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Productivity Tools for Writers
Can't find that amazing idea in your pile of sticky notes? Distracted by blog posts, social media, and email? Looking for an easy way to keep track of your research?This booklet (about 30 pages) introduces handy--and often free or...

01.01.2015

Outwitting Writer's Block
If you've ever found yourself staring at the blank page all day, or cleaning out the refrigerator for the fifth time in a week just to avoid seeing that taunting blinking cursor, then you've experienced writer's block. The good news? It means...

27.08.2017

Motives for Writing
This collection of primarily contemporary readings is organized around the varied purposes that motivate writers and includes a detailed guide to writing for each motive. The book's fourth edition puts greater emphasis on academic writing and...

13.12.2014

The Frugal Book Promoter
The second edition of The Frugal Book Promoter is an updated version of the multi award-winning first edition. It has been expanded to include simple ways to promote books using newer technology--always considering promotion and marketing techniques...

19.03.2014

The Key
Myths, says James N. Frey, are the basis of all storytelling, and their structures and motifs are as powerful for contemporary writers as they were for Homer. In The Key, novelist and fiction-writing coach Frey applies his popular...

02.10.2015

Confessions of a Freelance Penmonkey
“No seriously, he’s not f**king around, you really don’t want to be a writer. But if you’re mad enough to decide that you do, Wendig will be your gonzo-esque guide, from the technical advice about structure, query letters and submissions, to dealing...

22.01.2015

Write to make it right
Write it down! – The Benefits of Journaling and How it Leads to a Better YOU Modern day life is stressful. People on the road, your boss, family, relationships, colleagues, and grief. Everyone is in a rush...

09.11.2015

Overcome Writer's Block
ReviewsBeth Barany offers many creative processes to get your creative juices flowing. I recommend this book to anyone whose creative flow has dried up.Randy Peyser, CEOAuthorOneStop.comBeth Barany's Overcoming Writer's...

17.10.2015

Writing Without Hiding
Being able to write candidly and clearly has never been more important. In today's economy, a growing number of jobs require us to connect with others and share information -- actions we accomplish mostly through writing. Yet many of us haven't yet...

25.04.2014

The dreaded synopsis
Submission guidelines for virtually every agent or publisher seeking novels include a request for a synopsis. Ergo, every novelist or aspiring novelist needs to know what a synopsis is and how to write one that will catch an editor’s fancy. This...

07.08.2015

Ditch the Publisher
Thinking of self-publishing? Who better to advise you than 40 writers who have been there, done that and, well, written the book?Once upon a dark age, self-publishing authors were those who couldn’t get published, had huge bags of cash to...

01.07.2014

The Right to Write
What if everything we have been taught about learning to write was wrong? In The Right to Write, Julia Cameron's most revolutionary book, the author of the bestselling self-help guide The Artist's...

02.12.2016

You Are A Writer
Becoming a writer begins with a simple but important belief: You are a writer; you just need to write. In You Are a Writer, Jeff Goins shares his own story of self-doubt and what it took for him to become a professional writer. He gives you...

13.05.2017

Plotto
A classic how-to manual, William Wallace Cook’s Plotto is one writer’s personal method, painstakingly diagrammed for the benefit of others. The theory itself may be simple — "Purpose opposed by Obstacle yields Conflict" — but...

21.01.2018

Fiction Writers Handbook
This book offers practical advice on every aspect of writing novels and short stories: plotting and narrative development, characterization and dialogue, sources of material, planning an opening, roughing out chapters, using suspense and emotional...

29.01.2016

Writing Dramatic Nonfiction
Dramatic nonfiction is the relating of factual information in a manner that makes it as gripping as fiction. Using the techniques and guidelines offered in this book, writers are able to create nonfiction works that rise to the level of great...

19.02.2018

Writing Subtext
Partly a how-to 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 any kind of fiction writing. Replete with...

15.11.2014

The Complete Guide To Writing Nonfiction
Gives practical advice on writing and researching magazine articles, discusses various specialized markets, and describes the life of a writer.

23.04.2014

Deadly Doses
I've carted this reference book to each of the dozen or so places I've lived since college, and I've only used it a few times, but it's one of those books that is so well done that I can't let it go. You can look up poisons by reaction time,...

28.12.2014

1,100 Ways to Write Your Story
Everyone needs a bit of inspiration every now and then. Even the greatest writers have days when they can’t get their creative juices flowing. Get your writer’s brain in gear with some of writing prompts such as: Write about the beginning of a...

02.03.2017

Steps to Writing Well [with Harbrace College Handbook 11th Edition]
Reliable and straightforward, this text has helped thousands of students learn to write well. Jean Wyrick's rhetorically organized STEPS TO WRITING WELL is known for its student-friendly tone and the clear way it presents the basics of essay writing...

11.10.2012

Four Seasons of Creative Writing
Writing prompts are questions and hypothetical situations that are able to cure writer's block instantly. This book gives you exactly one thousand idea-generating prompts that focus on the coldest, warmest, toughest and funniest days of the four...

04.07.2013

Write Time
REVISED & UPDATEDIn this foundational guide to the writer’s mind and productivity used by thousands of writers worldwide since its original publication...called by the New York Times "the best...book on writing," Dr. Atchity shows how...

29.05.2016

Rules of Thumb
Whether it's the simplest of prohibitions (don't use too many adjectives), or a cherished writing maxim (show, don't tell), all writers have a rule of thumb that guides their work. In this book, more than 70 contemporary writers share their own...

24.10.2013

The Freelancer's Survival Guide
Most people become freelancers without any idea of how to run a business. They learn in the school of hard knocks. Kristine Kathryn Rusch has taken the school of hard knocks and made it into one of the most useful business books written in years. ...

01.02.2017

Dan Obannon's Guide to Screenplay Structure
Dan O’Bannon famously crafted his screenplays using a self-designed system which he called “dynamic structure.” This book outlines how O’Bannon’s method differs from those of other well-known screenwriting gurus, and illustrates with examples from...

06.10.2012

The Writer's Mentor
Written in question-and-answer format, The Writers Mentor addresses the most common dilemmas of both aspiring and professional writers, such as, How do I get ideas for writing? What should I do when Im stuck and staring at a blank page? How do I...

01.11.2012

Subjects/Strategies
Subject and Strategy's time-tested approach features advice, exercises, and writing assignments that help students choose the rhetorical strategy that best suits their subject, and then use that strategy to achieve their writing purpose. Subject and...

23.08.2017

Write Is a Verb
An aspiring author, a publisher, and a psychotherapist walk into a writer's convention together...I tend to be attracted to books written for writers by those in the mental health field. These people know what they're talking about....

06.10.2016

Secret Windows
Exclusive Book-of-the-Month-Club anthology of hard to find non-fiction pieces, little known interviews, short stories, and articles about writing for those looking for direction on how to find their own "windows"—or for anyone wishing to be touched...

29.07.2015

Journey of Memoir
Journey of Memoir: The Three Stages of Memoir Writing (Paperback)Linda Joy Myers' latest contribution to the art of memoir writing is a work that could well be a guide to anyone who has a story buried inside that is gnawing to get out, but...

10.01.2018

How to Write a Love Letter
No one can resist a love letterLove letters are largely a lost and forgotten art. Not long ago suitors used the written word to work magic, and people were swept off their feet by a sweet, sincere note. How to Write a Love Letter...

05.06.2017

The Norton Field Guide to Writing
I'm using this book for the second time in one of my freshman composition classes. It's one of the easiest-to-read 111 textbooks I've come across thus far - much like a handbook without the grammar instruction. The chapter on APA references is...

15.02.2015

Writing Active Setting Book 2 (Active Setting, #2)
Readers usually remember the plot and characters of a story, but setting is every bit as important in creating a memorable world. Discover the difference between Ordinary Setting that bogs down your story, and Active Setting that empowers your story...

10.03.2013

Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Research Papers
This text offers information needed to be able to write a research paper, whether for school, business or personal purposes. Research papers are required of nearly all high school and college students, and professional people often have to research...

29.06.2018

Writing Affirmations
Suffering from writer’s block? Self-doubt about your talent? Has creative writing lost its joy? With Writing Affirmations: A Collection of Positive Messages to Inspire Writers, you can reclaim the pleasure of writing and pen the book you’ve...

10.10.2016

The Writer's Digest Handbook of Novel Writing
With articles from the likes of Orson Scott Card, Mary Kittredge, and Dean Koontz, this book covers everything from planning and plotting to marketing. Most of the various topics only have one chapter, therefore only one viewpoint, but the chapters...

04.07.2017

Technical Writing 101
To succeed in technical writing, you need a lot more than just writing ability. Technical Writing 101 details the skills you need as a technical writer, and it explains how to handle the pressures of tight deadlines and ever-changing...

02.02.2018

The New Well Tempered Sentence
For over a decade THE WELL TEMPERED SENTENCE has provided instruction and pleasure to the wariest student and the most punctilious scholar alike. Now Karen Elizabeth Gordon has revised and enlarged her classic handbook with fuller explanations of...

13.01.2017

Will Write for Shoes
* 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 called Chick Lit is now one of the...

23.02.2015

The Writer's Book of Hope
In 1889, the editor of the San Francisco Examiner, having accepted an article from Rudyard Kipling, informed the author that he should not bother to submit any more. "This isn't a kindergarten for amateur writers," the editor wrote. "I'm sorry, Mr....

30.03.2017

Objective Communication
Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism is increasingly influencing the shape of the world from business and politics to achieving personal goals. Here, Leonard Peikoff—Rand’s heir—explains how you can communicate philosophical ideas with...

01.04.2017

An Open Language
An Open Language chronicles the development of one of the most widely-read and influential writers in the fields of composition and education. Rose contextualizes each of the 28 selections in the book with commentary that illuminates the...

17.08.2014

How to Write Descriptions of Hair and Skin
This book is for fiction writers who love physical descriptions of characters. Here, you get an abundance of descriptive terms for hair and skin. Each section centers on a type of description, such as Hair Color (for example, "Bleached blond...

27.06.2013

Write
Writers are notorious for being at once narcissistic and self-abasing. Christian writers are no different. They doubt and question. Can Christian writing even be defined? Is it possible to make a difference in the world? What does it mean to be...

18.02.2013

On Writing
Eudora Welty was one of the twentieth century�s greatest literary figures. For as long as students have been studying her fiction as literature, writers have been looking to her to answer the profound questions...

07.05.2014

Plain Style
Most of Lasch's suggestions are well taken, and if I followed them, my writing would much improve.He does not, however, seem to recognize that language changes. People use old words in new ways and people make new words. It happens. ...

20.09.2015

The Writer's Idea Thesaurus
Endless ideas at your fingertips, and at the turn of a page... Need an idea for a short story or novel? Look no further than The Writer's Idea Thesaurus. It's far more than a collection of simple writing prompts. You'll find a...

17.10.2015

Journaling Basics - Journal Writing for Beginners (Journaling with Lisa Shea Book 1)
Journaling was embraced by Leonardo da Vinci and it kept Bob Dylan's lyrics insightful. Anne Frank's journal shared poignant moments in her too-short life. Basho, the famous poet, kept a journal of his travels. Journals can help you release stress,...

22.05.2016

Fill-In-The-Blank Plotting
I love books about writing craft. When I have a book of my own due to my editor, I love craft books even more because they become a lifeline in a sea of panic. The title of Linda George's book is absolutely fabulous and promises the lifeline of all...

11.10.2016

Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript
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 now features more than 100 sample...

30.03.2013

Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434
For decades, Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434 class at UCLA has been the premier screenwriting course, launching a generation of the industry's most frequently produced writers. Here, he shares the secrets of his course on the screenwriting process by...

14.09.2017

Views From the Loft
Teachers, exercises, mentors, critiques, humor, and inspiration: these form the fuel all writers need when they get down to work every day. For decades the Loft Literary Center has provided this fuel to an enormous community of writers. Views from...

01.02.2013

World-Building
CURRENTLY READING:Okay, only page 7 and I've already found a big error. The author says that the diameter of the earth is less than one millionth its distance from the sun. In km that's 12,756/149,598,000=0.00008, or less than one...

02.04.2018

Writing Toward Home
Here is a personal and compassionate book for everyone writers, poets, teachers, lovers of life, and especially those seeking to find their writing voices again or for the first time. It is an autobiographical travelogue moving from a volcano in...

19.02.2013

1,000 Creative Writing Prompts
When you finally have the opportunity to sit down and write, you want absolutely nothing to get in your way. In an ideal world, the ideas would flow from head to pen quickly and easily. You would have thousands of ideas at your fingertips. This new...

31.01.2015

Living by Fiction
Living by Fiction is written for--and dedicated to--people who love literature. Dealing with writers such as Nabokov, Barth, Coover, Pynchon, Borges, García Márquez, Beckett, and Calvino, Annie Dillard shows why fiction...

16.11.2016

Writing Irresistible KidLit
Writing for young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) audiences isn't just "kid's stuff" anymore--it's kidlit! The YA and MG book markets are healthier and more robust than ever, and that means the competition is fiercer, too. In Writing Irresistible...

26.03.2015

How to Write Mathematics
Norman Earl Steenrod (April 22, 1910 – October 14, 1971) was a preeminent mathematician most widely known for his contributions to the field of algebraic topology.He was born in Dayton, Ohio, and educated at Miami University and University...

04.07.2016

The Writer's Chapbook A Compendium of Fact, Opinion, Wit, and Advice from the Twentieth Century's Preeminent Writers
The first issue of The Paris Review in 1953 included an interview on the craft of writing with E. M. Forster, perhaps the greatest living author of the time. Subsequent issues carried interviews with, among others, François Mauriac, Graham...

18.03.2017

Writers on Writing
In this absorbing collection of interviews, 24 high-profile Australian and international writers discuss their working methods. They talk frankly about how they structure their day and their books, the role of inspiration versus sheer hard work, the...

31.05.2014

Give 'Em What They Want
Learn how to craft a killer pitch - and get your novel published today.One of a writer's most difficult tasks is crafting a submission package. In order to get published you need to compose queries, synopses, and outlines that will prove...

26.01.2013

Writing Space
As a "good read," this is a fascinating book, exploring the history of writing technology from chiseling in stone to papyrus scroll to the computer. Bolter looks at how changes in technology challenge more traditional forms of engaging material --...

23.01.2013

Writers on Writing
Now in paperback, today's most celebrated writers explore literature and the literary life in an inspirational collection of original essays.By turns poignant, hilarious, and practical, Writers on Writing brings...

26.05.2013

Story Engineering
I went into this book having read the other reviews, so I knew what I was getting. I agree whole-heartedly with a number of things other people have said:~It drowns itself in metaphors and analogies.~The author comes off as being...

10.08.2015

The Art of Subtext
Charles Baxter inaugurates The Art of, a new series on the craft of writing, with the wit and intelligence he brought to his celebrated book Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction.Fiction writer and essayist Charles...

08.12.2015

Let's Get Visible (Let's Get Digital, #2)
Take your sales to the next level! The author of the award-winning, bestselling Let's Get Digital is back with an advanced guide for more experienced self-publishers. There are over 1.5 million books in the Kindle Store, with thousands more...

22.12.2015

A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon and Other Online Booksellers
Find highly detailed instructions for how to edit, perfect, and market your books. The author, Chris McMullen, has written and self-published over a dozen paperback books and eBooks. This book also was self-published using the same techniques that...

26.11.2016

A Writer's Calendar and Journal
A Writer's Calendar and Journal is a perpetual calendar--good for any year and every year! Enjoy a different writing quotation each day--the quotes are from your favorite writers and celebrate the love, the hate, the celebrations, and the hardships...

30.03.2017

The Renegade Writer's Query Letters That Rock
This convention-defying follow-up to The Renegade Writer ensures that freelance journalists get the assignments they want more quickly and for better pay with the right query letter. Successful freelancers and the editors that buy their...

20.10.2016

Writing Past Dark
A thought-provoking collection of essays about the writing life. Here are a few noteworthy quotes from the book:“We should be told: Write fast, write close to the bone, write for ten hours straight until you’re not thinking in words...

13.01.2017

The Half-Known World
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 twenty...

28.04.2014

Nail Your Novel
How do you create characters who keep readers hooked? How do you write the opposite sex? Teenagers? Believable relationships? Historical characters? Enigmatic characters? Plausible antagonists and chilling villains? How do you understand a character...

28.10.2016

The Complete Guide to Writing Paranormal Novels
Friendly. Useful. Current. Written by a collection of well-known authors for new authors, The Complete Guide to Writing Paranormal Novels: Volume 1 covers a wide range of topics necessary for building your first paranormal novel. Paranormal novels...

27.06.2016

The Craft Of Novel Writing
A short but clearly written volume giving some essential suggestions and guidelines for writers who want to embark on a novel. Nothing stood out as new to me, but there were plenty of useful reminders. The whole is written in a friendly tone, and...

18.02.2018

Panel Two
Contains annotations, plots, interviews, and scripts by comics scribes Otto Binder, Peter David, Mark Evanier, Bill Mumy & Miguel Ferrier, Judd Winick, and others. Includes illustrated scripts by Mike Baron and Scott McCloud. Features commentary...

22.10.2017

Writer's Market
The indispensable writer's reference that created a world of non-stop successes for creative spirits!With more market entries and benefits than ever before, the 2001 Writer's Market will provide your customers with the most market information...

08.05.2017

How the Light Gets in
Many writing instructors teach writing through autobiography. By considering the lives of others and then contemplating their own lives, aspiring writers discover a wellspring of material that can be used in their prose. While not explicitly for...

09.09.2013

Action! Writing Better Action Using Cinematic Techniques
This book gives writers pointers and guidelines on how to improve their action scenes by implementing some of the same kinds of techniques used in film-making. Loaded with new terminology and definitions, an introduction to the basic concepts of an...

11.03.2016

Writers Book of Matches
Most writing books will just say something along the lines of "Hey, write something", but this goes a step further with thought-provoking ideas and snippets of dialogue. Here's a little taste:"A young married couple inherits a house that is...

04.09.2017

A Path to Publishing
Are you interested in publishing a book, but unsure about your next step? Ed Cyzewski has been there, and he wrote this book for you. After publishing his first nonfiction book Ed Cyzewski's inbox was flooded with publishing questions from friends,...

07.11.2016

Dear Writer
Many people wanting to write do not know where to begin.Carmel Bird, author of three books of fiction, has taught writing to a wide audience and understands the difficulties facing the new writer.Dear Writer, a collection of...

08.08.2017

The Writer's Little Helper
Big Fiction Advice from a Little Book There is nothing little about the dynamic fiction-writing advice inside "The Writer's Little Helper." With big ideas, time-saving tips, and revision-made-easy charts, James V. Smith, Jr. offers effective...

25.08.2017

The Writer's Block
Anxious to write that Great American Novel but don't know where to begin? Help is on the way with our Writer's Block! This guide to beating writer's block comes packaged in the shape of an actual block: 3" x 3" x 3", with 672 pages and...

27.01.2017

How to Write a Great Query Letter
When I downloaded How to Land (and Keep) a Literary Agent, it turned out to be bundled...

03.04.2014

The Writer's Digest Guide to Science Fiction & Fantasy
Craft an otherworldly experience for your readers! Do you dream of writing tales that pull readers into extraordinary realms? "The Writer's Digest Guide to Science Fiction & Fantasy" gives you everything you need to build a fantastic world,...

01.03.2017

Is There a Book in You?
Many people feel they might have a book in them - but how do you know whether you have what it takes to be a writer, whether your writing is any good, what you should write about and whether you should dedicate proper time to begin your dream?...

23.08.2013

Writing about Archaeology
In this book, Graham Connah offers an overview of archaeological authorship: its diversity, its challenges, and its methodology. Based on his own experiences, he presents his personal views about the task of writing about archaeology. The book is...

06.06.2016

The Tao of Writing
The creative process doesn't have to be torturous--with The Tao of Writing, it can be glorious! Invoking the principles of the Tao allows you to do your best work ever. By tapping into the true flow of your creativity, you can discover and develop...

16.09.2014

The 7 Secrets of the Prolific
Well this really surprised me. Yet another read that I picked up entirely at random, and I read this more as food for thoughts to look at barriers to writing and what people could do to overcome them. Rettig does a fine job of examining multiple...

10.12.2013

Seducing the Demon
Erica Jong began this book as a guide for aspiring writers. It was to be a book full of practical advice, inspiring examples, and sage wisdom ("Dare to dream," for instance). But she quickly realized that writing such a book would be dishonest, a...

19.05.2017

Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing
"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 LeonardFor aspiring writers and...

11.09.2015

The TV Writer's Workbook
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, there are proven strategies for...

12.08.2016

Unleash the Writer Within
By New York Times' best-selling author and international speaker Cecil Murphey: The "must-have" resource for every writer. The perfect "retreat in a book" for writers' events, discussions, and conferences. Who You Are Determines What You Write. You...

03.03.2017

Revision & Self-Editing
Spot and Fix Manuscript MisstepsDon't let the revision process intimidate you any longer. Discover how to successfully transform your first draft into a polished final draft readers won't be able to forget.In...

08.09.2016

Writing and Being
In this deeply resonant book, Gordimer examines the tension for a writer between life's experiences and narrative creations. She asks first, where do characters come from - to what extent are they drawn from real life? We are touching on this...

02.03.2013

Love Writing
Love sells and sex sells and you can earn your living writing about them for novels, novellas and short stories as well as serials for magazines, anthologies and websites. As well as drawing on her experience as a fiction writer and creative writing...

13.09.2017

This Year You Write Your Novel
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 wisdom, Walter Mosley promises that the...

30.08.2015

Story Structure (Red Sneaker Writers Series #1)
“Writing is structure,” William Goldman said, but too often aspiring writers plunge into their work without grasping this fundamental principle. Story structure is one of the most important concepts for a writer to understand—and ironically, one of...

17.05.2016