Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Bird by Bird
Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0385480016
A step-by-step guide to writing and managing the writer's life covers each portion of a written project, addresses such concerns as writer's block and getting published, and offers awareness and survival tips
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
On Writing Well
The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
Paperback      ISBN: 0060891548
Warns against common errors in structure, style, and diction, and explains the fundamentals of conducting interviews and writing travel, scientific, sports, critical, and humorous articles. Reprint.
Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life
Essays on the Writing Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1566895103
Lyric essays on writing, moving among digression, reflection, imagination, and experience as a lover might, bringing art into the world.
We Begin in Gladness: How Poets Progress Essay
We Begin in Gladness
How Poets Progress Essay
Paperback      ISBN: 1555978215
One of our most perceptive critics on the ways that poets develop poems, a career, and a life Though it seems, at first, like an art of speaking, poetry is an art of listening. The poet trains to hear clearly and, as much as possible, without interruption, the voice of his or her mind, the voice that gathers, packs with meaning, and unpacks the language he or she knows. It can take a long time to learn to let this voice speak without getting in its way. This slow learning, the growth of this habit of inner attentiveness, is poetic development, and it is the substance of the poet
This Year You Write Your Novel
This Year You Write Your Novel
Paperback      ISBN: 0316065498
The author of the Easy Rawlins mystery series shares professional tips on how to write a novel, counseling aspiring writers on how to create and adhere to a daily writing schedule, determine a personal narrative voice, and work through the challenging initial stages. Reprint.
How Fiction Works
How Fiction Works
Paperback      ISBN: 0312428472
A book-length essay by the forefront literary critic takes readers on a philosophical tour of the art of the novel, in a wide-ranging piece that explores such topics as the definition of style, the connection between realism and real life, and the qualities that make a story. 35,000 first printing. Reprint.
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Bird by Bird
Some Instructions on Writing and Life
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0679435204
The author of Operating Instructions presents an intensely personal, inspirational, and witty guide that shares step-by-step pointers on how to live a writer's life. 35,000 first printing. Tour.

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within
Writing Down the Bones
Freeing the Writer Within
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0877733759
Offers advice on writing creatively, discusses the importance of discipline, and suggests writing exercises
Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life
Wild Mind
Living the Writer's Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0553347756
A collection of essays on life as a writer urges aspirants to the craft to take chances, learn self-acceptance, and make a daily commitment to writing
Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction--And Get It Published
Thinking Like Your Editor
How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction--And Get It Published
Paperback      ISBN: 0393324613
Filled with a how of insider and trade secrets, a guidebook for writers of serious nonfiction explains how to tailor academic writing to a general readership without losing ideas, how to write the perfect editorial proposal, the art of using simple structure to express complex ideas, how to create a great introduction, and the best ways to get a book published. Reprint.