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Screenplay
The Foundations of Screenwriting; A step-by-step guide from concept to finished script
by Syd Field
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From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script..  [ more ]

  
The Writer's Quotebook
500 Authors on Creativity, Craft, and the Writing Life
by Jim Fisher, Editor
Hardcover
Retail Price: $9.99 
If you have ever stared at a page that remains stubbornly blank; if you have ever wondered why writers write, or whether good writers are born or made; if you are a novelist, playwright, poet, or journalist, or simply delight  [ more ]

  
The Dictionary of Disagreeable English
A Curmudgeon's Compendium of Excruciatingly Correct Grammar
by Robert Hartwell Fiske
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Robert Hartwell Fiske, the Grumbling Grammarian, shows you the right way and wrong way to use language and illustrates why dictionaries don't always provide the correct meaning or usage of a word.  [ more ]

  
On Becoming a Novelist
by John Gardner
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On Becoming a Novelist contains the wisdom accumulated during John Gardner's distinguished twenty-year career as a fiction writer and creative writing teacher. With elegance, humor, and sophistication, Gardner describes the life of a working novelist; warns what needs to be  [ more ]

  
The Art of Fiction
Notes on Craft for Young Writers
by John Gardner
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"John Gardner was famous for his generosity to young writers, and (this book) is his . . . gift to them. The Art of Fiction will fascinate anyone interested in how fiction gets put together. For the young writer, it  [ more ]

  
Getting It Published
A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books
by William Germano
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Writers and publishers depend on one another, but it often seems as if they speak two different languages. Getting It Published is a lively, insider's guide to academic publishing -- a book that will tell you not only how publishing  [ more ]

  
Writing Down the Bones
Freeing the Writer Within
by Natalie Goldberg
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For more than twenty years Natalie Goldberg has been challenging and cheering on writers with her books and workshops. In her groundbreaking first book, she brings together Zen meditation and writing in a new way. Writing practice, as she calls  [ more ]

  
The New Well-Tempered Sentence
A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed
by Karen Elizabeth Gordon
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At long last, The New Well-Tempered Sentence rescues punctuation from the perils of boredom, with wholly original explanations of the rules of punctuation, whimsical graphics, and utterly unforgettable characters (yes, characters in a grammar book). Gordon teaches you clearly and  [ more ]

  
Remembered Rapture - The Writer at Work
by bell hooks
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With grace and insight, celebrated writer bell hooks untangles the complex personae of women writers. Born and raised in the rural South, hooks learned early the power of the written word and the importance of speaking her mind. Her passion  [ more ]

  
On Writing - A Memoir of the Craft
by Stephen King
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"Long live the King" hailed "Entertainment Weekly" upon the publication of Stephen King's "On Writing." Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the  [ more ]


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