, essays,...


Writing Television Sitcoms (revised)

von Evan Smith

New edition of the popular screenwriting guide!

Writing Television Sitcoms is the ultimate all-in-one guide to writing a funny script, pitching a new show, and launching a successful career. AS digital technology...


Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody can Write (Revised and Updated)

von Elizabeth Lyon

Sign the contract...then write the book. The good news is that almost every nonfiction book published is sold by a proposal. In this comprehensive yet accessible guide, you will learn exactly what a proposal...


100 Successful College Application Essays (Second Edition)

von 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, Colby, and...


The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller!

von Philip Athans & R. A. Salvatore

From the Introduction by R. A. Salvatore:

"There weren't many fantasy books on the shelves in 1982 and I had read all I could find and wanted more, even one of my own. What I didn't realize then--in fact, what...


The TV Writer's Workbook: A Creative Approach To Television Scripts

von Ellen Sandler

Why is TV writing different from any other kind of writing? How will writing a spec script open doors? What do I have to do to get a job writing for TV? Writing for television is a business. And, like any business,...


Write Great Fiction - Description & Setting

von Ron Rozelle

Build a Believable World How essential is setting to a story? How much description is too much? In what ways do details and setting tie into plot and character development? How can you use setting and description...


Write Great Fiction - Plot & Structure

von James Scott Bell

Craft an Engaging Plot How does plot influence story structure? What's the difference between plotting for commercial and literary fiction? How do you revise a plot or structure that's gone off course?

With...


Dynamic Characters

von Nancy Kress

A truly unforgettable story is defined by its characters. Their motivations, their changes, their actions compel us to read on, anxiously trying to discern what will happen next. In Dynamic Characters, award-winning...


A Writer's Guide to Fiction

von Elizabeth Lyon

The second book in the Writer's Compass series from professional writing instructor Elizabeth Lyon offers both aspiring and established authors the fundamentals of writing and selling a great novel or short...


The Sell Your Novel Tool kit

von Elizabeth Lyon

ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING YOUR NOVEL PUBLISHED WITH THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND GUIDE

 

Writers often spend years perfecting their first novel-then hit a dead end when it comes to getting it published. Learning...


Writing the Paranormal Novel: Techniques and Exercises for Weaving Supernatural Elements Into Your Story.

von Steven Harper

Vampires, werewolves, and zombies, oh my!

Writing a paranormal novel takes more than casting an alluring vampire or arming your hero with a magic wand. It takes an original idea, believable characters, a compelling...


The New Songwriter's Guide to Music Publishing

von Randy Poe

Learn How to Make Money with Your Songs

If you're a songwriter, your job is to be an expert at crafting songs - but to be successful you also need to have a sound working knowledge of music publishing. This...


Writer's Guide to Nonfiction

von Elizabeth Lyon

A WRITER'S COMPASS

Direction for your writing careerDon't get lost on the publishing path. Just forge ahead with the Writer's Compass. Drawing on decades of professional experience as an author, editor, writing...


The New American Handbook of Letter Writing: Second Edition

von Penguin Putnam

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Comedy Writing

von James Mendrinos

Comedy is serious business-and serious money. In this guide, comedian, writer, and teacher Jim Mendrinos explains the principles of comedy and how to apply them to forms from stand-up to sitcoms- including fiction,...


McGraw-Hill's Concise Guide to Writing Research Papers

von Carol Ellison

Write an effective research paper--no sweat!

The words "research paper" may send a chill down your spine. You're thinking about the hours of research and the days of writing ahead-and that's after wringing your...


How To Be A Sitcom Writer: Secrets From The Inside

von Marc Blake

Everyone loves - and hates - sitcom. On TV it's the goldmine genre, the one watched by millions. There's a special place in our hearts for Fawlty, Frasier, Blackadder and Brent. An absurd predicament, witty...


How To Be A Comedy Writer

von Marc Blake

Think you're funny? Writing successful comedy isn't just about having a gift for gags; you need to hone your talent and polish your humour to earn a living from making people laugh. If you want to write stand-up...


The Lexicographer's Dilemma: The Evolution of 'Proper' English, from Shakespeare to South Park

von Jack Lynch

Language buffs will delight in Jack Lynch's erudite and entertaining story of proper English.


78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published and 14 Reasons Why It Just Might

von Pat Walsh

For the hundreds of thousands who buy writers’ guides every year, at last there’s one that tells the ugly truth: writers who can’t get published are usually making a lot of mistakes. This honest, often...


Word Hero: A Fiendishly Clever Guide to Crafting the Lines that Get Laughs, Go Viral, and Live Forever

von Jay Heinrichs

Yes, it’s true: you can learn how to be a verbal wizard!

 

Ever hear someone utter an unforgettable phrase and feel yourself reacting with with…well, awe?  Ever read a great quote and think I could never...


When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It: The Parts of Speech, for Better And/Or Worse

von Ben Yagoda

What do you get when you mix nine parts of speech, one great writer, and generous dashes of insight, humor, and irreverence? One phenomenally entertaining language book.

In his waggish yet authoritative book,...


The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing: How to Find Funds and Write Foolproof Proposals for the Visual, Literary, and Performance Artist

von Gigi Rosenberg

The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing is designed to transform readers from starving artists fumbling to get by into working artists who confidently tap into all the resources at their disposal. Written in an...


Elements of Writing Fiction - Plot

von Ansen Dibell

"There are ways to create, fix, steer and discover plots - ways which, over a writing life, you'd eventually puzzle out for yourself," writes Ansen Dibell. "They aren't laws. They're an array of choices, things...


Writing Life Stories: How to Make Memories Into Memoirs, Ideas Into Essays and Life Into Literature

von Bill Roorbach

How to Make Memories into Memoirs, Ideas into Essays, and Life into Literature From drawing a map of a remembered neighborhood to signing a form releasing yourself to take risks in your work, Roorbach offers...


The Daily Writer: 365 Meditations to Cultivate a Productive and Meaningful Writing Life

von Fred White

Make Writing a Part of Your Daily Routine It isn't always easy to carve out time to devote meaningful thought and energy to your writing. Hectic schedules, distractions, and creative blocks all too often interrupt...


Howdunit Forensics

von D P Lyle

Just because you don't have all the tools and training of a full-time medical examiner, doesn't mean you can't learn your way around a crime scene. In Forensics, award-winning author and TV show consultant D.P....


The Daily Reader: 366 Selections of Great Prose and Poetry to Inspire a Productive and Meaningful Writing Life

von Fred White

Let Great Reading Fuel Your Writing

Great writers read–voraciously and across many topics and genres. They read to learn, to research, to study the style of others, and to improve their own work. They read because...


Publish Your Nonfiction Book: Strategies for Learning the Industry, Selling Your Book, and Building a Successful Career

von Sharlene Martin

Publishing Your Nonfiction Book

In Publish Your Nonfiction Book, successful literary agent Sharlene Martin and noted novelist and nonfiction author Anthony Flacco draw on their years of experience to provide...


Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript

von Chuck Sambuchino

Prepare and Present Your Work Like a Pro! Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript, 3rd edition, gives you all the information you need to craft a winning submission. Fully updated, this comprehensive resource...


45 Master Characters

von Victoria Schmidt

Create unforgettable characters your readers will love!

45 Master Characters will make your characters and their stories more compelling, complex and original than ever before.

You'll explore the most common...


Your Words, Your Story

von Michele Skinner

Find your voice - and use it! For many scrapbookers, simply recording names and dates is enough. For you, though, scrapbooking is so much more. It's the story - your story. But how do you really capture it on...


Story Engineering

von Larry Brooks

What makes a good story or a screenplay great?

The vast majority of writers begin the storytelling process with only a partial understanding where to begin. Some labor their entire lives without ever learning...


Song: The World's Best Songwriters on Creating the Music That Moves Us

von American Songwriter Magazine

The secrets of songwriting from the legends of music

Song is an enthralling compilation of songwriting wisdom from 100 of the biggest names in music. From country to rock to folk to alternative, this genre-spanning...


2012 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market

von Adria Haley

The Best Resource Available for Getting Your Fiction Published

For more than 30 years, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has provided aspiring authors with the most complete and up-to-date information they...


Your First Novel: An Author Agent Team Share the Keys to Achieving Your Dream

von Ann Rittenberg

In Your First Novel, novelist Laura Whitcomb and seasoned literary agent Ann Rittenberg team up to provide you with the skills you need to write your dream novel and the savvy business know-how to get it published....


Write Great Fiction - Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint

von Nancy Kress

Create Complex Characters

How do you create a main character readers won't forget? How do you write a book in multiple-third-person point of view without confusing your readers (or yourself)? How do you plant...


Elements of the Writing Craft: More Than 150 Lessons for Fiction and Nonfiction Writers

von Robert Olmstead

Great narratives are built piece by piece, through myriad small tasks and careful moves. In this landmark book, Robert Olmstead shows how distinguished writers past and present have built their fiction and nonfiction....


Writer's Digest Grammar Desk Reference: The Definitive Source for Clear and Concise Writing

von Gary Lutz

The Writer's Digest Grammar Desk Reference is the comprehensive resource on grammar and usage, a necessity for every writer's desk. It presents balanced instruction and real-world examples that will ensure professional...


How to Be a Writer: Building Your Creative Skills Through Practice and Play

von Barbara Baig

Athletes practice. Musicians practice. As a writer you need to do the same. Whether you have dreams of writing a novel or a memoir or a collection of poems, or you simply want to improve your everyday writing,...


Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Intellectuals

von David Olsen

Want to find a term similar to "erudite" (meaning possessing extensive knowledge on a given subject)? Try "recondite" (meaning knowledge that's obscure and beyond ordinary knowledge). Want to find a word for...


The Big Book of Words You Should Know

von David Olsen

Do you know what quatrefoil and impolitic mean? What about halcyon or narcolepsy? This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words...


Slam Dunks and No-Brainers: Language in Your Life, the Media, Business, Politics, and, Like, Whatever

von Leslie Savan

In this marvelously original book, three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Leslie Savan offers fascinating insights into why we’re all talking the talk—Duh; Bring it on!; Bling; Whatever!—and what this reveals...


Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

von Lynne Truss

The spirited and scholarly #1 New York Times bestseller combines boisterous history with grammar how-to’s to show how important punctuation is in our world—period.

 

In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor...


Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

von Tony Thorne

With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily...


Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel

von Hallie Ephron

Solve the MYSTERY of how to write and sell a KILLER story! With the help of interactive exercises, mystery author and crime fiction critic Hallie Ephron gives you the momentum you need to turn a kernel of an...


Screenwriting in the Land of Oz

von Krevolin Richard

Set your sights on a screenwriting career--and you know you're not in Kansas anymore. With some 100,000 new, original screenplays vying to be among the 7,000 few made into movies every year, craft is key and...


The Inner Game of Screenwriting: 20 Winning Story Forms

von Sandy Frank

The Inner Game of Screenwriting" goes through each of the 20 Inner Game Archetypes, and, through examples and exercises, explains how to construct them and let them make any screenplay a hit.


The Screenwriter Within: New Strategies to Finish Your Screenplay & Get A Deal 2nd edition

von DB Gilles

In a funny and honest style, this book takes the beginning screenwriter through all the various stages of writing a screenplay. Using both pop culture references and one's own personal history, D.B. Gilles shows...


You're Funny: Turn Your Sense of Humor Into a Lucrative New Career

von DB Gilles

You're Funny! is the next best thing to being in a comedy writing class. It covers the different ways to earn a living as a comedy writer, including writing sitcoms, jokes for late night talk shows, parody,...


Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath

von Linda Seger

Partly a howto book, partly an exploration of this important topic, Writing Subtext explores all the underlying meanings that lie beneath the words, images, and actions in film, which are also applicable to...


The Writer's Essential Tackle Box: Getting a Hook on the Publishing Industry

von Lynn Price

A unique look at how the publishing industry works; given through a series of interviews with leading industry professionals.


So You Want to Write: How to Master the Craft of Writing Fiction and Memoir

von Marge Piercy & Ira Wood

The Writer Magazine's "Best Book of the Year for Writers" now in a big, new, expanded edition.


Crafting Novels & Short Stories: Everything You Need to Know to Write Great Fiction

von Editors of Writer's Digest

Learn How to Create Stories That Captivate Agents, Editors, and Readers Alike!

Inside you'll find the tools you need to build strong characters, keep your plots moving, master the art of dialogue, choose the...


20 Master Plots: And How to Build Them

von Ronald B Tobias

Give your story a solid foundation-a plot that engages readers from start to finish! The best stories linger in the hearts and minds of readers for decades. These tales gain their power through plots that connect...


Writing for Visual Thinkers: A Guide for Artists and Designers

von Andrea Marks

Writing can be a challenge, especially for artists and designers who tend to be more visual than verbal. Writing for Visual Thinkers: A Guide for Artists and Designers is designed to help people who think in...