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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

Condition: USED


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

Condition: USED


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Art of Writing: Teachings of the Chinese Masters

By: Barnstone, Tony

Price: $5.00

Publisher: SHAMBHALA PUB: 11/25/2012

Seller ID: 9781570620928

ISBN: 157062092X

Condition: USED


The ancient Chinese regarded the written word as a transformative force able to move heaven and earth and unite the reader with the source of all things, the Tao. The power of writing, especially poetry, is celebrated here in short texts that present both practical instruction and spiritual insight: - Lu Ji's essay in verse, "The Art of Writing," reveals the inner process every writer must go through in preparing for the creative act. - Sikong Tu's "Twenty-four Styles of Poetry" teaches that poets must perfect themselves internally in order to achieve perfection in what they write. View more info

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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

Condition: USED


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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Ready, Set, Novel!: A Workbook

By: Baty, Chris

Price: $6.00

Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781452101729

ISBN: 1452101728

Condition: USED


This writer's block-busting workbook guides authors through planning and plotting a novel before writing it from the initial idea generation and brainstorming through character, setting, and story development. Full of helpful lists, plot maps, character Q&As, field trips, writing exercises, inspiring quotes, and plenty of space to write and outline, Ready, Set, Novel provides ample inspiration and guidance to first-time novelists and more seasoned scribes alike. View more info

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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

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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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Art of War for Writers: Fiction Writing Strategies, Tactics, and Exercises

By: Bell, James Scott

Price: $4.50

Publisher: WRITERS DIGEST/NORTH LIGHT:

Seller ID: 9781582975900

ISBN: 1582975906

Condition: USED


Strategies and Tactics for the Master NovelistSuccessfully starting and finishing a publishable novel is often like fighting a series of battles. You not only have to work hard to shape memorable characters, develop gripping plots, and craft dazzling dialogue, but you also have to fight against self-doubts and fears. And then there's the challenge of learning to navigate the ever-changing publishing industry.That's why best-selling novelist James Scott Bell, author of the Write Great Fiction staples "Plot & Structure" and "Revision & Self-Editing," came up with the ultimate novel-writing... 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

Condition: USED


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

Condition: USED


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

Condition: USED


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

Price: $5.00

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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On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction

By: Boyd, Brian

Price: $13.00

Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR: 4/18/2017

Seller ID: 9780674057111

ISBN: 0674057112

Condition: USED


A century and a half after the publication of "Origin of Species, " evolutionary thinking has expanded beyond the field of biology to include virtually all human-related subjects anthropology, archeology, psychology, economics, religion, morality, politics, culture, and art. Now a distinguished scholar offers the first comprehensive account of the evolutionary origins of art and storytelling. Brian Boyd explains why we tell stories, how our minds are shaped to understand them, and what difference an evolutionary understanding of human nature makes to stories we love. Art is a specifica... View more info

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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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