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100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses & Misuses

By: American Heritage Dictionary

Price: $3.00

Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN: 10/2/2012

Seller ID: 9780618493333

ISBN: 0618493336

Condition: USED


The 100 Words series continues to set the standard for measuring and improving vocabulary, with a new title focusing on words that are best known for getting people into linguistic trouble. 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses is the perfect book for anyone seeking clear and sensible guidance on avoiding the recognized pitfalls of the English language.Each word on the list is accompanied by a concise and authoritative usage note based on the renowned usage program of the American Heritage(R) Dictionaries. These notes discuss why a particular usage has been criticized and explai... View more info

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Secret Miracle

By: Alacron, Daniel

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HENRY HOLT & CO:

Seller ID: 9780805087147

ISBN: 0805087141

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The world's best contemporary writers--from Michael Chabon and Claire Messud to Jonathan Lethem and Amy Tan--engage in a wide-ranging, insightful, and oft- surprising roundtable discussion on the art of writing fictionDrawing back the curtain on the mysterious process of writing novels, "The Secret Miracle" brings together the foremost practitioners of the craft to discuss how they write. Paul Auster, Roddy Doyle, Allegra Goodman, Aleksandar Hemon, Mario Vargas Llosa, Susan Minot, Rick Moody, Haruki Murakami, George Pelecanos, Gary Shteyngart, and others take us step by step through the ... View more info

Associated Press Stylebook

By: Associated Press

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 2/15/2013

Seller ID: 9780465004881

ISBN: 0465004881

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More people write for the Associated Press than for any newspaper in the world, and writers have bought more copies of "The AP Stylebook" than of any other journalism reference. With this essential guide in hand, any writer can learn to communicate with the clarity and professionalism for which the Associated Press is famous. Fully revised and updated, this edition contains over 5,000 A to Z entries--including more than 50 new ones--laying out the AP's rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, and word and numeral usage. Comprehensive and easy to use, "The AP Style... View more info

Associated Press Stylebook

By: Associated Press

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 2/8/2014

Edition: 42

Seller ID: 9780465004898

ISBN: 046500489X

Condition: USED


More people write for The Associated Press than for any newspaper in the world, and writers-nearly two million of them-have bought more copies of "The AP Stylebook" than of any other journalism reference. It provides facts and references for reporters, and defines usage, spelling, and grammar for editors. There are separate sections for journalists specializing in sports and business, and complete guidelines for how to write photo captions, file copy over the wire, proofread text, handle copyrights, and avoid libel. This edition of "The AP Stylebook" keeps pace with world events, common usage,... View more info

Short Guide to Writing About Literature

By: Barnet, Sylvan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 6/10/2012

Edition: 7

Seller ID: 9780673523952

ISBN: 0673523950

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No Plot? No Problem!

By: Baty, Chris

Price: $4.00

Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS: 3/14/2014

Seller ID: 9780811845052

ISBN: 0811845052

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Chris Baty, motivator extraordinaire and instigator of a wildly successful writing revolution, spells out the secrets of writingand finishinga novel. Every fall, thousands of people sign up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which Baty founded, determined to (a) write that novel or (b) finish that novel inkid you not30 days. Now Baty puts pen to paper himself to share the secrets of success. With week-specific overviews, pep "talks," and essential survival tips for today's word warriors, this results-oriented, quick-fix strategy is perfect for people who want to nurture their inner ... View more info

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No Plot? No Problem! Revised and Expanded Edition: A Low-stress, High-velocity G

By: Baty, Chris

Price: $7.50

Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781452124773

ISBN: 1452124779

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Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction

By: Baxter, Charles

Price: $8.00

Publisher: GRAY WOLF PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9781555975081

ISBN: 1555975089

Condition: USED


Graywolf reissues one of its most successful essay collections with two new essays and a new foreword by Charles BaxterAs much a rumination on the state of literature as a technical manual for aspiring writers, "Burning Down the House "has been enjoyed by readers and taught in classrooms for more than a decade. Readers are rewarded with thoughtful analysis, humorous one-liners, and plenty of brushfires that continue burning long after the book is closed. View more info

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Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Art

By: Becker, Howard S.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 6/10/2012

Seller ID: 9780226041087

ISBN: 0226041085

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Social scientists, whether earnest graduate students or tenured faculty members, clearly know the rules that govern good writing. But for some reason they choose to ignore those guidelines and churn out turgid, pompous, and obscure prose. Distinguished sociologist Howard S. Becker, true to his calling, looks for an explanation for this bizarre behavior not in the psyches of his colleagues but in the structure of his profession. In this highly personal and inspirational volume he considers academic writing as a social activity. Both the means and the reasons for writing a thesis or article ... View more info

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Telling Lies for Fun & Profit: A Manual for Fiction Writers

By: Block, Lawrence

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Publisher: QUILL BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780688132286

ISBN: 0688132286

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Characters refusing to talk? Plot plodding along? Where do good ideas come from anyway? In this wonderfully practical volume, two-time Edgar Award-winning novelist Lawrence Block takes an inside look at writing as a craft and as a career.From studying the market, to mastering self-discipline and "creative procrastination," through coping with rejections, Telling Lies for Fun & Profit is an invaluable sourcebook of information. It is a must read for anyone serious about writing or understanding how the process works. View more info

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Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinat

By: Blount Jr., Roy

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780374103699

ISBN: 0374103690

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Ali G: "How many words does you know?"Noam Chomsky: " Normally, humans, by maturity, have tens of thousands of them."Ali G: " What is some of 'em?""--Da Ali G Show" Did you know that both "mammal "and "matter "derive from baby talk? Have you noticed how "wince "makes you wince? Ever wonder why so many h-words have to do with breath? Roy Blount Jr. certainly has, and after forty years of making a living using words in every medium, print or electronic, except greeting cards, he still can't get over his ABCs. In "Alphabet Juice," he celebrates the electricity, the juju, the sonic and ki... View more info

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Careers for Writers & Others Who Have a Way with Words

By: Bly, Robert W

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Publisher: MCGRAW HILL BOOK CO:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780071406000

ISBN: 007140600X

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The only career series designed expressly to turn passions into paychecks These inspiring books let career explorers look at the job market through the unique lens of their own interests. Each book reveals dozens of ways to pursue a passion and make a living--including the training and education needed to polish hobbies and interests into satisfying careers. View more info

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Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day

By: Bolker, Joan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HENRY HOLT & CO: 5/27/2012

Seller ID: 9780805048919

ISBN: 080504891X

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Expert writing advice from the editor of the Boston Globe best-seller, The Writer's Home Companion Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone to assure them that their struggles aren't unique. Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for the graduate-student writer. Using positive reinforcement, she begins by reminding thesis writers that being able to devote themselves to a project that truly interests them can be a pleasurable adventure. She encourages them to pay cl... View more info

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Craft of Research

By: Booth, Wayne C.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 8/13/2012

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780226065687

ISBN: 0226065685

Condition: USED


Since 1995, more than 150,000 students and researchers have turned to "The Craft of Research" for clear and helpful guidance on how to conduct research and report it effectively . Now, master teachers Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams present a completely revised and updated version of their classic handbook. Like its predecessor, this new edition reflects the way researchers actually work: in a complex circuit of thinking, writing, revising, and rethinking. It shows how each part of this process influences the others and how a successful research report is an orche... View more info

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Half-Known World: On Writing Fiction

By: Boswell, Robert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: GRAY WOLF PR:

Seller ID: 9781555975043

ISBN: 1555975046

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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 years. In this sparkling collection of essays, he brings this vast experience and a keen critical eye to bear on craft issues facing literary writers. Examples from masters such as Leo Tolstoy, Flannery O'Connor, and Alice Munro illustrate this engaging discussion of what makes great writing. At the same time, Boswell moves readers beyond the classroom, candidly sharing t... View more info

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Well-Fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency as a Commercial Freelancer in Six Mo

By: Bowerman, Peter

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Publisher: FANOVE PUB:

Seller ID: 9780967059877

ISBN: 0967059879

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Three Superior Person's Books of Words [Illustrated]

By: Bowler, Peter

Price: $9.50

Seller ID: 9781567921595

ISBN: 1567921590

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Becoming a Writer

By: Brande, Dorothea

Price: $5.00

Publisher: JEREMY TARCHER PUBL: 9/24/2013

Seller ID: 0874771641

ISBN: 0874771641

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Le Mot Juste: A dictionary of classical and foreign words and phrases

By: Buchanon-Brown Ed.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 9/5/2014

Seller ID: 9780679734550

ISBN: 0679734554

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Imaginative Writing: The Element of Craft

By: Burroway, Janet

Price: $6.00

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780321357403

ISBN: 032135740X

Condition: USED


Written by best-selling author Janet Burroway, " Imaginative Writing" -- an introduction to creative writing -- covers all four genres: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. "Imaginative Writing" discusses elements of craft common to all creative writing before delving into the individual genres. Each of the first five chapters investigates a specific element of craft-Image, Voice, Character, Setting, and Story-from a perspective that crosses all genres. Chapter 6 explores development and revision and serves as a bridge between the craft chapters and genre chapters. The last four ch... View more info